May 27, 2011

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Rift to Offer Free Character Transfers

Rift to Offer Free Character Transfers

Trion Worlds announced on May 23 on the Rift official website that free character transfers will become available this summer in the game. Yes, free.

Players have become accustomed to character transfers being a premium service that they must pay a fee for, a la World of Warcraft. Rift seems to understand what players want in regards to services in the game, and I’m sure this ruffled a few feathers at Blizzard. Rift‘s Executive Producer, Scott Hartsman, is quoted as saying,

“MMOs are all about playing with your friends no matter which server they’re on, and that’s why we’re offering this as a free service to our subscribers. Rift is both a game and a service, and adding free server transfers is just one more way we can make this the best possible MMO experience available.”

It seems as though players will be able to transfer characters up to once per week, and you will be able to transfer from a PvP shard to PvE and vice versa. You will also be able to transfer your guild, which is a service that Blizzard is about to release, as well.

Get more information on the free character transfer service from the Community Manager, Elrar, in his official forum post, Free Character Transfer FAQ.”

[Source: Trion Worlds]