For those of you who hadn’t noticed, I was extremely excited about the Shiny Stories contest in the Rift forums. I worked really hard over several weeks, fine-tuning my rough draft, double-checking spelling and artifact names, and on the second to last day, I was finally satisfied. Here is my entry:
Have you all seen this? Build a short story by using the names of artifacts! How cool is that! What a great idea! I absolutely cannot wait to see what people come up with! Click the link for the full rules and guidelines.
On Telara, sometimes things just happen. There is no way to prepare for it, just no way. You need to take things in stride, and cope. I think that’s what truly makes the characters on this world survive the day to day.
For example, there was Gwed, astride her noble steed, cheerfully sporting her Dead Snowman helm… When a mummy crept up out of nowhere and bit her butt.
When a bunch of us were just chilling in Tempest Bay, fooling around with the wardrobe—as we tend to do when we’re ‘just chilling in Tempest Bay’—I discovered a gender bug. If you recall, I’d shared a few screenshots of us as angels and demons. Well, one of my guildmates (not naming any names *coughJasscough*) turned Gwed into a shambler. When she “snapped out of it”, she had become a he! Imagine my surprise to lose the leaves and gain a muscular back!
Good morning, Telarans! As you’ve noticed, the Fae Yule event has arrived! (I love when server down-time and patches bring lovely new dailies, and dimension items and costume rewards!)
Gwed and Jack are already out and about, enjoying themselves with this first snowfall…
While out in Silverwood one day, chasing Rifts for the Autumn Harvest, Gwed came upon two cats frolicking about in Argent Glade: Bob and Milo.
Seeing as how she often tunes out when the Quest Giver explains his woes (read: I skip the reading part) and instead goes straight to the objective, she could not for the life of her remember if these particular kittens were in some way related to an old quest, or if they used to be friends/enemies of Scotty and had a troubling encounter with one of his saviors in a dark alley?
If you know, please share so I can tell Gwed—she is adamant to find them a home soon, since… Winter Is Coming.
I interrupt this short hiatus to bring you an announcement:
This event is a 24-hour event, hosted in many gaming communities, to raise money to help the kids—a very worthy cause.
Trion, being a pro-community type of company, is helping him entice Rift players, by providing awesome rewards for those who participate.
However, whether you win or not, participating in all this in-game content will certainly be reward enough, as you will be getting:
- many different wardrobe skins from all manner of raids,
- in-game currency by downing various bosses,
- and earning those hard-to-get achievements for your characters.
In my opinion, this type of community event is a win, no matter how you look at it. Everyone gets involved, gives generously of their ideas, their time, and their money. It creates a network of contacts and makes new friendships. Bonus, there might be a bit of loot in it for random participants. And the proceeds go to help kids in need. We play, they mend.
Please join in the fun, see the sticky in the forums for all the details and how to sign-up!
“Remember—Your Gaming Habit Can Help Heal A Kid”
Trion made good on Yaviey’s promise to get the 10 finalists their Fashion Guru titles. When I logged in this morning, each of the characters on my account (both EU and NA) had received an in-game mail with their Writ of the Fashion Guru. I was so squeeeeeee! I’ve been waiting since the Fashion Week Contest results were announced, and it seemed like I would never see the day, I was that excited to get it!
It’s a RP-PvP kind of event, in a Dormant Core dimension called Razormaw Isle (by Arrekelia@Zaviel.EU)—think pirates and slaves, and gladiators fighting for their lives in an arena!
It’s for a great cause and sounds like a lot of fun! You can read the fantastic story line Seshatar wrote to get yourself into the mood (you will also find the rules there, and some dimension screenshots), then sign up for the event by posting your details in the forum thread.
A few weeks ago, in one of Trion’s sporadic RIFT emails, I read about the Trion Worlds Creator Program. I was intrigued, so I went to learn more about it. Despite my blog only being slightly more than a month and a half old at the time, I thought why not?
Low and behold, yesterday night, I received my approval to the program! So happy about that! Now I get to think up a good reason to get Rift players together for occasional giveaways!