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Rift (Rift)
Trion Worlds | Official Site
MMORPG | Setting:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 03/01/11)  | Pub:Trion Worlds
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Eurogamer Hands-On

Posted by Michael Bitton on Jul 20, 2009  | Comments

Eurogamer Hands-On - Rift - MMORPG.com

Eurogamer writer Oli Welsh takes Heroes of Telara for a spin in their hands-on preview of the game. Oddly enough, the preview doesn't read much like a hands on. There is a critique of the generic fantasy art style present in the game, a bit of talk of the innovative server technology behind the game, but very little to be said of actual gameplay.

Players will be able to choose from one of the four staple fantasy archetypes (cleric, rogue, mage, and warrior) as well as sub-classes for each of them, but they will also be able to level all of these on a single character. The game will allow players to simply switch classes in town. Think of it like switching load-outs in The Matrix Online at a hardline.
 

Events in the world will leave a permanent impact for all players, as opposed to simply being directed at one player. For example, if a town is burning and you are tasked to save it, you could choose to simply let it burn. Of course, if you do, all the amenities will be absent for awhile as the town rebuilds and this will be true for all players who come into the town, not just you, even if it was merely your negligence (or malice) that allowed it to burn.

Read the full hands-on here.

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Michael Bitton / Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined MMORPG.com as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB