Archive for April, 2011

This IS how you do it!

by on Apr.29, 2011, under Articles

The “River of Souls World Event Wrapup” post by Scott Hartsman is why we play Rift; it is why we support Trion and why they are head and shoulders above the competition.

Fail or Learning Experience?

Let’s face it the event didn’t go to plan, the timing for a start for the Phase Two and Three events was silly, a short period on a Saturday that not everybody could attend – honestly who thought that was a good idea? I get why they thought Saturday afternoon was a good idea but some people who wanted to be there were still at work.

The zone events were laggy both from a network and graphics (I have an amazingly good PC here and I still saw issues) standpoint, the bosses continuously de-spawned in some zones until kills were “luckily” made.

Rewards didn’t drop correctly and some people experienced a failure to get the Achievement for attending the event despite being there (I was witness to this though it wasn’t me personally).

All in all, as Scott admits, not the way the event should have gone.

Pessimist or Optimist?

Some people will read this and think “well that’s not very constructive is it” truth is, it’s not meant to be, these are the plain and simple facts, this is what was witnessed by people attending the event. Constructive or not the truth is the truth, it’s what they do from here that matters. As the post above says they had great ambitions and fantastic ideas of how the event should work –  However, in the real world things seldom work just the way you want, they have learnt from it that’s what matters.

Sure it was frustrating and irritating that it didn’t work out as we hopped but it’s a learning experience, both from the developer’s point of view – What they can actually achieve out of their ambition – From our point of view we know what to expect, what to hope for and what can be achieved.

Life – Don’t talk to me about life.

An MMO is a ever evolving life-consuming bitter sweet experience and only through development time and the end users patients and input will this game be the experience we want and expect it to be.

Don’t go all rage-quit on it yet this game is just out of the blocks and we are yet to see the best of what it can deliver – and let’s face it what it has delivered so far is way above standard for it’s lifespan. Rift has plenty of growth room and plenty of surprises to deliver, strap in.

Day in – Day out.

Trion and Rift continue to shock, amaze, bewilder, astound, live up to and fall short of expectation it is a rollercoaster but all MMO’s are. The thing is the ups and way more often than the downs and Trion have proved here that when they feel they let us down they pay us back in kind.

I myself am glad I jumped on-board and I am very glad I invested in a 6 month sub, I am looking forward to many more World Events, Raids, Dungeons and anything else Trion has to offer – If along the way I have to experience a few “mishaps” then I am at least glad to know that the Team at Trion will be there to fix things.

Rift On!

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Podcast 40: Developer Will Cook on World Events

by on Apr.25, 2011, under Podcast

Will Cook, Rift and Events lead and Cindy ‘Abigale’ Bowens join Arithion & Desikis in today’s episode to talk about the following and more:

  • Learning from World Event 1
  • The Future of World Events
  • Dynamic Content Expanded
  • 1.2 and Rifts
  • Authenticators

Make sure to check out the potential changes up and coming in Patch 1.2

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Hope you enjoy the Podcast!

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The Harbinger

by on Apr.21, 2011, under Articles

As you’re killing your last Bogling, a horn sounds in the distance. Somewhere far away, someone exclaims that a strange smell is drifting through the area.

And then… nothing. No, there isn’t even a quiet before the storm. Literally nothing happens — life continues as it was before, rifts and tears continue to await the ascended, and monsters continue to stalk around, looking for people to kill. Anyone entering the zone would have no idea that an invasion is coming up.

And then, it happens. The sky may change colors, or a ton of tears that instantly transform into rifts may appear. And Rift missed a great chance to be dramatic.

Though it probably would never be high on the to-do list. this needs to change. (continue reading…)

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Podcast 39: Elrar, Abigale, 1.2 and World Events

by on Apr.18, 2011, under Podcast

Elrar and Abigale join Shyntyrr and Arithion to talk about the prospects of patch 1.2, and the unfolding of the world event.

  • Patch 1.2 potential changes
  • Guild Bank Soon™
  • River of Trash Souls
  • World Event
  • CSR & Authenticators
  • Funny Phishing Emails

With the prospective changes to several souls, the outlook for 1.2 is currently positive. Stay tuned for a lot more information about this looming patch. Hope everyone is enjoying RoS.

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Due to many requests, we’ve changed the inline player to a pop up window player. Now you can surf the site, as you listen. Let us know what you think.

Hope you enjoy the podcast. Links below the cut

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The Rift: Episode 39 Podcast Notes

by on Apr.18, 2011, under English, Podcast Notes

Many thanks to Katabri of Tank Telara for helping out with these notes!

Shyntyrr fills in for Desikis, and today’s guests are: Cindy “Abigale” Bowens and James “Elrar” Nichols.
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