Thanks to our friends at Trion Worlds, GamingRing.com is pleased to offer our visitors a chance to participate in the upcoming closed beta of Rift: Planes of Telara. We will be releasing our VIP keys throughout the week, ending with a soon to be announced contest on Friday. Be sure to follow us on twitter for our latest updates.
Our next batch of 50 keys awaits. Good Luck, everyone!
For event details and account registration please visit Rift’s Beta Portal.
Update: All keys were distributed within the first 20 seconds. We will be offering another round of keys some time tomorrow morning (although a smaller portion). An additional 50 keys will be made available for our contest on Friday. A few keys will also be distributed via twitter.
GR revisits Rift: Planes of Telara, the upcoming fantasy based MMORPG, starting with our exclusive audio interview from E3 2010. Followed by our Rift Video Playlist, the official Developer Diaries, Trion World’s E3 2010 Presentation, and our Gallery of the latest screenshots.
Rift is currently in closed beta and will be available for the PC, with a scheduled release date of 2011.
A powerful magical explosion has left the veil between Telara and other planar dimensions thin and torn. Treacherous and powerful, rifts can occur when two planes intersect, allowing passage between different dimensions. Planar rifts may grant otherworldly power to those brave enough to seize them, or they may be the doorways to invasion.
Now, no part of Telara is truly safe. A sudden invasion could happen anywhere. And rumors abound of rifts which become gateways to enter these mysterious otherworldly planes. Some are drawn to experience these phenomena for themselves, while others snap into action to defend our sacred land from unknown dangers.
Join legions of adventurers in Rift: Planes of Telara, a new fantasy Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game set in a world being torn apart. Rifts violently rip into reality across the land and release powerful forces that threaten the very existence of Telara. Each breach brings with it new characters, events, and treasures, while the world itself changes dynamically around you.
Play with your friends across vast, lavishly detailed environments, or take them on head-to-head in challenging Player vs. Player (PvP) combat as you battle to uncover the secrets of the planes. Build and advance your character, choosing from several distinct races and utilizing an innovative new class system with nearly limitless possibilities.
The rifts have divided the people and endanger the world. Whether you fight to seal the rifts forever or harness their power for your own benefit, epic adventures lie ahead.
• Rifts – As rifts tear into the world, they twist reality around them, presenting a new, massively social Player vs. Environment (PvE) experience, and enabling players to take part in the defense against planar invasions. Once triggered, a rift opens a doorway, allowing plane-touched, magical creatures to spill forth into Telara, motivating players to organize, fight together, and reap greater rewards. For instance, rifts opening from the Plane of Life choke and corrupt the surrounding areas with deadly, primeval flora, while mutated planar invaders pour through the rift to besiege Telara.
• Dynamic Layered Content – The world of Telara is filled with thousands of unexpected encounters, from wandering merchants to explosive rifts unleashing massive planar invasions, creating an experience that goes beyond static quests and story arcs. Rift’s dynamic layered content redefines the meaning of a living, breathing online world.
• Unique Class System – Shape and progress your character with Rift’s unique class system as you see fit, with hundreds of possible combinations. Earn and embrace the souls of Telara’s ancient champions in order to gain their unique powers and abilities.
• High Definition Graphics – Stunning visual depth brings unique conceptual designs to life. Advanced lighting techniques and intensely detailed characters and creatures set Rift apart from any other MMO on the market.
• Opposing Factions – In a land under siege from otherworldly armies, the champions of Telara have become divided and must choose sides in an ongoing civil war. The oath-bound Guardians fight to restore the faith of a world that once was, while the reckless Defiant seek to unearth long dead technologies to usher in a new age.
For an all encompassing guide visit Telarapedia.com, the original Rift wiki.