Last night on the PTS, players discovered a couple hints that seem to point to the addition of a cape slot. After last week’s mysterious delivery to PCGamer, this comes at quite a coincidental time, but RIFT players have been wanting a cape/cloak slot for a while now. It’s one of the few equipment slots Trion hasn’t added to the game yet, and one of the best things about capes is the fact that, well, not only do they make our characters look cool, they also serve as an easily-viewable customizable slot.
Capes add a fair chunk of personality to the appearance of our characters, especially in a game with a great wardrobe system already in place. The addition of capes would also open up the possibility of letting guilds create guild symbols, and making special guild capes for their members. Many MMOs have systems like this in place, and the concept of a similar system seems like it would fit well into RIFT, since the game’s guild system is already very customizable.