One of the best things about Rift is the super versatile UI. There are many settings that can be changed to create a unique and functional UI tailored to your needs.
Some people will also use the Gadgets add on to supplement or even completely replace the UI.
You can find information about Recommended Add Ons here.
For a player just starting out there are a few settings that you will want to change straight away to make your journey more enjoyable. Once you are familiar with the main functions of the UI, you can then start tweaking settings, locations and sizes to make it work best for you.
Your Rift UI can be easily copied over to all your characters.
Settings to change before you start playing
A few small UI adjustments
More in depth settings
Creating a UI that works for you
Adding Ability Bars
To change your number of ability/action bars go to..
system > settings > interface > action bars.
You can have up to 11 action bars total, 7 bottom and 4 side.
Your action bars are linked to the role that you have loaded, when you switch role you will have a fresh set of action to put all your skills into.
You can tick the box on the list of action bars to make that action bar shared across all your roles, this is great for skills/abilities that you use that are not linked to your spec, such as teleports, mounts and other fluff.
You can add key binds to all of your action bars in the Key Bindings menu
Creating more tabs
Click the + to create a new chat tab. You can make chat tabs with various different filters, so you can see only your loot in one tab, just guild chat or whispers in another, and maybe a chat tab just for zone events too. You can make up to 5 extra tabs (7 total) and tailor each of them with different filters so that you can keep track of everything easily.
You can change font size and background colour of each chat tab, as well as the text colour for each chat channel, by right clicking the tab and changing the general settings.
You can also pull a chat tab out of the box and keep it separate, so you can keep an eye on two tabs at a time (as shown on the left).
Making your chat box a pleasent place!
Some of the global chat channels can get a little ‘spicy’ at times.
You can create seperate chat tabs without some or all of the global channels to give yourself a break from the masses.
You can also leave a channel by typing “/leave level 1-29”
You can rejoin the channel by typing “/join level 1-29”
It is much easier to just tick or untick the channels in the chat settings though.
If a player is being particularly bothersome then you can left click on their name to instantly pop them on ignore. If you think they are Violating the Code of Conduct then you can report them using this same menu.
Players you have ignored will be added to your ignore list in the social UI/menu.
Ignoring a player ignores their entire account, all your characters will now be ignoring all their characters.
Ignored players will not be matched with you in dungeon groups.
An ignored player that tries to /w you will get a message to say you are ignoring them.
Create your own channels!
You can create your own chat channels to talk with your friends. You may be invited to playermade channels that are shared by 2 or more guilds or that are for talking about certain game aspects such as dimensioneering.
To join a channel simply type..
/join [channel name]
Some channels will be hosted on a different shard to you, so you will need to type the shard name too, for instance: