Well since I last blogged here I started work and cancelled my World of Warcraft subscription. I’ve spent the past few months playing all sorts of games on Steam (find me there as Jaedia – just let me know who you are if you add me), including Skyrim, Torchlight II, Scribblenauts Unlimited, and finally being able to play Animal Crossing: New Leaf and see what all the fuss is about. I’ve also been digging around in The Secret World, finally, which I adore, Guild Wars 2, and I’ve got back into Rift in the past week. Which is pretty much what I want to talk about today.
I haven’t played Rift properly since the couple of months back at launch so my Mage has been sat there all level 50, abandoned and guildless. I had the urge to go play around the other night so I logged in, finally sent her off to one of the new Storm Legion zones and tried to remember how to kill things with magic. I died a bit, switched to a Necro spec, tried again. The next night I joined a huge guild and discovered all of my pets abilities were turned off – no wonder I’d kept dying the previous night!
I know Storm Legion has been out for over a year now, but for me this is the discovery of a new expansion. My first outside of WoW. It’s the nostalgia of a game I loved a long time ago combined with new shininess and the excitement of all of the things I want to do. I’m already planning to buy credits because I actually feel as though the currency system is fair for the game. I basically want to unlock the expansion souls and have my eye on a mount or two. Plus I’m considering patron status, which is really handy. The 40% increased experience has been fantastic.
Then there is the achievement system which I already know I adore, and artifact collections. And now we have dimensions. I can’t wait to create something epic. I’m going to start by entering Dream Dimension Celebration. I know I won’t win, I don’t have the platinum or the patience to create the awesome things other dimension designers will be putting together for this but it’s going to be a lot of fun to see what I can do, and just for entering you get a title, which is very cool.
I would like to gear my Mage up a little at 60 but right now my laptop won’t run well enough in dungeons for me to be able to react in time. However, it’s looking highly likely that I might be getting a PC capable of running new MMOs, already released and future, for birthmas (it’s a word, trust me), so that’s very exciting! We shall see where the future takes us.
I’m playing Jaedia on the EU Zaviel shard. If you’re about, do say hello!
PS. I would like to thank the Wardrobe feature for allowing me to not look like a female superhero.
PPS. I’m dying to pick FFXIV back up since Dan started playing. Figure it’ll run a little better now the main rush of people will have died down. If not, new PC soon™! bounce