Date: Aug 9, 2012  |  Written by Laura Hardgrave  |  Posted Under: Buzz  |  DISQUS With Us: 1 comment

If you haven’t been paying attention to the Mage forum chatter on the RIFT forums or happened to see yesterday’s speculation article here on Rift Junkies, there has been a lot of talk going around about Friday’s official live stream and the big Storm Legion Mage soul reveal. At this point, the evidence seems fairly solid– we’re probably looking at a two-handed sword DPS, tank, or hybrid melee Mage soul.

Yesterday morning, we all received another piece of evidence in our email boxes. Trion sent an announcement about Friday’s live stream, including the image shown above:

STORM LEGION™ MAGE SOUL DIVINED
A figure wielding untold magic approaches amid the gathering storm, setting mystics chattering about temporal energies … and outright doom!

The image depicting the weapon models is named “MageWeapons”. That third weapon is clearly a sword, and actually looks like the same two-handed model shown in this screenshot, which helps confirm our theories. The other weapons shown look like they could possibly be staffs, but the glows surrounding them almost seem blade-like, transforming the first image into a weapon that resembles a two-handed axe and the second into a scythe.

Until Friday, we won’t know for sure if all three weapons are actually melee-oriented or if the two on the left serve dual purposes as staffs for caster Mages, but regardless, all three weapon types look very cool. I think it’s safe to say that Trion succeeded in generating some hype about Friday’s live stream with the use of these images, and it will be exciting to see the new soul in action. In the meantime, I have this sudden urge to finish leveling my Mage…

Date: Aug 8, 2012  |  Written by Laura Hardgrave  |  Posted Under: Buzz, Mage Corner  |  DISQUS With Us: 9 comments

Okay, we have one more teeny bit of Storm Legion speculation for everyone. This time, it’s based on the artwork shown above that Trion used in their Storm Legion Mage Soul Reveal announcement. Look at the Mage figure outline, and that weapon being wielded. Is it a staff, one-handed sword, or… possibly something larger? Is it possible that the new Mage soul will use two-handed swords?

Date: Aug 6, 2012  |  Written by Laura Hardgrave  |  Posted Under: Buzz  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

Updated 8/6: A new start time has been announced– 2:30 PM PST (one hour earlier)

Trion is hosting their next live stream event this coming Friday, August 10th, at 2:30 PM PST on TwitchTV. In it, Elrar and Dahanese will be showing off the Storm Legion new Mage soul and taking questions from the community. The team, who’s joining forces with MMORPG.com this week, will be taking questions up until Friday on the official forums.

Here is the original announcement:

We’ve been hinting that it’s coming for long enough! The first new Storm Legion Soul reveal – Mages, this one’s for you – is set to take place next Friday, August 10th, in a livestream partnership with MMORPG.com.

As with previous livestreams, we’re also giving you the opportunity to submit questions for Elrar and Dahanese to answer during the stream. We can’t talk about everything just yet, and specifics of the new Mage Soul are definitely still work in progress, but we’re psyched to show and talk about what we can!

Head on over to the forum post here to submit questions for the livestream.

You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get a real-time notification when the Mage Soul stream is about to go live!

Warriors, Rogues, and Clerics, don’t fear – you’ll be seeing your reveals over the next few weeks!

Get your questions in, and be sure to tune in to the event this Friday! If you can’t make it, no worries– it’ll be viewable on TwitchTV afterwards, and we’ll also be showcasing the highlights here on Rift Junkies.

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 19, 2012  |  Written by Laura Hardgrave  |  Posted Under: Article  |  DISQUS With Us: 2 comments

Yesterday was RIFT’s second official live stream. For those that missed it, the replay can be viewed on Trion World’s TwitchTV page. It was hosted by Community Manager James “Elrar” Nichols and Director of Community Elizabeth “Dahanese” Tobey. Elrar showed off some of the encounters in Primeval Feast, and the two answered some questions from the community.

A few tasty, minor bits of Storm Legion information were discovered, with the promise of plenty more information unveils in the future. Elrar seems to be making use of the popular MMO developer “Soon™” these days, which is pretty understandable given Trion’s current position. The team’s definitely on the cusp of revealing a flood of expansion information, but isn’t quite there yet. Soon™. We hope!