RIFT's next major update is patch 1.3 -- due out some time this summer -- and it will include a big but no doubt welcome surprise for many players. Trion Worlds has kicked off the initial testing of the patch as of this week, and included is an addon management window.
For those unfamiliar, addons have in many ways changed the way gamers approach MMOs -- especially those who have played World of Warcraft -- sometimes creating a game-within-the-game aspect for those who enjoy developing them. Aside from that, they in many ways improve the gameplay experience for everyone from the end-user to the developer.
Update - Trion Worlds community manager James Nichols has confirmed that addon support is being implemented. He does not specifically state that it's coming in patch 1.3, but he does indeed confirm that the initial API has been introduced on the public test shard. Trion has also opened an Alpha Addon API Development section on the RIFT forums to facilitate discussion of the addon API.
[Image: RIFT player Callan]