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Trion Looking to Make IAs Cross-Shard

By on Aug 27, 2013 at 9:45 am, in Buzz, RIFT  |  Comments: 4 comments

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There’s no doubting the fact that Instant Adventures (IAs) can be great for leveling. With a good group, the Exp just kind of rolls in. The problem, unfortunately, is that without a decent group (or with a whole bunch of AFKers), they can sometimes be a pain to try and complete. This is especially the case during off-peak hours on lower population shards. There’s also the issue, of course, that all leveling zones still don’t have IAs, which lowers the amount of variety available.

What’s the solution? Well, Trion wants to improve on the overall Instant Adventure system for sure, but they also realize that making IAs cross-shard would go a long way to fixing the issue of IAs not being ran in certain zones. This would also give them reasons to expand on the IA system in general since they will inevitably become more popular. Here’s what Tacitus had to say:

Originally posted by Tacitus (Source)

That said, we have been looking at cross-shard IA. Not sure where it is in the pipeline, but certainly more likely to see that soon rather than an overhaul of the larger IA system. Cross-shard IA is good not just for mitigation of the current problems, but also because it allows friends on different servers to actually play together, something we advocate and try to support as we are able, making it an actual improvement of the system no matter what we do with IA in the future.

In other recent news, Daglar also tossed out a hint regarding an update this week that will lower the plat cost of dimensions!

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.