Rift has a Release date:
North America: March 1, 2011
Europe: March 4, 2011
Get your pre order now from Trion,
as for TC more updates will be along once the game goes live, stay tuned
Im back in town, start looking here for more updates soon.
“ENTER THE RIFT” BETA EVENT SET FOR DECEMBER 28
“Enter the Rift,” the third closed beta event for Rift™, the upcoming MMO from Trion Words, is scheduled to start at 10am on December 28 th, and run through 10am, December 31th. Choosing a character from either the Guardian or Defiant factions, players will fight through the first 20 levels of the game battling back planar rifts, running dungeons and exploring the vibrant world of Telara.
About the “Enter the Rift” Beta Event
Chose your path as either a faithful Guardian of the Vigil or one of the technomagical Defiant in the third closed beta event for the upcoming MMORPG Rift. As players work through the first 20 levels of play, they’ll have the opportunity to experience the new user experience for both factions, play through the zones of Silverwood and Freemarch, and run the first dungeons: Realm of the Fae and Iron Tomb.
“Enter the Rift” will be localized for English, French and German speaking territories.
To register for beta go to www.RIFTgame.com/betasignup
ONCE UPON A TIME in a land called Telara, 573 Guardian players were minding their own business in a region called Silverwood. They were frolicking and levelling, and levelling and questing, and looting and laughing, collecting and crafting…. Ah! What a peaceful time it was.
And then, the world exploded.
Dozens of rifts, invasions, bosses, real gameplay objectives (and rewards coming soon!), dramatic skies, music shifts — the whole package. Our first event on a truly massive scale.
Beyond the gameplay, what you’re seeing is part of the story of Prince Hylas Aelfwar, and the Battle for Silverwood.
If you were there, we hope you enjoyed it. If you missed one of the times it ran: What you’re seeing is the first of many, and we hope you get to see them soon.
We’ve been playing this pretty close to the vest. We didn’t want to go promising things until we were able to prove this all worked and was fun, in front of a full-size Beta audience.
There are a lot of ways to tell epic stories in MMOs. Cutscenes are cool (we have a few of those). Voiced vignettes can be neat (we have some of those too). Giving you your own private experience can work well too.
In RIFT, we’d like you to be able to play through these events yourself. (The first M in MMO does stand for “Massive.”) That’s where we’re going.
In the event above, there were 573 player participants. All in one part of the world, and the world held up like a champ. Different raids, groups, and soloists taking on different parts of the event.
As a long time MMO player, I’d call it “exactly what I’ve been waiting for.”
We’re thrilled to see the comments from people who were pleasantly shocked that this is what we had in mind when we’ve been talking about epic scale events.
This event was for levels 8-20, complete with group encounters and raid bosses, and the reactions were amazingly positive.
It was a lot of fun to give you this preview of the first of many more types of events — both large and small.
hey Guys remeber the IRC is online 24/7 and there is always some one to talk to more info about the IRC can be found here (thank you to BC for setting up this site)
how to connect to the IRC can be found here along with basic commands
Also you can connect via Telara Central if you look at the link bar at the top