RIFT™ Half-Birthday Celebration Kicks off August 25th

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 25 th 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 25 th to September 1 st, 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 1 st! New Ascended who choose to continue their adventures in Telara can purchase the game client for just $4.99 USD through September 1 st 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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