Rift 1.4 details revealed.
8/1/2011 5:09:00 PM
Trion has continued to throw little tidbits of information here and there regarding the upcoming 1.4 patch for their smash hit MMO, Rift. Today, we received more information regarding quests, PVP inclusions, as well as more customization for the game's players. Rift has thrived on their fully customizable system that allows players to not be restricted to a specific style of play, giving them flexibility with their character and how they do battle throughout the game itself. This patch will build upon that, as well as opening up new sagas that need to be completed that will also earn you plenty of loot.
TRION DETAILS FEATURES OF RIFT™ 1.4: LEGACY OF THE FALLEN
Update Introduces PvP Rifts, Cross-Shard LFG, and a new 10-Player Raid Sliver
Set to hit live servers soon, RIFT™ 1.4: Legacy of the Fallen unleashes a tide of Abyssal and Aelfwar fury, as the cults reel from the loss of their dragon gods, Akylios and Greenscale. Fanatical cultists are scouring Telara for the essence of their fallen masters, hoping to revive the dragons. If Ascended heroes cannot halt the cults' insidious plans, the epic struggle to slay the Blood Storm will have been for naught.
Legacy of the Fallen includes new content and gameplay improvements for players of all levels with an epic world-spanning quest, 10-person raid Sliver, and a rift chase that pits players against the Planes of Water and Life. The recently-added Looking for Group system gets cross-shard functionality, PvP becomes even more interesting with the addition of open-world PvP Rifts, and an alternate Warfront mission will escalate tensions between the two player factions.
Check out the official Legacy of the Fallen description below!
In the Wake of Dragons
Some among the Ascended believed when one of the Blood Storm fell, that dragon’s cult would shatter from the blow. Greenscale is slain and Akylios sunk, yet House Aelfwar and the Abyssal continue to plot and scheme. Now the Ascended must overcome both groups of desperate cultists and their rivals in the opposite faction.
After their deaths, the vanquished dragons’ essences exploded into elemental energy. Now their cultists strive to claim the Dragon Mote fallout scattered throughout Telara. The Guardians and Defiant must race to harvest these motes for themselves lest the Abyssal or House Aelfwar reclaim the power of their fallen masters.
The Water Saga
To combat the Abyssal, Ascended can embark on the Water Saga, an epic quest series that unravels the origin of this lunatic cult. Guardians and Defiant must stop the Abyssal resurgence, save important members of their faction from the cult’s insanity, and learn more about the sinister Tidelords, the heroes who first imprisoned Akylios, and the Faceless Man’s secret past. Aimed at high-level Ascended acting alone and in groups, the Water Saga offers both epic loot and a swift and cold-blooded crocodile mount.
The Abyssal threat looms large in Drowned Halls, a terrifying sliver in Scarwood where Akylios has conquered Telara. The Ascended must enter this alternate dimension and stop the faceless sorceress Hydriss from leading her forces into other timelines. This 10-player sliver offers rich rewards and terrible dangers to any Guardians and Defiant who brave its apocalyptic events.
Escalation of Hostilities
As the Cults of Water and Life rail at their gods’ demise, tensions rise between the Ascended factions. Soon, Defiant and Guardians will clash in the open world combat offered by PvP Rifts. On top of Capture-the-Flag, the Warfront of Whitefall Steppes will feature an alternate “Escalation” mission where combatants must race to charge their side’s cannon with sourcestone shards issuing from an Air Rift. Every week, strategic focus will shift between Warfronts, and completing the week’s featured Warfront will earn Ascended greater rewards.
LFG Leaps Across Shards
To ensure you get into groups and dungeons faster, the Looking for Group system now works across multiple Shards, swiftly recruiting Ascended to join your quest.
Legacy of the Fallen Summary
- PvP Rifts: More open-world PvP goodness!
- Cross-Shard LFG
- Water Saga: Quest line that lets you earn epic loot and a vicious crocodile mount
- Planar Menace: Stop House Aelfwar and the Abyssal from claiming the Dragon Motes
- Drowned Halls: A new 10-player raid sliver
- Quest Item Keyring: Save space in your inventory with an extra bag to hold your quest items
- New Rare Materials– New tier of epic materials for each harvesting profession
- New Crafted Item Sets– Eight new crafted item sets for dungeon and raid players
- Player Crafted Augments– Apothecaries can salvage planar essences to craft powerful item augments!
- And more!