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    Default Thinking about playing Rift again, I have a couple questions.

    I'm thinking about giving Rift another whirl, and I have a couple questions while the game is downloading.

    First, I see the game is on Steam now. I have an existing account with Rift. If I were to purchase something through Steam, such as the "Ascended Edition" for a few credits and subscription time, would there be any conflict? I would assume no, but I don't want to potentially purchase that and see that it has to be applied to a new account or something weird.

    Second, one of the big bummer with Rift is how poorly it has been optimized with multiple core processors. I have a gaming rig that should be able to run Rift easily at medium-high settings at max settings (since honestly it's a fairly ghastly looking game), and I cannot. Right before I stopped playing last there were rumors that Trion were going to improve the performance of the game. Did they ever get around to doing that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turaven View Post
    I'm thinking about giving Rift another whirl, and I have a couple questions while the game is downloading.

    First, I see the game is on Steam now. I have an existing account with Rift. If I were to purchase something through Steam, such as the "Ascended Edition" for a few credits and subscription time, would there be any conflict? I would assume no, but I don't want to potentially purchase that and see that it has to be applied to a new account or something weird.

    Second, one of the big bummer with Rift is how poorly it has been optimized with multiple core processors. I have a gaming rig that should be able to run Rift easily at medium-high settings at max settings (since honestly it's a fairly ghastly looking game), and I cannot. Right before I stopped playing last there were rumors that Trion were going to improve the performance of the game. Did they ever get around to doing that?
    You should be able to buy any of the bundles via Steam and apply it to your existing account.

    We have continued optimizations that have thus far primarily focused on low end systems. Additional optimizations are being worked on and will be released when they are stable.

    ~Daglar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turaven View Post
    I'm thinking about giving Rift another whirl, and I have a couple questions while the game is downloading.

    First, I see the game is on Steam now. I have an existing account with Rift. If I were to purchase something through Steam, such as the "Ascended Edition" for a few credits and subscription time, would there be any conflict? I would assume no, but I don't want to potentially purchase that and see that it has to be applied to a new account or something weird.

    Second, one of the big bummer with Rift is how poorly it has been optimized with multiple core processors. I have a gaming rig that should be able to run Rift easily at medium-high settings at max settings (since honestly it's a fairly ghastly looking game), and I cannot. Right before I stopped playing last there were rumors that Trion were going to improve the performance of the game. Did they ever get around to doing that?

    Not sure about the first part, but I do know of the performance improvements we've been promised. No. They do stupid settings to stall the time a little, but it doesn't matter how good gaming machines we have, FPS will be bad, game will stutter.

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    besides poor performance you'll face poor support. Issue has been here for a week. email unanswered facebook gets a reply in the am hours of the night and nothing.

    ERROR 405 is a server side error for method get. Its called poor programming and can be fixed by putting a dang handler in there for it but they seem to not give a dang about it since it makes 1 more person who can't reach them and bother them during their coffee hour which is of course all day long.

    Sorry been purple tier loyality (subscribe monthly as well as spending nearly 100 a month on credits and can't get a fast support option since live chat fails on 5 different ISPs and 6 different computers all with the latest java to java 6 and even no java and all with proper settings for pages. Cleared cache etc etc etc yet still get error 405 method get no supported and all the searching I did tells nothing of fixing this client side because its "what the server returns" and there is no way to modify what the browser receives from the server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daglar View Post
    You should be able to buy any of the bundles via Steam and apply it to your existing account.

    We have continued optimizations that have thus far primarily focused on low end systems. Additional optimizations are being worked on and will be released when they are stable.

    ~Daglar
    which is quite funny cause especially on low end systems rift runs reasonably fine ^^ but oh well ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turaven View Post
    I'm thinking about giving Rift another whirl, and I have a couple questions while the game is downloading.

    First, I see the game is on Steam now. I have an existing account with Rift. If I were to purchase something through Steam, such as the "Ascended Edition" for a few credits and subscription time, would there be any conflict? I would assume no, but I don't want to potentially purchase that and see that it has to be applied to a new account or something weird.

    Second, one of the big bummer with Rift is how poorly it has been optimized with multiple core processors. I have a gaming rig that should be able to run Rift easily at medium-high settings at max settings (since honestly it's a fairly ghastly looking game), and I cannot. Right before I stopped playing last there were rumors that Trion were going to improve the performance of the game. Did they ever get around to doing that?
    Like Bill said, purchases on Steam can be directed towards your existing account.

    As for performance increases. It will take time. Remember RIFT was designed over 2 years ago, and has quite a bit of catching up to do, technology-wise. However, Bill's also right when he said that many of the performance tweaks have been centered around making the game viable on lower end machines. While my laptop may not be able to play RIFT on ultra or even high, I can make the game look very nice while still maintaining steady 30+ FPS in high density zones.

    It'll be a while before 'gaming rigs' are ready to play RIFT on ultra.
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