What does this mean for those wanting to play the game? Queues.

A fantastic ordeal for Trion means a long wait time for players but Trion assures that they are working over time this weekend checking out the possibility of adding new shards (servers) and expanding current shards to better handle the influx.

So are you thinking about downloading RIFT? As a level 50 player (stopped playing before the insanely large expansion), I know I am! My only suggestion is that you might wait until after the weekend…. unless hour queues are your thing.

Also, if you are looking for some information regarding the free to play transition or would like a little assistance in deciding whether or not to download, check out these GameSkinny articles below!

Rift is now free-to-play

RIFT: How to Free to Play Works & What to Do in Game

My First Few Hours of Rift

See you folks in Telara! Oh, and be sure to watch out for those nasty rifts!