Making the transition into the raiding scene in an MMO can be an incredibly daunting experience, especially if it’s your first time doing so in the game. Concern about gear quality, causing a wipe, and not knowing all of the ins and outs of complex fights may stop otherwise willing players from wading into the deep end of the grouping experience.
RIFT is hoping to cut through those intimidating obstacles by adding an introduction mode to its newest raid. Comet of Ahnket, a tier 3 raid, is currently being tested for release later this spring. New players can explore the raid with character buffs and mob debuffs easing the way for the first run or two.
Comet of Ahnket features four bosses and two mini-bosses. It remains to be seen if the introduction mode will offer much — if any — loot or raid marks considering its reduced difficulty level.