As I listen to podcasts and read blogs, I can't help but feel I'm a slacker where RIFT is concerned. Three weeks after the RIFT head start began my highest character is still a level 17 rogue. True, I have a level 14 cleric and a level 11 warrior, but I just haven't felt the urge to really get on the leveling bandwagon. Every time I hop into the game with the intention to level, I get distracted by a rift or, like last night, a boss shows up that I just have to run after and kill.
I think I really just need to concentrate on one aspect of the game because I don't have time to do everything. The whole special currency for crafters looks really interesting and I should document that just to see how that works. And then I still need to chase after rifts in order to unlock additional souls. Both my rogue and cleric have 4 souls now and the game feels like I need to get the rest of the souls available before leaving Silverwood.
Hmm ... see what I mean? That's two things. So maybe I concentrate on those and don't worry about leveling, even though the players who are leveling "slowly" are way ahead of me. On the plus side, I definitely won't be one of those players complaining about the lack of content in a couple of months. If I hit level 30 on any of my characters by Memorial Day, I'll be greatly surprised.