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.
Rift players can now pre-order the Starfall Prophecy expansion by choosing between the Digital Deluxe Edition for $59.99 and the Digital Standard Edition for $39.99. Each comes with a level 65 boost, a special in-game title, Daily Starfall Prophecy Tokens that can be traded for special items, and access to legendary abilities, five new zones, two dungeons and more. The Digital Deluxe Edition also includes a mount, a portrait frame and Asha Catari's Raiment.
Late last week, a brand new Rift producer's letter was posted to reveal more details about the upcoming expansion, Starfall Prophecy. It begins with a discussion of the lore background and the fact that players will be able to journey to level 70 and then goes on with further details of the expansion.
Rift is set to get a brand new full expansion. Called The Starfall Prophecy, the expansion comes with a level cap increase to 70, five new zones, new dungeons, a new raid (post launch), new Legendary abilities that fundamentally alter how souls play, the Planar Fragment system, Planar Assault instances, Fortress Sieges, and loads more.
Rift will be getting a significant update today with the deployment of the v3.7 Summer Solstice patch. Several souls have undergone big changes and will be released today, including the Warrior-Warlord, Primalist-Berserker, Cleric-Druid and Mage-Elementalist.
When Rift updates to v3.7 in the near future, players who enjoy creating amazing dimensions will have a lot more to deal with. Thanks to our friends at DimensionGallery.com, our readers can get a peek at upcoming dimension-related items heading into the game. Check it out!
Rift players have a lot to look forward to with the arrival of summer. Between in-game events and the arrival of the much-vaunted multicore support, there is a lot at hand.
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Rift developers have been hard at work to bring more modern technology into the game, particularly in the form of support for multicore machines. The new feature is currently in beta testing and will be heading into the game soon. Find out why it's an important step for Rift.
Rift is celebrating its fifth anniversary with the release of its latest challenging raid called the Comet of Ahnket. Parties of ten will take on planar evils and be able to score some of the most epic gear in the game to date.
Trion Worlds has a brief post about the newest Intrepid Adventure set to launch in Rift on May 11th. Called the Mind of Madness, players will take on more than a few bosses, each worse than the last, until they meet up with the Arisen Lord Arak. Those completing the adventure will be awarded some pretty awesome gear including items with appearances similar to those found within the Mind of Madness raid.