The one thing I learnt from being in the Warhammer beta, was not to partake of them. Okay that’s a little bit of a lie, if I was offered an invite into the new Blizzard MMO World Of Starcraft, then I’d probably accept it. Yet even then I’m not completely sure.
Yet here we have, a multitude of people clamouring to get into the Rift beta, hammering through the game over beta weekends and basically giving it a bloody good thrashing. Heh it’s free, what’s not there to like?
However isn’t there a danger that you’ll have played the game to death before you’ve even paid your first months subscription. Where you’re looking for new content, the developer will be looking at maintenance patches.
I just see history repeating itself again and again. People getting to level X, before anyone else and then wondering why it’s so goddamn lonesome.
The guild I was with when I started a few years back, just burned through the levels and hammered the hours when Warhammer launched. Burning out any enjoyment of the game, and the same shit will happen again with Rift.
With each MMO you play, your tolerance for imperfection gets less. What was once was wonder, turns into, “damn this is a crap implementation of X, game Z did it so much better”. You know what, Rome wasn’t built-in a day and neither will Rift. It’s not the seconding coming of the messiah, it’s a game that will take time to mature. So go slow and reign in your expectations.
Which brings us to Mythic, what’s going to be their response, is there even going to be a response of any magnitude? I have read that something is in the offing, but when that will be is unknown. 1.4.1 is a maintenance patch, so maybe it’s something in 1.4.2. What could possibly be in there, that’s going to excite, more importantly when is it going to arrive? I’m sure what ever it is, will be standard comment of “Little bit late with that, blah, blah, blah”.
Personally I’m onboard until Warhammer 40K, after that it’s probably going to be Blizzards next title. Rift will get a pass, I simply don’t have the time to start from scratch every time. If I move, it’s got to be for a biggie.