Friday, July 20, 2018

Grim Remembrance

Alsbeth has waited far too long for the River of Souls to open in Telara. Find out what secrets she has planned…

From Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 8:30 AM PDT until Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 8:00 AM PDT, participate in a long-anticipated series of zone events in Silverwood, Freemarch, Gloamwood, Stonefield, Stillmoor, and Shimmersand, along with some daily quests. Take part in the event to earn in-game rewards such as cosmetics, trinkets, and (Prime-only) gear. This is the prelude to the River of Souls raid, coming soon to RIFT Prime!

What is The Grim Remembrance?

The Grim Remembrance is when the Ascended mark the first of the recent apocalypses that have beset our world, when a mad cult leader would have succeeded in destroying all that exists on behalf of the Blood Storm, but for the timely intercession of a raid of Ascended who stopped their plans. Things may be a little colder than the usual weather in Summerfest, a bit gloomier. It’s not as joyful as Fae Yule, but the Ascended always mark the moment upon the parapets of Caer Mathos when time stood still, and the world was saved.

This event will take place on both RIFT Live and Prime. For RIFT Prime, this will be the event leading up to the River of Souls raid unlock. For players on RIFT Live, this will be a chance to take part in a reimagined take on the original event.

Who is Alsbeth the Discordant?

Alsbeth the Discordant was the first of the cult leaders to reveal herself since the Ascended appeared on Telara. In life, she had always sought power, be it befriending Asha Catari, the most powerful mage of her class at Quicksilver College, by moving up the social ladder in the court of King Jostir, or by choosing the side she thought she would have the most to gain from when rebellion broke out against Aedraxis. But it was only in death when her true destructive nature imperiled all of Telara. While the heroes of Telara were brought back to life as Guardians of the Vigil, or traveled back in time as the Defiant heralds of the end times, Alsbeth had returned in secret as the handmaid of Regulos, the Destroyer.

She had played her part well at first, pretending that her ascension was just like all the other miracles of the gods or science, when in truth she was returned to the World of Telara as part of an unholy deal with the dragon of death to bring an end to all things. But the Ascended do not suffer villains lightly, and time after time her plans were thwarted. From the conquest of Freemarch to the corruption of Gloamwood, the Ascended stopped her schemes and spells at every turn. Even her supply chain of sourcestone from Scarlet Gorge was shut down. If she was to make good upon the many promises she made to that unforgiving dragon, she would have to conquer the Ascended and destroy the world in one fell swoop. By unleashing the dead upon Telara, its former heroes and villains, monsters and protectors, she hoped she would cause time to stand still and in the confusion strike a blow against the Ascended that would break the ward and bring her master Regulos back from destruction and into an everlasting night of the Plane of Death.
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Friday, July 13, 2018

The Next Big Prime Update is Here! Introducing 4.5!

Trion Creator Kelari Cuddles is hosting a Summerfest + Grim Remembrance dimension contest. Get all the details here!

Beginning today, July 13, 2018 and going through the end of August 5, 2018, get your dimensioneering on with this exciting dimension contest! Hosted by Kelari Cuddles and judged by MeepMurp and Trion’s own Director of Community Relations, Brasse, this contest combines the best of both the Summerfest and Grim Remembrance events going on now in RIFT and RIFT Prime.

Get the full contest details on the forums and enter your creations for a chance to win great prizes like Patron Passes, Island Surfboard mounts, or Burning Apocalypse Snail mounts.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Summerfest Is Back

It’s as hot as a fire Rift outside, which can mean only one thing – it’s time for Summerfest in Telara! Running 07/12 – 08/02 and sporting a fantastic new tropical Tiki theme, Summerfest will get you through the heat in Island style! Grab a wild mask and jump on a surfboard for the best in summer fun!

RIFT’s annual summer holiday event, Summerfest is back! This year it runs from Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 3:30 PM PDT until Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 3:30 PM PDT. Even better, it will be available on both RIFT and RIFT Prime. Turn on the fan, spray some tropical scented oil around and escape the heat with us!
Summerfest Activities

Summerfest offers several activities for all walks of Ascended:
Scavenger Hunts
Swarmlord Khargroth Battles
Seasonal Quests
Artifact PiƱatas
Mitch the Artifact Attractor Minion Questline (if you’ve already done this in previous years, it will not be available)
New for Summerfest 2018!

