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With nearly 200 total entries, there were a lot for the devs to choose from to pick the winners of the Telara Fashion Week 2017 Contest!

From Thursday, August 31, 2017 until Thursday, September 14, 2017, players were asked to submit their most stylish wardrobe ensembles for a chance to win fabulous prizes. The top 10 were chosen by the dev team and the final top three winners were chosen live on our weekly RIFTstream. Here’s who won!

First Place Winner: Narsiro@Zaviel

Narsiro’s dark ruby and goldenrod take on a dark angel was a surefire fan favorite. He used the General Silgen’s Crown for his head piece, Vigil’s Radiance for his back piece, and the rest was put together from the Ceremonial Hero’s Wardrobe. His costume set will be bundled together and sold in the RIFT store at a later date.

Second Place Winner: Naryss@Greybriar

Naryss’ outfit combined lovely blacks, purples, and teals. With a low-cut bodice and a tantalizingly high headpiece, the look was dramatic but well-rounded. She was chosen as a close second to Narsiro.

Third Place Winner: Fibes@Faeblight

Dubbed as “Jacqueline the Ripper” from her creator, Fibes@Faeblight, this winning ensemble featured a more Victorian vibe including a woolen blazer, fashionable leggings, a dark top hat, and most notably, a plague doctor’s mask. Something else we loved about this piece was that it was androgynous to look sharp on both males and females.

Honorable Mentions
  • Katjaa
  • Keloteala@Typhiria
  • Kiwimidget@Greybriar
  • Majiana@Typhiria
  • Mordrehan@Brisesol
  • Tamori@Faeblight
  • Zavira@Zaviel

For more information on the contest details such as the prizes, check out our blog on the Telara Fashion Week 2017 contest. We were positively thrilled with the amount of entries we received and the hard work that was put into them. We hope to run more community contests like this in the future. Thank you for participating and congratulations to the winners!
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This week Seshatar is hosting the RIFTstream for an epic Telaran Cosplay Battle!

Long time RIFT player and official Trion Worlds Creator Seshatar will host this week’s RIFTstream. Remember him from our community interview with Seshatar blog? Following up the amazing wardrobe contest from last week, players can prove their sense of fashion again this week! The premise this time? What if Telarans could play characters from other worlds and fictions? This week they can, in their own in-game cosplay battle! Players will transform their characters into someone (or something) completely different in just a few seconds! 16 players will be randomly drawn on Twitch and will battle in 1 on 1 matches versus each other (8 - 4 - 2 battles) and the viewers decide the winners! The battle will happen in a dimension (will be announced on stream) on the NA shards (as the 1v1 PvP tournament was on EU last time). If you wish to participate, make sure you have a NA character and plenty of wardrobe appearances unlocked! Watch us live on Twitch for a chance to win in-game prizes.

Friday, September 22, 2017
11:30 AM PDT: Telaran Cosplay Battle

We will simulcast on RIFT Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, but remember that in order to get in on the prize giveaways, you’ll have to be in Twitch chat!
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Check out two awesome contests recently run by community members and learn who won them.

The community makes a world of difference in RIFT. This is no different with the following two power house community members. Recently, they both ran contests for the community at large. Seshatar ran a contest for 4.2: Celestial Storm, which was a screenshot contest for Vostigar Peaks. DTC (Dimension Touring Company) ran a wonderful dimension contest with the theme of “cozy cottages”. Trion provided some of the prizes for both contests because we love to support the RIFT community.

Celestial Storm Contest Overview

The Celestial Storm contest was created by Trion Worlds Creator and RIFT aficionado Seshatar. It ran from July 19 – August, 13, 2017. During that time, players were encouraged to submit a virtual postcard, a summer fashion ensemble, or a short, 30-60 second video clip showcasing the newest overland zone, Vostigar Peaks.

Celestial Storm Contest Winners

There were a lot of great submissions but favorites had to be chosen. In fact, the winners were voted on by the community! Each category had a first, second, and third place winner. Prizes were a Spectral Chariot Mount and 30 days Patron time for first place, whereas second and third place were both awarded with 30 days Patron time.

