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"Rift is a solid video game, not just as an MMORPG, but as a game in general."
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April 16

RIFT 3.2: ECHOES OF MADNESS HAS ARRIVED!

Hewn limbs rustle in the depths of the Delve. Tongues twitch and eyes search for the shapes of fallen bodies. They roll and cling and snap one to the next, cohering into souls you thought long dispatched: Murdantix, Zilas, Grugonim, Molinar – the list goes on as the full host of Akylios’s horrors rise from the grave. This is happening. This is Hammerknell. And this time everyone will meet its horrors face to face.

RIFT 3.2: Echoes of Madness has arrived with the blood-curdling promise of Hammerknell-for-all. Our rebuilt 20-player raid leads the way, along with re-tuned and reimagined incarnations of its legendary foes. Instant Adventures will expand the fight into (and beyond) the home of Dwarves, as do Tier 6 Nightmare Rifts, huge upgrades to the Wardrobe system, and more!


KEY FEATURES
Hammerknell: 20-Player Raid

While the Ascended scored tactical victories against his forces in the Plane of Water, Lord Arak searched for nightmares they truly feared – and found them in the haunted halls of the Dwarves. Now, he’s used the plane’s power to bring Akylios and his army back to life: an army that’s ready to devour minds across Telara. Gather your max-level allies and dive into one of the best-loved raids in RIFT. The spirit, scale, and atmosphere remain, but the difficulty has soared to level 65! Read more about Hammerknell
New & Improved Instant Adventures

In the weeks following the raid debut, new Instant Adventures will open the halls of Hammerknell to all players at the push of a button. Battle through interconnected quests that lead you on a tour of the fortress and pit you against its greatest foes.Of course, the fun doesn’t end in the Delve: improvements to all Instant Adventures are now live, including better scaling and pacing, fewer Zone Event distractions, Notoriety token rewards you can redeem with any faction, Featured Adventure queues, and more. Read more about New Instant Adventures
Wardrobe Upgrades

A massive upgrade to our Wardrobe System will save the appearance of all of the items you acquire and let you use them whenever you like in a range of personal styles and looks (including items you earned for Achievements but have since discarded!). Additional updates are planned for the future, adding Wardrobe Favorites, Sets, Linking, Previewing, and more.Read more about the New Wardrobe System
Tier 6 Nightmare Rifts, Nightmare Tide Fishing, and more!

Are you a nightmare hunter of the highest order? Try your hand at new Tier 6 Nightmare Rifts that up the ante with endless waves of danger (and rewards). If you’re looking for more leisurely alternatives, try scaring up new Twisted Artifacts in the Plane of Water or fishing your way through Nightmare Tide with new and revamped poles, lures, and quests plus new fishing audio, “grey level” skill-ups, and the return of the Fishing Derby with new rewards.
 

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March 20

Soul Packs now available on Steam!



We’re happy to announce that the RIFT Storm and Dream Souls Packs are now available on Steam as well as in the game! Each bundle adds 4 Souls you can use to customize your characters’ roles and abilities, giving you access to a nearly infinite number of builds:

-          The Storm Souls Pack includes the Harbinger, Tactician, Defiler, and Tempest – convention-busting legends first released with our Storm Legion expansion

-          The Dream Souls Pack lets you play any role in RIFT with any one of your characters thanks to the role-busting power of the Liberator, Oracle, Physician, and Arbiter.

Learn more about each of the Souls and Soul Packs on Steam today!

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The Ultimate RIFT® Experience


The free RIFT® Nightmare Tide™ expansion brings a new host of dungeons, raids, and adventures to the award-winning world of Telara! Wield new Mastery Abilities, Minions, and more as you explore the elemental Plane of Water, a realm haunted by cosmic horrors and nightmares who reign under the sea.

Collect Minions

You've gone on so many adventures for Telarans, it's about time they did some adventuring for you! Collect minion cards in RIFT® and select adventure cards for your minions. When your minions complete their adventures, you get the loot!

About This Game

Free to Play: No Trials. No Tricks. No Traps.

Join thousands in the award-winning free-to-play MMORPG RIFT® and enter the world of Telara as an immortal Ascended. Go to war against the primal armies of the elemental planes in an ever-changing landscape full of massive dynamic battles and countless dungeons and raids. Build your own class using the Ascended Soul system and embark on epic conflicts that bring you into the story, taking your RPG experience to new heights of achievement and excitement!

Build Your Class: No other game lets you build your class the way Rift does. Specialize in a single class or pick and choose abilities from many to create a character uniquely suited to your play style – and have fun while you experiment!

