LOTRO, Trove, RIFT, Deus Ex, and the day of little things

trove1Yesterday was a strange day for gaming in that I didn’t do any one big thing but a lot of small things.

I added to my GOG.com library as I picked up a few titles on sale: Wizardry 6&7 and Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition.  Seriously, Deus Ex for $2 — and it came with the full soundtrack, which I’m discovering is a pretty awesome OST.

I’m making great headway on finishing up my virtue deeds for Moria on my Lore-master in LOTRO.  A few more and I’ll be done with there for good.  I must admit that my kin is a strong motivation for logging in every day, as they’re very friendly and chatty.  It makes riding through the Foundations of Stone a light-hearted experience.

I had intentions of giving RIFT a serious try last night.  I created a new mage and ran her through the streamlined tutorial, but then when I tried to log on to my other characters to transfer funds and the like, the game kept hanging on the loading screen.  I don’t know what that was about, but I got frustrated and logged out since it was getting late.

So instead I moved on to another Trion Worlds title: Trove.  The extreme alpha-ness of this game keeps me from logging in, but I can already see the potential for some serious fun here.  Already my character has pets and some outfit options, and I just ran around checking out what others have done with their cornerstones.  The Knight is a pretty boring class, so I can’t wait until they bring in the next one (Gunslinger), but he was pretty happy to find a player-designed sword during his adventures.  I never did find a place to plant a cornerstone of my own, but I also haven’t accumulated a lot of building materials yet either.

All in all, not a bad day.

2 thoughts on “LOTRO, Trove, RIFT, Deus Ex, and the day of little things

  1. Sprinkles (@GeekSprinkles) January 30, 2014 / 9:14 am

    Yay, Trove! As of last night, there were still some spots near Town Square on alpha 1. Head NW and look for the eye of Sauron, juxtaposed with a mallorn tree.. pass a TARDIS… and look around. 😀

    Oh, and my best advice for a new player, don’t forget /drawdistance 256 when you log in… it makes a such a big difference in how the game looks!

  2. nukethesitefromorbit January 30, 2014 / 11:33 am

    Eye of Sauron… TARDIS… what is this insanity!

    Actually this is only the 2nd time I think I have ever seen any information on Trove…. I had no idea it involved building things.

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