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    Alright. $100 buy in fee, go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lathais View Post
    *sigh*

    Been hearing F2P talk from the start about Rift. Rift is not going F2P anytime soon if at all. They have a steady and growing population. They are profitable. The reasons games go F2P is either because they were designed that way from the start, they are bleeding subs, or they are not staying profitable. Their business model and design philosophy is creating a product worth the subscription price. They are not planning on changing that anytime soon.

    I've been hearing this Rift is gonna go F2P shit for about a year now and am getting sick of it. Please, stop it stop it stop it.
    I'm not saying that it isn't true, but what proof do you have that Rifts population is growing? Not bashing love the game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chickat View Post
    I'm not saying that it isn't true, but what proof do you have that Rifts population is growing? Not bashing love the game.
    They've only shown the shard's online populations increasing in the past several months, not the opposite, nor stagnant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    They've only shown the shard's online populations increasing in the past several months, not the opposite, nor stagnant.
    Trion is releasing shard information? Can i get a link?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chickat View Post
    Trion is releasing shard information? Can i get a link?
    http://www.riftstatus.net/shards/na/trends

    Scope the trend pre-SL till now (November 11 - today). It's to be expected to see a population boom with an expansion launch, but it's remained pretty steady since peaking at the end of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgecrusher View Post
    http://www.riftstatus.net/shards/na/trends

    Scope the trend pre-SL till now (November 11 - today). It's to be expected to see a population boom with an expansion launch, but it's remained pretty steady since peaking at the end of the year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    My hero. <3

    This is actually pretty good, I must say!
    Yeah, I'm sorta surprised that the post-holiday bump seemed to be more steady than the post-expansion bump. Seems to be a trail off in the month after Christmas, but we'll see how it plays out by mid February. Overall a pretty strong increase though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgecrusher View Post
    Yeah, I'm sorta surprised that the post-holiday bump seemed to be more steady than the post-expansion bump. Seems to be a trail off in the month after Christmas, but we'll see how it plays out by mid February. Overall a pretty strong increase though.
    So do you think the games population is more or less than at launch?
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    Rift just seemed to be lacking something to me and it going F2P would just ensure I would never think about retrying it.

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    Rift needs to go after the Chinese market. I don't see why they haven't tried. People here are desperate for a non WoW MMO. I quit rift due to ping issues (cheap asses and their texas hosting).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chickat View Post
    So do you think the games population is more or less than at launch?
    I'd say smaller than launch, no game nowadays maintains its launch numbers. As for real population numbers, I'd be hesitant to put some guesses out there as I really haven't done too much digging into the kind of publicly available numbers, so anything I would guess would lack weight.

    Quote Originally Posted by iggie View Post
    Rift needs to go after the Chinese market. I don't see why they haven't tried. People here are desperate for a non WoW MMO. I quit rift due to ping issues (cheap asses and their texas hosting).
    There's actually a Chinese launch expected this year last I checked. It takes a lot of time and effort to localize the game in China as they have a ton of strict regulations about the content in games.

    http://www.mmoculture.com/2012/12/ri...sed-beta-keys/

    So there are beta's going on late 2012/early 2013 which confirms a likely 2013 launch date in China.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edgecrusher View Post
    I'd say smaller than launch, no game nowadays maintains its launch numbers. As for real population numbers, I'd be hesitant to put some guesses out there as I really haven't done too much digging into the kind of publicly available numbers, so anything I would guess would lack weight.



    There's actually a Chinese launch expected this year last I checked. It takes a lot of time and effort to localize the game in China as they have a ton of strict regulations about the content in games.

    http://www.mmoculture.com/2012/12/ri...sed-beta-keys/

    So there are beta's going on late 2012/early 2013 which confirms a likely 2013 launch date in China.
    Thanks for the heads up! It'll suck if I need to buy the game again though. Beggers can't be choosers though! Has rift allowed people with different language clients to login to other areas? In WoW all I need to do is change two lines of code and I login to Chinese servers with my English client.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iggie View Post
    Thanks for the heads up! It'll suck if I need to buy the game again though. Beggers can't be choosers though! Has rift allowed people with different language clients to login to other areas? In WoW all I need to do is change two lines of code and I login to Chinese servers with my English client.
    Haven't the foggiest. All I know about the Chinese client is what I just wrote, and that's more than I knew 5 minutes before I wrote it : P (at least with the beat going on atm)

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    Quote Originally Posted by iggie View Post
    Thanks for the heads up! It'll suck if I need to buy the game again though. Beggers can't be choosers though! Has rift allowed people with different language clients to login to other areas? In WoW all I need to do is change two lines of code and I login to Chinese servers with my English client.
    Its possible they will allow the client download in your Trion account. Its not unheard of for people to buy and play games even when they are not released on said country. Would be kinda shady if they make you buy the client again. However, I thought I read somewhere that the China launch will be B2P since China wont allow a monthly sub for the game. So if you have to buy again, it will all work out in a few months anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philefluxx View Post
    Its possible they will allow the client download in your Trion account. Its not unheard of for people to buy and play games even when they are not released on said country. Would be kinda shady if they make you buy the client again. However, I thought I read somewhere that the China launch will be B2P since China wont allow a monthly sub for the game. So if you have to buy again, it will all work out in a few months anyways.
    My understanding is that it will function the same way as other "subscriptions" do in China (and some other countries in the East), where you buy chunks of time to play rather than pay a flat fee per month.

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