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

Kickstarted VR MMORPG Zenith launches on Oculus, PSVR, and SteamVR January 27, with PC coming ‘later’

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You might recall that Kickstarted MMORPG Zenith was already teasing an early 2022 launch when it hit beta back in December. Now we know...

Choose My Adventure: All the MMOs you made us play in 2021

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It’s been quite a year of Choose My Adventure columns, hasn’t it? We did a pretty good random skip around of different games, in...

Global Chat: Fallout Worlds doesn’t justify its existence, one blogger argues

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If you saw that Fallout 76 released a new mode with varied rulesets called Fallout Worlds a while back, you might've been tempted to...

Working As Intended: The hits and misses of MassivelyOP’s 2021 predictions

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Last year's MMORPG predictions didn't exactly go to plan, since in 2019, we weren't really expecting 2020 to play out the way it did....

Black Desert marks two years on mobile, tweaks a summon scroll on PC, adds Valencia Node and Conquest Wars on console

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Once again, Black Desert is awash with news for the week across every version, so we'll cut this lede short and dive right in....

Gamigo’s parent company just became a key investor in Daybreak’s parent company

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You know, when I was joking on the last Massively OP Podcast that Gamigo was becoming Daybreak, I didn't mean it should literally buy...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 349: Make mine Marvel

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Justin and Bree discuss Daybreak's Marvel MMO, LOTRO's console future, DCUO's expansion, the EverQuest franchise, RIFT's planned update, DDO, Star Citizen, and Elite Dangerous, with adventures in LOTRO, Fallen Earth, Guild Wars 2, and SWG Legends, plus mailbag topics on New World's rookie mistakes and Lost Ark's genderlocking.

Gamigo just abruptly sunsetted its brand-new MOBA Skydome

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If you're currently wondering what Skydome is, well, that was part of the problem. Skydome was a multiplayer 4v4 MOBA hybrid from Brazil's Kinship...

Perfect Ten: 10 stock MMO mobs from crummy to cool

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My pet theory of MMOs is that they exist in a gaming multiverse with scores of unseen connections. This explains why so many of...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO deserves a full do-over?

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Poor beleaguered RIFT fans probably have no idea what to make of Gamigo's promise to release some sort of "great update" for the long-neglected...

Gamigo investor report promises a ‘great update’ for RIFT in Q1, Atlas Rogues is abandoned

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It's a bit of good news and unsurprising bad news out of the third quarter investor report from MGI, the company that runs Gamigo....

Choose My Adventure: Discovering familiarity, failure, and random adventure in Avorion

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I was one jump away from what could have been a big payday. The opportunity was literally handed to me and I had managed...
Laser needles.

Global Chat: Do you suffer from FOMO when an MMO expansion comes out?

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With Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker on the horizon, there's an undeniable wave of FOMO -- fear of missing out -- that's sweeping through the...

Perfect Ten: How MMOs explain away our infinite resurrections

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Why? Why do we die in MMOs and keep coming back to life? Are we in a type of hell defined by endless combat...
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Massively Overthinking: What are your most on-brand MMORPG class archetypes?

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A while back in MOP's work chat, we were chatting about Guild Wars 2 End of Dragons and how its elite specs line up...

Gamigo is teasing one of its promised pipeline games – and it’s an MMORPG

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Earlier this year, when Gamigo laid off a large chunk of the RIFT developer team, the studio told us that it had "numerous new...
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Perfect Ten: Ten MMORPGs you’ve already forgotten about

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Not every MMORPG can remain in the spotlight forever. Time has a nasty habit of making us forget titles that used to rile up...

ArcheAge and RIFT kick off their respective Halloween events

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There's plenty of Halloween fun to be had in Gamigo's other MMORPGs. For example, both ArcheAge and RIFT are kicking off their own returning...

Path of Exile’s spooky Scourge league offers tricks and treats starting October 22

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Path of Exile's new leagues and updates come like clockwork every three months, just like seasons of the year. But it isn't often that...

Black Desert Mobile adds a powerful new totem and Black Desert PC kicks off multiple Halloween events

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If it's Thursday, it's another bundle of Black Desert news. We'll begin with the latest update to Black Desert Mobile, which added the Primal...

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