Making More Sad Faces at RIFT

I have been slightly tempted to check RIFT out again lately. (It’s all Game by Night‘s fault for talking about it on this week’s Game On podcast!) For those just tuning in, I played Vanilla RIFT loyally for a couple of years and in fact it remains my favorite MMO ever. Some of the changes in their first expansion, Storm Legion, didn’t really work for me, and then they went free-to-play and suddenly a lot of my...

Why I’m not playing RIFT

Wilhelm over at TAGN wrote today about how RIFT is definitely in the post-boom period from its switch to free-to-play. I was surprised to hear that Trion is cutting the number of servers by half, but it made me realize that although I once considered RIFT to be my one true MMO love I haven’t logged on in.. months? Huh. How did that happen? (By the way, mad props to the PR team over at Trion for writing a real doozy of a post...

RIFT Costume Fashion Show!

One of the things I love to do in RIFT is devise new costumes for my characters. When the game launched back in 2011 there was no wardrobe (although there was a nice dye system) and the costume options were weird and funny looking. Fortunately for those of us who love hats, over time Trion added a wardrobe with up to 12 different outfit slots, the ability to change the appearance of weapons, and an expanded selection of costume gear....

RIFT, We Meet Again (F2P Edition)

I had kind of fallen into one of my “off again” phases with RIFT shortly before the free-to-play announcement, and of course being a grump I certainly wasn’t going to log on again after. In fact, I wasn’t planning on logging into RIFT at all, but as is so often the case my friends are terrible enablers. One of them IMed me late last night and said simply, “Hey, did you know you can buy the space horse...

MMOs Are Back In My Rotation!

I kind of fell out with MMOs for a bit. Back in December I had a million new single player games from the Steam Sale taking up my leisure time. In January I just kind of lost the urge to play games, and instead I spent most of my hobby time trying to cook the perfect chili. (FYI: No beans, lots of home-roasted chili peppers.) I think that happens often in long-term hobbies though, and I figured the urge to play games would return when...

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