I think its just gonna be instanced 3v3 PvP
Could it not also read "F Faction PVP," using the parlance of our times? 3= DEF
It's an intriguing thread, nonetheless!
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Let's think about it guys. It is not going to be a 3rd faction such as Guardian - Defiant - XXXX. That would require either letting people move faction in which case everyone would go over to the new one to try it. Or it would have people re-rolling or new players joining it. Its not going to happen.
It is more like to be one of a few other things. Such as, 3v3 pvp arena, a new zone (probably the one next to droughtlands that was there in betas) were you join one of 3 factions and fight for control of "keeps" etc like DAOC and what GW2 is going to do. OR it will just be a server v server v server zone fighting for control. With the controlling team getting PvE bonuses etc..
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Looking at this new thread titled... New PvP Feature Hitting PTS Next Week - We Want You, Ascended!
... my Wild Speculation (aka my desperate hope) is:
- Three faction open zone PvP in Planetouched Wilds.
- The three factions are the animal factions mentioned before: Ram, Lion, and Raven. This allows both Guardian and Defiant to group together for their faction of choice.
- Players are transmogrified into avatars of their faction's choice--overriding players' gear, stats and skills--thus this becomes a PvP game of skill, not gear!
- Gear and stats are the same across the board for all factions--this allows for characters of any level to participate. There are special skills, abilities and perks specific to each faction.
- There are three animal-faction villages that need to be fought over and/or protected.
- There are daily and weekly/raid quests available for each faction.
- Rewards for participating are for a token system which can be turned in for both PvP and PvE set gear (allowing for an another way to obtain gear from the current choices given) or other gear items (specifically belts, weapons, shields/totems, rings, necklaces, trinkets, and essences).
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Just my two copper on the subject.
There was a quote saying: "keep your friends close and your enemies closer"
Doesn't the Faceless Man say this in the Defiant starting zone? And as for the iron Ram , doesn't his helm kinda look like a ram? Might he have something to do with this? Thoughts?
It's an invasion, they're hinting a new patch or even an expansion of some sort.
The echos would be people running around Meridian and Sanctum warning about something happening or about to happen.The voices echoed in chamber halls,
Through valleys wide and darkened den
The time has come for all to heed
For the flesh of Telara shall be rend
Look at the "Three points of the blade, but two edges bleed" pant. It's referring to the current war between the Guardians and the Defiants.As an answer comes with great resound
The drums of war fill the bitter air
Three points the blade, but two edges bleed
Not merely one thrust for the bloody fare
These lines suggest an internal conflict, to continue fighting the opposing faction due to your allegiance or to band together. Or it could possibly suggest that either side you choose, it wouldn't matter because both sides would perish.The fog of war, blood bridle deep
The time is now, a chance to decide
Which song you sing, which promise you keep
To bear upon Death's dear sweet bride
An invading force from a foreign far-away land is on it's way, being referred to as "The Ram"Growing seeds of domination born
All opposition shall give way
To an empire spanning from sea to sea
The iron Ram the only way
Looks like a Guardian's motto of some sort; The Guardians being referred to as a Lion. I really wouldn't know though due to I'm a defiant player.A promise given forever more
To conquer and to shed all fear
Never to rule, but born of war
The Lionís vigil to protect those held dear.
And it looks like the Defiants are being referred to as being a Raven.The Ravenís consequence of a latter day,
Our destruction will meet no end
Telara is doomed by our ill born fate
Unless we continue to ascend.
I think the last two verses are just showing some of the current factions' beliefs, but everything else relatively suggests that there will be a new faction entering the fray. It's impossible to tell if this faction is a completely new race or would be npc or player controlled, but one could hope for new lands at least, and if they consider it an "expansion", its a good guess that we could see a level-cap increase with it. Or it could just be a very large content patch, which would be awesome as well.
These are just my thoughts though, could be anything, I'm no poetry major or something, just trying to make sense of this.
Ok..after reading all 27 pages, I noticed that Alsbeth and Crucia were mentioned alot in reference to the stanza:
"The fog of war, blood bridle deep
The time is now, a chance to decide
Which song you sing, which promise you keep
To bear upon Death's dear sweet bride"
Well, we were told that thing's aren't referencing Crucia, so everyone seemed to assume that it had something to do with Alsbeth. What everyone is forgetting though is that it wasn't Alsbeth that, on Telara anyway, Regulos' first choice, but Asha Catari. The first two lines really make no sense refering to Alsbeth or Crucia....both MADE their decision a long time ago and show no evidence of wanting to change it....
If we take this stanza to actually refer to Asha <there are a few reasons, a some of them relating to cut scenes (She is seen mounted in the Defiant opening, as well as the Guardian, I belive...not sure since I made precicely one Guardian for all of 5 minutes just to see that scene) so there is the "blood bridle deep" reference.> The rest could refer to Zareph's return....and her having to choose which promise to keep...the one she made to Orphiel, as his protege and student, or the one she made to Zareph as his beloved.
For that matter the "Death" referred to doesn't necessarily have to be Regulos...it could refer to Zareph, himself. After all, he was dead...and they were supposed to get married.
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does anyone else think that
"The time is now, a chance to decide
Which song you sing, which promise you keep"
means a betrayal system like in eq2?
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Haven't played RIFT in a couple months (am sub'd till April 2013, though), but this thread intrigued me enough to dig up some old info.
Source:Arenas – some love them, some don’t. Are there any plans for an Arena or similar idea in RIFT at this time?
We have no plans for arenas at this time, RIFT is a massively multiplayer game and we really want to embrace the mechanics of getting large groups of players together and arenas are counter to that. That being said we are adding leaderboards to both PvE and PvP content complete with divisions and rankings so players looking to compete will have a great tool for measuring how badass they are. We’ve also got some exciting new PVP content cooking but it’s still too early for us to give any details.
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My ideas on this thread:
First off three factions seems very likely to me somehow but not sure how. It would set rift apart from other MMO's which would be good for trion. The clue for this is in the poem "Three edged sword and two edges bleed" a war between three people and two will die.
An idea i have for this is that players can choose their new faction regardless of race. This would possible help solve the guardian / defiant imbalance, i find it hard to imagine them implementing a whole new faction which if people want to play they have to level again from 0, that would leave this new faction miles behind the other two. The other idea is allow faction change but again i dont see that happening because an unequal amount of people would go to this new faction.
Also for people asking for new clues, its sunday today remember