Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Am I too late to get into this game?



It all depends on what you expect to get out of the game. There hasn't been an expansion in a very long time--there isn't likely to be any more expansions. But the game is not as "dead" as naysayers would have you believe--there are, indeed, people still playing it, and enjoying it; if there weren't, they wouldn't bother with keeping the servers up. Is population low? Compared to FF, WOW, ESO and the like, definitely. Is there no reason to bother? Not at all, depending on why you chose to play.

Even though the addition of new content has ground to a halt, and there is unlikely to be anymore, there is still a ton of content--a ton. Literally hundreds of hours of gameplay for free, hundred of hours of unique content, not the same content on a treadmill.

People are going to bring up the flaws--those flaws exist. No new content, no new raids, which is the source of most of the complaints. Also, class balancing at endgame is whack, that's true. Both of those complaints are at endgame; until the point you get to endgame, however, the game is fine.

Because of the age of the game, most of the playerbase is sitting at max level. They don't run low level content, so unless you join a guild that likes to run low level content, you will wait in a queue forever for a low level dungeon or PvP; it's effectively non-existent. Open world events go a long way to filling that void, however--many players, myself included, spend their playing time shard hopping, going from server to server whenever a zone event pops up. It's spontaneous and varied enough to be fun; it's rare to not find people participating (I should point out that that's the case for 3 of the 4 world maps; it's been my experience that people just don't participate in events on the Brevane/Duskin map, for whatever reason). Is it the same as dungeons? No, I'm not claiming it is. But it is group content, and it is still fun; that's not just my opinion, it's the opinion of others that participate.

If you're an "endgame is all that matters" player, then don't play. If you're a player that likes questing and exploring, then give it a shot--it doesn't cost you anything (oh, and don't bother spending any real money, for Prime or anything else, really, unless you just really want to; you'll get the gear that you need for open world content easily enough through questing). Questing, for the most part, isn't too bad and there's a ton of it. The quests are laid out pretty well, with most of the questing being story driven quests that encourage map exploration, with a minimal amount of boring fetch/escort quests (except for Planetouched Wilds, that zone can get bent). Mechanics are what you would expect from a game a decade old--this isn't action combat, it's old school tab-targeting/global cooldown; if that's not your thing, don't bother with the game. Graphics are still pretty good, for a game a decade old. If you don't enjoy games that don't threaten to melt your brand new video card, then don't play, it's not for you. There are some bugs, bugs that haven't been fixed for years, but I personally haven't come across many "game breaking" bugs; that's just my experience.

The short answer is, how do you play? Are you an intensive, late game, raid centric player? This game isn't for you. Are you a "I want a game to pass the time, that has a lot of content, and I can play for the low low cost of free" player? Then give it a go--you haven't lost anything.
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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Customer Support Delay Notice



Dear players,

Due to the recent transition to the gamigo structure and the approach of the holiday season, the customer support is currently operating at a slower pace. For the time being, please submit your tickets for new issues on the Trion Worlds support page as the gamigo support page does not have the ticket queues for your game.

While all tickets will be handled in time, we ask for your continued patience as we work through the backlog. Here are some options to explore while you wait for a response to your ticket:
  • Please visit our forums first, as you might find the answer for the issue you are experiencing without needing to send a ticket.
  • Do not send multiple tickets for the same issue, since it creates an unnecessary number of tickets and will further delay the response to your tickets and the other players in the queue.
  • Please be careful with the game and language you select. Sending a ticket to the wrong game/language queue will increase response time as our team will need to send your ticket to the proper queue.
  • If you speak multiple languages, please do not send tickets regarding the same issue to different language queues, as it will also increase response time. One ticket, using the language you are the most comfortable with, is enough.
  • Do not reply to your ticket/bump the ticket if you did not receive an answer from us as it will only send your ticket back to the end of the queue, thus delaying our response.

Please follow these guidelines and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding,

Your gamigo customer support team
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Thursday, December 13, 2018

RIFT Celebrates Fae Yule!



Enjoy all that Fae Yule has to offer in RIFT starting on December 13, 2018. This year’s festivities include the usual seasonal quests, zone events, Instant Adventures, Warfront, and store goodies. So, if you missed out in years past, get another chance to earn these holiday rewards!


