Well I just wanted to make it clear that it does not work, as the posts above contradict each other and it would be a shame for many other people to do the same. And yes, sorry I am pee'd off that what I consider a shop is not giving access to a code to add to your Trion account, to let you play as normal. I am not the only one to be surprised by it.
"RIFT on Steam" -You know there is an option to add non-Steam purchased games to your account right, so it's not as black and white as you make out.
This isn't a gaming website. It's not a retail outlet. This is a DRM Platform. It's not even a license to have unlimited use of whatever you pay for. They can take away the 'service' at any time. I'm not going to insult people for not knowing. You aren't stupid, just uninformed. I do however draw the line at trying to vilify a company that is almost completely transparent in regards to what we're talking about.
It's akin to suing McDonalds for burning yourself on their hot coffee.
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Woah a bit over the top, you think? I haven't used Steam for years, so no I did not know they force people to play through their own software and would refuse to give out a cd key for normal use. Even a moderator here assumed it would work like that. I am not some idiot suing over a hot coffee incident, get over yourself.
For anyone wondering if you can buy storm legion through steam if you haven't bought the original rift trough steam: You can.
I have just purchased storm legion from steam. When you then go to your game library, you'll see rift sitting there uninstalled. When you then press the install button you download a 40MB file after which you are able to press play. When you press play, a window will pop up giving you your key and starting the launcher.
For your reference:
Now I'm done clogging up a thread for someone who wants to be overly dramatic. If you don't have the original Rift purchased through Steam, do not buy the expansion pack on Steam. Buy it through a gaming distribution website and not an actual game client/service provider.
If you have accidentally purchased the expansion from Steam, but you don't have the original game on steam, please contact Steam with questions and/or refunds. Their customer service is normally pretty good about those things. If by some odd chance there is a way Steam makes it work for someone in this unique situation, please let us know so that we can communicate that in the future.
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This is all very confusing so I would just like to clarify, if possible - If I were to buy the Rift Storm Legion Infinity Edition (which includes RIFT, RIFT: Storm Legion and the collector's items), this would allow me to apply the Storm Legion expansion to my already existing account and then play through Steam? Or would I have to make a new account seeing as how it includes a copy of vanilla RIFT as well?
Last edited by Kelimbror; 2013-01-03 at 04:35 PM.
I found a place called GameTap that has Storm Legion for $19.97 but I have never heard of them so I'm not sure whether or not to bite on it. Have you guys heard anything about this company? Apparently I can't post a link, but if you go to gametap-shop.com, it is listed there on the front page.
Normally if you buy it on steam, you are going to have to use it on steam...regardless of whether you also have to use a secondary service like GFWL or if it is offline.
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I'm glad I was going to wait for Saturday before buying the expansion on Steam, but now I know that I shouldn't. Ty for all the replies!
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I wonder if you buy it as a gift for someone who has RIFT installed through Steam, can they just look at the code for you and give it to you? I mean, you need to input the code through Trion's website to activate it anyway, right?
Last edited by Wiqd; 2013-01-04 at 11:16 AM.
The only ignorance shown here is of those people who think the lawsuit was frivolous.Yes, that is why I referenced it. I expressed my disdain of the situation then gave an equally disgusting senario brought about by ignorance.
MickeyD's was sued because their coffee was not just hot, it was scalding hot - way outside of acceptable limits. They served the coffee ~40% hotter than other coffee places, and did so without any evaluation whatsoever on the safety hazards of doing so. In fact, the coffee temperature was high enough to instantly vaporize skin on contact, giving the woman third degree burns almost immediately (further compounded by the fact that she was wearing pants that absorbed and held water close to her skin).
This wasn't their first case either - there were hundreds of complaints about coffee temperature and they did nothing about it. AND the woman was very nice about it - she only wanted 20k from them to pay for skin surgery on her vag to remove the burns. McDonalds decided to play tough and strongarm her, and they got fucked for it. Deservedly.
In any event, not going to keep derailing the thread like this since we still don't have a valid answer to the questions about Steam.