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

Casually Classic: Yeah, those Burning Crusade Classic prices are stupid high

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If there's anything that Blizzard excels in doing these days, it's taking a slam-dunk publicity announcement and turning it into a hurricane of poop....

RuneScape is looking to make the Divination skill ‘more AFK-able and more enjoyable’ in May 4 update

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Is "AFK-able" a word? It is now, or at least in the context of RuneScape's Divination skill, which is going to be seeing a...

Choose My Adventure: RIFT was fun before, wasn’t it?

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My time in RIFT this past month has left me confused, frankly. Primarily because I remember genuinely enjoying this game more than I did. That’s...

Choose My Adventure: Further group adventures (that weren’t IAs) in RIFT

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Once again, the polls from last week were a split between people saying I should queue for normal dungeons and others saying I should...

ArcheAge brings back the Hereafter Festival to mark the in-game sacrifice of goddess Nui

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One of the chief lore points of ArcheAge's story is the sacrifice of the goddess Nui when the realm of Auroria fell to Kyrios,...

Hellgate is back yet again, this time as a terrible VR game

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It's the corpse that refuses to be buried -- and it's back to take a stab at virtual reality gamers. That's right, Hellgate London has...

Choose My Adventure: Warrior time and a more classical Cleric in RIFT

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This week, I traded my shepherd’s cane for a big honkin’ sword in RIFT and found that… well, there’s not too much different here,...

The Daily Grind: Should more MMOs offer ‘season pass’ style content?

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Its seems as if we've been fielding a lot of email and podcast questions about season passes the last month or two. Paid season...

The Soapbox: Lies I was told about World of Warcraft

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A few months back, I was feeling restless in my MMO routine. Guild Wars 2 is my MMO "home," so I'm always in that...

Choose My Adventure: Getting invested in RIFT’s Instant Adventures

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So, before we begin, this is what happened with one of the polls: a dead-even split between doing Instant Adventures and following the breadcrumb...
Always something new to adventure.

Trove is coming to Nintendo Switch this year, Wizard101 and Pirate101 may get a console port

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Whether you are a dinosaur tamer, a ruthless pirate, or a dashing superhero, you soon will have another platform to enjoy the antics of...

RIFT’s 10th anniversary event gets some small new surprises

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Gamigo may not be in the business of making new content for RIFT these days, but at least the company has the ability to...

Choose My Adventure: I think I accidentally turned my Cleric into a Necromancer in RIFT

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One of the big selling points in RIFT has always been the ability to combine three of the game's Souls into a custom class....

Global Chat: Giddy over SWTOR’s Dark Descent

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For MMO blogs that only cover a single game, an announcement of an upcoming content release is like a mini-Christmas all to itself. This...

Datamining unearths new mount skins, cosmetics, minions, and Artifact set for RIFT’s Carnival of the Ascended

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The 10th anniversary of RIFT is still rolling on despite concerns players likely still harbor about the game's immediate future after Gamigo slashed the...

VR MMO Zenith starts ‘early bird’ alpha next month, posts new gameplay video

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Are you ready, player one, to enter the world of Zenith? The virtual reality MMORPG is still in its pre-alpha stage, but it's heading...

RIFT’s 10th birthday is here, but it ignores the elephant in the room

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With the desperate, frenzied actions of a parent trying to redirect a kid's attention away from tragedy, Gamigo invites one and all to RIFT's...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 313: Hope you saved your game!

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Justin and Bree discuss the RIFT layoffs, OVH fire, Saga of Lucimia drama, Elder Scrolls Online and Guild Wars 2 patches, LOTRO's roadmap, and Ashes of Creation's delay, with adventures in WoW Classic, ESO, SWG Legends, and City of Heroes, plus mailbag topics on onboarding returning players, crafting MMOs, and Last Oasis.
Find the path.

Global Chat: RIFT’s melancholy birthday

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Any MMO's 10th anniversary is a significant milestone and a reason for celebration, but for RIFT's birthday, this year is more like a funeral...

Gamigo says RIFT is ‘contributing a great deal’ to the studio, promises 10th anny events

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Earlier this week, we learned from one of our sources that multiple developers from Gamigo's RIFT team had been laid off from the company,...

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