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  • 2016-03-09, 06:22 AM #1

    This month Rift is 5 years old and to celebrate this milestone Trion are going to be giving away mountains of goodies. Just by taking part in certain activities each week and catching the usual zone events you can earn Prize Tickets and earn your way onto a special Leaderboard which will be updated daily and prizes awarded daily

    Among the 'goodies' you can win, 5 years worth of Patron, every mount that ever appeared in a lockbox, thousands of Euro/aDollar credit packs, the list goes on
    The full list of prizes, events and stuff is at this link:
    http://www.trionworlds.com/rift/en/2...of-a-lifetime/
    A post by Ocho on the Forums detailing the Prizes with Terms and Conditions:
    http://forums.riftgame.com/general-d...onditions.html
    The Leaderboards when active will be here:
    http://www.enjin.com/rift-anniversary
    Let the grind, eh fun begin!

    Last edited by Slipmat; 2016-03-09 at 06:24 AM.

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  • 2016-03-09, 06:25 AM #2

    5 years already? How time flies by...I could have sworn it was barely 3.....
    Sounds like good fun indeed, well...if you can put in the hours. I tried being on the Diablo 2 HC Ladder like 13 years ago....crazy grind and still never made it past rank 78 or so....

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  • 2016-03-09, 07:30 AM #3

    Was excited until I realized that if you're not a subscriber and you don't spend a ton of money on additional WF/Dungeon charges you have pretty much zero chance of winning anything, since even the "random" winners are chosen from the top 1k players. Everyone is is purely based on how many tickets you have, which will be based on how much money you spent. What should have been something to get me excited/positive about the game again, at least for a bit, to celebrate its half decade anniversary instead has me even more disappointed in the game/developers.
    I wish they'd at least be more honest in their attempts to generate additional revenue. Trying to pretend that something like this is anything else or that the patron changes were somehow a "benefit" to everyone in the community just makes me feel like they think their players are complete idiots and that they don't have much respect for them.
    : /

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  • 2016-03-09, 09:40 AM #4

    QuoteOriginally Posted by Edge- View Post

    Was excited until I realized that if you're not a subscriber and you don't spend a ton of money on additional WF/Dungeon charges you have pretty much zero chance of winning anything, since even the "random" winners are chosen from the top 1k players. Everyone is is purely based on how many tickets you have, which will be based on how much money you spent. What should have been something to get me excited/positive about the game again, at least for a bit, to celebrate its half decade anniversary instead has me even more disappointed in the game/developers.
    I wish they'd at least be more honest in their attempts to generate additional revenue. Trying to pretend that something like this is anything else or that the patron changes were somehow a "benefit" to everyone in the community just makes me feel like they think their players are complete idiots and that they don't have much respect for them.
    : /

    Yeah just noticed this in the post:
    • Using Random Dungeons “Charges” or Random Warfronts “Charges” will grant more Tickets.
    So catering to the whales again basically,nothing new.
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  • 2016-03-09, 10:39 AM #5

    QuoteOriginally Posted by justinhalfout View Post


    • Using Random Dungeons “Charges” or Random Warfronts “Charges” will grant more Tickets.
    So catering to the whales again basically,nothing new.

    While Johnny Awesome Wallet Warrior is busy using Mummy's credit card to buy charges for a measly 6x Prize Tickets per charge i'll be happily shard hopping racking in Prize Tickets by the dozen for free
    If you have a charge, you’ll gain additional tickets for completing these events. Zone events and Weeklies don’t have a focus week; you’ll earn tickets for those throughout the entire world event.
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  • 2016-03-09, 10:57 AM #6

    Well, I downloaded the game a few nights ago again - so, I'll check this out, but not putting in a lot of effort. Just casual observer. I'm playing on a F2P account on greybriar and want to see how the population is affected. Personally, I feel the damage has been done with many F2P players simply feeling disenfranchised with the game and the company. Trion really screwed over the player-base.
    Pfffff - Wishful thinking. Based on their track record the past few months? They'll find some way to f--k over F2P players

    QuoteOriginally Posted by Slipmat View Post
    While Johnny Awesome Wallet Warrior is busy using Mummy's credit card to buy charges for a measly 6x Prize Tickets per charge i'll be happily shard hopping racking in Prize Tickets by the dozen for free
    ps. nice "cool" shades. how very... typical... you.

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  • 2016-03-09, 04:02 PM #7

    QuoteOriginally Posted by theWocky View Post

    nice "cool" shades. how very... typical... you.

