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Re: Rift!

Postby Loras » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:24 pm

Aye, but I found reaver to be a better complement to Paladin. Cause Riftblade is all about huge bursts some of it being ranged, and to be honest you either dont get fast enough to apply all the Reaver dots, or the opponents don't last long enough for the dots to be any good. I humiliate groups of mobs in a couple of GCDs really (not exaggerating), so dots are hardly any good. It's literally Thunder strike x3 -> Air burst (or what was the name) -> Thunder Strike x3 -> Earth burst. By that time everything is dead, and often enough the second burst is an overkill as they're close to dead (a several hundred points of dmg burst hitting a few enemies with ~100hp left) or already dead. Riftblade is somewhat weak at start but come 30s it's a real beast (once you get the air burst, that hits a lot more than 3 enemies).

Oh, and please keep this topic updated with endgame content when you reach it - observations, explanations, etc. I'm pretty interested to hear more about it as that was one of the reasons to stop my initial rush to switch from WoW to Rift. Not that I'll do it now even if endgame was good and original (other reasons for it too), but I'm still curious about it :)
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Re: Rift!

Postby Shyrtandros » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:30 am

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Re: Rift!

Postby Levantine » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:06 am

Wow, I'm actually enjoying the Rogue archetype. Currently levelling as an Ass/RS/BD. RS as my secondary for the blink and survivability boost for levelling is noice (*hugs Rift Scavenger*), 0pt BD so far for Side Steps when I inevitably Pull Too Much.

PS Assassin is funsies. I'm hoping I really annoy people in Fronts.

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Re: Rift!

Postby Shyrtandros » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:53 am

I think I goofed with my selections for my rogue.. it's still fun though.

I went with Saboteur/ Ranger / Bard

I like the bombs with saboteur but I've noticed for doing rifts the bombs are almost useless because of how fast people kill stuff so I end up spanning ranger abilities during rifts.
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Re: Rift!

Postby Levantine » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:41 pm

What level are you? I've not noticed stuff dieing exceptionally quickly as low as 13/14. It might be that there are just less people zerging the shit out of the rifts and invasions since I play at Oceanic times (even though I play on one of the 'ocenaic' homes, there's undoubtedly just less of us).
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Re: Rift!

Postby Shyrtandros » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:41 am

Levantine wrote:What level are you? I've not noticed stuff dieing exceptionally quickly as low as 13/14. It might be that there are just less people zerging the shit out of the rifts and invasions since I play at Oceanic times (even though I play on one of the 'ocenaic' homes, there's undoubtedly just less of us).


We're like level 8ish and to be honost I feel a bit confused about the way rifts and invasions work.. random quests showing up on our screen, randomly being able to loot or not loot stuff we kill during the fight.. 1 person getting credit and the other not.. it just seems a bit odd.

I think every rift we've done has had at a minimum of 6+ people there so the stuff dies FAST.
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Re: Rift!

Postby Eltiana » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:54 am

Shyrtandros wrote:
Levantine wrote:What level are you? I've not noticed stuff dieing exceptionally quickly as low as 13/14. It might be that there are just less people zerging the shit out of the rifts and invasions since I play at Oceanic times (even though I play on one of the 'ocenaic' homes, there's undoubtedly just less of us).


We're like level 8ish and to be honost I feel a bit confused about the way rifts and invasions work.. random quests showing up on our screen, randomly being able to loot or not loot stuff we kill during the fight.. 1 person getting credit and the other not.. it just seems a bit odd.

I think every rift we've done has had at a minimum of 6+ people there so the stuff dies FAST.

Quests show up on the screen to let you know when a zone wide invasion is happening, and to update you on how progressed the people in that zone are in defeating the invasion. It isn't an actual real quest though.
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Re: Rift!

Postby thegreatheed » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:02 am

Shyrtandros wrote:
Levantine wrote:What level are you? I've not noticed stuff dieing exceptionally quickly as low as 13/14. It might be that there are just less people zerging the shit out of the rifts and invasions since I play at Oceanic times (even though I play on one of the 'ocenaic' homes, there's undoubtedly just less of us).


We're like level 8ish and to be honost I feel a bit confused about the way rifts and invasions work.. random quests showing up on our screen, randomly being able to loot or not loot stuff we kill during the fight.. 1 person getting credit and the other not.. it just seems a bit odd.

I think every rift we've done has had at a minimum of 6+ people there so the stuff dies FAST.


