The new http://stalwartonline.com is open for business! Well mostly... we are still testing things out... so mind the dust. Essentially this is the soft launch of the new House Stalwart website that is a joint venture between myself and +Rae Melton . It is a much more discussion style format than the previous forums and should lead to more social interaction.
I highly suggest you view the site using chrome... everything should be fully functional in firefox and internet explorer... but for the time being not everything looks exactly the same in those. Ultimately we wanted to start using the cool new stuff now... rather than a month down the line once we have all the bugs worked out. Essentially the game plan is to eventually lock down http://HouseStalwart.com into a read only state... and redirect permanently to the new address http://StalwartOnline.com
There is a feedback thread so let us know what you think, and if you find any odd issues Another technical note... I highly suggest when you sign up that you use a gmail address. If so you can then use your google account for authentication to the site rather than having to remember a unique forum account.
As some of you may know on June 12th Rift went free to play, meaning that any player can download the game and play essentially for free. There are various bits, baubles and the storm legion classes that have to be bought to unlock but by far this is probably the most equitable and least "paywall" free to play system I have experienced. I have a blog post that outlines the features if anyone is interested (http://aggronaut.com/2013/06/13/f2p-done-right/).
Currently there are a handful of us actively playing Rift, and we have enough of a mass that I thought we should start trying to do some organizing. Rift has an extremely awesome mentoring system that lets players drop their level down to match younger players so you can continue to do things together.