Posts Tagged ‘RIFT’

Back to Telara?

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

I change my mind a lot… I was going to quit WoW, then didn’t, then did, then came back, now am quitting again. I loved Rift, thought it was the coolest thing ever, got to level 50, told everyone they should play, got kinda bored, stopped playing, and now am thinking about re-subbing again. The only reason Rift started to bore me was because I was mostly playing alone and they were missing a few (of what I considered to be) staples. I think it was the week after I cancelled my account that they introduced the Random Dungeon Finder, which was something I’d really wanted. Then a little after that they added Guild Banks, which would be very handy for my platinum making. In the latest patch, they are adding in new 1 and 2 person dungeons (called Chronicles), which is kind of awesome for a player like me, who can never seem to find more than 2 other people with which to do stuff in game. I even hear they are getting close to releasing the barber shop! That alone would tempt me to start playing again, there’s just something about running around with the same pink hairstyle that drives me crazy, and there’s not really enough cool cleric helmets to keep me from getting bored.

Also, one of my early posts here was about how Blizzard seemed to ignore their veterans more or less, and how I thought they should reward those players who’d been around since the beginning somehow. In Rift’s Ashes of History update they are adding special veteran rewards for people who keep their sub active for a certain number of months. The rewards are pretty awesome too, including your very own portable mailbox if you remain active for a whole 18 months. Sure that’s a $360 mailbox, but you’re paying to play anyway! I think it’s really great of Trion to give you special things based on how long you’ve been wandering around Telara and wish Blizz would have done something like that other than the odd Feat of Strength that everyone kind of has.

I just know there’s been a rift in my gaming lately, so I’m thinking maybe I’ll fill it with Rift! Lol…

Thanks for Reading!
MM <3

Wow… I’m Kinda Done With WoW…

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

I have started to wonder if it’s really possible to play WoW casually. I don’t mean casually as in not raiding, I mean as in logging on maybe 3 times a week only for an hour or so. I don’t know what happened, but I just haven’t been able to get myself back into it this time and I don’t believe I’ll be renewing my subscription when it ends later this month. It just all feels so old, or maybe I’m just starting to feel old, and can’t really find the time needed to invest in WoW for it to feel fun for me. I won’t be returning to Rift right away either. Though I did find it a lot of fun, it’s the same sort of game, and really I just don’t have the desire to spend as much time on an MMO as I once did. My experimental week of not using any computer or tv maybe has a bit to do with MMOs losing their luster for me, time went by so slowly without a character to level or some item to farm, which was a bit boring at first, but it was nice having that much time to work on other things once I got used to it. I still enjoy throwing a game in the 360 now and then, or maybe spending a couple hours building a Sim mansion, but it seems a game like WoW just isn’t in the cards for me right now. The money to keep it active just isn’t worth the amount of time I’d actually play. So that leaves me wondering what to do with Miss Mediocre here.

I’ve never claimed that this was a WoW only blog, I had my little Rift vacation and occasionally some Sims slip in, but my posts have definitely been pretty MMO focused and always gaming related. I’m not throwing in the gaming towel completely or anything, but I really don’t play anything much right now, which leaves me wondering what I should post about? I could keep posting kind of rarely, just sporadically when I have something to say about some game I tried, or I could start posting about other stuff I’m doing more often. I’m leaving on vacation in a few days, so I’ll wait to make my decision until after I get back, since there’s no internet, computers or even a tv where I’m going, so I won’t have any way to post regardless! I’m interested in what you all think though? Would you rather hear about my non-gaming related stuff, or should I only post about games? My topics could be like my Whatever Wednesday posts, but every day of the week, lol.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!
Thanks for reading!
Miss Mediocre <3

Sup Azeroth? I’m Back!

Friday, June 24th, 2011

<a href=”https://missmediocre.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/WoW.jpg”>Don’t worry, Rift still rocks, I’ve viagra been craving some good old WoW lately, so I re-subbed to it and canceled dear Rift, just for a month or so!

