I spent a couple of weekends ago, playing the Rift beta 4. I was supposed to meet up with the MMOReporter crew eventually, but they’re all playing on the Defiant side of the game (boo). The only chance I have to run into them is if they manage to come through an invasion rift. I guess I can dig their love for machines rather than the Guardian’s religious zealotry. Honestly, I just like the areas for Guardians better. It’s prettier. It’s lighter. It just feels like the sunny side of the street. And I can get behind that sometimes 😉
I really want to play this game when it comes out. The game is so visually stunning and addictive that I absolutely should NOT purchase this game when it’s released. I already run into the problems with trying to keep up with housework, mmorpgs, family, and everything else. This game would most likely be the final nail in the coffin for one of those categories, and I’m sure you can guess which ones would suffer immediately.
There’s something about this game. You can attempt to pull back and analyze if it’s actually a good game and it’s an impossible task. The fact remains that it’s addictive. That something special that jumps out and grabs you by the proverbial gonads and makes you spend countless hours grinding away with too much satisfaction. After staying away from the Beta this time through, I can confidently say that I don’t really like Rift. Unfortunately that’s about as committal as I can be with that opinion. I could easily play it, especially if it offered a Free-to-play or freemium option. Now that I’ve been away from a subscription per month game for 6 months or so, I just can’t see myself paying monthly to play a game anymore.