Earn the Following Cool Items with Event Tokens:
The coveted Cosmic Seals with stats:
New Summerfest Mount
Island Surfboard
Brand New Summerfest Dimension & Dimension Items
Key to Dimension, Island Cove – the ultimate breezy, warm seaside beach, awaiting your footprints!
Summerfest Kit: Island Hut – for snuggling in at night (and to store your surfboard)
Summerfest Kit: Tiki Bar – a definite must-have!
New Summerfest Companion Pets
Red Parrot
Blue Parrot
Great New Cosmetic Wardrobe Items
Playful Ears: Choose from Bunny, Fox, Cat or Deer
Kelari Spiritcaller Headdress
Farclan Warchief Headdress
Mischievous Island Headdress
Fierce Island Mask
Intimidating Island Mask
Mystical Island Mask
Island Mask Backpack
A bunch of boisterous Tiki-themed cosmetic weapons!
Island Axe
Island Cudgel
Island Shanker
Island Warglaive
Island Staff
Island Greatsword


New Wardrobe Items!
Island Dancer Regalia
Swarmlord’s Insectoid Wings (bugs get bigger in the tropics, right?)

Dimensioneers gain a wide range of new Summerfest items!
Two Tiki Bars, Three Tiki Torches, Four Tiki Totems – Tiki Tiki TIKI!!!!
Summer Globe Lights in Blue, Green, Orange, Purple and Red, perfect for your beach party!
Beach Umbrellas in several colors
Beach Chairs for when you get tired of dancing
Five hammocks to choose from for the ultimate in comfort!
Fishing Net fence
Seashells, because of course you need seashells for your beach!
Starfish – wait, is one of those twitching?
Three Taro plants – decorative use only, do not attempt to eat (or let us know how it goes if you do)
Short Wood Surfboard
Rough Wooden Surfboard
Polished Wooden Surfboard
White Defiant Surfboard
White Guardian Surfboard


Live players will be able to access the event section of the RIFT store

RIFT Prime will only have access to content in the original zones. Prime subscribers will be able to purchase most of the Summerfest items from vendors in Sanctum and Meridian. The Nightmare Squirrel mount may drop from the final bosses of Expert Dungeons on Prime during this event!
What is Summerfest?

You may be wondering about the origins of Summerfest.

While some of the history is lost to time, many scholars believe that Summerfest dates back to ancient elven rituals involving burning sacrifices inside wicker figures. Of course, most elves would prefer to forget these barbaric references to their past. In fact, such practices are now forbidden by both High Elves and Kelari alike, although sometimes alluded to by disgruntled Dwarves. What remains in modern Telara is a celebration of flames for all Ascended to enjoy.

Summerfest is now the holiday that marks the longest days of summer in Telara. Ascended continue to celebrate ancient traditions and have fun, even in the sweltering heat. This helps lighten the distract celebrants from the stress of the near-constant threats against Telara.

So don’t be late! Just like summer itself, the festivities won’t last long. Play RIFT or RIFT Prime and don’t forget to check out the seasonal in-game store for even more Summerfest goodies!
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Thursday, July 05, 2018

RIFTstream 07/6: Hosting Kelari Cuddles for Realz!

Last Friday, June 29, 2018, the US had Internet complications which impacted our previously-scheduled livestream hosted by Kelari Cuddles! This week it’s really on!

This Friday, July 6, 2018, join us live on Twitch for our weekly RIFTstream. We’re hosting Trion Creator, Kelari Cuddles! This week she is doing Weapons-only dungeon runs for the ultimate dungeon challenge!

Friday, July 6, 2018
11:30 AM PDT: Hosting Kelari Cuddles!

We’ve given Kelari some great in-game RIFT prizes to give away so be sure to tune in live on her Twitch chat for a chance to win!
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RIFT Bonus XP through July 11!