At level 8, you're only encountering minor rifts, and there's only a couple possible spawns for them. The first zone in general usually has a quite a bit of rift zerging happening, just because of leveling curves. Once you level a bit, it's pretty easy to find rifts with only a couple people, or none at all.

One good thing they did is scale rift difficulty with player population in the zone. 3 months from now when you're leveling an alt, you won't have a zone filled with impossible major rifts.
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Re: Rift!

Postby Punkss2 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:39 pm

I'm using a Assasin\Rift\Nightblade build right now. It's really nice as you get some of the defensive ablities from rift and self healing. I'm level 41 right now, and comfortably pull 3 to 4 mobs at same lvl as me and finish most fights with full HP. I got the build off of riftjunkies on their forums under the rogue class if anyone is interested, I'm at work so no linky sorry.

I tried the Rift tank spec, but due to being in leveling gear, I was told i was too much of a mana sponge. I will be using it as my 4th spec when I hit 50 and start building an avoidance tank set. Bard is really good support in dungeons and in warfronts. I'm also using a sabo/bard/infiltrator build for pvp that does great burst and has decent survivabilty as long as I'm not being focused by too many.
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Re: Rift!

Postby sahiel » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:16 pm

At level 38 I just switched from Riftblade to a Champ/Para/Rift spec... it's hilarious in WFs. Run in, 3-4 seconds later hit everyone nearby for 1k+, then do it again another 3-4 seconds later... I see a fix for champ/paragon synergy coming soon, it easily doubles anyone else's damage in WFs. As it is, even without the extra burst from paragon I can do 8 seconds worth of stun every minute, solely from Champion, thats pretty much anyone dead given that in that time I do around 4k damage before crits (and I have a 30 second CD 'Your next attack crits' ability).

It's just as good for pve, with charge on a 15 sec CD and causing a 3 sec stun, most mobs are dead before they get more than 2 swings at me, it does do -slightly- worse in Rifts since it's melee so I spend a few precious moments running to new mobs whereas my Riftblade just stood in the middle and spammed ranged attacks, but it's so much more fun to play imo. I definitely take more damage than my riftblade too, mobs literally never reached with slows and roots when I was that spec, however I kill mobs maybe 3 times as fast or more now, so even with the odd moment sat down drinking after 10 kills it still results in vastly quicker questing overall.
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Re: Rift!

Postby Punkss2 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:40 am

I'm hoping to ding 50 tomorrow. I'm 21% into the lvl. I will be the first in my guild to 50, closest was a couple people who hit 40 or 41. Questing in this game is rediculously easy, I love it. I got bored this week so I've been achieve hunting, which was always a favorite pastime of mine. I have one puzzle to go and 3 cairns I think to be done with those.

Any suggestions on the next toon to level? Warpunk is a rogue, I have a cleric and warrior made (Healpunk and Ragepunk) already. Also any recommendations on leveling specs? I'm specced BM/Riftblade/Champ atm i think on warrior and Druid/HoT healer/AOE healer (cant remember soul names)
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Re: Rift!

Postby crazyharry » Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:10 am

I have levelled my warrior to 50 and tried just about every soul combo available, but I kept going back to champ/rift/vindicator (essential on my server, everyone wants to gank the champions), its (for me) the most fun by a mile. The only downside is how damn fragile champs are.

Similar story with my cleric, tried everything, kept going back to shaman/druid/warden for the face smashing goodness and the insta heals/on demand mana regen.

Levelling a rogue now, nb/ass/bd for general crap, bard/sab for WFs and riftstalker/bd/bard for tanking.

I have tried the various AoE specs and they never seem to life up to the hype.
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Re: Rift!

Postby Kelaan » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:57 pm

What sort of end-game is there? Are there raids, high-level dungeons, or is it mainly PvP or rift-zerging?
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Re: Rift!

Postby Holyblaze » Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:11 pm

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Re: Rift!

Postby Eltiana » Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:27 pm

Kelaan wrote:What sort of end-game is there? Are there raids, high-level dungeons, or is it mainly PvP or rift-zerging?

That I know of there are high-level dungeons with expert modes, at least one raid, and raid rifts.
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Re: Rift!

Postby Punkss2 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:11 am

Who found me on Keenblade the otherday? I tried to add your character to my friends list and it kept rejecting it! Could you type your toons name out so I can try and make sure I got it right.