I didn’t have any difficulty getting back into WoW, I guess after so many years of quitting and re-subbing, it’s just like riding a bicycle! I haven’t gotten back into the Auction House scene yet, now that I’ve been out of the markets so long it seems a bit intimidating to jump back in! I’ll have to do some gold blog/podcast research to find out what’s up these pre-firelands days. I have been using the Auction House to keep my eye on a Vial of the Sands, which I managed to not purchase before heading over to Rift 4ish months ago, but now that I am back in Azeroth and the price has dropped 6k or so on my server, I am once again itching to be a dragon, lol.

Other than fighting off my impulse buys, I have been working on leveling a horde hunter. I hadn’t gotten any of my horde characters to 85 before quitting and figured I’d check out the new quests from 1 to 60 horde side since I haven’t yet. Plus I have a J!NX Horde shirt now, and it feel wrong wearing it since I’ve played almost only Alliance since the Cataclysm, lol. I am really enjoying all of the new quests! Azshara was an absolute blast (kind of literally) to play through and I have been trying to actually read all the quest text and finish every zone, whether or not I am getting xp by the end of it.

I also joined a guild that’s just starting out, though I was recruited through the old fashion send-a-tell-to-every-guildless-player-you-see way, none of this fancy Guild Finder mumbo-jumbo! I was actually a bit disappointed with the new Guild Finder when I checked it out. I was hoping I could say click the specs for the kind of guild I was looking for, write a little about me blurb, and then be recruited by a guild. I guess maybe it makes more sense that it works the other way around, but there were just so many guilds to chose from once I input what I was looking for that I eventually just gave up and ran around guildless until level 15 or  so. I guess if a guild was looking for members and had to read through hundreds of player’s about me blurbs, that would maybe be worse though, lol. I just know it really didn’t help me at all. The guild I am in seems decent though, some people actually talk in guild chat and at times even to me, so it’s already better than most WoW guilds I’ve been in lately, lol.

I’ll try to keep up with my posting now that I am gaming fairly regularly again! I’m working on a little side project with someone which may lead to more posting as well, just possibly elsewhere . . . >.~

Big Thanks to Those Of You Still Reading!
Miss Mediocre <3

PS : I just noticed in my post before last, my Rift character is riding a very similar bi-noggined tortoise creature, lol.

Rift-a-Rific

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Hi Readers!

I am still Rifting away, though admittedly much less frequently than in the beginning. Don’t get me wrong, I am still enjoying Rift, I’ve just been busy with a new job (yaay real life, lol). I know a lot of people seem to be coming to the end of their vacation time in Telara and are returning home to the comfortable awaiting arms of old Azeroth, but not this gamer! (Not yet anyway) Sure, I’ve been thinking about WoW, I still listen to a couple of WoW podcasts, so I have a pretty good idea as to the goings-on in Azeroth these days, but any time I have an inkling of an urge to reactivate my account,  I think about how frustratingly boring my last few months after the Cataclysm were, and how lonely it was, and all urges pass. I think it’s just easier to be a solo(ish) Rifter than WoWer.

Plus Rift is new, there are hills yet to climb and dungeons yet to explore, but in WoW I’ve done it all; I’ve been to every part of the world (more than once), I’ve been part of a 40 man raid, I’ve earned achievements that took a whole year to complete, I’ve made more gold than I ever thought possible for me, I’ve run a guild, planned events, led raids, made lasting friendships, made enemies, leveled and leveled and leveled some more. A little while before I deactivated my account I added up all of my “/played” time and it was over 300 days across all of my characters! That’s basically a whole year of my life that I spent entirely in Azeroth. Kind of crazy considering it’s a video game and all! Rift is just more long-time-gamer-who-is-now-casual friendly! It’s complex and holds my attention, but if I don’t log on for three days in a row, it’s no big deal! I don’t have anyone to answer to, I’m not kicking myself for missing important rep dailies or letting my auctions go unattended, it just doesn’t matter as much as it did in WoW.

