How to Make Your Kestral’s Cry Ravine All Snuggly

After I wrote that last night I did look up decorating tips for the ravine.  This is indeed your chance to use those building blocks and strange planks you’ve been accumulating in the bank.

Here, from Better Homes and Dimensions and the wonderfully named Stylish Radish (!)  you can see a cabin she created for a dwarf friend.

rift dimensions kestral 1

 

And here, from Rift Dimension Addicts a nice video tutorial showing how to use the Rift Dimension Building tools.  He makes all the X Y Axis, copy/paste, choose 1080 or 13 or just pop your eyes out of your head and STOP THE MATH… sound almost reasonable.

I’ll try, and who knows if I can’t do it maybe my mathematical spouse (everyone should own one) will give it a shot since he dreams about numbers and he doesn’t wake up screaming from doing so as we mere mortals do.

Lesson learned, don’t spend anymore hard earned plat on these empty holes of a dimension if I can’t build in them.

Rift Home Sweet Home

I started with the Sanguine Shores “starter home” which I called “home sweet hovel.”   A pretty setting but a tiny hut.  I found it a little depressing to tell the truth.

Rift Sanguine Shores

 

Then I found I had enough money to buy the next size home.  I couldn’t really find pictures of it to see if was worth my coinage but what the heck, I thought.  ah, how incredibly more spacious and beautiful it is than the hovel.  I’ve been slowly purchasing and finding by happenstance (looting creatures) plants, trees, bits of furniture.  I can buy recipes to make some things but I need special coinage from doing daily crafting quests so I’ve been working on those with both characters.  Both can use the house, and decorate, so I only need to spend time and money on one place.  It is shaping up nicely, and it makes me want to play more to get it all snuggly.

The Entrance Hall

Rift Breach Chamber Entrance

 

The Bedroom Area

Rift Breach Chamber Bedroom Area

 

The Garden Area

Rift Breach Chamber Garden Area

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”.