Massively reports on their time at PAX playing Rift: Planes of Telara. This time the reporter sits down and plays in a group to take on the instance with four other people. Here he is playing a Druid:
I hardly heard him as I frantically tried to memorize the full array of skills in front of me, rearranging my hotbar to put my heals up front and center. “Ohh, you’re a druid,” another Trion Worlds developer said over my shoulder. “They’re fun — they get a faerie pet that heals your team as well.” I followed his pointing finger and clicked on the skill to summon what appeared to be a cross-breed between Tinkerbell and a Troll doll. Fun times.
Ok so Druids get a pet; and it’s a faerie. Fun times indeed.
The rest of the article covers the basics of the game. The author admits the games was very low on his radar and new almost nothing about the game. So take this article makes for a good read from a perspective of a new player with no existing bias (we hope). Also, Massively has put together a collection of new screenshots as well.