This week Goldenstar the Cleric hit level 49 and is very close to level 50 but I haven’t had time to hop in and finish that up.
At level 48 I got an invitation in the mail to the expansion content. My guildies gave me the advice to not actually go until I’m level 50 as the monsters there are a bit tougher than the monsters I have been fighting and that all the rewards are level 50 anyway so I wouldn’t be able to wear them, yet.
Agnessa (aka Lanilas) said she’d give me a tour of the new starter area which I accepted. I was pleasantly surprised when the tour wasn’t just a go here and click on that but it had some of the story behind it and gave me choices and options of where to go. The starter area was pretty epic and Agnessa helped me finish some early quests. Thank you Agnessa!
Later Merric and I tried to join a guild jaunt into a dungeon. I honestly don’t remember what the name of the dungeon is now. I call it the simon dungeon as there was these glowing colored orb things we had to repeat the pattern on. Unfortunately we ran into a problem of Merric dying and being resurrected underneath a bridge with no way for him to get out.
We pointed and laughed at him for a bit and when we actually tried to get him back in Merric and I had to go. I felt horrible having to leave the group before the dungeon finished. I really didn’t like leaving them high and dry like that and I wanted to see if there was a giant simon monster at the end. But we had to go.
This weekend some Toxic Hellbug codes were tweeted in a Vine by @OverloadUT and then retweeted by @Riftgame and I just happened to be able to enter one of the codes fast enough to snag one for my account. It came with a pet as well which made me happy!
I tried to help Merric get one as well since he actually wants to ride the hellbug mount and hasn’t gotten one yet but all the codes were taken by the time he ran down to his computer.
We couldn’t win one by luck or lottery for him the poor guy! So we decided to just buy him one.
Right now Rift has a promotion that if you by their Defiance game, you will get a Ghost Hellbug mount, some sort of weapon thing and $5 in Rift store credit.
Our local Wal-Mart had a copy available (was only $10) so we went and got it. We picked one up for me as well.
We figure it’s very similar to picking up one of the add-on packs Rift offers for in-game goodies. This one just happens to also come with another game. We will probably give it a try.
It says it can take up to 24 hours for the in-game goodies to arrive. I checked this morning and I don’t have them just yet but you can be sure I’ll share it when it arrives!