I think that possibly has more to do with me than the two games. I was pretty addicted to WoW for a long time, and I’m not addicted or attached to Rift in the same way. I enjoy it and it’s fun, but if they were to pull the plug on Rift tomorrow, it wouldn’t be a huge issue for me. WoW on the other hand, even though I’m not playing it anymore, if I found out all my characters were gone, or that they were shutting down the servers for good, I’d be heartbroken and probably cry! It’s kind of weird to have an attachment like that to a virtual world, but I have spent six years there, lol. I don’t have anything against WoW and I kind of envy those of you who still have fun playing it. I just feel like there’s nothing left for me there.

I was discussing the difference between our first WoW characters and first Rift characters with my boyfriend and he commented that although it’d been fun getting to level 50 in Rift, it hadn’t compared to those first 60 levels in WoW. I really don’t think it’s a fair comparison though. Sure it’s the journey to level cap in two very similar MMORPGs, but WoW was the first MMO we’d ever stepped foot into. I don’t think any game could ever truly compare to that experience! In the first few days of WoW I was in awe that all those characters we were running past while playing were actually other real people, but I was already long accustom to such things by the time I tried Rift.

I don’t really know where I was going with this, I’d started it a couple weeks ago intending it to be a “Rift Is Still Fun” post, explaining my experience with the River of Souls event and that I wasn’t upset at all by how it all happened (likely because I was one of the lucky few who made it online and got all of the achievements the way they were intended) but that’s pretty old news now! I’ll just leave you with what I have here, hopfully the few of you checking back enjoy hearing from me, even if it is a bit scattered and spontaneous! I am still here (just busy) and I am still reading all of your comments and e-mails (and will respond as soon as I have the proper time to do so)!

<3 Miss Mediocre

Solving The Shimmersand Puzzle

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

The Shimmersand puzzle is located at 6412, 7720. I tried finding a step by step solution like this while working on it today but couldn’t, so I figured I’d share how I solved it in case anyone else is having trouble with it.

This way will work to solve the puzzle if all the lights are in the default position (everything lit except for the center). If they aren’t  in that position, wait a few minutes until the puzzle resets or you can just keep clicking lights until you run out of moves. You complete the puzzle by having no lights on except for the one in the center.

Number the lights from 1 to 33 starting in the top left corner as shown in my picture. Then click the lights in the following order.

15 – 17
28 – 16
21 – 23
07 – 21
16 – 28
31 – 23
24 – 22
21 – 23
26 – 24
23 – 25
32 – 24
24 – 26
33 – 25
26 – 24
12 – 26
27 – 25
13 – 27
24 – 26
27 – 25
10 – 12
25 – 11
12 – 10
03 – 11
10 -12
08 -10
01 – 09
09 – 11
02 – 10
17 – 05
12 -10
05 – 17

Here’s a video of me using this method if you find it easier to just follow along that way.

The Easiest Artifact Sets To Get

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

As promised, here is a list of all the artifact sets that I have found that don’t include a rare. Anyone working to collect Lucky Coins probably has a bunch of sets that are complete except for the rare, which can be pretty frustrating when you’re only a few coins away from whatever you’re working toward. Usually you can’t find any rares in the auction house unless they are from an invasion or they are very expensive, so hopefully this list can help some of you avoid them while still finishing some sets!

I’ve put this list in order as they come up when looking at “all” the artifacts I’ve learned, so in descending order from the highest level zones to lowest. Hopefully that makes it easiest to compare with your own list (press “c” and go to “artifacts” then select “all” from the drop down) to see what you should be searching the auction house for! I’ve attempted to list where each set is found, but I couldn’t remember all of them, so please leave a comment if you can fill in any of my blanks! Also if I’ve missed any rareless sets (possibly Defiant side ones), please let me know as well! Thanks, and I hope this helps!

