Ceribaen wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 12:37: I have been seriously tempted to get back into Rift after a year off because of the expansion hype.
Was a rather enjoyable experience really. Just had some schedule issues that made it hard to get together with people I enjoyed playing with that caused me to stop before (that and Skyrim and a few other games released about that time caused a few disappearances).
The beta was a blast. The community and the developers really made the entire beta fun. That carried over to the first month. I too ran into scheduling problems when it came to subscribing however. I bought the game at launch precisely because I thought the game was well done and beta was so fun. The problem, and this goes for any subscription based MMO, is that I just don't have the time to play the game enough to make it worth the monthly fee. I totally understand why people would stay and pay to play though, I think it is one of the most enjoyable MMOs out there. If I had the time to devote to properly participating in PvP and endgame, I would pay the sub.