Monday, 24 June 2013

To Rift or Not to Rift...

Over the last couple of weeks there has been lots of chatter in the Twitterverse about the launch of Rift as a Free To Play MMO. I did play a little when Trion first offered a trial version but my initial reaction was "Meh" however I realise I didn't give it enough of a chance and the game has always been raved about by some of my favourite commentators so when a F2P option came along I thought I'd give it a go.

So, I downloaded it (or at least part of it - the game has a beautiful option of playing as it downloads) and jumped in to roll a new character, Storri the Dwarf Warrior Guardian on the Zavier shard (server)

Storri The Warrior Guardian (Rift)

The game uses a "soul" system to define its classes which I'm still not sure I've got my head round, but I fully intend to spend at least a couple of hours a week levelling him up and seeing how the game pans out.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

New (re)discoveries

So I've been a veteran of Lord of the Rings Online for a few years. It was my first proper MMO (I played the Realm, a precursor to MMO's before the term was coined) and of course, like any first love, it's the one I always fall back on. However, with the recent shift of games going Free To Play, I've taken the opportunity to dip into a number of others. Star Trek Online, Secret World, Star Wars the Old Replublic, Rift and even WoW (which stayed on my hard drive for all of 20 minutes!)

So I decided to start a blog to record what I've been trying out and what I think about those games. This is that blog...