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

EVE Valkyrie gets an August 5 sunset date, begins the process of removing itself from digital store shelves

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CCP Games has, at long last, confirmed what fans had already known: EVE Valkyrie, the first-person sci-fi dogfighting flight game, has gotten its final...

RIFT’s Summerfest events return today through July 26th

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While the remaining RIFT players gaze nervously at Gamigo's dwindling gaming stables, Gamigo has been tossing them a snack in the form of annual...

Black Desert Mobile readies for its Heidel Ball as it brings a new region and PvPvE content in latest update

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Players of Black Desert Mobile have a couple of important things to bear in mind for their favorite mobile MMORPG. First off, the Heidel...

Interview: ArcheAge’s Ham Young Jin on the Great Prairie, the western build, and beyond

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ArcheAge is on the cusp of a big update this week as the Great Prairie releases on June 23rd, bringing with it a huge...

Black Desert PC revamped the Balenos region and quest in this week’s update

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Black Desert's big PC this week went live yesterday, and at the heart of the release is a renewal for the Balenos core questline...
Immoral.

Perfect Ten: 10 things you can spend money on instead of Diablo Immortal

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So how about that Diablo Immortal eh? Sure is a lot of "weeping and gnashing of teeth" surrounding its release, huh? But hey, it's for a...
You aren't fun!

Diablo Immortal players estimate being fully geared up will cost $110,000 in microtransactions

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When Diablo Immortal launched on mobile and PC last week, it did so with some truly rancorous levels of microtransaction nonsense, but perhaps most...
Void where prohibited.

The Daily Grind: What level of pay-to-win are you willing to tolerate in MMORPGs?

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Friend-of-MOP Clowd over at RIFT blog The Ghar Station penned a provocative piece this week proposing for the MMORPG genre a five-tiered system for...

Perfect Ten: Weird ways we heal each other in MMORPGs

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One of the most important implications of the virtual worlds we visit is that they all boast medical care far above and beyond anything...
Roguish.

MGI & Gamigo Q1 2022: Atlas Rogues is dead

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I'm sorry to report this morning that Gamigo is sunsetting Atlas Rogues. The news came on Memorial Day when nobody in the US was...
Partying

Old School RuneScape releases an unranked Group Ironman mode and a Group Boss Bash event

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The newest update out of Old School RuneScape is all about Group Ironman, leading off with a new unranked version of the mode that...

ArcheAge puts an end to griefing exploits in Crimson and Grimghast Rifts

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This week's ArcheAge update is a mish-mash of fixes and compensation that ought to take the sting out of recent bugs and exploits. According to...

Perfect Ten: MMO critters so cute it makes your teeth hurt

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I vividly remember a conversation I had with my then-girlfriend's parents back in 1996 about the potential of this growing "internet" phenomenon. With my...

MMO Business Roundup: China’s gaming crackdown, NetEase Connect, Wild Rift plagiarism, and Valve’s anti-trust lawsuit

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent business and industry news. China: The Chinese government is continuing to widen its long-running crackdown on...
ADVENTURE

The Daily Grind: What MMO pets are you rocking these days?

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Recently in Lord of the Rings Online, the game's 15th anniversary added lil' corgis to the game world for the first time as vanity...

Massively Overthinking: The minimum requirements for MMO player housing

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We've got housing on the brain lately, thanks to Ship of Heroes' housing beta, Final Fantasy XIV's botched housing lottos, Warframe's new housing, and...

RIFT brings back its first battle pass and packs the rest of the year with events

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While RIFT's "great update" of 2022 ended up being somewhat of a disappointment -- although not a surprising one, considering Gamigo's layoffs in the...

Gamigo has actually updated the Glyph launcher for RIFT, Trove, and Fractured

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Well file this one under things we didn't see coming even a little bit: Gamigo has actually overhauled Glyph, the original Trion launcher that...
A new road has begun.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 369: FFXIV’s new adventure

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Justin and Bree discuss FFXIV 6.1 and housing issues, Elder Scrolls Online High Isle, RIFT's update, DDO's cat people, and Richard Garriott's NFT project, with adventures in LOTRO, ESO, DDO, No Man's Sky, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on FFXIV's adventure plates.

Old School RuneScape kicks off its Easter event, adjusts Revenant Caves, and renames combat achievements

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The Easter bunny in Old School RuneScape sounds like kind of an idiot. A good-natured idiot, but an idiot nonetheless. See, he wanted to...

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