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    Cloud Computing

    This article over at Destructoid talks about the server system Rift will use. I haven't seen a whole lot of discussion here on how sending differing tasks to different, but interconnected, machines...
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    This immediately reminded me of the Lich Kings in...

    This immediately reminded me of the Lich Kings in the AD&D Darksun novels and tabletop system. They were incredibly evil, however, and would kill thousands, and even tens of thousands of their...
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    There is another thread on this subject. I just...

    There is another thread on this subject. I just thought I'd provide a link so anyone interested can read the other one also.

    Gold Farming
  4. Thread: Predictions

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    I predict phone calls at 10pm, or perhaps even...

    I predict phone calls at 10pm, or perhaps even 1am. "Thall ! Town X is under attack, get online now and help us close this Rift !
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    Shh ! I know nothing about AC !

    Shh ! I know nothing about AC !
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    If I understand correctly Hazzer, you want to...

    If I understand correctly Hazzer, you want to know if there will be "zoned" areas, possibly like EQ, or if overland travel will be consistent, such as in Asheron's Call.

    Overland travel will be...
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    This isn't at all what I am saying. I never said,...

    This isn't at all what I am saying. I never said, and I am not an advocate for, making encounters easy so that everyone can do them. I believe I did say that some encounters should be tailored to...
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    Punishment's post above describes a huge problem...

    Punishment's post above describes a huge problem and a solution for it and it is one of the problems I had in mind.

    Keying and flagging for areas doesn't always take a "maximum of few weeks" . I...
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    Well, the two largest problems I see with keying...

    Well, the two largest problems I see with keying is one, it artificially seperates the community, and two, it adds unnecessary complexity to the game. It's a timesink. Some timesinks over the years...
  10. Clues embedded into the game that describe...

    Clues embedded into the game that describe elements of the history and Lore of Telara and perhaps some profetic ones as well. Some obvious and some hidden that require players to be actively...
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    Seperating content by forbidding access with a...

    Seperating content by forbidding access with a key or flag system has all sorts of problems associated with it. A better idea would be to seperate content by the amount of player and group/raid skill...
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    GROUPS of humanoid NPCs that have tanks,...

    GROUPS of humanoid NPCs that have tanks, healers,dps,ect. They work together just like player groups and they are trying to kill you for experience or loot or a quest (motivation is endless) just...
  13. Thread: Raiding!

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    Exactly what i was thinking. I like to raid and...

    Exactly what i was thinking. I like to raid and solve puzzles as much as the next geek but the end-game needs a shot of pure innovation right in the rear end. Rading as the ultimate goal in an MMOG...
  14. Epic weapons aren't epic if John Doe boss in a...

    Epic weapons aren't epic if John Doe boss in a group content dungeon a couple levels later in content drops something better. It simply isn't. And while it is a good argument that content designed...
  15. Thread: Raiding!

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    Once a token system gets your guild all geared up...

    Once a token system gets your guild all geared up faster and you no longer require the loot from the top raid in the game, what do you and your guild do then? You've beaten the top script in the...
  16. Yes, it's a good idea but I wouldn't want a...

    Yes, it's a good idea but I wouldn't want a commonly or even an uncommonly dropped item 5 levels later to be better than epics in any way. Gear needs to last longer than it has in most games to date....
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    Over 70 people on a raid was truly epic in and of...

    Over 70 people on a raid was truly epic in and of itself but difficult to manage in the best of times. I do hope there are raids that require more than 20 people and even 70 or more but we'd need far...
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    I played wow for years and I didn't experience...

    I played wow for years and I didn't experience any more trolling or immature behavior than I did in EQ which I also played for years. I did not frequent any WoW BBSs alot but I did peek in every now...
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    Of course not. Why would I pay $15/month to be...

    Of course not. Why would I pay $15/month to be treated badly? You would?
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    Yes please. I didn't get an i7 extreme to play...

    Yes please. I didn't get an i7 extreme to play side scrolling mario brothers.
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    I don't think anyone here yet has advocated for a...

    I don't think anyone here yet has advocated for a "forced" community aspect to Rift, have they? As for "Enforced Community" no, I don't think any aspects forcing social gameplay should be implimented...
  22. Thread: Raiding!

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    Haha ! This happened so often in some raids that...

    Haha ! This happened so often in some raids that I wondered if some people were doing this purposely just to add some excitement during the long dull moments. But yeah, even a screw up can turn into...
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    Fallout 3 and addons. Got a Fallout 2 game on...

    Fallout 3 and addons.
    Got a Fallout 2 game on the SSD I need to finish some day
    Starcraft
    ET:QW
    TF2
    HoM&M 5
    Recently stopped playing Fallen Earth

    I need a new GOOD MMO game.
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    I am hoping that the raiding element of Rift will...

    I am hoping that the raiding element of Rift will be taken seriously throughout all levels of power. Raiding doesn't have to be the ultimate goal of an MMO game and not all of the best scripted...
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    Flexibility. Flexible engines, systems,...

    Flexibility.

    Flexible engines, systems, scripts, and people have, time and time again, created the best games period. In a game that changes and evloves over time such as MMOGs flexibility is a...
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