"The Vanguard shot that looks like I'm in a cave is actually because I flew my griffon straight into the peak of a mountain. Thanks to Vanguard's being the lovely lump of lovable bugs it is, I fell off my mount and right through the mountain," Agemyth writes. "Silly Vanguard, I thought, but instead of falling to the bottom of the virtual world as typically happens, I fell on top of a dungeon of some kind! I never got to explore Vanguard as much as I had hoped, but what started as an annoying bug ended up being a shortcut to an ancient forgotten underground structure soon to be forgotten for good by the end of Telon itself.
"In Vanguard's final hours, it showed me the beauty of its true open-world design. You never know what mysteries lie below the dirt when your world is designed to be lived in rather than 'progressed' through."
"I got lucky on RIFT 2.8 patch day," reader Bill exclaimed. "I opened a chest and the new mount fell out. So, what does the fox say? 'Sweet!'"
Or he says, "Get off my back; I'm a predator who's now grown to 500% of his normal size and am quite willing to bite your head off!" Either way, it'll be entertaining.
"I am sending you a screenshot from the beta on PlayStation 4," reader John said. "Sorry about the UI, as I don't think you can disable it. I just have to say that this game is really, really pretty. Here's my Awoken Titan, wondering about that building off in the distance."
"Leapin' lizards!" reader Wolfyseyes exclaims. "OK, so the Draken are actually dragons, but whatever. Here's my Warrior, Vexxera, about to crash her big 'ol sword into a Mammodin because it looked at her funny. That's a completely legitimate reason for wanton slaughter."
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