Download RIFT and enter the vast, magical world of Telara. Experience an unprecedented class system, massive dynamic battles, and player housing like you’ve never seen before – all for free.
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Mixed (87 reviews) - 55% of the 87 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (7,940 reviews) - 79% of the 7,940 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 24, 2013

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July 28

RIFT Livestream - 7/29/16 - 3:30 PM PDT



Join Ocho and Scapes on the Trion Worlds Twitch channel for our next RIFT livestream. This week we’ll be talking about the new Creator Program!

RIFT Livestream
Twitch Channel:http://www.twitch.tv/trionworlds
Start Time: Friday, July 29 at 3:30 PM PDT (GMT-8)
Duration: 45 minutes

See you all there!

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July 20

Artifact Pinatas for Summerfest!



We thought we'd seen it all... but the artifact pinatas were something totally unexpected. Every artifact hunter in Telara is on high alert for this innovation - read on for the details of all the new artifacts coming for the Summer Solstice (Update 3.7) and Summerfest!

Telara can always count on one thing... an evergrowing list of elusive artifacts, a devlish progressive plot hatched by the devious Simon Ffinch. We artifact collectors have just one thing to say to that: "Long live DeadSimon!"

During Summerfest this year, artifact pinatas will appear in every zone. They are available in every zone, and are unmistakable - giant sparkly mirrored balls! These ethereal pinatas will shift in color to designate what type of artifact explodes forth when the pinata is brought down: normal, twisted, unstable, poison, burning and nightmare. The artifacts are all part of unique sets created exclusively for Summerfest! Here's a hint: if your group wants to collect a specific type, they need to coordinate their strikes accordingly. Good luck!



Each glorious pinata will drop around 20 artifacts, and you only have 10 seconds to collect them! Simon says that he can usually pick up 4 in the allotted time frame. We are eager to learn what the record is!

As a bonus, if you are of the appropriate level, you should get some in your RIFT loot bag as well. All of these new artifacts are tradeable, so have fun exchanging and selling them on the auction house.

Summerfest runs from July 14 through August 3rd, so don't delay your efforts to collect all your Pinata shinies, because as we all know, time flies, especially when you're collecting artifacts!

Artifacts for Summer Solstice (Update 3.7)
DeadSimon shared that poison, burning and nightmare artifacts have been added to Stonefield and Gloamwood. Get your hunting gear ready, as there are 126 new sets available - 21 sets of each type in each of these two zones.

With Summerfest and Summer Solstice introductions combined, there are a total of 1,052 NEW artifacts spread across 133 new sets. Who needs sleep, right?

DeadSimon likes to collect the Pinatas themselves, as you can see in this exclusive screenshot below...



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The Comet of Ahnket


Will you stand before the divine power of Ahnket, or will you be burned to ash?

Prove your strength and conquer the ancient and terrifying monstrosities that await in this challenging, new 10-player raid! Learn more.

New DLC Available


Unleash the incredible power of these ancient and powerful Souls. Includes a runic damage dealer, a frigid healer, a shadowy killer, a boisterous fighter, and a sorcerer with complete mastery over fire and water! BUY NOW!

About This Game

Download RIFT and enter the vast, magical world of Telara. Experience an unprecedented class system, massive dynamic battles, and player housing like you’ve never seen before – all for free.

BUILD YOUR PERFECT CHARACTER

Create a character and class to fit the way you play. Start by choosing from six races and dozens of unique Souls, each with hundreds of traits and abilities. Mix and match on the fly and re-specialize anytime you like.

MASSIVE DYNAMIC BATTLES

Telara is a living, dynamic world where chaos can erupt at any moment. Whether you’re battling planar invasions or ancient titans alongside scores of your fellow Ascended, the next adventure is always near!

DUNGEONS AND RAIDS

In the deep, dark places of Telara, foul creatures breed, scheme, and hoard the treasures of ages. Gather your friends and delve into dozens of dungeons and raids for groups of 2, 5, 10, and 20 players.

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)
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Recent:
Mixed (87 reviews)
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Castilla
( 194.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
I played a..little and enjoyed how it didnt bake my potato laptop. I especially enjoyed being a healer mage what could survive solo. You could enter dungeons with many anothers as a lvl 80+ characters as you learned your skills. This helped leveling. My only peev was that you would level so quickly that your quests would become obselte in value, so you would just grind raids/dungeons for a while and hope you were in an active guid to make it interesting.

