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Rift: You Heard It Right - Rift is Going F2P

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  • CalerxesCalerxes LondonPosts: 1,630Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by NBlitz
    What took them so long?

     

    An expansion pack that didn't bring back all those lost subs? a publishing project that failed to even get enough players for beta? a poorly performing MMO... no sorry onlineFPS game that no-one wants to play because its full of bugs and lack of content?

     

    Another one falls to the dark side and the scam that is F2P well thats what you'd think reading these boards, eh! guys? image

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  • TimothyTierlessTimothyTierless Columnist M, ORPosts: 2,163Member Uncommon
    I'll be trying Rift for the first time now.
  • CalerxesCalerxes LondonPosts: 1,630Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Alot

     


    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.

    Set the post count per page to the maximum and you'll probably be right. image
     

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  • AlomarAlomar Middle Earth, NJPosts: 446Member Uncommon
    Planned on returning to Rift this Summer to try out the expansion, guess I'll wait till this launches.

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

  • evilastroevilastro EdinburghPosts: 4,270Member

    Storm legion purchasers get a bit shafted.

    All you get are the new souls, which will probably sell in the cash shop for much less than the expansion, which didnt release all that long ago.

    They probably should throw in a few more sweeteners for SL purchasers.  

  • pinktailzpinktailz internet, ALPosts: 61Member Uncommon

    You Heard It Right - Rift is Going F2P

     

    LAL! Who cares about this old wow clone with vapid laggy world, it should be F2P at launch =)

  • KareliaKarelia HeraklionPosts: 668Member

    coming back after a year out, with most of my rl and mmo friends. see you in telara

  • daltaniousdaltanious waPosts: 2,143Member Uncommon
    Another sad news about good game forced to go f2p. Just hope they at least adopt some good model so sub players will still find enough quality.
  • KareliaKarelia HeraklionPosts: 668Member
    best f2p model until now. check it
     
  • SnigerknudSnigerknud hedenstedPosts: 60Member
    Great news, cya ingame soon :)
  • morbuskabismorbuskabis RodonPosts: 290Member

    Hope Trion can pull it off and don't sell out on it. Still got great respect for the devs and the way they handled the game. Im not a active player but a mentally supporter

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  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Common
    Originally posted by Deeter

    Bout **** time

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

    im still waiting for DAOC to go ftp

  • JackMackJackMack Tucson, AZPosts: 14Member

        I subscribed to Rift from launch until Jan 2013, when I stopped due to what I felt was a grind and outdated kill x of this and that.  I truly hope the F2P conversion brings enough people in to ensure the new players can experience the dynamic Rift system as it was meant to be played: in a zone filled with players.  The Major Rifts were a major draw for early players.  The other change that TRION should consider, imo, is to go back to the original soul system. I was never a fan of the dumbed down auto option they switched to @ July 2011.  The original system required players to try builds and not just auto build to the most effective Recommended set.  If TRION wants to go F2P, good on them to keep a solid IP going...just stop coddling players. Let them sink or swim on their own choices, or at least learn to google builds.

  • SabasSabas herzelePosts: 197Member

    It doesnt change anything.

     

    A boring game is still a boring game with or without a subscription.

     

    People also mention double dipping quite a lot, how is this not the ultimate double dip?

    Trion is making you pay how many times for the exact same service?

     

  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHPosts: 5,205Member Uncommon

    it's cheaper...but is it better ?

     

     

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  • MikeJezZMikeJezZ HillerødPosts: 1,197Member
    Originally posted by Robokapp

    it's cheaper...but is it better ?

     

     

    According to who? Misplaced reply is misplaced.

     

    Rift is great, but a little too PvE focused. If it was b2p in the beginning I might would have played it still. 

     

    I just wish there were more focus on PvP.

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  • RobokappRobokapp Dublin, OHPosts: 5,205Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by MikeJezZ
    Originally posted by Robokapp

    it's cheaper...but is it better ?

    According to who? Misplaced reply is misplaced.

    according to he-who-answers the question of course.

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  • MkilbrideMkilbride Hooksett, NHPosts: 637Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Nadia
    Originally posted by Deeter

    Bout **** time

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

    im still waiting for DAOC to go ftp

     

    It won't, ever. IT will be shut down before it goes F2P.

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  • nicolino15nicolino15 GalvezPosts: 14Member

    I've been subbed for 7 months, the fact Rift going F2P is totally cool, let's be realistic, P2P games are no longer a choice for many, times have changed. This game is awesome IMO, people will like it a lot.

     

    STFU n00b !

  • PanzerbasePanzerbase Chicago, ILPosts: 423Member
    I just hope they're not trying to milk the cow for all she's worth before they toss her into the grinder. 
  • VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,641Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by MikeJezZ
    Originally posted by Robokapp

    it's cheaper...but is it better ?

    According to who? Misplaced reply is misplaced.

     

    Irks me when people can only respond to any fair point in cliche internet speak.

     

    Robo, I think if people found it boring and not 'worth' £2.50 a week to play then they will probably find it boring now.

  • RavingRabbidRavingRabbid Virginia beach, VAPosts: 1,128Member Uncommon

    Got the email on it this morning. Ill have to go back and revisit it once its F2P. image

     

    All my opinions are just that..opinions. If you like my opinions..coolness.If you dont like my opinion....I really dont care.
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  • VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,641Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by RavingRabbid

    Got the email on it this morning. Ill have to go back and revisit it once its F2P. image

     

    Can I ask, why did you leave before?

  • CoolitCoolit FalkirkPosts: 468Member Uncommon

    The model looks pretty decent, nothing gated with unlocks, yes I'm looking at you SWTOR and a reputable dev team that actually interacts with the players.

    I've been playing RiFT since beta and it's one hell of a good game, If you want a classic MMORPG look no further. I just hope the updates continue as they have been and don't dwindle and become trivial.

  • strangiato2112strangiato2112 Richmond, VAPosts: 1,538Member Common

    They said they will be selling dungeon gear in the cash shop.  This is an extreme no-no to me, fluff and cosmetics only.

    They are doing it the wrong way, by expecting to make their money off micro transactions and not subs.  That means the long term goal will be to entice people to buy stuff as opposed to entice people to sub.  Which *will* hurt game quality.  

    They also said this has been planned before SL, so they have some very pissed off yearly subscribers that will have time left on their sub that they dont get fair value for.  If this was EA or SoE they would be getting absolutely blasted for these things right now, but since they are Trion they get yet another pass.

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