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

The MOP Up: SWTOR spins a Bounty Hunter yarn

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, it was nearly your bedtime and Star Wars: The Old Republic sat down next...
WHEEEEEEEEEEEE

MMO veteran Scott Hartsman discusses why overseas game publishing is so messy

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All right, so Blizzard and Netease are no longer working together for publishing the former studio's games in China. That's significant, but it should...

Gamigo is apparently opening new official forums for Trove and Fiesta Online after eight months of downtime

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Back in February we were all pretty surprised by a sudden shutdown of the official forums for Gamigo's suite of MMORPGs, effectively turning off...
Here I am, stuck in the middle with whatever this is.

TERA’s console version continues to see new weapons and dungeons in monthly updates

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We are now roughly four months removed from the sunsetting of TERA on PC, which leaves one question: How is the console version doing...

Choose My Adventure: Alone in the crowd of Lost Ark’s endgame

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Even at the max level in Lost Ark, I find that I'm still kind of playing alone. A little bit. Though I suppose I...

Old School RuneScape shares player reactions to Poll 77 as the Jagex launcher gets multi-account support

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Earlier this week Old School RuneScape opened up its 77th poll with the focus on making a host of quality-of-life features. As usual, the...

One Shots: Fresh from the portal of death

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When he stepped through the portal and toward a brand-new world, this Dwarf didn't realize that he'd be disintegrated -- and an identical copy...
Smoke on the water

Aion and RIFT mark the spooky season with Halloween sales and quests

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'Tis the season for the Pumpkin King to be doing what he does best, which is apparently spreading terror throughout Aion and adding a...
Well, all right.

The MOP Up: Embers Adrift’s soundtrack swells prior to launch

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With less than a week to go before Embers Adrift becomes the newest launched MMORPG on the block, the studio pointed out that its...

The MOP Up: Valheim comes to Microsoft’s store this month

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That kooky Norse survival sim Valheim is sending a raiding party to new shores -- in this case, to Microsoft itself. The company announced...
It's not nothing!

Massively Overthinking: Have you ever returned to an old MMO and fallen in love?

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Earlier this month, MOP's Eliot penned a WoW Factor that doesn't quote but certainly does evoke the ol' Heraclitus quote about how you cannot...

Black Desert Console brings quality-of-life adjustments to Node and Conquest Wars

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Taking part in the Node and Conquest Wars of Black Desert on console should hopefully be a nicer experience overall thanks to this week's...
Not the problem.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 388: Elyon descends through finite care

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Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic's Wrath pre-patch, New World's new servers, Elyon's sunset, Bless Unleashed's sunset, EVE Online Uprising, Star Trek Online's Wil Wheaton, and Temtem's launch, with adventures in LOTRO, Guild Wars 2, and SWG Legends, with a lightning round of MMO questions from the mailbag.
Now my stats are good!

Global Chat: Will World of Warcraft ever give up its raiding fixation?

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MMO blog Kaylriene posted a lengthy article recently examining the state of the non-raiding scene in World of Warcraft while comparing it to Blizzard's...
That is definitely a thing.

The Daily Grind: What’s the most ‘generic’ MMORPG?

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A few podcasts ago, MOP's Justin said something in passing that struck me so hard I wrote it down to talk about further. In...
I'm definitely an elf!

Perfect Ten: 10 MMOs that took aim at World of Warcraft

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The fact that we currently have a Big Five in the MMO space is a big change from not so long ago, when the...

Choose My Adventure: Making a house and making character progress in Chimeraland

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This week in Chimeraland was all about growth - not necessarily for my big round boy Chonkhonk but for my abode and for McFishy...

Why I Play: Returning to Diablo III in 2022

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I don't know if there's a marketing term for this phenomenon, but Diablo Immortal did an excellent job selling Diablo III. Popular streamers all caught...

Perfect Ten: Small features that still make RIFT awesome

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When I re-installed RIFT this past month, I knew I was setting myself up for heartache. It is, after all, one of my all-time...
Style.

Blizzard concludes Diablo III season 27 testing, gives season 26 end date

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Diablo III picked up quite a bit of momentum this year with the release of Diablo Immortal's totally un-bodacious monetization: Its gameplay aged better...

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