PSA: Test The Latest Rift PvP, ‘Conquest’, This Thursday
Attention, Rift fans. This coming Thursday, Rift is introducing a new PvP, Conquest, for players to test out starting at 4 PM Pacific time. This will be the first time this new PvP has been available. Conquest offers players 3 new factions to choose from, and an open world environment in which to battle. The three factions, identified by unique sigil animals, are differentiated by differing philosophies. They are:
Dominion – The Ram
Members of the Dominion envision an empire ruled by the Ascended to protect mortals from the elemental horrors. A united Ascended empire can stand together to broker peace… and if peace is refused, the Dominion would be better able to wage war than the rag-tag adventuring bands of the past.
Oathsworn – The Lion
The Oathsworn have been given a gift. Either by divine will or advanced technology, they were brought back to the world with incredible power to fulfill a great purpose. The Ascended have saved the world time and time again from the danger of the planes. As the Ascended conquer the cults and the dragons, they must unite and prepare for the next great threat.
Nightfall – The Raven
Nightfall believes that the Ascended share ultimate purpose beyond protecting Telara from dragons, monsters, and cultists. The next step along the journey of Ascension is to leave this world for more cosmic realms, before it’s too late. For as power of the Ascended grows, only the might of the other Ascended can oppose them, and such a conflict would destroy any inhabited reality. Thus, all Ascended should leave Telara for good and journey into the planes to seek their ultimate purpose. Nightfall hopes this departure will be voluntary, but they will send dissenters to the River of Souls rather than allow their presence to further contaminate Telara.
Conquest promises widely balanced play in which “crafters play a vital role in every Conquest battle.” Players are permitted to change factions during play, and will earn rewards and bonuses that may be used outside of Conquest itself. For more information, see Rift’s official site.