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Rift: You Heard It Right - Rift is Going F2P

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,622MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Trion Worlds has announced that Rift will be going free to play beginning June 12, 2013. According to the press release, Trion has heard its community to bring about this momentous decision for Rift. Devs have indicated that no content or gear will be pay-gated and that players can level all the way to 60 with no restrictions.

All players will be able to explore the entire world of Telara for free and will have access to the expanded in-game RIFT Store where a variety of services--mounts, boosts, wardrobe items, and more--will be available for purchase. An optional subscription will still be available that grants a slew of “Patron” benefits and bonuses to maximize the RIFT experience. Trion will celebrate its current and previous subscribers with loyalty and currency rewards for their time spent playing RIFT thus far. 

Check out the full details of the revenue shift on the Rift F2P site.







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  • dotdotdashdotdotdash Llandrindod WellsPosts: 364Member
    Excellent.
  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member

    Wow. They are being pretty free with the content. I wonder how quickly we can get someone complaining about F2P ruining the industry in this thread.

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  • XAPKenXAPKen Northwest, INPosts: 4,919Member Uncommon
    Cool info.  Thanks for the link.

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  • AlotAlot BredaPosts: 1,948Member


    Originally posted by lizardbones
    Wow. They are being pretty free with the content. I wonder how quickly we can get someone complaining about F2P ruining the industry in this thread.

    I imagine before we'll hit Page 2.

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,214Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by lizardbones

    Wow. They are being pretty free with the content. I wonder how quickly we can get someone complaining about F2P ruining the industry in this thread.

    It has ruined the industry!

    Just kidding.  This is a great move.

  • IkedaIkeda Largo, FLPosts: 2,204Member Uncommon
    I wonder how that'll effect ex-subbers.   I had an annual there going for a while.. how much do you think I'm likely to lose with this F2P change?  I just KNOW I'll be hamstrung.  All the previous F2P's show me that.  (hah, that last little bit was kinda funny and kinda serious all wrapped into one)

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  • NBlitzNBlitz ZwollePosts: 1,904Member
    What took them so long?
  • Methos12Methos12 Maladis 46Posts: 1,234Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by lizardbones

    Wow. They are being pretty free with the content. I wonder how quickly we can get someone complaining about F2P ruining the industry in this thread.

    It'll depend on the shop. Despite saying this won't turn the game into Pay2Win, they are still planning to sell actual gear in the shop. That never bodes well. But as far as F2P plans go this one seems really generous.

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  • titanofdoomtitanofdoom EnglandPosts: 44Member Uncommon
    Good news i like this game, but not enough for a sub, I have storm legion so will have to come back for free to finish it!

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  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 20,004Member Uncommon

    Unsurprising, pretty much the standard model, when interest in subs falls off, normally moves like this revitalize interest and increases revenues, sometimes substantially.

    Judging from the release date, this has been in the plans for quite some time.

    But real question to ask, is how many F2P games from the start  deliver this sort of quality.

    So far I think we've really only got GW2 (not really F2P) and now perhaps Neverwinter? (though there's some disagreement over it's quality compared to other AAA releases)

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  • marz.at.playmarz.at.play Mississauga, ONPosts: 912Member
    Excellent news from an excellent company. Loved RIFT and will gladly go back.

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  • stromp45stromp45 willamsburg, OHPosts: 156Member Uncommon
    Sweet going to play for sure and just have to buy the new classes np .
  • CrazKanukCrazKanuk Elmira, ONPosts: 2,499Member Uncommon
    Great, now something that's actually good that I can let me kids play until WoW goes F2P :)

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  • ZorlofeZorlofe Whitehouse, TXPosts: 187Member
    Well that's news that just might get me playing again!
  • faxnadufaxnadu HelsinkiPosts: 940Member Uncommon
    good news, will defo go back and give rift full *panking!
  • ArakaziArakazi OxfordPosts: 889Member
    Just canceled my sub since I won't be needing it.... Oh well, probably wasn't a good enough game for sub anyway.
  • tombistombis buenos airesPosts: 3Member

    Why should i buy a new mmo when all of them are going f2p within months of lunching, or getting a new expansion?

    What do Trion have say to the people that bought the game yesterday?

    thank you for your money, now its free HAHA! in your face ! People hate F2p for a reason and that reason is that most games go f2p after launching with a retail box worth $50/$60, not to mention the price on CE. Do they think we grow money on a tree or sth? people rage when they get scamed ; when the company gives away for free the game that they payed for not so long ago.

    it happened to me and i think it happened to you too.

    Now i dont think we can do anything about this rather than stay away from a game you think it might go f2p after release. But we cant see the future and people that can predict it in someway might not be sitting around playing games haha (maybe making millions in the stock market lol).

    Look at it this way, maybe the game will benefict from this, and if the game gets more people it might be gd for you too.

    Looking forward to invite some friends to play rift on june....

  • AlotAlot BredaPosts: 1,948Member


    Originally posted by Alot
    Originally posted by lizardbones
    Wow. They are being pretty free with the content. I wonder how quickly we can get someone complaining about F2P ruining the industry in this thread.

    I imagine before we'll hit Page 2.


    Dammit, I was wrong.

  • black_isleblack_isle IstanbulPosts: 239Member Uncommon
    I believe Trion can pull of a good f2p model. Although i don't know how REX will work, the whole thing still looks like a player friendly system. I'll definitely go back and try it. Good move.
  • DeeterDeeter SO. SF, CAPosts: 135Member

    Bout **** time

    This was the one game I was always shocked by that hasn't gone f2p yet

    Defiance next

  • GoldenArrowGoldenArrow TurkuPosts: 1,187Member Uncommon

    Went garbage after SL launched.

    Endgame is such a major daily grind it's not even funny.

    F2P doesn't make the game any better unfortunately.

    Will be the best F2P MMORPG out there though.

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    ---nt-----

     

  • achesomaachesoma Portland, ORPosts: 1,000Member Uncommon
    Will have to fire up my bard again. Was my favorite bard class in an MMO to date. To bad I wasn't crazy about rest of the game. Will give something else to play while waiting on other titles.

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  • VaultFairyVaultFairy LeedsPosts: 556Member Uncommon

    About time to be honest. Haha. Looking forward to this, been a while since i last played but never really got into a guild to try some of the content with.

     

    Plus the rifts appearing while questing are quite graphically stunning.

  • DrealgrinDrealgrin Longwood, FLPosts: 156Member
    Terrible customer service. They'll ban you for speaking your opinion. Great game run by a-holes.
    Sorta like NC soft
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