Rift has had quite a few expansions that were sold separately and unlocked significant features of the MMORPG like Callings and Souls.
Trion decided that it was time to fuse all these major expansions into one big pack, and thus, Essentials Edition
was born. Sold for around $50, Essentials Edition provides you with everything you really need to begin your adventures in Rift, or if you stopped playing a while ago, you can now quickly catch up with the missed content.
The Essentials Edition provides the following:
• All of the Souls from the Nightmare Tide and Storm Legion DLC packs
• Primalist Calling with 6 Souls
• Planewalker: Water ability (gear unlock)*
• 2 bag slots*
• 2 Earring slots*
The Essentials Edition will be limited to new accounts starting May 11
, which means it is truly "essential" to grab it before that date. After that, Trion will not continue selling the pack for returning players. The price is quite heavy, but with the Essentials Edition you are able to instantly unlock a good deal of the previous major additions to Rift, and for that reason, it might just be worth it.