I read a very good blog recently about when its “too late” to join a game and I cant for my life find it to link it here (help! Comment if you know which 1 im talking about). I have thought a lot about that for some time. Rift was my first real mmo and I started playing it in january this year. I cant believe that actually, it feels like iv been in Rift for ages as I have 2 lvl 60, 1 lvl 52 and 1 in her 40ish chars :)
[All pictures in the posting are from ArcheAge]
Problem is I continue feel like a newcomer as a lot of my friends has been in Rift since 2011 so I joined “too late” and will never catch up. The consequence of that is I dont invest (either mentally or economically) as much in the game as I would have if iv joined earlier I believe.
Ok im a patron but still. I´ts not so much fun to develop crafting as “everyone else” is at cap 375 in my Rift guild so I can aswell just send them crafting materials and let them craft, but i may be wrong. I only have 1 artifact set and my friends has several hundreds so im lost in that department too.
Rift is based on old tech and uses too much CPU compared to other games which makes it too laggy in some situations. That makes me hesitate too. I cant get rid of the feeling that its too late and no use for me to invest in new souls etc as new games will appear and bye bye Rift.
I tried ESO and it couldnt compete with Rift. I looked at Wildstar and decided i didnt even want to try it. I tried DDO and uninstalled it after 1 hour.
Ok iv started play Defiance but that game is by Trion too lol. But i only play it when Rift is offline haha. I want to play Rift without this feeling of being an outsider. Is that possible?
I feel like I cant immerse fully in Rift as I came “too late”. What i would like is to be part of a game almost from start. Maybee that would help me get rid of this feeling? And now, when I feel more uncertain than ever, ArcheAge presented their official launch date:
We have an epic adventure in front of us :)
Credits: All pictures in this posting except the last one are from the ArcheAge intro.