Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Guild fun

I think I've finally found a permanent home and great guild with Hammerfist Clan.

HFC had it's 10th anniversary a few days ago.  Happy 10 years HFC.  Our part of the Clan took a group shot of some of the Rift chapter members.

It's been truly awesome the past few months getting to know people in the Rift chapter of HFC, and finally having a drama free, mature, fun group that understands life is more important than any game.

The members come from all over the U.S. and abroad, and HFC plays across games (current support games are Rift, LoTRO, SWO, SWToR, but others are represented). This is a huge plus for me as I'm so tired of starting a new MMO and then trying to locate a guild that
1) stays together without drama
2) isn't run by a twelve year old or elitist jerk
3) allows for variety in play style - pvp, raiding, solo
4) understand life>game always

AND is about having fun!

This past week we had more 'naked' instance races.  We've done this twice and it's funny.

Everyone that wants to play forms up in a raid, teams are decided, we all strip to on two-handed weapon or one ranged/one handed. Teams reform, and off we go.  Our team zipped through RoTF (Realm of the Fae) finishing minutes ahead of the other two teams.  The last race we won by 15 seconds.

Friday, July 1, 2011


It's been awhile since I last posted, but life has been busy and not allowing as much time to game as I would like...oh well!

I've been playing RIFT when I can, and highly recommend it as I'm finding it lots of fun.  I did play through most of the betas and got hooked.  Sadly WoW and EQ2 are shelved (not cancelled yet), as there isn't enough time to play all.  Which is hard on my MMO ADD!  But, RIFT with the variations on souls and different rolls you can change on the fly (as long as you aren't in combat), is great.

I dinged 50 a few weeks ago with the cleric, and have alts on three servers I've been trying between 18-46.  I've tried all classes - cleric, rogue, mage and warrior - and honestly like all of them.  I had 'assumed' I would love the rogue/ranger the most as I love hunters in WoW, but surprisingly I'm enjoying the cleric the most, followed by the mage and rogue class.  Warriors have never been my favorite class to play but I'm enjoying that class to when I do hop on one.

So far I've played on PvE, PvP and RP shards, all are fun with an overall much more mature crowd, so alot less of the WoW-like trade b.s.  A big yeah!  I've also noticed most people are in general helpful when out in the world and appreciative when you stop to help them.  I've yet to see much of the whining, bitching I've experienced in WoW and some elitism, but not much.  I'm sure that will change as the game progresses with more people at end game, but for now it's refreshing.
Guardian start zone, getting your second soul