Friday, January 27, 2012

Rift: Planes of Telara – How Different Are We Talking?

So, there is another MMO fresh on the market and that means there are a few dozen opinions already comparing it to Star Wars: The old republic, both favourably and unfavourably. I personally am reserving judgment until the game hits the end cap when we can really see how good it is. Without seeing the end of the game, it’s nearly impossible to know if we’re talking about a good game or a polished game – two very different things.

But, so far so good. I’ve seen some epic Rift battles, great PvP and surprisingly well balanced souls considering there are so many of them. For players new to Rift, you’ll be playing as a character from one of six races making up two factions. While the two factions very much don’t like each other, they are fighting a common enemy and that means a lot of very interesting quests and storylines that will play out throughout the game.

The game itself is not necessarily easy. Making Platinum is hard, levelling is slow going (though fun with the quests provided) and the game has a good chunk of end-game content to play through. So, if you’re used to new MMOs that let you down on day one, this is not one of those games. In fact, it very well might be the first game in a while for which I want a strategy guide right out of the gate. Most games I can find my way through pretty well, but this one is looking more and more to be a help first kind of game.

And thus far, the best guide I’ve seen is called Rift Secrets from Tony Sanders. It’s over at his website and it’s loaded with good tips on how to beat your opponents in Warfronts and Dungeons alike. If you’re into this game as much as I am, definitely check this guide out.

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