RIFT Prime won’t let you carry your characters over to regular servers

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Trion Worlds’ announcement of a RIFT Prime server for this spring may have raised more questions than it answered. While the studio is starting to dole out more specifics, it’s not doing so on its main site. You know what that means: World wide web scavenger hunt for pertinent information!

Probably the most important piece of revealed info is that nothing will carry over from the Prime server to the rest of the game when Prime ends its run. Players will begin at level one and progress through content that will be released piecemeal over the course of nine to 12 months. It also sounds like the classes and content will be the most up-to-date versions, so don’t get your hopes up to see vanilla builds emerge once again. And if you already have a subscription, then don’t worry: It’ll cover Prime as well.

“Prime progression will not carry over to live servers,” said Producer Chris Junior. “What we’re discussing for Prime players who also play on live is to provide a cosmetic trophy/participation reward for their accomplishments on Prime — such as a title, a cape, something like that.”

Trion also confirmed that the storefront will be “very reduced,” only offering some mounts, cosmetics, voiceovers, dimension items, and a handful of consumables.

And just a friendly PSA reminder: You’ll want to log in by January 31st to preserve your RIFT character names if you haven’t played them in the past six months. Otherwise, those names are fair game starting in February!

Update: In response to our grumbling, Trion says it’s still “actively discussing” the features.

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