Thursday, November 08, 2018

RIFT Team Letter – November 8, 2018

Greetings Ascended,

We appreciate your patience as we take some time to solidify plans moving forward. There are a ton of moving parts involved in the transition from where we were to where we want to go, and it’s going to take us a bit of time to navigate all of the changes required to keep Telara and its denizens happy with the world we’ve called home for so long.

With our smaller team we’re still working out the details on what future content updates will look like. While plans are being made for the future, we’re going to be focusing the team on implementing Quality of Life improvements for RIFT in the short term.

We can’t share specifics yet because there’s still work being done behind the scenes to build a strong foundation for the future. It’s on this foundation that all future updates will be built. This includes examining the health of our shard populations and looking at ways to make sure all of our players have the best possible experience in game.

If you have specific feedback on the kinds of quality of life changes you’d like to see, be sure to share them with us! It would be very helpful to get a sense for what you feel are your main pain points.

We just wanted to take another moment to thank you for your patience as we’ve been working behind the scenes to get things stabilized. More news will be coming down the road so please bear with us a while longer.

-The RIFT Team
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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Hallow’s Eve Costume Challenge!

Tis the season to be spooky! Grab your Hallow’s Eve garb and decorations and make your friends and family shiver with fright! In this costume challenge, get into your spookiest attire and show off your inner dark side!

This challenge runs from the 19th through the 31st where Krystl ( and @Blackgetsuga shall judge you for the spookiest or most creative of them all!

5 winners will walk away with the new Glasya Wings Mount and the 1st place winner will walk away with a Fires of Maelforge Pack after the event is done!

HOW TO ENTER: Please submit to my twitter via DM ( with submissions!

One submission per person – if its a group photo, only the submitter will be eligible.

If you have any questions shoot @Blackgetsuga12 a message on Twitter or post to this forum thread!
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

10/19 Stream: Extra Life, Autumn Harvest & Twitch Drops!

This Friday Salvatrix and Brasse welcome you to Autumn Harvest and our annual Extra Life fundraiser! Come for the cool stuff, stay for the conversation!

We believe in Extra-Life. We believe in helping sick kids get better care. Join us this year for our annual 24-hour marathon – we’ve got great prizes and giveaways, including Twitch Drops (where EVERYBODY wins).

We hope you’ll be able to help the kids by contributing a little – even $5.00 can made a huge difference in a seriously ill child’s future. 100% of the proceeds go directly to Extra Life and that it’s all tax-deductible!

You can also JOIN Team Trion and earn terrific items for raising money for Extra Life – the fundraising year goes to December 31st, so there’s plenty of time, too! It’s easy to raise funds with such a good cause and great prizes:

No, we’re not giving these away, but you can get them in Autumn Harvest and we’ll tell you how!

So what’s Trion pitching in for your kind support? Lots! Please note that a few of these items are still pending approval, so we may have to switch things around at the last minute with items of equal value! Sign up for Team Trion TODAY!

Anyone on Team Trion who raises $50 or more earns the following:
  • ArcheAge: Socke’s Sweet Dream Pack
  • Atlas Reactor: All Freelancer Pack
  • Defiance 2050: Demolitionist Pack
  • RIFT: Burning Apocalypse Snail Mount
  • Trove: Dome Dancer Magrider

We will have Twitch Drops on EVERY official Trion Stream during our Extra Life Marathon – all you have to do is log into Glyph, go to the Account tab, select linking, and link to your Twitch account, and watch the streams!
  • ArcheAge: Dark Shaman’s Raiment (ONLY during 1:30 PM PDT stream)
  • Atlas Reactor: 1 Loot Matrix (ONLY during 2:30 PM PDT stream)
  • Defiance 2050: Extra Life Halo (ONLY during 10:30 AM PDT stream) – will be granted in an upcoming hotfix
  • RIFT: Lucky Staff & Lucky Dice Portrait Badge (ONLY during 11:30 AM PDT stream)
  • Trove: Feathered Float Magrider (ONLY during 12:30 PM PDT stream)

