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Rift: Rift Goes Mobile

BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing EditorBerea, OHPosts: 2,373MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

In this episode of Tripping the Rift, we take a look at Trion's Rift Mobile app, available now for iPhone and Android users.  Do the features of Rift Mobile make it easier to stay connected to Telara? Find out!

I was surprised to find that Trion and Rift had put together a mobile app for the iOS.  One, because as a player of the game it somehow eluded me that they were making this, and two because the damned thing ended up being kind of awesome for a free app.  There are a lot of things it could improve on, functionality it could deliver, but from what I understand this is just the first stepping stone to a larger mobile experience in Telara.  Looks like ArenaNet isn’t the only company who realizes the power phones and tablets can have to keep players connected to the game world on the go.

Read the rest of our Tripping the Rift: Rift Goes Mobile.


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  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,221Member Uncommon

    This is just one of the features RIFT has added that made me vote for them as the most innovative game of the year.

     

    This is a really cool feature and a lot more popular in my guild than I had thought.  I had read about it on discussion forums and mentioned it when were were raiding Drowned Halls and Guilded Prophecy a couple weeks ago.  As soon as we looted the last boss everyone with an iPhone in the raid logged off to install the app.

    It seems the mini-game is the most popular feature along with being able to see guild chat.  When you're logged into the game you can see who is on mobile because it lists them as online via mobile in teh guild window.  I think being able to post to the wall (not sure if that is in or just an inteded feature) will be pretty cool too.

     

    The only thing I'm a little irritated about is that they are only providing beta testing of the app to iPhone users.  Some people are getting some nice loot in the form of collectibles they can sell for 10s of Plat on the AH.  Being left out of the loop while some people get to make in game cash rubs me the wrong way.  Trion should at least make a mobile site with all this funcitonality available for those without iPhones and should be pushing out an Android and WP7 app asap.

    In all I have to say I'm continually surprised by the effort and results Trion provides its customers.  I really feel like I get my money's worth in the $11/mo I pay for a subscription.

  • PuremallacePuremallace Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,856Member

    People really seem to be liking this feature and considering it is free is another biggie. Few people in my guild are also using it.

  • PhelcherPhelcher Boston, MAPosts: 1,053Member

    This only prooves that kids don't play MMORPG's.. they like internet social circles w/Avitars.

    "No they are not charity. That is where the whales come in. (I play for free. Whales pays.) Devs get a business. That is how it works."


    -Nariusseldon

  • RobsolfRobsolf Grand Rapids, MIPosts: 4,249Member Uncommon

    I'd like to see more MMO's offer this sort of thing.  Eve needs a training/trade app!

    Seems like SWTOR could do a crafting app pretty quickly as well.  Even if it was just for the gathering professions.

  • billyknitbillyknit Zieglerville, PAPosts: 1Member

    No Android version!  WHEN TRION?!?!?

  • boubhsboubhs athensPosts: 73Member

    +1 to RIFT once more

    I think TRION has the best devs in todays mmo's.

     

  • itgrowlsitgrowls newport news, VAPosts: 2,951Member

    This is awesome, it's one of the major things i couldn't wait for when GW2 releases! Cannot wait! i hope GW2 has a lottery too, miss that about LOTRO.

  • CoolitCoolit FalkirkPosts: 468Member Uncommon

    I agree boubh's RiFT definitely has the best dev team in the business, other MMO's could learn a lot from them.

  • OzivoisOzivois Phoenix, AZPosts: 598Member

    How about a PC version??

  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,191Member Uncommon

    Seems to me a lot of hot air.  You can't play the game on a mobile app so what is the point?  Can't believe we have posters upset that they can't use it.  

  • i know this is kind of lame but... i'm thinking about upgrading my phone becuase of this lol.

    buddy came over two days ago showing me the app. he got a free inscribed and a free eternal planar dust among other things. i'm jelly.

  • XexvXexv Milton KeynesPosts: 308Member

    Pretty novel idea, I like it and would certainly use it if I played the game. Would prefer it without the scratchcard games though, rather cheapens the whole approach.

  • ScivaSciva NonePosts: 299Member Uncommon

    This app is great, i enjoy talking to my guildies when im out and about.

  • snapfusionsnapfusion San, CAPosts: 954Member

    I have absolutely no interest in chatting with someone whos playing a game while Im not playing a game.  How is this any different then calling your buddy whos playing golf and talking to him, then saying wow that was so cool I just talked to my friend while he was golfing and I was having lunch.

    I remember my first beer too it was so cool............

  • VolgoreVolgore Posts: 2,209Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Coolit

    I agree boubh's RiFT definitely has the best dev team in the business, other MMO's could learn a lot from them.




     

    Yeah, too bad that the market is too saturated to be able to appreciate it.

    Other devs could in fact learn alot from Trion. The genre wouldn't be in such a mysery for years now. But then... i guess there is not another bunch in any industry as resistent to learning as game devs are.

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  • DannyGloverDannyGlover Portland, ORPosts: 1,277Member


    Originally posted by Robsolf
    I'd like to see more MMO's offer this sort of thing.  Eve needs a training/trade app!Seems like SWTOR could do a crafting app pretty quickly as well.  Even if it was just for the gathering professions.

    You can activate crew skills from your mobile device in TOR.

    Here's how.

    Happy mobile crafting! :)

    I sit on a man's back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means - except by getting off his back.

  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid hell, NJPosts: 6,782Member Uncommon

    strange, when blizzard adds mobile stuff to their game everyone flames that its a waste instead of making the game better while with Rift this is a godsend ?

    this is indeed a good feature although is not making the actual game any better. Just pointing that out

    :/

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  • karmathkarmath Posts: 829Member Uncommon

    Crafty Critters? Wut?

    I thought the image was a joke =S

  • r3zs1ckn3ssr3zs1ckn3ss Wauwatosa, WIPosts: 360Member Uncommon
    The point was to keeps tabs on whats going on in the game while you're not logged on. Not actually play it on your phone.

    New build in progress.
    Stay tuned!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • RobsolfRobsolf Grand Rapids, MIPosts: 4,249Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by DannyGlover

     




    Originally posted by Robsolf

    I'd like to see more MMO's offer this sort of thing.  Eve needs a training/trade app!Seems like SWTOR could do a crafting app pretty quickly as well.  Even if it was just for the gathering professions.



     

    You can activate crew skills from your mobile device in TOR.

    Here's how.

    Happy mobile crafting! :)

    Interesting!  Thanks!

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