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Simon Ffinch Hints at Dendrome Opening Event and RIFT’s Year Ahead

By on Mar 13, 2013 at 2:15 pm, in Buzz, RIFT  |  Comments: 2 comments

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OnRPG recently had a chance to interview Simon Ffinch, Senior Design Director of RIFT. During the interview, the OnRPG team tried to garner some information about what the next year will hold for RIFT. There weren’t too many new tidbits of info discovered in the interview, sadly, but there were a couple of interesting details. Here are two of the questions that were asked, along with their answers:

Can you tell us a bit about what you have planned for this year?

Well I don’t want to give away too much right now so I will keep this a little vague. We do have updates planned out for RIFT well into next year with some really exciting and much requested things for the players to experience. We will be expanding on all the features we have in the game right now and exploring a host of new ones. With the death of the dragons things will be changing around Telara. Players will discover that the denizens of the plane of life are not so bad after all with the corruption of Greenscale removed, although they can be a little mischievous. I will just say that nature abhors a vacuum and the Dragons have left a very large vacuum and of course the true meaning and power of the infinity gate is still to be revealed.

What can we look forward to in Dendrome when it comes out with 2.3?

In the immediate future players can look forward to the world event that will lead to the opening of The Dendrome. Small cracks in the barrier between Ashora and the Dendrome can be widened by players, the better they do the easier the access to the Dendrome will become. As well as a large amount of area to explore this zone will add a really radical new type of dynamic content called Strongholds, plus a whole lot more that will be revealed over the coming weeks. The players will also get to learn a lot more about the Architects and their history and place in Telara.

While this isn’t quite as promising as an official state-of-the-game address listing more specifics on Trion’s yearly plans, at least this bit is something. The plans for opening Dendrome sound pretty interesting. It will be nice to see another world event that’s tied to the current story in a major way. Make sure to check out the full interview over at OnRPG.

Laura Hardgrave

Laura Hardgrave

Laura is the Editor-in-Chief for Junkies Nation. When she's not writing long editorials or fighting apostrophe errors, she enjoys exploring multiple MMORPGs, getting inspiration for more long editorials, distracting big snarly things for her friends, and writing LGBT science fiction/fantasy.
  • DoneWt

    I think it’s obvious at this point that Rift has finally hit a wall. SL didnt bring an increase in population and its now starting loose players yet again. Players it cannot afford to loose, which is why SL was so rushed in the first place, to avoid hitting that point of no return. I have been always one of the first to laugh at those saying “Rift f2p in X months” but now it’s finally obvious that rift without a miracle and a noticable population resurgence something will have to change. I do believe that, and while im obviously not a fortune teller, something’s gotta give. Be it a change in business model or a massive influx of (the seemingly non existent due to other trion collapsed projects) of money and a huge advertizing campaign.. i dunno. The fact that at this point beyond MMO sites mentioning rift when a major rift developer gets fired seemingly on a monthly basis.. well you know what they say, when there’s smoke..

    • Varius

      It’s a shame really cause I’m sure a lot of people, even the doomsayers wish Rift was doing well.
      I for one love raiding in Rift and just can’t see a comparable MMO with raiding like in Rift that isn’t 10+yrs old or catered from the get-go to the lowest common denominator.