Random thoughts unworthy of an individual post, but when their power is combined…
(a) Free brown dye all the time would be awesome.
(b) I am about to hit 40. I’ve only done one dungeon (Realm of the Fae), which was awesome. This saddens me, but I am pretty sure it’s my fault. My game nights usually hit my guild’s open world activities. Looking forward to those missed dungeons in elite mode. Also looking forward to my lion mount because I am sick of the height and girth of my wombat-rhino mount. Turtles still suck the most as mounts.
(c) I am loving Chloromancer. Thanks to everybody that took time to explain how it worked, etc. I still prefer Stormcaller/Elementalist for my solo fun, and a Lightning Storm nuke on dynamic event mobs is good fun. Still, there is something quite enjoyable about the proactive healing of a Chloromancer.
(d) I am kind of disappointed that I am going to miss Phase 2 of the Grim Harvest World Event (officiating a wedding, yay me!). It sucks that this server wide invasion will only happen once. In the future it would be nice if they could run it a few times at least on one day to give more people the chance to experience it.
(e) I switched from pure gatherer to an Outfitter (cloth/leather armorer) after learning that some of the maxed crafted armor items could be as good if not better than Tier 1/2 armors. I really like that I can salvage the armor I create purely for leveling purposes. Materials definitely seem cheap enough for Outfitter in the Auction House to easily level crafting.
(f) I wish there was some sort of zone event notification for zones I am not in. Sometimes I hop through the porticulums (warps) just seeing if there is a zone wide event to participate in. Very costly, but that zone wide event gameplay is the most fun for me. I’ve been thinking about starting a public channel called Crusade for people to just notify each other of events. Perhaps there is already one available?
(g) Oooh neat, the Rift iOS mobile authenticator has just been approved by iTunes.
(h) Moonshade Highlands is currently my favorite zone. I love the weather, the cloud effects, and the emerald green hills. The story is so far not the best of the zone stories, but the water rifts make up for it. I need to find more air rifts though too. Those are neat. Fire rifts are my least favorite because of the difficulty seeing mobs and that tock-tock sound.
(i) Secret to winning zone-wide invasion events: Put raids at the wardstones and then have smaller hit squads attack the rifts only to the first timed phase. Let the timer run out, and then close the rift. Perhaps Trion could help out by slightly upping rewards for defending during invasion events.
So far I am having a fantastic experience. Nearly every problem (except mob density, hint hint) that I have mentioned on the blogs here has been fixed. I don’t take any credit because I am sure whatever problems I have are echoed hundredfold on the official forums, but that is great service. Can’t wait to see what’s coming down the pipe after the Grim Harvest ends. Feel free to free your Rift mind below.