    What can i say, i'm a cool guy so just for you...
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  • 2016-03-09, 05:00 PM #8

    QuoteOriginally Posted by Slipmat View Post
    While Johnny Awesome Wallet Warrior is busy using Mummy's credit card to buy charges for a measly 6x Prize Tickets per charge i'll be happily shard hopping racking in Prize Tickets by the dozen for free
    But those are meaningless, because unless you are in the top 1000 players (i.e. folks who will likely be chain running Dungeons/WF's during their particular weeks) or want to spend 24/7 in the game you won't have a chance at any of these rewards. Again, even the "random" rewards are only available to the top 1000 players.
    So if you have a ton of time/money to spend during this time, that's great, you may have a shot! If you don't then you may as well not bother because this event isn't for you, even if you supported Trion for years.
    There's literally no positive spin I can see about this "giveaway" for anyone other than the big spenders/hardcore players who make up a minority of the community.
    And nice with the "mummy's credit card" bit, you do realize that kids monetize like trash in MMO's and most folks spending money are adults with their own cards, right?
    This is why I'm so disgusted with Trion, this is a complete joke of an anniversary event that they're turning into an attempted revenue bump. They must be really hard up for cash.
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  • 2016-03-09, 05:06 PM #9

    These "prizes" make me chuckle.
    It's easy to "give away" things in mass promotions when the things you give away are worthless or when you have nothing left to lose.
    The game has been rocked so much by scandal and bad decisions these last few months. The population is in free-fall. Only a masochist would be spending money on the game right now.
    Game has like 23 active guilds in T3 globally.
    Lord of the Rings Online regularly has more people on than Rift most times of the day (Steam Community)
    Heck, even Firefall had more people on at one point today.
    In my opinion, this event is a just a last ditch effort to milk the last bit out of the game.
    They just don't seem to know what they're doing. Just make the friggin' thing F2P with B2P expansions and be done with it.
    It is already a P2P game - just hidden behind micro-transactions instead of Expansion packs.
    We're seeing yet another soul pack being added that you need to pay for and Planar Attument expansions are behind another paywall. More soul packs still to come. This is one of the most expensive "F2P" titles out there.
    They attempted to test the waters with Patron-only quests.
    The T4 raid was downgraded to a T3'ish as well with news that "they're planning to do things differently"
    I'm calling it now - you're going to see paywall gated content pretty darn soon.
    People don't appear to realize that we're not celebrating an anniversary. It's a final farewell party.

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  • 2016-03-09, 05:55 PM #10

    Yep totally not regretting jumping ship from this game before it all goes to crap.

    A life with no changes can’t be called life. You can only call it experience. Lelouch Vi Britannia. (Code Geass)
    I refuse to be a slave of fate! I will be the master of my own future! Shir Gold. (Phantasy Star 2)
    Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose. Ayrton Senna. (3 times Formula 1 World Champion)

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  • 2016-03-09, 07:14 PM #11

    So, I log onto game.
    There is a purple quest marker that says "earn tickets blah blah blah during this event"
    I go stand by it. No quest guy.
    The side panel shows the event is up... in the quest tracker and says "IN PROGRESS"
    I do a few IA's. Get bored out my friggin' skull after 1/2 an hour or so.
    Then ask where the quest guy is. Told to check forums as the event isn't active yet. HotFix to still come later tonight.
    Why put the goddam quest marker on the map in bright friggin' purple or even put the event on the right in the game if the event is not active?
    Typical polished Trion event launch. What's the bet they screw up the ticket count system? I feel like taking bets here. Seriously.
    Why not have a server message on startup - EVENT STARTS AT XX hours.

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  • 2016-03-09, 09:06 PM #12

    QuoteOriginally Posted by theWocky View Post

    These "prizes" make me chuckle.

    I don't know, it would be cool to get to name a weapon in game. Or an NPC. I'm wondering to myself just how many suggestions Trion are going to get that are sex jokes, however. I'm sure someone is going to be clever and try sneeking one past. Its not worth the effort to try and win, but as prizes go it stands out as one of the more unique ones.
    QuoteOriginally Posted by Edge- View Post

    This is why I'm so disgusted with Trion, this is a complete joke of an anniversary event that they're turning into an attempted revenue bump. They must be really hard up for cash.

