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Rift Forum » General Discussion » Storm Legion - Best mmo expansion for a AAA mmo in many years

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  strangiato2112

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11/16/12 10:19:47 AM#21
Originally posted by lotaparty
Originally posted by emota
This new expansion for Rift is sublime. An absolute joy to behold and play. Can't recommend it enough, enjoy!

would you like to share points on which you think it is the best expansion ? because i have failed to see the good points of it .maybe you can enlighten us .

If you like Rift, youll love SL

If you dont like Rift, you wont.

For its target audience, its fantastic and you cant really deny that. It wont make my top 5 favorite expansion list of the last 5 years, but that doesnt mean its not one of the best.

  Volgore

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11/16/12 11:25:59 AM#22

Have they fixed performance?

Animations?

Added races?

Added starting areas?

Have they changed their approach in regards to their mega-streamlined hub to hub questing/leveling?

Can rangers tame pets by now?

What about mob diversity allover the new zones?

 

 

 

  Whitebeards

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11/16/12 11:29:18 AM#23
Originally posted by Volgore

Have they fixed performance?

Animations?

Added races?

Added starting areas?

Have they changed their approach in regards to their mega-streamlined hub to hub questing/leveling?

Can rangers tame pets by now?

What about mob diversity allover the new zones?

 

 

 

Questing is still a big part of Rift game design so i don't know why would they change it. But they did add a lot of new open world events with new expansion. This expansion focuses more on open world game than dungeons and instances.

Animations were fine for me and performance wise my fram rates were decent even during large events.

  jonesing22

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11/16/12 11:35:20 AM#24
Originally posted by Volgore

Have they fixed performance?

Animations?

Added races?

Added starting areas?

Have they changed their approach in regards to their mega-streamlined hub to hub questing/leveling?

Can rangers tame pets by now?

What about mob diversity allover the new zones?

 

 

 

I'll be the first to admit - more Races, different starting areas, and better animations would be great. I resubbed yesterday and am enjoying it very much - as for "their approach in regards to their mega-streamlined hub to hub questing/leveling"....They have changed. The instant adventure tool is awesome, I don't have a lot of experience with it but it isn't questing/LFD/warfronts. I guess it creates a zone wide chain of events/goals that you move through prgressively with your party or a random party.

I really think rangers taming pets is a personal preference.

  strangiato2112

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11/16/12 11:44:20 AM#25
Originally posted by jonesing22

 The instant adventure tool is awesome, I don't have a lot of experience with it but it isn't questing/LFD/warfronts. I guess it creates a zone wide chain of events/goals that you move through prgressively with your party or a random party.

 

Instant adventures is a semi-random collection of kill tasks and reused quests and named mob kills.  They throw in the occasional AWFUL escort sometimes.  typically its kill x mobs, click y things, kill z mobs, boss, warp somewhere else and rinse/repeat.  it isnt a progression, just a random pool of stuff.  I have yet to meet someone who enjoys doing it more than 15 minutes at a time.

 

It is a form of grind levelling in a way though, its by far the fastest way to level 1-50, not sure about 51-60

  GeezerGamer

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11/16/12 11:54:04 AM#26
Originally posted by Volgore

Have they fixed performance?

They've acknowleged lag and said they are working on it.

Animations?

No change

Added races?

No change

Added starting areas?

No change

Have they changed their approach in regards to their mega-streamlined hub to hub questing/leveling?

Yes, big change here, while there are a few NPCs scattered about that will give quests, the majority of questing is picked up and turned in on the fly. Very well done approach to removing quest hubs.

Can rangers tame pets by now?

No change

What about mob diversity allover the new zones?

If I understand what you are asking, then yes, there is more diversity.

 

 

 

 

It's the sad state of the genre. The next big title has as many threads discussing issues with it's business model than issues with the game itself.

  Volgore

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11/16/12 11:59:26 AM#27

Thanks everyone for your answers so far.

Dont mean to highjack the thread, but if someone could possibly explain the change as to how mob tabbing now works in SL? I read somewhere that Trion changed something about it.

Thanks again!

  Drealgrin

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11/16/12 12:01:50 PM#28
If only the game wasn't run by Politeness Nazis
  User Deleted
11/16/12 12:06:01 PM#29


Originally posted by Volgore
Thanks everyone for your answers so far.

Dont mean to highjack the thread, but if someone could possibly explain the change as to how mob tabbing now works in SL? I read somewhere that Trion changed something about it.

Thanks again!



Yeah i noticed that mobs dont turn grey if someone im not grouped with hits it first. I can still loot, get quest credit and xp. Im not sure exactly how much xp or if it goes down for doing less damage.

