All Hell breaks loose in Rift today

by: Jeremy -
More On: Rift: Planes of Telara
Today marks the first worldwide, fully dynamic event for the recently launched Rift MMORPG. Our own Sean Sines reviewed the game last week and walked away quite impressed with both the product and the successful launch. Today’s event will show gamers exactly what Trion Worlds has in store for the world of Telara.

The events which will begin unfolding today will alter the landscape of Telara and Rift forever. Alsbeth the Discordant will begin launching massive invasions across every zone in the game. The invasions, which will occur over the course of the next week, will bring about numerous new items and exclusive rewards to the game. A new raid zone is also being added to the game, called the River of Souls. Players can find it at the edge of the Plain of Death.

These types of events will be the thing that sets Rift apart from the competition. The staff sat Trion Worlds is determined to make an MMO that lasts and stands up against the powerhouse that is World of Warcarft and they appear to be off to a really good start...

You can read the full press release regarding today’s event(s) on the next page.


30-Day Update Heralds Massive Invasions, Unique Loot, and New Epic Raid Zone

Trion Worlds today announced the first worldwide, fully dynamic conflict event for the immensely successful MMORPG, RIFT™. The battle for Telara intensifies as world-changing invasions from the Plane of Death engulf the planet, giving Ascended heroes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of a key moment in the game’s history. Beginning March 30th, players will witness the true power of Regulos the Destroyer, and the world of RIFT will never be the same.

This robust update comes less than a month after the game’s March 1st launch, making it one of the most aggressive post-launch content releases ever for a new MMORPG.

Unprecedented Invasions & Exclusive Rewards

Starting next Wednesday, Alsbeth the Discordant will lead massive invasions across every zone in Telara, raising legions of liches, ettins, and gravemakers to battle Ascended. Over the course of about a week, participating players of any level fighting these invaders can earn hundreds of new items including exclusive rewards, such as a Spectral Horse and a transmogrifying disguise that turns Ascended into the rotting undead. But be warned: once the rifts are sealed, these items are gone forever.

Raid Zone: River of Souls

If Ascended are successful in their efforts to drive back the invasions, they can journey to the “River of Souls” 20-man raid zone at the edge of the Plane of Death where Alsbeth the Discordant is reanimating the recently departed and recruiting them into Regulos’ army. Guardian and Defiant heroes will have to wade through these decaying hordes to reach Alsbeth and make her account for her abhorrent crimes.

The Founder’s Pricing plan for RIFT has been extended until March 31st. Details for all plans are available at

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