RIFT’s first expansion.
Lore? It’s got that too.
After launching a successful counterattack against the Storm Legion during Vengeance, Eyrda’s military forces push their way up the River Styx and encounter a magic seal that blocks their path. In order to continue their journey, they must help Ayrshi, the Rose Princess, who will grant them special light or dark awakening powers to break the seal. Adventurers must begin their quest at the source of the River Styx – the Ever Abyss.
Forsaken World’s new map, the Ever Abyss, allows players to explore the depths of the underworld, while battling fierce creatures and participating in exciting new quests. Completing these challenges may earn them an Elemental Relic, a shard of ancient light that once contained great power. These relics can be upgraded in a new gear slot to increase character attributes. When infused with a Relic Spirit, the evolved relic will make characters even more powerful. While traversing the darkness of the Ever Abyss, players can also earn rewards by teaming up with others to defeat three new bosses and participate in new gear instances.
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Coming “really, really soon” to RIFT is the MMO’s fourth major update of the year, Into the Wilds. Patch 3.4 is so big, in fact, that Trion Worlds considers it an expansion-worthy update in all but name and for the fact that it won’t be raising the cap past level 65.
RIFT Senior Development Director for Design Simon Ffinch jumped into the test server build for 3.4 with me, fielding all sorts of questions about Into the Wild’s new zone and class while bubbling over with enthusiasm for the massive project that is about to cross the finish line. How will this update change the face of the game while providing an entirely new leveling experience for players? Ffinch had answers and then some (seriously, the guy really likes to talk about his game!).
RIFT is starting to make more noise as 2015 marches on, particularly with its recent Patch 3.3. This newest update added a major saga to the game and other neat features, and so to catch up on all of these changes, Massively OP sat down with Trion Worlds Game Director Chris Junior to get the full scoop.
Join us as we talk about the Nightmare Saga, instant adventures, a new approach to raiding, and planar crafting!
Who’s ready for some good ol’ fashioned raiding in RIFT?
The team announced last week that it has opened the new Tyrant’s Forge raid for business. Players can dive into this 20-person instance to tackle massive bosses and test their endgame mettle against new tactics. The rewards for doing so are tempting: Trion has promised “best in slot” gear for the victors.
Tyrant’s Forge is the locale of a showdown with Storm Legion’s Crucia, who is still up to no good and doesn’t know well enough to stay in her own expansion. Players will fight bosses like a giant shark-construct hybrid and a deep-sea mech named (we kid you not) PUMPKIN.[Source: Official Site]