Johnny, why you spent any time trying to convince me that WoW and FFXIV were dissimilar is beyond me. I said that Rift was closer to WoW than FFXIV, the implication being that FFXIV and WoW are very not-alike.
Oh my lord, next time I won't sped so much time writing that ONE
(must bold font for you to see to see iz srs) sentence. *Rubs nipple sexually* I must have misread your initial response and misinterpreted it, clearly it was offensive enough that you acknowledged it in your reply.
Anyways, I never much cared for Gamespot's opinion on anything. Rift has a respectable 84 on metacritic, which is beside my point.
Ok not caring for Gamespot's opinion, is your own opinion. They are usually pretty good at judging things if you consider user and critic scores and they usually align well with Metacritic, but that is beside my point.
The game plays like a western MMO, so when you're playing it, it's obviously going to feel a lot more similar to WoW than a game like FFXI, or Lineage, etc.
It certainly borrows some features from WoW, and iterates on them, things like the LFG system etc. But game design is entirely about iteration. Possibly the worst thing about Rift was their marketing, they mentioned it briefly in their post mortem, I imagine some of the devs may even feel that way, but I understand they were trying to "take control" of the inevitable comparison to WoW.
It certainly does borrow a lot of features from WoW, that's what I experienced. So much in fact that I didn't want to play it, because I was sick of WoW and saw how similar RIFT was to it. That's my own opinion and I've heard other people mention this as well. I think we are both in agreement they are similar, not the same game, but similar. So much in fact that I would say aside from a few unique things RIFT = WoW. That is my opinion and some others share that opinion with me. It's clear that you feel they are two unique games with only a few similar aspects, you are free to your own opinion. I felt they were too similar. That is all
*waves hand dismissively* I guess being able to 'fail' at things and hybrid makes the game special to you, however to me it's the same thing as WoW. And as a side note, I feel WoW got worse with each expansion... probably why I quit that game.
WTF are we arguing about? Just stop replies... we all have opinions and everyone hates them. Edited, Sep 6th 2011 4:07pm by johnnypsama