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Rift: The first three months

VideoGamer.com writes: "On February 24th, 2011, in the early afternoon Scott Hartsman posted a message to his Twitter that read: "Ladies and gentleman, welcome to Rift".

Hartsman is the high muckety-muck of Trion Redwood City Studio. He's an MMORPG veteran who's had his hands in both EverQuest and EverQuest II, and has been working alongside the Rift development team as chief creative officer and general manager.

The studio released Rift to the public just a few days later. But whether anyone actually cared that a new MMO was launching was its own issue. Rift's dynamic content lead Will Cook told me that no, they didn't. "Nobody cared," he says."

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JD_Shadow4242d ago

They have a good game and all, but the whole cockiness of the company turns me off a bit. It's good that they want to compete with the big dogs, since Blizz is in dire need of some, but the way they talk, they seem to not want to do the "good" kind of competing. They seem to have nothing good to say about anyone if it's not themselves. I could be wrong (hope I am), but I doubt I am.

Thing is, I've tried the game, and they DO have a good game and it could win without all the brash marketing and cockiness of their staff. However, if anyone saw things like this without fanboy glasses (and WoW DOES need a kick in the ass, though that "big deal about normal sub drop" happened in this article again), they might see a dev company with a "holier than thou" attitude. I know I'm going to get shit on for it, but that's just how it looks to me.

Darkfiber4242d ago

I agree with this to a point, but in this industry, particularly in regards to MMOs, the developers MUST be confident with their product. The minute they show weakness or doubt, their whole community will be up in arms. Just look at The Old Republic...look at what a dent that those comments made by ONE employee put in their online community when he said the game was going to fail, and the game hasn't even been released yet. I know of tons of people who either completely stopped following the game because of that, or have serious reserves about it now.

Jack-Dangerously4242d ago

We already know you don't like MMO's. So you don't have the right to comment about them, dog.

DirtyLary4242d ago

Rift: The first three months... about as long as I lasted.