Rifting Trial Update
In early December, we started a rifting trial focused on adjusting the protection for defenders in their homelands. The protection for defenders in Heiron and Beluslan was removed. The protection of defenders in Morheim and Eltnen was kept in place, but lowered.
Before the holidays, we surveyed players in-game regarding the trial changes. The survey responses showed:
The majority of players agreed with having a change to the large protective buffs put in place in for rifting.
The majority of players agreed with having the protections in Heiron and Beluslan removed.
The majority of players told us that though they liked the lowering of the protective buff in Morheim and Eltnen, they felt that the protective buff should be slightly increased.
We are extending the rifting trial a few more weeks. You have told us that lower level characters could use a bit more protection, and so we are planning to slightly increase the amount of protection for defending characters in Morheim and Eltnen.
Near the end of the trial, we will again survey you (our players) to gauge your opinions on the changes introduced in this rifting trial. We then plan to return the rifting protections back to their previous levels, analyze your responses, and communicate with you about what plans are in regards to rifting and the protection for defenders.
Thank you so much for your participation, interest, and feedback throughout this process.[Comment]