Rift: Prophecy of Ahnket is the third major expansion of the Rift MMORPG. It was originally named as Starfall Prophecy but was changed to Prophecy of Ahnket due to some legal issues. It is the first paid expansion pack ever since Rift shifted to the Free-to-play business model back in 2013 (note – it was made free later). Rift wants to go back to their original business model so new and current players have to buy it before accessing the new map and features.
Rift Prophecy of Ahnket is an expansion pack, so it does not change a lot of things, but it does add new content to the established MMORPG. As usual, most improvements are at the end game, so the expansion boosted the level cap to 70 (the previous cap was 65). This gives experienced players more room for growth as they enjoy the additional content Prophecy of Ahnket has provided. Also, the new players can easily jump to the previous cap if they want to easily access new content and zones.
Rift – Prophecy of Ahnket also adds more content specifically for character customization. Players can now gain legendary powers by utilizing the unique soul system of Rift, which can entirely change the player’s play style. More new features include guild levels and crafting tiers, and new equipment type called the Eternal Items. It also adds new Planar Fragments to make players’ equipment better and more powerful. Active Upgrade is also included in this expansion – it is basically side quests for upgrading your gear.
One of the most exciting new feature added by the Prophecy on Ahnket is the five new massive zones, which are the Tenebrean Schism, Xarth Mire, Ashenfell, Scatherran Forest and Gedio Badlands. Not only that, it also adds two new dungeons, the Temple of Ananke and Intrepid Darkening Deeps, and a new raid.
Speaking of raids, the raid system has been totally upgraded. Players can now easily participate raids with the improved Raid System. Individual loots and rewards are much better as players have a high chance to get the best items for their characters.
PVP has also been improved. Rift – Prophecy of Ahnket introduces the very first Fortress Sieges. In these sieges, players can join huge open-world battles, which is an amazing way to test your character against a group of different players. The siege may range from solo to group battles. Players can now finally do instant adventures with the new Rift Assault Adventures.
The most technical update in this expansion is that it introduces the new 64-bit client and the newly implemented True Multicore Support. Most players do not really care about this stuff, but it definitely increases the stability of frame rates.