Thursday, August 09, 2018

RIFTstream 08/10: Beach Party Dimension Winners

This Friday, August 10, 2018, join us live on Twitch for our weekly RIFTstream.

This week the RIFTstream host is Jennifer “Yaviey” Bridges (Community Manager, RIFT), along with special guests Linda “Brasse” Carlson (Director of Community Relations, Trion Worlds) and Trion Creator Kelari Cuddles. Together they are going to show off the winners of Alsbeth’s Beach Party Dimension Contest.

Friday, August 10, 2018
11:30 AM PDT: Beach Party Dimension Winners
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Prime Spoils of War

Grim Remembrance recently ended and the Ascended took up arms against Alsbeth the Discordant in the River of Souls. Next up, it’s time to reap those rewards!

Heralding the prelude to one of RIFT’s most memorable expansions, Spoils of War returns in 2018. This time, it will appear on RIFT Prime.

Spoils of War

The Ascended mourned the dead in Grim Remembrance, set Telara ablaze in Summerfest, and saved the fate of all of Telara in the River of Souls. With the defeat of Alsbeth, the Ascended can take a break and enjoy their hard-fought victory. Fate seems to be with them, as caches of coin have suddenly appeared around the main cities, and shells of golden dragon eggs have begun to appear in earth and fire rifts. Is this just the Ascended’s reward? Or is there some sinister purpose behind this abundance of gold?

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Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Shiny Shenanigans: August 8 – 15

Summerfest is over but the fun in Telara is just warming up! Get your special Artifact eyes out and prepare to hunt for shinies!

Shiny Shenanigans starts on August 8th! For the first time ever, the event will be on both Live and Prime. Artifact piƱatas will appear around Telara in one of 15 possible locations per zone, with up to five that can be active at any given time. That is of course, except for Tyrant Throne, which can only have up to three at a time.

Get in-game and collect as many shinies as you can! Shiny Shenanigans runs from Wednesday, August 8 until Wednesday, August 15, 2018.
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Thursday, August 02, 2018

RIFTstream 08/03: Hellbug Invasion

This Friday, August 3, 2018, join us live on Twitch for our weekly RIFTstream.

This week the RIFTstream host is Jennifer “Yaviey” Bridges (Community Manager, RIFT), along with special guests Christa “Salvatrix” Cates (Senior Game Designer, RIFT) and Nicholas “Captain Cursor” McDowell (Senior Game Designer, RIFT). Together they are showing off the new Call-to-Action Hellbug event and discussing future fun events in RIFT.

Friday, August 3, 2018
11:30 AM PDT: Hellbug Invasion
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Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Bonus XP Aug 2 – Aug 6

This week, get bonus XP in both RIFT and RIFT Prime!

From August 2, 2018 at 12:01 AM PDT until August 6, 2018 at 11:59 PM PDT, earn 50% more experience in RIFT and RIFT Prime. And, don’t forget to participate in our Call-to-Action Hellbug event going on at the same time.

This is the perfect opportunity to level an alt or catch up with your friends on RIFT Prime! Enjoy bonus XP until August 6, 2018!
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Defiance 2050 Invades RIFT Aug 2 – Aug 6

Hellbugs have invaded Telara! Get in there and save the world, Ascended!

Prevent these Hellbugs from their aggressive colonization of Telara. These suspiciously familiar invaders have jumped from the other worldly city of San Francisco to Telara to try and make it their home. Don’t let them gain a foothold as they spread from one end of Mathosia to the other.

Call-to-Action Event

From Thursday, August 2, 2018 beginning at 12:01 AM PDT until Monday, August 6, 2018 at 11:59 PM PDT, Hellbugs from Defiance 2050 will invade RIFT! During this limited-time event, Hellbug Rifts will spawn more frequently throughout Telara (on both Live and Prime). Additionally, new zones have been added to their rampage, including Scarwood Reach, Shimmersand, Iron Pine Peak, and Ember Isle.

Participating in this Call to Action event can net you some unique prizes. Completing these Hellbug Rifts have a chance to award you:
  • Minor XP or Token Boosts (15%)
  • Bonus Currency
  • Special Dimension Items
  • Minions (Live only)
  • Wardrobe Skin Items & Bundles
  • Special Mounts (including three not previously released on Live)

Note that on Live, zone events use personal loot IRCs. Players get two free rolls per zone per day, after that, they are charged. Prime however, has no gating on rolls.

