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  • Sharzam 17 Jun 2013 07:54:02 2,867 posts
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    It might just be server load. When I was playing a few months ago I would get 70-90fps on max settings, and I have lower specs. So hopefully will improve over next few days or weeks.

    2 GTX 570s in Sli
    I5 2500k at 4.7ghz

    Edited by Sharzam at 07:54:29 17-06-2013

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  • abs13 17 Jun 2013 08:24:40 52 posts
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    Been having a blast on this. Sadly due to overwhelming player traffic, Icewatch is all but removed. Zaviel is currently my new home. Joined a great little guild called Old Gits Reunited, any guildless EG players are more than welcome!

    Regarding performance, the game is very pretty at times but does indeed run like pants :-(
    Never actually maxes my card out despite fps dropping below 30 on the large rifts etc, seems to be no multicore cpu utilisation. Also been getting loads of lag and dc's. Hopefully something that will improve soon.
  • spamdangled 17 Jun 2013 13:12:49 27,355 posts
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    Sharzam wrote:
    It might just be server load. When I was playing a few months ago I would get 70-90fps on max settings, and I have lower specs. So hopefully will improve over next few days or weeks.

    2 GTX 570s in Sli
    I5 2500k at 4.7ghz
    I think server load is definitely an issue - I've noticed since F2P that, for example, NPCs in Tempest Bay sometimes take forever to actually appear on-screen and zone loading seems to have taken a huge hit too. And obviously more and more players running around will have a performance cost to it due to the additional rendering load, data going back and forth, etc etc.

    On the NA region which I play in they've already added 2 new servers (Necromancer and Hailol) as there has been a MASSIVE influx of new players - a huge amount of which are returning players rather than just newbies. Not sure what the EU servers are like though, but I've heard that they temporarily made Icewatch trial-accounts only or something?

    Give it a month for the initial surge to even off a bit and for them to get a better idea of their increased capacity and infrastructure needs and I'd imagine a lot of performance issues will ease off.

    Plus there's going to be the usual issues you get with any significant patch (and 2.3 is massive in terms of what it brings to the table in a lot of ways) bringing its own wrinkles and technical issues to the table.

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  • Roddles 17 Jun 2013 13:59:28 1,890 posts
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    Game runs pretty badly on my machine too. Getting 40fps in some areas. Graphics set to High on the slider.

    i5-3570k @ 4.6Ghz
    GTX 670
  • spamdangled 17 Jun 2013 16:45:09 27,355 posts
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    @Roddles

    What have you got stuff like ground clutter density set to?

    It seems like a small thing, but it actually creates a massive performance hit.

    I prefer having little to no grass anyway, as it can obscure things like crafting nodes - plants, ore, wood, etc as well as those all-important shiny artifacts.

    Been mulling whether or not to learn LUA so I can create some addons. I know Rift's API isn't particularly open, with lots of stuff annoying locked away, but there's also a lot of stuff which is possible which isn't currently catered for because the addon support for game isn't very huge (though this might change now that its gone f2p and player numbers are increasing).

    Edited by darkmorgado at 16:47:43 17-06-2013

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  • graysonavich 17 Jun 2013 16:47:09 7,345 posts
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    Turning the settings down will increase the frame rate?! :)

    Our PCs should eat Ultra for breakfast. I guess it's just poorly optimised.
  • ZuluHero 17 Jun 2013 16:59:39 4,145 posts
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    In MMO terms, even the most amazing can pc seem to struggle to display stuff that looks like it's from 5 years ago. I think all of the MMOs i play have really uneven optimisation - yes even WoW and GW2.

    Still, I actually quite like the visuals in RIFT.
  • Fydria 18 Jun 2013 22:15:50 561 posts
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    I had to move from Icewatch to Gelidra. Also in a guild if anyone is interested.
  • Roddles 19 Jun 2013 08:09:10 1,890 posts
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    Yes please. Gray and I are also on Gelidra.
  • Fydria 20 Jun 2013 08:49:11 561 posts
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    Add 'Fydria' to your list and hit me up next time your on. :)
  • Sharzam 22 Jun 2013 14:05:11 2,867 posts
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    Thought i would return to Rift , all my toons were on Icewatch so i guess i will move over to Gelidra with you guys.

    I have multiple toons so will play whichever one is around your level :)

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  • spamdangled 22 Jun 2013 14:23:30 27,355 posts
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    Tried the new Chronicle this morning with a guildie and had a blast. The last boss was a total bitch though, especially for a mage as the fight is pretty movement-heavy.

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  • Reacher 22 Jun 2013 14:44:03 831 posts
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    I tried this now it has become FTP. I'm a long term MMO player but I just didn't enjoy it. Having played GW2 a lot, Rift felt a bit stodgy in the combat.
  • Fydria 22 Jun 2013 18:38:50 561 posts
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    I haven't had much time for Rift the past week ;_:
  • spamdangled 22 Jun 2013 20:45:56 27,355 posts
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    Reacher wrote:
    I tried this now it has become FTP. I'm a long term MMO player but I just didn't enjoy it. Having played GW2 a lot, Rift felt a bit stodgy in the combat.
    The joy of rift is in the class system - being able to mix and match a huge amount of callings and find your own combinations and which skills in one calling will go well with skills in another. It has a lot more depth and intricacy, imo, than GW2.

