RIFT™ is the complete MMO experience you’ve been waiting for! Dynamic conflict and a revolutionary class system await you in this world besieged by the elemental planes. RIFT is now open to all users for their final beta event, Telara the Merciless, and The Escapist has a guild on 2 different servers with 2 different factions to show the world of Telara what we are made of!

Adventure in the world of Telara as either a noble Guardian or technomagical Defiant and enter a dynamic fantasy where 8 primal forces battle for control and the landscape is ever-changing. Build your own class using the Ascended Soul system, embark on challenging quests, battle others in exhilarating Player vs. Player combat, achieve new heights of power by tackling epic raids, and so much more! Join The Escapist guild in this full-featured MMO and together we can rid the land of these monstrous rifts, become heroes of the realm and gain some epic loot in the process. RIFT is most certainly the epic MMO experience you've been waiting for.

Since RIFT is now open to the public for their final beta event, we want to host an event on two different servers. If you would like to play as a Guardian, head over to the Byriel server and get an invite into The Escapist Guild. For those of you who would like to play as the Defiant, jump on to the Wolfsbane server and get an invite into the Zero Punctuation Guild. Our goal is to have a lot of fun with our community, as well as show everyone in Telara our combined might! While you don’t have to PvP, there is a way to flag ourselves, just in case we want to wreck shop across two different servers. Keep reading on the rules of participation and how to get your free RIFT account from Trion.

How to Participate

  • You must be a registered member of The Escapist. You can sign up for your free account by clicking here, or Login with Facebook.
  • You must be at least 13 years of age to participate.
  • To create your RIFT account, head over to the Trion page by clicking here. Once you are done, you will be notified via email that you account has been updated with access.
  • After you log in, feel free to create a character on the Byriel server as a Guardian or the Wolfsbane server to be part of the Defiant. Our suggestion would be to make one on both and try both factions.
  • Once you have created your character, log in and search for The Escapist guild on Byriel or the Zero Punctuation guild on Wolfsbane. Anyone and everyone can invite, so send a member a private message and ask for an invite.

System Specifications for Gameplay

Minimum System Specification Operating system: Windows XP, Vista or 7
Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz or better
Memory: 2 GB
Hard disk space: 8.0 GB available
Video: Nvidia GeForce FX 5900, ATI/AMD Radeon X300, Intel GMA X4500 or better.
Sound: DirectX 8.1 compliant card
DirectX®: 9.0c, June 2010 update
Broadband internet connection (DSL, cable modem or other high speed connection)

Recommended System Specification Operating system: Windows XP, Vista or 7
Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or better
Memory: 4 GB
Hard disk space: 8.0 GB available
Desktop Video: Nvidia GTS 250 or better
Notebook Video: Nvidia GTX 200M series or better
Sound: DirectX 8.1 compliant card
DirectX®: 9.0c, June 2010 update
Broadband internet connection (DSL, cable modem or other high speed connection)

More about RIFT

  • Full-Featured: Guilds, dungeons, raids, auctions, crafting, a vibrant economy, Player vs. Player combat, and more!
  • Deeper Gameplay: New features like Guild Quests and Artifact Collections enhance your gaming experience by giving you earned achievements that matter.
  • Highly Accessible HD Graphics: Play a game that has stunning visuals on virtually any computer, even if your PC isn’t state-of-the-art.
  • World as Your Adversary: Extra-planar creatures surge into the world from rifts, turning bastions of safety into frenzied battlefields. Defeat these monsters and earn unique rewards, or use them to your advantage by forcing enemies to engage them. Your choices impact others!
  • 8 Primal Forces: Creatures from the Air, Earth, Fire, Water, Life, and Death planes battle for control of the world of Telara! Two warring factions—the Guardians and the Defiant—face off against each other and fight creatures from the planes as they seek to save the world.
  • PvP Combat: Battle others in exhilarating Player vs. Player combat! Earn PvP ranks, titles, loot, and unique souls to further enhance your character. Head to cross-server Warfronts and fight others in world PvP.
  • Build Your Class: No other game lets you build your class the way RIFT does. Specialize in a single class or pick and choose abilities from many to create a character uniquely suited to your play style—and have fun while you experiment!
  • Choose Your Role: Each character can have up to four different roles, so you can choose different classes for every situation! You might have one for PvP and another for raids; or perhaps you want a high-damage or high-defense build. The choice is yours to mix and match as you see fit!