From 12:01 AM PDT on July 6, 2018 through 11:59 PM PDT July 11, 2018, earn extra experience in both RIFT and RIFT Prime!

The Independence Week Celebration is almost over. If you haven’t already, make sure to pick up your wardrobe goodies at 25% off on Live or your free Golden Lifter mount on Prime.
We’re not done with the celebrations, though. As a thank you to players, we’re giving you extra XP! Hop in game and celebrate the summer in the air conditioning. Level up an alt on Live or catch up to your friends on Prime with an extra 50% bonus experience in-game until July 11, 2018.

*We originally indicated that the Bonus XP event would last until July 9, 2018. However, due to our email saying July 11, 2018, we’ve decided to extend the event until July 11, 2018.
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Monday, July 02, 2018

RIFT Daily Login Bonuses

Log in every day on Live or Prime, or BOTH if you’re a Patron, and receive a free daily bonus!

We make it easy – just log in and your gift calendar will immediately appear on your screen. Simply click on the day’s item and it will immediately appear in your inventory.

There are 21 items to claim each month, which means that if you skip a few days to go camping or on a whirlwind tour of Antactica, you won’t miss out!

RIFT Live and RIFT Prime have different items, because each version of Telara is at a different stage of evolution!

What will you earn today? Artifacts? Supplies? Faction bonuses? Reward charges?

Log in and find out!
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Sunday, July 01, 2018

Independence Week Celebration! 06/28-07/05

It’s Independence week in the United States – Prime players can earn the patriotic Golden Lifter mount in game! Live players, we’re rolling out some gorgeous new masks and backpacks just for you, plus the opportunity to upgrade the rest of your wardrobe at 25% off!

Summer starts NOW! This special promotion runs from June 28th through July 5th.

RIFT LIVE: Summer Fashion Fever!

Upgrade your style with 25% off all credit-based wardrobe items, all week long!

This summer’s style is all about the masks! We offer a look for every taste*:
⦁ NEW! Green Dragonian Mask
⦁ NEW! Gold Dragonian Mask

We know you love unusual backpack looks too, and these will be especially suited to the more Steampunk-oriented among you!
⦁ NEW! Empyrian Fuel Cell
⦁ NEW! Biofoundry Personal Power Pack

We’re bringing back some of your old favorites from Fashion Week as well!

RIFT PRIME: Earn Your Eagle!

The highly sought-after Golden Lifter features a glorious eagle motif. This bird is a scalable-speed mount, that trails a patriotic stream of red, white and blue. Even better, you can earn it for FREE through the Freedom Sparkle Festival challenge!

Talk to “Freedom Sparkle Sam” in Meridian or Sanctum to start your quest. You’ll collect sparkles by completing Expert Dungeons, winning Warfronts and completing Zone Events across Telara. The eagle is a creature of air, so you will earn even more freedom sparkles when you defeat Crucia’s forces from the Plane of Air! Even though Independence week may end in the US, you can still keep collecting freedom sparkles and turn in your quest to earn your mount. After July 5, you will no longer be able to pick up the quest, though.

*Note: we originally also included Mercutial’s Headdress and Lord Fionn’s Horned Crest as new items. However, these items were nabbed by some boglings and will be featured in a future RIFT update.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

RIFT Challenge III Winners

RIFT’s third Prime Challenge ended on June 15, 2018. Now, find out who won!

Challenge III

From May 16, 2018 – June 15, 2018, Telarians were encouraged to seek out Confounded Contraptions on both RIFT Prime and Live, in addition to collecting 500 Twisted Artifacts on Prime. Players from all over participated for a chance to win great prizes.

The Seeker Winners

The Seeker portion of Challenge III asked players to collect all 100 Confounded Contraptions scattered across Mathosia. For Prime players, the prizes included the new title “The Confounded” and being the first to obtain Demonette Wings (both the mount and the wardrobe versions) ahead of the official RIFT store release. We didn’t leave Live players out of this one and they also had a chance to win the title “The Confounded”. Instead of wings they also received the much sought-after Silver Tier loyalty. Also, instead of three winners each, we decided to do five. This was largely in part due to the fact that we didn’t get enough participation in the Crafting Rifts Challenge portion of Challenge III.

