I think that you could make an objective case that I enjoy… or enjoyed… playing Rift.
The instance group and our semi-weekly adventures in Telara aside, I actually spent enough time playing the game that I ended up with four level 50 characters, one from each of the main classes. That means I worked on getting a mage up to level cap, and I rarely ever play mage classes. Clerics, always, warriors often, rogues sometimes, but mages? A very rare moment indeed!
And it is a truth I have known about myself for a long time, that I may express enthusiasm for something, but the only real test to whether that is true or not is my behavior. Saying I like Rift is one thing, logging in and getting three characters to level cap, outside of my group character, that is solid proof that it is so.
I also have done a lot of the events. I ran through the Autumn Harvest festival enough to get a mount for Hillmar, my main.
And also did it enough to get a mount for my mage… because I felt that it completed his “look.”
A simple look at the map from the original pre-expansion world shows that I have been most everywhere.
So with all of that, I should have been all set to carry on with the Storm Legion expansion. I subscribed for a year in advance to get the expansion at no additional cost. I went on the pre-launch Storm Legion tour. I was riding around on the pre-order mount. I was there and patching on launch day.
And now, almost five months later, where do I stand? Let’s see after the cut.