There certainly is no shortage of fantasy-themed MMO’s on the market, but Trion Worlds appears to be doing their best to make sure Rift: Planes of Telara stands out from the pack. How do I know this? Because Joe Rybicki said so in his preview.
“Though it carries a fantasy theme, Rift does some interesting things with it, injecting steampunk-ish technology into the mix for what the designers call 'a Moroccan Jules Verne theme' for one of the game's two main factions.”
Find out more in Joe’s full Rift: Planes of Telara E3 2010 preview.