First to Get The Seeker Winners (Prime)
  1. Nechi
  2. Nes
  3. Deadpool
  4. Jooliah
  5. Doranbolt
First to Get The Seeker Winner (Live)
  • Killerloose

Random The Seeker Winners (Prime)
  1. Ion
  2. Nat
  3. Erevan
  4. Deeps
AtomixRandom The Seeker Winners (Live)
  1. Mashata
  2. Chrystiel
  3. Hargibus
  4. Skylittle
  5. Lynet

Twisted Artifacts Winners

In addition to collecting Confounded Contraptions and completing Crafting Rifts, we also asked players to collect 500 Twisted Artifacts. For their efforts, they were awarded a brand new title: “The Farsighted”. This portion was only for Prime players.

First 500 Twisted Artifacts Winners (Prime)
  1. Serenity
  2. Doti
  3. Kattiyana
  4. Ibo
  5. Magous

Random 500 Twisted Artifacts Winners (Prime)
  1. Godessa
  2. Gortat
  3. Ion
  4. Jenhoo
  5. Zyri

Thank you so much to all the participants. We love putting on these challenges to help incentivize the community to work together and have fun. Please consider participating in our current Challenge IV going on from now until July 20, 2018.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Welcome to Alpha & Omega PTS!

THANK YOU for helping us test RIFT Live and Prime services. You help us a great deal, and always find things that help make the world of Telara better for all!

A few notes to keep in mind:
  • The PTS shards are not always available and may come down unexpectedly.
  • At times, the Dev team may make limited-time items available for testing purposes.
  • Always expect the unexpected on our PTS shards! The only diety on PTS servers is Murphy, and you know what they say about his Law!
  • Your character and items are at risk of random acts of code, natural and unnatural disasters and general mayhem. On the other hand, you’ll get to see and try new content, items and balance passes before anyone else!

Please use the Public Test Shard section of the RIFT Forums for your feedback!

A number of folks have been confused by Alpha and Omega; here’s what they are and how you get to them both!

ALPHA is the Public Test Shard (PTS) for RIFT Live.

To access Alpha, start Glyph, then select RIFT on the left, then select PTS from the dropdown at upper right.
You can copy characters from Live servers to Alpha. Launch the Glyph client and select RIFT. Log in to character select, choose the target character, click the ‘Transfer’ button and select “Copy to PTS”. Next time you load the Alpha Test shard your character will be available for you to use. Once you are “cloned” on PTS, that character can be changed around without affecting your original character in any way.
Note: credits are shared between live shards and the PTS. This means that any credits you spend on the PTS will be deducted from your credits on live shards, so be careful when buying items from the store!

OMEGA is the Public Test Shard (PTS) for RIFT Prime.

To access Omega, start Glyph, select RIFT PRIME on the left, then select PTS from the dropdown at upper right.
You cannot copy Live or Prime characters to Omega. Instead, we provide NPCs on Omega to provide you with a level 50 boost and some start-up gear.
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Friday, June 22, 2018

#ShowUsYourSnail Winners

The snail rush is over but the winners are ready to be announced!

#ShowUsYourSnail Challenge

Last week we announced the #ShowUsYourSnail challenge in honor of our new spiky friend, the Burning Apocalyptic Snail. We asked you to take a photo of the snail and superimpose it into a real-life photo or in-game screenshot of the snail for a chance to win the new mount for your very own! If you need a refresher, here were the official rules.

#ShowUsYourSnail Challenge Winners
We received a ton of great entries over the one-week period and after pain-staking deliberation (they were so good!) we’ve finally selected the five winners!

Thank you to everyone who participated – we really loved reviewing your entries. And don’t worry if you didn’t win this time! We’ll be doing more community contests in the future and we’ll have additional ways you can win this metal snail! In fact, we’re giving two away on our June 22ndlivestream!
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