If you’re playing RIFT and you’re not a Patron, you may want to consider becoming one following the announcement of a major upgrade to the game’s optional subscription.
“We’ve buffed our Patron subscription option with new and improved benefits,” the developer wrote. “In addition to the extra currency, summons, Mount speed, store discounts, artifact tracking, daily quests, and bonus loot Patrons currently enjoy (whew, that’s a mouthful), we’re adding rewards that Ascend the Ascended experience like never before.”
First up, all Patron players will receive a passive 40 percent permanent buff to Experience, Favor, Notoriety, Prestige, and Token gains, instead of the usual 2-hour daily vials. Also, the time to mount up will be reduced by 25 percent and the chance to be dismounted when hit is being reduced by five percent.
Next is a new Patron Fast pass that allows Patrons to fast travel to any location once every 30 minutes. Finally the cooldown on planar abilities has been reduced to 15 minutes for Patrons.