Orders of Rahn Chuluun (50) : Iron Pine Peak
-Order to the Second Vanguard
-Order to the Thirteenth Vanguard
-Order to the Fifth Vanguard
-Order to the Ninth Vanguard
-Order to the Eleventh Vanguard

Tabitha Leighton (50) : Iron Pine Peak
-Linen Farmer’s Dress
-Little Sister
-Holy Book
-Prophecy of Combat

Tam Daggerborn (50) : Shimmersand
-List of Monsters Slain
-Bag of Demon Wards
-Journal of Speculation

Critter Tears (50) : Everywhere (From Critters)
-Bunny Tear
-Coyote Tear
-Cat Tear
-Fox Tears
-Deer Tear
-Snake Tear
-Rat Tear
-Squirrel Tear

The Kingdom of Mathosia (50) : Stillmoor
-Crest of Mathosia
-Vassalage Contract
-King’s Call to Service
-Ceremonial Blade*

Storm Legion Decorations (50) : Iron Pine Peak
-Bronze Hawk
-Iron Skull
-Gold Skull
-Silver Griffon

Ice Statues (50) : Iron Pine Peak
-Droitach’s Mother’s Foot Statue
-Ale Mug Ice Statue
-Ice Skull Statue

Thedeor’s Sword (50) : Iron Pine Peak
-Sword of Valor
-Blade of Courage
-Sword of Duty
-Blade of the Champion

Stormlord Casimir (50) :Iron Pine Peak
-Charged Iron Ball
-Empty Alchemical Draught
-Mercenary Recruitment Poster
-Notebook of Draconic Instructions
-Mask of the Stormlord

Commander Calthyx (50) : Iron Pine Peak
-Alchemical Sanity
-Translation Tablet
-Idol of the Depths
-Prophecy of Calyx
-Blood of the Innocent

Fossils of the Droughtlands (44) : Droughtlands
-Flametouched Kobold Femur
-Tar Preserved Cyclops Eye
-Unspoiled Devil Head
-Draconic Clawbone

Wanton Tribe Trophies (44) : Droughtlands
-Satyr Skull
-Dragon Whelp Talon
-Harpy Feather

The Eldritched Civilization of the Eth (44) : Droughtlands
-The Fall of the Dragons
-Magic and Machine
-Transformative Outlook
-To Ascend
-The Convocation

Helena Brass’s Leaflets (44) : Droughtlands
-Out of the Dark Age
-Slavery to Debt
-Ironhook Crimes
-Hygiene and You

Emberlord Ereetu (44) : Droughtlands
-Skull of Prophecy
-Flayed Skin
-Bloodmagic Sacrafice
Ereetu’s Mark

Runebound Accessories (40) : Moonshade Highlands
-Self-Combing Hairpin
-Everhot Portable Forge
-Amazing Hammer of Covenient Use
-Irresistible Trap
-Mug of Plenty
-Self-Replication Ring

Fae Dust (40) : Moonshade Highlands
-Powder of Enchantment
-Powder of Illusion
-Powder of Distrust
-Powder of Conflagration
-Powder of Growth

Last Days of Hammerknell (40) : Moonshade Highlands
-The Last Days of Hammerknell – Page 1
-The Last Days of Hammerknell – Page 2
-The Last Days of Hammerknell – Page 3
-The Last Days of Hammerknell – Page 4

Gorvaht (40) : Moonshade Highlands
-Broken Pan Pipes
-Skull Etchings
-Runebound Prison of Estrode

Moonshade Crofter Deeds (40) : Moonshade Highlands
-Jerns Family Deed
-Polski Family Deed
-Montani Family Deed

The Dwarves of Moonshade (40) : Moonshade Highlands
-Sealed Spirit
-Runebound Fatestone
-Ring of Dreams
-Hair of Gold

Fezziled’s 100 Ways to Cook a Fae (40) : Moonshade Highlands
-Crispy Fae Wings Recipe
-Pickled Satyr Hooves Recipe
-Bogling Ear Stew Recipe
-Candied Fae Toes Recipe
-Shamber Flank Recipe
-Crispy Fried Fae Gizzard Recipe

Buccaneer Articles (40) : Moonshade Highlands
-Eyepatch of Kane Wavestarr
-Sextant of Clever Ned
-Hook of Fairn the Ferocious
-Eyepatch of Cara Swelldancer
-hat and Scimitar of Estrael
-Pegleg of Black Betty

Tidelord Brenin (40) : Moonshade Highlands
-Azure Blade Contract
-Charm of Clear Thoughts
-Skin Sewn Mask
-Meridian Cube of Unmaking
-Artifact of Ancient Madness

Cat Gut Accessories (35) : Scarwood Reach
-Cat Gut Token
-Cat Gut Charm
-Cat Gut Pouch
-Cat Gut Cording
-Cat Gut Choker

Commander Kain (35)  : Scarwood Reach
-Supply Requests
-Blessing of Battle
-Bloody Cloth
-Prophecy of Kain

Kain’s Command (35) : Scarwood Reach
-Scavenged Tent Leather
-Signal Horn
-Letter from Shyla to the Crusaders
-Vespers Ritual Cup
-Final Repose Kit

Ironwood Boughs (35) : Scarwood Reach
-Rough Ironwood Bough
-Thorny Ironwood Bough
-Ironwood Root

Aelfwar Tokens (35) : Scarwood Reach
-Token of Growth
-Token of Foul
-Fae Fortune Token
-Emerald Mask Token

Lord’s Hall (35) : Scarwood Reach
-Hall-Made Blade
-Dwarven Military Insignia
-Giant Dward Gloves
-Key to Lord’s Hall

Bare Knuckled : The Return (32) : Scarwood Reach
-Bessy’s Brass Knuckles
-Knuckle’s Sandwich
-Father Churan’s Prayer Book
-Amazon Good Luck Charm
-Layman’s Guide to Pit Fighting
-Hilde’s Stick of Command
-Huon’s Back-up Plan
-Ivun’s Phylactery
-Shrunken Head of Marley’s Last Victum
-Pappy’s Spinach
-Niak’s Sanctuary Guard Insignia
-Prissa’s Tiara
-Suzy’s Sawed Off Shotgun
-Turani’s Dolly
-Mistress Valenna’s Blindfold
-Zandy’s Dapper Comb

Uriel’s Study Implements (30) : Stonefield
-Dark Quills
-Ritual Dagger
-Dissection Tools
-Deadly Nightshade

Construct Apparatuses (30) : Scarlet Gorge
-Construct Charge Ridge
-Construct Chain
-Construct Head

The Court of Suffering (30) : Scarlet Gorge
-Lash of Thaxlos
-Tandoluz’s Fang
-Burning Ichor of Broglax
-Horn of Laxgrud
-Uythradge’s Bargain

The Grimoire of Chaos (30) : Scarlet Gorge
-Destruction and Chaos
-Blood Magic
-The Plane of Torment
-Eggs of Chaos

Fire Idols (30) : Scarlet Gorge
-Danjal Idol
-Bukavac Idol
-Furcas Idol
-Labal Idol
-Neqa’el Idol

Oakheart (25) : Gloamwood
-Mahogany Pipe
-Mathosian Writ of Knighthood
-Oakheart Family Crest

The Rule of the Titans (25) : Stonefield
-The Rule of the Titans – Page 1
-The Rule of the Titans – Page 2
-The Rule of the Titans – Page 3
-The Rule of the Titans – Page 4
-The Rule of the Titans – Page 5

Roc Feathers (25) : Stonefield
-Dull Roc Feather
-Shiny Roc Feather
-Glossy Roc Feather
-Bright Roc Feather

Troll Toenails (25) : Stonefield
-Moldy Troll Toenail
-Crystallized Troll Toenail
-Mossy Troll Toenail

The Sanctuary Guard (25) : Gloamwood
-Prayer Book of the Vigil
-Hardtack
-Blade Sharpening Kit
-Letters from Sanctum
-Enlistment Papers

Baelin’s Holy Artifacts (25) : Stonefield
-Feathered Fetish
-Hare’s Foot
-Silkspinner Webbing

Curses of Gloamwood (25) : Gloamwood
-Rot of the Ancients
-Shadowy Doom
-Delilath’s Curse
-Lycanthropy

The Gedlo Conclave (25) : Gloamwood
-Toxin Smeared Rag
-Fire Runes
-Planar Lodestone
-Dragon Shell Necklace

