I’m pretty sure my first look at Rift was curious interest. My next few looks became somewhat skeptical and doubtful. When some of my P&P group went ahead and ordered it (despite another one suggesting it was, “meh”, I didn’t order it and held off instead. When the folks at my work mentioned it, I hastily declined.
And that point of view hasn’t changed.
My buds are wishing they could cancel their pre-order but they can’t because they ordered directly from Trion. They’ve decided to just suck it up, play for the month and not renew (I think one signed up for three months?). That and hope it becomes more enjoyable for them over the next few betas.
Why do they dislike it?
Well, they say it’s basically WoW with better graphics. One of them has never played WoW and the other only played up to near max level in TBC (though he admitted it was ‘good’ overall, he just wanted more … depth?).
Apparently there are a lot of people trying to cancel pre-orders. Good sign?
I can’t be too proud, I picked up DCUO and prolly will cancel it in a month or so. It’s fun, I just don’t have the time for it now and the kids don’t seem all that interested in it.