The MMO Report: Rift 1 Year Anniversary Special

Posted: March 1, 2012
The MMO Report: Rift 1 Year Anniversary Special
Casey visits Trion Worlds Studios in Redwood City, CA to discuss Rift's early success and their plans for the future.

Games in this Video:

Rift (PC)

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  • Diolt

    Just wondering what you all think. First off, there's an entire MMO Report episode dedicated to Rift 1.8 that releases on March 1st,

    Posted: May 20, 2012 7:18 AM
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  • sijmister

    Sorry I forgot to say that "PvP Power" will be copying off Vengeance from Rift, which increases damage done to other players.

    Posted: March 4, 2012 5:28 AM
  • sijmister

    Rift is a great game with a great community too. But so are WoW and SWTOR. I don't get why people constantly have to believe that one MMO has to be king. Epiphany! Maybe, like in other genres, we can have multiple good MMOs out at once? In all seriousness though, there are a lot of great MMOs out right now, and more will be coming as the year goes forward. It seems like developers have finally learned what is necessary to make a decent MMO while still having elements that are unique to their game. We have TERA, The Secret World, GW2, and other promising games coming out later this year, which can only be good for the genre.

    Also for the people from WoW who are saying Rift sucks, if it sucks so hard, then why is WoW literally lifting some elements of Rift gameplay to add into Mists of Pandaria? They are ripping Instant Adventures, and going to call them "Scenarios", and also their PvP stat system, Valor, which decreases player damage taken and calling it "PvP Defense" (placeholder name) and "PvP Power" (also a placeholder). My point is, most AAA MMOs and even some that are not do a lot of things well, and we are no longer at a point where one game needs to rule the roost, and I hope everyone can see that and give games that come out in the future a chance.

    Posted: March 4, 2012 5:26 AM
  • Yummymuffincookiebutter

    I, honestly, can not praise Trion enough for what they've done with Rift. Awesome, Awesome game. Sooo much fun.

    Posted: March 3, 2012 2:07 AM
  • stvnkrs10

    Rift was pretty fun and I would still be playing it had swtor not came out :)

    Posted: March 2, 2012 5:19 PM
  • MrLee95

    Also to those who say SWTOR has nothing to do an endgame..
    Star Wars: The Old Republic launched with two raid 5-boss raid dungeons each representing about a four hour clear. This is potentially the most end game ever released in an MMO. It doesn t sound like a lot but consider that World of Warcraft launched with no end game at all. Rift launched with Greenscale s Blight. Warhammer Online had one raid dungeon. Age of Conan had one raid dungeon. Everquest had one world boss. Final Fantasy 11 had no end game content.
    Sorry to turn this into a SWTOR vs w/e comment, but I just hate it when people spout of crap when they don't know what they are talking about!
    And again Rift is awesome! Congrats Trion on the one year!!!!

    Posted: March 2, 2012 2:36 AM
  • MrLee95

    Rift was one of the first MMO's where it had a near perfect launch. No server crashes, no lag, it ran GREAT for the first month it was out. Rift has also had content updates just about every month! The devs are great and over all for how small of a company Trion is, they did very well with Rift!!! Also the chronicles idea was GREAT for people who don't raid! ATM i am not playing Rift due to a SWTOR fan, and also having fun in SWTOR and not listening to all the "impatient haters". Both games imo are fun MMO's and I hope both succeed!
    Also I see peopel saying that SWTOR has nothing to do at end game, but yet SWTOR has had the most content of any MMO launched!

    Posted: March 2, 2012 2:35 AM
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    Posted: March 1, 2012 8:20 PM
  • Heljumper117

    The population of Rift is doing pretty good. I don't believe it will ever get the numbers that WoW had but definitely a good population. SWTOR is a disappointment with crappy end content and the only reason it is getting anyone to play it at all is because it is STARWARS other than that is very bad, WoW is getting old and has lost around 2 million ppl in the past few years which is a sure sign of decline. Honestly Rift is an amazing MMO and will definitely be around for a while and lets be honest WoW/SWTOR Trolls, GW2 will take another huge chunk out of your bad game's playerbase. I know many people in Rift who will play GW2, but the customer service from Trion is so good that nobody from Rift will be canceling their subscriptions and will continue to play regularly. Haters gotta hate.

    Posted: March 1, 2012 6:52 PM
  • Oinkus

    They say nice things but really gaming is dying a slow and painful death since WoW came out.Tried to play Rift but I can play games by myself without paying someone 70 bucks for a game and then 15 bucks a month. I don't get the whole everything is shown on your map click here ,kill that return quest item etc. The Rifts themselves are about zero fun when you have almost no interaction with other players at all in them. No one talks theres no actual grouping its some max lvl max gear guy kills everything. Blah blah blah !

    Posted: March 1, 2012 3:57 PM
  • stinklebutt

    I love Trion. Man, they really do the work to keep the updates cranking.

    Posted: March 1, 2012 3:17 PM
  • mdirk92

    i've been looking at rift now pretty much since it came out and i gave it a go when they were giving out the 1week free passes but i didn't get a good chance to play it but now that they have the 'rift lite' out where u can lvl i believe 2 toons to lvl 20 i think this would give me a good chance to figure out if i actually would want to switch over to it from wow for now at least until mop....dont get me wrong i loved lvling my shaman on wow i love all four of my lovely healers but now that im almost 8 85s in and seen pretty much every aspect of the content i can im not as pleased with it as i hoped i would be....

    Posted: March 1, 2012 3:08 PM
  • macross2012

    Why exactly do we care about Rift? The 200 players that are playing it dont make up enough gamers to fill up a room. Its either SWTOR or WOW.. LOL RIFT!

    Posted: March 1, 2012 2:37 PM
  • Jsfate

    Now if they could only add weather that give status to players! winter/summer that sort of thing!

    Posted: March 1, 2012 2:20 PM