Date: Aug 16, 2012  |  Written by Jason Dodge  |  Posted Under: Buzz  |  DISQUS With Us: 12 comments

Dimensions, Rift’s version of housing, were announced at GamesCom 2012 during the Storm Legion presentation. This is the video of the presentation and things may change by the time the expansion gets released.

Date: Aug 16, 2011  |  Written by Draegan  |  Posted Under: News  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

Reported by Gamasutra, David Reid, SVP at Trion Worlds, was in a session discussing the landscape of the online gaming genre. He first discussed RIFT:

He first turned to Rift, the company’s first release from March, which he explained now has over one million customers and is the “second largest MMO in the West.”

With RIFT’s aggressive content delivery, it is no surprise that the game is expanding. We’d like to see actual numbers in a press release though. If RIFT has over a million customers, wouldn’t they announce that milestone?

He also mentioned the title of the upcoming patch 1.5:

He said that, using this feedback the studio was able to put this information to use for the upcoming update Ashes of History. The best content comes after launch, he argued, as this is based on what the community wants.

We can’t wait.

Date: Sep 3, 2010  |  Written by Draegan  |  Posted Under: News  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

Another video from Rift Nexus, this time partially showing the Nightblade soul tree. The Nightblade is a Rogue calling in Rift: Planes of Telara.

Date: Sep 2, 2010  |  Written by Draegan  |  Posted Under: News  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

Another video from Rift Nexus from their GamesCom stash. Make sure you check out the ability list at Telarapedia.

Date: Aug 30, 2010  |  Written by Draegan  |  Posted Under: News  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

Want to see the Iron Tomb? Make sure you check out Ciovala’s tales of the Iron Tombs from her time at GamesCom.

While at Gamescom I had the opportunity to heal three instances as a Warden – the Iron Tomb, the Deepstrike Mines, and the Darkening Deeps. All three have an amazing ambience, but my personal favourite is the Darkening Deeps as it is just massive – the instances also had bosses which were not simple ‘tank and spanks’ which is very nice considering these are low level instances. As has been advertised before, when you enter an instance for the first time you (and everyone else in the group) will get quests automatically.

You can watch the videos over at Rift Nexus. Make sure you watch them.

Date: Aug 30, 2010  |  Written by Draegan  |  Posted Under: News  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

Ciovala of Rift Nexus shows us another soul from GamesCom, this time the Inquisitor. For more information and insight, follow the link.

Date: Aug 28, 2010  |  Written by Draegan  |  Posted Under: News  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

The great Ciovala of Rift-Nexus and Telarapedia fame has written the third part on her time at GamesCom. She goes over crafting, gathering, mounts and more. She even has a few videos detailing some of the crafting UI elements. It’s a must see.

Here are the different crafting and gathering professions:

Here are the gathering professions:

* Butchery – Lets you get hides off of dead animals of certain types.
* Foraging – Used to pick herbs and other flora.
* Mining – For gathering metal ores from mining nodes and also gets gems sometimes from nodes in addition to ores.

Here are the crafting professions:

* Alchemist – Potions, etc.
* Armorsmith – Chain and Plate armor.
* Artificer – Jewelry and things like totems and magical off-hands.
* Bowyer – Did not look, but the name seems rather self-evident.
* Heavy weaponsmith – Did not look at recipe list.
* Light weaponsmith – Did not look at recipe list.
* Outfitter – Bags and light (from cloth) and medium (from leather) armor.
* Runecrafter – Lets you add magic bonuses such as +dexterity to items.

Remember, you can only train three of the above.

Date: Aug 26, 2010  |  Written by Draegan  |  Posted Under: News  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

Thank you to Ciovala at Rift Nexus for the video. For a list of the known Ranger abilities check out Telarapedia.

Date: Aug 26, 2010  |  Written by Draegan  |  Posted Under: News  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

Today we wake up to two more articles on Rift: Planes of Telara. The first one is from ZAM which doesn’t give any new insight into the game other than someone else’s opinion of the first 12 levels. You won’t be surprised to hear that the game is great for alpha and the rift system is awesome. The second article is the one really worth sinking your teeth in. It’s from our friend Ciovala from Rift Nexus. In part two of her tales of GamesCom she writes about her time as a Defiant Warlock as she goes through achievements, death, callings and classes. She also provides a ton of new screenshots taken from the Trion booths.

Also, check out the Reaver Soul Tree video after the break.

Date: Aug 25, 2010  |  Written by Draegan  |  Posted Under: News  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

More GamesCom footage and this time we’re showing you the Purifier and Sentinel soul tree talents and roots. Both classes are healers for the Defiant and Guardian respectively.

Videos to follow.

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