RIFT team tackles Prime server Q&A

Have questions about next month’s RIFT Prime server? You and everyone else, buddy. With the rapid rollout of the progression server ruleset, Trion Worlds is scrambling to catch up in the information delivery department. The studio recently put out a more extensive Q&A video to supplement the skimpy announcement FAQ that it released.

While the team doesn’t give a fixed schedule or end date for the server, it did reveal several important points. Players can roll up to two characters, will experience a different login calendar, and will have to scramble to grab names when the server launches. Trion said that there is no chance of this server continuing indefinitely.

If you’re looking for a boiled-down transcript, MMORPG has a good rundown of the salient details.

Source: MMORPG
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Liandreth

Cool, thanks MoP. Am still excited to play. It should be fun :)

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Cosmic Cleric

Trion said that there is no chance of this server continuing indefinitely.

Oh well. Would have been fun.

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drainbaby

I so want to try this, been looking for an mmo to sink into but their lack of commitment to it makes me hesitant. I played Rift on release and enjoyed it for awhile. It would be fun to go back and do it again. Just that if I spend all that time grinding and then they could just pull the plug on it whenever. I don’t want to play on live or I would already.

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Vorender

“Trion said that there is no chance of this server continuing indefinitely.”

kthxbye

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clowd

If you watch the stream video, around the 10:50 mark they mention that the chances of the server staying open instead of closing are “non-0”. That is to say, the server COULD stay open indefinitely.

They do NOT have a set close date, and depending on participation, it sounds like there might not be one for this Prime server if the demand is there.

Another live stream summary: https://www.thegharstation.com/2018/02/23/rift-prime-live-stream-summary-february-23-2018/

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Vorender

Understood, but their lack of confidence in their own product is alarming. Them talking about a sunset date before the server has even launched has effectively chased me away. I’m sure I’m not alone.

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Cosmic Cleric

Yeahhh, I ain’t playing without a commitment of longevity from Trion.

Alyn
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Alyn

Yes, and I can in a way agree with this. Why keep a server active with no active support. The folks at Trion are experimenting. Welp, I for one won’t be a “guinea pig” for that experiment.

:)

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Reht

Yes, but there is a large segment of the playerbase that want a subscription only server that doesn’t have all the cash shop stuff. I am happy they are trying something new and i will be playing.

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Coolit

I won’t be checking Prime out as this is not the return to Rift I’d be interested in as it’s just a modified Live client however I too am glad they are looking at the subscription model again.