RIFT players have clocked 45,817 years of gameplay

There’s nothing like a good anniversary to brings out the infographic-making in developers, and so it is with RIFT’s fourth birthday. Trion Worlds posted a lengthy list of stats for the game today as well as a few giveaway codes (that are most certainly used up by now).

For instance, did you know that collectively, RIFT players have logged 45,817 years of game time? Or that the least popular race is Dwarf (9%)? Or that the most popular calling is the Rogue (28%)? Or that the most rare pet is a Loner hermit crab, with only 28 copies in-game? If nothing else, this infographic proves that the Defiant faction is the underdog by a whopping 8%.

You can check out the full infographic after the break.

[Source: RIFT]

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Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

Great for lore too, since the first bard was a dwarf woman.

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

*light-skinned elves.

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

I don’t like the noses of the high elves. It’s a weird sticking point, but there you go. They all have pug noses. Very dainty pug noses, but pug noses all the same.
Kelari on the other hand have bridges and tip angles that feel more graceful to me.
Also kelari are tropical dark elves, early in their lore they fled to the islands where they adapted and diversified in a land where grass skirts and tiki torches wouldn’t be out of place, how cool is that?

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

The design and storytelling in Nightmare Tide (3.0) is greater than that of Choco rift Rift, IMO, and for an expansion given away to anyone, that’s pretty amazing.

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

They do more in Rift than any of Trion’s other games, but they still unabashedly run cavalier with player trust in the pursuit of their wallets.

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

Lol! I have a similar issue with a friend that only rolls ‘light side’ characters. I can play either, but just prefer the look of dark-skinned Kelari, that said you can faction change and keep your favorite race if you wish, but his overzealous insistence on ‘light side only’ (which is silly considering Defiant and Guardian both have their share of brutal/ treacherous assholes), had left a bad taste in my mouth and madeit tough for me to play Guardian on Rift or Alliance on WoW back in the day.

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

You rely ought to, even just for the experience of swimming through pools of water that have vertical cut off planes, so that you can swim out and fall from a few stories up, or walk in at ground level and suddenly be immersed under 20 meters of water and buoyant.
Also there are the ‘ceiling seas’ mentioned in the infographic, very surreal in their own right.

Project54
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Project54

AdeptusEnginus

Nope I wish there were more of these, for more games, more of the time. I wish games actually made these sorts of stats publicly accessible/ query-able as well. I’d love to be able to see how many times a particular mob has been killed, how many other people have a particular achievement/item/mount etc.

Ghostmourn
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Ghostmourn

Rebel Engie DavidBrown2 here here

Ghostmourn
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Ghostmourn

Wow that’s a really cool breakdown, go Rift! A wonderful mmo in its own right!

victorianrobot
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victorianrobot

I enjoy infographics like this. Often they list random little things i wouldn’t think to ask about! I absolutely do NOT, however, like limited-number codes, especially when it’s to celebrate a huge milestone. I wonder why they didn’t go with ingame mail of some kinda gift pack for everyone and instead went with something that only 1000 people could redeem? Who thought that was a good idea? Haha. “Thanks for playing…here’s a gift of thanks for 1000 of you!” When it’s like this, it alienates so many people. I’d imagine the codes being redeemable for a weekend or so would go over much better and allow more people from more regions to feel a part of the festivities. Time zones can be killer in a race to redeem like this.
I haven’t played Rift in ages but I loved the costume system. Hmm. To try it again or not…I had a female Bahmi Cleric if I remember right!

scfs123
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scfs123

Can i just say, that class breakdown is actually really impressive on Trions behalf?
Near identical playerbases across the classes is something almost no MMO can claim…and they actually do it lol

Good on them.
I need to update this game again and check out the expansion one of these weekends.

ArbsX
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ArbsX

Greaterdivinity Baemir Good lore & story telling is one of the many things Trion isn’t good at. But 1 thing their good at is getting you to open your wallet.

ArbsX
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ArbsX

Greaterdivinity spaceodin They remind me of GW2 servers. There all on 1 big server. Just different phases / channels etc.

BalsBigBrother
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BalsBigBrother

Greaterdivinity Baemir I rolled Guardians because Dwarves are the awesome and you all should be ashamed of yourselves if you do not have one in your life. :-P

Rebel Engie
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Rebel Engie

DavidBrown2

omedon666
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omedon666

wild_abyss Highelves. ;)

omedon666
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omedon666

Devil Olive “I am actually surprised so many play the default highelf faction.”
Fixed that for you.  That’s my reason anyway. ;)

DavidBrown2
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DavidBrown2

So many wasted lives….

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

Baemir Devil Olive 
Then there’s lots of places all over the world where this faction will do well. Just saying.

rlloyd3
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rlloyd3

Pretty awful the promo codes were only good for the first 1000 which checked their email or saw the infographic through other means. Why not make them limited time instead of (very) limited use?

