PlayNotes: Everquest 2

Tonight I decided to move my characters up till they were able to leave the island.. This happened sooner than I expected, at level 8 for my High Elf Fury character.

The last quest on the island was one I had trouble with on another character called the Source of Evil.  My problem was finding totems.  I expected them to look like this:

But no, they looked like this:

The Flying Finger Of Fate is a Totem?   Ack.

Easy to do once I figured out what I was looking for.   My efforts were rewarded with the appearance of the Dark Blademaster, an npc who was cool looking and had a series of great moves.

After turning in the quest to Sorcerer Oofala  (who was annoying, and I’m sure I’m not the first to think of him as Goofala)  for some reason I was walking backwards for a bit and couldn’t get it to stop.  Awkward.

Nicknamed  (by me) Grexx the Giggler, this guy sounds like Yoda with his toes in a vice.  I do appreciate all the voices for npcs, it adds flavor to the world.

Off to a cave! Not just any cave though, a cave that has a Dark Doorway, and “Fog emanates from the cracks in this door!”   How is that for setting a scene?

No disappointment here, Vith L’Tar has an Oz-Like floating head aiding her in battle as well as a couple of minions.  Classy, Vith.

That’s the ballgame for this island for this girl, she can stay and whack stuff here, or venture off to Qeynos.  Fortune and glory, Qeynos beckons.  A pretty city.

Somehow it reminds me of Amsterdam.

My first quest here is to find an inn in South Qeynos and look at the rooms.  I actually tried looking at all the rooms, you could just tour them.  I didn’t realize I couldn’t just pick the one I liked.  So I fell for the Three Room Style 2.

First Room Nice Corner Kitchen

Second Room Nice Windows

Third Room

As it turns out, this was not meant for a lowly noobulous such as my Elf.   You need gold, status undreamed of with who knows who, and a level 10 guild.  Do you need to lead one, or just be in one?  Not clear, but it seems this large airy suite is not for me.

Just next door is a two room apartment that any grubby little character would love for their own.  It actually is nice, with plenty of pretty windows, and the  two rooms are huge.  The quest meant me to have this one, though it didn’t require me to buy it or anything.

Two Room Apt  First Room

Two Room Apt Second Room

I’ve had homes in the past, one in the dread City Of Hate and another in New Halas.  They were ok, but I didn’t like them enough to keep them.

Much more reasonably priced, The Baubbleshire is now mine all mine, with 28 days rent paid.

I never noticed it before, but I can make my alts Trustees, and it appears they can share the apartment, drop any cute furniture they find here, and, the scalawags can help pay the rent.  In the past my alts were scattered all over the place, this is the first time I’m sending them all to the same location.

How snuggly!  It holds 200 items which seems generous. I can have up to ten houses, so, if we run out of room here, we can be housing locusts and move on to a larger abode.

It’s 2 am is why I’m being particularly obnoxious.   Sleep well!

Rift: Adventures of An Addict

A nice comment I didn’t see right off on my Kestrel’s Cry frozen ravine post.   She has a really nice Rift blog called  Rift: Adventures of An Addict with pictures of her own sumptuously decorated dimensions.   There is hope. She says I can buy buildings, I don’t need to piece them together board by board.   I did loot one and put it in Kestrel’s Cry but there are no doors, and the snow and wind just whistle in.

There are all sorts of nice tips along the sidebar too.   Too cool.

And she understands about the snow in Kestrel’s Cry.   Go away, snow.

Rift adventures of an addict

Player Housing Rift

I thought I’d do a semi-series on player housing in games.  We’ll start with Rift.  I honestly don’t know much about it and I’ve been trying to find guides that answer some of my questions, and while there are some Rift Specific  home guides, many are curiously not kept up or use official videos (that is what the ones I looked at were).

So here’s what I know:

Rift has Dimensions.

This gives you an instanced space with an outdoor area and a small hut.

You get a starter pack from the Dimension engineer in Argent Glade with a boulder, a torch, an urn, a table, a shrub, a tile and two boards.

The bag is mixed because you have an indoor and outdoor area called Sanguine Shores.

I’ve seen someone else has named theirs more personally but I haven’t taken the time to see how it is done.

I’m also not sure how much of the outdoor area is useable and how much is scenery.

You can purchase home items from Dimensions vendors.

I got a tree from a fishing reward crate, and I looted one from an NPC.

I got a lovely blue rug from an NPC.

You’re able to drop objects wherever you like, there are no hooks or predefined spots which can take the object.

You can move them up and down (including into the ground), you can turn them and rotate them.  I find the big primary color arrows and circles that come up to indicate directions to be a bit crude and jarring but I’m grateful to have the ability to put things where I want them big time.

It looks as if I can have 50 objects in my Dimension, I’ll have to find someplace that tells me the scoop if I can buy more storage with real or in game moola.

Once I got the rug (I love paintings and rugs in games!) I moved all of the things my cleric had gotten so far into her hut and it is cozy city.

Rift Home Sweet Hovel

I’ll add information and tips here as I get them.

Rift Dimensions Sites:

Better Homes and Dimensions

Rift better homes

Now this person called The Stylish Radish has got real style.  Don’t you love the site name and their name?  Sooo cute.  He/She also writes with interest about Landmark for EQ Next.

Rift Decorators

rift decorators

Not updated since March of 2013 but it has pictures of furnishings, landscape items and building block items plus the various homes you can get.  My hovel is apparently the “starter”.