Amazingly Awesome War Front Report.

Ok, you know how much I like PvP, right?  And we all like videos, right?  Especially concerning PvP, right?

Well, take a look at this one from BFF!!


Great look at the two War Fronts in this week’s beta test.  I must say, that warrior ability is sweet.  No warrior in World of Warcraft can do that!!  Yeah, Rift kicks ass.


Collector’s Edition Details Revealed

Can not wait to chase down Defiant on my Two-Headed Turtle of Death!

Its amazing that release already seems this close but with details of the Collector’s Edition emerging, it is close indeed.  Kotaku today revealed some information about the Rift Collector’s Edition and it really sounds like a nice package.  Will it be as nice as the Warhammer Online C.E.?  At this point, I am not sure.  There are certainly a lot of nice features but I would have to see how it looks before I can comment.  Some features:

  • A Two-Headed Turtle Mount at level 20 for all your traveling needs.
  • A Collector’s Satchel that increases your base bag space to 24
  • A Bogling Wastrel pet to follow you around.

In addition to the in-game items, there are some nice items packaged with the box, including:

  • The Rift Soundtrack
  • A Rift Steel-Series Mouse Pad
  • A Rift 8GB Flash Drive
  • A Graphic Novel with all the issues from the “Telara Chronicles” series

I really like the addition of the graphic novel and the Mouse Pad.  The Flash Drive is an interesting choice, though I would rather have seen an authenticator included, maybe the USB drive has one on it?

All in all, it seems to be a pretty good package and one that I will be buying.  I love me some Collector’s Editions and this seems to stand up well with all the others!

New Poll Up on the Forums!!

Amary has posted a new official Poll up on the Rift forums.  This one is concerning the Faction divide and what faction you plan to play.  Guardian or Defiant.  Not surprisingly, Defiant has a big lead.  Looks like I will be playing the underdog again.  I did it in WoW, I did it in Aion and I did it in Warhammer Online.  Not going to bother me to do it again.

I do hope the divide closes a bit though.  I don’t mind being the underdog but, at a certain point, it just becomes too much.  I urge a few of you larger guilds that are going Defiant to consider Guardian to help balance things.  The game is no fun for anyone if the divide is too big.

So, go vote and let your voice be heard.  I am sure these polls influence the designs and plans of Trion.  I think they will pay particular attention to this one so they can get an idea of where they stand balance-wise!

New Rift Podcast Up!

Rift Podcast has put up the newest edition this morning.  This one has a very nice interview with Automaticzen, who wrote the great post on the Rift: Planes of Telara forums about PAX.  He covers the responsiveness of combat (very close to WoW), character look customization, class system and the Rift invasions.  I would encourage all of you to take a listen to this week’s installment!

You can find it right here!!