Big things are headed our way. Elrar announced yesterday that RIFT Patch 1.10 will include some major changes to our two-faction system. Defiants and Guardians will be able to join groups and work together to defeat common enemies, whether that enemy is a raid boss, expert dungeon boss, team of warfront players, IA stage, or zone event invasion. Guilds will house players of both factions, some quests will be shareable between factions, and we will finally be able to communicate (and even marry!) cross-faction. Some of these changes are currently available on the PTS, with others on the way.
The lore for such a change is being explained through the risks of Telara becoming more and more severe as the denizens from the planes weigh heavily on both factions. As Storm Legion approaches, Guardians and Defiants must place aside their differences and seek out the more dangerous foe. Meridian and Sanctum will, for now, be separate to our own factions still, and the communication and grouping mechanics on PvP shards will be handled a little differently. Keep reading for Elrar’s announcement and the full details.