Somewhere in a forested corner of Telara, lies a newly-opened level 17 rift. Not an uncommon thing, nor surprising, but yet– there it is, shooting tendrils of light toward the elemental planes. Waiting for a dangerous denizen to journey through and stake their claim in a seemingly-peaceful land. Kinda like me. Except, you know, I’m not that shiny.
Welcome to Reopening the Rift, a weekly column about rediscovering the lost corners of Telara’s wilderness, and enjoying the game from the ground up– for the second time around. Most of you know me as Serrain, and have seen my goofy editorials around Rift Junkies for a while now. After taking a break from my Cleric main and the raiding scene, I decided it was time to dive back into RIFT on a completely new character, and figure out what the game has to offer for returning and new players at this post-first-year moment.