Archive for July, 2010

Paladin Soul Announced

by on Jul.30, 2010, under Blog

Noble crusaders are set to defend Telara from the incursion of the Planes!

Paladins have officially been announced as a playable class for Rift: Planes of Telara.

This soul follows the warrior calling, wielding their weapons right on the front lines of combat.  Paladins definitely go for a more defensive approach using a weapon and shield, all the while clad in heavy plate armor.

Paladins have been seen in several games such as the Everquest series and World of Warcraft as a class of defensive tanks to beings capable of powerful healing spells.  So that begs the question – What will set the Paladins of Rift: Planes of Telara apart from those we have seen before?

As always, stay tuned to The Rift Podcast for all the answers when we meet up with Joshua Kurtz on August 2nd, 2010 for a quick chat.

Check out the Paladin Class page, also be sure to discuss the paladin class on the Rift Official Forums

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Podcast 5: A day in the life of Abigale – and playing Rift.

by on Jul.26, 2010, under Blog, Podcast

This week has been another good week for Rift: Planes of Telara. Even though it’s still just drabbles of information slowly trickling out to us – we grasp at pretty much every tidbit.

Soon though, soon it’s Gamescom time, and after that there’s PAX. Definitely looking forward to the amount of information we’ll see released then.

In this week’s podcast we have Abigale sit down with us and have a nice relaxed chat. She goes over a day in the live of Abigale at the offices, and what exactly it is a Community Manager does. It’s a lot more than just sitting and browsing forums.

She also takes us through a few adventures she experiences in the game including an exciting rift encounter, wondering mobs and clarifies a few things we already know and how they apply in game. It’s the first of our relaxed chats. Get a cup of coffee and have a listen.

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Podcast 4: Larry Boles clarifies aspects of the Rift System

by on Jul.19, 2010, under Blog, Podcast

This last week has seen a nice amount of information. Just a bit to sooth our thirst for knowledge about the game.

Our interview today is with Larry Boles, a content designer who works on the rift systems themselves.

He talks to us about his experience in content design to what aspects of the game he likes the most as well as which one of the rifts he favours over others.

Larry clears up some misconceptions about the rift system, such as what entering a rift means – when we enter a rift we simply enter into the altered landscape the rift has created, and not into any sort of an instance. The rifts, at least at this point in time, do not create an instance for us to go into. Rifts completely alter the landscape they cover, and it is that modified area we enter into when a rift spawns.

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Episode 3 – Jives, Cio, Abi and Fansites

by on Jul.12, 2010, under Blog, Podcast

This last week has been rather quiet on the information release front. MMORPG has a great piece of Lore on Asha Catari HERE. On Friday’s Dev IRC Chat Abi answered as many game playability related questions as she could without getting into trouble. For a good read go to Telara Central.  Note the information has also been wikified at – yep, you guessed it: Telarapedia.

As usual, in a quiet week, there has been a lot of room for conjecture. If it’s possible, which it always is – people will find it – and sometimes even flog that dead horse. Still, some of it is entertaining and interest in any aspect of Rift: Planes of Telara lets us know in the end – it will be worth the wait.

We hope everyone likes the new site, and I neglected to thank Faelor and Goremarr for their invaluable help, but I’ll remember next week. Thank you so much guys.

For Episode three:

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The New Rift Podcast Site

by on Jul.07, 2010, under Blog

Welcome to the new Rift Podcast Site.

With this site redesign we’ve aimed to make it as easy as possible to find the links to podcast downloads. They’re in every Podcast episode – these can be accessed from the top Podcast button – not to mention they have their very own menu on the right hand side.

We encourage comments and feedback.

Hope you enjoy the site.

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