Can’t Wait for RIFT to Finish Downloading? Stream It
As reported by Massively, RIFT developers want you to get into the game as fast as possible. A new streaming client will enable players to start playing the game before they’ve even finished downloading it. This is a thoughtful concession to new fans, and fits nicely into the pattern that Trion Worlds has already established: do nice things to get people hooked on the game. Whether it’s subscription discounts or their “play the first 20 levels free” promotions, the California-based developers are savvy marketers. They’re also savvy matchmakers — last Valentine’s Day, RIFT played host to 21,879 in-game marriages.