Hellbug Sale

Besides the event itself, the RIFT store will have special Hellbugs you can purchase as well. The sale runs from Wednesday, August 1, 2018 after the servers come up (approximately 9:00 AM PDT) until Wednesday, August 15, 2018 until the servers go down for maintenance (approximately 6:00 AM PDT).
  • Hellbug Mounts
  • Hellbug Combat Pet Skin Bundle
  • Unique Pet – Tartarus
  • Votan Fragger Rifle Wardrobe Skin
  • New Dimension Items including Hellbug NPCs

These Hellbug goodies are largely available for either Credits or the new in-game Chaos Mote currency. However, a few are Credit-only.

We here at Trion Worlds, Inc. are excited for Defiance 2050. The RIFT team welcomes the new game into our fold with this new Hellbug-themed event! Also, be on the lookout for upcoming new Call-to-Action events, to spice up your time in Telara. We hope to see you in-game, Ascended
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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Introducing River of Souls for RIFT Prime

Alsbeth has been scheming up something wicked. Ascended, you must stop her!

We are excited to introduce a new raid for RIFT Prime players to fight their way through. Introducing River of Souls! This classic, level 50 20-man raid continues the story on Prime and what was hinted at in our Grim Remembrance event.

The Soulstream

When Telaran’s or Planetouched die, their spirits are whisked away to the Soulstream. This place is a river of intertwining souls that drift along the border of the Plane of Death.

From the edge of the Plane of Death, Alsbeth the Discordant, has control of a device that grants her access to the Soulstream. She is now able to draw forth any soul she likes, returning the poor subject to Telara as a Deathtouched minion of Regulos. If the Endless Court keeps hold of the Soulstream, death will offer no rest to the peoples of Telara, and neither gods nor machines will have souls to draw upon for Ascension.

Besides having to worry about Alsbeth, legions of walking nightmares patrol the perimeter of the Soulstream. They are waiting to descend upon Telara. Alsbeth plucked two powerful souls from this bunch to protect her while she fishes for the most valuable souls in the river. The Ascended will have to fight their way through these undead minions, including foes they’ve faced before, and REgulos’ herald Gaurath.

All of Alsbeth’s schemes and betrayals have led to the River of Souls, and she will fight with every resource available to achieve her horrid goals of damning all of Telara.

Get out there and defeat Alsbeth once and for all! Do not let her corrupt the souls of the dead and bring about the end of Telara. It is time to prepare your friends and enter the River of Souls!
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Prime: Vigil Challenge V is Here

Check out RIFT’s newest Prime: Vigil challenge: Challenge V!

Prime: Vigil Challenge IV just ended on Friday. Now, Challenge V officially begins on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 beginning when the servers come up after weekly maintenance (usually around 9:00 AM PDT) and goes until Friday, August 24, 2018 at 11:59 PM PDT. Participate in these 4.5-themed activities for a chance to win great prizes.

Ember Isle Rare Kills

Ember Isle just came out and we want you to get in there and kill ten (10) Ember Isle rare mobs.

Reward: Ten (10) random RIFT Prime players who’ve killed ten or more Ember Isle rare mobs will receive a Cupcake Portrait Badge and the “Extinguisher” prefix title.

Cadeceus Rise Completion

The newest dungeon on Prime, Cadeceus Rise is calling. Complete both Upper and Lower Cadeceus Rise within the challenge period.

Reward: Ten (10) random RIFT Prime players who’ve completed Upper and Lower Cadeceus Rise dungeons between 7/25 and 8/24 will receive a Cupcake Portrait Badge and the “The Lofty” prefix title.

Become Planar Attuned

Have you heard? Planar Attunement is the hot new thing on Prime. Advance to Tier 1 Planar Attunement!

Reward: Reward: Ten (10) random RIFT Prime players who’ve completed the first tier of Planar Attunement will receive a Cupcake Portrait Badge and the “Planar Professional” prefix title.

Just from playing RIFT Prime and participating in the new 4.5 Ember Isle content, you can earn these great rewards. So, get out there and RIFT on!
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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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