RIFT: Planes of Telara has been out for some time now, but it’s complicated lore and opposing factions are still confusing for many players not excluding me so i took some time to figure it out. If you ask what’s going on inside the game, you can hear all manners of versions, including the one that all of the characters were put back in the past of their world, and the tutorial area is what happens in the future. Which is, actually, far from the truth. This post sums up the story according to developers diaries and interviews. If you want to know more about RIFT: Planes of Telara lore, read this post. Also, as a side note i want to add, that current lack of upgrades doesn’t by any means indicate that Chick Geek Games is shutting down, i just have my hands full with preparing to my Diploma hearings and the State Graduation Exam (both are coming in around 2 months, which is frustrating). Now, to the RIFT’s lore part… (more…)
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RIFT is a cool game, but even if you played in Betas there still could be some questions left like “how do i do that?..” about its interface: either way because RIFT GUI had been changed since Beta or because Trion used some uncommon ways in designing things. To resolve some of my questions i had to go to RIFT forums and do a search, so i decided to sum up my findings in one post for everyone to share. If you play RIFT – this is post is for you, because it gets RIFT interface questions resolved.
We were waiting for it and here it comes: today 33 RIFT Head Start servers will go live and open their gates to PvP, PvE and Role-Playing gamers who have already pre-ordered RIFT (I myself is getting my RIFT client patched as i write this post). RIFT head start will be going on for a week until the official release dates – March 1 for USA and March 4 for Euro zones respectively. Also, according to RIFT Facebook group, Trion Worlds “announced today that more than one million accounts have been created to date”, meaning a high level of interest to the game. RIFT pre-orders are still available as well as founder’s pricing plans until March 15, so don’t miss out your chance! And if you don’t know how to subscribe to RIFT in a specific currency of your choice and get the game cheaper, click on the link. (more…)
G4TV has published a new 18-minute video detailing end-game content of an upcoming new MMORPG RIFT: Planes of Telara by Trion, featuring both 10- and 20- man raid types. Trion calls them “on-demand rifting” and this kind of activity isn’t tied to a character progression, like in other MMOs, but instead is triggered via world event. RIFT will supply us with 5 unique raids at launch with more to come after the release. (more…)
February 15, 2011 (i.e. tomorrow) will begin the final 7th Beta event before RIFT: Planes of Telara launch. This Beta is going to be Open, and, according to Trion, will last for 6 days. To join the Open Beta all you have to do is create Trion account and wait for the invitation and download the game – everyone is invited to taste RIFT before it’s out! During the event all all previously opened content will stay available (as always with RIFT beta event), plus two new zones will be opened and level cap raised to level 42. The beta servers are scheduled to be available for play from Tuesday 2/15/2011 at 10AM PST until Monday 2/21/2011 at 10AM PST. If you’re going to sub to the game, you may be interested in my post on How To Subscribe In A Specific Currency Of Your Choice And Get Game Cheaper. Also, for those who haven’t seen RIFT in action, behind the cut is 15 minutes long HD gameplay video. Have fun! (more…)
Good news, everyone!© Those of you who wanted to see RIFT beta event but had no luck as of yet – you have your chance now, because I’ve got several VIP RIFT Beta Keys to give away! If you want one, just leave your email in a comment and i will send you your key. The keys shall be valid for all remaining RIFT Beta events (i believe, there are 2 of them left). So don’t miss your luck, leave a comment now :) (more…)
We all know what RIFT is about, don’t think i have to repeat it all over again. And today’s Closed Beta 5 is going online (at least, for me it’s “today”, around 18:00 or so). And considering a lack of new posts last week i thought I’d share my screenshots from Beta 4, so here they are: the Defiant races and lots and lots of Gloamwood – the second area that was available for Guardians during the beta – plus new mount, new stuff and a character, turned into a werewolf… Be careful, it’s a HUGE pile of screens! Also, if you haven’t seen previous batches of RIFT Beta screenshots, here are Part 1 and Part 2. And if you’re curious, how to buy RIFT: Planes of Telara in a specific currency, here is how.
