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Rift (Rift)
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MMORPG | Setting:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 03/01/11)  | Pub:Trion Worlds
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Rift News - Ember Isle Preview

Posted by William Murphy on Nov 04, 2011  | 82 comments in our forums

Trion Worlds recently invited press out to their studio to experience an in-depth hands on with Rift's 1.6 Update: The Ember Isle. Our Carolyn Koh was on hand for the event and brought back a ton of new details on what's easily billed as a mini-expansion to Telara.

Riftby Trion Worlds has only just had its half year anniversary and are now launching their biggest DLC pack –Update 1.6: The Ember Isle. This one is a doozy. A whole new island –not a tiny island, it’s a huge land area. “It’s about twice the mass of Shimmersand,”said Hal Hanlin, Design Producer of Rift “and it plays really big.”The more I heard about it, the more I realize it’s like a mini-expansion. Best of all, it’s free. On a gorgeous fall day in San Francisco, a number of us press-types got a preview of the game in alpha.

Read the rest of Carolyn's hands on and interview with Hal Hanlin in this Ember Isle Preview.

William Murphy / Bill is the Managing Editor of,, and lover of all things gaming. He's been playing and writing about MMOs and geekery since 2002, and you can harass him and his views on Twitter @thebillmurphy.

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