So I hit 50 in Rift yesterday, with a hair over 120 hours /played.  That’s kind of slow by Rift standards, I guess.

I started on April 14th, so that’s a little over 4 hours a day?  It’s a little disturbing to devote that kind of time to a game OH WAIT

Rift just had a huge patch that, among other things, lowered the difficulty level for many of the game’s instances, so the forums are full of people complaining that they’ve dumbed down the game too much and it’s too easy and if they wanted Easy they’d have played WoW, etc, etc.

To those people, I say: EQMac is still running.  Go buy a G4 eMac off Craigslist for a hundred bucks and play a game with naked corpse runs and experience loss and non-instanced content and raids that take getting 72 people together to complete.  There’s your challenge.

Ahem.  I digress.

Anyway, I have to say that Rift did make the 1-50 path pretty fun.  I have some complaints about mob density and repetitive quest design, but it kept me pushing the buttons for a full month so I guess I didn’t mind too much while I was doing it.

I haven’t delved too much into the group content, so I have plenty left to see.  I think I’ll let my subscription continue for another month.

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