rift

Official Site: RIFT
Studio: Trion Worlds
Launch Date: March 1, 2011
Genre: Fantasy Themepark
Business Model: Hybrid F2P (Optional Sub, Cash Shop)
Platform: PC

TERA NA’s next PC update will bring a 64-bit client and a new 20-person raid

Whenever an MMO touts its client getting an upgrade in bits, I'm brought screaming backwards in time to my console war years when the...

Perfect Ten: More time traveling adventures in MMOs

Writers and geeks alike can't seem to get enough of time travel -- and neither can I! Back in 2017, I wrote a list...

Camelot Unchained addresses staffing changes and the latest state of the game

This week, we learned that Camelot Unchained studio City State Entertainment has seen a minor staffing shuffle, as four of the studio's engineers...

MMO Business Roundup: Stalker Online hack, Oculus Go, Army esports collab, and Apple’s next move

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news. Stalker hack: If you're one of the mostly Russian players of Wargaming's Stalker Online,...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 277: All the wonder in the ‘verse

Justin and Bree discuss LOTRO, WoW Classic, Black Desert, Star Wars Squadrons, DC Universe Online, Torchlight III, and Anarchy Online, with adventures in RIFT, SWG Legends, and The Outer Worlds, and mailbag topics on LOTRO leveling, MUDs, and the next generation of MMO fans.

RIFT begins fourth battle pass season as dataminers dig up new passes and a warfront

Holy crap, stuff is happening in RIFT. First, Gamigo kicked off the game's fourth battle pass season, which runs through August 13th and...

Cyberpunk VR MMO Zenith has moved from pre-alpha to alpha

Zenith, the VR cyberpunk-styled MMO that bounded into the crowdfunding scene last year, has officially announced its move from pre-alpha development to...

Perfect Ten: The most fun pre-launch MMO runs

You know what's really fun? The build-up to an MMO's release, especially when you're really invested in that particular game. Some of my fondest...

Gamigo’s tree planting charity drive ends with over 111,000 trees planted

The reforestation charity drive that Gamigo kicked off in April has finally ended with a resounding success. According to a press release, the...

Perfect Ten: Unconventional MMORPG magic classes

Earth. Fire. Air. Water. These elements are all well and good if you want to summon Captain Planet for some reason, but they...

Aion NA outlines item changes, Renown changes, and new equipment types coming to its next update

With the Shadows Over Balaurea update looming large for Aion players in North America, one expects a number of things to change....

Battle Bards Episode 169: Wild Things

Do you ever walk on the wild side in MMOs? Do you have a penchant for beastly races that aren’t merely reskinned humans? Then...

PSA: Nearly all of Gamigo’s MMOs are handing out free codes to new arrivals

Earlier, we mentioned a refer-a-friend promotion that Gamigo is offering for Trove, but we'd be remiss if we didn't also point out...

The Daily Grind: What was the most recent MMO guild event you enjoyed?

At a baseline, I expect my MMO guilds to at least keep me entertained and socially connected through chat. But the really good guilds,...

Gamigo is sunsetting more MMOs, this time Dragon’s Prophet EU and its sequel, Savage Hunt

Dragon's Prophet has not had the best run the last few years. In 2015, Daybreak sunsetted the US version of the game,...

The Game Archaeologist: The rise and fall of Landmark and EverQuest Next

The year was 2013. Sony Online Entertainment was still a functioning and seemingly robust MMORPG studio, and its yearly SOE Live convention was a...

Gamigo’s tree planting initiative sees over 80K trees planted, extends another week

The last time we peeked in on Gamigo's Eden Reforestation Projects charity drive, there were over 40K trees planted thanks to players...

Former RIFT dev on instant adventures: ‘We wanted to do more of them’

In RIFT, there are many ways to level your character, including questing, dungeon delving, and PvP. But perhaps the most fun and social...

Gamigo is sunsetting classic Defiance – on the Xbox 360 – next month

Ever since the Trion Worlds buyout by Gamigo back in 2018, we've been holding our breath just waiting for Gamigo to slowly cut...

RIFT’s newest raid world bosses are basic creatures that are super-sized and super angry

Taking out masses of basic creatures like squirrels and spiders in MMORPGs is generally an inconsequential part of the player character's journey. Today it's...

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