WoW is just as much of a copy from EQ as rift is to WoW and its more or less impossible for new MMO:s not to copy some aspects of eachother in order to gain subs.
Rift has existed for a litte over a year and it keeps getting better and better. I played WoW for the same amount of time after retail and I just got more and more bored with it.
Just because Trion introduced fishing/survival doesn't mean its becoming more and more of a copy.
There are several things rift has that makes it so much better: the rolesystem(LOVE IT), planar attunement, invasions, rifts, better macrosystem, no expansions that you have to buy etc. This is comparing vanilla WoW to vanilla Rift and vanilla rift wins by a landslide imo.
Last edited by WilkesW; 04-25-2012 at 07:39 AM.
I know most of you are young kids that wouldn't remember this, but WoW really copied everything from other MMO's in the first place. So technically Fishing and Cooking comes from Everquest, if not UO.
So no, you're not correct. This game is not a copy of WoW. If anything, it's a copy of UO/EQ with many casual enhancements.
WoW? Was a copy of EQ.
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I've been fishing in MMOs since my text-based days of the early 90s. It's pretty much a staple of the genre, and regularly features in other games and genres as well. It's only slightly less silly to say Rift a "clone" of WoW for using HP, or potions!
I played WoW for like 3-4 months from what i remembered. When i joined i wanted to know what all the hype was about so i played. The game is just outdated and extremely repeatitive and boring. I couldnt stand it at all. When i joined Rift i had low expectations from what i heard from my friends (who were totally against rift but never played lol?) and ... let's just say Rift blow my mind. It was extremely fun from beginning to end. From game experience, not content... Rift will always be in a field of its own. People need to stop looking at this like "rift copied wow, or wow copied rift." Because when you look at a game like that you are missing the point.
It's all about how the game makes you feel. You play because its fun, it makes you feel good and that is all that matters in the end. Not that they are taking aspects that were extremely popular from other games. Which by the way is extremely common and a great marketing tool. Always remember that Trion is a company and to be sucessful they need to bring in what was successful in other games and make it better. That is what Rift is. A new generation MMO. You don't have to reinvent the wheel to be sucessful.
And by the way. Where ever mmos got the idea of "fishing" and "survival". They stole it from real life. Sucks doesn't it? :P
Last edited by LOveRH; 04-25-2012 at 08:14 AM.
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What really gets me is that they copy-catted (sounds almost shakespearan (I did it twice!)) fishing from real life. Just like butchering? How dare they? And those anthropomorphic avatars. And currency. And dungeons! No wait, that's Dungeons and Dragons for ya.
But water, gravity, lighting are all a blatant rip-off. Teleportation has been thought of before and what's up with mounts? Geez, no original thought there. They stole lens flares from Canon and World-destroying deities from Conan (added for symmetry) ...
I'm going to hunt me some Mammoth and ride a sabertooth IRL, that's as original as it gets.
PS.: Apocalypse? Dinosaurs had that down!
"What if it is He, pushing us down with his Noodly Appendages, that causes this force?...And the fact that the Gravitational powers of the Spaghetti Monster haven't been disproven makes it all the more likely to be true."
- The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
What does "top of the cake" even mean!?
I'm a Vanilla WoW player and still play occasionally. Rift is NOT a copy of WoW. I am constantly amazed and thrilled by the content, the danger, and the stunning beauty of Rift. I've never felt that with WoW.
Professions are something the players wanted. They enjoy it. They wish to have something to do with their downtime. I feel fishing and survival enhance the game for me. It keeps me logged into Rift.
And to be fishing (which I, too, feel was extremely well done) and have to drop everything for the dangerous invasions that threaten MY community? Exquisite.
If you feel they have copied WoW, I would submit you have not truly experienced the full content of either WoW OR Rift.
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If you say "plz" instead of "please" because it's easier to type, then I will say "no" instead of "yes" for the same reason.
WoW copied jewelcrafting from Diablo
and all MMO's copied fishing from Poke'mon
ima mage, trust me
Thank goodness they didn't take the part where other players could kill you and take your stuff!
/please, no flying mounts. Until we go to the plane of Air, then only there. Thank you.