Originally Posted by Munkypoo7
As it would so happen, same here.
While the gameplay is nice, the player population of Rift was dismal.
beecuz tr0ll1n is c0o1 brah.
No one helped anyone, trolling was the thing to do, quite frankly, if you just go into the game as a new player, you get shafted by the playing community? No thanks.
GW2 is also the only MMO I'm looking forward to. Been following it since it's start, hopefully a beta comes out by Q3 of this year, if that's the case... I'll have to skip a few semesters of school... too much customization [over 100 dye possibilities per armor part, and 6 armor parts?!?! too good I say!].. too much storyline [following GW1, which has a great storyline, except Factions, no one cared that Togo died, everyone was tired of him, other 3 campaigns = win], too great of a community [see GWGuru and IncGamers]. Anet ftw
I didn't see a dismal player population, in fact I saw just the opposite. Also the open beta doesn't launch until Feb 15th anyway. So all beta events up until now have been closed events.
As for trolling, there were a lot of idiots shooting at the mouth the first day but they quickly died down once they realized the game actually takes some brain power to spec your three class combination efficiently and the game doesn't play itself like wow. Unfortunatley since the world birthed the 900 lb gorilla that is WoW, I don't think we will ever be able to avoid trolls in any mmorpg game going forward.
I don't know much about GW2 and am going to look into it. I purchased the original GW and really hated it. It didn't feel anything like an mmo, and just seemed like a game that just threw you into bg after bg. Every race looked like a spikey haired anime'ish character that could pass with a name like Yuki... f that
I picked the warrior archetype and then combined the Reaver/Paragon/Champion classes. Each classes (called souls actually) abilites complimented eachother very well. Combat is fast and accurate. The game is very polished for a closed beta. Rift events are pretty cool and pvp & pve is strong. The first open beta launches the 15th. If your a fan of mmo's, miss the pvp lacking in any of the current offerings, enjoy a challenge vs a ezmode game that plays it self, check this game out.Edited by ]\/[EGADET]-[ - 2/10/11 at 8:37am