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    Soulwalker
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    Default Newbie issues

    As a fairly experienced MMO gamer (i started way back in Dark Ages of Camelot) i am coming up against some unique issues since starting Rift two months or so ago.

    While i try to complete all available quests there seems a lot of gating with no new available quests unless a specific one is completed and at lvl 63 "infernal uprising " disperse demogos is one of them and it's kicking my bottom. ( no other quests in my log)

    but this throws up another issue, looking on AH for some appropriate lvl health potions and no available..similarly looking for blue armor upgrades or even the odd purple is not showing very much available ..plenty at lvl 65. but is this symptomatic of an already capped player base that are not getting the items to place on the Ah or a real lack of drops at certain levels.

    Either way the loot tables need tweaking to allow gear upgrades be available for newer players as drops and the difficultyof the end of level bosses could do with a slight tweak seeing as they are mostly being soloed becuase no other players around to help or be helped.

    Have to say..hated the water zone in WoW and hate it just as much here.

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    Have you tried joining a guild where you are more likely to find people willing to help you finish some of the harder quests, or running dungeons with looking for group is a good way to pick up gear and guilds usually do a lot of runs as theres always alts to gear up...

    If your really stuck give a shout out in chat asking if someone would come help you, just because you see a lot of trolls in chat doesnt mean there arn't heaps of nice players out there that would assist you. Its nice to see that your actually doing the questlines and not rushing through which most people do. At lvl 65 the areas you will be in are usually a bit more populated to so the chances of joining a group doing stuff increases.
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    I can help if needed. I have a few 70's and a 63 warrior, any can help. Just let me know here and if it's worth your time, we can knock them out.

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    If you are having issues killing mobs that are the same level as you and you are wearing quest gear then its likely to be your spec that is letting you down.
    You dont say which class you are, but you should by now be following a solo spec guide that will have mostly DPS abilities mixed with some sort of self healing. If you are still using a preset spec that you havnt changed much since before level 50 then its time to change it

    if you are using a decent solo spec (able to kill 'normal' mobs of your level at a good pace without loosing too much health) then you may want to create another solo spec with a bit less DPS and a good amount of self healing that you can use during these types of 'boss' fights.
    You can also use void stones to buy gear items in the rift store that may bulk out your stats a bit more to make you more powerful.

    and of course as peeps above have said, ask for help in public chat, join a nice guild so you can start making friends

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    You are absolutely right. With few players queueing for low level Dungeons you might have to do some very boring instant adventure leveling.

    The issue was always a part of the game. Luckily you can (on some of the continents) move between zones and do a bit of leveling and return later.

    I recommend using Compleationist addon. Unfortunately you will see nonexistent quests also that you don't have enough noteriety to accept. But at least you will be able to see all carnage.

    good luck and don't fe afraid to ask people in the public chat, there are many helpful players and good guilds.


    (For non raiding stuffs in the game, you don't really need strong gear, for just quests and dungeons you get the gear as rewards from quests/dungeons, and at lvl 70 you can start thinking about gear)
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    when levelling, keep track of the daily quests.. there are a couple at atragarian well in goboro, at the ghar stations (ghar Mem, Ghar rosh, Ghar Tau) for the manugo game, the dailies in Margle palace, downstairs in the hall with all the instance, quest and notoriety quartermasters.

    There is the nightmare rift storyline, that has several dailies as well.

    Also there should be several 'on the road' quests, npcs with a green/white marker on top of their head, indicating they have a quest to offer. Those small storylines are parallel to the main storyline, you need to visit different locations to find those quests.

    completionist, carnagebook and the achievement check for visiting every named part of a zone should help you find those quests

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    Default No players.

    There's a serious lack of Rift players altogether. I never see more than one an hour at most, and can play for 3 hours and not see a single other player. At the same time, the number of available quests is sorely lacking at level 61 unless you want to grind away at "Kill 8 of ..." quests all day for very low XP, which I don't. That's not why I'm here or what I pay for. I'm paying for entertainment. Zero quests is not very entertaining, is it? Nor am I some loyal die-hard, year after year player of this game. By the way, I've reached level 61 now and as yet not one person has asked me to join a guild. If that doesn't speak to a serious lack of players, nothing does.
    In short, start making the big quests easier to finish, give more XP for all of them, and provide more. Or else shut the game down.



    Quote Originally Posted by Purrr View Post
    Have you tried joining a guild where you are more likely to find people willing to help you finish some of the harder quests, or running dungeons with looking for group is a good way to pick up gear and guilds usually do a lot of runs as theres always alts to gear up...

    If your really stuck give a shout out in chat asking if someone would come help you, just because you see a lot of trolls in chat doesnt mean there arn't heaps of nice players out there that would assist you. Its nice to see that your actually doing the questlines and not rushing through which most people do. At lvl 65 the areas you will be in are usually a bit more populated to so the chances of joining a group doing stuff increases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axke View Post
    At the same time, the number of available quests is sorely lacking at level 61 unless you want to grind away at "Kill 8 of ..." quests all day for very low XP, which I don't.
    Most quests in Goboro should be easy for a level 61 to complete. There are 3 quests lines at each of the 3 Goboro quest hubs that open up a daily quest when completed. That makes 5 dailies with the Manugo daily and the close two rifts daily. Each of those dailies reward about 250K experience. It only takes 20 million experience to go from level 62 to 63 so that is only about 80 dailies.

    There are also Manugo dailies at the Ghar Stations in Draumheim and Tarken Glacier. I believe the Manugo daily in Tarken Glacier opens up at level 62. Draumheim and Tarken Glacier also each have the close 2 rifts daily and another 3 dailies that open up when the 3 main quest lines are completed.

    You also get decent experience with the weekly Instant Adventure quest and the weekly quest to defeat 4 zone invasions. They each reward 560K experience above what the instant adventures and zone invasion kills reward.

    The game seems to be designed so you do some rifts, zone invasions and instant adventures as a supplement to solo quests. Another way to gain experience, and better gear, is to kill rare mobs. There are 20 rare mobs just in Goboro.
    https://www.cadrift.net/rares/nightm...e/goboro-reef/

    What class and spec are you playing? With the Goboro quest gear and a decent solo spec, you should be able to start questing in Draumheim at 61. If your gear is lacking, you could buy or craft some gear. You should have gotten a free crafting skill boost at level 60 to instantly boost a profession to level 375.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axke View Post
    By the way, I've reached level 61 now and as yet not one person has asked me to join a guild. If that doesn't speak to a serious lack of players, nothing does.
    I'm not quite sure why this would be an indicator of player volume? I played in Beta, rolled over into live. Had to quit about a year into playing live (needed some time off to finish my degree) and returned about 2 1/2 years later. After returning, I played for about a year and a half before joining a guild.

    Now back in 2011, and even 2013 - 2015, player volume was high. I was never once asked to join a guild. I got "guild-bombed" twice (sending an active invite, without saying a word), which I don't at all call an "ask". I didn't realize you can turn off that feature - something like "ignore guild requests". (Which I turned off after finding it).

    The guild I joined I did so because I had seen several folks in that guild speaking with others out in the open and they seemed helpful. So I filled out an app on their website and joined and then so did my husband. But no one asked me to, nor him.

    I don't disagree with you at all that volume is very low compared to what it was, but I'm not sure there should be an "expectation" of being sought out to join a guild. I saw guilds often advertising - albeit the same several - on chat channels. It's easy to search them out for oneself, too.

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