Date: Mar 6, 2013  |  Written by Laura Hardgrave  |  Posted Under: Buzz  |  DISQUS With Us: 1 comment

lore live

Hey, RIFT lore enthusiasts, remember this Q&A thread from well before the launch of Storm Legion? It was one of threads that we all kind of celebrated because lore, while present in-game in all of its fantastic nooks and corners, does not always make appearances outside of the game. Developers don’t often discuss lore, and lore questions tend to get glossed over during interviews. Well, the poor Q&A thread certainly got glossed over for more than a few months now, but rest assured– the folks at Trion are actually going to dive into that thread this coming Thursday, March 7th during a live stream event starting at 10:00 AM PST.

This live stream will be hosted by Elrar, of course, and Captaincursor, Trion’s appointed loremaster, will be making an appearance and taking a peek at questions players may have regarding lore and sharing some thoughts. Elrar has also invited players to come up with new questions for the loremaster and post them in this thread.

Date: Dec 14, 2012  |  Written by Jessica Cook  |  Posted Under: Article  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

Along with the return of Conquest, the arrival of Fae Yule, and many, many bug fixes, Wednesday’s patch 2.1 introduced the first Storm Legion Chronicle, called “A Hero Rises”. Feedback from the community so far has been extremely positive about the Chronicle, which seems rich in both lore and rewards.

A Hero Rises is only available to level 60 players. Like previous Chronicles it provides a way to see endgame story lines without stepping foot in a raid. This time, though, the Chronicle acknowledges the existence of the bigger version, with NPCs commenting on how both a small and large force are needed to save the day. As for the story itself, in the Chronicle Crucia launches an attack on Tempest Bay and it’s up to us to save the city. There’s even a pretty major plot twist near the end, but don’t worry, we won’t spoil it.

Date: Oct 12, 2012  |  Written by Laura Hardgrave  |  Posted Under: Buzz  |  DISQUS With Us: 2 comments

If you’re still on the fence about picking up Storm Legion, MMORPG.com has partnered up with Trion to give away Storm Legion beta codes. These beta codes work for both remaining beta events. As of writing this article, MMORPG.com still has plenty of keys remaining, so if you’ve got any friends curious about trying out the expansion, now’s a great chance to get them in on the action. The next beta weekend begins October 19th and runs through October 24th.

As the days to Storm Legion’s launch count down, the folks at Trion are releasing new information on a daily basis about the expansion. In addition to the beta code giveaway and RIFT 1.11 arriving on the PTS, Trion also recently updated the Storm Legion site again, this time with some more lore goodies. Here’s a snippet of the information now available on Empyrean Mechanics:

Long before the Eth honed sourcestone-based magitech or Orphiel experimented with the warping of time, the Brevanes had mastered Empyrean power. Discovering elemental ley lines beneath Cape Jule, they developed magic to siphon the natural energies of the planes, giving rise to the most capable – and harmonious – technology in Telara.

Check out the full lore article here.

Date: Jul 31, 2012  |  Written by Jason Dodge  |  Posted Under: Article  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

Cosmic beginnings
As Crucia conquered world after world to feed the Blood Storm, she filled her ranks with master tacticians and ruthless shock troops. In this manner, Crucia constructed an army from the best the planes had to offer – one powerful enough to control what she desired.

When the Blood Storm reached Telara, the other dragons warred over the powers of its sourcestone. But Crucia’s eye fell on the glorious continent of Brevane, where the people made marvels of metal and magic.

Date: Jul 31, 2012  |  Written by Jason Dodge  |  Posted Under: Article  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

A tragic ruin
Amid the Steppes of Infinity there stands a massive ruin gazing up toward Crucia’s storm-tossed sky. Floating impossibly above this structure is an intricate construct of interlocking lenses and disks, their surfaces covered with bas reliefs.

If scholars were to brave the Storm Legion forces patrolling the Steppes, they would say the ruin is capable of opening portals to other dimensions – portals large enough to send armies marching through. This is the Infinity Gate, and sending an army through is just what Crucia has in mind.

Date: Jul 31, 2012  |  Written by Laura Hardgrave  |  Posted Under: Buzz  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

Trion updated their Storm Legion expansion page yesterday with some lore information on Crucia and the Infinity Gate. This information is actually the same reveals we saw yesterday from MMORPG.com and Massively, but it’s nice to see the lore and images on the official expansion page.

