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Rift: Planes of Telara: Death Rifts: A Rot Upon the Land

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 17,159MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Death rifts are the subject of a new lore article from the Rift: Planes of Telara development team. Death rifts are gateways to the planes of doom where the spectres, mummies and lichs wander hopelessly. Find out more about these blighted planes and the dangers that await the unwary.

The Plane of Death is an endless, flat expanse of dust and bleached bone. Shadowy tendrils slither across the horizon, while vast obsidian spikes tear from the ground to claw at skies of purple and gray. The few clouds are ragged and pale, and the occasional flash of lightning sets everything into stark relief.

Things rot under pools of black oil, ready to yank prey down to a gruesome end, and mummies wait in elaborate tombs that were not built by hand, but grew from the land like cysts.

Read the entire Death Rift lore article, check out some never-before-seen screens and a new fly through video.


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  • ValentinaValentina Los Angeles, CAPosts: 1,689Member Uncommon

    Thanks, this game looks more and more promising the more that it's talked about.

  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 chapel hill, NCPosts: 1,858Member Uncommon

    This game looks nasty

  • AldersAlders Jack Burton'sPosts: 1,884Member Uncommon
    Beyond excited about this game. Top of my list for sure.
  • aryan85aryan85 almeriaPosts: 2Member

    p2p or f2p???

  • dkniftondknifton leicesterPosts: 24Member


  • CalmetharCalmethar OdensePosts: 3Member

    This game's gonna be top notch hopefully. Bring it on already! ;)

  • brado456brado456 leedsPosts: 38Member

    It looks like this game will be awesome but.... c'mon people it's like WOW right?

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  • KhalathwyrKhalathwyr Denton, TXPosts: 3,138Member

    Originally posted by brado456

    It looks like this game will be awesome but.... c'mon people it's like WOW right?


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  • 13moons13moons portland, ORPosts: 1Member

    death rifts are gateways for the mmos of days passed"

    Rift death-touches "your mmo" for 13000 damage

    .. your mmo has been slain by Rift.

  • 3rickZann3rickZann Austin, TXPosts: 17Member

    Wow.  I'm very impressed by what they are doing, and how they are using the Rifts as part of the dynamic content system.   Not only does it look great, it looks like a lot of fun to play. :)


  • DracondisDracondis Reston, VAPosts: 177Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by brado456

    It looks like this game will be awesome but.... c'mon people it's like WOW right?


  • slim26slim26 madison, WIPosts: 649Member Common

    This MMO will be like (The Mist) movie but better, now thats really cool.

  • AvanahAvanah Posts: 951Member Uncommon





    Oh..Sorry ;)

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  • GelthidorGelthidor Kuna, IDPosts: 37Member

    Yeah, I can't wait for it...

  • ropeniceropenice Lake Worth, FLPosts: 586Member Uncommon

    Everyone might want to slow the praise until more is known. It has a great background story, but will it have anything more to offer than other games out now or being developed. I like the ideas for dynamic content with random rifts opening all over (or GW2's version of having events happening out in the world to find w/o having to run back and forth to a NPC), but will these be really dynamic and random/unique content, or will it just be another way to guide the player to the same old quest/content. If a Rift opens and you have to fight a horde of mobs, or enter it and hunt down small groups of mobs, isn't that the same as following a quest to get to mobs/goal or running around fighting random mobs in the world. Hopefully there is more to it.

  • holifeetholifeet BournemouthPosts: 532Member

    I enjoyed that article, well written and very interesting. I'm so pelased to see a lot of information around the major sites on this game - had been followign anotehr game and that's gone so dead quiet it's probably losing interest.

    So excited for Rift.

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  • Sluagh_LordSluagh_Lord Ravensgate, WAPosts: 58Member

    I love playing with dead things! Now give me a Diablo-style Necromancer class and I'm good to go.

  • robertl0lrobertl0l salaPosts: 1Member

    Looks awesome! :)

  • njudsonnjudson New Rochelle, NYPosts: 21Member

    Aren't these rifts just spawning Public Quests (WAR style)

  • ForceQuitForceQuit Austin, TXPosts: 350Member

    Originally posted by njudson

    Aren't these rifts just spawning Public Quests (WAR style)

    Podcast 4: Larry Boles clarifies aspects of the Rift System

  • JerYnkFanJerYnkFan Kenilworth, NJPosts: 339Member Uncommon

    Look really really good.

  • eyceleycel rolling hillz, PAPosts: 1,334Member

    Thats quite a write up, The beginging part is especially good.  So eerie.  While this post dosnt give me much of an idea what its going to actually be like Im intrigued none the less.  I was wondering when a rift post was going to be made after everyone had mentioned it in alot of the sw:tor threads. 


  • HedeonHedeon GraestedPosts: 959Member Uncommon

    have yet to read them say more than...we throw instances at you, doesnt get me excited at all.  guess depends how engaging the game over all feels, but so far feel like this is glorifying the part of MMOs I dislike, instance grinding for the uber rare drops.

  • SabbicatSabbicat Cambridge, ONPosts: 278Member Uncommon

    The story line seems vary ambitious. I just hope the game mechanics can live up to it.

  • brado456brado456 leedsPosts: 38Member


    God of the Games

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