Tools of the Forest (25) : Gloamwood
-Star Iron Log Dog
-Runecrafted Drag Blade
-Consecrated Log Tongs
-Cursed Mill Buzz Saw

Lockets of the Lost (25) : Stonefield
-Locket of Tamar Kole
-Locket of Bailey Malcom
-Locket of Dray Tinsaugh
-Locket of Lief Ikari
-Locket of Raymond Winsley

Shademarked Bones (25) : Stonefield
-Small Shademarked Bone
-Jagged Shademarked Bone
-Hollow Shademarked Bone

Field Study of the Well (25) : Stonefield
-Field Study of the Well – Page 1
-Field Study of the Well – Page 2
-Field Study of the Well – Page 3
-Field Study of the Well – Page 4
-Field Study of the Well – Page 5

Ancient Eth Tablets (25) : Stonefield
-Scuffed Tablet Fragment
-Triangular Tablet Fragment
-Rounded Tablet Fragment
-Jagged Tablet Fragment

Titan Idols (25) :Stonefield
-Idol of Justus
-Idol of Hiberus
-Idol of Cornix
-Idol of Hybrida
-Idol of Primus

The Eth Mines (25) : Stonefield
-The Eth Mines – Page 1
-The Eth Mines – Page 2
-The Eth Mines – Page 3
-The Eth Mines – Page 4

Misplaced Festival Gifts (22) : Gloamwood
-Festival of Mariel-Taun
-Festival of Squirrels
-Festival of Bahralt

Gloamwood Toadstools (22) : Gloamwood
-Hags Cap
-Moonspore
-Pine Shade

Spider Parts (22) : Gloamwood
-Severed Spider Leg
-Unusually Strong Webbing
-Decaying Eyestalk

Crops of Freemarch (18) : Freemarch
-March Hops
-Pearl Barley
-Sun Squash

The Crossing (18) : Freemarch
-The Crossing – Page 1
-The Crossing – Page 2
-The Crossing – Page 3
-The Crossing – Page 4
-The Crossing – Page 5

The Great Betrayal (18) : Silverwood
-Mourning Veil
-Faer Pact Totem
-Insignia of the Prince
-Amnesty Letter
-Royal Demand for Regency

Divine Landing (18) : Silverwood
-Devil Skull
-Mark of Maelforge
-Scorched Armor
-Cyril’s Holy Symbol of the Vigil

The Theology of the Vigil (18) : Silverwood
-Thedeor – The Sword
-Bahralt – The City
-Tavril – The Land
-Mariel-taun – The Heart
-Thontic – The Sea

Fish of Solace (18) : Freemarch
-March Eel
-Spikeback Minnow
-Wide Eyed Guppy

Telaran Coins (18) : Freemarch
-Rhaza’de Quartz Lump
-Mathosian Silver Penny
-Mathosian Gold Dollar
-Dwarven Iron Penny
-Kelari Coral Kroen

Kelari Idols (18) : Freemarch
-Idol of Baku
-Idol of Kashar
-Idol of Kubi

Abyssal Ritual Jars (18) : Freemarch
-Distilled Death Essence
-Distilled Flame Essence
-Distilled Life Essence
-Distilled Earth Essence

Food of Silverwood (18) : Silverwood
-Sauteed Vespid with Garlic Tubers
-Raw Jaggedfin with Wine Sauce
-Roasted Venison on the Arrow
-Creeperbrush Soup with Dumplings
-Goblin Heart Jerky

Quicksilver College (18) : Silverwood
-Star Iron Cauldron
-Yew Practice Wand
-Rothmann’s Pricipia Conflagera

Brougan Grote (18) : Silverwood
-Grote Family Blade
-Elven Cipher
-Aelfwar Treaty Scrolls
-Quicksilver Expulsion Papers

High Elven Culture (18) : Silverwood
-Inscrutable Hair Accessory
-Bag of Seeds
-Silken Ties
-List of Family Lines to Prune
-Prophecy Diary

Tarvil (18) : Silverwood
-Ancient Elven Relic
-The Living Prophecy
-The Cycle of Life
-Journal of Completed Prophecy

