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Posted: Sep 14th 2011 8:33PM Graill440 said

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Make a non heal class and go play pvp, you havent done that yet........(Grin)

Posted: Sep 14th 2011 9:19PM wholesalebattery said

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I don't have a poll. Like I said, I don't have much longer for this Choose My Adventure, so I would like to have suggestions from you
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Posted: Sep 14th 2011 9:33PM (Unverified) said

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Work on some of the achievements for Freemarch if you intend to play around there longer. There are some fun flavor achievements to do, some involving exploring.

Do more RP. You could RP a search for rare and valuable artifacts in Freemarch or set up a shop to sell goods (even if they're grays).

Set up a group for rift hunting or offer your help to other players that are questing.

Dungeons and warfronts.

Ask for help to traverse a higher level zone to see the sights. I liked Scarlet Gorge. Or you could visit the Guardian equivalent of Freemarch: Silverwood. Gloamwood, the Guardian's second zone, is very atmospheric and worth checking out as well.

Roll a new class or switch your soul setup to try out your other soul trees.

Many options are available, some directed, others player created. Any way you go, may you have fun Mr. Everett.

Posted: Sep 14th 2011 9:53PM joemarra052075 said

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Try to get in at least 1 dungeon run and 1 warfront run.

Posted: Sep 14th 2011 10:25PM (Unverified) said

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While your in Freemarch have you tried to get the Puzzle in the Lake of Solace or the Cairn in Freemarch? The puzzle is fun and rewarding with exploration and the Cairns are just fun to explore.

Posted: Sep 14th 2011 10:35PM real65rcncom said

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"This past week was exciting. Seriia joined the Gaiscíoch Clan for a bit of rift-running and light roleplay across all of Freemarch."
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Nice. You were allowed to join the biggest, oldest and most recognized guild in RIFT (their leaders were prominently featured in the Dec 2010 RIFT promo video).

I'm sure you being a writer for Massively and them knowing who you were had nothing to do with you getting in. I'm also sure that your experience in a mega-guild with tons of people on nightly will give the majority of average gamers who can't get in those types of guilds on their own an accurate portrayal of exactly what to expect from RIFT as an 'average' player.

Or will it? One can only wait and see...

Posted: Sep 15th 2011 6:29AM Loopy said

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My spidey sense tells me that you may be slightly jealous
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Posted: Sep 15th 2011 10:30AM (Unverified) said

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As Dan said in his reply, all you need to do to join the Gaiscíoch family (pronounced: Gosh-Kia) is ask. We are far from elitist or exclusionary, founded on the principle that we are a community first and foremost. Games and digital loot come and go, but the friendships remain.
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Posted: Sep 15th 2011 10:44AM real65rcncom said

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I'm saying anonimity would be better as far as toon name.

When a food critic goes out to try a new restaurant, I'm pretty sure they don't announce to the staff exactly what they will be wearing, what their name is, what time they will be eating and exactly what meal they will be trying that day.

You know.. so someone could get a better feel for authenticity and meals wouldn't be guaranteed to come out pipin' hot for one patron.

Just wondered what the likelihood would have been of membership for the author if he hadn't of revealed to you who he was for your guild is all.

But it's cool he got fasttracked due to the short amount of time he can devote to each game. At least people get a sense (if they read it) of how the community is superguild or no superguild in the previous articles he's written.
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Posted: Sep 15th 2011 2:28PM Larry Everett said

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When I said I join the Clan for a bit of Rift running. That's all I did. I do not wear their guild tag. I probably would not join on this character anyway. This would not be my main.
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Posted: Sep 14th 2011 10:58PM (Unverified) said

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Actually, the only requirement to get into Gaiscíoch is to have a good attitude. :) All levels and play styles are welcome. I transferred to the server, saw them doing rifts and asked for an invite to the guild, and was immediately welcomed to the family. That was a week or two ago. I daresay this has been one of the most pleasant and welcoming guilds I've ever had the pleasure to be apart of.

Posted: Sep 15th 2011 10:32AM real65rcncom said

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Don't get me wrong, and if it reads like I'm "jealous" or coming down on the author, that's not my intention at all. I think his articles are very good imo.

The thing is that I'm sure his goal is two fold at least with his column; to see what a particular game is about when people vote him to try that game and to write as honest an opinion as he can do it as everyman, which I believe he has from reading his posts.

The problem is it's already known that RIFT had their mods on their site and tell all the subscribers "go to Massively and vote for the writer to come to our game". So people go do that and RIFT wins in a landslide.

Then his next articles are pretty much the same theme; the world is beautiful and has potential but it's kind of slow, quiet and lonely. The community on his server was... wanting, in his opinion. And that was the main RP server as everyone knows. He writes about how he hopes he can find a guild to do some RP and such because it's kinda of slow in the game.

Then lo and behold in the next article, he magically gets an invite into Gaisc, RIFT's flagship fan guild from Alpha. I'm sure it's all a happy coincidence and indicative of what most players will experience upon subbing.

The point is that for the average player, they are going to be experiecing what the author did in his first few posts for the most part; the real part of the community. Quiet, barren chats, little activity as far as what you'd expect in a community, and guilds all isolated from one another. Superguilds dont' go around inviting everyone who joins like the author and even if they were selective, they don't have the roster space.

Just saying I believe some anonimity should be done with at least the name of the toon, so when he's looking to see just how welcoming a community really is, they don't cherry pick ones that will give them publicity. I don't think the author does this to promote a game, his reviews seem quite fair and reasonable for the games he's covered.

But this type of "cutting in line" allowed by this guild is pretty slick in order to promote their game, but isn't typical from most people's posts about community.
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Posted: Sep 15th 2011 10:58AM (Unverified) said

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@real65rcncom

You still have a base misunderstanding of Gaiscioch. There is no "fast-tracking". If you have an active sub, head over to Faeblight, guardian or defiant, and join up. Form your opinion based on facts, not assumptions.
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Posted: Sep 15th 2011 2:24PM Larry Everett said

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Speaking of assumptions: I'm not in the guild.
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Posted: Sep 15th 2011 5:08PM Foghladha said

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@real65rcncom Hey Reak65rcncom,
Think you miss interpreted this here. He didn't get an invite into the Gaiscioch. We invited him to come out for the Telara Saga, which we did for everyone on the server, Guardian and Defiant. Now that's not saying if Larry wanted an invite we wouldn't get him one, but quite honestly if you signed on to Faeblight and wanted an invite, no sooner you speak the words you'd have one as well. Larry is not currently a Gaiscioch.

The thing you're also missing is that the Gaiscioch is not an exclusive guild. We are an inclusive community. The events we run, aren't for our members, there for everyone on the server. Our community is designed around building and maintaining server wide public events. We go out of our way to make sure that all players on Faeblight feel welcome and have something to do regardless of their skill level or guild affiliation. We send welcome package to every new person we run across including bags and potions as we have them available as well as a weekly public events calendar.

The Gaiscioch is not about Me, It's about We. We take care of everyone, not just our own. The other thing to note is that we do not publicly recruit. We expose people to our lifestyle through our events and if they want to join they approach us. We never spam chat channels to get new members or approach someone about joining. We wait for them to come to us. With that style of recruitment we've gotten over 3,000 characters in our family between our Guardian and Defiant rooms of our house. If you want a vacation spot come to Faeblight and I'll show you around. Theirs tons of friendly guilds here and even more friendly people. Look me up sometime.

Foghladha
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Posted: Sep 15th 2011 11:42AM Melinoe said

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Try the dungeon!

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