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Ember Isle Isn’t the Forgotten Isle– Yet

By on Sep 17, 2013 at 9:10 am, in Buzz, RIFT  |  Comments: 9 comments

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Edit 9/17: MikeD mentioned he’d be changing the minimum level on Ember Isle quests to level 48!

At the height of its existence, Ember Isle was a hoppin’ place. It was the place for farming planar currency for months, and some of the island’s zone events were pretty epic (and lag-inducing). It’s also one of the most gorgeous zones in all of vanilla/chocolate RIFT arguably. Unfortunately, since the arrival of Storm Legion, Ember Isle has been slowly turning into a lost, forgotten island where players may randomly journey to in search of catch-up crafting mats for alts or old achievements, but that’s about it. It’s a bit of a shame, especially considering the size of Ember Isle.

Trion, luckily, doesn’t quite want the island to completely become lost and forgotten. The team is in the process of cooking up some plans for Ember Isle:

Originally posted by MikeD (Source)

We’ve considered a number of ideas for bringing players back to Ember Isle, but as some have pointed out, developing brand new content is usually where want to spend our resources. However, EI is one of my favorite zones as well, and I can promise that there will be some new PvE content here in the future. Additionally, Mayhem events will eventually include EI.

BTW, I will give a high five to anyone who notices something new on Ember Isle on PTS.

Hosting Mayhem events on Ember Isle is definitely a good way to begin breathing life back into the place. What else could you see Trion doing to help bring players back to Ember Isle?

Laura Hardgrave

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  • Tony

    Awesome. I really like the area. There’s just no reason to stay there once you’ve advanced your gathering skills, though. At the same point I can just go to the SL areas and get significantly more experience for the same amount of work.

    Perhaps bringing the XP in line with other level 50+ zones would help make it a fun alternative.

    • Laura Hardgrave

      That’s my personal hope too. More leveling options is always welcome.

  • Malcolm Swoboda

    They’ll likely be making the underwater ruined temple area off the coast of Ember Isle important for dailies/story/???.

    Making it a Lv 48-50 zone will happen too.

    My personal wish is for a Fire annual event that revolves a lot around this island.