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

Guild Wars 2 players raise eyebrows over new cash shop sword similar to one found in Gamigo MMO RIFT

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Gamigo drops more ArcheAge teases on labor points, monetization, and housing

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Gamigo is up to something next week – is it related to ArcheAge?

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LOTRO Legendarium: A timeline of Lord of the Rings Online from 1994 to 2019

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LOTRO Legendarium: The first year of LOTRO’s operation

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RIFT’s Summerfest 2019 drops surfboards, weapons skins, and masks

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Battle Bards Episode 148: Composer spotlight on Inon Zur

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That new Lord of the Rings MMORPG is still happening, now with Amazon’s New World team on board

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One Shots: Intergalactic tourists

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The Daily Grind: Do you want to see WoW’s factions dissolved?

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Wandering Wraeclast: The wonderful world of Path of Exile’s Hideout housing

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New RIFT team letter discusses release cycle changes and the game’s future

Ever since Gamigo acquired Trion Worlds back in October 2018, RIFT players have been left in a sort of limbo in...

E3 2019: Black Desert announces Great Expedition expansion and adorable Shai class

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The ArcheAge consumer lawsuit against Trion Worlds is still inching onward

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Massively Overthinking: Tackling the ‘big four MMOs’ meme

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RIFT just launched a mount datamined back in 2018 – and it’s in a lockbox

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