Choose Your Role: Each character can have more than a dozen saved roles, so you can build different classes for every situation. You might have one for PvP and another for raids; or perhaps you want a high-damage or high-defense build. The choice is yours to mix and match as you see fit – and switch at the press of a button!

Massive Dynamic Battles: Invasions unfold zone-wide, creating epic conflicts that bring you into the story! Save the world alongside hundreds of other players, and fight to reclaim lands from invading hordes.

Dungeons & Raids: The world of Telara is rich with strife and danger – there’s over 30 dungeons and raids! No matter what size party or what challenge you seek, there are plenty of options including 2-, 5-, 10-, and 20-player instances plus hard-mode dungeons and more.

PvP Combat: Battle others in exhilarating Player vs. Player combat! Earn PvP ranks, titles, and loot to further enhance your character. Head to cross-server Warfronts or 3-faction Conquest, and fight others in open-world PvP.

Dimensions: Customizable housing spaces allow players and guilds to own slivers of Telara. Use countless building blocks and items you acquire throughout your adventures to build anything you can dream!

Free and Full-Featured: Instant Adventure, Onslaught, World Events, Guilds, Artifacts, Wardrobe, and more! RIFT is the ultimate MMORPG with a best-in-class Free-to-Play model letting you play the entire game at no charge.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista or 7
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz or better
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce FX 5900, ATI/AMD Radeon X300, Intel GMA X4500 or better.
    • DirectX®: 9.0c, June 2010 update
    • Hard Drive: 15.0 GB available
    • Sound: DirectX 8.1 compliant card
    • Other: Broadband internet connection (DSL, cable modem or other high speed connection)
Helpful customer reviews
157 of 190 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
398.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
One of the best MMO's I've played.
lvl 1-50; AMAZING!
lvl 50-60; Meh
lvl 60-65; Realy good

8/10

p.s. Don't buy the DLC's, they're not worth your money
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678 of 1,004 people (68%) found this review helpful
149 people found this review funny
2,020.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Played for a few hours then I quit.
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92 of 116 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
101.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
UPDATED!!!


Tried the game myself and I have to say that it is quite addicting or addictive. It has it's ups and downs but course I will say what are cons and pros for this MMO game for YOU to decide if you want to play it or not.

Pros :

+ Very huge open world to explore
+ Nature environment is so beautiful and it feels so alive
+ Tons of rewardable quests to make you very busy if you're bored
+ Detailed tutorials
+ Editable and customazible soul tree to make your character explore and test lots of abilities
+ Build a house with friends or global players (WoW hasn't done that yet)
+ Minnion quests fits nicely
+ Great mounts and pets (course premium means real cash)
+ Rifts to close all over the world with great rewards
+ Kill a monster in new area you get automatic quest (it gets confusing if you're overloaded with 5 or more quests)
+ Swimming is great with limited breath bar to make underwater quests challenging
+ Mentoring your character is great and useful if your friends are lower level
+ Self buffs that lasts for an hour or more and you can re-buff at any time you like
+ Some story quests have a great voice acting and it's worth it to listen if you understand the story
+ If I would choose between WoW and/or RIFT, I would pick up RIFT
+ Tons of achievements in game (but I prefer STEAM achievement)
+ Free To Play
+ Large player base
+ Extensive class customization (some classes and creations are limited see cons below)
+ Rifts create dynamic gameplay
+ I recommend it for people who don't have annoying wife's ;)
+ Addicting from every corner or look of the game no matter where you are
+ Fishing is so much fun :)
+ Crafting & Minning is also in the game but I haven't got the chance to try it
+ Rewardable events
+ Friendly player base (well if you are nice and polite)
+ Auto adventure is great (if you're level 10 you can do level 20+ or higher quests with others that level)
+ Bonus rifts are unlimited with great rewards if you can beat shown minutes or seconds with tons of players
+ Great sound and music
+ Server time is confusing to me and/or others so it's good that you click on that clock to keep an eye on your RL clock.
+ Weekly updates (thursdays)

I didn't forget about the cons as well and these I HOPE will be gone away in the future (with big hopes)

cons :

- Some class balance issues
- Limited races for character creation (you need DLC to unlock limited races for character creation and other premium things)
- RIFT: Ultimate Nightmare Edition costs 2 much (139,99€) unless you live a very rich life then go ahead and buy it
- Leveling from level 10 or 15 to 65+ gets quite hard as EXP rating slows down unless you want to do repeatable quests and events
- Annoying guild requests
- There is no actual story because you have quests are all around the huge map
- Aggressive mobs are annoying even if you try to avoid them
- No falling damage
- Too many aggresive mobs makes it harder to focus on your quests (specialy if there is a whole pack when you're on a quest grind)
- No autowalk (although map does show where you need to go) P.S. i don't look for key bidnings i take my time explore yellow area untill i find it
- Some players are stealing kills
- No steam achievements (game has it's own but tons of it)
- 4 downloadable contents costs way to much (324,96€). Why would I or someone else pay that much if I or somebody else can get all that for 139.99€. And even that costs way to much.

