Save the Date – Get hitched and be part of a world record this Valentines Day!

Posted by on 25 January 2012

Love is in the air Ascended!

RIFT is introducing official Ascended Weddings, and to celebrate, we’re going for a world record: Most In-Game Marriages in a 24-Hour Period.

Join us and get married on Valentine’s Day to take your place in history!

Share the love & set a Guiness World Record!

Any players who get married between 9am PST on Feb. 14 and 9am PST on Feb. 15 will be logged by the Guinness Book of World Records ® —note that you must still be married by the end of the event to be counted. Soon after, we’ll find out if we’ve got a place in their 2013 edition!

Everyone who participates (and only those who do!) will receive the exclusive in-game title “the Avowed” to commemorate your contribution!

Add a Personal Touch

On Valentines Day our ever helpful Gamemasters will be on hand to officate your wedding. But be warned – waits may be significant depending on demand and you still need to be married by 9AM on 2/15 in order for it to count for the record! With that out of the way, if you have the time to wait, here’s what you need to do:

The Community Team will also be randomly popping up across all shards – keep an eye out for broadcasts on your shard, we’ll be spreading the love all day long!

And if that’s not enough – check out the pictures from the Gamemaster and Community Manager officated events on, shared live with the world via RIFTConnect

Tying the Knot – What you need to know:

Use the new wedding instances atop Hammerknell (Guardians) or in Orphiel’s Spire (Defiant), or tie the knot anywhere in beautiful Telara! GMs will be performing impromptu ceremonies all day, so put in your petitions for that personal touch.

To marry your loved one, see the Marriage Coordinator in Meridian or Sanctum. Purchase a Marriage Contract and use it on your intended. You will both be prompted to confirm your vows.

If you got married before Feb. 14 and still want to be part of the world record, purchase Divorce Papers from the Marriage Coordinator and use them the same way. The Marriage Coordinator also sells a Wedding Planner, a book with extensive instructions on in-game matrimony and the wedding instances (such as how to invite up to 200 guests).

True Romance in Telara – Share your story and we’ll personally plan your in-game day! (Contest Ended)

Do you and your significant other play RIFT together or even trying to find a reason to get them to try? We’ve got a contest to make your big-day even bigger! MMO’s have played a role in thousands, maybe even millions of relationships – we want to know how online games benefit you and your loved one or the favorite memories you’ve made playing together!

Starting today we’re inviting you to share your story! Whether you met in-game, found a common bond in gaming, or use online worlds as a way to spend time together even when you’re physically apart – we want to hear from you. The best part – your story doesn’t have to start in RIFT, true romance can be found anywhere and you don’t need to limit you story to the confines of Telara.

Of course there’s something in it for you – from the stories we receive five lucky couples will get the royal treatment on their wedding day! Yours truly, Elrar – Community Manager, will officiate your wedding and provide all the trimmings, including the new wedding wardrobe outfits. That’s not all though, we’ll celebrate your new nuptials by telling all of Telara with a personalized in-game broadcast!

Read the Winning Selections!

We look forward to the (very many) happy occasions on Feb. 14 – now let’s make romantic history in RIFT!

Join the Discussion @ The Official Forums

True Romance in Telara Contest
Official Rules and Conditions


The True Romance in Telara Contest (the “Contest”) is organized

by Trion Worlds, Inc., who is identified in more detail in Provision 11 herein (the “Sponsor” or “Trion”).


The Contest begins at 10:00am local time (PST or GMT, depending on your location) January 25, 2012 (the “Start

Date”) and ends on10:00am local time (PST or GMT, depending on your location) February 6, 2012 (the “Deadline”).


Participants must have an active Trion Worlds Account and a valid

RIFTsubscription (Free Trial, Monthly or Pre-Paid) prior to their participation in the Contest.

The Contest is looking for stories from couples that play

RIFT together. To create an entry, a couple (“You”) must:

·     Write an essay (300 words or less)

about the role MMO(s) play in their relationship, and why the Sponsor should choose them to be married in Telara.

·     Post the essay on the official

RIFTPolls & Contests Forum (

A new thread will be created for this Contest.

