Already over the EG threshhold with Rift

Thanks to my VIP account, I was able to skip the queues all the peasants were in today, and I’m currently just under level 29. Population is a bit low in my area, but I guess that’s to be expected. Raiding the starter area was a hoot though, and I got some great rage tells from all the people I was one-shotting while they tried to turn in quests. Good times. Hoping to hit the level cap tomorrow and really cause some damage.

At least, I think that’s how EG would do a review based on random rumors and forum speculation…

In “how things actually play” land, I had a good time with Rift once I got in. Actually reading the quest text makes the questing more fun (who knew!?), and I’m liking the story so far. It seems more driven, as even though you are doing random collect this, kill that stuff, it’s all for one singular purpose (currently lvl 7). Performance seems to be better as well. On the new comp I’m getting 50ish FPS on Ultra with 4x AA at 1900×1200, while the old Alienware is pushing 45ish FPS on High at 1400×900. More than acceptable in both cases, and that was in some rather crowded areas. Game is very, very pretty on the new comp, with details all over the place and lighting effects going off left and right, all while not giving off that “neon themepark hell” vibe.

Hopefully tomorrow I get the 1 plat I need to officially start Inquisition, and we will see how far Aria and I get level-wise. Good start so far though.

8 Responses to Already over the EG threshhold with Rift

  1. Bhagpuss says:

    Server just came down for 30 minutes, which is almost a welcome respite from the non-stop rift mayhem. Just wanted to ask; how come Hardcore Casual no longer appears on either the “Sites Updated…” or “Recent Blog Entries” sections of VirginWorlds?

    That’s where I always start from and it was only after a few days of “silence” that I thought to come and look at HC directly and found a whole bunch of posts that never got linked at VW. That would have been maybe a couple of weeks ago and since then I’ve not seen a single link over there to this blog. Some others I follow seem to have vanished too.

    • SynCaine says:

      Something is up with VW. I emailed Brent about it, he did something so that my last 4-5 posts all spammed the site, and then nothing since then. He needs to fix something though, yea.

  2. bonedead says:

    Level 9, suck it!

  3. Dblade says:

    So did you get any actual PvP out of raiding the starting areas, or was it just griefing with no good fights? Careful, you can kill PvP servers fast doing that.

    • bonedead says:

      Hah, tldr for you eh. The first half of his post was “liez/fantasy landz”.

      • Shadow says:

        Be careful, he may not read your response past the first sentence!

      • Dblade says:

        Heh, my bad. Give the game a month and it will be true though. You will see the level 29s rediscover the starting areas, and I’m betting it will make Aion rifting look like a walk in the park.

        Then you’ll probably jump ship to the next great PvP hope. I fully expect you to hit AoC next.

  4. pkudude99 says:

    Mage level 9, rogue level 9, warrior level 8, cleric level 8. All can craft items up to level 11 now, so they’ve geared each other out and need to catch up to their item levels.

    Now to try to level the main up over the weekend to be able to run Iron Tombs a few times. Then maybe the warrior too to see how tanking works in this game.

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