Thanks to my terrible internet connection (really, thanks to it) I got to finish Portal 2 before Rift even finished downloading. But now that it’s done and I’ve played a decent amount, I thought I should do a follow-up to my original Rift post.
I really like the soul system, but I’m starting to realize that I’m just going to end up using 2 classes, with a third one completely neglected. I want to experiment with it more, but it bothers me when a full tree isn’t filled to the top. Or when a talent is 3/5 or some silly fraction. I guess it’s another thing that I’ll need to get over to enjoy it fully. The actual act of getting new souls is much easier than I thought it would be. In fact, I didn’t even realize I had finished the quest for the Reaver soul until a day later.
The rifts are amazing, but can sometimes be extremely annoying. As a level 14, I could solo most rifts as long as I was careful, which was fine. My main problems were when invasion forces hit my questing camps. For those who don’t know, when an invasion force kills this glowing stone thing in the outposts they gain control of it until a player killed the stone and the leader of the invasion force. During normal playing hours I’m sure this isn’t such a huge issue because players usually defend against such attacks, however at 3 am that duty falls upon me and some rogue named “Fuffles”. Another problem I’ve had soloing rifts were the bonus waves. When you’re in a group, these waves would be an extra challenge. On your own, however, they become almost impossible, especially when an elite mob spawns. I actually found myself waiting out the bonus wave timers so that they wouldn’t occur and the rift would despawn.
I made a female Elf warrior who specializes in elemental attacks. I’ve always been a fan of the badass female fighters (think Tifa/Lightning) but I’ve never actually played a warrior for any length of time in an MMO, so I thought this was a perfect opportunity. I took weaponsmithing, even though one of my friends already has it. It fits better with my character than artificer, flower picker, or whatever other pansy tradeskills mages take.
Some of the armor makes my character looks like a whore. Not cool. I almost didn’t want to use them because of that, but the +3 strength was just too enticing. I’ll just have to look for an upgrade faster. If I get a chance I’ll put a picture of my character in her ridiculous armor.
And now I realize I need to write something about Final Fantasy.
Oh, and the animations still suck major, major balls.
- fangedbovine posted this