During our Extra-Life Marathon, our stream and our Hosted Streamers will give away:
  • ArcheAge: Archeum Packs + Crystal Wings (Limited!)
  • Atlas Reactor: Citadel Pup
  • Defiance 2050: Ultimate Class Pack
  • RIFT: Blue Surfboard
  • Trove: Dome Dancer Magrider
  • Trove: Mizaia, Breath of the Evergreen Mount

The schedule so far (all times in PDT, which is UTC -7):
  • 10:30 AM: Defiance 2050 DevStream & Twitch Drops
  • 11:30 AM: RIFT Harvest DevStream & Twitch Drops
  • 12:30 PM: Trove DevStream & Twitch Drops
  • 1:30 PM: ArcheAge 5.0 DevStream & Twitch Drops
  • 2:30 PM: Atlas Reactor DevStream & Twitch Drops
  • 4:00 PM: Brasse Beerdstream RIFT EU
  • 5:00 PM: Brasse Beerdstream RIFT NA
  • 6:00 PM: Kumar’s Trove ArtStream
  • 8:00 PM: Jole_LP Atlas Reactor 4 Lancer Challenges
  • 9:00 PM: KelariCuddles Lancer Grab Bag
  • 10:00 PM: RoughRaptors’ Dinopocalypse
  • 0:00 AM: KelariCuddes RIFT Dimension Tours
  • 2:00 AM: Morgana, Defiance Rerolled Beginnings
  • 3:00 AM: Morgana, Trove Rerolled Beginnings
  • 5:30 AM: KelariCuddles Defiance Hellbug Hunting
  • 6:30 AM: Morgana, Trove Rerolled Beginnings
  • 8:00 AM: Sparx Is Grounded ArcheAge PvP Fun
  • 9:00 AM: Fasti’s Trove Bomber Royale
  • 10:00 AM: THE END! Help us reach $40,000 for the kids!!!
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Friday, October 12, 2018

Autumn Harvest Arrives Oct 18!

Cool breezes and brightly colored leaves usher in Autumn Harvest on October 18th!

Take a half dozen toxic spores from the Xarth Mire, mix in some devious beasties, swirl them together with toxic miasma and just like that, we’re ready for the season of spirits!

Claim Lady Glasya’s wings in the RIFT Store on Live or Prime! These pinions are loaded with dark power, and are served up in both cosmetic and mount versions in the pack, offering you flexibility in your pairings!

Noxious Levitation will leave a cloud of poisonous ruin in your wake as you travel across Telara. They will be offered for Credits on Live and a consumable version for event currency on Prime.

We’ll have more images of the terrific new items next week and will feature them on the October 19th Livestream, where Autumn Harvest and Extra-Life share the stage! Please join Team Trion in supporting the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to help the wee ones who cannot help themselves! Even $5 helps more than you could imagine. Together with our Trion creators, we’ve raised almost $400,000 for Extra-Life over the past eight years… help us take it even further.

Lady Glasya is only too happy to share her wings with you this year! (Concept art)

AUTUMN HARVEST RUNS OCTOBER 18th through November 8th, 2018

We have some amazing new items for you to chase this year in our traditional Autumn Harvest festivities! This event is presented on both Live and Prime servers, and you begin your adventures in Meridian or Sanctum, as ever.

All of the below may be earned in game by the most dedicated of Autumnal celebrants:

Gruesome weapon skins:
  • Deathwalker’s Rimed Bulwark
  • Deathwalker’s Rimed Broadsword
  • Deathwalker’s Rimed Corseque
  • Deathwalker’s Rimed Stormcaller
  • Deathwalker’s Rimed Warbow
  • Top them off with the Noxious Rune for the complete effect!

Adorable, creepy companion pets:
  • Addy, a teensy mummified Aedraxulos
  • Tut-tut, a teeny mummy
  • Glinda, the Corgi Witch

The ghastliest backpack looks for the season:
  • Infernalist’s Vade Mecum
  • Lexicon of Bone

Wardrobe additions to haunt you:
  • Deathly Witch’s Hat
  • Frightening Jack-O-Lantern Mask
  • Orphiel Mask
  • Soul Reaper’s Cowl
  • Demonic Clown Mask
  • Demonic Nightmare Helm
  • Cyclopean Nightmare Helm
  • Glowing Corgi Mask (not the final name!)

