Over on the PTS forums, Tacitus has been excellent about helping us keep tabs on the low-level Instant Adventures currently in development. While providing feedback regarding a few questions, this tidbit of information was uncovered:
Originally posted by Tacitus (Source)
Regarding being a level 10 going up against level 14 mobs, we DO have a plan in place to add a vote system to skip the current adventure. The idea being that it would let a group that found itself in an adventure that they could not beat, they would have the power to move on past it. The trade off will be that it starts a new adventure arc – progress towards a rare encounter is reset. Unfortunately, that feature MIGHT not make it into 1.9. It is a feature I strongly favor, but getting other features finished for IA might crowd it out until a little bit later.
The idea of a vote system that offers players a choice to skip current steps of an Instant Adventure and move on to something easier sounds like it would be a very solid addition to all types of IAs, especially those in lower level areas. This would allow players to complete IA chains without needing to depend on a full group in order to do so, and would also account for various level/gear differences while new players are leveling.
Instant Adventures are one of easiest ways to access RIFT’s group content and dynamic content. They’re also great ways to farm currency, PA experience, and faction notoriety. Making them even more user-friendly and accessible by all levels and types of players? Great move, Trion. Keep up the good work.