I still may not be able to articulate it well enough, but my attraction to Rift: Planes of Telara is growing more and more every day. Another fantasy MMO that reminds me of Warhammer? Perhaps, but it’s the small things that are winning me over.
Small things like the look of the world, something that few people have even commented on, but I noticed right away when I was checking it out at PAX. While Trion didn’t create an entirely alien-looking realm, divorced of all fantasy staples, their art team has had a lot of fun creating a fantasy world that has its own flavor apart from other titles. There are buildings I’ve seen that would look right at home in a Tim Burton fantasy:
Small things, but it goes a long way toward making this a world I want to explore.