Have you ever owned RIFT? Now you can play for free.
RIFT's free-to-play switch is quickly approaching. The fantasy MMO from Trion Worlds went free-to-play briefly between May 30 and June 3 for previous subscribers, and now Trion have announced that they're going to allow past subscribers to continue to play the game for free all the way until June 12, when the game goes free-to-play for everyone.
It's all thanks to one forum member, Papardelios, who asked Trion for the chance to continue playing for free until the official switch. Trion Community Manager Elrar answered shortly after, saying, "Since you asked so nicely, I guess we could. Consider it done. RIFT is now FREE to Play for all owners."
Overall, it's a really smart move for Trion Worlds to do this. By allowing past subscribers to keep playing until June 12, they avoid the risk of having players quit again during the eight-day period that they would have had to wait to continue to play the game free of charge. Now, Trion will be in better standing with the community and will have even more people trying out their game.
It's a win-win on all sides.
Source: RIFT Forums