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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' Starfall Prophecy Expansion Becomes Prophecy of Ahnket, Free This Weekend

by Rainier on May 10, 2017 @ 3:50 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.

Starfall Prophecy invites players to experience five huge new zones, two new dungeons, a new level cap, engage in Fortress Sieges, and much more while bracing for the arrival of their world’s greatest threat.

As part of a special limited-time promotion, players who log into RIFT between May 10 and May 14 will permanently receive the Prophecy of Ahnket premium expansion for free. In addition, all players who log in during this period will also receive a free “Prophecy of Ahnket Cache” that contains in-game rewards and items, including Individual Reward Charges for the expansion’s new Looking for Raid system. After this promotional weekend, Prophecy of Ahnket will be available to purchase for $19.99.

Three items originally obtainable by purchasing the Deluxe Edition – the Ethereal Drake Mount, Asha Catari’s Raiment, and the Ring of Ahnket Portrait Frame – can now be acquired by purchasing the “Celestial Adventurer's Pack.” The level 65 boost, originally obtainable by purchasing either the Deluxe or Standard Editions, can now be purchased directly from the RIFT store for 6000 Credits.

Shortly after announcing the new expansion as “Starfall Prophecy,” Trion Worlds became acquainted with the Starfall Education Foundation, a public charity aimed at providing children with educational resources at little or no cost through audiovisual interactivity. Out of respect for the foundation's history and efforts, Trion has changed the name of the new RIFT expansion to Prophecy of Ahnket.

Starfall Prophecy is RIFT’s first premium DLC since the game went free-to-play in 2013 and the most accessible RIFT expansion yet, offering all returning players quick access to the new content via a level 65 boost. Players can also enjoy the recently implemented True Multicore Support and 64-bit technology improvements, which deliver up to 50% improvement in frame rates and greater stability.

New features in the expansion include:

  • New Environments to Explore - As the Comet of Ahnket hurls through the skies towards Telara, players will be able to explore five massive new zones including the Tenebrean Schism, Xarth Mire, Ashenfell, Scatherran Forest and Gedlo Badlands, two new dungeons and one new raid. Participating in raids has never been easier with the new Looking for Raid system, and the new individual rewards system ensures players always get the best items for their class.
  • New Ways to Build Your Character - Starfall Prophecy increases the player level cap to 70, adds a new crafting tier, and allows players to gain Legendary Powers, which build upon the game’s unique Soul system and offers even more customization options. New, special types of equipment called Eternal Items have also been added, and new Planar Fragments will allow players to further empower their gear.
  • Even Bigger Battles - For the first time, players can take part in Fortress Sieges, open-world battles that increase in complexity and size, spanning from solo battles, to groups, to even Raids. Players will also be able to jump into instant adventures whilst in the heart of a Rift through the new Rift Assault Adventures.

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