Released by Trion Worlds in early 2011, Rift takes place in the world of Telara where players take on the personality of an "Ascended." Two competing factions of Ascended, the Guardians and the Defiant, battle through the monsters of Telara in an effort to bring down Regulos, a dragon god bent on the complete destruction of Telara.
Rifts, or tears between various dimensions and Telara, are dynamic events that can open up quite suddenly. These events feature open grouping with players being able to join one another to defeat the creatures spewing forth from the rifts.
One of Rift's most compelling features is the Ascended Class System. Players begin by choosing one of four callings: Warrior, Mage, Rogue or Cleric. During the course of the game, players increase in strength and can "attune" their callings and mix and match "souls," or sub-classes, to become more specialized and flexible.
Trion Worlds is inviting all Rift players to the game's annual Fae Yule celebration that comes with themed Instant Adventures and a Warfront as well as new items and features to earn. The event is currently live and will run through January 11, 2017.
For those who love puzzles, the new Rift dungeon, Tok's Proving Grounds, may provide just the challenge they're looking for. The dungeon is entirely made up of puzzles including just finding it to begin with: "Search for a Platonic solid somewhere in the village of Alittu". Riiiiiight...
Rift's newest expansion, Starfall Prophecy, is finally here! Does this new expansion take Rift to new heights? Or is it a dud?
Rift's latest expansion, Starfall Prophecy, is the first time I find myself having run with Trion's flagship game since around the time of Storm Legion. That said, this expansion's had its share of bumps and some design choices that seem a bit antiquated. Read on for our review in progress while we work towards a final scored review.
This week on Game On, Chris and Bill dive deep into the world of evil underlings with a discussion of Obsidian's new RPG, Tyranny. Later, they talk about ArtCraft's new fundraising effort that makes supporters actual investors, Guild Wars 2's latest icy update, and how Starfall Prophecy is adding to the world of RIFT. Should you buy it now?