Download RIFT and enter the vast, magical world of Telara. Experience an unprecedented class system, massive dynamic battles, and player housing like you’ve never seen before – all for free.
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Release Date: Oct 24, 2013

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September 23

Starfall Prophecy Preview: Planar Fragments



Do you fill multiple roles in group content? Are you tired of carrying around all that extra gear that clutters up your inventory? Are you frustrated with needing twice as many item drops of everyone else? Well look no further, because RIFT has the answer for you! Starfall Prophecy will take your gear from ordinary to extraordinary… with Planar Fragments!

Collect Planar Fragments throughout your adventures in The Celestial Lands, trough questing, PVP, dungeons, Planar Assaults, crafting, and Planar Fortress Sieges. With these fragments, you’ll be able to customize your stats for the role that you wish to play. For example, if you want to bolster your tanking ability, seek out fragments that have Dodge, Block, Guard, and Endurance as their primary attributes. If you want focus on damage or healing, collect fragments with Attack Power/Spell Power, Crit Chance, Crit Power, and the main stat of your calling (such as Wisdom for Clerics).

With Planar Fragments being the only source of tertiary stats, RIFT reduces the burden of obtaining multiple sets of gear and hoarding pieces of gear that might be required at some point in the future if you need to swap roles. Now you can do everything with just ONE set of gear and a few sets of Planar Fragments!

Over the past few updates, we've been working hard to reduce/remove the need for different sets of gear based on your role. For instance, in Mind of Madness, we removed the chance for gear to drop as tank specific, and instead provided side-grade paths for all DPS drops to change into tank gear. This certainly helped with dealing with the challenge of players who Tank and DPS in obtaining their desired role gear, but it still wasn’t the complete solution that we were looking for. Planar Fragments are a much bigger step in that direction, and we think you'll like them!

Whether a Planar Fragment is desirable for your character or not depends on the sum of its parts:

The first is the primary attribute. This is the stat that you will focus on when judging if you want to equip a fragment and invest in it for the long term. For instance, if you're going for a more PVP focused build, you'd probably value Endurance and base HP forat survivability higher than you would offensive stats such as Attack Power or Crit Rate - those may be preferred by someone aiming for PVE group content.

A fragment can also carry up to four secondary attributes. These can never be the same as the primary attribute, nor can they be the same as each other. Therefore, an Aggressive Fire Planar Fragment with Attack Power as the primary attribute cannot have Attack Power among its secondary attributes. Depending upon the rarity of the fragment, these secondary attributes will either be hidden or revealed. For now, rarity levels start at Common and go up to Relic. For each rarity starting with Uncommon, a secondary attribute is revealed on the fragment. As such, a Rare quality fragment will have two of the possible four revealed, three for Epic quality, and so on.

Once you have some good Fragments to work with, they can be improved through Infusion. By default, Fragments drop at Infusion level 0 and can increase to level 15. Each time an infusion level is completed, the primary attribute is increased, with a extra large increase at level 15! The secondary attributes also have a chance to improve and be revealed as the Infusion level is increased.

The final aspect affecting a fragment is planar affinity. The combination of the affinity and the primary attribute denote how much the fragment gains between infusion levels as well as what the maximum attribute value will be at level 15. For instance, Fire is an offensive-oriented affinity, so stats like Attack Power and Spell Power will more potent on a Fire fragment than on one with a planar affinity of Earth, which is more defensive oriented. However, Guard would be very potent for Earth.

This combination of aspects creates a compelling reward system that will help even the most die-hard of Rift players invest further in their character and advancement. Additionally, fragments are account bound by default, so your main character can find fragments for your alt characters and help gear them up, something that we've heard you asking for quite frequently of late.

We are excited about the introduction of Planar Fragments to Telara and can’t wait to see the imaginative ways you’ll put them to use!

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September 22

Starfall Prophecy Preview: Planar Assault Adventures



For five long years the Ascended have battled against an endless stream of invaders from the planes, invaders who can be driven off for a time but inexorably regroup and return later. At last, Ascended are given the means to turn the tables on these unwanted guests, and battle them in their own Plane!

Planar Assault Adventures are a new type of Instant Adventure available to those who have access to Starfall Prophecy. Once you queue up for these trials, you’ll travel from Telara to the very planes themselves!

