Diary of two RIFT noobs #2

Day 2 and we’re still alive! Well, we’ve only died 3 times… that’s gotta be good, right?

Loots!

I was casually exploring the website of my new mouse – Razer Naga – when I noticed a really cool promotion where you just sign up to their comms programme for free and get a mount and a costume cape! Sorted.

We both signed up and logged in for our free loots. We’re really chuffed as a mount in-game you need to buy for 2 platinum 50g. Upto now (level 15) we’ve only earned about 1platinum 60g… so still a way to go. Needless-to-say, we are so happy not to be running everywhere!

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Level 15, day 2.

Getting Around

We finally figured out that we could use the ports and your soul link – like a hearthstone. It’s a bit silly to have a one hour cooldown on it (in my humble opinion), but it makes things a little easier.

Questing

This is pretty linear and self-explanatory for the most part. We haven’t felt lost or out of our depth yet. We are currently working our way through the storyline and picking up and quests we stumble across in the world (which are plentiful). The mobs are an appropriate level, and the rift events give good xp.

Gear

Still don’t really have a clue about this, other than going cloth-int-anything else stat wise. We finally got a head piece and some shoulders each so we feel a bit more durable now. That being said, we still spend a lot of time dead! We also bought a couple of bags each (10 slots instead of 4) so we don’t keep having to go and find a vendor. We’re picking up a lot of crafting materials, which we have banked, as we haven’t picked up professions yet.

Sanctum

This is our main city and we made our way there today. It’s really beautiful actually.

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There seems to be everything the intrepid traveller/adventurer could need – we found vendors for all kinds and even joined in the “Fae Yule Celebrations”, which are the Christmas activities. We experimented with currency too – “unique snowflakes” we have been getting from world events buy mounts. We have 50, mounts cost 900… nearly there! We did do a daily quest for the Yule event and we each got a couple of pets from it, which was brilliant.

Being Social and All That

We joined in a guild which is run by @MissMurloc on twitter. Gives us a couple of perks, and @GPBatinna and @GPSicarios joined us there too – yay!

The Good Stuff

The RIFT world events are definitely a highlight of this game. You rock up to one, kill some monsters and get lootz. It seems you’re able to join other people’s party/raid groups (you can set it to private though) to help easier. The bigger your contributions, the better the rewards. We really really enjoy this element of the game. It’s also really good xp!

Another good element of RIFT is when something new enters your bag, it glows until you deal with it. This makes putting your new gear on really easy – you can see it and interact with it much quicker.

The scenery, despite my “low render quality” is really nice.

The Bad Stuff

Currencies. Ugh.

Gear stats, still no clue.

Here’s a pretty picture from the Sanctum to finish:

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2 thoughts on “Diary of two RIFT noobs #2

  1. Great tip about the free mount, made me and Batinna so happy lol :)

    Btw I noticed you can mouse over the stats to see what it does, like in WoW… helped me at least cause it’s a bit different indeed :D

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