RIFT turns a raid into an instant adventure playground

    
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Raids are usually the purview of, y’know, raiders in MMOs, which is unfortunate as much of the game’s population won’t get to see all of the work that developers put into these spaces. RIFT is nothing if not thrifty in this department, however, first offering chronicles that give a solo tour of these instances and now opening up the Hammerknell raid to instant adventurers.

With Update 3.2, RIFT will rework Hammerknell as an instant adventure space, which the devs say is perfect because it gave them “a whole lot more flexibility” as they could control the flow in a confined space better than they could in the open world.

The update will improve instant adventures in several additional ways. IAs will be rewarding only active participants, won’t start in areas with zone events, will give notoriety tokens, and will offer both a random and featured queue.

[Source: Dev diary]
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omedon666
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omedon666

Veldan omedon666 Good to know.  Hopefully the new functionality applying to existing IAs makes it in.  That’s the bigger deal to me, personally.

Veldan
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Veldan

omedon666 I’m afraid you have to wait a little longer though. I just saw a post by Ocho “HK IA’s will not be released at [3.2] launch, we’re keeping those for a bit longer to polish them up.”

social_crime
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social_crime

Golden_Girl sdyaris Im now using a codemonkey script just to ignore one person. We all know who.

DPandaren
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DPandaren

WandaClamshuckr From what I remember, IAs are already scalable and based on how many people are currently in the IA group.

Lctwo
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Lctwo

Rift is a great game. Which I had more time to spend in it

Zophie Winters
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Zophie Winters

The Instant Adventures system is by far one of the coolest features in RIFT and I wish other MMOs would implement systems like this.

bambocheur
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bambocheur

I help me connect the dots you are making? Chronicles are solo instances modeled after group/ raid content and are not a new concept to Rift…Is your comment referring to this concept? Instant adventures are group content but this is the first time the’ve been modeled after Raids.

omedon666
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omedon666

Really really can’t wait for this, and I love the precedent it sets!  DO THIS TO EVERY OUTDATED RAID PLEASE!

Golden_Girl
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Golden_Girl

sdyaris Golden_Girl let’s not get too ambitious here.

sdyaris
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sdyaris

Golden_Girl to a comment worth reading?