·     Each couple may only submit one (1) entry.


·     The

essay must be consistent with the ESRB’s “T” rating issued to Trion for


·     The essay must not exceed 300 words in length.

·     The essay must be written in English, French or German.

·     The essay cannot have been submitted

previously in a promotion of any kind or exhibited or displayed publicly through any means.


·     The essay must not contain material that violates or infringes

another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;

·     The essay must not disparage Sponsor, or any other person

or party affiliated with the promotion and administration of this Contest;

·     The essay must not contain brand names or trademarks other

than those of the


·     The essay must not contain material

that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;

·     The essay must not contain material that promotes bigotry,

racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;

·     The essay must not make any political statements or any statement in opposition

to any government or regime; and

·     The essay must not contain material that is unlawful,

in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where the essay is created.

Essays that comply with the above guidelines will be referred to as “Entries.”

Entries that do not conform to these Official Rules and Conditions will not be accepted.

Entries generated by any means that violate Trion’s Terms of Use or the

RIFTEnd User License Agreement are void.  Uploading an Entry constitutes participants’ consent to give Sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display

such Entry in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes, except where prohibited by law.

Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible, garbled, delayed or misdirected Entries; all of which will be void.

In the event of a dispute as to the identity of the participant associated with an Entry, and in the absence of convincing evidence to

the contrary, as determined by Sponsor, the authorized account holder of the email address used to submit the Entry will be deemed to be the participant and must comply with these Official Rules.  The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned

to the email address used to register for the Trion Worlds Account by an Internet Service Provider.  Each participant may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.

By submitting an Entry, You accept and agree to be bound by these Official Rules and Conditions, and consent to Trion’s Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, and Official

RIFTCommunity Code of Conduct as posted on,,



A. To be eligible to enter the Contest, as of the time You submit Your Entry, You must:

1. Be at least 18 years of age. If You are a minor in Your jurisdiction, You must provide the Entry as set forth under Provision 1 with Your legal guardian’s approval and

You must provide written approval of Your entry to the Contest, and consent to these Official Rules and Conditions by Your legal guardian (This written approval shall be provided within 14 days after the receipt of request by the Sponsor);

2. Have an active Trion Worlds Account, an active

RIFTSubscription (Free Trial, Monthly or Pre-Paid), Internet access, an email account and access to a personal computer;

3. Be a legal resident of: (i) one of the fifty United States (or the District of Columbia); or (ii) Canada (excluding Quebec); (iii) the member countries of the European

Union (excluding the Netherlands); (iv) Switzerland; (v) Australia; or (vi) New Zealand.

Canadian residents will be required to answer an additional mathematical question in order to claim their prizes.

B. Employees of the Sponsor and/or its subsidiaries, agents, or affiliates, and any family members and/or household members of these employees, are not eligible to enter

the Contest.


A.     Determination of

Winners. The winners will be determined as follows:

·     Eligible Entries will be judged by a panel of Trion

representatives, consisting of members of Trion’s community relations team, development team and marketing team, according to the criteria set forth below, and whose decisions are final and binding in all respects.

·     The panel of judges will award each Entry a number of

points based upon the following 100 point scale: 0-25 points for creativity; 0-25 points for level of detail/descriptiveness; 0-25 points for composition and 0-25 points for overall impression.

·     The five (5) couples whose Entries receive the highest

number of points shall be the winners (each a “Winner,” and collectively, the “Winners”).

·     In the unlikely event of a tie, the couple whose Entry

received the highest score in the Creativity category, as determined by the qualified judges in their sole discretion, will be deemed the applicable winner.

·     No more than one (1) prize per couple, e-mail address,

or physical address.




Notification to Winners. The Winners will be notified by email (email address attached to their Trion Worlds account) by no later than 5:00pm PST February 10, 2012. The Winners may also be announced on the

RIFTCommunity Blog (,

RIFT Facebook Page (,

RIFT Twitter Page (

and on the Official

RIFTCommunity Forums (

D. Any and all decisions of the Sponsor’s representatives, including those of the judges, shall be final and binding in all respects.



