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

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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The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMO cosmetic pet?

Yeah, this is the very definition of a fluffy post! I'm just a big proponent of cosmetic pets in MMOs, partially because it adds...

One Shots: The ultimate waterbed

I had an aunt and uncle in Florida who had a waterbed. We always thought it was the most bizarrely awesome thing, although now...

Massively Overthinking: MMO business models in the face of recession

MOP reader Sray posed us an interesting question this past week focused on how MMO business models interface with the global economy. "The last major...

RIFT tests new world bosses as Defiance asks players to hunt mutants

They're not dead; they'd like to take a walk! Gamigo's ever-shambling MMOs RIFT and Defiance are doing some new things to keep...

Easter dawns in Warframe, Dauntless, ArcheAge, Elite Dangerous, RIFT, Hackmud, DAoC, and WoW

Just because you're homebound doesn't mean you can't stretch your legs in virtual worlds and enjoy your favorite Easter activities! We've got a...

Satan has planted the most trees in Gamigo’s charity initiative so far

Last week, Gamigo announced a charity event to benefit Eden Reforestation Projects, selling packages that offer in-game items for MMOs like

RIFT activates Frozen Waters battle pass and bonus experience event

Looking for something -- anything -- to do in RIFT these days? How about a new battle pass might provide some goals and...

ArcheAge, RIFT, Trove, and more Gamigo MMOs launch a reforestation charity initiative

Gamigo is announcing a big charity project today with Eden Reforestation Projects, which will raise money to plant trees all over the world...

RIFT tests new world bosses, runs XP bonus event

Even if Gamigo has never stated it, it's widely known that RIFT has been in maintenance mode for a good while now....

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