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By on Feb 28, 2013 at 2:13 am, in Article, RIFT  |  Comments: 9 comments

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As part of today’s RIFT 2.2: Carnival of the Ascended major update, we received another update to the RIFT Mobile app. Yep, we finally have a new world event-themed scratcher mini-game. This one is called “Carnival Candy” and can be explained quite simply: Find the anniversary cake and win a prize! The prizes are mostly Glass Beads this time around, but it’s also possible to get rare goodies from other world events like companion pets and wardrobe items. Each Glass Bead win seems to net you between 8 and 15 of them. All-in-all, the mini-game seems to be a decent source of complimentary Glass Beads, although like the most of the games, the odds can be somewhat unpredictable.

By on Sep 17, 2012 at 11:00 am, in Buzz, RIFT  |  Comments: 2 comments

We haven’t seen a whole lot of development on RIFT’s Mobile App lately, but we do have a nifty, new Lootables mini-game to accompany Autumn Harvest. The new Scratcher-like mini-game is called Pumpkin Patch, and offers players a chance to grab some bonus rewards straight from the in-game holiday World Event, including Ambersap currency and two types of goodie bags– Alo’s Amazing Bounty and Autumn Harvest Bounty.

Alo’s Amazing Bounty contains various Alo-style transformation foods from the different World Events, and the Autumn Harvest Bounty contains buff food items from Autumn Harvest, including turkey, cranberries, and wine. The rewards aren’t spectacular admittedly, and the odds seem about the same as the other mini-games, but it’s a nice little bonus for those times when you’re away from the computer and have your smartphone in hand. Pumpkin Patch will only be available for a limited time.

By on Jan 25, 2012 at 6:03 pm, in News, RIFT  |  Comments: 2 comments

Need your Rift fix while offline but you don’t have an IOS device? Well, time to do your happy dance because Trion has released an Android version! It’s the same as the IOS version so if you haven’t heard about this app yet you can look at my write up here. Keep in mind this is also a beta app, and it does not appear to be working on some Android phones, but Trion is busy working out all the kinks!

I fired this baby up on my Android phone on my way to lunch today and it looks basically the same as the IOS one. I was able to smack talk in guild chat, view the guild wall, get some artifacts from Shinies and see all the zone events I was missing out on by not being at home! I still love this app, as do my children who actually play the scratch off games for me, and with an Android OS version now even more players can stay connected when they aren’t .. you know.. connected!

By on Jan 2, 2012 at 9:45 am, in News, RIFT  |  Comments: 8 comments

Need your Rift fix while off line? Well Trion Worlds has just released a new app called RIFT Mobile for the super low price of Free!

Keep your finger on the pulse of the living, breathing world of Telara with the new RIFT Mobile App. Coordinate with allies and guildmates, keep up with Zone Events, and even earn in-game loot on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

This app will allow you to talk to friends and guildies whether they’re in-game or also using the app. It even has push notifications if you’re into that! It also supports guild and officer chat, guild messages of the day, zone event notifications and the guild wall. You’ll feel like you’ve never left the game!

What I’m most interested in is something called “Lootables” which is said to be a new way to earn actual in-game loot through the app. This was obviously at the top of my list so I logged in right away to try it out! You start off with 6/6 credits, and it looks like they refresh every hour, so after I burn though these I’ll get to play some more later! Each credit can currently be used to play a scratch off type game which awards artifacts and crafting mats (and perhaps more!) to your chosen in-game character! I won one artifact tonight and when I logged into RIFT and checked my mail, sure enough my winnings were there waiting for me!

Do keep in mind that this is still just the beta version and more info will be available as they update it. RIFT Mobile is such a cool little app already I can’t wait to see what they do with it!

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