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New Servers?

EnsiferEnsifer Member UncommonPosts: 42
Quick question will Trion be releasing new servers with Rift going free to play? That is all.


  • kDeviLkDeviL Member UncommonPosts: 215

    Also is it possible to start playing for free right now?

    And do we get access to everything? Even their new expansion "storm legion"?


    Ik this has nothing to do with your question but I had a couple too =p  Didn't wanna start a new thread just for a simple question or two but  since you already did... xD



    If WoW was released today even in its' entirety it would be f2p in 3 months.
    Why is it still such a big deal?

  • EnsiferEnsifer Member UncommonPosts: 42

    Haha, no problem but I can answer both of your questions you can play rift right now until lvl 20 for free on june 12th is when rift goes truly free to play.

    Storm legion areas are free but the extra souls "classes" you get with the expansion you need to buy the expansion to get.

  • itchmonitchmon Member UncommonPosts: 1,851

    i think they might reopen some of their merged servers.  dont forget when rift launched there were about 40 servers and still Queues.


    it's certainly worth trying the game til level 20 for the time being if you havent already.  it's excellent for the themepark + theorycrafting players... plus a small nod to sandboxiness with their very very good housing.

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  • strangiato2112strangiato2112 Member CommonPosts: 1,538

    They probably should.  I think the smartest thing Trion did was close the servers appropriately as well as giving people free transfers.   It kept the servers fairly busy despite the massive population drop over the first year and a half or so.  So just open new ones up for the initial f2p rush, then close em as needed as he rush subsides.


    Other companies should take note of what Trion did.  With so much scrutiny on game activity people will notice if your population is going down, so the whole negative press of closing servers is a minor thing.  It beats the pants off of negative press of dead servers.

  • faxnadufaxnadu Member UncommonPosts: 940

    no please new servers, rift's dynamic RIFTS need people not ghost towns.

    same goes with blizzard need to start merging servers in wow and have to accept the ghost town syndrome.

  • iamflymoloiamflymolo Member Posts: 152
    I haven't seen any info on Shard expansion but I wouldn't worry about it too terribly much. When Rift launched they were dropping new shards on day one so I wouldn't expect it to be any different now if there are too many players.
  • cronius77cronius77 Member UncommonPosts: 1,629
    go look at the dev tracker on the official forums there is a post about shards. They sad basically absolutely not unless they have no choice because all the current servers are merged into one mega cluster they cannot add to so any new servers would have to go into another mega cluster which would mess up pvp queue times and dungeons and alienate the new servers.
  • KareliaKarelia Member Posts: 668
    Originally posted by faxnadu
    no please new servers, rift's dynamic RIFTS need people not ghost towns. same goes with blizzard need to start merging servers in wow and have to accept the ghost town syndrome.


    agree 100%

    RIFT is not wow, swtor etc. it needs ppl outside. doing rifts, events, world bosses, world events etc needs ppl always in the open world. so make a new server at a time, only if the existing ones get full with queue times. anyway you have a free transfer every week, so you wont get stuck in a crap server for long.

    as for wow and dead servers, this was a major factor for me, to leave wow after 8 years. i cant accept paying 20$ for every char, in order to move him in another server. this is retarded anymore and most ppl have many chars to transfer, not only one. you also can check wow forums. there are posts more than 2 years old, with almost 6.000 replies from players, asking blizz to do something. and blizz does nothing at all. thay just said "they are aware of the problem"...

    as for KDevil's question if RIFT is playable before 12-6. yes it is FULLY playable with raptr reward follow instructions, play the trial for 14 hours and RIFT+Storm Legion+30 Days free sub is yours. btw TRION removed the need of setting a payment method. now you only need to apply your raptr code to your newly created RIFT account.




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