Also, PVP for Keenblade - you want to be Guardian. The Deepstrike shard is always running premades that SMASH everyone at lvl 50 right now. It's pretty hard to come by prestige and points that way. On that note, anyone have any good rogue PVP builds? My bard build works well, but I get focused hard.
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Re: Rift!

Postby Punkss2 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:37 am

Anyone other than me still playing?

I am on Deepstrike now, Guardian, LVL 46 Warrior, Warpunk

The guild i was on in Keenblade died out so I decided to reroll.

Mage's got buffed all to hell. The 2 fun specs for rogues got nerfed (Sabo and Bard).
I'm in a decent PVP guild, Warriorpoets. Come check me out!
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Re: Rift!

Postby Elfadin » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:20 pm

Still playing and having a great time. My main is a 43 defiant mage on Shadowfallen. I still think Sabo is one of the most fun pvp class/builds in the game. Black Garden + aoe bombs and charges is awesome.
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Re: Rift!

Postby Loras » Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:31 am

How about endgame? Game's been released months ago, people reached 50 on the first week. Someone surely has something to say about how endgame is (and what actually matters in terms of wow-rift competition) :)
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Re: Rift!

Postby amh » Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:58 am

Punkss2 wrote:Anyone other than me still playing?


Still playing, though not as much as I'd like. Level 50 warrior on Blightweald EU. I was hoping Rift would replace WoW for me, and it will at some point, but my computer can't actually handle the game properly. 5-mans go all right, not too laggy, but anything 10+ drops me down to 5-10 fps.
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Re: Rift!

Postby Punkss2 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:16 am

I have yet to participate in any endgame content up to the point. That's mainly due to the fact that I levled another toon on a different server due to server I was on before. The guild I'm in now has a more PVP type focus, but still run the T1/T2 Heroic (5 man) dungeons. These are the typical instanced dungeons. For the most part theyre farming prestige and looking to rank their pvp level up (rank 6 is max).

The world event that just happend this past weekend to introduce their newest raid content, River of Souls, was really bad. The latency and instability and altogether lack of direction in what to do for the events was horrible. Put it this way, they have a blue post that basically states they took on more than they could handle, even after delaying the event. They are also awarding EVERYONE (aka anyone with an account) with this list of loot: 1) 250 otherworldy stones (you can buy stuff with these during the limited time) 2) a satchel with one of four rewards ( 20 slot bag, out of combat polymorph, 90% mount, 110% mount) 3) the item to start a shade touched weapon 4) and finally the achievements that were denied us during the invasion. I really hope they learned from this and wont repeat the retardedness that was this world event. It was cool banding together with my guildies, but with the retarded amount of lag (I have a more than adequate machine to run this game at the best settings) it was bad.

I should hopefully hit 50 this weekend and be able to start running some dungeons to get a better feel for the "endgame" but I doubt I will ever get a chance to hit the indoor raids. I would like to see if I can convince them to do the outdoor raid rifts, which would provide a challenge as we are on a PVP server, but it should be fun. I guess more to come!
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Re: Rift!

Postby Angelarc6570 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:01 am

Turns out Rift is a lot of fun :D Playing a Warrior-Reaver on a shard that I cant spell!
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Re: Rift!

Postby Shyrtandros » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:18 am

Punk, It may have been me.

I have a few characters on keenblade (But unfortunately real life has prevented me from playing much... damn car BLEW UP)

I have Warloga and Asclepius
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Re: Rift!

Postby Punkss2 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:47 am

Shyrtandros wrote:Punk, It may have been me.

I have a few characters on keenblade (But unfortunately real life has prevented me from playing much... damn car BLEW UP)

I have Warloga and Asclepius


LOL! yeah, it was...i recognize Asclepius. I am playing on Deepstrike as Guardian now. I'm hoping for shard transfers/faction changes soon. I wouldnt mind playing my rogue again :P
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Re: Rift!

Postby Skye1013 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:43 am

/cast [target=thread] Resurrection

Ok... so any else tried out the new 1-2 man "raids"? I personally think they're awesome, as I'm usually only playing with one of my friends, and we enjoy 2 manning everything that we can.

As an update to my character... I've got a lvl 50 rogue (RS/BD tank, Bard/NB supt, MM/NB rdps, Sab/NB mdps.) I haven't tried tanking any of the expert dungeons, but they recently did a pretty massive overhaul on Riftstalkers (mostly to AoE tanking) and Marksmen (making them more mobile, like they were originally intended to be) which has made the game even MORE fun for me (though the lack of active friends/guildmates means I still play WoW more frequently...)
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