So a little back story: I've played WoW for nearly 7 years and every once in a while I'll hop on steam and buy a game and play it for a month or two until going back to WoW. I'm currently looking at Rift to give me that distraction but not sure if its worth it. Also, I have read around a little bit and seen that there is a way to get Rift for free and 30-day game time but am unsure if it is still active as of today (12/27/2012).
I've played DCUO as well and enjoy that game for the most part but DCUO is very very hard to get into for someone playing casually because of how little instruction in the game there is.
1. So Rift, good distraction from WoW for a while?
2. Easy for someone with a great understanding of how WoW works to get into and enjoy or a good quick start guide?
3. Still able to get for free via Raptr?
4. Best server to play on?