TLDR: Power-leveling can get excessive yet still fun community.
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Get lost
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
I disliked the game from first minutes because the game didn't feel to be entertaining from the start.
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Panda
( 1,161.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
I would just like to say this game this to be amazing i use to love this game played if alot in 2012. The game was fun. fairly simple and intresting to see how different i was to other mmorpg's

Coming back and trying it again.... this game is very lacking

I check the game is free now pretty cool, micro transaction, uhhhh not a big fan of that but sure but playing this game for a while. i felt like this game is just pay to win or grind really hard i know you would be expected to grind in mmo rpgs but this is like 2X the grinding to the old rift and i just wanna play some dungeons do some rifts meet some new people. Now most of the time its just grind.
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styles94
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
what s quality game. love it
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EFFIN V 2.0
( 196.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
end game pvp is where the ♥♥♥♥ its @.
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I.Y.
( 17.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Wow. This is better than wow.
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Ankoss
( 313.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Ever wondered how other free-to-play projects on Steam got Overwhelmingly Positive or Very Positive reviews, Trion? I can give you a few examples. There's a certain free-to-play MMO game here on Steam where you can get almost *anything* in the game by trading the in-game items with other players for premium currency. Little by little you will accumulate enough premium currency to buy almost *anything*, except for a few cosmetics which are availible only for real currency and for a limited time. Cosmetics, Trion. Not top-tier PvP/PvE equipment, not character classes, unattainable by other means. Cosmetics.
That being said, almost every item in that game can be bought and/or crafted using the in-game resources. Is it grindy? Yes. It will take you a while to get somewhere and get the needed resources. The things is, however, you don't need to spend a penny on it to get a viable character, both in PvP and PvE. All you need is time and the will to play and have fun with other people.
Now, let's talk about Rift. Not only is it grindy — god-awful grindy, not only do you need the resources/hundred kinds of different currencies, you also need the crafting skill/reputation required to get the things you need — the *only* way for you to get the premium currency without paying real money, is to buy REX, which gives you a portion of premium credits and costs unreasonable amounts of in-game currency. Apparently, god forbid you from making the premium currency and the advantages it gives you — numerous advantages — more accessible to your general public.
I suppose you forgot the meaning of the word "accessible" at this point.

I'm using my friend's account to post this because you banned me without any further notice from the community hub for calling you out on your fraudulent schemes; funny thing, it was me who invited this friend of mine to play Rift in the first place. Needless to say, we both are sceptical about touching Rift ever again considering your business practices and paywall policies.
Also, nice moves, Trion, acting like a little kid who sticks his fingers in his ears and starts yelling because he doesn't like what he's hearing. Next you'll start removing negative reviews like some megalomaniac indie developer who can't take criticism. Sure this will make your game better and shift the Recent Review ratings to Overwhelmingly Positive, eventually!
Nah, it won't. Just kidding. Watch your player base dwindle as you invent new ways of leeching money out of people. Either that, or show some respect to your player base. Take a look at your forums, reddit, steam hub, you'll find more specific suggestions on how to improve your game from your very players; more than you would like.
Make the game more accessible in general, and people will come to support you. Earn their trust and loyalty, and their money, not by building paywalls, but by making the game more accessible.

PS: This is a copy of the thread I made on the Community Hub, in case of the thread getting overrun by trolls or deleted for no good reason. This negative review is here to stay, unless Trion does something about their pay-to-win policies.
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Eiq
( 119.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
There was a problem moving existing files in preparation for the update. (Error #1008)
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Blinkdog
( 218.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
if you like pvp don't touch this game!
1)there is no pvp untill max level do to low population
2)max level has a huge gear gap so when you 1st start you will lose 90% of your matches do to no fault of yours or your teams since matchmaking will tend to stack the better geared players on 1 team.
3)do to 2 matches consists of steamrolling your opponent or getting steamrolled. there are very few matches this will not happen.
4)you can p2w to top gear and avoid this. (this is good or bad depending how you look at it) end game gear is only $400 if you want to be "competitive"
5)the rift engine is still unstable even with the new fix and you sometimes get dc'ed normally when your winning a match.