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  • Fydria 23 Jun 2013 16:02:56 561 posts
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    I found some free time for a bit of Rift yesterday. Ending up grouping with a player who was in the same area as me. We had a chat and a laugh and worked through a few quest lines. I've really missed things like that from MMO's recently.

    Edited by Fydria at 16:03:24 23-06-2013
  • Balboa 23 Jun 2013 16:25:46 442 posts
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    Freemarch was a party-fest for me, but it's been progressively more solitary the higher I've levelled. Not sure why.

    My transfer reset today so I've moved over and added you to the list.
  • Fydria 23 Jun 2013 20:54:06 561 posts
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    Good stuff. :)
  • Balboa 27 Jun 2013 17:21:11 442 posts
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    There's an event running this weekend, starting today.

    http://community.riftgame.com/en/2013/06/25/freemarch-silverwood-under-siege/

    I think the new loot (mount, capes etc) drop from the final invasion boss. I got a guardian cape on my first go.
  • Fydria 28 Jun 2013 07:59:11 561 posts
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    Balboa wrote:
    There's an event running this weekend, starting today.

    http://community.riftgame.com/en/2013/06/25/freemarch-silverwood-under-siege/

    I think the new loot (mount, capes etc) drop from the final invasion boss. I got a guardian cape on my first go.
    Although it's nothing major I like little things like this in MMO's just to mix it up.

    Trion also gave like a special gift of those who had to transfer from Icewatch - a title 'Of Icewatch' and a mini gear set. I love these touches. :D

    Level 37 with my Cleric now and vastly considering investing a 12 button mouse. So many abilities!
  • abs13 28 Jun 2013 12:50:56 52 posts
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    @Fydria Either that or a Logitech G series keyboard for the macro buttons :)
  • Sharzam 28 Jun 2013 19:30:32 2,867 posts
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    @Fydria

    If your cleric is 37 mind if i play my Mage and we group up, he is around 37 i believe. Dont see much point playing my lvl60 Rogue as not into the constant raiding that he has now got to.

    Edited by Sharzam at 19:37:12 28-06-2013

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  • Fydria 30 Jun 2013 17:09:55 561 posts
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    Sharzam wrote:
    @Fydria

    If your cleric is 37 mind if i play my Mage and we group up, he is around 37 i believe. Dont see much point playing my lvl60 Rogue as not into the constant raiding that he has now got to.
    By all means mate, add me :)
  • Fydria 1 Jul 2013 17:55:59 561 posts
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    Level 38 now and just reached Moonshade Highlands. Been a bit of a completionist so far and not leaving a zone until I've got the quest achievement done, makes for slower leveling I guess but the 50k PA gems will always come in handy once I reach 50. :D
  • Fydria 23 Jul 2013 07:59:54 561 posts
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    Details of Rift 3.0 have been talked about, the next expansion. It will be free with new souls being acquired through the Rift store. Also level cap will be 65.
  • teamHAM 3 Aug 2013 00:31:52 2,934 posts
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    Ah hah. Just seen this. I decided to give this a bash as I'm not playing wow at the moment. Saw it went free to play with a cash shop and read some fairly positive reactions to the changes.

    Just so happens I started on Gelidra.

    Any EG related guild and/or mentoring goodness going on? I am a complete newcomer to the game and it looks pretty complex compared to the current WoW fare.

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  • spamdangled 3 Aug 2013 00:40:38 27,355 posts
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    Fydria wrote:
    Details of Rift 3.0 have been talked about, the next expansion. It will be free with new souls being acquired through the Rift store. Also level cap will be 65.
    It's also based around the Plane of Water. Looks like we will actually be entering the plane in the next expansion.

    I hope that means they will take the opportunity to fill out a lot of the unused coastal zones in the vanilla continent, as they are very conspicuous.

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  • Fydria 5 Aug 2013 08:47:42 561 posts
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    teamHAM wrote:
    Ah hah. Just seen this. I decided to give this a bash as I'm not playing wow at the moment. Saw it went free to play with a cash shop and read some fairly positive reactions to the changes.

    Just so happens I started on Gelidra.

    Any EG related guild and/or mentoring goodness going on? I am a complete newcomer to the game and it looks pretty complex compared to the current WoW fare.
    You can give me an add mate, struggling for gaming time these days but pop on from time to time. :D
  • Roddles 5 Aug 2013 09:27:52 1,890 posts
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    I'm absolutely loving Rift now I've got the woman to play it with. Around level 22 now.

    We're both on Gelidra and wouldn't mind a guild to join for dungeons and stuff.
  • Fydria 5 Aug 2013 18:27:53 561 posts
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    @Roddles Wish I could get my Girlfriend into MMO's, would be a joy. :D
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