I wanted to share this milestone with y’all:
I haven’t posted in a couple weeks, because I’ve been busy in RL and didn’t play Rift for a week. I was able to play again this past weekend.
Some gaming friends suggested that we check out Sunrest, the other RP-PVP server for Rift. I wasn’t terribly excited by the thought of re-leveling to endgame, but I gave Sunrest a go over the weekend. I was very pleasantly surprised by Sunrest’s community and the positive interaction between players in warfronts (battlegrounds). By comparison, warfront chat in the battlegroup for Harrow, the server I have been playing on with my Warrior, is extremely flame-oriented and can be tiresome to deal with.
Sunrest has been refreshing, and this time around I tried a Mage to the mid-teens as Chloromancer, then rolled a Cleric to play as Justishamitor (Justicar / Shaman / Inquisitor). I’m going to stick with the Cleric: the mechanics suit me well, and I’ve always loved melee-healer archetypes.
EDIT (2011/06/01): I’m not sure what I’m going to do with my Warrior. Right now Enhanced Burst is broken, so Riftblade burst and sustained DPS is below what it should be. I’m enjoying Cleric, so I’m going to level him and record footage along the way. Healers seem more needed than DPS, and Cleric can spec into any role effectively for PVP.
EDIT (2011/06/02): re-rolled the Cleric with the name Taugrim; a friend had been holding the name for me and he just released it. This time around I replaced Inquisitor with Warden, and IMO as a 0-pt tree Warden fits melee Cleric better, as you get 2 instant-cast abilities: a HoT (Healing Spray) and a spammable ranged attack (Waterjet).