Most notably for regular-flavor RIFT players, Trion is planning on porting over a few of its best ideas from the progression server as well as revisiting some ongoing systems that need work. It’s looking at new daily rewards, rare mount drops, an evaluation of individual loot, a revamp of the credit store, and mechanics like eternal weapons, planar fragments, and warfront queueing. As for lockboxes…
“Some may have noticed the recent trend on the RIFT store to offer the latest mounts without releasing them inside of a lockbox, and you should expect more of that.”
And what about players on Prime? Trion says it’s working on the prelude event for the River of Souls on the Prime server.
“While these events may not be in the timeline for Live, they’re going to be fun and challenging content that we’ll be looking to release on all worlds! In that process we’ve uncovered other events from Rift’s past that were not tied to specific holidays or raids, and the team is working on bringing these back for an encore on both the Live servers and Prime. The next progression steps for Prime may be sooner than you think, as we’ll be condensing some of the original release pacing to keep content fresh for raiders and non-raiders alike. With River of Souls looming ahead, you can also expect to see Ember Isle opened and the Planar Attunement system unlocked around the same time.”
— RIFT Crucia's Claw (@Riftgame) May 31, 2018