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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Battlefield 3 Dominator Review

Okay, so it's not really got anything at all to do with Rift (apart from being a video game) but Battlefield 3 is seriously sweet. If you haven't already got a copy I highly advise you do so now- you won't regret it. Ive been playing this game pretty solidly now for a few days, and the other night my buddy CJ (who is the author of Rift Supremacy believe it or not) sent me an email about his new guide for Battlefield 3, called 'Battlefield 3 Dominator Guide'. Now here's the thing, CJ really knows his stuff, and he has made a lot of popular guides for games in the past including WoW, Rift, and now Battlefield 3. I got myself a copy of the guide, so today you are going to read my Battlefield 3 Dominator review

BF3 Dominator is the first to use video guides to show you exactly how to play Battlefield 3 like a pro. CJ is very good at making easy-to-follow videos, as anybody who has watched his Rift Supremacy videos will be able to attest to. Although other BF3 multiplayer game guides came out earlier, none of them offer the same degree of teaching in terms of video-based instructions that Battlefield 3 Dominator does. This is the huge advantage of the product- rather than reading boring written instructions and wondering 'how the heck do I put this into practice?' you can instead see a neat little video and understand immediately exactly what you need to do. It comes as a digital download as well, so there is no waiting around for anything to get delivered.

From my experiences of it, Battlefield 3 Dominator will show you how to:

  • Become an effective team player, which is key for a game like this.
  • Master all weapons and classes.
  • Learn choke points and 'killing zones' on all the maps in the game. If you want to know how to play Battlefield 3 multiplayer well then this is essential.
  • How to create custom weapons that own the competition.
  • How to master all the game modes.
BF3 Dominator guide combines videos, written instructions, and pictures (mainly for the detailed map guides) to provide a pretty awesome strategy guide for the game. Although it is quite expensive at $34.99, you do get a money back guarantee in case you aren't satisfied with the final product. Because of how comprehensive it is, and because of the great deal of quality content in the guide, my review of Battlefield 3 Dominator is very positive- if you can afford the purchase price then buy your copy of BF3 Dominator today.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Check Out My New Battlefield 3 Blog

As you are probably well aware I am a pretty keen gamer (hence I post on my Rift blog here) With the release of Battlefield 3 I have let the MMORPG goodness go for a while and decided to get up to some good old blowing stuff up. Today I started a new blog called 'BF3 Multiplayer Guide', where I aim to share some of my gaming knowledge and blog about general interest issues for Battlefield 3 gamers. My inaugural post, entitled 'Battlefield 3 Dominator Guide Review' is up - in this I am looking at one of the new BF3 strategy guides that has been released in the past 48 hours. It's a pretty detailed review, so if you are interested in BF3 check it out.

Rift Supremacy Level 50 Footage

Hey guys, can't remember if I have posted this video before, but here is some footage of Level 50 gameplay with Rift Supremacy. If you haven't got your own copy of this guide yet then I highly recommend you read my Rift Supremacy guide review.

Here's the video anyway:

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Rift Warrior Guide For Beginners

If you are new to Rift and either playing, or planning on playing, as the Warrior calling/class, then you need to read this Rift Warrior guide. The four different callings in the game all play very differently from each other, and are not comparable to similarly named callings from other games such as WoW.
The Warrior class is basically the king of PvP, and is also the champion of tanking. If large amounts of damage need to be absorbed or dealt out, then the Warrior is the go-to calling. Also, if you want to cause lots of damage per second to one enemy then the Warrior is very good. The properties of the Warrior are also massively augmented by the unique soul system in Rift.
You can have up to four different specs available in Rift, and switch between them very easily. This means you can go from PvP to PvE, DPS or defense rapidly.
As a Warrior in Rift you will probably want:
  • A leveling spec (this will help cut down on the time it takes to gain levels, and makes power leveling much more simple)
  • A solid PvP spec.
  • A power PvE spec.
  • A tanking spec.
This will give you four different ways of playing Rift with your Warrior, and will provide you with a lot of interesting and useful gameplay possibilities.
As far as statistics go, Warriors need high Strength and Endurance. Dexterity is not quite so important (although it is still a worthy consideration) as you can mitigate a lower dexterity by equipping weapons that have a high critical hit chance.
When starting out as a Warrior in Rift, your first soul should be Riftblade. Although this soul has been weakened somewhat by recent updates, it is still very powerful and enables you to wield a lot of static damage- this means that you can deal lots of damage at lower levels, even without strong weapons. This will therefore give you an edge earlier on in the game.
Your next soul choice when you unlock soul 2 ought to be Champion. This soul has an ability (Bull Rush) that will help you level up more quickly. Also, Soldiers Bearing will increase your damage by 5%.
This basic Rift Warrior guide will help you to understand the mechanics of the Warrior calling, as well as set you on the right path to creating a powerful character. If you are serious about dominating Rift as a Warrior then click here to learn about the best Rift Warrior leveling and build guide.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Rift Guardian Beginner Guide - Your First Steps As A Guardian In Rift

