If you’ve wandered away from Rift — maybe to a galaxy far, far away — Trion Worlds is pulling out all the stops to get you back.

Update 1.8 is adding the hobby skills fishing and survival, introducing leaderboards  and a guild finder and also making it easier for high-level characters to go back and experience low-level content.

But the new trailer for 1.8 is all about the new raid, Infernal Dawn.

Here the dragons of fire and earth — Maelforge and Laethys — combine forces and it’ll be up to 20 players to bring them down. Trion’s got a horde of bosses lined up, ready for players to slaughter, including a fight on a pirate ship in a lake of fire; which will have players scrambling to and fro to battle its captain and his malevolent deckhands.

Also, as mentioned on the Update 1.8 page, “The Carnival of the Ascended ends in fiery catastrophe.” It’s probably the clowns’ fault.

It’s always the clowns’ fault.

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Jason Winter has held several positions in the tabletop and video-gaming industry since 1996, including writer, editor, marketing coordinator, and game designer. He's the former editor of Beckett Massive Online Gamer and almost considers himself competent in PvP. In addition to his work with Gamebreaker.tv, he also blogs about video games at http://jasonwinter.wordpress.com.
  • Feebsy

    Is the Sanctum gone permanently? Just wondering.

    • http://twitter.com/Scargrim Josh

      I can’t say for sure it won’t ever come back… but it has been gone a while. There was a forum post regarding this a little while back. http://forum.gamebreaker.tv/viewtopic.php?id=3743

      This Rift raid looks amazing, wish people gave this game more of a look. That said I don’t have much cash and i’m enjoying SWTOR still. I’ll keep checking in on Rift though and like what they’re doing at Trion. They just need to work on better marketing.

    • Deathstar2x

      The Sanctum does not have the influx of news/stories as other games, therefore it has been either delayed or cancelled. If there is any information on Rift, it will henceforth be on TWIMMO.

      I think it has been mentioned before, but if I’m wrong, best to ask a moderator/host. :-)

  • John Mccracken

    lvl300 Piss Drinker LFW PST

  • kyle robinson

    Best MMO out by far.