Rift : Shadowsong the Rogue/Bard

I’m still playing Rift when I can. At the moment Shadowpuma is continuing his adventures as level 50, but alongside is Shadowsong. I created a Rogue character that specialises in being a Bard, playing songs for the benefit of others along with dealing damage to the enemies!

So far I’ve enjoyed playing this type of character. There is still a lot of long range attacks but then there is the option of getting close and doing more! This is also the first character I’ve taken in to a dungeon in a group aimed at the right level. It was the Realm of the Fae dungeon, and we did really well. A few deaths but we learned from our mistakes and continued on to the end.

Shadowsong has even joined the Sceptered Isle guild, not to really bring much worth to it, but because of the social aspect once again. I have no doubt that I will get this character up to level 50 also, and then I can start to really play with the souls and roles and make one that is right for me.

Rift : Shadowpuma Level 50!

Shadowpuma, my first character within Rift, has reached maximum level … 50!

But that’s not the end of Rift. There are still loads more things to do … Quests to complete, zones to adventure in, PvP to partake in, secrets to unveil, events and raids to go on, … the list goes on.
I have still yet to go on a guild raid anywhere, and I’ve teamed up once with a guild member to venture in to a dungeon and explore and get rewards which was fun in itself. So still lots to do here.
And there is the crafting side of things. I’ve probably not chosen the greatest of professions that go well together, but I plan to get them up as high as I can. Runecrafting being my main one with foraging secondary.

I’d say there is still plenty of life left in the game yet.

And I was looking at a Rift video today posted on the Rift Facebook page which made me also realise I have yet to make any Rift videos of my own. That is something else I’d like to do.

Rift : Two Months

I have been playing Rift, the official release, for 2 months now and still enjoy it. I’ve posted in the Shadowpuma Forums and previous blog on how much I liked the game, and it still holds true.

I’ve not managed to be online at the right time or long enough to actually get together with other guild members and do raids or big dungeon quests, but seeing guild members log on and off and give the occasional ‘hi’ means a lot.

I’ve managed to get Shadowpuma up to level 40 so far, and there is still a lot of adventuring to do and areas to discover. Along the way I’ve been collecting screenshots. Here are a few of the screenshots I think show off the game graphics and different zone environments.


The First Dungeon, not all doom and gloom

On horseback heading to an opening Rift

Illusions assist with quests

Shadows of the evening sundown with a Rift in the distance

Rift beasts

She's tall!

Level 40!

Rift : Sceptered Isle are back!

Since EverQuest, Sceptered Isle has been a guild name that has stuck with many, either from being part of it, or knowing of it. The Sceptered Isle guild has always stood for friendship and a goal of doing the best you can. And it has always achieved this in it’s usual casual manner. The guild exists still in many of the previous online role playing games. EQ and Vanguard are just two of the well known ones.

Since the Beta of Rift it has always been spoken of that Sceptered Isle will once again be created and carry on tradition of what it stood for. And during the Head Start phase of Rift, the latest in MMO’s has seen the guild form up with many of the players from long ago returning.

I was extremely happy to be one of the founding members of the guild in Rift. The game did it in such a nice way. One person paid and retrieved the required form that needed to be signed. A group then got together and approved of the Guild creation.

Sceptered Isle is created!

The screenshot above is the moment when Sceptered Isle was finalised as a Guild and everyone received the Guild name above their characters heads. A truly momentous occasion!

The guild continues to grow and returning names continue to pop up in the roster. The only thing that remains is whether the game can live up to initial experiences and expectations so that everyone can continue to love what it is they have signed and paid up for. Certainly having friendly chat all the time when logged in is a step forward to help with this enjoyment, and knowing that when you ask the guild for help the abilities of the people around you are known to be capable.