In-Game Bonuses

Log in to RIFT from 3:30 PM PST on Thursday, December 13, 2018 until 11:59 PM PST on Wednesday, January 10, 2019 to get 100% bonuses in RIFT! Get 100% more:
  • Experience
  • Planar Attunement Experience
  • Guild Experience
  • Prestige
  • Favor
  • Planarite
  • Daily Login Rewards


Fae Yule begins at 3:30 PM PST for NA servers and at 3:30 PM UTC for EU servers. The event wraps up at 3:30 PM PST on January 10, 2019 for NA and at 3:30 PM UTC on January 10, 2019 for the EU.
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Sunday, December 02, 2018

RIFT Team Letter – Dev Team Update 11/30



Greetings Ascended,

As we mentioned in our previous Team Letter, the gamigo transition has brought up a number of changes in RIFT’s organization. We are still in the process of establishing a variety of new processes and finalizing structural changes to help us streamline things moving forward.


We hear your concerns regarding the impact this transition is having on the RIFT development team, so we wanted to discuss those with you all.

As many of you are aware, the RIFT development team has been reduced following the recent acquisition. Unfortunately, some familiar faces no longer work with us. For the time being we’re going to move forward with development using the smaller team, but will be open to expanding the team in the future.

With that said, we wanted to reaffirm that we’re still dedicated to continuing development on RIFT. For instance, we are already hard at work to bring you the Fae Yule content for the end of the year!

All we ask of you now, is to remain patient as you already have proven to be thus far.

Once again, we thank you for your incredible support! We couldn’t have asked for a better community of players and we can’t wait to show you what the year 2019 has in store for RIFT!

Sincerely,
The Rift Team
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Thursday, November 08, 2018

RIFT Team Letter – November 8, 2018



Greetings Ascended,

We appreciate your patience as we take some time to solidify plans moving forward. There are a ton of moving parts involved in the transition from where we were to where we want to go, and it’s going to take us a bit of time to navigate all of the changes required to keep Telara and its denizens happy with the world we’ve called home for so long.


With our smaller team we’re still working out the details on what future content updates will look like. While plans are being made for the future, we’re going to be focusing the team on implementing Quality of Life improvements for RIFT in the short term.

We can’t share specifics yet because there’s still work being done behind the scenes to build a strong foundation for the future. It’s on this foundation that all future updates will be built. This includes examining the health of our shard populations and looking at ways to make sure all of our players have the best possible experience in game.

If you have specific feedback on the kinds of quality of life changes you’d like to see, be sure to share them with us! It would be very helpful to get a sense for what you feel are your main pain points.

We just wanted to take another moment to thank you for your patience as we’ve been working behind the scenes to get things stabilized. More news will be coming down the road so please bear with us a while longer.

-The RIFT Team
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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Hallow’s Eve Costume Challenge!



Tis the season to be spooky! Grab your Hallow’s Eve garb and decorations and make your friends and family shiver with fright! In this costume challenge, get into your spookiest attire and show off your inner dark side!

This challenge runs from the 19th through the 31st where Krystl (https://www.twitch.tv/krystl) and @Blackgetsuga shall judge you for the spookiest or most creative of them all!

5 winners will walk away with the new Glasya Wings Mount and the 1st place winner will walk away with a Fires of Maelforge Pack after the event is done!



HOW TO ENTER: Please submit to my twitter via DM (https://twitter.com/blackgetsuga12) with submissions!

One submission per person – if its a group photo, only the submitter will be eligible.

If you have any questions shoot @Blackgetsuga12 a message on Twitter or post to this forum thread!
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

10/19 Stream: Extra Life, Autumn Harvest & Twitch Drops!





This Friday Salvatrix and Brasse welcome you to Autumn Harvest and our annual Extra Life fundraiser! Come for the cool stuff, stay for the conversation!


We believe in Extra-Life. We believe in helping sick kids get better care. Join us this year for our annual 24-hour marathon – we’ve got great prizes and giveaways, including Twitch Drops (where EVERYBODY wins).

