So after a few months of hemming and hawing I took the plunge and started playing Rift. I started out with the Lite version but managed to snag a copy of the full game (minus Storm Legion) for free thanks to Raptr.
The only MMO I've seriously played is WoW, and my only main has been a mage. For most of this time, there's been one spec out of the 3 that's been "optimal." Usually, a 2nd spec is good enough to raid with, and of course for the longest time Frost was PvP only. Still, it was very clear that, for many guilds, you were expected to play the spec that provided the best DPS, and everyone knew which one that was.
What's been difficult for me to do is to lose the idea that there's a "correct" spec to play as. I started out with a rogue, because I loved the sound of the bard and saboteur souls. However, given the almost absurd levels of flexibility, I'm finding it hard to know where to go with them, and how many points to split between the different souls Is it honestly the case that you can take what sounds enjoyable to you and still do well?
With all this in mind, I bloody love this game so far. Is there any benefit to picking up Storm Legion before I get a character to 50?