Talk of Telara #9

Posted by on 14 September 2011
Categories: Community News.

We have some exciting new features in this, the ninth edition of Talk of Telara, our bi-weekly community newsletter that highlights fan art, fan fiction, videos, guides and events created by you, the Rift community! This edition of Talk of Telara is brought to you by the letter B, for birthday.


Rift’s Half-Birthday Contests

Rift just turned six months old in August, and we celebrated its half-birthday with several contests! These included working on achievements, celebrating the party in-game, or even baking a special Rift cake.  What’s better is that players got a chance to win a new HP PC or an Nvidia® GTX460 graphics card!

And don’t forget the half-birthday bonuses that were activated for all RIFT players.  From August 25 to September 6, subscribers received amazing in-game bonuses—for both PvP and PvE. Rewards included bonus XP, planarite, prestige, favor, and guild experience, as well as an increased chance for plaques and marks.

The bonuses were originally slated to run from August 25 through Augusts 31.  However, due to Hurricane Irene and the aftermath thereof, the bonuses were extended until September 6. Awesome!

Community Events

Our weekly Community Events are still going on, so if you want your “Detective,” “Know-It-All” or “Stalker” title, remember to keep an eye on the forums or the community page, or get notifications when the events start on our official Facebook and Twitter.

Congratulations to our past winners listed here!

Scavenger Hunt (Earn the “Detective” Title) -9/6/11

  • Aeslyn
  • TehTpyoKing
  • CrazyDrZenith
  • Errn
  • Pixel Monkey
  • Allie Mae
  • DarkestLife
  • Boldimor
  • Wenchypoo
  • Zerska
  • Karmond
  • Ruairidh
  • PandemoniumFR
  • Pir4t
  • Chaylyn
  • RickoT
  • neuwerld
  • Kaotikus
  • Laughingstock
  • Crithappens
  • Conn
  • drabk
  • Coolstorybro
  • Sharizta
  • Stampert
  • Leto Atreides II
  • Pricia
  • Zoii
  • Nahli
  • Ymediocrity
  • Adeezha
  • Aniabas
  • Leoji

Community Creations

We would like to thank our creative and talented community members for sharing their artistic, writing, and video-making talents with us. Here are some samples from the Fan ArtFan Fiction, and Fan Videos forums.

Fan Art

Vertigale has shared some of the signatures she has created. They are pretty impressive. You can find them in this thread.

A very cool screenshot posted by Chancelorr  Fenrier has drawn an amazing picture for Milyssa
A nice desktop designed by Starseeker   A peek at Akylios brought to you by Special Olympics

Fan Videos/Music

Laughingskull provides us with a look inside Estrode’s Chamber of Runebinding within Hammerknell.



Our marvelous Rift guide writers have three new guides for us this issue. Again we say thank you, and may you never get tired of sharing your experience and knowledge with the rest of us!

Novakri’s All-Inclusive Guide to T1/T2 Dungeon Requirements - Written by Abeni

Val’s Guide to 34 Champ/26 BM/6 RB (Best AOE DPS) - Written by Valthirus

Planar Vendors Guide - Written by Zam

If you’re looking for more guides, remember that we have a comprehensive list of guides in our Rift Community Guides Compendium so do check it out!


Shard Community Events

Each week, we scan our forums for announcements of player-run events and it never ceases to amaze us how creative our community can be. Here are some of the events we’ve seen.


Past Events

Festival of Squirrels (Faeblight) - The Legacy of the Covenant guild held a celebration of for those friendly little buggers on August 31st!
Tournament Event (Estrael)
 - The Vigil’s Inquisition guild of Estrael held a tournament for levels 10-19 on August 20th.

Current/Upcoming Events

Gaiscioch Cooperative Community Events (Faeblight) - The Gaiscioch guild holds community events weekly on the Faeblight shard. Check out this thread for this week’s events.


That’s all for this edition of Talk of Telara! If you have a shard event, community news, creative works, or anything else you’d like to see if the next Talk of Telara, please feel free to PM a member of the Community Team, or email us at for consideration.


Talk of Telara Archive

If you missed out on a past edition of Talk of Telara, you’ll find them all here:

Talk of Telara #1 | Talk of Telara #2 | Talk of Telara #3 | Talk of Telara #4 | Talk of Telara #5 |Talk of Telara #6 | Talk of Telara #7 | Talk of Telara #8