I got into Rift a little later on yesterday and pretty much straight away was dragged off for something fun. Started off trying two-man chronicles with a guildy (chronicles are pretty much scenarios, for the WoW players reading this). We first zoned into a level 50 one accidentally so queued up for Queen’s Gambit (a two-person chronicle) and proceeded to wipe a fair bit. It was fun though, we killed the first two bosses, but the last one was just frustrating. She periodically summons a big purple crystal which explodes for about 15k damage. You can either take it and heal up, or run behind the pillar which looks a bit like this..
Which is less of a pillar and more of a monolith! Took forever to run around and my character only has 15k health. So it ended up being pretty frustrating and we eventually got bored and gave up. I did pop back in a little later to try soloing and almost killed her but I just don’t think my dps is high enough right now. I must be doing something wrong. Shall have to investigate.
I then went on to level my Dreamweaving a little bit and poke around my dimension with some new bits and pieces I’d crafted. Dreamweaving is the new profession for crafting dimensions and items for dimensions and I obviously had to have it. It’s a fantastic addition! You might have noticed a strange looking object next to a large tree in the garden of my dimension in yesterday’s post – that’s the Dream Focus which is the crafting station for a Dreamweaver. I absolutely love that you can add these things to your dimension. I have training dummies in my other dimension which are very handy! I must find a good place in my Grotto for a series of training dummies, just need to work out placement first. Perhaps I could create a kind of gazebo thing, make a little forecourt for target dummies and things? Ideas!
Around 7pm, we started doing a little guild “stuff”. Yup, it was a Stuff night. We started by trying to complete this weekly thingy that’s active at the moment. It can reward you with some nice dungeon currency, as well as a few achievements. We got there a little late to actually make much (if any) progress on the quest and it seems to be a little bugged right now. Then we moved on to do a level 50 dungeon for a quest for somebody followed by moving on to kill an elite in Stillmoor which proceeded to smoosh me into the floor when I trotted innocently into his room.. Owie.
Fitz (see the fella with the pitchfork?), who couldn’t actually attack the elite guy thusly went exploring and looting shinies, announced that there was a puzzle upstairs so we rang bells at bats for a while before giving up and heading into some higher level dungeons wherein we spent a very fun night wiping and learning and vomiting on adds.. yes that’s a mechanic. And I’m fairly sure half of the group was actually asleep by the time we downed that last boss because it was so late but it was a lot of fun. Except for the threats of sheep eating. They tried to eat my Suspicious Sheep, guys. It was almost as bad as the time Dan chased Kaitz’ turkey around with a campfire back in Wrath. *shakes head* Sad times for minipets.
Oh And Err..
Because they seemed to like the first screenshot of Friday night so much, a few screenies for The White Wolves and your viewing pleasure behind the cut.