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 character, back to Telara. Through July 29 lapsed players can rejoin the war and experience all new mechanics, PvP, and Instant Adventure zones.
"Storm Legion", the game's impending expansion, comes out later this year. No doubt Trion are hoping to get lots of old players excited about the major additions to the MMO, such as two new continents. As an early adopter of the title, I'm certainly considering checking out how the game has evolved. It was a competent MMO at launch, and one of the most stable experiences that the genre had to offer. Unfortunately, it was utterly uninspired in terms of its aesthetic and setting. It's worth a peek, I reckon.