Red Eyed
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Red Eyed

That’s a lot of years.

camelotcrusade
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camelotcrusade

In the first MMO I ever played I had a friend who turned out to very incompatible with my playstyle.    He was a dwarf then, and always rolls a dwarf whenever he can now, and has sadly tainted dwarves for me.  That’s why, when I look at stuff like this and only the dwarf is in his underpants I think, to my friend, “this is your fault.”

Golden_Girl
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Golden_Girl

“The players win!”
Oh, Trion…

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

Baemir Yup, rolled guardian for the pretty high elves and their awesome leap.

Baemir
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Baemir

Greaterdivinity Baemir Also guardians have the prettier races.

paragonlostinspace
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paragonlostinspace

Greaterdivinity paragonlostinspace

I don’t know you anymore. You are dead to me Fredo!

houyi1661
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houyi1661

wild_abyss
Defiant Bahnmi Cleric here.
Always in demand :)

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

paragonlostinspace Eh, it depends on the MMO. A game like SWTOR or TSW? Absolutely paying attention to the story. It’s generally well written and closely ties in with the gameplay.
But most MMO’s? The lore is just kinda “there”. it doesn’t really matter at all, and it’s generally poorly written. I play MMO’s for the gameplay and the sociability, not for the lore. It just so happens most MMO’s happen to be MMORPG’s.

paragonlostinspace
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paragonlostinspace

Greaterdivinity Baemir Which always confused me. People playing an mmo-RPG and aren’t into reading and understanding the world lore and history? Boggles me everytime.

paragonlostinspace
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paragonlostinspace

DarkWombat I logged in and snagged the code items I am ashamed to admit. Then logged out, because AA.

DarkWombat
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DarkWombat

The game engine still sucks and I am a Rift vet. It’s just a poor engine, sorry but it is. Ive moved on, but congrats for Rift…I guess. for this…self masturbation.

Esoteric Coyote
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Esoteric Coyote

If that was based off my game time in any game, 30% of the time would be me just afk.

hardy83
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hardy83

Devil Olive Well in the game, they at least know the gods to exist unlike in real life where it’s a big blind guess. lol

hardy83
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hardy83

Gottphoenix I found the zones in 3.0 far better than the 2.0 zones. They were much better designed, on top of the story lines being WAY better.
While 2.0 had an interesting story, the delivery of it was…not so good. lol

In terms of the original zones, yeah. It’s hard to be the original stuff, even in other games like WoW.

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

Baemir Alternatively, a lot of folks didn’t read a single piece of lore so had no clue the motivations behind the different factions. Because I honestly had no clue that one was technology based and the other religion based until my friend mentioned it in conversation about the game…2 years after launch >.>

Baemir
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Baemir

Devil Olive Most players are american. For them religious and conservative equals good guys.

TheGremmel
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TheGremmel

Only 1000 years of those was me. I swear.

Gottphoenix
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Gottphoenix

The original Rift had immense value. Sadly the expansion made most of the old world obsolete and introduced new zones that were not on par with the quality of the vanilla game.

Devil Olive
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Devil Olive

I am actually surprised so many play the religious nutjob faction.

BriarGrey
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BriarGrey

Stats are always fun!  And hey, can’t snarf at free stuff ;)

wild_abyss
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wild_abyss

I’m surprised to hear Defiants are fewer in number. I play a Cleric Defiant myself.

Tandor Shadewalker
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Tandor Shadewalker

AdeptusEnginus Yup, you’re the only one :)!

I’ve been fascinated by these statistics reports ever since the first one that indicated that EQ was the 77th richest country in the world and that its GDP per capita was higher than that of China and India. Meaningless? Sure. Fascinating? You bet,

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

spaceodin With all the realms basically being different “channels” of a larger one (cross-realm chat, grouping, and traveling, and free weekly server transfers), it always seems pretty populated. Never really felt as if there weren’t folks around in the Nightmare Tide zones.

EO_Lonegun
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EO_Lonegun

Tandor Shadewalker Yup! My main is a dwarf too.

Tandor Shadewalker
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Tandor Shadewalker

Loyheta Yes, I love the game but it does seem very limiting, rather like Neverwinter. Neither game ever quite draws me in as a full MMO like EQ2, LoTRO, ESO or even WoW will do.

Tandor Shadewalker
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Tandor Shadewalker

I always knew that Skruff my dwarf was special :)!

spaceodin
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spaceodin

hows the population in this game?

BalsBigBrother
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BalsBigBrother

My main character was a female dwarf cleric.  I have all the minorities on one hero it seems hehe :-)

Loyheta
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Loyheta

I always loved this game… but the rigid combat usually bores me within hours. I will always wish this game the best :D

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