Speaking of moving forward, there’s certainly a lot of exciting things on deck for RIFT, starting with the imminent Patch 4.1. This update will add eternal weapons, a planar crafting revamp, a 10-player raid, and new weekly quests. Following that is the return of Carnival and the release of Patch 4.2 with its brand-new level 70 zone, Vostigar Peaks.
Perhaps the most interesting part of the letter is a discussion of a possible new server ruleset called “RIFT Challenges.” If the studio moves forward with this experimental project, the servers will feature limited-time crazy and cool rules to change things up in the world. Some suggestions include jacking up mob difficulty for a limited time and a super-easy mode so that you could see any content you wanted.
“This is still very much in the experimental stages and we have no idea in what form, if any, this will eventually be taken LIVE, but the initial idea is that you play on the challenge server to reach a specific goal, which then awards you something truly awesome for your main live server character,” the studio said. “Amazing new armor, weapons, new *cough* race *cough*… there are many details yet to be worked out and again, NO promises. No dates. This is a HUGE project that may or may not work.”