looking for noob advice

#1SavageSoul21Posted 8/4/2013 3:17:41 PM
Thinking about getting into this game for the first time. I have played mmos before but this one seems like it has a little more to it. Any advice u wish u knew at the start would be appreciated
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#2CorkadilePosted 8/4/2013 3:29:10 PM
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/995594-rift?search=noob
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/995594-rift?search=advice
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#3BIadeBIadePosted 8/4/2013 7:29:35 PM
I should have started Rift a month after launch instead of when I did.
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#4MarikhenPosted 8/5/2013 2:11:35 AM
#1 Pick a server and create 6 characters.
#2 Make one character for each calling and give them all three gathering professions. Mining, harvesting, and butchering.
#3 Give the other two characters the following crafting profession combinations Outfitter/Runecrafter/Apothecary and Armorsmith/Weaponsmith/Artificer.
#4 If you can't create that many characters stop using a completely free account. Subscribing for a month should (if I read posts here correctly) permanently remove those restrictions, and the bag restrictions paid for accounts aren't subject to as well.
#5 Be sure to harvest everything with your "mains" and mail it all to your crafting alts. They can max out their crafting skills at level 1, if you were so inclined, so any time you find quest items not keeping up with what you want/need, you want some decent consumable buff items, or you've been doing enough crafting dailies to afford a recipe or two for a nice blue quality item you can make the stuff and mail it off to your "mains."

If you cannot engage in the crafting shenanigans so out-lined then consider the following combinations:
Butcher/Outfitter/Runecrafter (mage or rogue primarily)
Mining/Butchering/Armorsmith (cleric)
Mining/Armorsmith/Weaponsmith (warrior)
Mining/Harvesting/Weaponsmith (rogue)
Butchering/Harvesting/Apothecary (anyone)
Mining/Harvesting/Artificer (anyone, but mostly mage or cleric)
Mining/(Weaponsmith, Armorsmith, Artificer)/Runecrafter (not as good as with Butcher/Outfitter, and having anyone but warriors make good use of armor/weaponsmith or mages/clerics make good use of artificer is probably unlikely)

If you can find a boxed copy for the Storm Legion expansion, or you manage to somehow still find someone with a key code for the digital version, and you plan on playing a rogue or a mage a lot you should strongly consider buying it. Their respective expansion souls are pretty darn nice. The warrior and cleric expansion souls aren't too bad either, but not, in my opinion, in the "must have do want" category.

If you're using an AMD CPU expect your frame rate to be crappy compared to other games. It can be an issue even for Intel CPUs due to how badly optimized the CPU resource usage for this game is, but it can be, and often is, even worse for people using AMD's CPUs.

Look up a list of the / commands. You can import multiple settings from one character to another if they're on the same server, but you have to use commands like (IIRC) /exportui and save the information to an external if you want to import them for characters on different servers.

If you get into using macros suppressmacrofailures is your friend and you should always make it the second line of your macro. The first line should be #show followed by the name of the attack you want to see the icon, and CD, for for that macro. Also when arranging commands in a macro they should generally follow this layout:
Reactive abilities (things that proc on crit/block/parry/whatever)
Melee abilities that are not on the GCD.
Ranged abilities not on the GCD.
Melee attacks that have a CD.
Melee attacks that have a cast time. (don't put one here if you don't want to have to be always moving to avoid using it)
Melee/ranged attacks that are part of a one-two punch. Bladedancer, for example, has Quick Strike which can only be used after Keen Strike. It should go here.
Melee attacks including the aforementioned "builders" like Keen Strike.
Ranged attacks that have a CD.
Ranged cast time attacks. (same "don't use" warning as melees)
Instant ranged attacks.
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#5MarikhenPosted 8/5/2013 2:13:26 AM(edited)
You can do fine without macros, but understanding their "order of operations," so to speak, can allow you to make some very handy macros. Trion's managed to break it up a bit since, but some souls (specifically the Shaman soul) could be played, and played fairly well, with just one or two macros thanks to how their abilities stacked up with one another.

Another bit of advice, if you can afford it buy the Collector's Edition. It might/should substitute for paying for a month in terms of unlocking the character/bag slots, but don't take my word for it as I'm just guessing. What it can, and does, do is give every character a 60% mount that will then scale up to the fastest speed of any mount you later purchase. It also gives you a 24 slot bag for every character. Given how easily you can run out of space with the default bag and a mere two extra bag slots it's probably a really good idea.
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#6AlessarPosted 8/7/2013 3:28:10 PM
SavageSoul21 posted...
Any advice u wish u knew at the start would be appreciated
Don't stress. Experiment and have fun. If you're not dying, your build is ok to level in. Sell artfiacts like crazy. You don't need much money until level 50, then you need what will seem like a lot if you haven't been making it as you went.
#7BIadeBIadePosted 8/8/2013 6:36:56 AM
Marikhen posted...
You can do fine without macros, but understanding their "order of operations," so to speak, can allow you to make some very handy macros. Trion's managed to break it up a bit since, but some souls (specifically the Shaman soul) could be played, and played fairly well, with just one or two macros thanks to how their abilities stacked up with one another..


all macros longer than one line will cause lower dps
this fact is not relevant until raiding
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#8NeilJWDPosted 9/5/2013 2:08:19 AM
http://www.steelfrog.com/rift-tweak-guide-and-optimization-tips/
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