For the first time in over six month, all five members of the Saturday night team were online last week. And we were not even sure we would have all five until the last minute. Earl was back from his travels and was on IM asking what he should patch up. There was talk of tanks or cars or maybe another shot at Neverwinter. But when it became clear that all of would be on, the choices dwindled down to one. The only game we all play at the moment is Rift.
So we patched up, got into the game, and grouped up to see who had. The line up was:
- Jollyreaper level 51 mage
- Zahihawass level 51 cleric
- Earlthecat level 52 warrior
- Hillmar level 53 cleric
- Gizalia level 53 mage
And the goal of the evening was obvious. We had to go finish off the first Storm Legion instance, The Exodus of the Storm Queen. The last time we took a run at that, we ended up dying a combined total of ~100 times.
But first we had to goggle at the new cash shop some more and explain to Earl and Jolly what we had discovered the week before. They were suitably impressed/confused by the complete buy-in Trion has committed to with their store interface, where anything you buy from vendor is there in the same interface with the RMT goodie. And often enough, there are two prices on items, the in-game currency or “iron price” and the RMT currency or “lucky charms” price.
We poked around. I considered buying the 7th and 8th bag slot options, though declined for now because my bags were not all that full. And we all claimed a few loyalty items, the derby being a popular choice.
After enough of that, it was time for business. I was still parked in front of the portal to the instance, so we could ignore the looking for group tool this time around. Once we were ready, I jumped through and dragged us all in.