Here is a brief beginners guide for Guardian players in Rift. If you are absolutely new to the game, and are not sure at all of how to play, then watch the video below to learn how to pick up your first few quests, get souls etc.
Even if you want to play as Defiant this video is well worth watching, as it will give you a great insight into basic game mechanics. Rift can be confusing if you have never played online MMORPG games before, so this is well worth watching for all new players.
There is also a great wee preview of Rift Supremacy, which is perhaps my favorite strategy guide for Rift. If you are new to the game and want to learn how to play properly then I really do recommend that you buy yourself a copy of Rift Supremacy. It costs less than $35 USD, and is a great resource full of leveling guides, excellent builds for all callings, and item and quest guides; you also get free updates and a money-back guarantee.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Guardian vs Defiant

In today's post we are going to be taking a look at Guardian vs Defiant, the differences between these two 'factions', and how much your Rift experience will be altered depending on which one you pick when creating your character.
Basically, the Guardian are the 'good guys' of the Rift game world, chosen by the Gods and all that jazz. On the other hand, the Defiant (as the name suggests) are the 'bad boys', and instead use technology to enable themselves to resurrect 'ascended'; both Guardian and Defiant players are 'ascended', the only difference is how your character arrives at this point.
As far as Guardian vs Defiant is concerned, there aren't too many major differences in gameplay. If you go to Rift forums many will rant on endlessly about how one side is so much better than the other, but in my honest opinion it really doesn't matter too much.
The biggest difference is that the 'races' are faction specific- three for Guardian, three for Defiant. Guardian have Dwarf, High Elf, and Mathosian, and Defiant have Bahmi, Eth, and Kelari.
Here is a neat table showing the different attributes of each of the the races:

In conclusion, there isn't much difference between Guardian and Defiant, beyond the different races available. If you are new to Rift then click here read this comprehensive Rift beginners guide to learn exactly how to play the game like a pro.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Rift Dungeon Guide For Beginners

In this newbie-friendly guide we are going to be looking at dungeons in Rift. If you've ever played any MMORPG game before you are probably well aware of how dungeon play works; however, there are still going to be a few differences between Rift and other games. Dungeon play is an excellent way of boosting your character through experience, as well as gaining large amounts of loot. Keep reading my Rift dungeon guide for beginners.

Dungeons in Rift are 'Instances'- this means that when you enter the Dungeon with your party you get the dungeon to yourself. You don't need to worry about other players who aren't involved with your party interfering with your dungeon raid. You need a group of 5 players to venture into a dungeon, as well as a certain level requirement.

As far as Expert dungeons go, you need to be level 50 to attempt them. However, not only do you need to be level 50, but your whole party must be level 50. There are two tiers of Expert dungeons, and they can be pretty tricky to survive!

Getting through dungeons in Rift can be quite a steep learning curve. If you want to dominate instanced Rift gameplay then read Rift Supremacy, which is the best and most comprehensive strategy guide out for the game. Click here to learn more about Rift Supremacy.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

How Many People Play Rift?

When Rift first came out, Triond announced that there were over 1 million pre orders for the game. However, how many people play Rift now?

This is actually quite a difficult question to answer, as there are no exact stats floating around online. It seems as if the player base could potentially be shrinking, as some server/shard merging is going on. That is usually a sign of a dwindling subscriber base in MMORPG games.

On the other hand, that could just represent Triond working towards increased efficiencies and economies in the Rift project, thus reducing the risk of subscription fee increases (which would honestly kill the player base IMO)

The short answer is that nobody (apart from the game developers themselves) are quite sure how many people play Rift.

You want my opinion? Enough people play it to ensure that you are going to have a good time, so if you don't already have a copy get one now!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Rift Cleric DPS Build - Effective DPS Cleric Build

If you are after a good Rift cleric DPS build then try the following useful build type for what is normally considered to be a bit of a defensive magic caster. I'm not personally the biggest fan of using the Cleric as a DPS calling, but there are some pretty nifty builds that can be used.
The first Rift Cleric DPS build is based around the Cabalist, Inquisitor, and Sentinel souls. These offer some rather appealing offensive abilities, alongside good defensive potential if you want to go all out in PvP or PvE. In the below build Inquisitor and Sentinel are mostly there to offer useful stat increases- Cabalist is the main damage dealer.

