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    Default The Welcome NEW Players Thread! (Safe Haven for Questions)

    Welcome to RIFT! We are glad you decided to check out this game. Here are some links to helpful rift sites, server type explanations, role builders etc.

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    Here is the listing of helpful links to get you started on your journey:

    Forum / Shard Status / Podcasts / Program Requirements / Security
    Rift Updates On The Fly - Bookmark these - Zann keeps it updated by the minute
    http://twitter.com/riftgame
    http://www.facebook.com/RIFTgame
    Rift Server Status:
    http://www.riftserverstatus.com/
    http://www.riftstatus.com
    And the Rift Podcasts so you can hear things straight from the developers mouth!:
    http://www.riftpodcast.com/category/podcast
    Beta Etiquitte 101!
    http://forums.riftgame.com/showthrea...te-(Just-sayin
    Rift Forum Watch - To grab that thread you might be interested in when all heck breaks loose!
    http://forumwatch.riftideas.com/
    Developer Tracker!
    http://www.riftjunkies.com/dev-tracker/
    RIFT System Requirements Checker:
    Can I Run It? http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/
    Computer Security Tips
    http://forums.riftgame.com/showthrea...wsing-security!
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    Attributes / Souls / Builders

    Character Attributes and what they do: (Charge/Mana/Health/Energy and Minor Attributes)
    http://rift.zam.com/wiki/Rift_101-_Atrributes_(Rift)
    Beginner's Guide to Building Your Own Roles
    http://thisisnotarift.blogspot.com/2...this-game.html
    A Video explaining what Ascended Souls are all about:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOmUcg_bTMU
    A role builder (for what to do with those souls that you get!):
    http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html
    A chart showing what roles/classes/souls are for Offensive- Damage Dealing/Defensive - Damage Taking/Healing/Enhance/Pet Classes/Crowd Control
    *Subject to player playstyle and not set in stone*:
    http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/3...driftchart.png
    Rift Soul Selector Flow chart (with humor added!):
    http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/6...nflowchart.png
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    Terminology / Wiki / Maps / Databases
    Common MMO Terminology:
    http://mmoterms.com/full-mmorpg-terms-glossary
    Telerapedia Rift Wiki for information regarding Professions/Classes/Etc:
    http://telarapedia.com/wiki/Rift_Wiki
    For maps:
    http://rift.incgamers.com/category/guides/maps/
    Rift's Version of Wowhead:
    http://rift.zam.com/
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    Macro Guides / Tips / UI / Raiding & Warfront Guides
    Macro guides:
    http://www.riftlevelingguide.com/gam...erface/macros/
    Ultimate-Rift-Macro-Guide
    Guide to Help Set up Your Own Mouse-Over Macro's
    http://thisisnotarift.blogspot.com/2...oughts-on.html
    Shuto's Compliation of Tips for New Players (thanks for everyone who contributed!)
    http://forums.riftgame.com/showthrea...yers!-Compiled
    A guide to Raiding in Rift:
    http://www.riftjunkies.com/2010/12/1...ids-explained/
    TankTelara Guides to Tanking
    http://www.tanktelara.com
    Krinadon's Beginner/Warfront/Dungeon Guides
    http://www.kfguides.com/rift/guide.php
    http://www.kfguides.com/rift/warfrontsguide.php
    http://www.kfguides.com/rift/dungeonsguide.php
    Guide to Changing the UI
    http://thisisnotarift.blogspot.com/2...change_16.html
    Healing Reductions
    http://thisisnotarift.blogspot.com/2...reduction.html
    Mounts
    http://thisisnotarift.blogspot.com/2...ut-mounts.html
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    Guild How-To
    A Step by Step Manual - With Screenshots! Cost/Guild Master Locations/Perks
    http://highplanesrifter.com/2011/02/...t-guild-guide/
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    Parsers
    Parsers (since Rift does NOT allow addons ATM and these parsers were discussed in a Twitter from Rift before):
    http://www.riftjunkies.com/combat-parser/ and http://advancedcombattracker.com/
    Guide to Combat Parsing, How To Set it up and What it Does:
    http://thisisnotarift.blogspot.com/2...ng-part-1.html
    http://thisisnotarift.blogspot.com/2...ng-part-2.html
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    Lore
    For Lore Buffs:
    http://ashacatari.blogspot.com/
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    Crafting Help / Explanations :
    http://www.squidoo.com/rift-professions-guide
    http://highplanesrifter.com/2011/02/...g-professions/
    http://highplanesrifter.com/2011/02/...g-professions/
    http://highplanesrifter.com/2011/02/...ing-it-happen/
    http://thisisnotarift.blogspot.com/2...fting-101.html
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    Explanation of Server Types:
    PvE - Player versus the Environment.
    You can flag yourself for PvP at anytime that you wish. This server type is good for those that wish to quest mainly with little interruptions. (do be advised there is PvP objectives that you can do if you choose that particular quest)
    PvP - Player versus Player.
    This type of server, you need to be extremely aware of your surroundings. Not only do you have to watch for mobs (non playable characters) you have to be on the lookout for players from the opposite faction that WILL attack you. If you do not feel comfortable playing on this style of server, it is recommended you choose PvE.
    RP-PvE - Role Playing Server.
    Same as regular PvE but you immerse yourself in the story, creating a backstory for your character. It is not uncommon to see other players acting out as they would if Telera was real.
    RP-PvP - Role Playing Server.
    Same as regular PvP but again you immerse yourself in the story.
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    Guild Listings:
    Listing of Role Playing Guilds: http://forums.riftgame.com/showthrea...nd-recruitment
    Listing of North American World PvP Guilds: http://forums.riftgame.com/showthrea...-Guilds-Unite-
    Listing of European World PvP Guilds: http://forums.riftgame.com/showthrea...ite-EU-version
    Listing of Guilds through Riftjunkies.com: http://www.riftjunkies.com/guilds/
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    Facebook:

