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Rift's devs challenge fans to name an orphaned soul


When you think about it, it's pretty hard to come up with the massive list of made-up names necessary for a wholly fabricated fantasy world. Sure, it's initially easy to come up with your "Death-this" and "Swamp-of-that" and "blank-of-the-Damned," but after a while the creative well drains. Rift: Planes of Telara's developers claim this to be the case as they ask fans to help them think up a starstruck name for one of their orphaned souls.

This is an excellent opportunity to become part of the game itself by injecting your brain juices directly into the code. Entering the contest is ridiculously easy: Just head over to the Rift forums (you must have a registered account) and submit your suggestion. In a few days, the devs will pick a number of intriguing monikers out of the hat and then throw them to the community and Trion Worlds team for a vote.

Souls are Rift's unique version of classes, and this particular unnamed soul will be a type of mage. According to the devs, this soul will "focus these life energies into a devastating force, or recycle destructive magic to heal their allies." It boasts more survivability than mages are used to but lacks as much destructive power or strong healing as a result. What do you think it should be called? Head over to the Rift forums, and let's see a Massively reader win this thing!

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