1) Greetings from Vostigar! Postcard Winners
  • Celemente@Faeblight
  • Boase@Greybriar
  • Nalyviacarrion@Faeblight
2) Summer Fashion Winners
  • Thezene@Typhiria
  • Amielle@Deepwood
  • Flashwit@Deepwood
3) My Celestial Moment Video Clip Winners
  • Andisia@Gelidra
  • Nalyviacarrion@Faeblight
  • (No third place winner)

Cozy Cottages Dimension Contest Overview

The Cozy Cottages contest was put together by DTC, which is managed by Feendish and Dimensiondiva. It ran from June 15 – September 1, 2017. The goal was to build a cozy cottage in a dimension. With 19 pages’ worth of entries and commentary, this was an extremely popular forum challenge. The judges for this contest were Feendish, Alliandre@Brutwacht, and Jaedor@Greybriar.

Cozy Cottages Dimension Contest Winners
There were several winners:
  • 1<sup>st</sup> Place: Adventurer’s Grapefruit Getaway by Mordhreim@Gelidra (7 REX + Primal Khadlig mount)
  • 2<sup>nd</sup> Place: C-RP Wynjas Homestead by Wynja@Zaviel (5 REX + Primal Khadlig mount)
  • 3<sup>rd</sup> Place: 2117 by Kozzzmo@Deepwood (3 REX + Primal Khadlig mount)
  • The Very Cool Award: Boondocks by Tinderal@Zaviel (2 REX + Primal Khadlig mount)
  • Jaedor’s Judge’s Choice Award: Hidden Gem by Zeamage@Gelidra (1 REX)
  • Alliandre’s Judge’s Choice Award: Vampire’s Lair by Shortyface@Gelidra (1 REX)
  • Feendish’s Judge’s Choice Award: Home is Where the Road Is by Reynor@Faeblight (1 REX)
  • The Amazing Detail Freak Award: HONEYMooN Guesthouse by Vedora@Typhiria (1 REX)
  • The I Stumped Feendish Award: The Hole by ARWHEN by Kiraah@Brisesol & Vampire’s Lair by Shortyface@Gelidra (3 Alittu Grab Bags)

In short, we love these kinds of contests and are happy to support the awesome community members who run them! If you’d like to run a contest for the community and want some prizes, we’ll consider it. Just drop us a note on Twitter or the forums. As always, thank you for being an amazing community!
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On Friday, September 15, 2017, RIFT’s Community Manager Yaviey sat down with Director of Community Relations Brasse and Game Director Archonix to review the top 10 entries to the Telara Fashion Week 2017 contest.

On Friday, Jennifer “Yaviey” Bridges (Community Manager, RIFT) was joined by Linda “Brasse” Carlson (Director of Community Relations) and Chris “Archonix” Junior (Game Director, RIFT). Together, they reviewed the top ten finalists to the Telara Fashion Week 2017 contest. They discussed what they liked best about each piece and then put it to a vote by the viewers to decide the top three winners. The top three (as chosen by players) were Narsiro, Naryss, and Fibes. They also gave away some cool prizes to the viewers as well. Watch the whole video to learn more!


Come back next week on Friday, September 22, 2017 for next week’s weekly RIFTstream. More details will be released soon. See you then!
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The new Infinity Walker Supply Box is now on the RIFT store!

RIFT Supply Crate Refresh

With the launch of 4.2 Celestial Storm, we introduced a completely revamped supply crate system. This included a brand-new UI and better rewards than ever before. Besides the flashy new looks, the other most notable change with this is that it gives a reward for just about everybody! Each supply crate includes five different rewards, each with a chance at something amazing! These prizes can include such things as Favor, Harvesting Resource Bundles, Dimension Items, Prize Tickets, and more.

New Infinity Walker Supply Crate

The Infinity Walker Supply Box contains a random selection of equipment, potion, runes, currency or novelty items with a bonus chance at service items. Contents may be appropriate for your level range up to 70. It also includes a chance at the new Infinity Walker mount. For only 405 credits, get yours on the RIFT store now!
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Fall is in the air and there’s tons to check out in Telara if you’ve been away for a while. Come back September 13 – 20 and get rewarded.

