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Rift is now fully free-to-play this week


Creative Director of Rift ensures players it's 'not pay-to-win'
Jun 13
In case you haven't heard during the madness that is E3, Trion World's MMO Rift is now fully free-to-play as of yesterday, having previously employed a "lite" version of the game that limited players to level 20. Th... read
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MMO retention rates

Rift developer increases MMO retention through rewards


In-game trinkets increase playtime, says Trion Worlds
Mar 12
Retention rates for subscription based MMOs are a really hard thing to regulate. After all, why do you think so many of them drop their fee to go free-to-play? Trion Worlds has somehow managed to survive the switch, and is st... read
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Rift two year anniversary

Rift celebrates two years with carnival and free weekend


More mounts!
Feb 27
Rift is celebrating its two-year anniversary in style with an in-game carnival. Players will get to attend the "Carnival of the Ascended" and participate in events to unlock new mounts and masks to wear. This carnival i... read
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Rift Extra Life marathon event to feature corgis


Suddenly, corgis.
Oct 17
I don't know a lot about Rift, but I do know a lot about corgis. The world's most perfect animal will be making an appearance in one of the scheduled events for the Rift Extra Life marathon for the Children's Hospital Network... read
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Rift: Storm Legion dated, pre-order bonuses detailed


Includes early dungeon access and a cape
Sep 05
Trion Worlds has announced that Rift's first expansion, Storm Legion, will be launching on the same day in North America and Europe: November 13, 2012. I'm not playing the game, and frankly, I don't know how many of you are ... read
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Trion Worlds shed more light on Rift: Storm Legion


Aug 11
Ever since Rift made a splash on the MMO scene in 2011, Trion Worlds have been hard at work consistantly creating new content for it's devoted fan base. With it's first expansion, Rift: Storm Legion, Trion Worlds is loo... read
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Trion Worlds announces Gamescom plans


Aug 07
It looks like Trion Worlds' has a fair amount to show off at Gamescom, which is impending. During the conference, which takes place in Cologne between the 16th and 19th, Trion will be showing "Storm Legion" for Rift to consum... read
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Get clued up on Rift's Storm Legion


Aug 01
Trion Worlds has released a bunch of new lore for their upcoming Rift expansion, "Storm Legion". Infinity Gates, God Engines, Blood Storms, it all sounds like nonsense to me. I suppose there are only so many things you can ca... read
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Trion wants you to come back to Rift for a few days


Jul 26
MMOs are like needy ex-lovers. Not content to fondly remember the good times and simply move on, they always want you to come back. In this case the ex is Rift. Trion are inviting old players, who have at least one level 20 c... read
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15 months and nine major patches later, Trion Worlds is looking to expand the real estate of Rift. With the addition of two new continents, Dusken and Brevane, the player space of the popular MMORPG has been tripled. Trion Wo... read feature

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Rift expansion Storm Legion adds two continents and more


Jun 01
To accompany this morning's trailer for Rift: Storm Legion, we've got more details on this next major step for Trion World's MMO. Due out later this fall, Storm Legion will add two new continents, an expansion of the Ascended... read
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Dark portents abound in trailer for Rift: Storm Legion


Jun 01
The future of sci-fi MMO Rift is ominously teased in this new trailer for its first expansion, Storm Legion. A sinister female voice, referred to as "Dragon," talks about her plans for total domination through the use o... read
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Rift levels up with an updated launcher


May 11
In what is now becoming the new standard for MMO launchers/patch updaters, Rift has upgraded its client to include seamless patch integration. What that means is that when there's a large patch that usually precludes you from... read
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New Raid content on the way to the world of Rift


Apr 05
A new patch is on it's way for Rift, and in true subscription based MMO fashion, it has a ton of content. Headlining patch 1.8 is the twenty player Infernal Dawn raid, but there's a few extras coming as well, like leaderboar... read
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Rift Lite launches today, play the first 20 levels free


Feb 01
Trion Worlds has announced Rift Lite, allowing players to try the MMO Rift without any payments or time restrictions for the first 20 levels. The maximum level within the game is 50, so 20 free levels is more than g... read
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Eleven new publishers, RIFT, coming to Origin


Jan 24
Origin has secured itself games from eleven more publishers. None of them are quite as huge as the last selection of companies, but the service has also scored a relatively popular MMO.  Games from CD Projekt RED, A... read
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Free month of RIFT with new multi-month subscriptions


Jan 12
RIFT is one of the few MMOs left around that hasn't gone free-to-play. If you are still playing RIFT, or if you are thinking about getting back into it, this would be a good time to do so. You can now pay for more than o... read
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A rift appears in Trion Worlds' account database


Dec 23
The year isn't quite over yet, so there's always room for another hacking fiasco. This time, the victim is Trion Worlds, maker of Rift, and its customers. According to the developer, there was an unauthorized intrusion and th... read
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F.E.A.R., Kinect and Call of Duty deals on Amazon


Oct 25
Amazon has a new batch of promotions this week that they're using to sap the very last dollars out of our wallets. But what values! As if to point out the alternative to this week's release of Battlefield 3, we have a number ... read
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Trion Worlds to speak at NYCC


Oct 04
It seems as though Trion Worlds will be pulling back the game development curtain a bit to shine light on the future of its games. On October 14, in Room 1A24 at New York Comic Con, various Trion Worlds team members will be d... read
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That's So MMO!: Freedom Rings


Oct 01
Hearty October greetings to you and yours and welcome to another scintillating collection of massively multiplayer news & views. Let’s reach deep down into our weekly Bag-of-Holding and pull out some especially sharp bits! read
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It would seem that all massively multiplayer online games, in one way or another, suffer from a flaw common among the games of the genre. While it is true that no MMO truly has an ending, it is also painfully obvious that onc... read feature

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'Ashes of History' update coming to Rift next week


Sep 21
Rift players are in for a treat, as next week will see the release of Rift 1.5 which comes with a lot of big features. Some of these additions are things you might expect from a paid expansion instead of a simple client updat... read
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That's So MMO!: Birth of a Star


Aug 20
Hello MMO connoisseurs and fellow cheese enthusiasts. How goes the raiding and invading? Gamescom 2011 is underway in Germany and exciting details are streaming out of the land of the Beer Garden. Let’s drink it up!   read
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Hello persistent friends! I’m back in action after a week away working at Comic-Con. It was fun and exhausting geeking out in San Diego, snapping pictures of Mark Hamill signing $100 autographs and trying not to be crushed by sweaty cosplayers dressed up as the cast of Glee. So, what did we miss? Let’s investigate. Without further ado -- there’s games to pursue! read feature

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[Editor's Note: Hey, everyone! I would like to introduce David Moore. He has run the site gamebunny.com for the past ten years and co-runs torwars.com, a site focused on all things Star Wars: The Old Republic. Basically, he i... read feature







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