I love pressing the ] key to open the shop and sell all my unwanted drops and greys. Anywhere, anytime access to a vendor. Trion may limit the bag space for F2P players but this feature means it’s much less of a problem. I do want to know why, even with this feature, my bags are always full. Did my whiskers just twitch at the mention of packrat?
I like seeing the starting area full of people, all agog at how good Rift is. While I’ve seen the occasional nasty conversation, most has been enthusiastic and, sometimes, downright entertaining. I’ve enjoyed getting involved in Silverwood events again. It hasn’t been this energetic since those first few weeks when Rift first launched.
I love the colours of the Dendrome. The autumn browns and spring greens, interspersed with the glowing purples and yellows make my eyes happy. I think I’ve spent more time looking at the Dendrome than questing through it. Temple of the Abandoned is my favourite of the new dimensions, as much for the Dendrome colours, as the space and versatility of the building.
Another high on my list of favourite things is multiple dimensions per toon. No more juggling toons about, moving completed dimensions off server to make room for new ones. It’s this type of juggling that got the Radish Inn and Maze accidentally deleted.
New content has reinvigorated my guild. Members I haven’t seen for months have popped in to say hello. Everyone’s engaged and entertained once more by quests, carnages and great hunts. I can feel the guild buzz with satisfaction as boredom drains away.
Hailol is whimsical and quirky. I’m loving the Hailol questline, even though the city itself is a surfeit of psychotic pink. Hailol contains the best feature introduced to Rift – the puppet shows. I sit there listening to the corny dialogue, collecting my glowing rootballs and thinking, “Those puppets would make great dimension items!”