Crossing the Rift Beta: Impressions from the Other Side


Posted January 31, 2011 - By Chris Monfette

Deeper and deeper we go into the Rift beta, crossing over even further into this highly anticipated MMO. And we've survived the dangers of Telara to bring you back some impressions of the title as it near release.

"Elemental rifts spawn randomly around the zones. The sky will turn dark, and a huge jellyfish monster – or some creature related to that particular element – will descend from the sky to try and ruin your day. And give you a lot of experience points. Rifts are great fun, and they basically work like a mini gauntlet. Several stages of monsters spawn, one after the other, until a mini-boss spawns. For each stage, you get a ton of experience points and loot, and once the mini-boss is slain, the Rift will seal and disappear. Rifts are constantly spawning all over the map, and every so often a zone-wide event will occur where dozens of Rifts will spawn at once. This was by far the most fun we had playing the game. Joining a huge raid and going out as a massive group to kill dozens of Rifts was absolute fun, and a great deviation from the monotony of questing."

Cross over the mystical elemental border and into our Rift Beta Preview.

Crossing the Rift Beta: Impressions from the Other Side


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