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Rift introducing PvP 'Conquest' mode

Rift is adding a new PvP game mode called Conquest, in which three large-scale factions fight for control points.


Trion Worlds must figure you need another way to let out your aggression, because it's adding a new large-scale PvP mode for Rift, complete with three new factions to duke it out. The "Conquest" mode is getting its first test this Thursday at 4 PM PDT, if you'd like to jump in and give it a go.

The Rift blog details the mode, which will grant rewards for your team or individual bonuses that you can use outside Conquest mode. Trion notes that since this is a new feature, it will be tweaking the mode as they get feedback and data from the play tests.

Essentially, your team (faction) will be tasked with getting control points (Sourcestone Extractors), while fighting against other factions to prevent them from gaining them. Those control points open buffs and resources for your team, and the match ends when one team gains 40% of the control points, or when 5,000 players are killed. If the latter happens, a 10 minute trigger begins to grab as many of the points as you can. The blog promises that everyone can play a role in the victory, using crafters providing battlefield resources and upgrades as an example.

The three factions are Dominion (The Ram), Oathswarn (The Lion), and Nightfall (The Raven). Their differences are story-based around their respective philosophies, so they should be evenly matched. You'll be able to swap factions, though presumably not in the middle of a match.

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    May 16, 2012 12:00 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Rift introducing PvP 'Conquest' mode.

    Rift is adding a new PvP game mode called Conquest, in which three large-scale factions fight for control points.

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      May 16, 2012 12:12 PM

      3 factions...finally, someone remembers how it should be done.

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        May 16, 2012 12:15 PM!!!

        Align with one of three new factions, the biggest difference is their philosophy. (You will be able to change factions.)

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          May 16, 2012 12:25 PM

          i'm not super into PvP - why is this bad? :(

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            May 16, 2012 4:47 PM

            People which just switch off the the winning side. I assume they'll have some kind of control in to stop it.

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              May 16, 2012 5:53 PM

              yeah it seems like it will just be after a match ends so that seems okay.

              do you still play?

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                May 16, 2012 6:20 PM

                I don't. I come back now and then but I'm suffering from MMO burnout something fierce right now. Actually, I'm suffering from paying for anything like a MMO or pay2play games like Tribes:Ascend. I'm just done with them for the moment. Getting back to twitch shooters for a while.

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          May 16, 2012 1:04 PM

          Trion has done a lot right, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt that they will work out the kinks in the system and it will be fun.

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        May 16, 2012 12:30 PM

        You referring to Daoc?

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