The Stream Team: Rift-wrangling for RIFT’s 8th birthday

    
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You get a birthday… and you get a birthday… and RIFT gets a birthday! Today marks Telaria’s eighth year, and Massively OP’s MJ is here to celebrate the occasion by closing some rifts from interdimensional party crashers! Maybe she will even venture forth into another region and explore it atop her trusted elephant steed. You, too, can join in such rift-wrangling merriment: Tune in live at 2:00 p.m. to help celebrate eight years of rifts.

What: RIFT
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 2:00 p.m. EST on Friday, March 1st, 2019

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Big_Red

I liked rift a lot when it first came out because the class system was so different from our traditional WOW tree. i also loved in BETA that the NPCs could attack and take over the quest hub which added such a nice dynamic feel to the game. Yeah, it did impact questing, but so what? Call in friends and help clear out the hub. When they nerfed that, that was the first nail… and yeah, they still have events with spawns at major NPC hubs (some college if memory serves), but it would subside after the event. Then the wonder around that class system grew stale. Then I stopped playing. I still followed the news, grew sad at the news about Trion’s troubles… but that’s life.
I’ve been hard to find a new home that would grab me and have me play for hours for years now. I used to find myself in EVE for hours on end, mainly because I was a miner and I could clear hour belts in a couple hours… had goals on ever improving my output, used 3rd party tools and loved it. Then hulkagedon happened and that just deterred my interest in that game because I didn’t want to lose what I worked so hard to achieve. And yes, I was a carebare high sec belt cleaner, ran four alts at the same time… don’t know how I managed it today, but I’m much older and slower. :)
Anthem has my interest now. I’ve capped out my level and just going through the contracts a couple hours here and there, usually twice a day on the weekends, but I don’t play everyday. It’s pretty much my play style lately with all games. Still looking for that title that grabs me, but I don’t think it will ever happen again. I think Anthem will keep me for a while as I grind up my reputation for better blueprints and it does suit my current playstyle right now, but I have more fun in Freeplay as the contracts/questing is repetitive and people just rush-rush-rush. I got locked out of my boss fight on a contract because I was behind and that didn’t sit well with me. Don’t see much point in locking someone out as I don’t see how it fits in the mechanics of the game to make sense.

And look at me, I’ve turned all nostalgic and rambling.

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Roger Melly

Doesn’t seem like 8 years since Rift released , time flys . I think it the mmo I probably spent most time in given it managed to hold my attention for 6 and a half years all told .

I am still in contact with my Rift Guild each day ( it’s more of a multi-game guild now ) and some of them are trying to keep things going in Rift but I think it’s getting harder for them all the time as more and more people are abandoning the game .

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It does seem like 8 years to me, probably because I went through so many gaming phases in the mean time. Rift is also my most played MMO, but I didn’t stick to it all the time. I think I played for 6-8 months after launch, then a year and a half after F2P and another 6 ish months after Nightmare Tide. My guilds didn’t survive outside the game though :( they’re all dead now