Rift vs Guildwars 2 "The Final Battle"
Ok guys after trying a lot of mmos and having an experience of 6 years i've realized some things.
1)A small introduction
Todays mmo industry is not a secret that is walking into a black hole.
A lot of games tried their fate against wow but every game went to trash.
I m not a fan of wow and in fact i m not fan on anything on the world.I just enjoy whatever brings me most joy.
As i said above i tried a lot of games if not all mmos.The final decision is that wow is hard to get down.
One of the greatest reasons is because of it's gameplay.Yes it has the best gameplay i've ever experienced in any mmo but wow has also alot of dissadvantages for todays expectetions and for the 2011 year.
First of all it' graphics are totaly outdated and a lot of stuff has been added which made the game feels bad.
Furthermore wow is now redicoulous easy which makes some veteran mmo gamers hate it.
Last the comunity of wow consist of a lot of 16 years old children and believe me ive seen tons of children at internet coffe shops playing wow that makes u sick.
To conclude this introduction the result is that fathers of these children playing wow still support this game and wow still got the throne of mmos.
2)The 2011 era
Now we are near to the new year 2011 and a lot of studios are giving their best shot to come up with a game trying to lure as many players as possible through demonstrations at gamescom,ea etc etc and if they make it good enough they will send wow back home
There will be a lot of anticipated games coming in 2011 and there will be a big confusion for players.
The most anticipated games are ffxiv,wow cataclysm.Rift,Swtor,Tera and guild wars 2.
To be fast im not going to speak about every game as the title says Rift vs Gw2 and thats because in my opinion Tera is not going to make any success,it's another aion clone which was total failure.
Star wars is another kind of mmo it's sci-fi and will reflect only to sci-fi players and sw fans.
Wow cataclysm may have recreate their world but with the same graphics a deep breath is not going to be taken.
FFxiv i was impressed with eleven some times but square enix has not done any significant changes to 14 so we have a ff11 with better graphics.
3)The great war
So we come to an end with 2 games having something worth to be seeen.
First of we have Rift which has a very nice lore and maybe a good story too,some new graphics that will engage a lot of players,a very nice mature more badass art than other mmos and sth new as the developers say a breathing world changing continuesly.I m not going to speak about the skill system which will be far better and more interesting than tera but hey it's the same as wow or warhammer.You have 3 or more skill trees u power up u gain skills,anyway we ll se about that later on release.The gameplay looks like wow but we ll have to wait till we see the real stuff in action.
Although it's a very interesting game and it will be my first game for 2011.
On the other hand we have Gwars 2 which will be released a little bit more later and as developers say in an interview i saw t "We Are Going To Create The Best Mmo Ever Seen"...:ooolala-sign:
Real tough words from the devs of guildwars.They seem to have much confidence inside them but my experience says that some times big words comes to big dissaster.
Anyway i saw a 50 minutes of gameplay at gamescom u can check it here:
http://n4g.com/news/592585/guild-war...-pure-gameplay and it's great
To tell the truth gw2 may had the best presentation at gamescom but thats not enough..they need to keep this momentum in order not to loose their value.
Indeed the game has a lot to offer there are a lot of things there and a lot of action going on that keeps u always having sth to do.
But the most important thing of this game is that despite it's good quality it's FREE!and they charge u only for the expanssions which in my opinion is very logical
Yes they say we create a game for the player and want them to enjoy our game.
Since 1998 if i remember right with ultima online payment methods havent changed a lot except some free mmos from some noob companies.(all free games are worthless ive tried them all)
Every company charge players 15 euro per month so they can play their game:eek-blue:
And everybody says they keep this paying method to maintain servers.:ooolala-sign:
Give me a break gw2 is also an mmo and isnt charge per month and they have also servers to maintain them
Others say paying for an mmo is an overkill."Why should i pay for a game which i have already bought"
Yes they are correct why should i pay for an mmo 15 euro per month?Why?
So i realized that there are 2 side of companies on the horizon.
The first company as always is looking for cash..a lot of cash that they become so addicted that is depicted through the game
Eg Dungeons&Dragons,Eq2,lord of the rings,age of conan ,Startrek..I just refered to some games so u can catch the point later.
If someone tell me that wow isnt a cashcow then surely is a blizzard dev.
Eq,d&d and lord of the rings are all retarted games.Look at them they have lost anything and they keep charging people with micro transactions to buy weapons.
Oh and i forget they give u free to play access which in real means is a demo of the game. If u want more become a subscriber.
And i say that "i never never going to pay for any game except if it becomes 10 times better than wow and finally exterminate it.
They havent realize that these games are dead and once a worthy game comes out these games are going never to be seen again or even forgoten.
But the most ruthless of all is startrek.. god shake these people are the worst.Despite they charge u for 15 per month they have also an eshop so they can milk even more money.Wtf is going in the mmo industry.They are out of their minds
The 2nd kind of company is the one that cares to earn money but they plan to get what they deserve and not overcharge people.Furthermore they give more emphasis to the player.The player feels happy and they earn more money through expansions.
The game that made the revolution is Gw1 and now Gw2:hat:.Yes Gw2 has ultra quality and it's free!
They care about the player they say and we will see in the near future about that.
To finish with i have to say that Rift will have a great opponent and they must do sth about it.
For me as player when i pay 15 per month i want everything to be nearly perfect.
If there is sth i dont like i stop subscription at once.Because i pay and i demand.
And Gw2 says u dont have to pay 15 per month and we are also going to develop the best mmo u've ever seen and we will support it as if it was a 15/month game
If guildwars 2 make their words come true then rift is going to die along with other mmos but for some reason i think wow will still survive.This game is a real mmo competitor
Trion has to do sth with their payment methods.
And im not talking about putting micro transactions.
Micro payment is the biggest fail when it comes to the player.
Rift has 2 options
1)they must make a game that it will be even more better than gw2 so they can charge players.
2)or they must just end up with their free subscription model and charging players through expansions just like Gw2
If rift doesnt do sth about it then it's dead.
My opinion is that every mmo should be free and they should charge u only for the expanssions they create.
To tell the truth i was waiting for the revolution in the mmo industry and hope that Gw will make it happen.
Yes other companies must learn that 15 euro/month is a fail and thats why a lot of games fail.
Imagine a game that will make the same success as wow in 2011 and have a free subscription model and charge u only for the expanssions.Just imagine what is going to happen.
All companies will turn to the free subscription model and everyone will be happy.
15 euro per month is an EPIC FAIL
Paying only for expansions=success as long as the game is AAA
""31/08 FF 14 open beta time to judge their promisses haha