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

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,...

Massively Overthinking: Picking the ‘wrong’ MMORPG class

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Last month, the MMORPG subreddit slept on a good thread about picking classes in MMOs. Let's wake this sucker up. "Am I the only...

Gamigo has laid off an unspecified number of RIFT devs, says MMO will continue

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Yesterday, we learned through a trusted tipster that multiple Gamigo developers situated in the US and working on RIFT had been laid off from...

Massively Uplifting: Love and generosity in Sea of Thieves, Guild Wars 2, SOTA, and more

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February is often known as the commercialized month of love (Happy Hallmark Day!), but that doesn't mean there wasn't genuine love abounding throughout the...

The Stream Team: Happy 10th birthday RIFT

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It's a big deal to hit double digits, and RIFT has just hit the big 1-0! In celebration of the milestone, Massively OP's MJ...
Smoke on the water

Leaderboard: So, is RIFT next?

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Gamigo, which just bought the studio behind Wizard101 and Pirate101, cleaned house yesterday, purging multiple MMORPGs that it acquired during its past acquisitions of...

Eden Eternal becomes the third MMORPG Gamigo killed off today

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Right about now, a whole bunch of Gamigo MMORPGs are wishing they had to deal with only server merges. That's because Gamigo's now axed...

Diablo III puts follower revamps and gear set changes on PTS tomorrow

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While most fans are likely still thinking about the future (or the remastered past) of the franchise, Diablo III is still doing its thing,...

The Daily Grind: What MMORPG would’ve performed better had it launched in a different year?

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I was chit-chatting with longtime MOP reader Bruno the other day when we starting yawing about RIFT and EverQuest II and which one was...

Gamigo unleashes Valentines events on ArcheAge, RIFT, Trove, and Defiance

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Gamgio's got a fleet of Valentine's Day events stacked up for its MMORPGs. To wit: ArcheAge invites you to "synthesize your love" with the...

Mobile MMORPG Lineage 2: Revolution introduces the territory of Rune in its latest update

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I don't know about you, but when I'm told that a place called Rune is available to explore, my mind immediately leaps to either...

Black Desert Mobile starts Path of Glory Season 3, Black Desert PC hands out lots of chocolate

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Do you crave glory, or do you crave chocolate? Well, if you play both Black Desert Mobile and Black Desert on PC, you can...

RIFT starts testing planar incursions, opens an official Discord server

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When it first launched, RIFT's biggest selling point was its dynamic world events system that included the titular rifts, invasions, and more. It's this...

Massively Uplifting: 2021 begins with Trove’s trees, Warframe’s Tennobaum, and Star Trek Online’s Tribbles for charity

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Ready or not, here 2021 comes! And that's a relief to many. It's no stretch to say that we want 2021 to be a...

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