Monthly Archives: September 2013
RIFT 2.4 contains some of the biggest under-the-hood changes we’ve made to date. Our engineers have been hard at work optimizing our renderer for both high-end and low-end systems. The result is that everyone should see a decent improvement in framerate, and some people will see really jaw-dropping increases: players with Radeon HD 6800 series cards, for example, have seen their average framerate increase by 17% after the 2.4 patch. Read on for the details …
Today we’re excited to announce our third iteration of Mayhem in Mathosia. For this new event, we’re channeling the early days of RIFT with an eye at creating a frenetic, ever-changing experience that brings players together to fight foes on a massive scale.
Instead of an event that remains the same for several days, Mayhem in Mathosia will now travel through zones – each phase will last two days and carry unique objectives, achievements, and loot including Lavender Hellbug and Sapphire Ki Rin mounts, Hellbug companion pets, and more.
Phase 1: Friday, Oct. 4 – Saturday, Oct. 5 – Silverwood / Freemarch
Phase 2: Sunday, Oct. 6 – Monday, Oct. 7 – Gloamwood / Stonefield
Phase 3: Tuesday, Oct. 8 – Wednesday, Oct. 9 – Scarlet Gorge / Scarwood Reach
Phase 4: Thursday, Oct. 10 – Saturday, Oct. 12 – Moonshade Highlands / Droughtlands
In the days to come, we’ll be doing two things: detailing more about each phase (and the awesome stuff you’ll be able to get for participating) and hearing from RIFT devs looking back on event design from launch to RIFT 2.4!
Update 2.4: Beyond Infinity
- New raids and dungeons
- Rank 90 PvP Gear
- Cross-shard Instant Adventure
- New Hairstyles
- And more!
Not a Patron? Pick up a Weekend Warrior bundle at the in-game RIFT Store and get a 3-day pass, boosts, a unique title, and more!
Trion Worlds is gearing up for the Extra Life charity gaming marathon and aiming to make this year’s event bigger and better than ever before. The fun starts today as we kick off our fundraising for children’s hospitals and begin preparations for November 2, when we’ll come together for 25 hours of non-stop live gaming to benefit those in need across the country.
This Friday, September 27th, we’ll be playing PvP in RIFT. The show will start at 1:30 PM PDT (in another time zone? Use this handy converter!) Join Greg “OverloadUT” Laabs and cheer him on (or bet against him) as he battles through the different arenas. Elizabeth “dahanese” Tobey will be back at the keyboard, fielding questions from chat – so be sure to log in to talk with the team.
Then, at 2:30 PM PDT, we’ll be switching gears and heading into Defiance. Trick Dempsey, the game’s Creative Lead, will again be joining the stream. We are already fielding questions on the forum for Friday – so if you want something asked, post it there.
Be sure to follow us at www.twitch.tv/trionworlds to be alerted when we go live – and see you online tomorrow!