Technician Tools (18) : Freemarch
-Planar Surveyor
-Source Canister
-Field Generator
-Source Scalpel
-Planar Dosimeter

Prince Hylas Aelfwar (18) : Silverwood
-Insignia of the First Order
-Wax Seal of the Prince
-Concealable Elven Pugio
-Vial of Greenscale’s Blood
-Shyla’s Locket

Jerome Drift (18) : Silverwood
-Journal of Untested Experiments
-Jerome Drift;s Amazing Hat
-Vial of Jerome’s Secret Ingredient

Ascended Guardians (18) : Silverwood
-List of Former Regrets
-Family Prayer Book
-Lock of Hair
-Crossed Out Enemies List
-Marred Tombstone (No Longer Dead)

Hazing Committee Supplies (18) : Silverwood
-Sheeping Pills
-Marked Tarot Cards
-Girdle of Gender Change

Secrets of the Ascended (10) : Sanctum (quest)
-Feather of the Messenger
-Plot to Kill Orphiel
-Abyssal Book of Names

<3MM

Shiny Tartagon!

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

I just wanted to post quickly to say I finally got my Shiny Tartagon! I didn’t get a shard first announcement for purchasing it, but am wondering maybe there isn’t one for the mount. It’s possible someone else has it, but my server is one that was added after the head start, and every set I’ve turned in lately has been a shard first, so I don’t know! Either way I’m very happy to have it, even though I still need 8 levels until I can actually use it, haha. That is what I’m going to be focusing on now though, that and making more platinums! Now that I’ve reached 100 sets complete I’ll do a post on some of the easiest sets to collect, because it can be hard to scan through the 1000+ artifacts in the auction house on any given day to see which ones you have and which ones you should get, and until you learn one from a set, you have no idea how many other artifacts are needed for that set and if you’ll need to find a dreaded rare! I tried to find a similar list while I was working on getting my shiny tartagon, but couldn’t find one! So now I’ll just make my own, lol.

<3 MM

It’s My Rift In A Box!

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

For Christmas last year I had picked out a make your own shadow box kit for my little step-sister. She LOVES doing crafts, and I thought it might be a fun little project for her. The other day she asked if I’d like to do a shadow box with her, as there were two in the kit. I agreed and we picked out some backgrounds and cut outs of cats and gum ball machines, but then I had an idea! I logged into Rift and took a few screenshots of one of my favorite characters. I was going to take pictures of my main, but I don’t like her armor right now, so she was cut from the project, lol. I took a few screenshots of one of the death rifts too, which are plentiful right now thanks to the River of Souls! I then printed some of the pictures, glued them on cardboard and cut them out. I used part of the cardboard case cover from the game as the backgound, and voila, my very own Rift shadow box! Anyway, I thought I would share the finished product with all of you! I hope you like it! (Its looks better IRL than in the picture, hehe)

On My Way To Becoming A Platinum Princess

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

I enjoyed having enough gold in WoW to buy whatever I wanted. I think the biggest change I’ve experienced in my switch to Rift is that I’m no longer able to spend without consequence. I was happy with how much gold I was accumulating for the first few levels until I visited the mount vendor and realized that the highest currency in game wasn’t actually gold, it was platinum, and that the cheapest horse would cost me a whole 2.5! I was sitting around 65 gold at the time and realized I needed to develop some platinum making strategies, and quick. After a few more levels I discovered Sanctum and the Guardian Auction House. Unfortunately prices were all over the place and there really wasn’t much posted at all, as the shard had only been around for a few days. I posted what I thought people might go searching for, a few shoulder and head armor items that were a little harder to find than the rest and some leather I’d butchered. I way overpriced everything, and not surprisingly none of it sold, so it was back to the drawing board.

