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

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If you've had dreams of flying spaceships in the third dimension but were too poor to afford an Oculus Rift, then one clever gamer...
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RIFT chronicles the remaking of the Hammerknell raid

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If you came into RIFT late in its life cycle, you missed Hammerknell. If you weren't raiding when Hammerknell was super relevant to the...

The Daily Grind: Do you ever want to change your character’s race?

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We all whine and complain about MMO cash shop offerings, but you know what's one item that I'm always glad to see? A race...

The Soapbox: The misguided quest for MMO stickiness

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This guest Soapbox was originally commissioned in 2015 through Massively Overpowered's Kickstarter campaign and is authored by Tyler F.M. Edwards, who blogs at www.superior-realities.com....

RIFT turns a raid into an instant adventure playground

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Raids are usually the purview of, y'know, raiders in MMOs, which is unfortunate as much of the game's population won't get to see all...

Cabal II reveals its ‘Abysmo’ unique dungeon system

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You can color us surprised at the response to Cabal II, ESTSoft's inbound action MMO, but fortunately North American gamers won't have to wait much longer...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 8

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Justin and Bree discuss Crowfall, Skyforge, LOTRO, Dungeon Fighter Online, Pillars of Eternity, EverQuest's progression server, and wardrobe systems in WildStar, RIFT, and SWTOR, with mailbag questions on the MMORTS genre and how F2P cheapens gameplay.

RIFT patch 3.2 plans massive wardrobe overhaul

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Sporting the latest fashion will be much easier with RIFT's upcoming 3.2 patch, Echoes of Madness. It will include a sweeping overhaul to the...

Massively Overthinking: Making MMOs ‘sticky’ without vertical progression

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Today's Massively Overthinking question comes to us from Kickstarter backer Jersey C, who asks, If you were asked to design an MMORPG without vertical progression...

EVE Fanfest 2015 begins, promises new VR tech and huge EVE reveal

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It's the time of year again when EVE Online fans and developers from around the world make the annual pilgrimage to a frozen volcanic...

RIFT is upgrading its wardrobe system

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Good news for the RIFT fashion set: Trion Worlds is working on an overhaul of the wardrobe system to give you even more cosmetic...

Play Trove to earn a RIFT budgie mount

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Giant flightless birds make great commute buddies, not to mention that they take the simplest biofuel available. But if you want to get your...

Massively OP Podcast: Episode 5

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Justin and Bree discuss Camelot Unchained's alpha, RIFT's anniversary, the Daybreak/Storybricks saga, Elder Scrolls Online update 6, FFXIV's Heavensward, Marvel Heroes, and SWGemu, with mailbag questions on new journalism and isometric MMOs.

RIFT gives away free anniversary loots

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So, funny story. Remember the other day when RIFT embedded a handful of limited-use codes in its anniversary graphic? Well good news, Ascended: Three...

RIFT is planning a new calling for 2015

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As RIFT hits its fourth anniversary this week, the team is eager to let you in on an exciting tidbit or two about what's...

RIFT players have clocked 45,817 years of gameplay

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There's nothing like a good anniversary to brings out the infographic-making in developers, and so it is with RIFT's fourth birthday. Trion Worlds posted...

The Stream Team: MOP’s 12-hour Kickstarter countdown extravaganza

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We're down to the wire, folks! Our Kickstarter clock is ticking down, and there are only 12 hours left in one of the greatest reroll...

PAX East 2015: Trion Worlds is throwing a party

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It's been four years since RIFT came out and the Trion Worlds team hosted a party in Boston to celebrate the game, so it's...

RIFT’s anniversary carnival returns with a party duck

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It's hard to believe that in a few days on March 1st, RIFT will turn four years old. According to the site, the fantasy...

The Daily Grind: Which MMO boasts the best bard?

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A player on Reddit recently asked one of the most pressing questions in the MMO genre today: "Where can I find a fun Bard-like...

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