Talk of Telara #11

Posted by on 19 October 2011
Categories: Community News.

Our Amps Go To 11!

Welcome to the the eleventh edition of Talk of Telara, our bi-weekly community newsletter that highlights fan art, fan fiction, videos, and guides created by you, the Rift community!

This edition of Talk of Telara is brought to you by the letter M, for MEEEEEAAADDDDDD!

Extra Life

It was a blast!

This past Saturday we celebrated our Extra Life event. We had Defiant and Guardian guilds on the Belmont and Atrophinius shards, and nearly 3000 people participated in them over the weekend. Many of these folks stayed up gaming in RIFT for 24 hours straight!

From trivia contests to hide and seek with the Community Team, fun was had by all. We even saw some characters that were polymorphed into monsters running around.

Extra Life gamers brought in a total of $1,108,224 for CMN Hospitals thus far, and the Trion Team brought in a total of $36,624.01. Wow!

We want to thank all of you that participated for the amazing effort that you put in. We can’t even begin to stress how stellar you guys are for doing this.

Some of the Extra Life Event forum threads can be found below:

Extra-Life Wrap Up Belmont – Video Inside!

Extra Life 2011 – Belmont Defiant (Pictures!)

<EXTRA LIFE> Just wanted to say THANKS!

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) – 10/13/11

  1. JasonInAK
  2. Galdrin
  3. Avalonna
  4. Arcii
  5. Magistrella
  6. Kyritza
  7. Nooodle
  8. Nachielous
  9. Astrolux
  10. Glytter
  11. Elvira
  12. Arybeth
  13. Morwenna
  14. gwave92
  15. Arthais
  16. Sulist
  17. Dror
  18. vAnathema
  19. Deliriumgalena
  20. rondogoon
  21. Alechiel
  22. Argizeos
  23. Kamaile
  24. Alkaid
  25. aileen

Trivia Contest (Earn the ‘Know it All Title’) – 10/14/11

  1. Snuzzle
  2. aerisod
  3. TheGamerDown
  4. DeathMetalKelpmere
  5. Natsuu
  6. Balacenia
  7. xkcguyx
  8. Naga
  9. madddmikey
  10. Coriaz
  11. caradactyl
  12. Grond
  13. kronkhead
  14. miller65336
  15. yooz
  16. Madcroc
  17. rainbowducks
  18. Arilon
  19. LotanofCarrion
  20. Alleja
  21. Ghostblade
  22. Dooc
  23. Galiana
  24. Cras
  25. Pruney

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

This week we take a look at creative screenshots.

Screenshot by Laughter 
An other shot by Laughter 
Here’s a new screenshot by Intoxication

Fan Videos/Music

SaintAvalon provides us with the Rift – Extra Life 24 Hour Game-athon Wrap Up

SkyRIFT (Rift VLOG) Episode 5

The Scarn Guide for Master Mode Darkening Deeps might help out when you get to the last boss of the new Master Mode dungeon.


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!

Comprehensive Warrior Raid Tanking Guide – Written by tordana

Shield’s 2H PVP 38/28 Parablade Guide – Written by Shield Happens

Devious’ 1.5 Rogue Tanking Guide – Written by Devious

RIFT Chloromancer Healing Guide (as of Patch 1.4) – Written by ManaKeKz

Cleric Healing Build Compendium – Written by Snarfums

Shaman BiS Spreadsheet by Noshei

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!


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 | Talk of Telara #9 | Talk of Telara #10