  GeezerGamer

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11/16/12 12:34:25 PM#30
Originally posted by Foomerang

 


Originally posted by Volgore
Thanks everyone for your answers so far.

 

Dont mean to highjack the thread, but if someone could possibly explain the change as to how mob tabbing now works in SL? I read somewhere that Trion changed something about it.

Thanks again!



Yeah i noticed that mobs dont turn grey if someone im not grouped with hits it first. I can still loot, get quest credit and xp. Im not sure exactly how much xp or if it goes down for doing less damage.

 

Yeah, it's kinda been a PITA for being a Butcherer. Think you are going to skin a mob and....NOPE, not yours. LOL

It's the sad state of the genre. The next big title has as many threads discussing issues with it's business model than issues with the game itself.

  ThomasN7

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"Had to be me. Someone else might have gotten it wrong.” - Mordin Solus

11/16/12 12:37:24 PM#31
What makes it so good ?  Just saying that saying it is good is subjective. Glad you are having fun though!
  Kaatete

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11/16/12 12:37:36 PM#32
Really loving Sl at the min,the best mmorpg out there by a country mile.
  GeezerGamer

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11/16/12 12:43:47 PM#33

Yeah, I think Trion released a sleeper here. Better to be pleasantly surprised than let down by overly hyped opinions.

 

But.......We still have to vet out how the game will play at 60.

It's the sad state of the genre. The next big title has as many threads discussing issues with it's business model than issues with the game itself.

  strangiato2112

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11/16/12 1:32:27 PM#34
Originally posted by GeezerGamer

Yeah, I think Trion released a sleeper here. 

I dont see how it can be a sleeper when its been hyped beyond belief.  

  drakaena

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11/16/12 1:41:24 PM#35
I came back to Rift and am having a great time playing. I think my initial problem post release is it was just too similar to WoW and too soon after quitting WOTLK. After time away, the game really has grown and is worth the sub for the dungeons alone. Very refreshing after GW2. It's nice to play with people again and be a part of a community. Really glad I gave this title another chance.
  jensea

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11/16/12 1:47:06 PM#36
I wish this game had launched in its current state . Best MMO out there by far.  I was a big fan of TBC era WoW -- this is better. If they could optimitze it a bit more it would be a 10/10 for me. I regret quitting shortly after launch, but at least I have a massive amount of things to do now.
  User Deleted
11/16/12 1:52:38 PM#37

I really wanted to like Rift, but I felt the lore just wasn't my thing.  It's not as bad as GW2 lore, but still not that great.

I think it's awesome that people are liking the expansion though.  Need more companies like Trion.

  Vannor

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11/16/12 3:10:41 PM#38
Originally posted by strangiato2112
Originally posted by GeezerGamer

Yeah, I think Trion released a sleeper here. 

I dont see how it can be a sleeper when its been hyped beyond belief.  

I'm glad you're not involved with my game of choice. Or are you? If you are.. I just don't get it. SL hasn't been hyped, you need to learn what hype means. If you arn't playing the expansion, stop going around posting about your made up conclusions please. Things you are saying mean nothing if you arn't trying it out yourself.

  Whitebeards

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11/16/12 3:14:13 PM#39
Originally posted by strangiato2112
Originally posted by GeezerGamer

Yeah, I think Trion released a sleeper here. 

I dont see how it can be a sleeper when its been hyped beyond belief.  

Ehh? i don't think you know what that means.

  strangiato2112

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11/16/12 4:19:37 PM#40
Originally posted by Vannor
Originally posted by strangiato2112
Originally posted by GeezerGamer

Yeah, I think Trion released a sleeper here. 

I dont see how it can be a sleeper when its been hyped beyond belief.  

I'm glad you're not involved with my game of choice. Or are you? If you are.. I just don't get it. SL hasn't been hyped, you need to learn what hype means. If you arn't playing the expansion, stop going around posting about your made up conclusions please. Things you are saying mean nothing if you arn't trying it out yourself.

what does hype have to do with playing the expansion.  It actually has absolutely nothing to do with it.  

When people talking about how great the expansion is, you have hype.  People are proclaiming it the greatest expansion ever, thats hype.   And it was before the expansion too, people were talking about how great Sl was going to be.

You have to keep in mind Rift has about the same playerbase as LOTRO.  how much buzz was there about Riders of Rohan before it was released compared to how much buzz there was about SL?  A lot of it is Trion, they advertised pretty heavily and the picture of Crucia alone generated a lot of buzz.  Then you get buzz phrases like 'more than triple the size of the existing world'.  I will bet you more people know of SL than RoR and the EQ2 expansion combined, yet the player bases of those two combined is certainly larger than Rift and the ex-playerbase as well.  Trion is good at that sort of thing though.

 

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