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Rift: v2.3: Empyreal Assault Brings F2P Action

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,659MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

With the latest update to Rift, players can now enjoy the game for free. Empyreal Assault brings the new Dendrome zone, a ten-player raid, a new Chronicle, open-world raid bosses, game performance improvements, and more.

There are no restrictions on levels or content for registered free players; the entire world is open to explore and conquer. The expanded in-game RIFT Store offers thousands of items and services – from faction changes to mounts, pets, boosts, and much more – but the best gear must be earned in-game. For those looking for the ultimate RIFT experience, a subscription is available that offers a suite of awesome “Patron” benefits.

Read more on the Rift site.


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  • marz.at.playmarz.at.play Mississauga, ONPosts: 912Member
    Excited! Not P2W for those complaing that you can buy gear...its entry level gear. The best gear is earned ingame. 'Nuff said.

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  • davc123davc123 sloPosts: 371Member
    Rift is great game!
  • XeonsoldierXeonsoldier Atlanta, GAPosts: 190Member
  • BenbradaBenbrada Plainfield, ILPosts: 329Member Uncommon

    Yes very enjoyable to play, especially with all the roles/classes, even more enjoyable as F2P.

    I will contribute $$ here and there for convenience items to help support ongoing development. If most players do once in awhile we will be in good shape.

  • aromeroaromero BelizePosts: 49Member
    Awesome! can't wait!
  • KrimzinKrimzin Fort Worth, TXPosts: 545Member Uncommon

    Fun Stuff.. Waiting on Servers to come up now!!

    Just because I'm a gamer doesn't mean I drive a Honda.


    It's an Orange thing
  • ElrarElrar Redwood City, CAPosts: 5Member

    Thanks for the support guys - looking forward to getting these shards online & getting you all in-game, I'll stop by to let you know when they're up!

     

    Have fun,

    James "Elrar" Nichols, RIFT Community Manager

    James "Elrar" Nichols
    Community Manager
    Trion Worlds, Inc.
    www.archeagegame.com
    www.facebook.com/archeage
    www.twitter.com/ArcheAge

  • ArskaaaArskaaa KauhajokiPosts: 842Member Uncommon
    good free to play game:) not perfect but good.
  • VaultFairyVaultFairy LeedsPosts: 556Member Uncommon
    Think i will try and get myself into a guild so i can experience some of the end game content as i've always played solo.
  • ArskaaaArskaaa KauhajokiPosts: 842Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by VaultFairy
    Think i will try and get myself into a guild so i can experience some of the end game content as i've always played solo.

    There is not raid finder?

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,223Member Uncommon

    I'm so stoked to get off work and into the game.  I think people are really going to like the new vendor interface.  It's not just about buying cash shop stuff, but (at least on the PTS) it provides a great way to find all the stuff you can buy from vendors.

    Of all the games with this combat style and progression (EQ2, LotRO, WoW, etc), this is my favorite.

     

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,223Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Arskaaa
    Originally posted by VaultFairy
    Think i will try and get myself into a guild so i can experience some of the end game content as i've always played solo.

    There is not raid finder?

    No, there is not a raid finder.  There is a really good dungeon finder, but raids are something that are organized manually.  So far the community seems to work well with this approach.  If someone is serious about raiding they find a guild, but there are pug runs and some of the cooler guilds pickup randoms for the occasional open slot.

  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Uncommon
  • GhavriggGhavrigg Halifax, NSPosts: 778Member Uncommon
    Downloading now to give it another go. I just wish they would have updated their combat animations, because the current ones are gonna drive many players away.
  • piquetpiquet OdensePosts: 202Member
    Can't wait! I didn't want to spoil myself by playing too much on the test shard, so I have seen very little of The Dendrome. Also can't wait to buy some profession extensions. I only play 1 toon and couldn't decide between apothecary and runecrafting, now I can have both - awesome! :-)
  • Po_ggPo_gg Twigwarren, WestfarthingPosts: 2,729Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Torvaldr

    I'm so stoked to get off work and into the game.  I think people are really going to like the new vendor interface.  It's not just about buying cash shop stuff, but (at least on the PTS) it provides a great way to find all the stuff you can buy from vendors.

    Of all the games with this combat style and progression (EQ2, LotRO, WoW, etc), this is my favorite.

    I haven't played Rift, somehow it wasn't my cup of bilberry tea (along with Torvaldr's list of similar games... even ditched LotRO for the first time, and was only hooked onto it on the second try, purely because of the Shire :) ), but I follow the changes since I like to be up-to-date with the market.

    Based on the infos so far, the f2p model seems very friendly and allowing. Not to mention the REX implementation, it has some unique ideas. I think I will hop in just to check the f2p switch from first hand. As I heard, the soul system is a good place for theory-crafters...

    And a +1 for Elrar, it's always nice to see community managers around here :)

  • George_LPGeorge_LP AthensPosts: 20Member
    when it goes f2p?
  • BookahBookah Bar Harbor, MEPosts: 259Member

    I NEVER thought id say this but 2 out of 3 of the games im enjoying the most atm have no monthly fee.

    TSW<---Amazing

    Rift<-----Amazing

    WOW<---amazing for 15$

    Thanks Trion, Rift is awesome I hope this help pack the servers and your back accounts :)

    I for one bought the new souls and ill be buying stuff on the store to help with development.

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  • Po_ggPo_gg Twigwarren, WestfarthingPosts: 2,729Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by George_LP
    when it goes f2p?

    It's free for a while now up to lvl20, and it will be fully f2p in a few hours.

  • piquetpiquet OdensePosts: 202Member
    Originally posted by George_LP
    when it goes f2p?

    Today.

    Shards are still locked at the moment, but should be up in an hour or two, if all goes well.

  • Slappy1Slappy1 columbus, OHPosts: 458Member
    I'm stoked!

    Some day I'm going to put a sword through your eye and out the back of your skull!

    Arya Stark

  • jesteralwaysjesteralways BangladeshPosts: 1,049Member Uncommon
    man talk about f2p rush. i can't even download patch now, managed to patch up to playable status and then suddenly download speed is at 0kbps, more than sure too many players are constantly downloading. have to wait i guess.

    i want an open world, no phasing, no instancing.i want meaningful owpvp.i want player driven economy.i want meaningful crafting.i want awesome exploration, a sense of thrill.i want ow housing with a meaningful effect on my entire gameplay experience, not just some instanced crap.i want all of these free of cost, i don't wanna pay you a cent, game devs can eat grass and continue developing game for me.
    Seems like that is the current consensus of western mmo players.

  • RazeeksterRazeekster Solon, MEPosts: 2,201Member Uncommon
    I just wish they offered Patron players some cash shop currency because as the Patron thing stands now, it doesn't interest me in the least bit.

    Smile

  • GhavriggGhavrigg Halifax, NSPosts: 778Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by jesteralways
    man talk about f2p rush. i can't even download patch now, managed to patch up to playable status and then suddenly download speed is at 0kbps, more than sure too many players are constantly downloading. have to wait i guess.

    The game itself is down for maintenance for like another 45 mins, so I guess there must have been some hiccups because of it. 

    Still, I downloaded the game easily a little over an  hour ago.

  • AlomarAlomar Middle Earth, NJPosts: 451Member Uncommon
    Went back to rift 2 weeks ago in anticipation for f2p, good population on Seastone (US pvp shard) already. Looking forward to more open world pvp along with all of this great additional content!

    Dozens of MMO's, RTS's, FPS's, etc.

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