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Trion are brewing up a Storm!

Trion officially announced today that RIFT’s first expansion, Storm Legion, will be hitting the stores this fall. Executive Producer Scott Hartsman said that the expansion will “triple in size” the amount of content and territory that players currently have. “RIFT: Storm Legion is about more, more, more”.

There’s a rather nice mini trailer below the key features section.

Key Features;

A VAST NEW WORLD.

  • Adventure across two huge new continents that more than triple the size of the existing world
  • Experience epic stories that reveal the true power in Telara … and the gateway to the planes
  • Make your move to the island city of Tempest Bay, a new stronghold for both Guardians and Defiant

10 MORE LEVELS, 4 MORE SOULS

  • A new Soul for each Calling expands the Ascended Class System – build the hero you want!
  • Rise to new heights of power through 10 challenging levels, increasing the level cap to 60
  • Play your way! Choose how you level with questing and Instant Adventure everywhere, onslaughts, rifts, events, and more

BRAVE THE STORM

  • Achieve greatness with 7 new dungeons, 3 raids, a Chronicle, and more!
  • Join the Hunt: New rift gameplay propels you into battling increasingly-challenging planar bosses
  • Fight legions of fantastic creatures, including a Colossus that interacts with – and ravages – the world like you’ve never seen

MAKE TELARA YOUR OWN

  • Dimensions: Customizable spaces allow players and guilds to own a sliver of Telara
  • Take your professions to new heights with Grandmaster crafting
  • Become the talk of the town and boost your stats with stylish new capes
  • New puzzles, artifacts and collectibles, achievements, mounts, pets, titles, and much more

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What really has grabbed me the most about Storm Legion  is the additional soul for each Calling, player housing which I haven’t had the chance to enjoy since Star Wars: Galaxies and exploring the two new contents.  During the time I played Rift, Trion really impressed me by how much content they pumped out and how they really seemed to listen to their subscriber base. Looking at these new additions I’m sure they have virtually ticked all the outstanding boxes, which also leads to a pretty big question…

Why haven’t other companies followed in a similar suit to Trion? Imagine if Blizzard took as much head to their subscribers? Sure they would have to wade through the trolls and crazy suggestions, but there’s some gold to be found that IMO could improve Warcraft.

Having not played Rift for quite some time this really has given me the itch again… time to maybe reactivate that account! :D

4 Comments

  • Hannah Says

    I know right? This sounds so amazing. I’d probably only play it for a handful of months but I’d like to give it another go with new content! :) Were you on Argent as well? I can’t remember, was so long ago!

    • Wabbage Says

      For the life of me I can’t remember! Going to give it a check out when it finishes downloading on my laptop.

      When it’s done I’ll let you know though, I’m sure you can also Shard transfer for free :D

  • Lee Says

    Yeah that looks not bad at all dude, i loved the game but the pressures of having to lead a guild through some tough times and trying to sort out raiding between vendetta and another guild due to the lack of people playing really killed the game for me.

    Saying that however, if your going back i’ll most likely join you, as i am sure there are a couple others from our little group of friends that may do so too, however its not something i would be in a rush to go back to until there are others playing it that i can play with as to me (even from the start of the game) thats where rifts most memorable moments came from.

    I havent been back to the game since the latest stuff was added such as the single player missions and the legacy kinda stuff so perhaps when the expansion comes round and I do go back, i fully expect it to be a much more filled out experience (if that makes sense) as reaching end game got pretty boring pretty fast before that stuff came out with very little to do other than T1 and T2 dungeons which quickly became entirely pointless..

    • Wabbage Says

      I’ve got three free days game time for updating my account security questions so I might give it a little bash to see what’s what. Now that Harvest Moon has killed Deathwing I’m not feeling the urge to raid so much now so Rift might be a little something to kill some time till MoP and GW2 lands.

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