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#1 May 09 2011 at 11:08 AM Rating: Excellent
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My guildies seem to be mostly playing WoW again and every time my husband and I log in to Rift we're the only ones on. Which wouldn't be that big a deal except the shard is really, really quiet. The list of Harper Lee's novels is longer than the Who list in a lot of zones, and we could never get any of the events, invasions, etc. done.

So, says I, let's branch out and try a different shard, and obviously keep the current characters for when our guildies actually play, but otherwise check out the greener grass. And furthermore, says I, we've seen the Defiant starting zone like a bajillion times, and I'm sick of it, so let's start Guardians.

And what do I find, I ask you? I find that where the Defiant get a wasteland full of ugly old broken machines and zombies, the Guardians get forests with pretty houses and cute little fairies flying around! And don't give me your "Oh, but they're evil fairies," because obviously that just makes it better. Trion, I demand a more fair distribution of evil fairies across factions.

In other news, it's amazing what a difference being on an active shard makes. I'm out-leveling quests before I can do them because I can spend my night in a raid running around after rifts and invasions pretty much on demand. That's only in the starting zone though, I'm sure every shard gets a somewhat scattered population among mid-level zones.

Edit because they're shards, not servers.

Edited, May 9th 2011 1:10pm by teacake
#2 May 09 2011 at 3:36 PM Rating: Decent
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I love the fae. They make such delightful noises when you stab/burn them to death. Sometimes I feel little bit bad for them. Then I stab/burn another one to death and remember why I love killing them so much.

I leveled as Guardian through most of the beta events but went Defiant at launch. Now that I'm back to the Guardian side of things, I have to say that I still like Silverwood way more than Freemarch. I like Freemarch for the open areas. The only kvetch I have about Silverwood is that sometimes it gets a little claustrophobic. I just love Overwatch Keep. Every MMO needs to have an area like that in almost every zone at some point. It's just so **** cool.

I'm in sort of the opposite situation compared to you, though. The shard with my Defiant characters has a very healthy population and you can find people questing in every zone unless you show up late at night or early in the morning. The server with my Guardian characters...pffft. More zone events fail than succeed. Silverwood seems to do okay. Gloamwood, Scarlet Gorge, Scarwood Reach, Moonshade Highlands, and Droughtlands...might as well not even have zone events for the most part. They start, the wardstones fall, they end. Not that I mind. I'm not leveling on that shard for the PvE and I'm still 6-7 levels ahead of the quests in my log thanks to warfronts, crafting dailies, and farming leather.
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