Dimension goods to suit the season!
  • Xarth Mire Dimension Key – what could be more in keeping with our soulful theme than a pestilence-ridden swamp?
  • Autumn Festival Dimension Item Pack. Five unusual items hand-selected by Salvatrix from the darkest corners of the Comet to suit our theme! Do NOT attempt to eat the mushrooms.

Join us in the festivities on Live and Prime servers!

Remember, we’re keeping an EYE out for you!

See you there, in possibly the creepiest helm… ever.
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Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Prime: Storm Legion Launch!

The ice has shattered, the Storm Queen is free to wreak havoc across Telara – gather your army and face her, Ascended!

Challenging Raids and Dungeons await on Prime, with the release of Storm Legion. Re-explore Brevane and Dusken with fresh eyes, take on the new content and raise yourself to level 60!

The powerful Empyrean colossus Volan has risen from his prison as well – taking on this behemoth will take a great deal of coordination and skill… we know you’re up for it!

Tempest Bay opens its doors for the first time on Prime, providing a central hub for both Guardians and Defiants to come together in peace and plan their strategies.

Waste no time, all of Telara needs your strength and resolve on the front lines!

Twitch Drops!
Be sure to tune in to our special launch day livestream for Storm Legion – link your twitch account to your Glyph account and watch the stream for 15 minutes or more to earn the Raiment of the Storm Queen on Live or Prime!

Storm Legion Livestream
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
2:00 PM PDT (21:00 UTC)
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Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Storm Legion Stream: WED OCT 3!

We are streaming a few days early this week, to celebrate the launch of Storm Legion on Prime! Join us to get your FREE Raiment of the Storm Queen (Live & Prime)!

Captain Cursor and Brasse will be on hand to talk about the history of Crucia and Storm Legion, which launches on Prime before our stream.

Twitch Drops!
Be sure to tune in to our special launch day livestream for Storm Legion – link your twitch account to your Glyph account and watch the stream for 15 minutes or more to earn the Raiment of the Storm Queen on Live or Prime!

Storm Legion Livestream
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
2:00 PM PDT (21:00 UTC)

Imagine yourself in the outfit below! We’re dropping them on this stream ONLY… and yes, it comes in a male and female version and in all sizes!
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Thursday, September 27, 2018

EVENT: Mechs on Parade!

Mechanical Walkers are suddenly growing in number across Telara – could it be the influence of Crucia?

There is something immensely satisfying in tromping around with your own personal mech-style mount, and we’ve got a whole parade for you this week! Rumble through the lands in your clanking metal machine… why not start a parade? Send us your screenshots @RIFTgame – how many can you get to join you?

PRIME Store:
  • The Red & Iron Empyreal Walker has blasted its way through to the Vigil server at last! First of its kind, ready for you!

LIVE Store:
  • NEW Faewood Infinity Walker
  • NEW Red & Silver Empyreal Walker

WORLD EVENT: Available on Live and Prime for Chaos Motes!

Collect enough for special Walkers – this event runs from September 28 to October 1st, 2018. As with other World Events, there will be a quest starter in each home city. You’ll be asked to run an Expert Dungeon with LFG, participate in Warfronts, complete the Mech Zone Event, and collect drops from special Mech Invasions and Footholds!
  • NEW Empyreal Walker
  • Black Empyreal Walker
  • Golden Empyreal Walker
  • Infinity Walker

In addition to the clanking wonders, you can earn:
  • Mech Companion Pets
  • New Minion cards
  • New Dimension items!

What are you waiting for?
Bolt yourself in and join the Mech Parade!
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PRIME: Exodus of the Storm Queen

All the sigils point to the certainty, for those with the skill to see the cold truth – Crucia’s time is nigh!

If you listen at the shutters, closed against the chill, you might overhear the plotters, the supporters of the ice queen. You might even hear that the very leader of the Icewatch, the Scriptkeeper, Chekaroth is working to enable her escape… except that had you overheard this, you’d soon lie cold and lifeless, your body abandoned on the lake. Better you keep your secrets.

