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Starfall Prophecy Review in Progress

Rift’s latest expansion, Starfall Prophecy, is the first time I find myself having run with Trion’s flagship game since around the time of Storm Legion. That said, this expansion’s had its share of bumps and some design choices that seem a bit antiquated. Read on for our review in progress while we work towards a final scored review.

Nightmare Tide - Overall an Amazing Expansion

Despite the one minor hiccup I experienced getting from level 64 to 65, I was thoroughly enjoying myself. Then I began what I call the "endgame experience." RIFT has always had a lot to do at max level. The artifacts have always been a favorite of mine, as they give me a reason to go out and explore this huge world. There's probably thousands of artifacts out there for you to find. It's almost a bit daunting actually. Thank the lord for minions, who have made this a bit simpler.

Nightmare Tide Review in Progress #1

For the past two years, RIFT has been the one MMO that is always on my playlist. Perhaps there is a special event going on. Perhaps I was just getting bored and wanted to see some familiar faces. But this time around, it was RIFT’s newest expansion that lured me in: Nightmare Tide. But is this new addition to the game just a small puddle that gets in the way? Or is it a whirlpool that will suck players in with its powerful current? Let’s dive in and find out!

The Nightmare of the Fae

Trion Worlds has teamed up with MMORPG.com to bring our readers the next piece of Rift lore. In this story, Atrophinius dreams of Telara shrouded in darkness. Read this exclusive lore piece and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.

Storm Legion Review In Progress Part 4

Today marks the final installment of our Rift: Storm Legion review in progress. Next week, we'll give our final and official review to our readers but, in the meantime, this week, we check out the new souls added when the expansion went live. Read on and then let us know what you think in the comments.

Storm Legion Review In Progress Part 3

We are working our way to our final review of the first Rift expansion, Storm Legion. We offer our third installment of our Review in Progress series, this time focusing bugs, customer service, dungeons and more. See what you think before leaving a comment or two.

Storm Legion Review In Progress Part 2

Rift: Storm Legion has been out for awhile now and we are working our way through a series of articles that will culminate in our final and official review of the first expansion. Check it out and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.

Storm Legion Review In Progress - Part 1

Rift is expanding in a big way with Storm Legion, an addition that will bring new souls, new zones, and much more into the game. We will be discussing some of our thoughts about Storm Legion over the next couple of weeks before giving it our final and official review. See what we have to say this week and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.

1.8 - Infernal Dawn & Survival Skills

We had the opportunity to sit down with the Rift development team to chat about the forthcoming v1.8: Infernal Dawn update. Adam ‘Gersh’ Gershowitz, Hal Hanlin and Scott Hartsman took our questions about the new Survival Skills and more. Check it out!

Ember Isle Impressions

MMORPG.com Managing Editor Bill Murphy spent some time with the recently released update 1.6 'From the Embers' content and offers his take on the experience so far.

They Grow Up So Fast, Don't They?

The Trion and Rift teams are ready to unleash a week's worth of celebratory excitement into Telara with the upcoming Half Birthday Celebration starting on August 25th. MMORPG.com's Suzie Ford sat in on a conference with Trion's Scott Hartsman to talk about the event. Check out what's in store for players as Trion gives back to its community.

The WoW Replacement?

Brand new MMORPG.com writer, Melinda Haren tackles one of the biggest elephants in the MMO room: Rift vs WoW. Before lighting the torches and honing the pitchforks, know that Melinda is an avid WoW player who went into Rift with a lot of skepticism. See what she discovered and then beat the drums of war in the comment section.

River of Souls v1.1 Impressions

Rift developers deployed the River of Souls update shortly after Bill Murphy's review of the game was posted. The v1.1 patch was slated to bring much needed balance changes and new dynamic content to the game. Bill Murphy has a few thoughts to share about the River of Souls update. Suzie Ford also adds her perspective. Check it out and then let us know what you think of Rift v1.1.

The Righteous Justicar

Trion Worlds and the Rift development team have partnered with MMORPG.com to bring you a continuing lore series. This week is the final episode of "Defiant to the End" and is subtitled "The Righteous Justicar". It's an action-packed story that comes with exclusive screenshots. Read on!

Remembering History

Trion Worlds has provided MMORPG.com readers with a real treat this week in the form of a brand new Rift lore piece called Defiant to the End: Remembering History. It's a terrific read complete with several never-before-seen screenshots. Sit back, get comfortable and enjoy the story.