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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' Continues 5th Anniversary Celebration With Content Update

by Rainier on April 13, 2016 @ 5:23 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.

Starting today, players can unlock five new playable Souls for the game’s Callings, introducing even more complex and diverse ways to customize, build and play their chosen class. Update 3.6: Celebration of the Ascended also rings in true multicore support, leveraging the multiple CPU cores on modern PCs to dramatically boost the game’s performance.

New features and enhancements in the 3.6 update include:

  • True Multicore Support - The new multicore processing allows RIFT to utilize every CPU core on your computer to provide up to 50% better frame rate, faster performance, and the ability to run at higher graphics settings. 
  • Five New Souls: New souls open up new character concepts across all Callings. Players can work the new Maelstrom, Shadeborn, Runeshaper, Frostkeeper, and Warchanter souls into their builds, opening up new opportunities for play. Heal the tank as a mage, deal damage to two targets as a rogue, and more!
  • Existing Soul Enhancements: In addition to adding new souls to the game, existing souls have received  improvements to make them more competitive with other souls in terms of dps and overall utility.
  • Daily Rewards Calendar - Just for logging in, all players receive resource bundles, raid currency, artifacts, dream orbs, planar experience, and more.
  • Patron Quests: As a reward for ongoing support of the game, Patron quests are exclusive monthly quests that yield awesome rewards.  Players can earn Patron status by saving in-game currency and purchasing REX from other players, or by purchasing patron plans via the RIFT Store or the website.
  • Carnival of the Ascended: For the next month, players can jump into an updated and expanded Carnival of the Ascended world event and earn valuable prizes for playing. Collect artifacts through the new Frogifact event, save the denizens of the carnival itself in an all-new Instant Adventure, experience 6 new lore-filled Raid Rifts, new dailies, new Carnival quest line, and even more artifact sets for collectors.
  • More Accessible Raids: For a limited time, characters will have their Hit and Endurance values buffed for Tier 1 and 2 raid content, giving players of all skill levels the chance to experience some of the best content in RIFT and get a head start on the Tier 3 content coming in May.

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