We hope you’ll be able to help the kids by contributing a little – even $5.00 can made a huge difference in a seriously ill child’s future. 100% of the proceeds go directly to Extra Life and that it’s all tax-deductible!

You can also JOIN Team Trion and earn terrific items for raising money for Extra Life – the fundraising year goes to December 31st, so there’s plenty of time, too! It’s easy to raise funds with such a good cause and great prizes: https://www.extra-life.org/team/trion




No, we’re not giving these away, but you can get them in Autumn Harvest and we’ll tell you how!



So what’s Trion pitching in for your kind support? Lots! Please note that a few of these items are still pending approval, so we may have to switch things around at the last minute with items of equal value! Sign up for Team Trion TODAY!



Anyone on Team Trion who raises $50 or more earns the following:
  • ArcheAge: Socke’s Sweet Dream Pack
  • Atlas Reactor: All Freelancer Pack
  • Defiance 2050: Demolitionist Pack
  • RIFT: Burning Apocalypse Snail Mount
  • Trove: Dome Dancer Magrider



We will have Twitch Drops on EVERY official Trion Stream during our Extra Life Marathon – all you have to do is log into Glyph, go to the Account tab, select linking, and link to your Twitch account, and watch the streams!
  • ArcheAge: Dark Shaman’s Raiment (ONLY during 1:30 PM PDT stream)
  • Atlas Reactor: 1 Loot Matrix (ONLY during 2:30 PM PDT stream)
  • Defiance 2050: Extra Life Halo (ONLY during 10:30 AM PDT stream) – will be granted in an upcoming hotfix
  • RIFT: Lucky Staff & Lucky Dice Portrait Badge (ONLY during 11:30 AM PDT stream)
  • Trove: Feathered Float Magrider (ONLY during 12:30 PM PDT stream)



During our Extra-Life Marathon, our stream and our Hosted Streamers will give away:
  • ArcheAge: Archeum Packs + Crystal Wings (Limited!)
  • Atlas Reactor: Citadel Pup
  • Defiance 2050: Ultimate Class Pack
  • RIFT: Blue Surfboard
  • Trove: Dome Dancer Magrider
  • Trove: Mizaia, Breath of the Evergreen Mount



The schedule so far (all times in PDT, which is UTC -7):
  • 10:30 AM: Defiance 2050 DevStream & Twitch Drops
  • 11:30 AM: RIFT Harvest DevStream & Twitch Drops
  • 12:30 PM: Trove DevStream & Twitch Drops
  • 1:30 PM: ArcheAge 5.0 DevStream & Twitch Drops
  • 2:30 PM: Atlas Reactor DevStream & Twitch Drops
  • 4:00 PM: Brasse Beerdstream RIFT EU
  • 5:00 PM: Brasse Beerdstream RIFT NA
  • 6:00 PM: Kumar’s Trove ArtStream
  • 8:00 PM: Jole_LP Atlas Reactor 4 Lancer Challenges
  • 9:00 PM: KelariCuddles Lancer Grab Bag
  • 10:00 PM: RoughRaptors’ Dinopocalypse
  • 0:00 AM: KelariCuddes RIFT Dimension Tours
  • 2:00 AM: Morgana, Defiance Rerolled Beginnings
  • 3:00 AM: Morgana, Trove Rerolled Beginnings
  • 5:30 AM: KelariCuddles Defiance Hellbug Hunting
  • 6:30 AM: Morgana, Trove Rerolled Beginnings
  • 8:00 AM: Sparx Is Grounded ArcheAge PvP Fun
  • 9:00 AM: Fasti’s Trove Bomber Royale
  • 10:00 AM: THE END! Help us reach $40,000 for the kids!!!
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Friday, October 12, 2018

Autumn Harvest Arrives Oct 18!


Cool breezes and brightly colored leaves usher in Autumn Harvest on October 18th!


Take a half dozen toxic spores from the Xarth Mire, mix in some devious beasties, swirl them together with toxic miasma and just like that, we’re ready for the season of spirits!

Claim Lady Glasya’s wings in the RIFT Store on Live or Prime! These pinions are loaded with dark power, and are served up in both cosmetic and mount versions in the pack, offering you flexibility in your pairings!