RIFT DLC editions costs too much specialy if you're planning to spend over 325€. Spend 68€ for Guild Wars 2 Digital Deluxe Edtion with game guide on how to level up ANY of race class + you get great useful premium items.
I do recommend this game but be warned that play for free has it's limited restrictions unless you want to buy NIGHTMARE EDITION. I am happy enough that is play for free but at least they could do is lower the prices for nightmare edition if it's worthy of getting it.

Some of you may think that some the cons are funny and/or stupid. But that's how I see it.
Everyone has it's own taste but I love the game myself so I try and ignore the cons and maybe 1 day i'll buy nightmare edition.
I recommend it but many of you won't like it. If you don't, well there's always uninstall button.
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36 of 52 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
319.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
The best MMO I've played. Really.
Only thing I can compare it to is WoW. But there the world is pretty static (or at least was, since I've only played it till WotLK and got bored, so no idea how the things look after the Cataclysm). Here you can get a rift open right above your head if you are (un)lucky enough. There's hardly a way to have nothing to do in this game, since the world changes every minute, bringing forth new challenges.

Of things that I like (concerning gameplay):
- tons of quests, including daily crafting ones (helps improving crafting skills a lot)
- public group option: now you don't have to put the group up yourself, invite each player separately etc; just one click and you're in with all the group bonuses
- invasions!!! Those really bring players together (since it takes quite a lot of running around to fend off all the atacking mobs, seal rifts and defend ward stones in different points of the map at the same time)
- fishing (holy cow, I love fishing in this game!)
- tons of things-to-do-except-for-standard-MMO-stuff: artifacts hunting, minions quests etc.
- it's free; like really - everything u can get with real money, you can get with the in-game currency, it just takes time to gather some coin, but it's doable

Only-one-thing-I-don't-like:
- Auction House is not available untill you get Loyalty points - and you can get them only by paying real money or buying one terribly expensive stuff in game (called Rift EXchange); but well, I guess that can be forgiven - that's the only inconvenience I met and it's not really a problem - if the AH was available, REX would be even more expensive since the in-game currency would be easier to get or, in worse case, they would make something else not available to provoke ppl to pay; and one can live without AH, especially if u get into some guild where u can trade with your guildmates (or more like ppl just leave stuff they don't need in guild vault and you just come and get what you need, leaving your thing for others).

Of non-gameplay matters:
- graphic is really great (see screenshots); remember it's an MMO (so u tend to have XX players and mobs on the screen running around, casting spells etc.), and it all runs smoothly even though you can find worse models/animations in single-player games; guys who did the optimization for this game did their job really well
- also graphics stuff - landscapes are beautiful and vast; sure the map is divided into zones, but it's done neatly and not hurting ones eyes (like suddenly coming out of dense forest into almost-desert plains)
- I like how female models are done; I'm always irritaded when I see the "very-fantasy" heroines on high heels, with almost no armor and their boobs bigger than their heads; here the female heroes have quite realistic bodies (like one guy said "hey, I noticed my XXX doesn't wear a bra!") and if they're supposed to be warriors, they wear a full plate (even my rogue wears a full leather)

So if you like MMOs, this one is definitely worth a shot. It has everything a "standard" one should have + some things from itself - and everything done really well.
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26 of 41 people (63%) found this review helpful
55.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Rift is a little 'smile because virtually every element of the game was caught by some other MMORPG and proposed in a similar, if not identical, to a group of developers whose creative effort has been, well, decidedly modest. And that does not do well in a market that is now lacking in ideas. Despite everything, however, the MMORPG from Trion Worlds is a bit 'a summary of the best of the genre and if it is true that developers are cloners Kaminoans worthy of Star Wars, it is equally true that the final product came on the market in one It was almost perfect, finished, content rich and free of burrs or technical problems: a job that deserves much praise, considering the disastrous launch and the paucity of the contents that characterized some newer products. In effect, Rift nowadays is the real alternative to the two best MMORPG theme-park market, World of Warcraft and The Lord of the Rings Online, and this is not a trivial matter.
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