Wednesday, 1 February 2012


"Nothing good shall come of this"

With the announcement that the first twenty levels of Rift are going free unlimited trial I have decided to cancel my account. Free to play models even limited to a few levels fundamentally change the game and its community. So it is time for me to move on, probably not a bad thing before I got too invested in either the game or this blog.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

A Likable Rogue

"Well don't say I didn't warn you..."

Lets all say a big hello to "Turec" the Barmy... er I mean Bhami Rogue

Now a few people that know me are probably thinking "oh yeah here we go again with the female character".  Well in this case I really like this look for characters in Rift :

I did start out in World of Warcraft leveling a night elf hunter and given I had played Warcraft 3 I had to make a Sentinel.  As we lore nerds know these are females.  Don't worry eventually I will stop talking about the 800 pound gorilla.  But the idea of a really big, muscular stealth or ranged character is appealing.

I am going to level the Marksman, Ranger and Riftstalker souls, I just love that teleport, and will see how it goes.  The main thing is I enjoy this character look,  I tried leveling a Guardian Cleric, but that was as fun for me as watching Crick.. I mean paint drying.

So with my trusty Boar beast thing by my side I will soon be plunging into the "head down lets get out of the start zone as soon as possible" phase.  Ah but that is another post.

A New Start

"Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death..."

I have been playing games on and offline since the early to mid eighties, and came to MMORPG's by the way of the 800 pound gorilla in the corner of the room, namely World of Warcraft.  A while back to try to breathe life back into a game I had been playing nigh on five years I decided to start a character from scratch and level it. All the while blogging about the experience.  And so the Earle Project was born (, sadly that and WoW did not hold my interest.  But with a new game interest and a rejuvenated need to write, you guessed it, Rifting the Trip is born, berthed, cast flopping on to the unforgiving shore that is teh Interwebs.

As before the blog will chronicle my leveling of a character through the content the game has to offer, and as a bonus you get to listen to my opinion on MMO's and gaming in general.

I will be introducing the character in the next post, but it will be a defiant one, no mistakin'.