Rift: Planes of Telara Producer Adam Gershowitz answers a few questions from the fans on Rift’s official community forums. Without revealing too much information before E3, Adam wanted to address a few subjects the fans have been asking about.
Will Rift: Planes of Telara have a meaningful death penalty?
Adam: There will be penalties for dying in Rift, though calling them “meaningful” is really dependent on who you ask. We are designing death in such a way that adds some risk to the game, but does not necessarily penalize players for taking the occasional gamble. We all need to stretch out our characters from time to time, to see what they can really do.
Will there be forced PvP on PvE servers?
Adam: PvP will be completely consensual on PvE servers. Players will always have the choice on whether or not they wish to participate in PvP. Keeping in mind things like “Attacking other PvP flagged players”, “Entering a PvP flagged area”, and “Attacking other realms PvP flagged NPCs” all count as deciding to participate!
We want to thank all of our fans for asking great questions on the forums! There are still a lot of subjects we can’t really discuss at this point and time, but we will definitely have more for you very soon.
Original source: https://www.facebook.com/notes/rift-planes-of-telara/community-qa-with-producer-adam-gershowitz/119131888127280
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Over on the official Rift forums, Trion Worlds’ Assistant Community Manager, Jessica (jives) Ives, collected various questions scattered around the forum and handed them over to Scott Hartsman, Creative Chief Officer, to answer. Scott didn’t disappoint with his answers, as he gave information about upcoming class releases, server rule sets, factions and lore.
In the thread, Jessica stated these community QnA’s would possibly become a regular event on a weekly bases! To make life easier for everyone, I’ve created a new thread for the community to post our questions in one centralized location.
Massively is reporting that Palladium Books is suing Trion Worlds over the use of the “Rift” title in their upcoming fantasy MMORPG Rift: Planes of Telara, the lawsuit cites trademark infringement due to the game’s similar title and concepts also found in Palladium’s popular and venerable “Rifts” pen-and-paper RPG.
The basic details of the case can be reviewed here.
Original source: MMORPG.com