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Rift: Planes of Telara

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Ubisoft (EU), Trion Worlds (US)
Developer: Trion Worlds
Release Date: March 1, 2011 (US), March 4, 2011 (EU)

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'Rift: Planes of Telara' Needs Your Help Naming Characters - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2010 @ 1:04 a.m. PDT

Rift: Planes of Telara is an online game set in a world being torn apart by dimensional "rifts" that tear into the land of Telara, releasing powerful forces that threaten the very existence of the entire universe.

Rifts and other dynamic events can be triggered by players, scheduled by the development team, or even occur spontaneously. Dynamic events within the game can lead to a range of changes across the world, including everything from minor events to dramatic shifts in the game’s landscape and the opening of new areas. Players will connect with hundreds of thousands of other gamers to battle creatures overrunning the world, as well as each other.

The development team at Trion Worlds desperately needs your help! Faced with the overwhelming number of hero hybrids found in the revolutionary Rift: Planes of TelaraTM class system, the team has simply become drained of creative brain power and cannot come up with a name for a new and awesome soul. That’s where you, the fans, come in. Starting today, Trion is inviting all would-be soul namers to throw your suggested moniker into the hat.

Just go to the following URL to submit your suggestion (You must have an active forum account to submit a name for the contest)

After a few days, the team will create a short list of top contenders which will then be voted on by both the community and the development team. Each vote is weighted the exact same, and whoever wins will have his or her soul name forever immortalized in the final game.

To get those creative juices stirring, here’s a little bit of information about the soul:

  1. Overview: Drawing on the vital energies of plants and nature, this mage finds a balance between life and death. Only [Soul]s can focus these life energies into a devastating force, or recycle destructive magic to heal their allies.
  2. Strengths: Their every destructive spell generates healing magic, so a [Soul] can survive situations that would kill most mages, and keep their allies alive even as they annihilate the enemy.
  3. Weaknesses: Invaluable allies though they are, [Souls] possess neither the destructive potential of their fellow mages, nor the restorative spells of most clerics, and their ability to heal is dependent on the damage they deal in combat. A [Soul] who cannot hurt her foes cannot effectively heal her allies.

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