RIFT has been on my backburner for a while now and may well continue to stay there. I’ve just gotten a little burned out on it and have other, more pressing (and interesting) game goals elsewhere. But it’s also hard to stop logging in at least once a day to pick up my free daily gift and to send my minions out on a rampage.
That’s started to create a problem for my inventory, actually. The artifacts I already have and all of the crafting mats get thrown onto the auction house on a weekly basis, bringing in a nice stream of near-effortless revenue. When I get up to around 1200 plat, I buy some REX, spend the credits, and start the cycle anew.
But where the problem lies is in the sheer volume of housing items (and dimensions) that my minion army is bringing back. Whereas in some MMOs a housing item is a semi-rare treasure, in RIFT with minions it’s a tidal wave of stuff. I keep separating it into three piles: stuff I want to use, stuff I can sell for a decent profit on the AH, and stuff that’s just vendor trash. Gradually, that first pile grows and grows and grows, even with only a daily injection of minion missions.
This is like #firstMMOworldproblems, I know. Not only are my bags bursting, but I have a TON of stuff in housing escrow that needs placing. What I need to do is to go into housing and place all the things, a project which would probably take an hour or more. And I keep putting that off because I’m not really playing RIFT (and hence, not really needing the housing).
So I’ve become a hoarder. Maybe I need an intervention.