RIFT delivers a small patch, points to ‘future content releases’

    
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We may also not be in Telara, either.

Out of Gamigo’s purchases from Trion Worlds, RIFT has fared especially poorly with very little in the way of development (or developers) in the past half-year. Aside from a couple of events here and there, it has been eerily quiet over in Telara.

Perhaps things are about to change? The fantasy MMO actually saw an update today, albeit a fairly modest one. The update prepped for a weekend Hellbug event and made a couple of housing tweaks.

Perhaps the most intriguing, at least for those looking for continued expansion of the game, is mention of a specific raid change. “In preparation for future content releases, and to encourage more hybridization amongst tanks in raids, we have removed Legendary Hits from bosses in Bastion of Steel, Tartaric Depths, and Intrepid Rise of the Phoenix,” Gamigo said.

Future content releases? Now there is hope you can hang your hat on!

Source: Patch notes. Thanks Leiloni!
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Malcolm Swoboda

I think they may – MAY – ‘complete’ the expansion started in 2016, this year; this means some instances, maybe attempt at a zone, etc. However I won’t have hopes that they do a 5.0, but at best, over 2020+, do more gradual releases with new developers that try to put something together, better or worse.

This is the best scenario I would put any chips on, if I put any chips down.

For Prime, I dunno. Anything from shutting it down, to rapid pacing (when possible) the expansions and just having Live and Prime at content parity.

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camren_rooke

I should go back. See how high my Manugo number has gotten.

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Roger Melly

With a skeleton staff working on Rift at the moment it’s hard to see how development will continue in any meaningful way unless they employ more people . My guess is the future content updates are the raids and the content that were close to completion under Trion . I really can’t see Gamigo opting to employ more developers .

It will be nice though for my friends still playing the game for the story to reach a conclusion and for there to be a little more content to give the game a proper send off before it enters maintenance mode .

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Feyd Darkholme

I play Rift daily, if casually, and things seem pretty healthy from my perspective. There are always people in the main hubs even without a major event/holiday happening, and I always see people in the open world doing stuff. I do think that a lot of people are investing more time elsewhere though simply because we are unsure about Rifts future. If they plan on continuing to make new content, even if it comes at a slower pace, people will start investing in the game again more, with time and money… just TELL the community.

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Roger Melly

Many of my Rift guildmates have moved from the EU servers to the North American ones because they are better populated the EU servers are pretty dead at the moment . My guess is you play on NA ?

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Feyd Darkholme

Yeah I have no characters on other servers, Just the one…

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Mordyjuice

I’ll only go back if they wrap up the story line.

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Crowe

Another recycled event and nerfing the challenging bosses? I can’t say this would interest me.

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Danny Smith

wheres our resident gif troubadour with the good old Ron Burgundy “i don’t believe you” already?

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Greaterdivinity

Aside from a couple of events here and there, it has been eerily quiet over in Telara.

Honestly, live servers look like they’ve actually been supported better under gamigo than Trion. At least gamigo has been turning on older events to give players something to do beyond waiting for the standard seasonal events and the copy/pasted patch notes from Prime.

No clue what that legendary change is, but anything that allows for more hybrid builds is good in my book.

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Akagi

I could never get into this game. For one, the world looks so dull and generic. Graphics are not bad, but somehow they are ugly to me. Vanilla WoW from 2004 with its outdated graphics still looks better than RIFT maxed out. RIFT somehow looks muddled and unrefined.

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Veldan

That’s… very personal. WoW has always looked like total garbage to me, and still does, while I love RIFT’s realistic aesthetic.

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Reht

While i wouldn’t say WoW looks like garbage (personal taste), i have to agree with RIFT’s look, i have always liked the way it looks.

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Bruno Brito

Biggest issue i have with RIFT are the characters. The zones are pretty cool.

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PanagiotisLial1

Also housing was cool on my opinion

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camren_rooke

Rift and Eq2 are the tops of housing I have experienced and I think Rift is pretty much the pinnacle so far.

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PanagiotisLial1

Not quiet for me – if you mean for theme-parkey games agreed, but if you place sandboxes in the mix they got far more detail. Take Shroud of the Avatar for example. You can build your house in many designs or decorate a plot as you please, place a farm, place stations in there, furnish it, place big musical instruments like pianos to play music, place crafting stations, a variety of storages, you can place normal gear you like the looks off like a sword hanging on the wall as display, add a basement of 2 to 3 stories and so on for extra room. You can also put sellers inside and outside your home to sell your things to visitor if you wish. You can add a dungeon underneath your property with a dungeon portal. You can even run an inn and rent rooms. There are also boat-homes to place on water plots for those seeking something different. And actually village plot(second smallest) has some houses already that are equal in size to the biggest EQ2 personal houses(not the guild ones). That said I love great housing and among casual themepark games, you are right, these 2 probably the best

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PanagiotisLial1

I wouldnt mind retrying it, had some fun there, but I am not sure if they intend on working it or it will be just maintain it with small updates and fixes/balance passes