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Starting Area Blues

Although I feel as though I’m conceeding something to the snarky little bastards on the forums (“stop QQing about queues, just reroll as many times as it takes to be able to play, I’m all smug and ass-hatty because I got in late and rolled on an empty server”), we logged in to Argent and started levelling yet again.

I’m having a serious problem making it through the starting area for the thousandth time. During beta I did a lot of rolling characters and playing them through the starting areas to see how different specs and soul combinations felt. I know both starting areas like the back of my hand. And doing it again, on a new server? God, it’s hard to face. It’s a shame that there isn’t a starting area to each race, at least for a few levels – similar to the way that Warcraft handles it.

Argent seems like a good server, even with the influx of people who were only there because they couldn’t get on their server of choice. I’ve always loved RP servers – although you do have the trolling Legolols types, there is a solid base of people who are mature, literate, funny and helpful. Find the right group, and it will be the best experience you will ever have in an MMO.

So, we shall see what happens with the queues. I’ll be honest, though – I really dread launnch, as this situation can only get worse until Trion agree to allow server transfers.

2 thoughts on “Starting Area Blues

  1. You relaly need to have more keywords like ‘Trion FAIL’, or ‘Trion ignoring customer demands’, ‘Rift servers dramatically overpopulated’ or ’10 hours queue to play Rift on server of choice’

    etc…

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