This week in Rift I’m still just goofing around. Surprised? Don’t be. This is how I play games, particularly MMOs. And you thought the casual part of our name was just for show…
I did get some levels in though as last week I reported I was 21 and this week my dwarf cleric is level 30! I assure you the leveling just happened by accident, I did very little in the way of questing. I suspect most of this is due to me being driven to join in the zone events and the experience from PVP.
Oh and I found proper pants this week. No more hot pants. Although I kind of miss them…
Stuff I did this week:
I admit the only reason I tried it was our CSTM Guild had a Guild Quest to kill 600 enemies in PVP. Most of the members (myself included) were like “aww really? We have to PVP?”. So I thought I would get the ball rolling and start us on the road to completing this quest.
What happened was I got hooked. Bad. It was a TON of fun. Even though a number of fellow players are really just dirty mouthed rude turds, the action itself is pretty darn fun. I nearly did the 600 kill requirement all on my own.
I tried it on both my mage and my cleric and overall I think I prefer to heal over damage.
We even ended up doing a bit as a group as I asked if anyone wanted to join me and people were willing to give it a try together. Some of their warfronts were a bit confusing at first but I got the hang of the general idea enough to assist. I even got some nice new armor pieces!
Along the same lines of PVP, I have to put in here that I sparred with Opdum (Matdor in Rift) and beat him! To be fair, he killed me probably 17 times over, I was just able to heal through it. Also I have a real issue trying not to call my dwarf tank Sodum. But as Opdum pointed out, he’s wearing way more clothes than Sodum.
Ascend a Friend Rewards
I had been sending out Ascend a Friend links just to get people the small bonuses that came with it. As I discussed in an earlier post, I already had my puppy, Courage, and didn’t really need the other rewards. Two of my new Rift friends did subscribe this week though so I ended up with the Trailblazer’s Hat and the flaming footed horse (AKA Swift Ember Steed). Woo!
Mellrin in our guild really got me interested in looking more at the achievements. Checking things off a list really appeals to my crazy must organize everything mentality. Until Mellrin, I was blissfully unaware of how to look at the achievements list (it’s the H key) and considered them magical things that happened sometimes.
Now I’m not cuckoo crazy and feel like I need to finish them all, but it’s definitely fun to see what’s left in a zone before moving on and see what you may want to do. Some still happen auto-magically from what I was doing but I actually made a point to purposely do some this week, too!
My new achievements this week:
I finally left my PC on long enough… I mean logged enough hours in Rift through Raptr that I received the Raptr pet. He’s the final reward from Raptr so now when I’m done playing Rift, I can actually exit the game. Woo!
He’s not as cute as my Courage, but he’s still pretty darn cute in his own weird huge eyeball way. He’s taller than I imagined too but I’m a dwarf so I’m fairly short.
Dimension Party @ Galuhad’s
Finally this week we had a impromptu party when Galuhad bought a new dimension and we started to swarm in to check it out and ask him a ba-billion questions about it.
The housing system in Rift is completely different than LOTRO. It’s more like what I experienced in Star Wars Galaxies and I’m told is similar to what EverQuest 2 has. Basically you buy a space and you can just free-form build whatever you want on it. Your dimension does have limited space but it seemed very generous. Galuhad’s has 1000 max items (and he told me later he upgraded to 2000 items).
For example Galuhad built this gazebo in his dimension.
And after that it was more party time. Seeing everyone’s /dance emotes. Playing with the /chicken emote. And then Galuhad gave us a boat to play on!
I made them line up for a picture. Oh and so cute that Tzvi out of habit of me forcing him to line up for a picture said “For Baby Hobbits!’
We ended the party doing cannonballs off the waterfall cliff. Thanks for the party Galuhad!
So that was my Rift time this week. Anything fun you did you’d like to share?
If you want a peek into what I did in LOTRO, see my Dum Time Bug Report. People are kind of razzing me about playing so much Rift. I play both and it’s ok!