Archive for May, 2011

Fifties, patches, and LFG tools that kinda suck

May 24, 2011 - 5:43 pm No Comments

It’s been awhile. A long while, I know. Once the earthquake and tsunami hit, the subsequent evacuation and then a little family time put a bit of an interruption into my gaming and blogging. But the tough times are over for now and I’m back in Telara. Since my last entry, a lot has happened in Telara. Two patches have dropped, a couple world events have passed through, and lots of great – and some not so great – features have come to RIFT.

Let’s start with a little self-appreciation: I finally hit level 50. Up until the earthquake, I was on pace for a relatively quick grind to 50. That didn’t turn out to be the case but it did finally occur. Aalwein is now a level 50 rogue sporting four unique roles: tank, ranged dps, melee dps/scout, and support bard. At level 50 with my guild, I have spent most of my time running as either my heavy marksman build or as the support bard. Both are tons of fun. Playing a support bard gets quite intense in heavy movement boss fights, especially when you are trying to keep buffs and debuffs up while still contributing to the overall group healing. I’ll go in-depth into my rogue at level 50 in my next post. Read on for my reflections on the feature highlights added in the last two patches.