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snippet60 Mar 17 @ 1:49pm
Cant Get past lvl 15
I've tried this game like 8 times, I cant seem to get past the fact that it just seems spammy, every class has a few abilities that do the exact same thing. Never mind all the different classes, we may as well be people in different outfits throwing rocks at things... some rocks may be big rocks and some might be small.. but I feel like no matter what class i play, I have one spammy ability, and then a little customization past that.. does it...ever get any better? Or do you just whittle mobs down with spammy abilities?
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SwobyJ Mar 17 @ 6:18pm 
Lv 15 = still in introduction of basic mechanics. So yes, spammy.
Nidhoggr Mar 17 @ 6:35pm 
Welcome to an MMO.
snippet60 Mar 18 @ 12:07am 
Is that to say that once you progress a bit i wont just spam attacks?
Desphael Mar 18 @ 1:14am 
Depends what classes you tried. For example on rogues you need to use few skills to build your combo points, then use a finisher. While clerics for example have different mechanics, some require 1-2 skills spamming, some don't. And so on with every class and sub-class. +There is the fact that at 15 you barely have any skills, and yes, most of them are similar. If you stick with 1 char and go to 25-30 at least, you'll see the difference. But still, if for example you play a rogue, you will just get more options, but still having same playstyle. So i suggest you to check a wiki or something to see which one sounds like what you want.
Firo Prochainezo Mar 18 @ 7:15am 
The level cap is 60 and you're at level 15. You have about 2 skills at that point. I play a fire damage mage and a healer. My damage mage at level 27 has about 4-5 skills. My healer has about 6-8 that I use at the same level (different roles). You can't expect to get 15 different skills to use at such a low level.
Psychic Kitty Mar 18 @ 9:36am 
I would suggest playing a rogue.

Make an Assassin rogue then you get the ability to do stealth and such, also try a bard rogue with lots of music abilitys and also try tactician(becasue these get the flame throwers with no targeting required)

Most fo the other classes seam to all play the same....not exactly sure why.
Shifty Powers Mar 18 @ 9:41am 
Playing a Level 59 cleric with a macro set so I just spam one key and keep refreshing my dots on the target. Easiest class ever and still top the DPS in dungeons. So yes, the game can be spammy if YOU want it to be.
kingskin Mar 18 @ 11:16am 
Originally posted by Shifty Powers:
Playing a Level 59 cleric with a macro set so I just spam one key and keep refreshing my dots on the target. Easiest class ever and still top the DPS in dungeons. So yes, the game can be spammy if YOU want it to be.

I played a bit of rift when it was first released,was fun enough. Thought id give it another go as i needed an mmo itch scratched and then i see this.

That to me doesnt look like fun but its the way the genre has gone. Hit 4 buttons and get showered with loot. Or when you hit max level hit those 4 buttons for a month and get showered with loot.Not a moan at rift just a general moan at the genre,but that post sums up a lot of what i dont like about mmo's anymore.

While im having a whine about mmo's ill do this one:)

How do you learn to be a group support class when everyone can melt mobs in seconds?, with very little need to group to do it.(tried instant adventure as a healer and was completly uneeded). I only got to level 20 this attempt but if i ever got round to the higher end content how would i know what works and when?

read forums? read guides?. Ugh no thanks, i learn by doing not by following a you tube video.

Join a guild and have someone mentor down? ( or whatever its called in rift). So despite the good intentions of helping ,they blast through a dungeon they have done a hundred times and melt all the mobs in seconds. Again,Not helpfull.

I played eq2 for a while.I prefer being a healer. got to mid 60's without finding any group content apart from the aforementioned dungeon melting mentored people. Actually had to heal a guild group one time and guess what? failed miserably and was whined at. No ♥♥♥♥ i cant heal ,i dont get the ♥♥♥♥ing chance so how would i know how to :P?

Best bet with mmo's nowdays seemes to be get in early when everyone is learning and doesnt have great gear etc. At least people have more need of help to get towards the later stages of the game so you get to practice before you get there.

Always wow and the dungeon finder i suppose. But even then most of the levelling done there is a faceroll. Only ever gets fun if the tank or the healer dies or someone pulls craploads of mobs.Then omg you have to play your character to survive!

Thats my mmo moan over with.♥♥♥♥♥ at me or not. I am getting older so im allowed to be a curmudgeon!

Shifty Powers Mar 18 @ 11:23am 
Originally posted by kingskin:
Originally posted by Shifty Powers:
Playing a Level 59 cleric with a macro set so I just spam one key and keep refreshing my dots on the target. Easiest class ever and still top the DPS in dungeons. So yes, the game can be spammy if YOU want it to be.

I played a bit of rift when it was first released,was fun enough. Thought id give it another go as i needed an mmo itch scratched and then i see this.

That to me doesnt look like fun but its the way the genre has gone. Hit 4 buttons and get showered with loot. Or when you hit max level hit those 4 buttons for a month and get showered with loot.Not a moan at rift just a general moan at the genre,but that post sums up a lot of what i dont like about mmo's anymore.

