Trion declares RIFT Prime a ‘massive success’ with ‘thousands’ of subbing players

You’d hardly expect an MMO company to send along a press release declaring its game a failure, right? Indeed, Trion’s PR this morning argues that RIFT’s Prime progression server was a “rousing success,” noting that in its first month, “thousands” of gamers have given it a try (and therefore, subbed or resubbed to the 2011 MMORPG).

“Thousands of players have jumped into the new server, taking in all of the excitement and classic RIFT content on offer,” Trion says. “In the first month of the availability of Vigil, the RIFT Prime server, players completed more than five million quests and tens of thousands of dungeons. The server’s active population has stayed high since its deployment last month, and the first days of the server saw hundreds of players teaming up to conquer some of its biggest challenges in record numbers.”

In fact, players set a record in RIFT: “A dynamic event in Silverwood on day one had the most participants of any event in RIFT history,” according to Producer Amanda Fry.

What’s coming next? Raiding.

“In the coming weeks, players can anticipate the first raid to hit the server, where they will face off against the mighty dragon Greenscale, and even more exciting content.”

Massively OP’s Justin Olivetti has been deep-diving the Prime server, delivering both a guide to help others get to started and a recent hands-on impressions piece. Here’s a quick look at our coverage since the Prime launch:

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Stuart Gibson

You are not in Azeroth anymore

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Tizmah

I guess people are starving for an MMO to play.

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Crowe

Absolutely.
(I’m playing it because there really isn’t anything out there… Rift at launch was fun for me before the F2P conversion)

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Luis Lopes

Shouldn’t this be a clear indication on what players actually liked and were looking for in Rift?

That all the changes to push micro-transactions and balance passes were mostly “meh”?

I loved Classic Rift. For me, up to the first raid, Rift was superior to WoW. The gameplay was there. Then it started going downhill pretty fast.

Learn something Trion. Burn Archeage and actually use your creative minds to do something cool for once(again)

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Luciano Antonio

Rift is back! I really do love this game. I hope Trion doesnt screwup with it. Need some class balance, sever stable and better progression rewards.

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Jean-Michel Ruel

I really love the game and the new server. It really has the same vanilla feel. However, I canceled my subscription for my second month.

I am playing Warrior, which is one of the 4 callings available. Sadly for me, the calling I chose to play and the one that I used to play back in the day, the one I used to love, is the worst one, by far.

There is serious balance issues and absolutely no balance has been done so far. I will keep an eye for some time on this project, but if no serious balance change are made, I can’t take this server seriously as I can’t do what I love to do in Rift: trying different viable soul builds.

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borghive

Classic WoW will probably be just as successful.

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A Dad Supreme

Just change the “thousands” to “millions” part and you’re probably right.

also:

In fact, players set a record in RIFT: “A dynamic event in Silverwood on day one had the most participants of any event in RIFT history,” according to Producer Amanda Fry.

This probably wasn’t hard to do. I remember at launch, many gaming vets still hadn’t even heard of “Rift” as yet. I remember playing the broken FFXIV 1.0 at that time and it was “What is a Rift?” whenever I mentioned it.

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kody

I can’t believe it’s only been 7 years. The game engine and world design hasn’t aged well.

borghive
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borghive

It wasn’t that great then either.

Aldristavan
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Aldristavan

I’ve rerolled, like, 5 times (lol) but I’m still on Prime and having fun!

Veldan
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Veldan

This is good, I hope it means there will be an EU prime server

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Zen Dadaist

Doubt it. They don’t pay any attention to their EU players, so…

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Leiloni

It’s definitely a success from my own observations, but they still have a lot of issues to work out. They need to do so soon before people start leaving. For me the biggest is class balance. It’s atrocious to say the least and is making me want to abandon my Cleric and level up my Rogue instead, despite preferring my Cleric’s gameplay.

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squid

Don’t get them started on balance…the monthly, class-redefining attempts at perfect balance are what drove me away in the first place. They just couldn’t stop fucking with it.

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Luis Lopes

exactly this. Rift started to lose power when they tried to be like every other mmo.

They should have never went the “single spec” route, when the whole damn game promised Hybrids all over. And Classic Rift had that in spades

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Bryan Turner

I feel the same way, I researched class balance before considering Subbing, it makes GW2 DPS discrepancy in PVE look great by comparison (despite the fact my Power Reaper will probably go a whole 2 Expansions with out ever being Meta in Raids, so fuck Raids and the horse they rode in on). Sorry I went on an unrelated tangent there.