Players who log into RIFT from September 13 until September 20, 2017 at 11:59 PM local server time will receive a Celestial Rewards Cache full of delightful goods to help your character. The reward will be available in the item claim window, located at the top right in the UI.
  • Celestial Rewards Cache
    • 2 Tenebrean Engines
      • Used to upgrade powerful raid items.
    • Box of Individual Reward Charges
      • Contains 10 individual reward charges. Does not extend the cap of 100 charges and charges in excess of 100 will be lost.
    • Glimmering Bag of Sparkles
      • Contains 100 Phenomenal Sparkle, which are required for the monthly Patron quest. Sparkles that exceed the cap of 500 will be lost.
    • Sagum of the Tempest
      • Costume cape to help your character stand out!
So jump back in if you’ve left or get rewarded if you’re already here. It’s the perfect time to see all the updates from 4.2 Celestial Storm!
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This Friday, September 15, 2017, join us on Twitch for our weekly RIFTSTREAM featuring CM Yaviey, Director of Community Relations Brasse, and Game Director Archonix as they show off the top 10 best-dressed for Telara Fashion Week 2017!

Your host for this week’s stream is Jennifer “Yaviey” Bridges (Community Manager, RIFT). She’s joined by Linda "Brasse" Carlson (Director of Community Relations) and Chris “Archonix” Junior (Game Director, RIFT). Together they’ll show off the team’s favorite entries for the Telara Fashion Week 2017 contest. The contest began on August 31<sup>st</sup> with entries ending on September 14<sup>th</sup>. Your job will be to vote on the top three you like best to be crowned the winners of Telara Fashion Week 2017!

Post your questions for this livestream to our forum thread here!

Friday, September 15, 2017
11:30 AM PDT: Telara Fashion Week 2017

We will simulcast on RIFT Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, but remember that in order to get in on the prize giveaways, you’ll have to be in Twitch chat!
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On Friday, September 8, 2017, RIFT’s Community Manager Yaviey sat down with Sr. Design Director Dead Simon and Software Engineer Rough Raptors to talk about PAX West 2017.

On Friday, Jennifer “Yaviey” Bridges (Community Manager, RIFT) was joined by Simon “Dead Simon” Ffinch (Sr. Design Director) and Ryan “Rough Raptors” Copeland (Software Engineer) talk about PAX West 2017. Dead Simon also jumped onto the live NA shards to play with players. Meanwhile, the team opened up a couple of presents that were gifted to the RIFT team from fans Seshatar and Kira during Gamescom. Later, they were visited by a new corgi puppers and Captain Cursor. Finally, they gave away prizes, including two eternal items, which were graciously given as a raffle from Serein. Watch the whole video to learn more!


Come back next week on Friday, September 15, 2017 for next week’s RIFTstream. We’ll host a fashion show to go through the top 10 dev picks from our Telara Fashion Week 2017 contest and then viewers will decide the winners! See you then!
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This week Yaviey interviews Brasse, Dead Simon, and Rough Raptors about PAX West 2017.

Jennifer “Yaviey” Bridges, RIFT’s Community Manager will be joined by special guests Linda “Brasse” Carlson (Director of Community Relations), Simon “Dead Simon” Ffinch (Sr. Design Director, RIFT), and Ryan “Rough Raptors” Copeland (Software Engineer). Together, they will talk about all the fun that happened at PAX 2017. Additionally, they will open up a special present from the community to the dev team, live on stream. Watch us live on Twitch for a chance to win in-game prizes.

Friday, September 8, 2017
11:30 AM PDT: Post-PAX Plaguestream

We will simulcast on RIFT Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, but remember that in order to get in on the prize giveaways, you’ll have to be in Twitch chat!
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On Friday, September 1, 2017, RIFT’s Game Director Archonix did a tell-all Q&A about his time at Gamescom along with Senior Game Designer Captain Cursor and Community Manager Yaviey.

Last Friday, Chris “Archonix” Junior (Game Director, RIFT) was joined by Nicholas “Captain Cursor” McDowell (Senior Game Designer) and Jennifer “Yaviey” Bridges (Community Manager) to talk about Gamescom 2017 and answer player questions about the future of RIFT. Meanwhile, Captain Cursor jumped into several IA’s with players as his alter ego. Watch the whole video for all the answers!


Come back next week on Friday, September 8, 2017 for another exciting RIFTstream. We’ll talk with Dead Simon and Rough Raptors about their time at PAX West 2017. See you then!

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