RIFT Again: Player and Guild Housing Revealed!

I know I just wrote my weekly love letter to RIFT yesterday, but I woke up this morning to video from the Gamescom conference that gives us our first look at Storm Legion’s brand new player and guild housing systems. I’ve already established myself as a fan of housing in MMOs, and I am delighted by what I see in this video. This covers most of my wishlist for player housing: Free form furniture and decor placement....

RIFT Roundup: My Storm Legion Bucket List

Earlier this week a brutal war broke out on the internets, where brother turned against brother and blood ran in the comment sections. On one side are the Guild Wars 2 fanatics, declaring it a new generation of MMOs because of the total lack of question marks over a quest giver’s head. On the other side, World of Warcraft fanatics are shouting that their game is still really really really relevant and not at all chronically...

RIFT Roundup: hitting 50 and yes, raiding already

Mercredi the cleric hit 50 on Monday in the middle of a Library of the Runemasters warzone. She is now my second level 50 in RIFT, although my original main has been relegated to the role of auction house mule and crafting bot. I liked being a bard, but it’s a role with limited use and I deeply missed being a “real healer”. One of the opportunities that opens up for new 50s is the ability to run the “Ceremony...

You Can Be My Sidekick Anytime

I have to confess that while I had heard plenty of folks speak highly of a “mentoring” or “sidekicking” system in an MMO over the years, I had never really understood why. I mean yes, you could level down to match your friend if you played more than she did, but that seems like a pretty specific problem with a pretty specific solution. Generally, though, would most people use a mentoring system? Pssh. I think...

“What’s new in RIFT?” or “Why are people playing this again?”

Oh hello! I am a little busy this week with work and real life things but earlier today a guildie asked me “What’s new in RIFT and why are a ton of people joining up again?” and I wrote a teensie little 500 word treatise in response. Clearly I have something to contribute on the matter, and I figured I’d share it here, too. Just to be clear, this post is in response to folks who are curious about RIFT or played...

RIFT Roundup: server transfers and levelling through PvP

Do you have a podcast on MMOs, RPGs, or PC games? Want to trade 30 second promo spots? Email me! ——————— As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I have recently rededicated myself to RIFT and part of that will involve writing more regularly about gameplay and not just yelling at the industry in general. Mostly. Well look, I’ll try. The point is, this is the first of a regular RIFT...

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