The beginning implementations of RIFT’s patch 1.8 (full in-progress patch notes found here) were released on the public test shard (PTS) this past weekend, and among the changes are two very cool additions– new tradeskills! Telara’s citizens will soon be able to enjoy Fishing and Survival, which can be learned in addition to the three tradeskills already known. The trainers and vendors will be found in Sanctum, Meridian, Silverwood (Argent Glade), and Freemarch (Kelari Refuge).
Fishing grants players the ability to fish in shallow and deep water locations around Telara. It also grants the ability to craft fishing poles and fishing lures, which are, of course, used while fishing. Survival grants the player the ability to make camping gear and cook food. The cooking ingredients mostly come from fishing, which will make leveling both tradeskills fairly simple. The camping gear items in place so far are things like bedrolls and tent kits that are made with cloth.