Trion Worlds is gearing up to release RIFT's next major update in patch 1.7. The update, dubbed Carnival of the Ascended, introduces so much content that it could almost merit multiple patches. The focus of today's RIFT community post, however, is PvP.
PvP in RIFT is getting update in a big way with patch 1.7, and the team has taken to the blog to discuss those changes.
In Update 1.7 we’re taking the fight to a whole new level – we’ve shook things up in PvP giving you new ways to enjoy the action and customize your game.
The first change you might notice logging in after the update will be a serious increase in the number of Prestige Ranks to earn – we’ve ramped it up from 8 to 40 to be exact.
What does that really mean though? The most important part to remember is the actual time to reach the max rank (now 40) is almost exactly the same – by increasing the number of ranks we’re able to smooth out progression while you earn rewards more frequently than before!
And don’t worry – of course your current rank will automagically be converted into the new system seamlessly.
Speaking of rewards – You don’t need to grind two sets of armor anymore just to look good, instead you’ll earn new wardrobe pieces for them all as you go and with each rank you earn a full level of Planar Attunement – that’s a total of 39 bonus levels!
All level 45+ items prior to Hammerknell/Rank 8 are receiving an upgrade in stats, check out the full details here. The idea is to make the jump in power more consistent for everyone. In addition you’ll find that many of the PvP merchant items that required a certain prestige rank no longer do. While this does include armor sets, weapons and synergy crystals will still require you to be of a certain rank to use. I should also note that synergy crystals have had their notoriety requirements lowered as well.
The update features so many changes to PvP that we encourage reading the full blog post from Trion World. If interested, you can do so at http://community.riftgame.com/. Patch 1.7 will be here soon, stay tuned for more information!