We've been seeing some pretty great things happening around the extended community of RIFT.
It's made us decide to do something that I don't think anyone's done before.
A while ago we started sharing soul, ability and achievement information and icons with some people who asked about creating helpful web extensions to Rift. That led to people building the first rounds of soul calculators in different languages across the world. And the experience got better.
More recently we added our server status page. As a test, we intentionally included a live xml version just to see if anyone would build anything off of it. Sure enough, it was quickly used by a number of web sites and some new apps. And the experience got better.
Here's what we think: Across the web, across iOS and Android devices, the more we share with you, the more cool things you think to make. The more cool things you make, the better the experience gets for everyone.
Tonight we'd like to expand that even further.
We're also now sharing information on the following things that people have discovered in the game: NPCs, Items, Quests, Recipes, and Artifact Collections.
To those who might be concerned with spoilers -- Don't worry. This isn't a complete game database.
This is a special sitebuilder view of things people have already seen in game. What you'll see in there are things that have already been broadcast in /says, public channels, links, and tooltips. Their discovery has already been shared with the public at large in-game. Weíre just choosing to share it outside of the game now as well.
As for the unprecedented part?
You don't have to be anyone special to see and work with it.
Here is where it all lives: ftp://ftp.trionworlds.com/rift/
Weíll be updating this frequently as more discoveries are made and people go on to do even bigger and better things in RIFT.
More than anything else, though, weíre really looking forward to seeing what you create with it.