I played quite a bit of Rift this past weekend.
And as I ran through Meridian for various reasons, I noticed that now-lonely corner at the front of the city where the NPCs for any given world event seem to hang out.
I have only seen two world events, but I assume that is where the world event NPCs always go. Like a lot of places, there is really only big empty patch of land where the circus can setup when it comes to town.
And, in my missing Rift world events, I guess that I am confirming that I like daily quests.
I suppose that is no surprise after I did those daily fishing quests to get exalted reputation with the Kalu’ak so I could buy their special fishing pole and the pet penguin. Likewise the whole cooking daily routine and the Argent Tournament thing.
The key, for me, is having limited goals.
For example, I never spent much time doing the daily quests that they put in at the end of the Burning Crusade expansion. There was something of an open-ended goal with that as I recall. Maybe. I cannot even remember the name of the place where those quests were… way up at the north end of the Eastern Kingdoms.
And world events in Rift fit that limited niche. They are limited in duration and there are generally only a couple of items I want from the event vendor.
So while there are, in fact, daily quests in every zone in the game, generally setting me to the task of closing so many rifts or slaying so many rift creatures, they do not fill that same slot in my mind. I will pick those up when I go out to adventure in a zone, but I never go out to a zone just to do those, even when our guild quest is related.
So I am waiting for the next Rift world event.