I did it. Sigh. I bought Rift a few minutes ago, despite the warnings I received on my earlier post.
I guess now I’ll be subject to a set of symptoms including, but not limited to, feelings of elation, sleeplessness, decreased sexual appetite, social aversion to the real world, and a distinct tentacle fetish, according to Grimnir. However, since I am over 10 years old, and not quite elderly (yet) or even a militant extremist, Amish, a hard right wing conservative, a members of the Tea Party, or Tibetan then I should be able to play the game successfully.
As I write this the patcher is hard at work downloading at 777KBs and telling me that the download should be complete in about 3 hours, around 9:30pm my time. Perhaps I should get dinner, watch some Time Team, 2 1/2 men, and other vague TV shows until then.
Update: BTW, this isn’t an April Fools prank.