PvP Buffs Coming to RIFT
RIFT’s Update 1.7 also brings changes to itemization. All level 45+ items prior to Hammerknell/Rank 8 are receiving an upgrade in stats in order to make the jump in power more consistent for everyone. Going forward, there will only be 3 available sets of PvP Gear for the post-50 game. As new sets are introduced, the lowest set will be retired.
Oh, and you know how everyone says SWTOR stole from every MMO ever? Well, here’s some irony: RIFT is borrowing an idea from SWTOR by introducing a new system known as Bolstering. Bolstering simply pumps up your stats to the minimum recommended for PvP.
Lastly, the new Mercenary system will reduce queue times by allowing you to team up with the opposite faction for a warfront — again, similar to SWTOR’s Huttball.
Call it coincidence, theft, or inspiration, these are two systems I welcome to the game.