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Posted by Ash_F

Rock monsters!

Posted by ChrisFiftyTwo

Blasted!

Posted by Pop

0.o that's it?

Posted by BoomSnapClap13

Huh? Not much of a teaser... What MMORPG doesnt have big rock Golems.

Posted by JackSukeru

Awesome, a fantasy MMO. Been waiting for this!

Posted by Winsord

Darn, I read the spoiler and ruined the game for myself. :/

Posted by Rapid

Looks like made in NeverWinter Nights

Posted by SumDeus

I'm not very teased.

Posted by thomasonfa

@ 0:26- Did that "rock" monster scratch himself? I wonder what ointment do they use for rashes?

Posted by MisterMouse

doesnt tell use a lot... but I will hold judgment till I see more.

Posted by Korolev

I've seen rockier

Posted by Gevlik

When will developers ever learn?  Untill WoW dies, don't bother with the fantasy MMO's.  Or just don't bother in general.
 
Similar to WoW?  People will hate it because it's like WoW.
Not like WoW?  People will hate it because it's not like WoW.

Posted by MordeaniisChaos

It sure is WoW in here....

Posted by Malphye

Underwhelming trailer.

Posted by Lind_L_Taylor

Would have been better if it was based on Palladium Games RIFTS RPG.

Posted by Blair

Even though I'll never play an MMO, it's kind of fun to see them come out.  Even if they eventually suck, I like that some people are actually making them and playing them.

Edited by Seppli

Apparently Trion Worlds went off the deep end and put already more than 50 million dollars into Rift's developement. No way in hell will they ever make their money back on this project. They release in the worst possible window with SW:TOR and Guild Wars 2 and WoW : Cataclysm as direct competitors. Especially since successful MMOs aren't going away, they are captivating your target audience and take them out of the free market for much longer than regular games do.
 
Hell, I haven't even gotten enough attention to spare to even be remotely interested in Rift : Planes of Telara and I'm currently not even playing a MMORPG for serious. I know I will play both SW:TOR and Guild Wars 2 for sure and can't imagine anything Trion Worlds could do to sell me on their game over either of its competitors.
 
Their only chance is to go for the hardcore MMORPG crowd and that's just too small an audience to make the returns they'll need to recover their investments, which would be the very least. Worst business ever. Even more fucked up is, the game actually looks kinda good. Too bad it's doomed to fail. I feel sorry for Trion Worlds' investors. I won't be able to make your investment payoff. I'd love to, but I'll rather be playing Guild Wars 2 and SW:TOR then.
 
There just won't be any time and attention and money left for your game.

Posted by Phantom_Gardener
@MordeaniisChaos: cmon.. really?
Posted by Milkman

That sure looks like a fantasy MMO. Now, show me why I should care.

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Posted by toots

mmm...no.

Posted by Deusoma

Rift's graphics aren't bad, looks damned good for an MMO, but the best part of this video for me... was the appearance by Greg Kasavin in the ad for the Big Live Live Show Live before the trailer actually started playing.

Posted by Dain22
@Delphye said:
" Underwhelming trailer. "
Well the landscape of a giant humanoid skeleton was kind of interesting.
Posted by foggel

Aaahahah! First time I've seen Brad's big live live show live ad.

Posted by Rewcastle

Am i the only one who wants a sci-fi MMO? (hold your SW:TOR and EVE comments)
Fuck another fantasy MMO. Gimme an own brand MMO where you can command your own ship and your guild is the crew. Go planet hoping discovering new shit. I might settle for a Mass Effect MMO actually. Yeah. Do that!

Posted by Bollard
@thomasonfa said:
" @ 0:26- Did that "rock" monster scratch himself? I wonder what ointment do they use for rashes? "
Gravlon.
Posted by JBrighty

i think ill pass. this game looks too damn dull

Posted by MeatSim

What do stone people drink?

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Posted by MordeaniisChaos
@Phantom_Gardener said:
" @MordeaniisChaos: cmon.. really? "
I saw this game at PAX. It's HD WoW. Trust me on that. THe music is very similar, the art is very similar, the animation is very similar, and there are things that look like they were just ripped from WoW.
Posted by Robitt

They couldn't think of a better name then STONEFIELD? Goddamn you people.

Posted by Grillbar

its a HD wow thats more advanced and your charecter can be more uniq due to that fact that instead of a class and a spec its a class and you can choose 3 souls out a bunch tied to that class making it less likely to get a char that similar to all the others. if it was not for the fact that wow jaded me alot i would really look forward to this but since wow killed my interest in mmo's ill proberly pass on this

Posted by Osiris
@Seppli said:
" Apparently Trion Worlds went off the deep end and put already more than 50 million dollars into Rift's developement. No way in hell will they ever make their money back on this project. They release in the worst possible window with SW:TOR and Guild Wars 2 and WoW : Cataclysm as direct competitors. Especially since successful MMOs aren't going away, they are captivating your target audience and take them out of the free market for much longer than regular games do. Hell, I haven't even gotten enough attention to spare to even be remotely interested in Rift : Planes of Telara and I'm currently not even playing a MMORPG for serious. I know I will play both SW:TOR and Guild Wars 2 for sure and can't imagine anything Trion Worlds could do to sell me on their game over either of its competitors.  Their only chance is to go for the hardcore MMORPG crowd and that's just too small an audience to make the returns they'll need to recover their investments, which would be the very least. Worst business ever. Even more fucked up is, the game actually looks kinda good. Too bad it's doomed to fail. I feel sorry for Trion Worlds' investors. I won't be able to make your investment payoff. I'd love to, but I'll rather be playing Guild Wars 2 and SW:TOR then.  There just won't be any time and attention and money left for your game. "
Cataclysm is already dead, at least for those who have played the game for way to long. Guild Wars 1 was horrible, why would the second one be sooooo much better. (to me that game doesn't look good) SW hasn't been shown much, might be a big ass flop as well, for all we know. ALL that dialog is kinda putting me off... the game still looks cool tho. I've been playing Rift since the head start and I can tell you this, it is/was massive. over 1 million subscribers.... So yeah definitely room for a game that does almost everything right, Trion is one of the most commited, friendly and listening dev team I have ever seen. This game BLOWS WoW out of the window right now and the end-game content looks super sweet. Now Blizzard is trying to desperately bring the old WoW players back with bringing back ZA and ZG as 5 man wellfare epic instance, give me a break. 
 
I love this game, I know everyone I knows does. It is so much different from WoW, the rift invasions and all the dynamic content is insanely awesome. Go Trion.
Edited by Seppli
@Osiris:
 
Superold video and comment. I played some of the open beta and while RIFT is perfectly adequate in most ways and has some unique touches to it, like the 'open' class system and the dynamic invasions, it didn't grab my attention at all. I've tried many MMOs over the years since I got into the genre with WoW and my interest has waned.
 
Sadly, RIFT's moment to moment gameplay doesn't feel new and fresh, it's still the same old mechanics and same old presentation. There's definitely something worthwhile there for players who still dig the current MMO-brand of gameplay, but I need something new and fresh to reinvigorate my passion for the genre. Rift ain't it.
 
Maybe Bioware and their full voice work and storytelling angle will do the trick. More likely ArenaNet and their wholly MMO 2.0 design will achieve what I need from the genre. It needs to level up. RIFT feels at best like an MMO 1.5.