With the launch of Carnival of the Ascended, the 1.7 patch for Trion Worlds’ popular MMORPG, newcomers will now be able to try out the first 20 levels absolutely free.
“In the past ten months, Rift has evolved at a breakneck pace, through seven massive updates that set new expectations for live MMOs, in features, in content, and in service,” said Scott Hartsman, Executive Producer of Rift and Trion’s CCO. “We think a Lite edition with no time limit is the best way for players to see what an amazing experience Rift continues to be.”
Rift Lite is accessible across all servers to anyone with a Trion account, giving potential Ascended a risk-free opportunity to play the game IGN called the “Best MMO Game” of 2011. Players can create a character and experience the first 20 levels in the plane-besieged world of Telara, working their way through the zones of Terminus, Mathosia, Freemarch, Silverwood, and visiting their faction’s capital cities.
In addition to the new trial, Rift 1.7 features many quality of life improvements, including:
- PvP Improvements – Smoother advancement and better rewards
- Ascended Weddings – Share eternity with your soulmate, Telara-style
- River of Souls Chronicle – Undead adventure for two
- New Master Mode Dungeon – Caduceus Rise
- Expert Dungeon Overhaul – More options, better loot!
- Better Endgame Equipment – Improved loot for your endgame Ascended
Today’s update marks the initial stage of the Carnival of the Ascended. In a few weeks, the largest and most spectacular World Event Telara has ever witnessed will kick off, celebrating the heroic feats of the Ascended. Amazing in-game events, special loot, and prizes will make the Carnival World Event something that won’t be soon forgotten.