Rifts first expansion Storm Legion will be released in fall 2012. We visited the developers at Trion Worlds in its new headquarters in Redwood, California, and surveyed the new-mage soul, the new continent, the great housing system, the fight against a giant and a number of new instances.
The creatures in Storm Legion
Rift: Storm Legion is the first expansion for Trion Worlds successful online role-playing game Rift. From the autumn, the players can look forward to ten new levels, two brand new continents of Dusken and Brevane. The developers Russ Brown and his colleague Simon Finch show us in a presentation. First, we jet through Brevane and the region of the eternal city.
The setting is desert-like, sand everywhere in between brown rocks and the omnipresent ruins of an ancient civilization. Here we see again the battle against the behemoth Volan, which can be found in the video below this message. This event will not fire zones, where the players have completed before another victory. What is, however, tells us not to.
But this is disputed successfully, then opens the old hideout of the essence and it is launching a large-scale boss fight. The creature has his paws sweep across the floor, throwing back what made players. Volan discharges in a burst of energy a magic bullet that explodes on impact or chasing a beam energy of the contest area, the better you will not get in the way.
Their split the behemoth piece by piece. Sun break off parts of his legs or arms, armor, fall down and expose vulnerabilities. Volan collected enough damage, he just runs away from battle, climbed over a nearby bridge and turns again - this time you raked it with catapults. This phase is over, smashed the giant a huge wall that was impassable until then. Behind it will open a new quest limited area with special tasks, rewards and dealers. Especially for artifact collectors and craft, the new section to be interesting, tells Russ Brown. The continent Dusken other hand, is totally dominated by the death level. This huge bones protruding from the earth, the sky is always dark and dominating your enemies accordingly from Regulos' level.
Exclusive: dimensions presented
Now two more coming Rift Developer: James Karras, producer, show and Lisa Boleyn, content designer, what is
Storm Legion offers seven instances for five players.
The Golem forge your enemies destroyed directly off the assembly line.
the Rift Housing team presents. To release it is for individual players advance through ten dimensions purchasable, so give Housing instances. Priced between cheap and expensive, the keys may appear at such a dimension, but also as a quest reward or even drop in a raid. James shows us a small sandstone house of luck in coastal sand shimmer. This copy of which now belongs to us, including a small garden and pond. James walked straight into the one-room bungalow and moved some furniture there - completely free. You can actually twist it and turn, and they react to each other: If your a chair at a table, because he remains. You can book the same number of positions are in a rack, which greatly improves the appearance.
The trick is to resize. James brings a flower pot from the inventory running short in the garden and take a palm tree, shrinks them along to almost two meters and packed them into the pot: voila, a house plant! Combine that with the stack effect, you can also create completely separate structures. Anyone can snap a few stones, theoretically resulting tinker a castle. Although all dimensions maximum object count, which is very high.
James then coated in several cases a high staircase that overlooks the house loose. So, there is a whiff of Minecraft feeling. Lisa says even that given the dimensions and practical benefits. So shall appear as very special fish in your home instance, and crafting options, placeables NPCs are being considered, but can also move on shortly after the release of Storm Legion - but at Trion patch policy that's just a matter of a few weeks.
in Storm Legion, there will be seven new instances.
The Empyrean Dungeon Core is devastated by the forces of the planes.
The housing is closed feature, now it's down to business. Producer Adam Gershowitz us first presents the new Mage-soul, the harbingers. We also learn what new souls to get the other three classes, but it asks us not to betray that. However, is the harbinger of a melee soul. This makes use of a magician conjured by three two-handed weapons, sword, ax or scythe. More on the soul, there was last week on video, which we have linked at the end of the message.
With the front-line wizards, we now move into the instance "Empyrean Core". This dungeon is one of seven new ones that come with this Storm Legion. Also occur during the phase level and to have maximum level 60 then a more challenging expert mode. The previous twelve 5-dungeons are not raised in the request and difficulty, any more than the previous raids. Of these, added with two new Storm Legion, currently the latest raids are but of small groups at level 60 to be quite manageable, tell the developers.
But back to the Empyrean core. The body lies beneath a ruined city, and is completely formed by the planes: In a large room are the wind whistling around your ears and lightning flashes wildly, another strange reptilian hosts defending a big, beating heart. Obviously the level of life is at work.
Our second dungeon outing is "Exodus of the Storm Queen". Here you will experience how Crucia leaves her prison. The location should be very familiar Rift players, because the dragon is in the middle of the frozen lake in front of the altar of labor in prison. So you beat her with numerous aides and minions of the dragon lady, until you finally going to witness a spectacular scene, as you finally manage to escape. On the next page you'll find an interview about the story of Storm Legion. Much more information on Storm Legion are in current buffedMagazin to find. The video presentation of the new Rift Mage soul harbinger of course we have more for you.