players have a new place to adventure after the game's 2.5 update; Iron Pine Peak
has been completely redesigned. According to Trion Worlds
, the zone has been rebuilt from the ground up with the challenges inside being tweaked to accommodate players from levels 27-35 instead of 40-48.
The questing content has been reworked, with main story arcs being marked more clearly and providing greater rewards. Additionally, kill quests have been converted to Carnage quests and paths through each set of quests have been streamlined to reduce repetition. Trion explained that the zone's level requirements were reduced so that RIFT
players would encounter the Storm Legion
storyline earlier in their RIFT
careers, and so that give mid-level players more freedom in how and where they level.
Trion originally planned to rework Iron Pine Peak before RIFT's
initial launch but put the plan on the backburner due to the risk of changing so many things so close to release.