Thursday, September 29th, 2011
The 1.5 update for Rift: Planes of Telara was released today featuring brand new content for players that sees Rift continue to put distance between itself and World of Warcraft by doing some nifty little things.
The Ashes of History are upon us! Two sinister dragon cults have joined forces to ravage Telara. The reason for this alliance remains a mystery, but scholars see a connection to dark portents from across the sea.
Planar Attunement brings advancement for level-50 Ascended, and Chronicles let you experience Telara’s endgame instances with a friend. A new Warfront, a dungeon for master adventurers, Veteran Rewards, and more await in RIFT 1.5!
RIFT 1.5 Key Features
Advance beyond level 50 with Planar Attunement. Every quest completed and planespawn slain brings you closer to your next elemental upgrade.
Teams of two players (or one, if you’ve got the gear) can take onRIFT Chronicles, exploring breathtaking dungeons—including Greenscale’s Blight, Hammerknell, and more—in fun, story-driven adventures!
PvP combat erupts in Hammerknell’s Library of the Runemasters. Race the enemy faction to control Dwarven secrets, and rise through the ranks in this pulse-pounding new Warfront.Library of the Runemasters is available for play on select weekends.
Subscribers earn rewards the longer they play RIFT, including special gear and a personal vendor.
The Master Dungeon
Darkening Deeps now sports a Master Dungeon mode. Rebalanced for elite groups of Ascended, the Master Dungeon holds epic challenges and epic rewards.
Update 1.5 ushers in the next World Event! Repair the ancient Travel Stones and stop two dragon cults before they overwhelm Telara with Earth and Fire. Face down the molten fury of new rifts and win scorching loot like an Ash Strider mount!
Customize your play with new AddOns, fan-created mods for your RIFT user interface.
The Travel Stones
Before the Age of Dragons, Travel Stones allowed instant movement throughout Telara. But Akylios bade the sea swallow them up, and so they stayed until the Ascended slew that mad god.
The Travel Stones have emerged in dire disrepair and haunted by a strange song. Karine, the first Bard, calls the Ascended to restore the Stones and use them to reach an exiled people’s distant kingdom, where the Wanton and the Golden Maw work together to unleash volcanic doom upon Telara.
Can the Ascended break the cults’ brutal alliance, or will Telara choke upon the Ashes of History?
To find out more about Update 1.5 and Rift head on over to the main site: http://uk.riftgame.com/en/