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MMORPG reviews Conquest mode PvP

by on May.24, 2012, under RvR and PvP

Another short review of the new Rift PvP format, known as Conquest, shows up at MMORPG.com. Follow the link below to read the full article:

Conquest – Open World, Three Faction PvP

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New Conquest video and review

by on May.23, 2012, under Media

Trion has released a video overview of the new Conquest system, it is short, but goes over the basics of the new PvP format. Also, be sure to check out a short review on Conquest PvP by Massively, “Enter at your own Rift: Conquest PvP“.

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Concept art for the Rift 1.9 PvP gear

by on May.23, 2012, under RvR and PvP

Trion has released concept art for the net PvP gear that will come with the Prestige rank increase in patch 1.9. This includes new armor as well as new weapons, very cool! Follow the link to learn more and view all the images:

1.9 Concept Art: New PvP Rank Armor Sets

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Rift 1.9 In-Progress patch notes

by on May.22, 2012, under RvR and PvP

The “Rift 1.9 In-Progress Set #1 – 5/22/12” patch notes are up. Remember, these are not anywhere near final, so be prepared for changes especially after the Conquest testing that is happening this Thursday. Obviously the biggest Rift PvP feature to come in 1.9 is the Conquest mode PvP, below we have identified a few of the other updates:

  • Prestige Ranks are increased to rank 50
  • New PvP milestone titles
  • New set of PvP armor available with the new Prestige Ranks (temporary graphics on PTS)
  • Increased bolstering effect

See the full patches by following the break…

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Conquest PTS Test – Thursday 5/24/12 3:00pm PDT

by on May.22, 2012, under RvR and PvP

The second test for the new Rift PvP game mode, called Conquest, begins this Thursday @ 3:00pm PDT. Set your clocks and be there to help support the development of Conquest PvP in Rift!

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Conquest test #1 is complete

by on May.17, 2012, under RvR and PvP

Well, the first test of the new 3 faction PvP known as Conquest in Rift is complete. Lots to talk about and lots of things that need to get worked out. Trion is listening, so all you Rift PvP players get in on the discussion and help mold the next evolution of Rift PvP and RvR into something we can all enjoy! See the thread on the official forums to provide feedback:

Conquest Feedback – Test #1 5/17/12

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Prestige Ranks 9 and 10 on the way

by on May.14, 2012, under RvR and PvP

The news has been hot as of late for Rift PvP! We just ran across another tidbit that informs us that new Prestige Ranks will be coming soon:


Separate – but might as well just mention it: yes, you’ll be seeing new Prestige Ranks with all new weapons and armor coming soon as well

 Editing this to note that the new ranks will be Prestige Ranks 45-50.

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3 faction PvP Conquest mode introduced!

by on May.14, 2012, under RvR and PvP

Well it just landed, Trion pulled the cover off the surprise with a reveal of 3 faction PvP! The new “Conquest mode” will undergo its first test on the PTS server this week on Thursday, 5/17. If you are a PvP or RvR type of player you do not want to miss this. Trion will be relying on the testers to help mold the new Conquest mode into something everyone can be (mostly) happy with. If you are the type that always has something to nitpick about in the PvP scene, well, here is your chance to make a difference. The links below will get you all the latest information on Conquest mode and we also have an overview excerpt from the official Rift forums:

Introducing Conquest – Test the latest in RIFT PvP on Thursday, 5/17

Conquest at a glance – Community spotlight page

Conquest at a Glance

  • Engage in massive, cross-shard battles capturing the excitement of Open World PvP at its best!
  • Align with one of three factions, the biggest difference is their philosophy. (You will be able to change factions.)
  • Earn rewards and bonuses for your team – or supercharge yourself with bonuses that can be used outside of Conquest!
  • Everyone can contribute - crafters play a vital role in every Conquest battle.
  • This is a brand new feature, details and specifics will likely change based on your feedback and play tests. For the latest info keep an eye on the PTS Forums!

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New PvP Feature needs testing!

by on May.11, 2012, under RvR and PvP

Is Trion finally trying to answer the prayers of RvR and PvP players? Maybe so, as it seems something big is in the works for Rift PvP. Trion is asking for testers, lots of testers, to help test out a yet to be named new PvP feature. Get all the info at the official Rift forums, seems like a great time to be PvP’ing in Rift!

New PvP Feature Hitting PTS Next Week – We Want You, Ascended!

It's time to rally, denizens of Telara! Whet your steel and ready your arrows. Light the fires, sound the drums, and cry havoc. Let slip the dogs of war!

An exciting new PvP feature will be hitting PTS next week, and we will need warm bodies. LOTS of warm bodies. And of course, cold bodies that lay twisted and contorted, gripping their weapons in one last attempt to redeem their very... sorry I digress.

We need you, and we need lots of you. Go big or go home. Your rallying cries should part the skies and sunder the very earth beneath the enemy's feet. Under the might of your legions the world shall tremble!

And in return?

The obliteration of your foes as you battle for control and honor, resulting in glory in its ultimate form. #Winning!

Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, this sounds exciting, but is that all? No, there is yet more exciting news. YOU, the battle hardened, shall a title choose.

All of you will be able to post your suggestions for a new title that will be awarded for testing this new PvP feature! The devs will then choose the sickest one of them all.

Follow this link to give us your suggestions.

Gnaw your bacon, grip that mouse, chug your MEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAADDDDDDDD!, and stay glued to the screen for more information forthcoming. Because it is coming...

Onward Ascended!

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Rumors afoot lately concerning Rift PvP future

by on May.11, 2012, under RvR and PvP

An odd user on the official Rift forums has been spreading numerous riddles of sorts hinting toward various things coming in Rift (or, that is the speculation). The most interesting thing is the user is named “3 3228466 787”, which when translated using phone number buttons reads “3 faction pvp” 😮 Let the dream storming commence, many people are guessing as to what is to come and most certainly seems to be at least something big in the Rift PvP or RvR world. See all the threads below, the first being the one posted in the Rift PvP forums:

There can be no peace

Nemo surdior est quam is qui non audiet

Be careful what you ask for.

Keep your friends close.


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