Rift: Planes of Telara – Information Sheet

Rift, formerly known as Heroes of Telara and Rift: Planes of Telara, is a 3D fantasy MMORPG developed by Trion Worlds (also formerly known as Trion World Network).

game synopsis from: http://g4tv.com/games/pc/63677/rift-planes-of-telara/

Game Description: The graphically stunning online game is set in a world being torn apart by dimensional “rifts” that tear into the land of Telara, releasing powerful forces that threaten the very existence of the entire universe. Rifts and other dynamic events can be triggered by players, scheduled by the development team, or even occur spontaneously. Dynamic events within the game can lead to a range of changes across the world, including everything from minor events to dramatic shifts in the game’s landscape and the opening of new areas. Players will connect with hundreds of thousands of other gamers to battle creatures overrunning the world, as well as each other. Rift: Planes of Telara is scheduled to launch on the PC in 2011.

from: http://www.gamepro.com/article/previews/215621/e3-2010-rift-planes-of-telara-hands-on/

  • Following a devastating calamity, Telara has been split into two opposing factions. On one side stand the Guardians, revived by the gods and tasked with redeeming the world and returning things to the way they were. On the other side are the Defiants, who’ve resurrected their people with forbidden technology, and strive to remake the world anew.
  • There are three selectable races in either faction, with male and female options for each.
  • The in-game rifts are multi-staged events that alter the game’s world in real-time. For instance, I was shown a life rift that, once opened, rejuvenated nearby plants, growing them to sizes double their own and energizing local fauna. As soon as a rift opens up, everything changes.
  • Rifts tend to create deadlier monsters, but they also spawn cool little interactive objects that can help players. This point was demonstrated to me when a life rift opened up, growing a plant that, upon clicking it, restored my life and mana. During a death rift, my character enlisted the spirit of a fallen warrior to aid him in battle for a minute or so.
  • There are six elemental planes that can seep through a rift: life, death, fire, water, earth and air.
  • Rifts feature multiple stages of play, each with a “challenge-and-reward” focus. Each stage comes with a decent reward — such as shiny new armor and weapons — and the first stage can always be completed by a solo player, with later stages benefiting from a full-fledged party.
  • Rifts get bigger at higher levels, affecting larger areas of land and a wider assortment of creatures.
  • If left alone, rifts can overtake an entire zone. These aren’t static events that re-loop when the players don’t bother with them — they do their own thing if you leave them be.

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Rift: Planes of Telara E3 2010 Gameplay Demo

E3 2010: Rift: Planes of Telara developer Defiance walkthrough

Rift: Planes of Telara Developer Diary – Ascended Class System http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/riftplanesoftelara/video/6271826

The developers of Rift: Planes of Telara take a moment to give gamers a run down of the back story and premise of their newly announced MMORPG. http://www.gametrailers.com/video/telara-nexus-rift-planes/64912

E3 2010: Rift: Planes of Telara Developer Interview & Gameplay

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