All according to plan
Though Crucia lies bound beneath Iron Pine Peak, her icy tomb – cracked with the sundering of the Ward – cannot contain her powers over mind and thought.

She converses with emissaries and ambassadors through the voices of her captors and converts alike. From Watchman to magister to courtesan to king, she reaches into the affairs of the Ascended, using Guardians and Defiant as cogs to hasten her release.

Her machinations are accelerating: First, she unmade the Blood Storm, turning Maelforge against his own just when victory over Telara seemed assured. Next, she inspired the escapes of her trapped brethren so that they might stand – and be slain – in turn. Now, she sets into motion a plan to remake the fabric of the planes and loose her armies on all who oppose her dominion.

The Storm is nigh
Crucia’s minions whisper that time runs as thin as late ice, and that only one path remains. All should embrace her call, and heed her summons to the Gate…

Chekaroth returns to the Chancel of Labors to complete his betrayal of the Ice Watch.
Will you be there to bear witness and challenge the Exodus of the Storm Queen?

Winter arrives September 27…
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RIFTstream 09/28: Kitasia On Dimensioneering

Kitasia is coming to town, and we invited her in for a Livestream at the studio!

Dimensioneering is a big part of RIFT, and there is a whole group of folks who spend most of their play time building out incredible environs. Some games have player housing… Telara offers you entire ZONES to build out!

Kitasia will offer her personal advice based on years of mastering the craft of building in RIFT.
Storage issues – do you need to level up – how to get ahead as a new builder – how important are minions – and YOUR questions!
We are thrilled to have her here for this event! She runs in her spare time; a great site for those learning the craft.

This just in, Dev Salvatrix, parton goddess of Dimensioneers, is also going to take time to join us on the stream to offer inside information on the art!

RIFT Livestream
Fridays, 11:30 AM PDT
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Trion Double Up Days

Twice the value, double the fun… September 26 – October 3!

Trion’s games offer DOUBLE the value on Credit Packs during the Double Up special event, from 8:00 AM PDT on Wednesday, September 26th through 8:00 AM PDT Wednesday October 3, 2018.
Buy the mount of your dreams! Invest in new player housing goods! Completely change your look! The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.


Double the value of our credit packs!
  • 750 → 1,500 credits – $4.99
  • 3,250 → 6,500 credits – $19.99
  • 8,500 → 17,000 credits – $49.99
  • 18,500 → 37,000 credits – $99.99

FLASH – THIS JUST IN: Archonix has also doubled the LOYALTY you gain for investing in these packs!


Double your Credit top-ups for both Patrons and non-Patrons!
Double the amount of APEX granted when purchasing a pack of them. The bonus amounts are as follows:
  • 9.99 1 APEX Pack: yields 2 APEX instead!
  • 49.99 5 APEX Pack: yields 10 APEX instead!
  • 99.99 10 APEX Pack: yields 20 APEX instead!

(Daily Credit Rewards Pack will be disabled during this promotion. Active Packs will still deliver the stipend installments during this period. Daily Credit Reward Packs will return after Oct. 3/18)


All purchases of Credit Packs and Credit Pouches will give your DOUBLE the value! All Radiant Sovereigns and Loyalty from these packs are doubled too!
  • 750 → 1,500 Credits – $4.99
  • 3,250 → 6,500 Credits – $19.99
  • 5,000 → 10,000 Credits – $29.99
  • 8,500 → 17,000 Credits – $49.99
  • 18,500 → 37,000 Credits – $99.99
  • 12 → 24 Credit pouches – $19.99
  • 30 → 60 Credit Pouches – $49.99
  • 60 → 120 Credit Pouches – $99.99


Double your Credit Packs!
  • 500 → 1,000 Bits – $4.99
  • 2,300 → 4,600 Bits – $19.99
  • 6,250 → 12,500 Bits – $49.99


Receive DOUBLE the number of Loot Matrices when you buy any of the packs below!
  • 2 → 4 Loot Matrices – $1.99
  • 6 → 12 Loot Matrices – $4.99
  • 13 → 26 Loot Matrices – $9.99
  • 28 → 56 Loot Matrices – $19.99
  • 60 → 120 Loot Matrices – $39.99
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