Community Announcements - Trion_Ocho

The weather is heating up, and so is Telara with the next major update for RIFT!

Summertime is about more than just catching some rays at the beach and enjoying a good barbeque with friends; it’s about slaying some monsters! You’ve got plenty to look forward to this summer: celebrating with your fellow Ascended, checking out brand-new improvements to classic souls, and experiencing our next big technical milestone: the 64-bit upgrade!
  • Summer of Souls: Several classic souls are getting a makeover, complete with new buffs, abilities, and build synergies. We’ll be starting things off with the Elementalist, Druid, Berserker, and Warlord at Update 3.7’s launch, but we also have plans to update 3 more souls later in the season.
  • Summerfest: The Plane of Life once again bursts forth with all its bounty as Summerfest returns! This year’s additions include a hoard of incredible new rewards, like artifact Piñatas and one of the most requested outfits in all of RIFT – Alsbeth’s Raiment!
  • 64-Bit Performance: Multicore brought the speed, but 64-bit code will truly bring RIFT to the next level! The 64-bit Alpha begins in July, bringing significantly improved performance and even more stability.
  • New Player Improvements - Guilds: New RIFT players will automatically be placed into a starter guild. These new starter guilds are locked at Level 5, serving as a perfect launching point to help players enter established guilds as they level up their characters and make friends. Characters will also be able to create a guild with a single character; multiple signatures are no longer required.
  • Dungeon Veterans: Characters that complete a dungeon five times will become a veteran of that dungeon. Veterans that run a dungeon with at least one other non-veteran grants a 15% bonus to currency, reputation, tokens, and experience earned.

Hot times are ahead, so start preparing for Summer Solstice!
Community Announcements - Trion_Jim

Last week's keys went away fast, so we're doing it again! Get your keys while you can, and yes--you can only use them once per account.
Community Announcements - Trion_Ocho

Join Ocho, Archonix, DeadSimon, Programmer Theodore Chao, and Snedhepl on the Trion Worlds Twitch channel for our next RIFT livestream. This week we’ll be talking about the next big Update for RIFT!

RIFT Livestream
Twitch Channel:
Start Time: Friday, June 24 at 3:30 PM PDT (GMT-8)
Duration: 45 minutes

See you all there!
Community Announcements - Trion_Ocho

There’s tons of great bonuses going on, including bonus Loyalty, Affinity, and Experience!

Log into RIFT through June 28 to reap double Loyalty rewards, plus double Affinity Points for Patrons!

In addition, you'll also get
  • 50% Bonus Prestige
  • 50% Bonus Favor
  • 50% Bonus Combat Experience
  • 50% Bonus Guild Experience
  • 50% Bonus Planar Attunment Experience.
Log in this week and enjoy a little bit extra - you deserve it!
Community Announcements - Trion_Jim

Our friends at MMORPG are giving away an instant level 40 boost this weekend! These won't last long, though, so get them while you can!
Community Announcements - Trion_Muzzy

The Planar Research Institute proudly presents another Arclight Ascendancy event, which will take place in Telara through June 22.

Traverse to Moonshade Highlands daily to participate in Arclight Time Trials; race an Arclight Rider to earn Enduring Sourcestone Batteries that you can use to get your very own Arclight Rider!

Want even more batteries? Complete the quest “Recharge and Refit” and battle it out with mechanical monstrosities to gather their intact power supplies - then hand those in for further rewards!

In addition to the normal Riders you can acquire by completing the PRI’s daily quests, you can also have an opportunity to vie for a Golden Arclight Rider by purchasing a Limited Edition: Golden Arclight Rider Trove.

These Arclight Riders are ready to roll!
Community Announcements - Trion_Ocho

Join Brasse, Keyens, and Orren on the Trion Worlds Twitch channel for our next RIFT livestream. This week we’ll be talking PvP and Soul improvements coming in the next major update!

RIFT Livestream
Twitch Channel:
Start Time: Friday, June 17 at 3:30 PM PDT (GMT-8)
Duration: 45 minutes

See you all there!
Community Announcements - Trion_Ocho

Multicore Madness sweeps into RIFT, and your favorite mounts have been swept along in the wave of performance improvements! From now until June 13, all RIFT Store mounts are on sale for 25% off!

In addition, we’ll also open the stables for 12 hours each day (starting at 12am Server Time) and release a rare mount at the same discount!

Here's what's coming up:

Friday, June 10
  • 12am: Lovely Budgie
  • 12pm: Shadow Hellbug

Saturday, June 11
  • 12am: White Squirrelicorn
  • 12pm: Volt

Sunday, June 12
  • 12am: Shadow Hellbug
  • 12pm: Lovely Budgie

Monday, June 13
  • 12am: Volt
  • 12pm: White Squirrelicorn
Community Announcements - Trion_Ocho

RIFT’s graphics engine ascends to another level!

Upon logging in you may notice a dramatic increase in framerate; that’s because Multicore support has gone live in RIFT! After years of work by our Engineers, and uncountable numbers of hours of testing from your fellow Ascended, Multicore is ready for full release. While the diversity of systems and settings out there make it impossible to quote an exact figure, many of our testers report performance upgrades of 25-50% or more!

So get ready Ascended, and enjoy the improved frame rates. We’ve got better performance for you today, and are already hard at work on our next big technical milestone, a full 64 bit client!
Best of all, you don’t have to do anything – your client will automatically update.

This is a huge benefit to all RIFT players, but especially to those who previously chose to use the Low Quality Renderer. Almost everyone should now see better performance with the standard renderer and Multicore enabled over the previous Low Quality Renderer. The purpose of the LQR was to optimize CPU usage, which is no longer necessary with multicore. Fear not though, the LQR isn’t going away, and you can always get it back by going to Settings, Video, Advanced. If you experience any issues with Multicore enabled you can also disable it in the same location.
Thanks to everyone who helped us test Multicore, and cheers to a brighter, smoother, and more detailed future for RIFT
Community Announcements - Trion_Ocho

Join Ocho and Kerilar on the Trion Worlds Twitch channel for our next RIFT livestream. This week we’ll be watching Kerilar take on some true competition as he battles it out in PvP!

RIFT Livestream
Twitch Channel:
Start Time: Friday, June 3 at 3:30 PM PDT (GMT-8)
Duration: 45 minutes

See you all there!

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