I am reminded via Twitter that I should log into my Rift characters to ensure their name is safe in the upcoming release of old names.
So I dutifully patched the game this morning to log my characters in one in turn. We’d played some Rift last year so I expect they were safe anyway, but just in case it’s worth taking the time to check in.
Coincidentally I’d seen Tweets about LOTRO that day and remembered I’m supposed to check in to that game semi-regularly to ensure my Lifetime account receives the stipend of points.
The one game that I usually remember to log into with some frequency, even when I’m not playing actively, is Everquest 2. There are enough little character admin tasks, quick and convenient to do, that draw me back in for a few minutes – like paying their housing rent, and checking on any broker sales.
With so many games in my MMORPG history / list, I could easily see all this as “needy MMO” territory, but in actual fact I prefer to think of it as touching base with cherished characters – even if I don’t immediately play a session when I log in for such tasks, it’s nice to spend a few minutes reminiscing.