The Rift forums have been updated with a notice that PvP players wishing to participate in a new "Steppes of Infinity" Conquest event. During the event, players will meet at the Forts and work to collect (read: steal) the other team's stones and transport them back home. Once the kill count reaches 1,750, the race is on to beat the timer as the winner to collect newly minted loot.
Steppes of Infinity Conquest - Playtest Friday Feb 28th - 3:00 PST
CQ Steppes is on PTS right now again, and I'd like to get together as many folks to beat on it this Friday as possible.
Edits for adding how things work again!
Battle at the Forts in Steppes of Infinity
Each Fort has stones to carry - you must takes Fort A's to Fort B's to score and the reverse. Each Stone is worth 75 points.
Each Fort also has several upgradeable components on the upper ramparts. Upgrading these with your ascended power will give your team 1 point per channel. Once fully upgraded the object will despawn, and respawn after a time period.
The ending conditions are only started by defeating enemy players - there is no way to push to completion other than kills. The kill count is currently 1750.
The 5 minute timer for score starts after the 1750 kills are complete.
The winner is determined after the 5 minute timer.
10 seconds after the winner is declared chests spawn in both forts. The chests may only be looted by the winning team(s).