Dark Passage and Engulfing Shadows are very useful abilities for a DPS-orientated Rift Cleric. Dark Passage will help you to escape from Area of Effect spells or attacks, by teleporting you a short distance away (you gotta play to your defensive strengths as a Cleric, and the use of magic to get your ass out of trouble is one of these)
Once again I would like to repeat that I am not an expert with Cleric DPS gameplay, as the Cleric is not really a calling I enjoy playing as. This Rift Cleric build for raiding DPS has also won 5 star reviews, so is worth a look at too. However, I think you will get very far with the one pictured above.
If you want to build powerful DPS characters for any calling, or you are interested in other build types such as healing, melee, and PvP play then read Xerxes Rift Mastery Guide. It has a truly fantastic builds for all calling and gameplay types, as well as very detailed beginners gameplay guides.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Xerxes Rift Mastery Guide Download

If you want a Xerxes Rift Mastery Guide download for the best price possible then you have come to the right place. If you were hoping to find a free torrent or pirated download then you're out of luck. I'm a firm believer in the creators of useful guides such as Xerxes Rift Mastery getting a reward for their hard work.

Considering that you can purchase your own copy of Xerxes Guide for less than $40, and there is an unconditional money-back guarantee in case you aren't satisfied, you actually have nothing to lose by purchasing your own copy. You get instant digital download after your payment has been securely and safely processed, and you will be well on your way to playing Rift like a pro.

In case you haven't already read my in-depth review of Xerxes Guide, you ought to know that this guide is more suited to those who are 'newbies' or anyone who wants a detailed build guide for any calling or soul combination. If you are looking for power leveling strategies then you are better off with Rift Supremacy, IMHO.

Click here to download your copy of Xerxes Rift Mastery Guide today.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Best Rift Blog - Rift Watchers

Here is a brief heads up on an essential Rift resource that you need to be reading with regularity. Rift Watchers is probably the biggest 3rd party Rift blog out there, and is updated very frequently with very useful information and insights.

Read it here today.

Best Rift Leveling Guide Revealed

Today we are going to be having a look at what the best Rift leveling guide is. There are a few top titles available in the way of strategy and leveling guides for Rift, and some are naturally going to be far better than others. Although you can find plenty of leveling information and tips for free online (check through the extensive archive of posts on this blog for starters) a proper Rift leveling guide can be very convenient- everything you need to chew through the levels can be found in one convenient place, ready-to-go.
The three contenders for the title of Best leveling and strategy guide for Rift are Rift Supremacy, Xerxes Rift Mastery Guide, and Rift Domination (which is the newest of the bunch) Which one of these is the best, and why? Keep reading to find out.
An important thing you need to consider when selecting your Rift guide is what type of gamer you are. If you are an experienced online gamer, and have put hours into popular titles such as World of Warcraft, then you are going to appreciate either Rift Supremacy or Rift Domination more. Why? Because these two guides have a strong focus on more advanced power leveling strategies, which require a bit of prior gaming knowledge.
On the other hand, if you are totally new to MMORPG gaming, and you are finding yourself a little bit confused by Rift, then Xerxes Guide is a much better choice. It has an absolutely brilliant introductory section on basic Rift gameplay mechanics, how to best build your character, questing and so on. Therefore, if you are the kind of gamer who really wants to understand how to play, Xerxes Rift Mastery Guide is for you.
Now the big question is which one of these three guides will help you gain levels the fastest? My honest personal opinion is that Rift Supremacy contains the pick of the power leveling instructions- you can hit the level cap in a few days if you have plenty of time to kill in front of the computer. However, Rift Domination is not bad either. Xerxes Guide lags behind in its power leveling instructions, and instead has a strong focus on character build guides and questing.
So in conclusion, the best Rift leveling guide is Rift Supremacy. If you want to hit the level cap as quickly as possible then there really is no better option. It is also very well priced, at just $34.95, and you get free updates for life (this is very useful when Rift itself is updated and game mechanics change) Overall I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the quality of Rift Supremacy, as well as how it will enable you to get the most out of your gaming.
Click here to learn more about Rift Supremacy.
For your information, here are some videos of Rift Supremacy, Xerxes Guide, and Rift Domination: