The MMO Report: Rift Patch 1.8 Exclusive First Look
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As Ascended you lead thrilling, immortal lives full of combat and adventure, but sometimes, you just want to get away from it all. You want to immerse yourself in the wonder of this unique, plane-touched world, search for hidden treasures, and seek calm from the din of war. Now, Telara's defenders can heed the call of nature and trek out into the great outdoors with two all-new, bonus trade skills: Fishing and Survival.
Coming in RIFT 1.8: Infernal Dawn, these trades can be enjoyed by everyone in addition to any existing crafting or gathering skills you possess!
Fishing is an easy way to pull delicious fish and other treasures from Telara's waters. To go fishing you only have need of a pole, purchased from any Fishing Trainer found in your cities crafting area - but if you want to be a true bait master and land the biggest catches you can craft Lures to improve your chances!
Just head to the nearest body of water, press your fishing hotkey and click the location where you want to cast your line. Wait till your fishing pole bends to click the hotkey again (this can happen more than once as the fish tries to run). Now that you've set the hook, gather your catch before it escapes - then fry it up with Survival!
Of course, not everything you catch will be edible. Fishermen (and women) have been known to pull up artifacts from their current zone and other treasures of the deeps. Try fishing in different locales for a chance at rare catches!
Survival of the Hungriest
While Fishing is a gathering skill, Survival is a crafting skill designed to complement it. Survival teaches you how to cook fish into delicious meals, which bestow buffs for all roles and calings. You can even make tents, bedrolls (which give the rested XP buff to you or your group), and other gear for roughing it with your fellow Ascended.
Have fun living off the land when RIFT 1.8 goes live soon - happy hunting!
Source: RIFT Community