The Mayhem in Mathosia event in Rift is done and I had a pretty good time. Merric and I hadn’t been playing Rift together much and this was great to get us together.
The event as a whole was pretty crazy. Every time we were playing there were several raids out and about on the landscape looking for events, trying to finish the daily quest and talking to each other. It felt pretty wonderful actually.
It was an event of learning all kinds of things I didn’t know about Rift as well. I asked a dumb question or two and was answered civilly and helped made to understand. I know that may seem like something you should be able to do but some games really poop on you for not knowing things. Perhaps I just lucked out with some good folks but it really warmed me to the community. If you were in my raid and helped me with some dumb thing, thank you.
For instance, I had no idea people could summon you to a Rift! I got in an amazing raid where people were summoning us all over. It was every so helpful and appreciated that I could be there for the event boss fight without wandering about lost in the wilderness trying to get there. When I didn’t understand how it was done and one person explained to me about the Planar Attunement ability to allow her to do so.
Completely unrelated to important things about the game, Baby Hobbit and I were delighted when one of the Rifts we were fighting turned me into a snowman. At that point it wasn’t about defeating the Rift, the two of us just sat and yelled “PICK ME! MAKE ME A SNOWMAN, MR. MONSTER!” until the Rift was closed. Man I love being transformed into things! I’m even adorable as a snowman.
Although I will let out a small gripe about not getting the cosmetic items I hoped for, I really have no reason at all to complain. I was actually pretty darn lucky.
First I got some drop boxes. This was a big deal for me. It doesn’t really seem to matter what game I play but I always have keys but no lock boxes. I have quite a collection of keys since I often get one in a weekly patron gift box so I was excited to open them up. One gave me a shiny ring that was an upgrade from my previous one. The other was filled with some sort of currency token thing. I believe Merric said they were for PvP. Well I got them if I need them I guess.
I also got a bunch of Hellbug pets. Asterid, Cindy, Skitt and Flambro. Thanks to the guildees who gave the the tip on how to get Flambro!
I’ve got quite Hellbug pet collection now which I get to flaunt in front of Merric.
I also got a Hellbug mount but it was one I already had but I got to send it to an alt which is pretty awesome.
I enjoyed the event and even learned a thing or two. Can’t ask for much more than that. Now I’m all excited for the Harvest Festival to start (October 17th)!