According to a forum post by RIFT CM James ‘Elrar’ Nichols some big changes are coming in which the two factions will take steps toward unification. Of course, things won’t be all champaign and roses between the two factions — they do still have some major differences to work out. But, as often happens, the two factions must put them aside for the greater good.
With all this in mind, Elrar made a small list of the things that players will be able to do cross faction once update 1.10 hits — including weddings… And of course anyone who wants a peek at them before they hit the live servers can check them out on the PTS.
The list is as follows:
Already on PTS:
- Open world groups/public groups
- Cross Faction Trade
- Looking for Dungeon Tool
- Entering a Dungeon/Raid
- Instant Adventure
- Chat (channels & tells including cross shard)
- Quest sharing
- Friends List & Ignore
- Group Queuing for Conquest/Warfronts
Players on PvP Shards will only be able to participate in random dungeon groups with members of the opposite faction (besides Warfronts/Conquest obviously). You will also only be able to send tells to players of the opposite faction on shards other than your own.
If you are flagged for PvP on any shard you will only be able to group with members of your own faction – flagging for PvP while in a cross faction group will warn you that doing so will result in your removal.
In other awesome RIFT news, Trion currently has a special offer going for current (and former) subscribers who are willing to subcribe for the next year. Anyone willing to drop $119.98 via the official site will recieve the RIFT Storm Chaser Edition which will include Storm Legion for free as well as an exclusive mount and in-game title.