The Rift blog has been updated with the news that two new non-combat oriented skills are coming with v1.8. Both Fishing and Survival skills will be added with the next major game update goes live.
As Ascended you lead thrilling, immortal lives full of combat and adventure, but sometimes, you just want to get away from it all. You want to immerse yourself in the wonder of this unique, plane-touched world, search for hidden treasures, and seek calm from the din of war. Now, Telara’s defenders can heed the call of nature and trek out into the great outdoors with two all-new, bonus trade skills: Fishing and Survival.
Read the full blog post on the Rift site.