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Where Did All the Destro Go?

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Althalius
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Posted On: 02/07/2011 at 06:57 AM

Last night was mine and Andine's first night in T4 and we were a bit underwhelmed by the number of destro who showed up to fight it out. I was under the impression that they normally offered rather stiff resistance in T4.

I've also noticed that the lower tiers seem to be lacking destro somewhat. We're used to getting rolled by a nice zerg on a regular basis, but it's been absent for the last week or so.

Any speculation on where they've gone?

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Brunswik
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Replied On: 02/07/2011 at 08:23 AM PST

My guess is that Destro has more football fans than Order.

I was only able to log on for a short while because of all the people that I had over for the game.

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Foghladha
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Replied On: 02/07/2011 at 08:32 AM PST
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Two big factors plagued last nights event. The Rift Beta (Most of the big destro crews are moving to rift. All out Assault, Acolytes, Knights of the White Wolf, Agony, and a few others all confirmed). And the Superbowl. I know many have already cancelled their accounts in preparation for RIFT's launch.

I know a lot of players are trying to make RIFT out to be another Aion, however the big difference here is the game isn't build to make arseholes Gods. People wont have the same negative feeling with it. The other thing is the game is designed to be released in chapters. Theres going to be major content / story packs every 3 months (think LoTR or DDO). So every 3 months there'll be something new to play with. Aion was overly grindy. RIFT is not. I've leveled up my character to 25 playing a couple hours a week just PvPing. It's super easy to level up. We had our first 50's in the family on Alpha just a few days after getting in the alpha. Rumor has it you can pull off 1 to 50 in 56 hours. The PvP content is quite fun and should be amplified with the launch of Port Scion (The Zone).

The bottom line is, Rift is not a fail product like Aion. People aren't going to bounce over there and bounce right back. And the Damage that war suffers in that time is going to be unrepairable. I was hoping Mythic would do something to make us stay but that simply doesn't look like its going to happen. I think there are darker times on the horizon to come. We will do our best to stick it out and hopefully find a good fight somewhere. But I think nights like last night are going to become the norm.

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Althalius
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Replied On: 02/07/2011 at 09:41 AM PST

I'm curious about RIFT and we'll end up playing, but it'll take us a while to get there. Finances are what they are.

I purposely haven't been keeping up with news/reviews/opinions regarding RIFT. All I really know is the family is excited about it and that's our next thing. To me, that's good enough of a driver to get me into a game when a switch is needed, Warhammer dying being the switch in this case.

I've discovered that pretty much anywhere you go to find information regarding a game is going to be full of 'fanboys' pumping it up like mad or, more likely, full of people slagging the game to pieces because it somehow offends them on some obscure personal level. Somewhere off in the distance is the truth.

Note that I'm not calling you or anyone here a 'fanboy'. I imagine the decision for RIFT was thought through objectively and with a lot of consideration since a lot of people will be affected.

I generally stay away from forums and the comment sections attached to articles about games. I think that's one reason shy I still enjoy the heck out of WAR. I'm ignorant of all the things I'm not supposed to like about it. 8)

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Bentmer
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Replied On: 02/07/2011 at 12:48 PM PST

The Destro ranks are starting to thin a bit, it's true. But the Super Bowl is like the most watched live event of the year so that's probably most of it.

I think we all still enjoy WAR, else we wouldn't be playing it. And I think I'll still play it a bit even when Rift comes out. It's apples and oranges to me really. WAR and Rift are fundamentally 2 different games. However, I'm not blind to the fact that WAR is going nowhere fast. It's sad but true.

I'm just thankful that we have so many cool new MMO's coming out this year so that we can all meet up elsewhere.

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Jonzac
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Replied On: 02/08/2011 at 05:50 AM PST

Ya, I second that Bentmer. Cancelled my WAR account this weekend. Not out of hate, but "Meh". When it can't get me to stop playing X3, Terran Conflict then its time to move. I'll be getting Rift, I'm sure and I'll be active here as well.

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