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Monday, August 29, 2011

How To Buy Rift Subscription

Because you need to pay to play, today you are going to learn how to buy your Rift subscription. This will be a pretty brief post, as it is not exactly a difficult thing to do. However, if you are new to the concept of MMORPG games then it stands to reason that you might get a little bit confused with how to pay for your Rift subscription.

In order to pay for Rift, you have two main methods:

You can either pay by credit card through the Rift in-game system, or you can purchase pre-paid game cards to continue playing.

When it comes to paying by credit card, you can either pay per month, or sign up for an extended period of time and receive a discount off the purchase price. You pay $14.99 USD per month normally. However:

  • Sign up for 3 months and pay $12.29 a month.
  • Sign up for 6 months and pay $10.29 a month.
  • Sign up for 12 months and pay $8.99 a month.

Of course if you don't like giving out your credit card details online, or you are too young to have a credit card, then you should get a prepaid Rift game card. One of these will provide 2 months playing time, and cost you the equivalent of $23.99.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Awesome Rift Gameplay Videos

Sorry that I've been a bit slow in posting as of late. I like to try to keep to making at least one post every couple of days, but I've been distracted with a lot of other things. To get back into the swing of it, here are some awesome Rift gameplay videos that you are bound to enjoy.

If you've never seen an invasion in action before then watch the above video.

Some early Rift footage. More for nostalgia's sake than anything else. Nonetheless a neat watch, if you have 15 minutes free.

My Rift rogue assassin build guide. Some lvl 50 gameplay at the end to whet your appetite as well. Yes, being level 50 is awesome.

I highly recommend that you subscribe to the 'tgnRIFT' channel on YouTube- these guys put out the best Rift videos by far!

Leave a comment with your favorite Rift video and I'll check it out and add it to the post. Also, check out Rift Supremacy while you're at it; you could be level 50 making your own awesome gameplay videos.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

How To Attack In Rift

In today's post we are going to look at how to attack in Rift. This might sound basic, but a lot of players are very new to online RPG games and may be confused as to how to perform this very basic task.
Basic melee and ranged attacks are performed by right clicking on an enemy with the mouse.
You can select enemies by using the left mouse button.
Using the TAB key will allow you to quickly scroll through enemies and identify the most dangerous targets.
There is a global cooldown period that occurs whenever you use a special ability/spell; this lasts for about half a second.
If you have selected certain souls, or soul combinations, then you will have access to 'pets'. These are very handy companions in combat, but they can be tricky to use. If your pet's stance is set to 'aggressive' then it will attack any enemy on sight. On 'defensive' it will only attack when you select a target to attack. 'Passive' means you have to click on the pet's attack ability, then right click on an enemy.
For an absolute beginner's guide to playing Rift check out the video below (it's free and well worth watching)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

What Is The Best Rift Guide?

A question I am often asked by readers is "what is the best Rift guide?" There are so many different strategy guides for this game now available, and so it can be a taxing process to sort through the inferior products to find the 'hidden gems'. Today you are going to learn what the best Rift strategy guide is, in plain and simple language. Rather than comparing all the different available guides let's dive straight in and get to the bottom of this once and for all- just what is the top Rift game guide?
Rift Supremacy is the most likely contender for best guide. It has been out for a number of months now, and has become an extremely popular guide for both beginner and more advanced players alike. Thousands of copies have already been sold, and it Rift Supremacy has also been recently updated to reflect the in-game changes for Patch 1.4.
So what makes Rift Supremacy the best Rift guide? Here is a comprehensive list of reasons why:
  • Chris Jones, the creator of the guide, knows what he is talking about. He wrote an extremely successful WoW guide, and has a proven track record for gaming knowledge.
  • Rift Supremacy employs quality video instructions to help you master quests, combat strategies, and create effective character builds.
  • The power leveling strategies and tips in Supremacy are better than in any other guide I have seen. You will hit level 50 in next to no time by following the detailed power-leveling instructions in this guide. It doesn't even matter what calling or build you use, or what style of player you are.
  • Rift Supremacy is priced very reasonably at $34.95.
  • You get instant download after payment; so no waiting around for anything to get delivered in the mail.
  • There is a 60 day money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied, and payment is 100% safe and secure.
  • Full build guides for all callings and souls. This makes it really easy to level up and create a powerful character build.
  • Quest, item, and skill guides; no stone is left unturned.
For the above reasons it is easy to see why Rift Supremacy is the best Rift guide out today. Very few other guides come close in terms of unique features, quality presentation, and value-for-money.
Click here to get your copy of Rift Supremacy today for a discounted price.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

How To Play Rift Like A Pro

Today you are going to learn how to play Rift like a pro. This hugely popular MMORPG can be frustrating to play if you are new to the genre, but by reading the following guide you will be a top player in next to no time. These basic and intermediate tips and strategies are easy to follow, and I will be updating this post regularly with new advice and methods that will teach you how to play Rift properly.
  • Learning the mechanics of combat is one of the most important things that you can do when starting out with Rift. Basically, you can either use the left mouse button, or the TAB key, to select enemies. I recommend that you use TAB to allow yourself to quickly scroll through enemies. Use it to locate the threats closest to you so that you can respond with speed and avoid taking damage.
  • Whenever you use a skill/spell/action in combat there is a Global Cooldown period. Your abilities will grey out for a second as they recharge. In the video below you can see the Global Cooldown displayed very clearly.

  • Use the Right mouse button to attack your enemies with ranged/melee weapons or equipped spells.
  • When you are engaged in combat your health will not automatically regenerate (until the combat has finished) Mana does continue to regenerate during combat, however. If you require healing you will have to use spell/potions/healing items, or have an ally heal you.
  • Classes in Rift: Planes of Telara are generally referred to as 'callings'. There are four main callings- Warrior, Rogue, Mage, and Cleric. Each calling is then broken down into a series of sub-callings, known as 'souls'. You can select up to four souls from your calling to put points into. However, by using all four souls you will "water down" your character and have a hard time creating a powerful build (unless you are 100% positive of what you are doing)
  • Completing quests is the fastest and most efficient way to gain experience points during earlier stages of the game. Don't waste your time with huge amounts of combat, or Rifts/invasions until you have hit at least level 20. Once you progress this far through the game you will have a better feel for combat and be more readily able to do both PvE and PvP combat successfully.
  • If you die you can either wait for an hour to respawn in your current location (when you respawn you get a few seconds to get to safety) or your 'spirit' can be resurrected at a nearby graveyard, and you can make your way back to your body and revive yourself. Rift is fairly kind when you die, which will happen.
  • Guardian and Defiant are the two 'factions' in the game- walk into the opposing faction's areas and you run the risk of being killed.
  • If you are unsure of what calling to select then I highly recommend that you play as a Rogue. This calling has a lot of powerful souls and effective builds available.
  • Read Rift Supremacy to learn how to play Rift like a pro- it is the best Rift strategy guide out.

More Rift Pyromancer Video Footage

One of my favorite builds in Rift is the pyromancer. Fire mages have always been a character type that I have enjoyed playing as, and the pyromancer in Rift is no exception. Check out the video below with a brief guide to creating a fire mage in Rift, as well as footage of this character build in action owning up the place.

What is your favorite character build in Rift? Perhaps you prefer something a bit more up-close and personal, like a tanking Warrior build. Please drop a comment and let me know, and I'll make a gameplay video of your favorite class/build.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

How Much Are Rift Prepaid Cards?

A Rift prepaid game card is an excellent alternative to setting up a credit card payment account to play the game. Buying one of these also provides a healthy discount off the regular monthly cost of playing the game. Rift normally costs $14.99 a month to play, but you can get a 2 month (60 day) prepaid card for $23.99 from Amazon. This works out at $11.99 a month, so you save a few bucks per month. Also, you don't need to risk putting your credit card details into the Rift system- deal with the world's largest online retailer instead.

One of these cards is also a great option if you want to trial the game, but are not sure whether you want to play it intensively. A single month is not long enough to get to know the nuances of the game, but two months will give you ample time!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Rift: Planes of Telara leveling guide

Rift: Planes of Telara is an exciting and revolutionary multiplayer online RPG game. It operates along a similar basis to popular titles such as World of Warcraft. At the same time, Rift has some interesting features that set it apart from other games in the genre. Because of the difference in the way that Rift needs to be played, it can prove to be quite a challenging title for a lot of gamers. In this Rift: Planes of Telara leveling guide you will learn how to rapidly gain experience and levels.
Because it is the logical thing to do, allow us to start at the beginning of the game. You need to create yourself a character in order to play. There are four main callings/classes that can be selected from (Warrior, Rogue, Mage, and Cleric) If you want to progress through levels quickly, and have the easiest possible gaming experience then select the Rogue calling.

There are simply so many different character builds available with the Rogue calling that are powerful and can be used for leveling quickly. Many Rift leveling guides agree on the Rogue being the best class for any player who wishes to advance quickly.
Once you have created your character you will need to work on building experience points in order to advance through the level hierarchy. This can be achieved through a variety of means. Some of the most common ways to gain experience are:
  • Completing quests.
  • Using skills (such as refining items)
  • Player-vs-Enemy (PvE) combat.
  • Player-vs-Player (PvP) combat.
  • Rifts/invasions.
A word to the wise- at the lower levels of the game you want to focus on quests and using skills to gain experience points. As you reach higher levels the amount of experience gained from questing does not keep pace with the requirements for additional experience points for leveling. Therefore, PvE combat and Rifts/invasions will become the preferred method of gaining levels quickly in the latter stages of the game. Just remember - quest early, fight later.
Following on from above, the importance of Rifts/invasions for gaining experience and enabling you to level up quickly cannot be underestimated. These are a very unique aspect of Rift: Planes of Telara (read here for an explanation of the backstory of Rifts/invasions, as well as the basic mechanics of how they play)
As far as gaining experience from these important events goes, there are a few main ways of doing so. Firstly, you will gain a little bit of experience for every enemy you kill. Secondly, you will gain large amounts of experience for every wave you complete successfully (and even more if you finish all the waves) Finally, you can also gain massive amounts of experience by assissting your allies in combat. This is especially useful if you play as the Cleric class.
Now that you know the basics of leveling-up in Rift, click the following link to get a more in-depth Rift: Planes of Telara leveling guide.

Rift Leveling Areas

If you are searching for the best Rift leveling areas then you have come to the right place. Read the following list of areas where you can level up quickly at various stages in the game.

Levels 1-35

  • Freemarch / Silverwood
  • Stonefield / Gloamwood
  • Scarlet Gorge
  • Scarwood Reach

Levels 35-40

  • Droughtlands
  • Moonshade Highlands

Levels 40-50

  • Iron Pine Peaks
  • Shimmersand
  • Stillmoor

The good thing about Rift is that major quests will usually bring you into the appropriate leveling area for your stage in the game. Therefore, as you progress through the game you naturally find your way into the right areas. The above list is more for reference in case you are slightly confused as to where you ought to be leveling up at various stages in the game.

A notable exception to this rule is between levels 35-40. Start in Droughtlands until you get to Lantern Hook. Go to Moonshade and do all the quests there. Return to Droughtlands and do all the remaining quests. This will ensure that you have adequate experience to get you through what can be quite a tricky portion of the game.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Rift Rogue Leveling Guide

In this Rift rogue leveling guide you are going to discover some of the most powerful strategies and methods for quickly gaining levels when playing as a rogue. Although the rogue is probably the easiest and most flexible character type to play as, it can still be rather difficult to level up quickly. Keep reading this rogue leveling guide to learn how to power-level in Rift easily and effectively.
Certain souls are better than others when trying to level up a Rift rogue. Keep this in mind when you create your character (skip the rest of this paragraph if you have already created your character, as it wont be relevant to you) If you are not confident with creating a very complex build then stick to either Bard or Ranger; these two souls offer rapid level progression and can create very competitive characters that will be fun to play from level 1 through 50. By combining both ranger and marksman you will create a rogue that has good tanking capabilities, but can also deal huge amounts of damage. If you want to see some more possibilities for Rift rogue leveling then take a look at the following rogue build database.
Here are a few more 'basic' Rift rogue leveling tips:
  • Ranger builds should make as much use as possible of the pet that comes with this soul. However, if you are not exclusively playing as a ranger (ie you are mixing souls) then don't put too many points into ranger at a low level. Use this soul for the pet.
  • The majority of rogue builds are better at PvE than PvP combat. Use this to your advantage and focus on PvE combat to ensure that you gain experience as quickly as possible.
  • Quest hard and frequently at lower levels; this is a rapid way to gain experience that you can then put into developing your character build.
  • If you have the bard soul in your build then put all 10 points you get at level 10 into the Bard tree. You need to get Anthem of Competence, as it is an extremely useful soul to use.
  • Have an idea in your head as to how you want your Rogue build to turn out- pumping points into random souls that sound like they might be fun is not a good way to advance. Instead, it is better to have a firm idea of your preferred build before you start playing seriously. Check out this Rift rogue build guide for some excellent ideas and strategies for leveling your character.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

How Much Does Rift Cost Per Month?

Rift, like most online RPG games, makes you pay a monthly subscription fee to play. Here is how that subscription fee works:

  • If you pay per month it costs $14.99 USD a month.
  • Sign up for 3 months and pay $12.29 a month.
  • Sign up for 6 months and pay $10.29 a month.
  • Sign up for 12 months and pay $8.99 a month.

As you can see, signing up for a longer 'term' will save you quite a lot of money. If you want to make some savings but are not sure how long you want to play Rift for, then purchase a prepaid game card. This means you get 2 months of playing time- long enough to sample the game fully- for $23.99. This is a pretty handsome saving on the price you would normally pay for two months.

Click here to buy a Rift prepaid game card today.

Rift Supremacy Game Guide Review

Rift is an awesome game, and if you haven't bought yourself a copy I highly advise you get one now. However, due to its complex nature and some of the more unique parts of the game (such as invasions and 'souls') it can be a difficult game to master. Because of this, Rift strategy guides have become increasingly popular with both beginner players, who are looking to learn the ropes of the game. They are also popular with intermediate players wanting to learn how to hit the level cap quickly.

In this Rift Supremacy game guide review you will learn more about one of the most popular Rift strategy guides. Although it was not the original strategy guide for Rift, Supremacy has cemented its places as one of the more popular titles, and has had a large number of customers since the guide was launched about three months ago.

The best bit of Rift Supremacy is its inclusion of video strategy guides and instructions. Video is just much easier to follow, and also allows some interesting possibilities for showing some of the more difficult parts of the game, as well as the harder parts of quests. For this reason alone, Rift Supremacy gets a lot of points as a quality game guide; video guides are neither quick nor cheap to produce, so getting these included for the purchase price is a huge bonus.

However, all the glitters is not gold, and Rift Supremacy is most certainly not free of faults. Firstly, it is not the best guide out there for absolute beginner players. If you are really struggling with the basic mechanics of the game then you would be far better served to read the Xerxes Rift guide instead, which has a sizable section dedicated solely to the interests of the absolute beginner Rift player. Also, Supremacy does not have the best guide to professions and in-game skills like runecrafting, fishing, and hunting.

The character build guides in Rift Supremacy are fantastic, and will help you to create a powerful character with ease. Check out the video below for a wee taster of a powerful character made with Rift Supremacy:

Instead, where Rift Supremacy truly shines is with its power leveling guide. If you are interested in hitting the level cap as quickly as possible, and want to become a top ranked player with ease then Supremacy does offer some pretty amazing strategies and tips that are unrivaled by any other major strategy guide. Power leveling basically involves gaining levels as quickly as possible, but with as little time input as possible. It can be quite a 'grinding' process, but is also a lot of fun once you get it out of the way and have a massively powerful character build in a very short space of time. By using the Rift Supremacy power leveling guide you will be hitting the level cap in a very short period of time.

Rift Supremacy is certainly an excellent guide. If you are a total 'noob' then there are better choices out there. However, if you are a quick learner and want to hit the level cap quickly then get Rift Supremacy today.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Buy Xerxes Rift Mastery Guide

If you want to buy Xerxes Rift mastery guide then you have come to the right website. With a strong focus on beginner gameplay and game mechanics, as well as creating solid and powerful character builds, the Xerxes Rift guide has quickly become the fastest selling Rift guide out there on the market today.

However, there are a lot of impostors, and there are also a lot of unsafe websites out there that will try to sell you a copy of the Xerxes Guide. Therefore, for your peace of mind, purchase through the following link to ensure that you are getting the one and only Xerxes Rift Mastery Guide.

Also, if you have not already read my comparison between the Xerxes Guide and Rift Supremacy, please click here to do so first!