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Thread: Is it worth playing casually for a returning player?

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    Soulwalker
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    Default Is it worth playing casually for a returning player?

    Greetings everyone. The last time i played Rift actively was back in 2011-2012 with my warrior. What's the current state of the game? Is it worth playing casually for a returning player?

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    Yes, absolutely. It's still a great theme park MMO with lots to do and see. Just find some friends to level with and a group to group with.

    However, I wouldn't spend any money on it until we get a sense of the direction the new owners are taking it.

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    I too played at launch for a while and then returned this year. I have 42 days and change "/played" on six new characters since returning. My main recently hit 70. The vast majority of that time has been on quests, with a few Instant Adventures to break things up or when an event quest calls for it. I've hopped in some dungeons solo and overleveled to complete some questlines and just to see what they are like. I started a guild with just me in it for the bank space and haven't done any raiding yet. The only grouping I've done has been world open-group stuff.

    With all that as reference... I'm loving it! I've really enjoyed my time back.

    With the recent dissolution of Trion and the sale of assets, future plans for Rift are unknown, but even so, I'd say jump in. I've been doing Patron and have spent some money on credits, but none of that is necessary. Even if Rift gets no more updates or ends up being shut down soon, it was all worth it for me, even the cash I spent, considering how much I've enjoyed it. Since you aren't trying to rush to end-game to raid, you can get a lot out of Rift regardless of the sale or future plans.

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    I am sorry to say this but the OP's question is equivalent to asking if there is an open cabin on the Titanic....

    As much as I love this game, I think it has been readily apparent that no resources were assigned to it for years and with the company change, you need to take off the rose colored glasses and stop pretending everything is fine.

    Rift has been my favorite MMO but you have to face reality.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceonnyn View Post
    Rift has been my favorite MMO but you have to face reality.
    The reality that I've had loads of fun playing the game these past months? That, even if it goes into maintenance mode and no further updates are done, that there's still a lot of content to enjoy?

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    We still have yet to hear from Gamigo. I believe that for now, it's absolutely a super fun thing to get into and do. I agree w/ ForbiddenLake.. don't spend money until you get a better idea of direction... but compared to spending $20 on a console game - well worth it. Compared to spending $30 at the movies with the significant other - well worth it. It costs nothing but your time right now to check it out. And there are plenty of us around having fun.

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    Default Thankful for this...

    I am in the same boat. Just downloaded the "theme park" and installed. Logged. Saw Tempest Bay. Then, squeeked. Logged out. Came here.

    *sigh*

    Feel better.

    See you inside!

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    yes it is. I have fun playing casually

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    It really doesn't matter what others think, just do what you want. In the end that's all that matters anyways!
    "Oops, was I suppose to heal you?? My bad, I'll just bring you back to life. Much easier that way!!"

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    It's great for casuals as you can actually now technically "complete it", as there's no new content XD

    I also started this expansion and spent a vast amount of time exploring all the other expansions, completing story, achievements and the like.

    But as others have said, don't spend dollar unless you've got spare to throw at something.



    Also... dimensions <3
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    I just installed it also for some reason. If it's in Maintenence mode for a while that's fine by me.I'M just playing solo for fun. I would say be careful of instant adventures though. While fun you can find yourself way under geared. Those crate drops don't always have gear in them.

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    Default It depends....

    If you do not mind solo play and a lot of questing, perhaps building dimensions or hunting artifacts then you will have a lot of fun. The game is severely underpopulated, so saying it is a theme park MMO is a stretch. The best way to do group activities is to join a guild or monitor the cross events channel in chat. The game is not what it was. Most of the activity is at end game- and there are too few dungeons and raids to be of interest long. If by casual you do not care about raiding or progressive group activity you might as well give it a go. If you enjoy the MMO aspect probably not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pardieu the Great View Post
    It really doesn't matter what others think, just do what you want. In the end that's all that matters anyways!
    Stop with that liberal ******** plz: what others think matters greatly. Otherwise we wouldn't have these forums, or things like "reviews", "testimonials" etc etc.

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    I'm new or I guess technically "returning player". But, I never really gave Rift a shot i think I installed it and made a character but that was it might have leveled it to like 10?

    That wasn't enough to truly experience it I wouldn't think and still at this post at level 25 I'm really enjoying it and hoping the game doesn't die. Thanks for all the suggestions on not spending money on it and just playing for now.

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