Last week RIFT Community Manager Elrar posted that Trion was investigating players who had exploited PVP Rifts. The exploit involved collaboration between players of opposing factions to trade PVP Rift shards without actual combat.
Trion has rolled back players who had exploited the system, and at least 1 player reported that the rollback was accurate.
There had been concern that innocent players would get rolled back, but from what I’ve heard, it was pretty unmistakeable that the shard-trading was exploiting, and it sounds like Trion did a very thorough job in taking away any inappropriate gains.
PVP Rifts were disabled for several days while Trion looked into the issue, but they were re-enabled yesterday, so it looks like Trion has implemented fixes. I’m glad PVP Rifts are back – they add more flavor to the PVP element of the game and have produced some very entertaining fights.
P.S. my Cleric hit level 50 last week and is now Rank 3. I’ve captured sweet PVP footage and will be posting a video of a rather unusual spec (Justicar/Shaman/Warden). I leveled up playing a Justicar/Shaman or Shaman/Justicar and I was curious to see whether I could find a melee spec that still functioned well at 50.
My current spec is highly durable, is very mobile, and provides solid healing capability. I’m sure I’ll get hated on when I post it on the Cleric forums, because it is not cookie-cutter. So far the spec has proven viable and effective even at Rank 3. It’s hard to say how well it will scale, but once I hit Rank 4 (~45k more Prestige) and get the PVP weapon, I should have a better perspective on how it scales.