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Hints of New Mounts Coming Soon and More

By on Mar 4, 2014 at 10:47 am, in Buzz, RIFT  |  Comments: 5 comments

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This past Friday afternoon, Trion hosted a playtest of the new Steppes of Infinity Conquest map on the Public Test Shard. Much fun and bug discovery was to be had as even Daglar and Vladd showed up to enjoy a bit of action. During the playtest, the team also previewed a couple of cool new goodies that will be added to RIFT in the future. Kiwi showed off a few screenshots over at Rift Dream Dimensions, and they’re far too awesome to not share. Here’s a brief preview!

First off, Daglar showed off this new budgie mount skin– the Umbral Budgie:

rift new mounts budgie

And look, another mech mount!

rift new mounts mech

Hopefully we’ll be hearing more details about how these can be obtained soon. Kiwi also shared a couple more interesting goodies that were previewed during the PTS playtest including a new planar focus/source engine. Check out the full article for more info.

In other news, the latest PTS update brought some new art assets to our attention. There’s a pretty awesome preview on RiftGrate showing off artwork for what looks like a new mallard pet, a pink budgie mount, and a brief glimpse at some of the icon artwork for the new souls coming in 3.0.

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  • chs

    Just different color, and only adquired with credits

  • Gankramin

    Blah, the non-sequitur mounts, ironic pets, and afterthought dimensions feel so facile, especially since so many of them are just skin swaps. They don’t really do much to add to the immersion of the game in any meaningful way. Why not a Giant Foot mount, a la Monty Python?

    I’m guessing it took Trion all of 5 minutes to make both of these two mounts.

    It was soon after Storm Legion that lore and story began to thin in this game. Now it just feels like a hodgepodge. I still play Rift for the excellent PVP, but if I want anything else out of an MMO, I’ll play GW2 and various other Rift competitors.

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