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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' Rolls Out Content Update, Kicks Off Free Weekend

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2011 @ 1:31 p.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.

Adventure in the world of Telara as either a noble Guardian or technomagical Defiant and enter a dynamic fantasy where 8 primal forces battle for control in an ever-changing landscape. Build your own class using the Ascended Soul system, embark on epic conflicts that bring you into the story, battle others in exhilarating Player vs. Player combat, achieve new heights of power by tackling epic raids, and so much more.  

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.

Beginning tomorrow, new and returning players of Trion Worlds’ MMORPG Rift can experience five major updates worth of content, including the massive new Ashes of History patch, for free this entire weekend. Over the past six months, the Rift development team has maintained an unprecedented post-launch content schedule, introducing three epic raids, a PvP warfront, duo dungeon content, countless updates and improvements, and much more. The free gameplay lasts from 9:30am PDT on Thursday, October 13th through 9:00am PDT on Monday, October 17th.

Players can get reacquainted with Rift in style with the new Ashes of History Upgrade and Collector’s Edition, available for $10 and $39.99 USD respectively. After applying the upgrade, subscribers will be able to summon Moneybags, a personal banker, ride Spindrel, a terrifying spider mount (because eight legs are better than four), and show off faction pride with a new tabard. The Ashes of History Collector’s Edition includes the new items, plus the Rift client and one month of game time.


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