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  Click here to go to the first Rift Team post in this thread.   Thread: Allow higher maximum object draw distance

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    Default Allow higher maximum object draw distance

    One of the worst things with RIFTs graphics is objects popping in too close to the player in my opinion. In the past (before Glyph and stuff), it was possible to manually increase it via the .cfg, however that does not work anyomre (.cfg resets).

    Would it be possible to increase the maximum draw distance by x5-x10, allowing players with stronger PCs to have a better visual experience?

    (It is still possible to activate higher settings in the rift.cfg, however those only stay as long as you leave the edited and saved .cfg file open, once you close it the settings will be reset next time you start the game.)

    Examples:

    Silverwood with standard maximum object draw distance 180:
    https://i.imgur.com/3BN3HSz.jpg

    Silverwood with custom object draw distance 720:
    https://i.imgur.com/5sJIZuw.jpg

    You can see plenty of extra stones, bushes and logs, as well as the shades of trees further away in the background.

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    Sanctum with standard maximum object draw distance 180:
    https://i.imgur.com/2AizE91.jpg

    Sanctum with custom object draw distance 1440:
    https://i.imgur.com/xtR4hvc.jpg

    The seabug nests on the beach to the left, the trees on the way to Moonshade Highlands and the water flora are visible.


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    Scarlet Gorge with standard maximum object draw distance 180:
    https://i.imgur.com/xTyXiOm.jpg

    Scarlet Gorge with custom object draw distance 1440:
    https://i.imgur.com/cE03AGy.jpg

    Windmills, extra rocks, bridges over the river, more details in the camp (i. e. pillars of graveyard/shrine).
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    There should be more likes for this
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    I remember the draw distance changes (including the removal of the file so you could adjust draw distance yourself) after Devs decided they no longer wanted folks to purposely use draw distance to get to areas of the game Devs didn't want them to be which many were doing.

    Remember all those livestreams CM's would get random teleport invites & then sit there red faced? Maybe Gamigo aren't too fussed about it or what you ask for doesn't impose on this decision?

    Any draw distance increase is a bonus to enjoy a pretty game. +100
    Last edited by Kiwi; 02-04-2020 at 09:11 AM.

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    Hey there! I marked this suggestion down for the team to look into!

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    I love editing my camera zoom out to ten times farther, makes editing dimensions profoundly more entertaining

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    Quote Originally Posted by Challengere View Post
    I love editing my camera zoom out to ten times farther, makes editing dimensions profoundly more entertaining
    Also would help with farther draw distance to get more of a fisheye on what's going on around you in open world (and would help in PvP as well)

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