    I would have much prefered Trion to just be upfront about their cash flow problems. Its fine saying they're planning to bring out a 64 bit client and such, and yes that does cost money, but it seems pretty obvious that the company as a whole is in trouble by the sweeping changes they've made to all their games.
    Charging you for a grind for a chance to win a prize on the other hand is such a bad deal as a consumer that I don't even think it'll appeal to Whales. You could probably buy 5 full years of Patron and enough RNG boxes to get all the mounts for far less than it would cost you to be in with a chance of winning one of these prizes, and with far less grind involved. The only prizes that can't be bought elsewhere are the Dev prizes, but by the time they make it in game there might not be anyone left to talk to those NPCs or loot those weapons.
    I would have much prefered them to monetise by adding more useful unlocks rather than these transparent attempts to disguse it via contests and weekly events. I know for a fact I would have paid more or less any price they asked for extra auction listings.
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  • 2016-03-09, 09:18 PM #13

    QuoteOriginally Posted by StrawberryZebra View Post

    I would have much prefered Trion to just be upfront about their cash flow problems. Its fine saying they're plannng to bring out a 64 bit client and such, and yes that does cost money, but it seems pretty obvious that the company as a whole is in trouble by the sweeping changes they've made to all their games.

    I'd be much more OK with things like this and the Patron/free player benefits changes if they flat out said, "Hey, we're making a change, it's probably not going to be super popular, but are doing this because we want to keep all of our staff around and supporting the game, and that takes money."
    I'm fine with honesty, even if it's not popular. It's them trying to disguise these things as somehow an improvement/benefit for players that rubs me the wrong way.
    QuoteOriginally Posted by StrawberryZebra View Post

    Charging you for a grind for a chance to win a prize on the other hand is such a bad deal as a consumer that I don't even think it'll appeal to Whales.

    Guarantee that it will, because people won't consider the total amount of money they spend to get all these tickets since each individual purchase of credits/expenditure on more charges will likely be comparatively smaller.
    QuoteOriginally Posted by StrawberryZebra View Post

    You could probably buy 5 full years of Patron and enough RNG boxes to get all the mounts for far less than it would cost you to be in with a chance of winning one of these prizes, and with far less grind involved. The only prizes that can't be bought elsewhere are the Dev prizes, but by the time they make it in game there might not be anyone left to talk to those NPCs or loot those weapons.

    But you're not winning. It's the whole "winning" part of this that's so attractive to people. It's why folks spend so much in casino's and on the lotto when both are proven to be terrible in terms of making money.
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  • 2016-03-09, 09:25 PM #14

    QuoteOriginally Posted by Edge- View Post

    I'm fine with honesty, even if it's not popular. It's them trying to disguise these things as somehow an improvement/benefit for players that rubs me the wrong way.

    Well, that's just it...on an individual level you might value the honesty more, but for some reason it just doesn't work on a large scale. Being honest about your motivations in the commercial arena just doesn't seem to be as effective as masking/hiding/lying/etc, even if you alienate a minority who see through the facade.
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  • 2016-03-09, 10:27 PM #15

    QuoteOriginally Posted by Edge- View Post

    But you're not winning. It's the whole "winning" part of this that's so attractive to people. It's why folks spend so much in casino's and on the lotto when both are proven to be terrible in terms of making money.

    I think that needing to be in the top 1000 earners for the week is whats going to put people off. I expect when they realise they're being massively outpaced by those with more free time, more dedication or just those who are more efficient at getting tickets that people will start dropping out of the race. More likely in the following weeks less and less players will be seriously competing for the top spots if it turns out that no matter how much they spend they've not even got a chance of winning.
    Or I could be wrong, sunk cost fallacies can result in some really poor decisions. And you do get those types who are just too stubborn to give up, even when its mathematically impossible for them to win. Time will tell, I guess.
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  • 2016-03-10, 09:06 AM #16

    Is that score on the site based on tickets earned?
    Or is it for participation in number of events or some arb number calculated?
    Still trying to figure it out. Can't see a response on forums.
    I see some people with a number of 1 and yet the tickets are handed out 2 for each adventure.
    EDIT: I don't see any people on there that play regularly. SpaceBoots, Slipmat, Grim - none on there.

