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Rift will be the latest MMO to go free-to-play on 12th June
Posted: 14.05.2013 16:40 by Comments: 8
Rift, EVE Online and World of Warcraft were three of the major MMOs to stick with a subscription model, and the former will be adopting a free-to-play structure on the 12th June, Trion Worlds has announced. According to the studio, gamers "will be able to experience the entire game world; every dungeon, every zone, and every level and get full access to all current and future game updates."

As with most gamers, subscriptions will be "optional". Players who go free-to-play will have an expanded in-game store "where a variety of services--mounts, boosts, wardrobe items, and more--will be available for purchase." Subscribers will have a "Patron" membership level, granting unspecified "benefits and bonuses".

To celebrate the transition, the major 2.3 content update "Empyreal Assault" will add a whole new zone, world event, chronicle and other content.

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By djole381 (SI Elite) on May 14, 2013
djole381
Can anyone tell me if this is worth a try?
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on May 14, 2013
danfreeman
This too? Voqar if you see this i think you are our resident expert on mmo`s and i would like to hear your opinion on this and would also like to ask you if you think i should give this a try,i don`t think it`ll beat GW 2 but i do have some interest in this.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on May 14, 2013
JonahFalcon
@djole: Very much so. Rift's main deal is the dynamic public questing. It was too much of a time-sink for me. It's why Guild Wars 2 was delayed. heh
By djole381 (SI Elite) on May 14, 2013
djole381
@Jonah
Dynamic public questing??? What is that?
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on May 14, 2013
JonahFalcon
Things happen in public which you can join in a temp group automatically. They're things like spontaneous Rifts opening up somewhere and keep getting bigger and corrupting the land til people defeat the monsters and close them. You get rewards based on how much you helped.
By djole381 (SI Elite) on May 14, 2013
djole381
Nice. I'll have to check it out.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on May 14, 2013
JonahFalcon
You also have "Soul Shards", in which you essentially can mix and match three classes. It's complicated, but rewarding when you figure it out.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on May 15, 2013
nocutius
Maybe after I'm done with Lotro I'll give it a try, there's simply not enough time to play two mmorpegers simultaneously.