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Thought of the Day: “Delayed Boss Battles” or “Rift Lovers Pay Attention”

RIFT has rifts; cool idea, seemingly impressive execution: elementals will pour on from dynamically generated rifts and destroy anything they can find in their path.

Here is a thought. What if:

  1. The elite units coming out of these portals got increasingly powerful the longer they went unchecked
  2. The longer you wait to take the elites down (thus allowing them to become more powerful and tougher to take down), the better rewards you get
  3. (optional) If they are separated from the elemental plane for too long, they eventually begin to lose their power (so we don’t get infinitely powerful enemies)

The point being what if the player base was in a competition to see who would let the Rift survive the longest to reap better rewards, instead of bum-rushing the elementals every time there was a rift opening up in an area?

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  1. January 15, 2011 at 4:38 am | #1

    Interesting idea! But I don’t think the optional can be optional. Elite mobs players can’t handle are rampaging unchecked as it is :P

    • January 15, 2011 at 5:26 pm | #2

      Oh really? Yeah, I had a feeling there’d be a price to pay for such dynamic content.

      I also wonder if this will turn out like the zombie invasion in WoW: fun at first, and then you realize nothing you do has any impact on the world!

  2. Zygwen
    January 17, 2011 at 9:03 pm | #3

    I think leaving a rift open on purpose so you can farm the invasions that escape would be in some ways trying to exploit the system. I’m surprised that I haven’t really seen that done in beta. Some people will stay at the edge of town and clear any invasions that make it there but eventually there is a band of players that will attempt to close the rift.

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