While im having a whine about mmo's ill do this one:)

How do you learn to be a group support class when everyone can melt mobs in seconds?, with very little need to group to do it.(tried instant adventure as a healer and was completly uneeded). I only got to level 20 this attempt but if i ever got round to the higher end content how would i know what works and when?

read forums? read guides?. Ugh no thanks, i learn by doing not by following a you tube video.

Join a guild and have someone mentor down? ( or whatever its called in rift). So despite the good intentions of helping ,they blast through a dungeon they have done a hundred times and melt all the mobs in seconds. Again,Not helpfull.

I played eq2 for a while.I prefer being a healer. got to mid 60's without finding any group content apart from the aforementioned dungeon melting mentored people. Actually had to heal a guild group one time and guess what? failed miserably and was whined at. No ♥♥♥♥ i cant heal ,i dont get the ♥♥♥♥ing chance so how would i know how to :P?

Best bet with mmo's nowdays seemes to be get in early when everyone is learning and doesnt have great gear etc. At least people have more need of help to get towards the later stages of the game so you get to practice before you get there.

Always wow and the dungeon finder i suppose. But even then most of the levelling done there is a faceroll. Only ever gets fun if the tank or the healer dies or someone pulls craploads of mobs.Then omg you have to play your character to survive!

Thats my mmo moan over with.♥♥♥♥♥ at me or not. I am getting older so im allowed to be a curmudgeon!

No I agree with you. But you're talking about lower levels which is what happens. Level 1-30 on RIFT is more of a 'tutorial' a learning point, a 'learn your class'. I use macro's to make dungeons, pvp, raids easier for me to handle which is why they're there. I'd rather have a macro set up that can cause the same amount of damage in one button press instead of 8. I have too many abilities for my hands to handle and I'd rather avoid RSI (repetitive strain injury). At level 60 you can make the game as complicated as you want with your abilities. A healer is definitely needed and so is a support in 40+ to 60 dungeons. World of Warcraft is exactly the same when it comes to low level dungeons, tank can tank anything without desperately needing heals.

This all being said, RIFT is either for you or it isn't. I stuck with it and so far I'm glad I have because I've enjoyed every minute of it and I'm still no where near end game.

Moan all you want mate, I know how you feel. You just need to level up a lot more than 20 to experience what RIFT has to offer. Okay I am near end game I guess since I'm level 59 but I've still got to get gear and everything to be able to enjoy PvP at it's fullest(?)
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crackz12 Mar 18 @ 12:36pm 
Rift is without doubt one of the best MMOs about... looks good moves well.dungeons are superb...only area where i think the guys at trionworlds need to look at is the guilds.. not enough focus on it i feel?

but all in all .. i call it wow for grown ups |!
virpyre Mar 20 @ 8:21am 
I've had the most fun out of the pet archetypes Necromancer, Elementalist & Ranger .
-Silver Surfer- Mar 22 @ 9:10am 
well think a second about this i left Rift about 6 times and know what i always returned like a lovedrunken sailor why cause it has something the others lack like longtime intervention !

i had all i mean and say all mmos that are out there !

and that are many im 58 now and just returned after burned out on GW2 and Tera feeling cozy and warm again in my beloved hated RIFT ....

there is the freedom that you can be as much you can bear too much sometimes as fits into a normal lifetime lol but on the other hand it is satisfying if your chains work the first time correctly as planned ! Hell Yeah DIG IT!
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Firo Prochainezo Mar 23 @ 8:56pm 
Originally posted by ShadowDragon:
well think a second about this i left Rift about 6 times and know what i always returned like a lovedrunken sailor why cause it has something the others lack like longtime intervention !

i had all i mean and say all mmos that are out there !

and that are many im 58 now and just returned after burned out on GW2 and Tera feeling cozy and warm again in my beloved hated RIFT ....

there is the freedom that you can be as much you can bear too much sometimes as fits into a normal lifetime lol but on the other hand it is satisfying if your chains work the first time correctly as planned ! Hell Yeah DIG IT!

This. I played Tera and it just didn't feel right. Played WoW during Vanilla and around cata and it was pretty good. Rift just takes the best from all these MMOs and puts them together in a neat free package. You don't have to pay a penny to play the game. You can even get cash shop items for in game money by purchasing rex off another player. The game is easily the best MMO out right now. ESO and Wildstar just aren't good enough to beat it.
-Silver Surfer- Mar 24 @ 2:46am 
Yo happy its nice you mention it even i preordered both and was goin to get fanboy blinded by the colors i cant say it another way !
But both games cannot hold what they promissed or live up to Rift especially after 2.7.
while the beta showed me that you cant make a skyrim online good enough that all are happy with or pleased i admit TESO came close to it but just close. The best was the implementation of Malukah as singer( 3 hearts as one) you find it in a tavern in a mayor city.
Wildstar is to colorful and tries to joke about everything and has a toooooooooo long intro i almost died waiting to play it uncontroled and untunnelled sigh.
well here i had the wow Deja Vue sometimes....Conclusion Rift FOREVER!
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John Tenner Mar 29 @ 2:06am 
Id give it a little bit. By the time you are 60 you will have so many buttons you wont know what to do with them.
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