TBH IDK IIRC but IMO there are far too many acronyms and abbreviations used in Rift! “CMN, its BoP”?! Uhm… I’m sure they can’t mean ‘Congenital Melanocytic Nevus, and it’s Bebop’ right? Or in several warfronts where some people – who probably all are nice persons out in the real world – suddenly types in capital letters: “OMG GZ ON THE LOOSE NOOBS”. I mean, come on! Do you even speak English??
Right then! To start at the beginning the acronyms in the start of this post are short for:
TBH = To Be Honest
IDK = I Don’t Know
IIRC = If I Remember Correctly
IMO = In My Opinion
CMN = Come On
BoP = Bind on pickup
OMG = Oh My God
GZ = Congratulation
Noob(s) = An insulting term for a new player or a player who has inferior skills compared to the average. In the example above this could very likely be a subjective assumption.
And yes, I looked some of those up before typing them. It was simply to blur the lack of a proper beginning.
Acronyms & abbreviations are used in abundance throughout the internet; as good as every chat programs/apps (…even that required an acronym: app or apps means application/applications) use them; Facebook use them; Twitter uses them; IRC (Internet... More
by Julia.A on 2016-01-19 01:06:22
I had a long chat with Leggiero the other night! It was fun and informative and very relaxing :) thank you Leggiero!
Among the subjects there was this brilliant thing she has done in another game: a food day! I mean, seriously how cool is that! Imagine passing free food out to other players a fixed weekday and then imagine being one of those who received a ‘food package’ to make life easier in-game. The group dies and you come back to life with 10% health? Not a problem, we’ll just eat some of the food we have; questing and in doubt whether or not you have enough health to take on the next monster? And so on.
Perhaps this concept could be incorporated in this game? Here we have dimensions and all and there must be several players out there who like the roleplaying aspect as well.
The first scenario that cross my mind goes roughly like this: A dimension (could be any really although it would of course take a little to prepare) is arranged with several market stands or wagons or so in close proximity to the arrival area. A few players are hired to pass out food (I, for one, have plenty fish and meat in my bank to make a ton) they have been traded moments earlier. There would be no obligations for... More
by Julia.A on 2015-08-15 09:11:36
Eight years ago I had no idea there was a game called World of Warcraft; the whole concept of sitting behind a computer was introduced to me by a friend back when I was living in another country. At home we did not have a computer, however strange that may seem, although that particular friend had one, so whenever I could find an excuse, I sat watching with big eyes and open mouth, while he conquered distant territories; slaughtered countless monsters and interacted with other people from all around the world!
I was in total awe…
Eight months ago I by chance came across a game called Rift, and since I couldn’t help comparing the two games – so similar in almost every aspect and yet so different – it was with reservations I started playing that, I mean; what could ever come even close to my first encounter with the MMO concept?
Around eight weeks ago a good friend of mine and I decided to drop our shared ‘solitude’ and jumped in front of Tigertank (a former guild mate from another server where I left my character to a well-earned retirement) and shouted “BOOH” (all right perhaps we whispered him) and before we knew it, he had us both convinced to join a guild with the most peculiar name: Ruthless... More
by Julia.A on 2015-07-25 03:22:41
(Edited version coming soon)
With our latest attempt to make a dual guild run in Mount Sharx in mind I’d like to propose a discussion upon the subject in order to make it easier for our leaders to decide which way our raiding future should take.
One of the more important questions would be: do we aim to progress as a guild or do we choose to run as fast as we can?
Guild progression run – advantages:
* We’d gain experience as a guild and group; learning various mechanics together. Over time we’d even get a feel of each other’s playstyle and instinctive reactions.
* Communication would be easier - e.g. the healers could decide who use the first combat resurrection so two is not spent on one player; who announces what during an encounter; who runs where and when etcetera.
* “No one left behind” it would be easier for new members to get a chance in a raid group.
* Loot would be easier to manage! Being hopeless optimistic when it comes to our guild’s potential I have to mention the loot :) Let’s say that a mage healer chest item dropped and we had a mage healer in our group; obviously no roll would be needed, right? *here you go mage* That said, I am... More
by Julia.A on 2015-07-15 01:59:06
I’d like to dedicate this post to all members, old and new alike. It might be deleted in, say… a week or so, since I haven’t quite figured whether or not it could be considered as inappropriate. Anyroads, here goes!
Thank you Oharal, for all you fun comments in guild chat! You show the way as a leader should, keeping the spirit up and friendly, daring and fun, teasing yet kind. Please continue doing so. As raid healer you make it look so simple to keep eight or nine people alive, through all kinds of situations with good awareness towards who to combat resurrect and when.
Thank you Betrayed, for running a Ventrilo server and for helping all with issues we might have when it comes to our lack of experience or technical skills. I am sure the entire raid group is grateful, not only for your support by willingly taking all the ‘boring’ yet crucial tasks upon you, but for your guitars, horns, violins and all the other instruments in your bag! You have started to recruit and advertise in general chat, and I think you’re doing great!
Thank you Issif, for taking that amount of time and effort you do each and every week in putting a raid group together. You work tirelessly to get new... More
by Julia.A on 2015-07-04 02:53:31
Welcome to Julie’s corner, version 1.1!
All right, slightly pompous…
As this is the ‘supposed to be the useful info’ part, I will begin by my professions; in-game that is.
- Apothecary (450) Congealed dreams, Nightmare Ichor, Nightmare Solution
- Armorsmith (450) Advanced Metal Amender
- Outfitter (450) Normal and advanced amenders, congealed dreams
- Weaponsmith (450) Normal and advanced amenders
- Artificer (450) Normal, advanced, opaque and dreaming amenders, congealed dreams
- Runecrafter (450) All rune upgrades, normal, advanced and opaque amenders, congealed dreams
- Mining (450) Thalasite Nightmare Alloy, Thalasite Dream Alloy
- Foraging (450)
- Survival (450)
- Butchering (450)
- Fishing (450)
- Dreamweaver (450) Faint Dreams, Strands of Draum, Hazy dreams
In-game strengths & weaknesses:
Although it is the custom to begin with everything one is not good at, I’ve never heard the phrase above in reverse.
So let me line-up the plus sides first:
* When given a task I’ll do my best to fulfil and / or accomplish that; whether it is to play an unfamiliar role in a raid group; to gather X times of this or that; etcetera.
* My main objective while being on-line is to have a good time. I believe in the old saying that, “by... More
by Julia.A on 2015-06-27 01:55:20
Normally this would be where I told you my life story or something. Don’t worry though; I’ll spare you for that!
My name is Julia and I’m living in London, UK. English is not my native tongue despite that, so if you wonder what the *** I’m writing from time to time, that is part of the reason. The other part, oh right, no life story! Sorry about that.
I’ve been playing Rift for several months by now, I think I started somewhere between September and December 2014, although my memory fails me here. Anyroads, I started with a mage with the intension of being healer in end-game – after reading on-line that every class is supposed to be able to heal.
Alas, after reaching level 65 I quickly discovered that tanks were reluctant to run with a mage as their healer in dungeons. Stubborn as I am, I refused to accept my defeat! So instead of creating a cleric right away, I persisted in gathering gear and at least some knowledge of my class.
After some time, I ran with my former guild in the Rhen of Fate as raid healer with various success. During steady amounts of low to medium damage to the entire raid, and even as a secondary tank healing boost, the Chloromancer excels, having no problems... More
by Julia.A on 2015-06-26 01:45:35