RIFT to merge European servers and kill open PvP shard

    
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Scooch over and make room, RIFT European players, because you’re about to have company.

Gamigo announced on Friday that it will be merging several of its English-speaking European servers on June 5th. This will bring the current count down to three shards (English, German, and French) plus a “hidden” fourth one to help with load balancing. The company says that these merges are a result of switching over to Google Cloud Platform and should result in better capacity and performance.

Part of the merge means that one dwindling community in particular is going to be devastated: “Unfortunately, the population no longer warrants support for an open world PVP server, as noted above Bloodiron will be merged into the PVE Typhiria environment.”

Source: RIFT. Thanks Patrick!
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Rottenrotny

Rift is such a sad story. I loved it at launch.

Mordyjuice
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Mordyjuice

So Rift has moved on from being a Pay to Win game to a Pay to stay Live Game?

Alyn
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Alyn

EU and N America merging is too little too late I’m afraid. This should have happened years ago-

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Sorenthaz

I can’t even imagine how bad an open PvP server for RIFT would be.

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PanagiotisLial1

Sure a harsh reality but the merges can make the game more alive till it grows back to better population. It will need work if they want to revive though since it gone under a lot of mismanagement both from Trion and during the transition to Gamigo and wont be as easy to gain people back fast. Most of all they need to stabilise any sort of server changes cause it creates unrest and worries that the game will shut down and next they should start a normal update circle if they are serious about it

Easy Rider
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Easy Rider

Maybe they want to launch new project. Game is kinda old and server merging is absolutely normal thing to do.

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Zulika Mi-Nam

99.999% of the people I interface with that use the term cloud for anything sound just like this.

This is gonna be crap – I loved Rift when it launched….RIP.