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Has anyone heard of a Rift Demo coming out at all. I searched their website as well as google and could not find anything...I am a huge fan of WoW and I have heard a lot of people say it is similar...I am wanting to try it...but not really willing to pay 50 bucks for a month of play just to come and find out that I don't enjoy it...
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I haven't heard of a free trial. I doubt one comes about anytime soon either. Most MMO's don't roll out a trial if they are above water for atleast a year.

I'd say the $50 purchase price is worth it... There's many more games out there that people drop $50 on and play through once then never touch again...

I'm currently playing it and I like it alot. It's similar in ways to both WoW and EQ/2, but it's also different enough for me to make it new.

I'm still on the fence if it's going to be able to hold my interest once I hit the level cap. As I don't have time to put into raiding (Which is why I unsubbed wow), so we will see what happens then..

You could also find a friend who is playing and either go to there house and try it or see if they would let you try there account out.
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I haven't heard of a free trial. I doubt one comes about anytime soon either. Most MMO's don't roll out a trial if they are above water for atleast a year.

I'd say the $50 purchase price is worth it... There's many more games out there that people drop $50 on and play through once then never touch again...

I'm currently playing it and I like it alot. It's similar in ways to both WoW and EQ/2, but it's also different enough for me to make it new.

I'm still on the fence if it's going to be able to hold my interest once I hit the level cap. As I don't have time to put into raiding (Which is why I unsubbed wow), so we will see what happens then..

You could also find a friend who is playing and either go to there house and try it or see if they would let you try there account out.
So wanna let me try it on your account......jk jk...

Yeah is what is really wanting me to try it is the special 9.99/month for 6 months if you sign up before the end of the month...Saves me 3 bucks a month compared to WoW...Might have to go ahead and check it out.

How are the graphics and controls??
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My problem with rift ( based on level 1-40 during the beta period ), was that the game is extremely repetitive. The quest system is nice and all but that doesn't mean anything if the quests themselves are absolutely boring. It's really nice when you can grind out your levels and have fun at the same time, but that's just not the case from what I experienced during beta.

Before you pick up the game, ask around about what the end game is like (ie raiding and pvp). More than likely, the demo will only offer what I've just told you about and it wouldn't be pleasant after your first few days.
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Check out my first impressions.

http://www.overclock.net/pc-games/96...w-amstech.html

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My problem with rift ( based on level 1-40 during the beta period ), was that the game is extremely repetitive. The quest system is nice and all but that doesn't mean anything if the quests themselves are absolutely boring. It's really nice when you can grind out your levels and have fun at the same time, but that's just not the case from what I experienced during beta.

Before you pick up the game, ask around about what the end game is like (ie raiding and pvp). More than likely, the demo will only offer what I've just told you about and it wouldn't be pleasant after your first few days.
I've played WoW on and off for the past 5 years....I'm used to repetitive...
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The quest system is nice and all but that doesn't mean anything if the quests themselves are absolutely boring. It's really nice when you can grind out your levels and have fun at the same time, but that's just not the case from what I experienced during beta.
There are certain kill and collect quests that will always be in RPG's.
This game is focused on everyone joining in when sudden Rifts occur or even large refuge's can fall...there is much more to it that meets the eye and some of the quests have been rather good.


The depth of this game is great already and the amount of potential is mind blowing.
The level of immersion in IMO is also very good, much better then any MMORPG i've played.
Edited by amstech - 3/14/11 at 8:31pm
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I've played WoW on and off for the past 5 years....I'm used to repetitive...
I've played wow quite a bit as well. To the point where I don't login because there's simply nothing to achieve... which was bad.

But one thing that does set wow apart is that they actually made leveling 1-60 pretty fun. There is a huge amount of variety in quests and story telling in your noob levels which was impressive to me.

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There are certain kill and collect quests that will always be in RPG's.
Every quest doesn't have to be "kill and collect" quests and that's where the grind becomes extremely repetitive and boring. I've honestly had more fun in mmo's that have no quests. I absolutely hate solo repetitive grind.
Edited by goat - 3/14/11 at 8:30pm
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. I absolutely hate solo repetitive grind.
We are in agreement here.
All is well!
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