RIFT seems to be doing well of late and it just goes to show that producing and releasing a polished product, especially within online universes, goes a long way in pleasing a prospective player base. It’s no surprise then, that Trion Worlds have today announced two new programs designed to give gamers a free taste of the popular MMOG.
The first is a 7-day Free Trial which lets players experience the game for a full week at no cost, and the Ascend-a-Friend program that rewards current subscribers who find recruits for the Guardian and Defiant ranks. The new initiatives coincide with the debut of RIFT 1.2, the latest and most extensive game update so far. RIFT 1.2 adds several features, including Facebook integration, new 10-person raid content, and three new dynamic zone events.
The press release goes on to state:
“Since launching just over two months ago, RIFT has dramatically disrupted the online gaming landscape, giving players the most massive, dynamic, and engaging MMO experience currently available,” said Scott Hartsman, Executive Producer, RIFT. “With the Free Trial and Ascend-a-Friend programs, we’re opening the floodgates, inviting all into this amazing world to experience what gamers around the world already know – that Telara is the new destination for serious MMO players.”
By signing up at www.RIFTgame.com/freetrial, would-be RIFT players can quest, PvP, and battle back planar invasions free for a full week. Free Trial players can upgrade to the full game anytime, taking their newly-minted characters with them.
For anyone with large quantities of time wishing to dip their feet into an MMOG (not necessarily for the first time) you really can’t go far wrong with RIFT. It’s polished, has a brilliant class system and looks great, but be warned; you’ll need a bloody good PC to get the most from it.
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