You’ll first travel to the cosmic splinters of Fire and Life, staging grounds for Planar Invaders from the larger planes of Fire and Life, and disrupt Rifts before they ever reach Telara. Battle your way through waves of planar enemies, and prevent them from launching their murderous attacks on our world!

If you are successful in accomplishing these goals, you’ll be rewarded with the heartfelt loyalty of those whose lands would have been invaded, as well as the gratitude and respect of the Planar Defense Force itself. Planar fragments and essences are frequently offered as rewards for the victors, as well as strange new Dimension items and Minions found nowhere else in Telara.

The Planar Defense Force also has a collected stockpile of these items, available to the most dedicated Ascended guardians.
Prepare yourself for the next step and stop our vicious enemies from from ever reaching Telara’s beautiful lands!

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Pre-ordering either version of Starfall Prophecy will also qualify you to start collecting daily Starfall Prophecy Tokens that can be traded for awesome rewards, including a 40-slot bag and the squirrely Opie mount.

About This Game

Download RIFT and enter the vast, magical world of Telara. Experience an unprecedented class system, massive dynamic battles, and player housing like you’ve never seen before – all for free.

BUILD YOUR PERFECT CHARACTER

Create a character and class to fit the way you play. Start by choosing from six races and dozens of unique Souls, each with hundreds of traits and abilities. Mix and match on the fly and re-specialize anytime you like.

MASSIVE DYNAMIC BATTLES

Telara is a living, dynamic world where chaos can erupt at any moment. Whether you’re battling planar invasions or ancient titans alongside scores of your fellow Ascended, the next adventure is always near!

DUNGEONS AND RAIDS

In the deep, dark places of Telara, foul creatures breed, scheme, and hoard the treasures of ages. Gather your friends and delve into dozens of dungeons and raids for groups of 2, 5, 10, and 20 players.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista or 7
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce FX 5900, ATI/AMD Radeon X300, Intel GMA X4500 or better.
    • DirectX®: 9.0c, June 2010 update
    • Hard Drive: 15.0 GB available
    • Sound: DirectX 8.1 compliant card
    • Other: Broadband internet connection (DSL, cable modem or other high speed connection)
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25 of 31 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
257.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
Used to play it before it was even on steam, got 3000 hours in it but I would not recommend it to anyone in its present state. I used to absolutely love this game, introduced it to many of my friends and we had alot of fun. But recently since a couple of expansions it has gone to complete ♥♥♥♥, ballant Pay to Win, dead cities and no real sense of community. Instead of spending 100$ on "totally optional" expansion packs, I suggest you look at some other better mmo's out there.
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
325.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
It has everything, mounts, a huge open world map, a lot of classes, excellent crafiting system, a lot of subclasses. As a MMORPG it is a deep and imersive history, unfortunatelly the game has turn into a pay to win a year ago or so, the community is dead, and it is impossible to have a decient experience on this game without spending money on it.
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16 of 25 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
First off, I've played this game for hundreds of hours outside of Steam. I have 2 max level characters.

The people who think the game is P2W haven't looked deep enough. The shop is deceiving at first glance. It shows the highest tier armor for sale for real-world currency only. What you don't see, is how to get that armor in-game for free.
The highest tier (raid) armor is achieved by UPGRADING lower tier (dungeon) armor, which you CAN do for free (quite easily in fact) OR from buying it directly in the shop for real-world currency. The game is not pay-2-win, it's pay-2-skip. You can either take the time to get geared yourself or skip past that and go straight to raids.

Now that that's out of the way, the game itself is pretty easy to describe. It's a F2P WoW clone. It looks like WoW, it plays like WoW, it feels like WoW. I've never played another "WoW clone" that gave me this feeling I never knew I was missing since I stopped playing WoW.

That's not to say that it doesn't have it's differences. The class system is amazingly customizable. Put simply, remember the talent trees in WoW, pre-Cataclysm? In Rift you can mix and match the three talent trees from 11 trees per class. Mix Warlock with Stormcaller and Frostkeeper as a mage, or Marksman with Bard and Assassin as a rogue. Make familiar classes like WoW-style Warlock by mixing Warlock (affliction) with Necromancer (demonology) and Pyromancer (destruction).