Noxious Levitation will leave a cloud of poisonous ruin in your wake as you travel across Telara. They will be offered for Credits on Live and a consumable version for event currency on Prime.

We’ll have more images of the terrific new items next week and will feature them on the October 19th Livestream, where Autumn Harvest and Extra-Life share the stage! Please join Team Trion in supporting the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to help the wee ones who cannot help themselves! Even $5 helps more than you could imagine. Together with our Trion creators, we’ve raised almost $400,000 for Extra-Life over the past eight years… help us take it even further.




Lady Glasya is only too happy to share her wings with you this year! (Concept art)



AUTUMN HARVEST RUNS OCTOBER 18th through November 8th, 2018

We have some amazing new items for you to chase this year in our traditional Autumn Harvest festivities! This event is presented on both Live and Prime servers, and you begin your adventures in Meridian or Sanctum, as ever.

All of the below may be earned in game by the most dedicated of Autumnal celebrants:



Gruesome weapon skins:
  • Deathwalker’s Rimed Bulwark
  • Deathwalker’s Rimed Broadsword
  • Deathwalker’s Rimed Corseque
  • Deathwalker’s Rimed Stormcaller
  • Deathwalker’s Rimed Warbow
  • Top them off with the Noxious Rune for the complete effect!

Adorable, creepy companion pets:
  • Addy, a teensy mummified Aedraxulos
  • Tut-tut, a teeny mummy
  • Glinda, the Corgi Witch

The ghastliest backpack looks for the season:
  • Infernalist’s Vade Mecum
  • Lexicon of Bone

Wardrobe additions to haunt you:
  • Deathly Witch’s Hat
  • Frightening Jack-O-Lantern Mask
  • Orphiel Mask
  • Soul Reaper’s Cowl
  • Demonic Clown Mask
  • Demonic Nightmare Helm
  • Cyclopean Nightmare Helm
  • Glowing Corgi Mask (not the final name!)

Dimension goods to suit the season!
  • Xarth Mire Dimension Key – what could be more in keeping with our soulful theme than a pestilence-ridden swamp?
  • Autumn Festival Dimension Item Pack. Five unusual items hand-selected by Salvatrix from the darkest corners of the Comet to suit our theme! Do NOT attempt to eat the mushrooms.

Join us in the festivities on Live and Prime servers!

Remember, we’re keeping an EYE out for you!


See you there, in possibly the creepiest helm… ever.
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Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Prime: Storm Legion Launch!



The ice has shattered, the Storm Queen is free to wreak havoc across Telara – gather your army and face her, Ascended!

Challenging Raids and Dungeons await on Prime, with the release of Storm Legion. Re-explore Brevane and Dusken with fresh eyes, take on the new content and raise yourself to level 60!

The powerful Empyrean colossus Volan has risen from his prison as well – taking on this behemoth will take a great deal of coordination and skill… we know you’re up for it!

Tempest Bay opens its doors for the first time on Prime, providing a central hub for both Guardians and Defiants to come together in peace and plan their strategies.

Waste no time, all of Telara needs your strength and resolve on the front lines!



Twitch Drops!
Be sure to tune in to our special launch day livestream for Storm Legion – link your twitch account to your Glyph account and watch the stream for 15 minutes or more to earn the Raiment of the Storm Queen on Live or Prime!

Storm Legion Livestream
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
2:00 PM PDT (21:00 UTC)
https://twitch.tv/trionworlds
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Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Storm Legion Stream: WED OCT 3!



We are streaming a few days early this week, to celebrate the launch of Storm Legion on Prime! Join us to get your FREE Raiment of the Storm Queen (Live & Prime)!

Captain Cursor and Brasse will be on hand to talk about the history of Crucia and Storm Legion, which launches on Prime before our stream.

Twitch Drops!
Be sure to tune in to our special launch day livestream for Storm Legion – link your twitch account to your Glyph account and watch the stream for 15 minutes or more to earn the Raiment of the Storm Queen on Live or Prime!

Storm Legion Livestream
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
2:00 PM PDT (21:00 UTC)
https://twitch.tv/trionworlds



Imagine yourself in the outfit below! We’re dropping them on this stream ONLY… and yes, it comes in a male and female version and in all sizes!
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