RIFT

Kriptini

Molten Core Raider
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Patch 1.11 was the herald of the end for Rift, that's the patch where cross-classing became heavily discouraged and all builds became 51/15/10 point builds. (I lost my Senticar and Inquisicar builds to that patch, which were the most fun healers I've had the pleasure of playing in an MMORPG.)
 
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Reht

Lord Nagafen Raider
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9d 4h 18m
There is a progression server kind of like EQs: time lapsed content but uses current souls, etc.
 

dyadestrant

Golden Knight of the Realm
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Yeah, launch Rift was great. Pretty cookie-cutter in the WoW sense, but I really liked the world and class system. Plus, the music in the the main city for the 'good guys' was fantastic. Don't remember the name of the city though.

I assume some of the other Trion properties are going to sunset which is a bummer - I really enjoyed Atlas Reactor.
 
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Ambiturner

Bronze Baronet of the Realm
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35d 7h 48m
Progression server was shit last I tried it, which was a while back. The exp to level was crazy high since it was based on today's f2p model which makes it almost mandatory to buy exp options. You'd run out of quests in an area and have no choice but to grind hundreds of dungeons before you hit max level.

They also clearly rushed it so a lot of dungeons were missing and there weren't any of the raids available. Yep the level 50 raids released like 7 years ago weren't available.

What a shitshow
 

RobXIII

Lord Nagafen Raider
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335
6d 1h 21m
PvP on their TLE server was somewhat fun until like lvl 35+. They couldn't get it to work right. I remember lvl 50's beating each other for all 15 minutes of a match, 0 kills because heals were about 10x too strong. Are all the builds still broken but one per class? :p
 

kaid

Blackwing Lair Raider
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8d 8h 56m
Yeah, launch Rift was great. Pretty cookie-cutter in the WoW sense, but I really liked the world and class system. Plus, the music in the the main city for the 'good guys' was fantastic. Don't remember the name of the city though.

I assume some of the other Trion properties are going to sunset which is a bummer - I really enjoyed Atlas Reactor.
I am most bummed out by the loss of atlas reactor. People clamor for new games doing new things so much and miss out on some truly exceptional games that really are doing some brand new things. It was just one of those games that you had to really play to grasp every time somebody tried to describe it makes it sound a lot different than it plays.
 

Cybsled

Bronze Baronet of the Realm
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3,514
14d 4h 30m
Never played Rift, but I played Archeage for about a year and a half or so. I tinkered around with Defiance, but Defiance 2050 was such a bullshit cash grab since it ended up just being the base game virtually unchanged except for the skill tree revamp, forcing the original playerbase to basically rebuy all the inventory shit/etc.
 

Caeden

Trakanon Raider
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1,284
12d 12h 26m
So..this is F2P right? I'm re-downloading it because I read a reddit post on dead MMOs and thought it might be weird to run around a ghost town.

Almost dead MMOs? • r/MMORPG

There's a few others on there still running I might log in and see....creepy as fuck in a way.
 
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Valtara

Lord Nagafen Raider
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1d 19h 0m
So..this is F2P right? I'm re-downloading it because I read a reddit post on dead MMOs and thought it might be weird to run around a ghost town.

Almost dead MMOs? • r/MMORPG

There's a few others on there still running I might log in and see....creepy as fuck in a way.
I play on the Euro server Bristol... it breaks my immersion when I do run into someone. Just what your looking for
 

Caeden

Trakanon Raider
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1,284
12d 12h 26m
I play on the Euro server Bristol... it breaks my immersion when I do run into someone. Just what your looking for
Logged in and felt lost...it was weird...I was in an old level 50 zone and there was nobody....went to Meridian and like 5 people. Game hasn't aged well has it?
 

Ambiturner

Bronze Baronet of the Realm
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Logged in and felt lost...it was weird...I was in an old level 50 zone and there was nobody....went to Meridian and like 5 people. Game hasn't aged well has it?
They've made some idiotic decisions and added content that was actually worse than just leaving it alone and abandoning it
 

Caeden

Trakanon Raider
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1,284
12d 12h 26m
Strangely, someone from my old wow guild had been playing recently. Couldn’t figure out who from the character.