Posts Tagged ‘Telara’

Return to Telara

February 24, 2013 - 10:03 am No Comments

Return to Telara

The Storm Legion Beckons

Yeah, I’m game hopping. What of it? I just can’t seem to find a game right now that can command my attention for more than a few weeks at a time. After enjoying a short jaunt back in Azeroth (six max level characters later), I spent a little time maxing out a single character in Tyria. It was good fun, but both just got boring. So round and round the MMOG wheel spins, and now I find myself smashing away at the armies of the Storm Legion in RIFT‘s first expansion. To Telara we go!

After about 30 hours spent in game over the last week there’s a few things I’ve figured out. One: I’ll likely never be inclined to get into the number-crunching of spec building this time around – it’s just too time consuming and I just want to play right now. Two: while the new continents offer great quests and the carnage missions are like free xp, the vast amount of total xp required to level makes the journey to 60 one of the longer grinds in any expansion I’ve played recently. Lastly: I really miss raiding! Read on for the review of my return to Telara.


Welcome to Telara: a beta review of RIFT

February 20, 2011 - 11:06 pm No Comments

A view of Meridian

Over the last few days, I really haven’t had a lot of time to play. My children had a four day weekend and my wife worked most of it, so I was juggling revamping Awesomesauce, having fun with my boys, and squeezing in a little time for the RIFT beta. I’d say the website got the lions share of my time, but me and the boys had a great time playing Super Smash Bros. Brawl!

The RIFT beta has been an entirely pleasant experience – both from the perspective of a tester and a player. For those of us who actually “tested,” feedback with the devs was very open and it was exciting to see tester feedback actually change things in-game. Back in the Vanguard beta that didn’t happen much (and could be a major reason why it failed at launch). From the player’s perspective – and the one you the reader are most interested in – RIFT itself is truly exciting. Click the jump to find out why RIFT is more than just gorgeous to look at