Long gone are the days of seemingly endless camps or 72 player raids
slogging through hours of trash just for a shot at a contested boss in
the hope of shiny new loot. Like it or not the new era of MMOGs have
taken the loot carrot off of the string and have peeled it, cooked it,
smothered it in honey and dropped it right on our virtual plates. Rift is no
exception to this and has multiple paths available for players to earn
high quality gear doing whatever they enjoy in the world of Telara. One
of the most interesting and fun methods of obtaining blues and purples
is done via exploring some of the more hidden areas of the world and
through completing puzzles.
Every zone in Rift has hidden within it objects that, if found, can be looted once per character and typically contain high quality gear Â although results may vary. These are usually identified as Cairns (a man-made stone pile commonly used as a marker or a burial tomb), and are often placed in an area that is hard to access, requiring precise jumps or persistent wall walking to reach. Puzzles are also a once per character event that require varying amounts of deduction or luck to complete and will award a lootable chest and an achievement.