so what about end game raiding?
well do to rushed content most end game raids are bugged for month upon release and sometimes forever after(there are still bad bugs in content made when rift first came out). they are also removing hardcore raids but no to make rift mainstream (like wow did) but do to rushed content people can not beat the bugged content without making it easier also if your a streamer and stream raid content you run the risk of a guild wide ban if you do something the devs don't like or have a "agitator" in your group.
for normal dungeons again do to low population and a change to the que system no ones does these untill end game.

you can do open world pve untill 60 with little to no issues but then you hit the paywall and as 65 it will smack you in the face. open world pvp is dead and the one pvp server is barren.

the game used to be so good with a great f2p model but 6 months back they changed to an aggressive cash shop model and now rush all content before proper testing can be done that will normally crash the server like last week when it was down for 2 day because they didn't test the holiday updates or just leave some things outright broken for months untill they get around to patching it. some holiday events even have the same bug pop up every year that never gets fixed like a Halloween quest that doesn't give defiants the reward. sadly this game was a hallmark for a good f2p model but has now gone the way of the normal rippoff f2p games.

p.s. there is a item in game that lets you buy credits with in game gold but the amount you need to get it very hard to get since alot of end game things give little to no cash (about 30% only give 1 silver and thats the lowest amount possible)
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25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
702.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
10/10

Playstyle is a bit similiar to WOW, and other mmos, but the more you play the more you will see where it differs. Very good, very good mix of things to do; dimensions (player/guild housing), PVP, IA's (questing in groups, no boring solo grind-- unless you like solo... I sometimes do :D), dungeons, story sagas, and more. Try it out, it's free after all. You do NOT have to pay a dime, they have REX, which is bought on the Auction House for platinum.

So, there is a way to get credits with in game currency. Ignore those who cry about how this game sucks you dry, they know NOT what they speak, not understanding business within the game industry and/or want everything and anything for absolutely FREEEE. Of course they have to try and make some RL money off of some players to keep the game afloat, but it doesn't mean it has to be you giving them money (leave that to people like me, who would rather spend money on this game, than a movie.) That being said, yes, yes you can buy gear and awesome things with real money (by spending credits--also available in the very active auction house in the forms of REX)

Community is very good, has very minimal trolling. (tip: set your settings to not read low level chat, it's where the few, but funny trolls with god complexes lurk...) XD

Buy the wings and dye them pink, dance for money, and watch them sing. They will point fingers at you, but you don't care. They are peasants with dull, dull hair.
This is your time to shine.

Give it a shot.

<3
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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
313.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
Ever wondered how other free-to-play projects on Steam got Overwhelmingly Positive or Very Positive reviews, Trion? I can give you a few examples. There's a certain free-to-play MMO game here on Steam where you can get almost *anything* in the game by trading the in-game items with other players for premium currency. Little by little you will accumulate enough premium currency to buy almost *anything*, except for a few cosmetics which are availible only for real currency and for a limited time. Cosmetics, Trion. Not top-tier PvP/PvE equipment, not character classes, unattainable by other means. Cosmetics.
That being said, almost every item in that game can be bought and/or crafted using the in-game resources. Is it grindy? Yes. It will take you a while to get somewhere and get the needed resources. The things is, however, you don't need to spend a penny on it to get a viable character, both in PvP and PvE. All you need is time and the will to play and have fun with other people.
Now, let's talk about Rift. Not only is it grindy — god-awful grindy, not only do you need the resources/hundred kinds of different currencies, you also need the crafting skill/reputation required to get the things you need — the *only* way for you to get the premium currency without paying real money, is to buy REX, which gives you a portion of premium credits and costs unreasonable amounts of in-game currency. Apparently, god forbid you from making the premium currency and the advantages it gives you — numerous advantages — more accessible to your general public.
I suppose you forgot the meaning of the word "accessible" at this point.

