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Rift celebrates six-month anniversary

Posted by: Nathaniel at 8/17/2011 2:13 PM
Rift has quickly become one of the most popular MMORPGs ever with more than a million activations since its release.  To celebrate Rift's half-year birthday, Trion is giving subscribers a number of in-game bonuses and other gifts.  These bonuses and gifts include a special surprise birthday gift, bonus experience, guild bonus experience, big PvP payouts, a "plethora" of planarite, and bonus plaques and marks.  This promotion lasts for one week, from August 25th to September 1st.  Returning players will be able to play the full game free with no leveling or zone restrictions, while new players who purchase the game client will pay just $4.99 USD if they sign up for any subscription plan.  Again, these promotions run for one week from August 25th to September 1st.  You can find full details after the jump.

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RIFT™ Half-Birthday Celebration Kicks off August 25th
A week of bonuses, free game time, and awesome prizes … and everyone is invited!

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – August 17, 2011 – Whether you’re Guardian or Defiant, High Elf or Kelari, a PvE-er or PvP-er, you’re going to find a good reason to celebrate starting August 25th as RIFT™ reaches its half-year milestone. More than a million gamers have activated RIFT in the six months since launch, making it one of the most successful MMORPG releases in history, and from August 25th to September 1st, Trion is rewarding everyone. Subscribers will enjoy a week of substantial in-game bonuses, and new and returning players can play the full game free with no leveling or zone restrictions.
“We really wanted to do something fun and memorable for this amazing milestone,” said Scott Hartsman, RIFT Executive Producer. “What better way to say thanks than to kick the doors open and add even more rewards for our subscribers?”
Subscriber half-birthday week bonuses include:

· Special Surprise Birthday Gift – Following the event, all active subscribers will receive a special in-game birthday surprise to commemorate the occasion!



· Bonus Experience – Your blood-lust is rewarded with bonus experience in both PvE and PvP



· Guild Bonus Experience – Swiftly level-up your guild with bonus XP granted for completing guild quests



· Big PvP Payouts – All warfronts and open-world PvP will grant extra Favor and Prestige



· A Plethora of Planarite – Sealing Telara’s rifts and combating the invasions will reward you with extra planarite



· Bonus Plaques & Marks – Increased chance for bonus Plaques of Achievement and Marks of Ascension in all dungeons and raids


The party doesn’t have to stop on the 1st! New Ascended who choose to continue their adventures in Telara can purchase the game client for just $4.99 USD through September 1st if they sign up for any RIFT subscription plan.
RIFT revelers can also participate in several contests scheduled throughout the week for the chance to win awesome prizes. For the most up to date information on RIFT, please visit www.riftgame.com.

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About RIFT

Adventure in the world of Telara as either a noble Guardian or technomagical Defiant and enter a dynamic fantasy where 8 primal forces battle for control in an ever-changing landscape. Build your own class using the Ascended Soul system, embark on epic conflicts that bring you into the story, battle others in exhilarating Player vs. Player combat, achieve new heights of power by tackling epic raids, and so much more. See www.RIFTgame.com for more information.