Expanded Description Thousands of players join together online, to protect the world from inter-planar calamity, and to carry on a brutal civil war fueled by the essence of life and death. Rift is a persistent-world role-playing game with solo and group-oriented quests, flexible character-class customization, and an original fantasy setting. The world of Telara is special because of its proximity to other planes of existence. Ancient protections have recently been unbalanced, allowing these other planes to collide with Telara, creating violent rifts which offer passage back and forth to other realms of reality.
Rift's four main playable classes are mage, cleric, rogue, and warrior, each with several sub-class choices. As characters progress, they earn points for new abilities and unlock additional sub-classes. Advanced players can save up to four different ability configurations, and switch between these "roles" at will (when not in combat). Choosing from six available character races, players align with either the Guardian or the Defiant, and the game's player-versus-player battles are fought between these two factions. The interface is similar to those of contemporary online RPGs, with mouse-and-keyboard control and an action-button panel across the bottom of the screen. Rift requires a paid subscription for ongoing play.
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Game Special Features
Persistent-world online RPG with an original fantasy setting
Extensive character customization, save-and-swap configurations
Solo and group quests, faction-driven player-versus-player battles
Volatile rifts in reality offer passage to other planes of existence
Control Elements Keyboard Mouse
ControlInstruction MOVEMENT: W Key, Up Arrow = move forward; S Key, Down Arrow = move backward; A Key, Left Arrow = turn left; D Key, Right Arrow = turn right; Mouse (Both Buttons) = move; Mouse (Right Button) = turn; Q Key = strafe left; E Key = strafe right; Spacebar = jump; 1 Key (Numberpad) = walk/run; Num Lock Key = auto-run; Mouse (Left Button) = orbit camera around yourself; Mouse (Wheel) = zoom; Alt Key & Z Key = zoom; Mouse (Center Button) = look around; V Key = look behind (hold); COMBAT & INTERACTION; Left-Click = target a specific item, character, or creature; Right-Click = interact with world item, inventory item, or character; Z Key = cycle weapon; X Key = sheathe/unsheathe weapons; Tab Key = target next enemy; Shift Key-Tab Key = target previous enemy; Ctrl Key-Tab Key = target next friendly; Shift Key-Ctrl Key-Tab Key = target previous friendly; T Key = auto-attack; 1 Key-0 Key, ' Key, Equals Key = use an ability in the action bar; Ctrl Key + 1 Key-0 Key = use an ability in your pet's action bar; Shift Key/1 Key-Shift Key/6 Key = switch action bar; F1 Key = select self; F2 Key-F5 Key = select group member 2-5; Alt Key/1 Key-Alt Key/8 Key = mark target; Esc Key = cancel target; F Key = select target of target; Shift Key-F Key = set focus target; CHARACTER MANAGEMENT; Ctrl Key-U Key = toggle ui; C Key = character sheet; L Key = quest log; I Key = collections; N Key = soul tree; P Key = abilities; Y Key = raid dialog; K Key = warfronts queue display; ` Key = warfront summary; G Key = guild window; H Key = achievements; O Key = friends list; Esc Key = game options menu; M Key = main map; B Key = all bags; Shift Key-B Key = primary bag; Ctrl Key-F Key = inventory search; Comma Key = crafting interface; Esc Key = close interface windows