Description of Prizes. Each of the Winners shall receive an in-game

RIFTwedding package featuring the following:

·     Wedding ceremony presided over by Elrar,

RIFTCommunity Manager (to take place on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2012, at a time mutually agreeable by the Winners and Sponsor);

·     In-game Wedding Costume Set; and

·     A server-wide announcement celebrating the couple’s



Estimated Total Prize package value: US$0.00. Winners acknowledge that all prizes awarded have no value of any kind.

C. Winners will be contacted via email (email address attached to their Trion Worlds account). If a Winner cannot be contacted, is contacted and does not respond as directed

within seven (7) days of attempted notification, refuses the prize or is ineligible to accept the prize, prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. All prizes claimed in accordance with the Official Rules will be awarded. The prizes will be

applied to the Winners’ respective

RIFTAccounts (to the

RIFTCharacter displayed on the Entry) within a commercially reasonable time frame.

D. Use of any prizes is subject to Trion’s Terms of Use,

Privacy Policy

and the

RIFTEULA. All prizes are non-transferable, and no substitutions of the prizes for cash or other goods and services are permitted by the Winners. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sponsor reserves the right to provide a substitute prize of approximately

equal value for any reason.

E. All federal, state, local and or other applicable taxes, licenses, title and/or registration fees or others costs, associated with winning a prize are the sole responsibility

of the Winners. The Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns, shall not be responsible for any such taxes, fees and costs.

F. Winners may have their Entries and usernames posted on the Official


RIFTFacebook page,

RIFTTwitter page, and

RIFTCommunity Blog.  Except where legally prohibited, by participating in the Contest, the Winners hereby give Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies full permission, right and authority to use their likeness,

photograph, name, hometown, and Entries, or any other information that they provide about themselves, the prize, the Contest, or

RIFT, for the purposes of advertising and promotion (in any media, including but not limited to in print media, television, film, video, radio, internet or otherwise) related to the Contest,

RIFTor the Sponsor, without any further notification or compensation to You other than that set out herein. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Winners will be given an opportunity to decline inclusion in such advertising and promotions without affecting

their eligibility to the prizes.

G. Winners may be required to complete and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and, except where prohibited, Liability/Publicity Release, in the form provided by Sponsor, within

seven (7) days of attempted notification in order to claim prizes. If a minor wins a prize, it will be awarded in the name of the minor’s parent or legal guardian, who will also be responsible for signing any necessary releases, consents and affidavits.

H. Any prize details not specified herein shall be determined solely by the Sponsor.


A. You represent and warrant that Your Entry is:

1. Your own original work and that it does not violate any intellectual property rights or any other rights of any third party (including, without limitation, any privacy,

publicity or publishing rights); and

2. Not libelous, obscene or otherwise contrary to law. Use of obscenities, racist, sexist, hateful or other material or depictions that, in Sponsor’s sole judgment, are

inappropriate or offensive will disqualify an Entry.

B. You agree to:

1. Be contacted by Sponsor or its agents by email; and

2. Sign any requested documentation set forth in Provision 5 herein (and have Your parent or guardian sign such documentation where applicable or requested by Sponsor),

including, without limitation an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release, in the event that Your Entry is a winning Entry.

C. You waive the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

D. Except where prohibited, You agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest or any prize awarded shall be

resolved under the laws of the State of California.

E. Neither Sponsor

nor any of its affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns, are responsible for lost, interrupted, or unavailable network server or other connections, miscommunications,

failed telephone or computer transmissions, or technical failure, jumbled, scrambled or misdirected transmissions, or other errors of any kind whether human, mechanical or electronic or for phone, electrical, network, computer hardware or software program

malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or for ISP/network/Web site accessibility or unavailability, any incorrect or inaccurate entry information; human errors; technical malfunctions; theft, tampering, destruction, or unauthorized access to, or alteration

of, Entries; typographical, printing or other errors.

F. Illegible, incomplete, duplicate and mechanically reproduced Entries will be disqualified.

G. False, fraudulent or deceptive Entries or acts shall render Participants ineligible.

H. Persons found tampering with or abusing any aspect of this Contest, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified.

