Weekend of Rifting

Dogs and cats.

I finished the Critter Tears collection and received the Spirit of Tears reward, which looks like a ghostly cat. I was pretty lucky in that it only took me four or five tries per animal to get tears, I’ve heard from some players that have had really bad luck and had to kills dozens.

I’m more of a dog person than a cat person though, so I was also happy to collect enough Otherworldly Sourcestone from the River of Souls event to get a Shade Touched Hound. It cost one hundred of the sourcestones, which didn’t take too long since the four dailies each yield ten (or they do now, it was increased in a recent patch). I’ve also picked up the odd sourcestone from closing death rifts as well, but I’ve only gotten a few at a time that way.

I missed the first couple of days of the event, so it’s only been since Friday that I started seriously running these quests, and so far they are still fun. The next stage starts in the 9th so I’m sure I’ll be ready for something different by then.

It’s a small server after all.

Telara usually feels like a pretty large place, but it’s started to get smaller. I say this because while I was in Shimmersand hunting for rifts and saw a Death Rift pop. As I rode up the trail to the rift and joined the public group, I found myself with none other than Mr. And Mrs. MMOGC. Pretty funny that I randomly run into guildies like that.

Loving Roles

Now that I’ve gotten the hang of it, I’m really enjoying being able to swap roles depending on the situation. Usually I run around in my Stormcaller/Elementalistl PvE solo build, which has been working out excellently.

Anytime I end up in a public group of more than two others, I swap over to my Chloromancer/Warlock and get a little more practice at healing. Switching mental gears from a DPS mindset to a support/healing mindset is tricky, especially without the helpful fiction if logging out to swap characters. It’s very fun though and very handy in situations where you suddenly find that a change in strategy or tactics are needed.

6 Comments

  1. Thac0No Gravatar says:

    I’m loving Elementalist too, It was a last ditch attempt at liking the mage calling and I’m hooked more so than the warrior I had been playing.

    I’m so glad that RIFT has these collections. I love collecting things in games. Ever since SWG and me collecting stuff to decorate with I;v been motivated by fluff and collections in MMOs… its great.

    • BrianNo Gravatar says:

      I did collections in EQ2 but never got too into them. I’ve been much more into the Rift collections though. I’ve even started keeping duplicates in my bank and giving them away to guildmates.

  2. Yeah it was pretty bizarre to see you pop up in the group like that!

    • BrianNo Gravatar says:

      It’s happened a few more times in raids. Once with Gaar and a couple more with you and Tak. I think it’s because the death rifts are such a focus now with the world event. I know before the event launched that I wouldn’t race to the other end of an area to help close a rift like I an now.

  3. AnjinNo Gravatar says:

    I’m not sold on role-switch much, but I do like switching to my chloro build when I need too. I just wish they would make upgrading abilities easier.

    • BrianNo Gravatar says:

      Yeah the upgrading is pretty expensive when you setup a build with a new soul, especially when you’re at the higher levels.

      I really love the ability to switch roles though, there’s lot of flexibility there to help people play together. So if I want to duo with buddy but we hit content that we can’t just burn down quickly, we would have options to shift our tactics and abilities to compensate. Having gotten used to the system, it would be pretty cool if Champions let you setup different sets of powers for each of the four build slots that are available.