There are other innovations as well, far too many to go into in this review. However, none of them keep the game from playing like WoW.

TL;DR: If you're looking for a F2P WoW replacement, this is by far your best option. It is also not P2W though it may appear so at first glance.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
211.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
I love this game, I have over 2000 hours on the Glyph client.
Exited to play the new expac. This game has some haters, but also pretty dedicated playerbase. It is a nice and generally helpful community, especially by f2p standards.
Its well done f2p with only the newset expansion as pay to play. Pretty much everyhitng puchasable with cash in game, is accessable via in game currency's. With the new expac Rift will essentialy be f2p up to level 65, where the expac will then let you level up to 70.
If your looking to spend some time and get into a MMORPG, i would reccomend you give it a whirl.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
I think it's good but i dont play it on steam anymore i play right from glyph so it takes less space. I have played this a lot but then i stopped cuz it wasnt just good enough but like a year later i came back and i see serious changes and now im playing it again and i like it but there is few things that could be added like dungeos and not just instant adventures they get boring. I really like how you can adjust the lvl like below something you are so you can play with your low lvl friend. Buuut yeah this beats archeage atleast and guild wars 2. But if you do have money to spend just use it on World of Warcraft its not the same like in the old days but its still good :D and beats this ^-^ and Rift sure has DLC but doesnt all games have? :D
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
122.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
#1 Best (F2P) fishing simulator on the market. There's a host of other features as well.
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5 of 11 people (45%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
34.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Tbh I don't know how I have 34.8hrs in this game all I remember is playing the beta so long ago qq
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Better than WoW
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
59.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Great game. Wish it was as deep as Lineage 2 - but that game is a lot more mature, and open source servers. Shame the community isn't very strong.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
126.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
For a week or two, I enjoyed the nostalgia that RIFT gave me. It reminded me of the good old days of Everquest. After a while though, the charm wore off and I was left feeling like the game was little more than just another mmorpg with little heart.

Pros: Its not hard to play if you just want to be casual about it.

Cons: Graphics, spells, skills and overall feel of the game is dated.
Pay to Win AND they still milk you for money up-front with expansions.

Try Neverwinter Online. Yes, its also pay-to-win, but you will enjoy the gameplay much more.
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Jennifer Lopez
4,845.2 hrs
Posted: September 27
meh
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GODnax
544.7 hrs
Posted: September 27
that pay2win is too stronk
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★ Sylar
12.1 hrs
Posted: September 26
Graphics not good and I dont like story
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Vork
16.5 hrs
Posted: September 26
Be careful when making purchases from Trion. I played Rift ages ago, then discovered Trion purchases on my credit card. These purchases happened almost a year after I had stopped playing, and were for a different Trion game (Arch Age).

Also, I quit the game because it was pay to win.
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dreamchaser
759.2 hrs
Posted: September 25
one of the best mmorpg ive played !
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Jodi Arias
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 24
I used to like this game but it's taken a horrible turn. Trion is cancer.
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Vaglue
2,341.3 hrs
Posted: September 23
fun to play in raids and dung.

rift is unique 'cause of the souls and roles you can play. It's great!

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|BcG|MightyGoatT
216.8 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 23
Very fun game. It takes a bit to get used to the movment. I hope they keep balancing the game more and more.
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Dehydrated _Biscuit
27.9 hrs
Posted: September 23
Yuk!
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FULLBITGAMER
5.1 hrs
Posted: September 23
I remeber actually pre-ordering this game and enjoying the living hell out of it years ago. It was a familiar game to play but had it's own personality. Like every MMO though it quickly went F2P as soon as the devs realized the players base was dropping, instead of creating interesting new content like raids classes and rewards like mounts and special armors. they made it free to play added an industry standard cash shop and inevitably killed their game.

Many may not agree with me on this but this is the game that got me away from World of Warcraft, it showed me there were other options. I have fallen for Trions MMO trap twice now, with this game and again with Defiance (mmostly because my wife and I enjoyed the show at the time). I highly recommend you don't even bother trying this game as a free player now, your time is far more valuable and there are much, much better free to play games available.
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