Trion announces free 7-day trial for RIFT, Ascend-a-Friend program

By Stephany Nunneley
10 May 2011 16:00 GMT

Trion Worlds has launched to programs which will allow folks to try RIFT for 7-days free, and has announced the Ascend-a-Friend program which launches with today’s game update.

The Ascend-a-Friend programs rewards current subscribers who find recruits for the Guardian and Defiant ranks. The new program will coincide with today’s RIFT update 1.2, which adds several features, including Facebook integration, a new 10-person raid content, and three new dynamic zone events.

“Since launching just over two months ago, RIFT has dramatically disrupted the online gaming landscape, giving players the most massive, dynamic, and engaging MMO experience currently available,” said Scott Hartsman, the game’s executive producer.

“With the Free Trial and Ascend-a-Friend programs, we’re opening the floodgates, inviting all into this amazing world to experience what gamers around the world already know – that Telara is the new destination for serious MMO players.”

You can sign up for the free trail here, and it gives you access to quests, PvP, and planar invasions for an entire week. After which, you can upgrade to the full version of the game and take your new characters with you.

With the Ascend-a-Friend program, current players can give an unlimited number of 7-day passes to their friends. If a recruit purchases the game, the recruiter will receive one or more of the following rewards:

  • If one pal buys RIFT, you’ll receive Courage, a “fiercely loyal and utterly adorable,” canine companion.
  • Get two pals to join, and you will receive the Trailbalzer Hat.
  • Three friends will net you the Swift Ember Steed mount, a “terrifying equine wreathed in flame.”

Ascended friends’ characters will be automatically added to your Friends List, which allows you to summon pals once every 30 minutes.

Hit the link for more information.

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