Monthly Archives: July 2011

PC Gamer Takes You Inside Hammerknell

Posted by on 28 July 2011

The guys over at PC Gamer had a chance to check out Hammerknell and bring you a bit more insight about the denizens you’ll encounter within.

Hammerknell just released this week bringing the next step in Raid Content to challenge those who have already defeated the evils within Greenscales Blight and River of Souls.

Check out their feature for pictures and descriptions of the bosses as well as some tips for the first boss: Murdantix. Enjoy!

Exclusive guide to Rift’s brand new raid: Waves of Madness’ Hammerknell @ PC Gamer

Summer Update: RIFT Into the Future!

Posted by on 17 July 2011

Hey, everyone. Following the release of 1.3 last month, we realized that we’ve spent so much time working on the game that we haven’t taken the time to do a big, public update with some of the things that are coming up for RIFT.

After looking at all of the things currently happening in the studio, the piece you’re about to read took on a life of its own. Why did that happen? Between the sheer volume of great things going on and the staggering number of people working on them, one point kept getting hammered home:


When you buy the game, when you subscribe, when you Ascend a Friend, that directly translates into more effort that we get to put into making RIFT even better.

The fact that so many of you are playing (and have continued to play!) has let us keep growing both our plans and the development team more than we had hoped possible.

Your support is the thing that lets us expand into delivering even more of the things that you want.

It’s only fair, then, that we share what we’ve been doing with that trust you place in us every month.

We wanted to give you a look behind the scenes into how your actions and feedback have translated into our improvements over the recent updates, as well as a preview into how you can continue to influence our development plans for RIFT over the coming months.

Gamescom 2011 to be sucked into RIFT

Posted by on 13 July 2011

Well met travellers,

We’re rapidly closing in on the opening of the world’s largest gaming show, gamescom 2011 (Cologne, Germany), and hope you’re ready to join us both offline and online to partake in the guaranteed ensuing madness!

Free Character Transfer Update

Posted by on 8 July 2011
Categories: News & Announcements.

Hi everyone,

Thanks for your feedback on Character Transfers. We have heard you!

With today’s patch, you can transfer to any shard where you currently have a level 40+ character, regardless of the characters faction.

Here’re the requirements:

  • You must login to the level 40+ character on the shard you wish to transfer to prior to initiating the transfer.
  • Your character on the destination shard must be Level 40 or higher (on either faction).
  • Your character on the destination shard must have been created prior to the release of the Character Transfer service (6/22 in North America, 6/23 in Europe)
  • Guilds are not eligible to transfer to any shard that is not on the allowed destination shard list. Guild Leaders will need to leave their guild if they wish to transfer to shard that is not on the allowed destination shard list.

Keep in mind that the normal Free Character Transfers rules found in the Free Character Transfer Guide are still in effect. As always, each of your characters can be transferred once every 7 days.

The feedback has been great and we encourage you to continue to share yours. Have fun!

RIFT Community Ambassador Program

Posted by on 7 July 2011
Categories: Community News.

The RIFT Community is made richer by those who go out of their way to make it a welcoming and friendly place to be. We do notice these individuals, and want to recognize them in a way that others will too! We’re happy to introduce everyone to our RIFT Community Ambassador Program! This FAQ explains the basics about this program, but please feel free to ask any questions we haven’t covered. We will be making our initial round of selections and announcing your first few RIFT Community Ambassadors next week, so stay tuned!