Saturday, October 17, 2009

Getting Away From All The Hubbub

While I still love playing Rer, every now and then I just need to take a step back and get away from it all.  These days, the best place to do that is the starting zone.  Once known as the land of lag, where quest items were fought over in gladiatorial style combat, it has since calmed down and become quite peaceful.
I'm enjoying my time on Eirikr, my Warrior.  I'm fairly certain he will end up as a Gladiator, despite my curiousity of tanking.  This is mostly due to my hatred of slow grinding (if I'm going to be killing something for hours, said something is going to die fast).  Update: Totally decided to suck it up and roll a Templar.

Anyways, I guess the point of this post is to remember that getting to 50 shouldn't be a race.  Yes, I know that being one of the first may come with its advantages, but is it really worth it?  You should enjoy the time you spend leveling up your character, and if you find yourself growing frustrated or tired, just take a break.  There's nothing wrong with rolling an alt or taking a few days off from the game.  Your guild and friends will still be there when you get back, and it will do you a lot of good in the end.


  1. I made a priest last night, found that I couldn't change her eye colour and apparently white hair is actually blonde, how lame, might make it red instead. Although, still laggy :(

  2. I enjoy the alt thing so much that I've got two alts.. well, really three alts since I can't decide which is my main :-)

  3. Hmm well I actually rolled an alt and liked it so much he is now my 'main' so ya gotta be careful when rolling a harmless little alt ;) , agree with Jaedia lag is still very much an issue and some of my guil.... um Legion members have been complaining about random disconnects/crashes to desktop, I've only had one but I have been on the recieving end of some bad lag spikes.

  4. Maybe I'm just a lucky little git, because I have yet to experience any lag, at all. O.o

    Though I do CTD if I render too many players at the bank/fort raids. Once again, Shift + F12 = Your Friend <3

  5. I definitely have to get away from the hubbub... the solo grind gets to me very fast. Crafting used to be a good break for me... and kinda still is... but it's still a work order grind in itself. I love making the actual gear... figuring out if its going to proc or not... but work orders are a bore. Aether gathering is the biggest bore. I like vitality node harvesting though, that's more fun than doing the "kill x wolves" quests to me. So I went to break it all up doing Abyss PvP last night for the first time... OMG this game's PvP is surprisingly hard. I thought it would be a gankfest one way or another... but it was fairly balanced.. I'd die.. come back and kill two people... then get killed by someone again.. it's very well put together. Honestly, I don't know if I can handle the fast moving 3D combat as a melee! I can't find my target half the time lol! Then I'm out of flight time and struggling to figure out what to do.. OMG it is exhilirating! I got tired of looking everywhere for fights in Reshanta and logged.. But I will be back once some friends reach my level. Now that none of my friends are L25+, the game is kinda boring. THis game, along with most MMOs, require a lot of socializing to be fun. I'll be playing Borderlands after it comes out tomorrow to alleviate some of this boredom till friends hit my level.