Server Changes Coming to RIFT
MMO's are known for server changes. Gamer populations rise and fall as players leave and others come back or play the game for the first time. RIFT has announced that they have server changes coming beginning October 23rd for both North American and European servers.
The development team for RIFT at Trion Worlds has release a community announcement listing the changes and stating that they have been working to bring Telarans "a unified universe of RIFT shards per region." These changes they believe will be for the good of all who play RIFT.
One aspect of the server changes that the developer team has focused on is by increasing server population on existing servers by merging a few servers. This will help players on older hardware also be put on servers with newer hardware. Random pools for dungeons and warfronts will also be increased, making it where players will see different people as they queue up instead of the same players over and over.
Another feature the development team has been working on and is set to deploy is multiple language support. This will be of greater interest to players that do not speak English. Now if you speak other languages (such as French or German), you can now do so in the game. Content will be available in multiple languages through the server architecture.
Server Migration Information
Starting October 23rd in North America and October 24th in Europe, RIFT will begin to migrate the following shards to their target shards.
North American Servers
- Necropolis to Seastone
- Shatterbone to Wolfsbane
- Threesprings to Deepwood
- Volan to Bloodiron
- Bightweald to Gelidra
- Argent to Zaviel
- Nomi to Briesol
RIFT has also stated in an email to users that they will also be removing inactive names to allow them to go back into the pool of names that can be used before the unification process. The email should list characters that need to be logged into to preserve the name. Though to be safe, log into all your characters that you wish to preserve the name to.