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Hey guys how is Rifts pop doing after the first month? Seems that is the time MMOs make it or die. I have given up on WOW just never could get into it for some reason. I was a huge WCIII fan back in the day but not WOW I guess.

I have a friend that is telling me its really good but I am worried its going to crash and burn.... Any advice?
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Hey guys how is Rifts pop doing after the first month? Seems that is the time MMOs make it or die. I have given up on WOW just never could get into it for some reason. I was a huge WCIII fan back in the day but now WOW I guess.

I have a friend that is telling me its really good but I am worried its going to crash and burn.... Any advice?
+1 on the WC3.

Rift seems.. Suspicious. I haven't played it, but the trailed didn't tell me much.
My first association was "Hellgate: London". My second was "disaster".
I wouldn't buy it.

IMO about the only worthy MMO right now is EVE.
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some people seem to bew loving it... one of my 'steam' friends is constantly playing it, he has something like 600hrs on it now
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Just got it last night, it is GREAT! If you thought the game play/graphics in WoW were good well then wait till you play RIFT. It blows WoW out of the water. The controls and actions are very similar to WoW.

So far so good, I was getting bored of WoW, and pwning people in BF:BC2
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I've been playing it since it started:

Pros:
-Rifts are cool although they occur a bit too frequently so they're not really special.
-Souls (classes). The soul system is amazing and a lot of fun. Putting points into talents takes more time and thought.
-Polished: No major bugs, and most things just work.
-Looks nice

Cons:
-Mobs are too close and too numerous. Get ready for a challenge! Sometimes it makes things more fun, but sometimes it's just more annoying
-Some servers' factions are wildly unbalanced: do your research! My server doesn't have anywhere near enough guardians on, and I have difficulty finding groups
-Game feels like every other MMO I've played (this might be a PRO). Not too many innovations.

I'm still playing but just a couple of hours here and there...It's tough to say if it's worth a shot. I had a lot of fun for awhile, but the low pop is just getting me down.
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I've been playing it since it started:

Pros:
-Rifts are cool although they occur a bit too frequently so they're not really special.
-Souls (classes). The soul system is amazing and a lot of fun. Putting points into talents takes more time and thought.
-Polished: No major bugs, and most things just work.
-Looks nice

Cons:
-Mobs are too close and too numerous. Get ready for a challenge! Sometimes it makes things more fun, but sometimes it's just more annoying
-Some servers' factions are wildly unbalanced: do your research! My server doesn't have anywhere near enough guardians on, and I have difficulty finding groups
-Game feels like every other MMO I've played (this might be a PRO). Not too many innovations.

I'm still playing but just a couple of hours here and there...It's tough to say if it's worth a shot. I had a lot of fun for awhile, but the low pop is just getting me down.
This about sums up my beta experience.

From what I have read, it is quite easy to get to max level. The main complaint I have read about is a lack of end game content. A lot of people on the Rift forum are complaining about having nothing to do once they reach max level.

IMO: Is it worth $50? It depends, are you already playing an MMO? If so you are better off sticking with that MMO. You can only do so many rifts before you burn out on that. Other then rifts, and a great skill system the game doesn't bring many new things to the MMO market.
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I played it during beta for for a few weeks after launch. It is definately a fun game and logged in a fair amount of time. I have a lvl 44 rogue, got him up there with moderate play time in about a 2 week period. Which I think is a little fast considering lvl cap is lvl 50. It definately has a lot of potential. And there are numerous way to get awesome gear, which can still take some time. You can use PvP to improve your gear, or participate in public rift invasions. You get a form of currency for zone "x" at the end of each large invasion that you can put towards an upgrade at a vendor in that zone. And you get in those invasions very early in the game, like lvl 10ish. There is a lot of customization too. One thing I don't care for is the fact that it is so easy to progress. I came up on Everquest, where everything is a challenge, so that is what I have been used to. Since you didn't get into WoW though, I don't think you will enjoy it since it is similiar game play, albiet still fun. Depends how much you play I think.
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So far i have over 30hrs in this week been playing since beta 2, as others have said its easy to lvup they say 6-7 days ./played Im on a Queue server so something is always going on but at lv 50 it slows way down you can only run the same dungeons over and over only so many times, ATM im lving alts 1 class each hoping it gets better I have a 6mo sub so time will tell, but after getting the 1 character to lv 50 I find myself not logging on as much or staying on as long but is it worth 50$ yea maybe if your not playing another mmo, the 1 thing I can say is they do patch often when bugs are found and it seems they are trying to add new content of sorts the class system is a big draw you have 9 soul choices for each class even tho some are unbalanced or worthless. all in all its probably 8/10 til lv 50 then its 7/10.
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It's one of the best MMOs currently on the market.

Considering it's been out just a couple of months its got alot more going for it than other MMOs from launch. It may not do alot of new things but what it does do it does very well.

There's enough here to keep most people going for quite a while. End game content will come with time.

Population is good, depending on the server. I'm on a NA server (Crucia) and the population there is pretty good for Guardians. I find the NA servers are better than the EU servers so if you play then stick with those.

I don't see Rift crashing and burning anytime soon.
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Still deciding lol!
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