The popularity of esports seems to keep increasing with each passing second. This year I went to PAX East for the first time, and as I played board games in the relatively sedate tabletop gaming area, the sound of cheering fans from the nearby Hearthstone pro tournament was at least as enthusiastic and raucous as any…
“Filthy casuals.” That’s what they call us. We like short missions. Understandable rules. Sometimes we even play games with an entire level on just one screen. For these reasons, we are scorned and ostracized.
As a kid, my favorite midnight pastime was lying in bed and imagining myself in fantasy worlds before drifting off to sleep. Heroes, monsters, and mythical creatures were commonplace in these delirious dreamscapes, where anything was possible.
Massive dynamic battles are at the heart of the RIFT game, and MMO players had best be prepared for the unexpected in Trion's fantasy MMO (which started Open Beta today). Zone-wide battles erupt one rift at a time, spewing planar enemies across the world that culminate in epic battles across every zone.