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Rift (Rift)
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MMORPG | Setting:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 03/01/11)  | Pub:Trion Worlds
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Scott Hartsman Wraps Up Beta 2

Posted by Suzie Ford on Dec 22, 2010  | Comments

Scott Hartsman Wraps Up Beta 2 - Rift - MMORPG.com

Trion Worlds COO Scott Hartsman has posted a wrap up of the Rift Beta 2 event held this past weekend. Hartsman starts off with a fluffy bunny scenario with players frolicking in the wilds of Telara when the world exploded around them. He then goes on to detail how, rather than tell the epic story of Telara in cutscenes, gamers actually get to play through the story in the form of dynamic events.

In RIFT, we’d like you to be able to play through these events yourself. (The first M in MMO does stand for “Massive.”) That’s where we’re going.

In the event above, there were 573 player participants. All in one part of the world, and the world held up like a champ. Different raids, groups, and soloists taking on different parts of the event.

As a long time MMO player, I’d call it “exactly what I’ve been waiting for.”

We’re thrilled to see the comments from people who were pleasantly shocked that this is what we had in mind when we’ve been talking about epic scale events.

This event was for levels 8-20, complete with group encounters and raid bosses, and the reactions were amazingly positive.

There is a LOT more to read so head here.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom