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    Default Current State of Rift

    Just thought some here might be interested.

    Related to http://forums.riftgame.com/game-disc...ate-zones.html
    but I decided to not be as detailed for 2.0 stuff until I get an alt to fully go through it (and I don't know when that'll be.

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    --Classic Rift, Lv 50 cap--

    1.0-1.2 Era, Planes of Telara:
    Launch of Rift, first few months of it, Spring 2011 - Summer 2011
    -Death and Life focus, but also Fire and Water content, and some Earth and Air stuff
    -Defeated Alsbeth of the Endless Court and Prince Hylas of the Aelfwar, crippling their cults (stopping them from taking over), and managing to severely cut off the other cults in the meantime
    -Defeated the first Blood Storm Dragon, Greenscale
    -11 zones, 2 epic questlines (one per player fatction), 2 major raids (Classic Tier 1), 2 minor raids, 10 dungeons, 3 chronicles (1-2 man instances), 4 warfronts

    1.3-1.4 Era, Waves of Madness
    Summer 2011 - Fall 2011
    -Water and Death focus
    -Defeated the trapped Death demons of Hammerknell, and Lord Jornaru of the Abyssal, crippling his cult (stopping them from taking over)
    -Defeated the second Blood Storm Dragon, Akylios
    -1 epic questline (takes place after raid), 1 major raid (Classic Tier 2), 1 minor raid, 1 chronicle, 1 warfront

    1.5-1.9 Era, War of the Wanton Maw:
    Fall 2011 - Summer 2012
    -Fire and Earth focus, but also Life and Water content
    -Traveled to the new land of Ember Isle and saving it, defeated the leadership of the Golden Maw and the Wanton, crippling their cults (stopping them from large scale invading)
    -Defeated the third and fourth Blood Storm Dragons, Laethys and Maelforge
    -1 epic questline (takes place before raid), 1 major raid (Classic Tier 3), 1 minor raid, 1 dungeon, 1 zone (Lv 50-52), 1 conquest ('3 faction' PvP) map

    1.10-1.11 Era, Tempest Rising:
    Summer 2012 - Fall 2012
    -Air focus
    -Just leadup to the expansion, mostly consisting of features, tweaks, polish to things
    -Witness the beginnings of Crucia's true plan
    -1 special questline (currently converted into part of a newer epic questline), 1 dungeon (but really just a pre-release of it)

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    --Storm Legion Rift, Lv 60 cap--

    2.0-2.2 Era, Storm Legion:
    Fall 2012 - Spring 2013
    -Air and Death focus, but also Life and Earth content, and some Fire and Water stuff
    -Defeated Crucia (sort of) of the Storm Legion, and Kain and Regulos of the Endless, wrecking their cults and eliminating most of the Blood Storm's influence over Telara
    -Crucia held much sway over the rest of the world, making us fight beings of Life and Fire that she brainwashed or manipulated, the Beastlords/Awakened and Firestorm
    -Regulos held a persistent foothold over most of one continent, which meant conflict with major beings of Death, the Shapers
    -2 'continents', 10 zones, 1 special questline (Torvan Hunters), 2 major raids (Storm Legion Tier 1), 2 minor raids, 7 dungeons, 1 chronicle, 1 warfront

    2.3-2.4 Era, Empyreal Alliance:
    NOTE: This is the start of Free 2 Play for Rift
    Spring 2013 - Summer 2013
    -Life and Earth focus, but also Air and Death content, and some Fire and Water stuff
    -Expanding journey into the deepest wilds of Telara, the Dendrome, facing the last of the Awakened, the leadership of the Architects, and fully stepping through the Infinity Gate itself
    -Defeated the last of major Telaran cults, made solid alliance with the rest of Telaran peoples and the more peaceful planar creatures on it, stopped a more outright extraplanar invasion from the Plane of Earth and elsewhere
    -1 zone (Lv 60-62), 2 major raids (Storm Legion Tier 2), 1 minor raid, 1 dungeon, 2 chronicles

    2.5-2.6+ Era, ??:
    Fall 2013 - Summer 2014??
    -Water and Fire focus, maybe more?
    -Dreamy and divine enemy foreshadowing, larger war happening, etc.
    -Upcoming raids will be fights against at least 4 of the Blood Storm again (maybe more), in 'dream' forms of historical reenactments of when they were first imprisoned, but with a twist
    -While there is a Watery tormenter pulling strings, they are also using a large Fire army called the Bloodfire to attack us
    -SO FAR there is 1 dungeon, 1 quest area on Ember Isle, and a new epic questline will stretch its story all the way from Tempest Rising era to this one.
    -BUT there is much more to come. 2.7-2.8 will have a good bit to do, including raids and a new warfront, but also likely more.

    Trion has stated they have plans up to 2.7. However, that doesn't exclude the chance of a 2.8 or mayyybe even 2.8.

    ~~~

    After this will be 3.0, set for likely Fall 2014. It'll be in the Plane of Water and its focus will obviously be Water, but it looks like Earth, Air, Death, and Fire may play big roles. Not sure about Life though, at least at first (3.0). 3.0 will likely have a level cap of Lv 65.


    So.. so far:

    Death - Endless Court, Endless/Shapers, Regulos gone. Currently in remission, but Regulos could *always* return, and he may always have servants to assist in this.
    Life - Fae/Aelfwar, Beastlords/Awakened, Greenscale gone. Currently in remission, but there's some word of a bigger Life god elsewhere in the Planes?

    Fire - Wanton, Ember Conclave, Firestorm, Maelforge gone. Currently news of the Bloodfire Army that has since taken dominance in the Plane of Fire.
    Water - Abyssal cabals, Akylios gone. Currently news of larger and more insane entities that were biding their time in the Plane of Water.

    Earth - Golden Maw, Architects and their Queen, Laethys gone. However Earth forces of some sort may still exist, and the Architects themselves might not be fully dealt with. Dunno?
    Air - Telaran Storm Legion, Crucia's dragon form gone. However, so far, this plot thread hasn't been fully closed off. What's going on here?

    Both Earth and Air seem more open ended so far, in different ways.
    Death and Life seem 'done' for now, at least mostly. They may pop up but I don't expect them to be huge for a while.
    Fire and Water are outright givens for the next expansion, and in much more clear ways than Earth and Air.

    Any questions, let me know.

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    Man those old trailers. lol

    Good work. Wish Trion would do an official timeline graphic or something on their website...Or even in game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardy83 View Post
    Man those old trailers. lol

    Good work. Wish Trion would do an official timeline graphic or something on their website...Or even in game.
    Nice writeup, definitely brought back some memories.. thanks for posting
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    I really do miss classic rift a lot.

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    -Lag like ****

    -Some minor but annoying as hell bugs, i.e. chat bug where you would get "you have sent too many chat messages" error whereas you have not

    -Broken loot table. ga pants and such, you know

    Other than that, yeah the current state of the game is okay imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Navigator View Post
    -Lag like ****
    -Some minor but annoying as hell bugs, i.e. chat bug where you would get "you have sent too many chat messages" error whereas you have not
    -Broken loot table. ga pants and such, you know
    Other than that, yeah the current state of the game is okay imo.
    This doesn't belong here. Lore Discussion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardy83 View Post
    Man those old trailers. lol

    Good work. Wish Trion would do an official timeline graphic or something on their website...Or even in game.
    yes, yes, I have bugged Captin about updating the timeline but I feel a single voice is not enough. Flood his PM gates with requests for an updated timeline and maybe, just maybe we will get to see this request fulfilled.
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