    How to deal with Riftdrawals - Facebook

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    Listing of Launcher Code Errors and Links to topics how to fix:
    Error 1003 - Problem downloading geometry_1.pak
    Error 1007 - New version doesn't match expected result.
    Error 1008 - Failed to move existing files
    Error 1012 - Unable to Connect to Patch Server
    Error 1013 - Patch Failed
    Error 1018 - Rift has failed to launch
    Error 1034 - Connection Timed Out
    Error 1114 - Unable to Install
    Error 1152 - Error Extracting
    Error 1603 - Fatal error during Installation.
    Error 1618 - Another installation in Progress
    Error 1935 - An error occurred during the installation of assembly component
    Error 2002 - Not authorized to play this game
    Error 2005 - Failed to connect to authenticaton server
    Error 6001 - Need Administrator Rights
    Also a nice little compilation of Help with Installation Issues and basic FaQ's: http://forums.riftgame.com/showthrea...29-General-FAQ
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    Common Threads Discussing Features That We Want/Don't Want/Issues
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    Also a tip for saving Plat, Gold, Silver: Vendor, Vendor, Vendor! Make that vendor your new best friend! Sell your useless junk (grey), Auction House/Salvage green items you don't need anddon't destroy it. Get in the habit of clearing those bags out!
    Last edited by Sinfullysweet; 02-21-2011 at 02:04 PM. Reason: Completely Tapped out on stuff I can add here.

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    Nice job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayalia View Post
    Nice job!
    Agreed. Well done.

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    *smiles* thanks. It wasn't just me that linked a bunch of these. In the past welcome players threads, had a whole SLEW of people showing links and stuff. I just tried to compile them into one thread. =) Helps pass the Beta wait time as well!

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    wish there was a vote for sticky!

    Not new to this beta but haven't found this question answered - anyone know if the Valmera (Guardian mount) can be purchased anywhere on the Defiant side? I'm guessing not
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    Well done, and yes, this should have an icky sticky!

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    Great idea.

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    Great job collecting all of this

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon43 View Post
    wish there was a vote for sticky!

    Not new to this beta but haven't found this question answered - anyone know if the Valmera (Guardian mount) can be purchased anywhere on the Defiant side? I'm guessing not
    To my knowledge as it stands right now, that is a Guardian only mount. (Kinda like the Mechanical horse for Defiant)
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    bump for good info.

    although with the rate of new crap thread creation this will need a bump every 10 minute.
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    Re Mounts ya that was what it looked like to me too... hoping they eventually offer some more variety on mounts.

    Also, I'd suggest a note on :
    A chart showing what roles/classes/souls are for DPS/Heals/Tanking/Support:
    http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/3...driftchart.png

    As not everyone agrees that this game should be looked at as a holy-trinity game... new players might not understand from the chart just how flexible the soul structure is.

    Perhaps a (*) this/these subjects are controversial?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon43 View Post
    Re Mounts ya that was what it looked like to me too... hoping they eventually offer some more variety on mounts.

    Also, I'd suggest a note on :
    A chart showing what roles/classes/souls are for DPS/Heals/Tanking/Support:
    http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/3...driftchart.png

    As not everyone agrees that this game should be looked at as a holy-trinity game... new players might not understand from the chart just how flexible the soul structure is.

    Perhaps a (*) this/these subjects are controversial?
    Ahh there was so much more on that chart rather than dps/heals/tanking since there is about 6 different ways you can go. (but editing for clarification and that it is subject to the player usage on how it can be used)

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    Gief sticky!
    Sometimes, the stuff on TV is that boring and crap that I feel like sitting ontop of it and watching the couch instead.

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    Excellent collection!

    I'm not entirely new to the beta's but there is one chunk of info I have yet to find a solid explanation of. The difference between PvP and PvE servers. There's a bajillion of threads discussing what sucks more, and who's a noob or carebear or loses at the internet, but I'm having a heck of a time finding a FAQ or something that explains everything in detail.

    Anyone know of one? Or can we pool our knowledge of the mechanics of the servers without discussion of carebears and griefers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalizaar View Post
    Excellent collection!

    I'm not entirely new to the beta's but there is one chunk of info I have yet to find a solid explanation of. The difference between PvP and PvE servers. There's a bajillion of threads discussing what sucks more, and who's a noob or carebear or loses at the internet, but I'm having a heck of a time finding a FAQ or something that explains everything in detail.

    Anyone know of one? Or can we pool our knowledge of the mechanics of the servers without discussion of carebears and griefers?
    Aha! That is definitely something that needs to be added. Working on getting a good explanation up to add.

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