I. If disqualified for any tampering or abuses, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate Participant’s eligibility to participate in this Contest or any other contest run

by Sponsor.

J. In the event any portion of this Contest is compromised by virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which, in the

sole opinion of Sponsor, corrupts, or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at their sole discretion to suspend or terminate the Contest, and select Winners from Entries received prior to

the action taken.

K. All of Sponsor’s decisions regarding the application and interpretation of the Rules are final.



A. Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, stolen, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, or illegible Entries or Entries that are lost due to computer, Internet, or electronic


B. By entering this contest, You agree that Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their directors, officers, employees,

agents and assigns, shall not be liable for personal injuries, death, damages, expenses or costs or losses of any kind resulting from participation or inability to participate in this Contest or acceptance of or use or inability to use a prize or parts thereof

including, without limitation, claims, suits, injuries, losses and damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light (whether intentional or unintentional),

whether under a theory of contract, tort (including negligence), warranty or other theory.

C. Winners release the Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, and its directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns from any

and all liability and responsibility with respect to a prize (including any property loss, damage, personal injury or death).


For residents of the EU: The provisions of B and C of this Section do not apply to claims against Sponsor, its representatives and its vicarious agents for damages because of personal injury or death, and to claims for damages in case of intent or gross

negligence by Sponsor, its representatives or vicarious agents.  In such circumstances, the release will apply to the fullest extent permitted by law.

E. Winners acknowledge that Sponsor and its affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their directors, officers, employees, agents and

assigns, have neither made nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representation or guarantee, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, related to a prize.


A. Information submitted in connection with the Contest in accordance with these Official Rules and Conditions and Sponsor’s Privacy Policy located at

B. Any personal data You submit in association with this Contest will be stored on a server in the United States of America. Entry into the Contest constitutes Your acknowledgement

to the storage of Your personal data in the United States of America and its use there for the purposes of administering this Contest and associated processing (e.g., but not limited to back-up, archiving).  This server is controlled by the Sponsor who is

nota participant in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor Framework. Your personal data will be stored on these servers and used for the purposes of administering this Contest and associated processing of Entries.

C. By entering this Contest, You (or, on behalf of a minor participant, Your parent or guardian) agree that Your personal information may be collected, used, by Sponsor

and its affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their directors, officers, employees, agents and assigns, for the sole purpose of conducting, administering, and fulfilling the Contest, including, without limitation notifying

You if You are chosen as the potential Winner and for prize delivery.


For Residents of France Only: Pursuant to French law pertaining to data collection and processing, You have a right of access to, modification and withdrawal of Your personal data. You also have the right of opposition to the data collection, under certain

circumstances. To exercise such right, You may write an e-mail to: The data controller is Sponsor.  The recipient of Your personal data is the Sponsor.  Your data will be transferred outside the European Union.


For Residents of Germany Only: Pursuant to the German Federal Data Protection Act, You have a right to information about the personal data stored about You, including its origin, recipient or categories of recipients of the data and the purpose of the

storage. In addition, You have the right of correction and, in certain circumstances, to disabling and deletion of Your data and, in certain circumstances, the right to object to the collection, processing and use of Your personal data.  To exercise such right,

You may write to:


For Residents of United Kingdom Only: Participants have the right to access, withdraw, and correct their personal data.  Participants may request such action by sending a message to

G. If allowed under applicable law, You may exercise Your right to access and modify the personal information about You stored by Sponsor by writing to,

and detailing Your request.

9. WINNERS LIST. A list of Winners will be posted on the

RIFTCommunity Blog no later than 5:00pm PST on February 10, 2012. A list of Winners can also be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to Trion Worlds, Inc., ATTN: Community, 1200 Bridge Parkway, Redwood City, CA 94065, USA. Do not send

Entries or other correspondence to this address.


In the event any Provision of these Official Rules and Conditions prove unenforceable, void or incomplete, the validity of the other conditions will remain unaffected.


This contest is sponsored by Trion Worlds, Inc., 1200 Bridge Parkway, Redwood City, CA 94065, USA.

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