Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Taking an Early Peek at Rift's Starfall Prophecy

Rift is arguably one of the biggest and most successful free-to-play MMORPGs out there, and while its continued success is due to a rather intricate mix of various factors, the fact that they aim to keep their player-base engaged by providing high quality chunks of new content every now and then, is certainly a major part of it.  Even now, they have an expansion in the works called Starfall Prophecy, which - despite the fact that it will bring no new callings or souls - is shaping up to be one of the biggest Rift expansions ever.

To make a long story short: Starfall Prophecy will raise the level cap to 70, it will deliver new legendary powers as well as a number of interesting new zones. There will be new dungeons included, as well as a new raid, Fortress Sieges and Planar Assault Adventures. The Planar Fragment system (something akin to a wardrobe system) will land with Starfall Prophecy too, together with active upgrades and an individual reward system.

In regards to the new zones: there will be a total of five of them, all located on an asteroid, which is hurtling towards the Rift universe's home planet of Telara, with the goal and intention of ripping right through it. Obviously, the goal of the player is to prevent the catastrophe and to save Telara.

The comet of Ahnket is a very interesting location indeed: it is comprised of several rather different worlds, or more specifically: chunks of worlds stuck on the asteroid as it destroyed them.

Players will start off at Scatherran Forest, and the action begins at level 65-66. The 10-man content featured at the end of Starfall Prophecy is supposed to be some of the most difficult content ever offered by Rift, but thanks to the Looking for Raid Grouping tool, everyone will be able to see the story unfold in its entirety.

Philip Thalberg has been working for the Overwatch rankings section of GGnet since Blizzard's game was launched.

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