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A Cause for Celebration After the Celebrations

By on Nov 8, 2013 at 10:05 am, in Buzz, RIFT  |  Comments: 7 comments

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Last week was a big weekend for RIFT and Defiance. Between both games, Trion saw over a quarter of a million new players thanks to both RIFT‘s arrival on Steam and the event of Extra Life. Extra Life was an outstanding success for Trion and led to the team donating over $63,000 towards children’s hospitals around the U.S. RIFT saw a huge population surge last week (which led to some EU population issues even), and we saw the highest single day gain in new users since the launch of the game.

In a recent press release, Daglar said, ““We were ecstatic to see the reaction. Outside of new launches, this kind of thing doesn’t happen. I had to ask our data guy to recheck the number because it was unbelievable.” Scott Hartsman also made the following statement regarding the huge success of Extra Life: “It goes to show that our philosophy of ‘the more you give, the more you get’ really resonated. We’re proud to support our players with great content and to be able to join together with them and support children’s hospitals.”

Source: Trion press release

Laura Hardgrave

Laura Hardgrave

Laura is the Editor-in-Chief for Junkies Nation. When she's not writing long editorials or fighting apostrophe errors, she enjoys exploring multiple MMORPGs, getting inspiration for more long editorials, distracting big snarly things for her friends, and writing LGBT science fiction/fantasy.
  • likalaruku

    Funny. the girls & I were on break from RIFT to prevent that staling feeling all MMOs get when you play them to long. The goal was to stay away until 3.0, but when we saw “underwater content” the break was cut short.

    • Laura Hardgrave

      Haha, I definitely hear ya there. I’m all about the underwater content too. Even if it’s a pain in the butt to navigate around in (Vashj’ir, I’m looking at you), I still enjoy the heck out of it.

  • Kiwi

    I really enjoyed Extra Life, turned my sleep upside down but that’s ok really worth it and the Ember Isles content is awesome! Blue Crocnard hunting INC!

    • Laura Hardgrave

      Oh yes. :D