One tidbit in particular stands out as interesting, on the Infinity Gate lore page:

“The Ascended must secure the Infinity Gate and the Nexus Key if they hope to rid Telara of the dragons, or explore the planes themselves…”

Trion has previously given us hints about providing Ascendants with a way to explore the planes, and a new expansion’s the perfect time to showcase an adventure of that magnitude. Perhaps the planes will hold our future post-expansion content? The rumored Hunt Rifts might also be connected somehow. The sky’s the limit! Let the speculation begin.

Date: Jul 31, 2012  |  Written by Jason Dodge  |  Posted Under: Article  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

Death himself is afraid
Regulos the Destroyer, the Devourer of Worlds, and dragon god of the Plane of Death … is afraid. He fears Crucia’s Storm Legion, whose power and numbers swell with ancient and powerful magitech. He recoils from her mind, her ability to invade, persuade, and compel. He obsesses over the rumors of her discovery.

What match are his pale warriors for her disciplined Legion? How can shades and corpses withstand her sea of mechanical aberrations? How might he murder her in her prison before she escapes to a distant continent shrouded in storms that do her bidding, protected by an army set to cross the planes?

Date: Jul 30, 2012  |  Written by Laura Hardgrave  |  Posted Under: Buzz  |  DISQUS With Us: 1 comment

Good news for the RIFT lore junkies out there. Last Friday, while Scott Hartsman was chatting it up on Reddit with RIFT fans, both Massively and MMORPG.com had some cool, new Storm Legion lore information to share. Some new Storm Legion screenshots and artwork were revealed as well.

The Infinity Gate

Amid the Steppes of Infinity there stands a massive ruin gazing up toward Crucia’s storm-tossed sky. Floating impossibly above this structure is an intricate construct of interlocking lenses and disks, their surfaces covered with bas reliefs.

If scholars were to brave the Storm Legion forces patrolling the Steppes, they would say the ruin is capable of opening portals to other dimensions — portals large enough to send armies marching through. This is the Infinity Gate, and sending an army through is just what Crucia has in mind.

Be sure and check out Massively’s RIFT exclusive: Storm Legion lore bonanza for the full article, and keep reading for MMORPG.com’s lore coverage.

Date: Jul 24, 2012  |  Written by Mithalar  |  Posted Under: Article  |  DISQUS With Us: 3 comments

With Patch 1.9 we’ve seen the introduction of IA into the zones of Silverwood, Freemarch, Gloamwood and Stonefield respectively. Even though it provides an alternative way of levelling, there might be some kinks in this new system that do not sit well with people. Especially with Storm Legion on the horizon, this complication might be worth looking at.

Now let’s face it, levelling by IA is superior to ordinary questing for the levels up until 50. Having levelled my mage up in record time in comparison to some of my other characters shows this. This, in turn, leads to IA being very popular among levellers. However, at the same time its biggest detriment is the lack of story.

An example, the story in Stonefield culminates in researches playing with an old Titan Gate which accidentally summons Centius, an ancient Titan. When levelling in Stonefield through quests, one slowly but surely finds out about the researchers and about Centius and where he came from. However, when a particular player is teleported to the Titan Gate and told to kill 10 ‘Centius Spawns’, he really has no clue what’s going on story-wise.

Date: Jun 20, 2012  |  Written by Mithalar  |  Posted Under: Article  |  DISQUS With Us: 2 comments

Trion’s announcement of their first expansion brought along a lot of exciting and grand changes. Of course, along with all the innovations such as Behemoth Colossi, Dimensions; Trion’s take on housing, the exciting new type of Hunt Rifts as well as cosmetics such as capes.

Naturally, Trion brings more of the same in their massive expansion. Two massive new zones, effectively tripling the land size they shipped with. New Souls for each calling and 10 more levels to enjoy them all the more. With these come some of the more standard things such as achievements, mounts, artifacts, pets, titles.

However, we can’t forget about our instanced Player vs Environment content. The new dungeons and raids coming out seem very interesting. We’ve seen a few in the E3 Demo, these were exactly the ones that were datamined before. Most likely since they were the most ready. If you look back a little further, along with the original Infernal Dawn datamining, we saw some concepts under the name of ‘Dream Hive’. Possibly this is a new dungeon we’ll be seeing in Storm Legion as well. Even though the name doesn’t appear to be very ‘stormy’ to me.

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