Later I was running around Silverwood Forest questing my little heart out when I saw a bright sparkly thing. Obviously I had to click on it, and I got my very first “artifact”. I thought it was pretty neat that you could find sparkly things just laying around the world, and became instantly hooked. I completed a few of the Silverwood artifact sets, spending any extra gold I had to purchase the ones I’d yet to find from the Auction House. I began finding doubles and triples of ones I’d already used, so I decided to post them in the AH to try to make back some of my gold. There were rarely any of the ones I found already in the AH, so I decided to risk putting them in for a platinum a piece as the fee to post an artifact is only 1 silver, so it wouldn’t really matter if they didn’t sell. To my surprise and delight, they nearly all sold! I started going out to explore and look for artifacts specifically, which was a lot of fun and is probably why I’ve yet to reach level 50. I only sell ones I already have because I’d noticed once you turn in 100 sets of artifacts, you can get one of the fastest mounts, which became a goal of mine. I also started purchasing artifacts to re-post in the AH that were under priced, something that isn’t easy to do without addons, but I managed.

I like hunting artifacts for platinum because it’s something I’d be doing anyway. I want to finish all the artifact sets and get my special mount and I want to explore every corner of Telara, I just so happen to be making money along the way! I’ve gotten to the point where I have every artifact from Silverwood and Gloamwood now except for a few of the rares. So I head out to search once a day until my bags are full of artifacts, which usually takes 15-30 minutes because I’m very familiar with the artifact spawn points in both zones now, and then I head back to the Auction House to post whatever I couldn’t use. I have fun riding around seeing the world and fighting off any rifts or invasions I come across, and I usually make at least 10 platinum in the process, sometimes much more. I don’t even have to worry about mobs getting in my way as I find the greatest success just sticking to the mountains.

I’m not sure how much platinum the average Rift player has right now, as I only have a few people to compare to, but I know I’ve got a fair bit more than them. I also don’t know what level 50 brings in terms of ways to bring in the plat, but I think as a nooby level 36, 220 platinum has me well on my way to becoming a Platinum Princess! At this rate anyway I should have at least 1000 by the time I reach level cap. Players love those vanity items, me included, hehe.

If you’re interested in starting to farm artifacts as well let me know and I’ll post a map with my favorite spots! Also if you’ve been working on making platinum with the Rift AH, leave me a comment and let me know how it’s going! If there’s a better method for someone still leveling to bring home the bacon, I’d really like to hear about it! Finally, how have you been managing playing Rift without any addons? Are you always glancing to your titan panel to see how long you have to go until you level up, or typing /auctioneer commands in the AH only to realize sadly you’ll have to figure that all out on your own? Oh, and do you like the new header? I thought I should throw some of my Rift characters in there now that it’s such a big part of my gaming agenda!

Thanks for Reading!
MM <3

Rift Platinum Tip – Selling Dye

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Since gold tips were such a big part of the posting I did about World of Warcraft, I thought I’d try to incorporate some Rift platinum tips into some of my new posts! I’ve got 20 platinum now, which is not bad for a level 20 who has just been flipping Artifacts in the auction house. Just recently though I found a new way to make some Rift gold by selling armor dye.

There was a dye vendor located in Sanctum, but because of a mess up with the dye prices, they pulled her out after the last patch. At first I was distraught, having gotten used to dyeing almost all the new armor I come across, but luckily the dye vendor isn’t the only way to get dye! Apothecaries can make 5 colors of dye that the dye vendor doesn’t have. Up until recently, the first few you learn as you level the profession were very cheap in the AH, usually priced at under a gold, but since the disappearance of the dye vendor, even the very first dye you can make (Cyan) is selling like crazy priced as high as 50g!

The dye that apothecaries can make is Cyan, Seafoam Green and Magenta (light and dark of each). They can also buy patterns for Black and White dye at the top of their profession. Even if you only level the profession until you get to Cyan, it only takes a coastal glory and rotting canine to make, which is a nice profit if you sell them for 50g each! If your AH hasn’t been cleaned out yet, and there are still under priced dye listed, you could buy them up and flip them before the dye vendors return.

Starting out in a new game with no money can be rough, so hopefully this can help fill up some of those fresh new coin purses!

Edit : The Dye Vendor is already back in Sanctum, they sure fixed that quick! You can still sell the craftable dye for decent profits though, as they are different from the ones the Dye Vendor sells!