I'm using my friend's account to post this because you banned me without any further notice from the community hub for calling you out on your fraudulent schemes; funny thing, it was me who invited this friend of mine to play Rift in the first place. Needless to say, we both are sceptical about touching Rift ever again considering your business practices and paywall policies.
Also, nice moves, Trion, acting like a little kid who sticks his fingers in his ears and starts yelling because he doesn't like what he's hearing. Next you'll start removing negative reviews like some megalomaniac indie developer who can't take criticism. Sure this will make your game better and shift the Recent Review ratings to Overwhelmingly Positive, eventually!
Nah, it won't. Just kidding. Watch your player base dwindle as you invent new ways of leeching money out of people. Either that, or show some respect to your player base. Take a look at your forums, reddit, steam hub, you'll find more specific suggestions on how to improve your game from your very players; more than you would like.
Make the game more accessible in general, and people will come to support you. Earn their trust and loyalty, and their money, not by building paywalls, but by making the game more accessible.

PS: This is a copy of the thread I made on the Community Hub, in case of the thread getting overrun by trolls or deleted for no good reason. This negative review is here to stay, unless Trion does something about their pay-to-win policies.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1,533.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Still my go to mmorpg. I still play this daily. Almost Instant Action!. I can get into a PVP match, Dungeon Group, or Instant Adventure almost instantly at max level. Still a pretty good sized crowd to group with thanks to being able to group with players from all servers. It's not the same as it was a few years back, but what mmorpg is. 9/10
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
218.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
if you like pvp don't touch this game!
1)there is no pvp untill max level do to low population
2)max level has a huge gear gap so when you 1st start you will lose 90% of your matches do to no fault of yours or your teams since matchmaking will tend to stack the better geared players on 1 team.
3)do to 2 matches consists of steamrolling your opponent or getting steamrolled. there are very few matches this will not happen.
4)you can p2w to top gear and avoid this. (this is good or bad depending how you look at it) end game gear is only $400 if you want to be "competitive"
5)the rift engine is still unstable even with the new fix and you sometimes get dc'ed normally when your winning a match.

so what about end game raiding?
well do to rushed content most end game raids are bugged for month upon release and sometimes forever after(there are still bad bugs in content made when rift first came out). they are also removing hardcore raids but no to make rift mainstream (like wow did) but do to rushed content people can not beat the bugged content without making it easier also if your a streamer and stream raid content you run the risk of a guild wide ban if you do something the devs don't like or have a "agitator" in your group.
for normal dungeons again do to low population and a change to the que system no ones does these untill end game.

you can do open world pve untill 60 with little to no issues but then you hit the paywall and as 65 it will smack you in the face. open world pvp is dead and the one pvp server is barren.

the game used to be so good with a great f2p model but 6 months back they changed to an aggressive cash shop model and now rush all content before proper testing can be done that will normally crash the server like last week when it was down for 2 day because they didn't test the holiday updates or just leave some things outright broken for months untill they get around to patching it. some holiday events even have the same bug pop up every year that never gets fixed like a Halloween quest that doesn't give defiants the reward. sadly this game was a hallmark for a good f2p model but has now gone the way of the normal rippoff f2p games.

p.s. there is a item in game that lets you buy credits with in game gold but the amount you need to get it very hard to get since alot of end game things give little to no cash (about 30% only give 1 silver and thats the lowest amount possible)
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Probably one of the best free to play MMORPGS currently out and for good reason. It has great raids, great content to do while leveling and it even scales you up for other content to do while still gaining exp. The new engine really helped improve this games performance and I think it is in a really good spot currently.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
98.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
NIce game...:)
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
66.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Great MMO! Had a ton of fun playing it even though I only ended up leveling to 23 then everyone I played with stopped playing. Anyway 11/11 would download again.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
88.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
I like Rift and am playing a second time, introducing a friend to the game. This time around it seems like an easier learning curve allowing new players to slowly explore the world, fight and level up at their own speed, good given the relatively complex features of the game. The game has large worlds with many quests and items. I enjoyed it playing single before and will enjoy cooping this time around.
Finally I was a Patron before and will become one again feeling it is a fair value for a high quality game of such large scope.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
I LOVED this game back in the day (off steam, I have probably around 500 hours into it). Now it simply dont open. You get a cutscene, then a crash. THEN the crash handler sticks open causing Steam to think the games still running loooong after you alt-f4'd it. Wow has this game sank.
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