Rift Planes Of Telara Tips And Tricks: How To Subscribe In A Specific Currency Of Your Choice And Get Game Cheaper
This is a little tip to whoever else is pre-ordering RIFT: Planes of Telara now. As you may know, RIFT has 3 different prices: in Dollars, Euros and Pounds: $ 49.99 / € 49.99 / £ 34.99 (for Digital Standard Edition, for example). But when you try to buy RIFT, you’re not being offered to choose which currency you want to pay in, and when you have to subscribe after buying the same, they also don’t ask what currency you want to subscribe in – they just try to shove it up your… wallet, that’s it. I was offered to pay in Euros but wanted Dollars instead, so i contacted RIFT Support and now guess what did they said? “You will have to use Euros” because “we do not have the ability to change your billing currency”. WTF, how can’t they control their own system!? Well, the hell with dumb support, i did it for them and subscribed in Dollars, not Euros. If you need to do the same, you came to the right place. (more…)
This is the second batch of RIFT: Planes of Telara Closed Beta screenshots. Part 1 is here, in case you missed it. These screenshots are from RIFT’s Closed Beta 2, i.e. they’re for the Guardians part of the game. I’ll write a post about my RIFT experience somewhere not earlier than around Tuesday, because it’s Beta 4 now in progress and i’m going to screenshot it too. (more…)
Since RIFT: Planes of Telara Beta NDA was lifted by Trion, it’s safe for me to show you some RIFT closed beta screenshots. These screenshots are from Beta 2, which included the Guardians part of the game. I’ve made a shitload of screenshots, so i guess I’ll post them in parts. Btw, this is one of the loading screens you can see in Rift. It’s cool, isn’t it?
Upd.: fixed pic sizes – damn Picasa downsized them to 600*something, so i reuploaded them. Also, Part 2 with more screenshots is here.
Those of you who participated in beta events or had been subscribed to Trion mailing list, or just have been online on Steam yesterday – there’s no news for you. Everyone else, get out of under a rock and find out that Trion has opened pre-order for RIFT: Planes of Telara! If you haven’t seen this game yet, here i posted RIFT’s introduction trailer not so long ago. RIFT’s release dates are March 1 for North America and March 4 for Europe, respectively. Right now pre-order is available for Digital Standard Edition ($ 49.99 / € 49.99 / £ 34.99) and Digital Collector’s Edition ($ 59.99 / € 59.99 / £ 39.99) – both available from Trion website itself, plus Steam and Direct2Drive. There’s also a physical Retail Collector’s Edition available in real-life stores, but i’m totally not interested in that because we don’t have GameStop shops in Russia. (more…)
Rift: Planes of Telara is a fantasy MMORPG by Trion Worlds, set in a world that is constantly torn by dimensional rifts, which are playing important role in the game’s unique dynamic events system. Currently, the game is reaching a beta stage, and Curse.com is giving away Rift: Planes of Telara Beta Keys, so you don’t miss them out! You have to register a Curse and Trion accounts first, then grab your key and apply for Rift Beta Weekends at Trion’s website. Actually, these keys won’t give you a guaranteed beta access, but it’s said that they will significantly raise your chances to be chosen for one of the Rift beta weekends. I just registered, have to keep crossing fingers now! See Beta Weekends schedule under the cut. (more…)
In this new video Yannis Brown (Audio Director) and Inon Zur (Composer) talk about the process of creating Rift: Planes of Telara soundtrack score and discuss how the direction of their creative process was inspired by the game’s world.
Rift: Planes of Telara (formerly Heroes of Telara) is a fantasy MMORPG by Trion Worlds (also known as Trion World Network). It’s set in a world that is constantly torn by dimensional rifts, which are playing important role in the game’s dynamic events system (an unique one for this game). Using this system both developers and players of the game can trigger key events that would significantly influence the game’s world – from small events to a scale where the game’s landscape itself would be altered or a new area opened.
No release date has been given yet, but the game is estimated to be released somewhere in 2011.