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Warfront News and Mage Tank Hints, Oh My

By on Jun 17, 2013 at 9:36 am, in Buzz, RIFT  |  Comments: 8 comments

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During last Friday’s live stream, Daglar, Elrar, and Simon answered a whole bunch of questions from the RIFT community while we waited for our North American shards to come back online after a bit of necessary reshuffling. The trio gave away a few, fun hints:

  • We might be seeing the arrival of RIFT 2.4‘s raids on the PTS in two weeks or so.
  • Daglar mentioned that the team realizes how much the current souls favor 61-point specs and how much un-fun that can be. Both of our class devs are working on ensuring the souls can hybridize with other souls better.
  • Remember those new souls we heard about a while ago that will be presumably coming in 3.0? Mage tanks sound like an almost certainty!
  • And possibly… Warrior healers? Possibly (if you’ll remember, he also mentioned healing Rogues in a previous live stream).
  • Trion is trying to add a little more interaction to dimensions and make them more than pretty places to look at.

PvP was also brought up a few times during the live stream. While the development team does seem to be working on a new Warfront, Daglar reiterated that arenas will not be added to RIFT. He summed up his feelings about 2-faction PvP in RIFT in a recent forum post. He also talked a bit about his own personal feelings regarding developing for PvP content in general.

Speaking of developing PvP content, in that very same thread, Daglar also took a bit of time on a Sunday to ask the PvP community about what type of new Warfront modes they’d like to see based off the ones already in-game. He then went and started personally working on making them a reality. These modes will be permanent and not just limited to a weekend or event. The two currently in progress are:

Black Garden 10 vs 10 – Domination 2 control points. (Codex Ruleset)
Karthan Ridge – Domination Edition (Codex Ruleset)

The PvP community has been hoping for something new for quite a while now. Luckily, Daglar does seem to be listening.

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.
  • Ryxka

    I would just like a simple capture the flag map. with an ally base, enemy base, flag for each side and the valley or what not in the middle.

  • yepi

    Very impressive article. I have read each and every point and found it very interesting