wow didn't invent MMO's by the by. but it's obvious you didn't know that because someone who was privy to this information wouldn't use the term wow clone. this has been painstakingly pointed out by people who already know this.
you are aware as well that many games, not just mmo's have the same missions that you claim are wow created.
My beef with the game is that it is TOO MUCH like WoW. And WoW is TOO MUCH like EQ and everything else that came before it. There is no originality. No innovation. It's the same formula pooped out by developers to the masses that have no discerning taste.
The reason I so heavily compared it to WoW, is because I played WoW for so long, and know an obvious look-alike when I see one. Yes most MMOs will look like WoW, but Rift went above and beyond to be like WoW. Many theorize it was because Trion wanted to steal a large amount of Blizzard's player base and wanted the transition to Rift to be very seamless. Thus the striking similarities.
If you honestly read even half of my posts in this thread, you'd realize that. But instead you plug your ears and scream "lalalala I CANT HEAR YOU lalalalala" and put words into my mouth.
But who am I kidding, you won't read this entire post. You will just see "wah wah I didn't play the game.. wah wah I think WoW invented MMos.. wah wah I don't know what I'm talking about". Also probably quoting that last sentence out of context as clever and witty as you are!
Edited by Backfat - 4/23/11 at 7:45pm