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RIFT PvP – From the Mouths of the Devs

by on Jan.20, 2011, under Blog, Rift News

So, today saw Trion release a pretty damn nice PVP video. If you haven’t seen it already, check it out here!

A little summary of the points raised:The Battle for Port Scion

  • There will be many different ways for PvP players to have fun in Rift.
  • Zone-wide invasions!
  • Each faction will have the opportunity to attack the other during planar invasions.
  • Warfronts are cross-server, which helps reduce wait times.

As well, we’ve learned about some new Warfronts! We now have 4 announced warfronts:

  • Whitefall Steppes (Capture the Flag)
  • The Black Garden (Martyrdom)
  • The Codex (Domination)
  • The Battle for Port Scion (Conquest) *New*

As well, Chris Junior tells us a bit about the Favour and Prestige system:

  • Favour is a form of currency players will gain from level 10 onwards.
  • Prestige can be gained at level 50 and represents your PvP level.
  • The higher your Prestige, the more armour you can wear and the more points you can put into your PvP souls

And so – we will also be talking to Chris Junior for Monday 24th January 2011′s podcast and asking for clarification on some points and full questions on others. Keep an eye out for some clarifications and a more in-depth look at PvP from the devs Monday!

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RIFT™ SET TO LAUNCH MARCH 1, 2011

by on Jan.04, 2011, under Blog, Rift News

PRESS RELEASE

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – January 4, 2011 – Trion Worlds, a global publisher and developer of premium online games, today announced that the upcoming MMORPG Rift™ is scheduled to launch in North America on March 1st and in Europe on March 4th. Today also marks the start of the game’s pre-order program through both digital and retail channels.

“The launch of Rift is the culmination of our tireless efforts over the past several years to bring players the most complete, full-featured, and dynamic online game they’ve ever experienced,” said Lars Buttler, CEO of Trion Worlds. “Through the dedication, creativity, and incredible track record of our veteran development team, we’ve been able to create an exceptionally polished and immersive online world filled with adventure, surprise, and beauty. We can’t wait to share Rift with players around the world.”

Beginning today, customers who pre-order Rift receive their choice of one-of-three exclusive in-game pets, and are eligible to participate in the head-start period anticipated to begin February 24th. Pre-order customers will also be granted access to play in all remaining closed-beta events. Beta details, including a regularly updated event schedule, are available at http://www.RIFTgame.com/beta.

Available for purchase online and at select retail outlets, the Standard, Digital Collector’s and Retail Collector’s Editions of the game will sell for $49.99, $59.99 and $79.99 USD, respectively. The standard monthly subscription rate for the game will be $14.99 USD.

Rift will also offer a limited-time “Founder’s Pricing” for players, featuring a $9.99 USD/month price for a multi-month subscription.  For more information on Founder’s Pricing and subscription details, visit http://www.RIFTgame.com/subscriptions.

For all info on the Collector’s Editions, pre-order incentives, and subscription plans, please visit http://www.RIFTgame.com/preorder.

Rift is rated T for Teen by the ESRB with the following content descriptors: Alcohol Reference, Blood, Mild Language and Violence.

For the latest info on Rift, please visit http://www.RIFTgame.com.

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RIFT Collector’s Edition and Pre-Order Bonuses!

by on Dec.28, 2010, under Rift News

Tartagon: A turtle mount!Today, Trion Worlds announced their plans for the limited-release Collector’s Edition of RIFT. Available only at select retailers, there are bonuses for buying the Collector’s Edition and for Pre-Ordering either version!

For those that Pre-Order the standard or Collector’s Edition, you’ll receive your choice of three in-game pets: Cockatrice Chick, Deep One Spawnling, or Hellhound Pup. You’ll also receive one exclusive weapon enchantment that grants your character +3 Endurance and protection (+10) vs. one element (Fire, Earth, Air, Water, Life, Death) depending on where you ordered from (Details after the break!).

Check out the Collector’s Edition bonuses after the break, or see the Official Release at www.RIFTgame.com/exclusives

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