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  • 2016-03-10, 09:18 AM #17

    QuoteOriginally Posted by theWocky View Post


    EDIT: I don't see any people on there that play regularly. SpaceBoots, Slipmat, Grim - none on there

    There was a thing called a hotfix at 2am earlier for Europe which activated the Event, much as i like playing Rift, getting up after hotfix at 3am so i can earn a few tickets isn't exactly high on my agenda.
    For those interested, a full run of the Hammerknell Instant Adventure will net you 120 Prize Tickets, if you can stand it, running HK IA a few times in just one day will earn you enough Tickets to purchase a lot of the goodies on the Store, unless you absolutely must have all 46 Capes skins for your wardrobe
    Also there is no "quest" that you pick up, the only quests are three weekly quests, one for crafting, one for Raid Rifts and one for Onslaughts, these award 10x Tickets each, peanuts when you can earn 120+ from just one run of Hammerknell., you earn Tickets from just playing the content, IA's, zone events, didn't check Nightmare Rifts or Onslaughts yet for drops, so far IA's are the way to go for the next week as it's the featured/focus activity for week one.
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  • 2016-03-10, 09:27 AM #18

    QuoteOriginally Posted by Slipmat View Post

    There was a thing called a hotfix at 2am earlier for Europe which activated the Event, much as i like playing Rift, getting up after hotfix at 3am so i can earn a few tickets isn't exactly high on my agenda.

    Well, that is good to hear. Good to hear that even you have your limits.
    I was actually up at 3am as I had to wait for the cat before I could put the security beams on. Fat little bastard is the only cat that sets them off and also the only one who doesn't come in at lock-down.
    But, I didn't think of logging in then. I played a bit this morning at 7am to 8am
    QuoteOriginally Posted by Slipmat View Post

    For those interested, a full run of the Hammerknell Instant Adventure will net you 120 Prize Tickets, if you can stand it, running HK IA a few times in just one day will earn you enough Tickets to purchase a lot of the goodies on the Store, unless you absolutely must have all 46 Capes skins for your wardrobe

    I'm actually using this opportunity and my 12 or so troves to level up my lvl 62 Cleric via Instant adventure. Can't give an accurate assessment of the "end" game activities since I stepped back in 2014 in current state without a lvl 65 - for my "new" first impression. Heard plenty of reliable sources (ex raiders and players) complaining, however.
    It's mind-numbingly boring, though. Watching a movie helps, though which I find ironic. You play a game and then watch a movie to make the game bearable. Use entertainment for "entertainment"?
    Does that IA pop randomly or do you have to select it specifically? I am on F2P account.
    Thanks for the info. It is appreciated.
    EDIT: So, is the leaderboard based on tickets earned? Or some other number that Trion uses - all events seem to pay "even" number tickets. I popped a 160% token trove and it does nothing.

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  • 2016-03-10, 01:50 PM #19

    What a terrible handling of the F2P model Trion initally set for themselves. Disappointing.
    I am of the opinion Rift is no longer worth paying for in any regard.

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  • 2016-03-10, 03:09 PM #20

    QuoteOriginally Posted by Edge- View Post

    if you have a ton of time/money to spend during this time, that's great, you may have a shot! If you don't then you may as well not bother because this event isn't for you

    Spending money on charges is an absolute waste of time, you can work it out easily, for example let's say Nightmare Tide Experts, you get 6 tickets per charge, let's say you can put together a group of T2/T3 raiders and let's say you can clear every dungeon in 15 mins.
    That's 4 NTE an hour and that will get you a grand total of 24 Prize Tickets, Instant Adventures this week are giving 2 Tickets per stage, i haven't checked out the random Open World IA yet but from doing Intrepid Hammerknell IA for one hour, i get 150 Tickets, so even if little Johnny Awesome the Wallet Warrior buys charges with his or Mummy's credit card it's of no use to him, 24 tickets an hour or 150 tickets an hour, no brainer really.
    The same applies to Warfronts, they pay out more than an Expert Dungeon, you will earn 18 tickets from a Warfront win, note the win bit, you also earn tickets from a loss, i 'think' it's 6 if you lose.
    Now if you want to ensure a guaranteed win every single match, you will have to form at least a 5 man premade, premades have a longer queue time so you're gimped from the start, let's say you can mange to finish all matches in 15 minutes, some more, some less, factor in the wait time for the queue to pop, factor in the odds of winning every single match and you might rattle off, let's be generous, 3 Warfronts an hour. That's 54 tickets an hour.
    Again, buying extra Warfront charges is a complete waste of time as 54 tickets an hour Vs 150 tickets an hour doing IAs, now this could all change when the respective weeks that focus on Expert Dungeons and Warfronts roll around, we don't know what extra bonus tickets will be issued but even then, IAs will still award at least one ticket per stage so you will be getting 70-80 an hour per run.
    There's probably people out there who can and do run them 15 hours or more now and will continue to run them 15 hours every day for the next 4 weeks, i'm not one of them, most i can manage a day juggling between social life, girlfriend time, job is about 4 hours a day and in the evenings so i'm not optimistic i'll even get into the Top 1,000 but i'll sure have enough Tickets to buy me and a few alts the BiS earrings and rings.
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