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Oct 18 2016
Top five RIFT Starfall Prophecy features
There's nothing like the release of a new expansion to liven up your favorite online rpg. People talk quite a bit about the joy of that new car smell, but I personally really enjoy the virtual equivalent of the new expansion smell. A really good mmo expansion ushers in not only a bunch of new content, but they also introduce new or updated features to the mix. RIFT has had several really intriguing expansions, and their latest, Starfall Prophecy,...
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Aug 05 2016
rift starfall prophecy preorders
There are expansions and there are premium expansions. The latter is where the Rift Starfall Prophecy expansion belongs to, the first ever for the online rpg, costing $39.99 and "dramatically" expanding the accessible game world. Starfall Prophecy not only expands the size of Telara with five new zones, two new dungeons, one raid and technical upgrades galore, but also lifts the player level cap to 70.You can also expect a shower of new craf...
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Jun 15 2016
Does mmo design work against players grouping?
Probably the best feature of mmorpg games is that a person is never truly alone in them. I remember when the first major online games came on the market, such as Ultima Online and EverQuest, and it blew my mind that you could form an mmo group with players across the country and even the world. This was a heady feeling, and it seemed that the mmo design of that era was implemented to force people to group together. The online games today are a di...
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May 29 2016
Is Scott Hartsman right about mmo players and f2p games?
There's no doubt in the minds of mmo gamers that free-to-play is the dominant force in online gaming. Practically every subscription-based game has either folded or converted to the f2p model of revenue. Some of games that made the transition from subscription to f2p mmo games were successful, while others were far less so. RIFT, developed by Trion Worlds, is one of the more successful examples, and many f2p players said that the original free-to...
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Mar 11 2016
rift 5th anniversary
Stock up the Gatorade and prepare for a hectic month ahead in Rift as the fantasy MMO marks its 5th anniversary. Trion Worlds will be piling on a bountiful spread of Rift 5th anniversary events, promotions and other player pamperings over the coming weeks. From now until April 5, players can start earning Rift 5th anniversary tickets by participating in zone events, clearing random dungeons and Warfronts, and taking on weekly crafting quests. ...
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Feb 22 2016
rift unicorn mounts unicornalia
Another unicorn fever will hit Rift starting this Wednesday, February 24, with the comeback of the Unicornalia event. Players can log in to join the Rift Unicornalia event, taking on quests that will earn them Sparkle Essences which can then be turned in for the majestic Onyx and Opal Unicorn mounts.The grand adventure to own these winged beauties begins in Meridian or Sanctum by conversing with Planar Research Institute representatives. Th...
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Oct 08 2015
rift 3 4 primalist calling
Awaken your wild side as the Primalist, the newest calling to be unleashed in Rift. The latest 3.4 update activates the Rift Primalist calling, which draws on Furry and Cunning to become a savage fighter, and is capable of unleasing a Primal Avatar to rip apart opponents. The Primalist is available via the Wilds Pack or the Primalist Calling Pack in the Rift mmo game store. The Rift 3.4 update also breaks open a massive new zone, another wicked...
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Sep 30 2015
Rift price change angers EU players
It's a fact that the world of mmo games is global. On one hand, such a phenomenon is great as gamers can throw down or adventure with other gamers from other countries. On the downside, economics can vary wildly from region to region, which can have an impact upon mmo pricing. Such is the case as Trion Worlds announced a Rift price change that will go into effect with Update 3.4 that will launch on October 7th. The result is that players from the...
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Aug 24 2015
Interview showcases RIFT Primalist development
It's always interesting to sneak a peek into the inner workings of how mmo games get made. With the recent announcement of the upcoming RIFT Primalist class, Trion Worlds decided to have an in-house interview with one of the game's developers over class design and the creation of souls within the game. The developer being interviewed is Senior Systems Designer Jeff "Red Hawk" Hamilton. The RIFT interview starts off with some background info on J...
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Apr 15 2015
rift echoes
When Rift launched their Nightmare Tide expansion, they changed the way we played it forever. It wasn't merely a bunch of new quests, tethered together by scraps of storyline and plot - an entire underwater realm collided with the MMORPG, taking gamers to new depths, guiding them through stunning, aquatic worlds on giant shark mounts, unlocking an entirely new volume in the Rift saga. If they wanted to, they could have simply stopped there and a...
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