Community Announcements - Ocho
Greetings Ascended,

We've got a bevy of RIFT Packs available on sale for 33% off now through December 1. Enjoy the added utility of the Classic Collector's Pack, the ultimate extravagance of the Laethys' Fortune Pack, or our Upgrade Bundle or Glory of the Ascended pack at a substantially reduced price!

These packs won't remain discounted for long however, so strike while the iron is hot and then jump in to experience the all new free expansion RIFT: Nightmare Tide!
Community Announcements - Ocho


With the launch of Nightmare Tide, we have breached planar boundaries and together we march, ride, and swim into new realms beyond Telara. This is our first expansion as a free-to-play game, and it’s really exciting to be able to share it with all of you.

We’ve increased our maximum level to 65 and introduced the Mastery system to further customize your character as you venture into the Plane of Water. Explore three massive zones packed with quests and dynamic events, six dungeons, a new Warfront, a new Sliver, and in a few weeks – a new 20-player raid.

The Minions system brings all new collectibles, along with new ways to earn rewards and profit. Mentoring has been expanded and improved to allow players of all levels to play together – low level players can now scale up and play with their friends! That’s right, all players have the opportunity to experience adventures and zone events in the Plane of Water. Meanwhile, Nightmare Rifts bring new and terrifying challenges to every zone in RIFT. Test your skill by fighting unending waves of enemies while racing against the clock!

Of course, this is just the start of the Nightmare Tide era for RIFT! As always, the team will continue to add content, listen to your feedback, and work at making every version of RIFT better than the last. Your contributions and feedback are amazingly important; making RIFT wouldn’t be the same without the community we have and the support you give us.

It’s an amazing time to be playing RIFT, Ascended, so let’s go play! See you on the other side of the Infinity Gate.

Bill “Daglar” Fisher
Community Announcements - Ocho


The Infinity Gate lumbers through portentous skies as a dark presence returns to Telara. From the forests of Silverwood to the shores of Pelladane, mortals succumb to a magical sleep. And somewhere off Fortune’s Shore, across a bridge unopened, nightmares plot a haunting reunion with their unwitting creators. Madness Wakes has arrived!

RIFT 2.8 unleashes a story arc surging toward the Nightmare Tide expansion. It throws open the gates to Nightmare Coast, the first RIFT 3.0 Dungeon pitting the Ascended against Lord Arak and his troubled minions with huge implications for the future of the planes. Meanwhile, seas of change bring major additions to Auction House features, a full revamp for the Pyromancer Soul, and more. Check out the trailer for a first look at Madness Wakes, or jump to the RIFT Community Blog for all the details!
Community Announcements - Ocho

We recently introduced four epic Starter Packs for your RIFT playing pleasure! These all-new bundles are loaded with bonus items and goodies to aid in your quest to save Telara. From the Classic Collector’s Pack (including a mount, pet, Patron time, and character and bag slots), to the mighty Laethys’ Fortune (with its bottomless hoard of Ascended loot), there’s a pack to fit your interests.

  • RIFT: Classic Collector’s Pack – Perfect for new players, the RIFT Classic Collector's Pack includes a signature mount and companion pet, additional character and inventory slots, plus a 24-slot bag and 30 days of Patron bonuses to launch your journey in Telara!

  • RIFT: Upgrade Bundle Pack – The RIFT Upgrade Bundle combines rare mounts, pets, and loot with the versatility of a personal Banker and Teleporter PLUS 30 days of Patron bonuses. Perfect for new and returning players alike.

  • RIFT: Glory of the Ascended Pack – Experience RIFT in luxury! The Glory of the Ascended Pack contains a wide variety of mounts, costume items, and pets. You’ll be the envy of the other Ascended riding these stylish beasts and enjoying 90 days of Patron privileges!

  • RIFT: Laethys' Fortune Pack – What’s the only thing that could make the RIFT Glory of the Ascended Pack even better? MORE! Welcome to the Laethys’ Fortune Pack. You’ll wish you had five butts so you could ride all the mounts at the same time, while portably teleporting with Cadbury, your personal banker and experiencing the full capability of every soul. We could layer superlative upon superlative and it still wouldn’t come close to expressing how truly amazing the contents of this pack are! Ride on, Ascended. Ride on.
Purchase a pack today!
Community Announcements - Ocho


In our latest Producer's Letter, Bill "Daglar" Fisher gives first details on our upcoming expansion Nightmare Tide. Visit the RIFT Community Site for more details!

Prepare to join us in combating a Nightmare Tide!
Community Announcements - ecleaver


Heroes have found their options expanded, with the opportunity to fill new roles for their Calling. Follow the words of an ancient Dwarf, and dig deep into the origins of these new souls. Simultaneously travel back in time, and prevent a mysterious foe from changing the history of Telara forever.

We are proud to announce that RIFT Game Update 2.7: Binding of Blood is now live! Visit the Official RIFT Blog for all the details!
Community Announcements - OverloadUT
The golden age of Dimensions has dawned in Telara. Dream Weave your way into an Update bursting with content: a new tradeskill, 15 new Dimensions, Unstable Artifact sets, and Pet Skins, plus a new Bounty System and the first phases of the Air Saga storyline.



Preview all of our 2.6 launch features on the RIFT blog, share the Love Bug in this year’s Festival of Mariel-Taun, and stay tuned for more: We’re rolling out the rest of the Air Saga and our third Carnival of the Ascended along with new raid and event content in the weeks ahead!
Community Announcements - OverloadUT
With the recent issues going around with monetized game videos, and a new group of video makers getting involved with our games, we’ve had a spike in questions over the last couple weeks. Are we okay with our games’ content being used? Are we okay with people monetizing videos?

Here, with as little legalese as possible, is our answer.


YES.

We think of streamers, Let’s Play-ers, and people who make their own videos around our games like extended family. We’ve encouraged and supported them since day one.

We also love that we’re in an era where people can make entertaining video content from games and make a few bucks, or even a make a living doing so.

If you run into any difficulties with content removal notices when you make videos or streams using materials from our games, please do drop us a line at our communications@ email address if there’s something we can help with. We’ll get your back as best as we can.

Scott Hartsman
CEO, Trion Worlds
PC Gamer
RIFT


Rift - or 'RIFT', if we really must - is one of the few MMOs that still has a place on my hard-drive, even if I'm not actively playing it right now. It's a strange lesson in competently assembling a bunch of well-trodden systems, to create something that's both derivative, but likeable. Part of that good-will is the generosity of its updates and expansions, making it one of the few MMOs that could justify a subscription, back when it had one. In a recent post to the community, RIFT game director Bill “Daglar” Fisher talks about what's coming up next for players as they move towards the game's second expansion.

In the direct future, Rift's developers are working on the following features, building on some of their other recent updates:


Continued Graphical Optimizations
Cross Shard Functionality and Internationalization
Dimension Enhancements
Streamlined Zones and Tutorials
Content Additions
PvP Improvements and Adjustments


Beyond that, they're working towards the next proper expansion, which plans to take players beyond the game's worlds and to the elemental planes.

"Since as long as I can remember people have been asking when they’d get to take the fight to the planes, and we aim to deliver that," Fisher writes. "We want players to dive deeper into the worlds beyond Telara, and explore entirely new otherworldly areas as we move forward."

"We here are Trion are anything but traditional when it comes to development," he continues. "We want to shake things up and keep things fresh for you. We want to provide the best experience possible, and we want to add new things every step of the way ... Why wait for an expansion pack to release a new crafting profession? Why wait to introduce new souls for each of the callings? Why wait to start introducing the story of 3.0?"

Last week, RIFT released its 2.5 update, which added a new 'mini-saga', a Planar Attunement Nexus, and level 60 instances. The trailer for that update is below.

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<img src="http://cdn.trionworlds.com/rift/img/updates/25-top.jpg" style="float:right">A haunting melody drifts across Telara. Part dream, part compulsion, it beckons the Ascended to Ember Isle. There, under the surface, the ephemeral lilt takes shape, offering a vision of things to come!

Song of Dreams pits the Ascended against harbingers of the Wanton in an all-new underwater Saga. Dive into the story under Ember Isle, but remember to come up for air – Update 2.5 piles on additional features including International Shards, a new Planar Attunement Nexus, and six weeks of Level 60 instances (Chronicles, Slivers, and a new dungeon!).

Click here to read more about everything new in 2.5 over on the official RIFT blog.

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