In details revealed yesterday in a Massively article, we found out that Trion is including some very cool pricing bonuses that affect everyone interested in the expansion. Players who have already purchased RIFT will be able to receive Storm Legion for a discounted price, and on top of that– if players new to the game are interested in giving it a try, they will receive the original RIFT game free when purchasing Storm Legion.
This move from Trion is a surprise to many fans, and a good one. It helps players new to RIFT easily delve into the game, and returning players get a bonus of their own. It’s smart. In a world of MMOs where new players often have to purchase expansion on top of expansion, Trion seems to be one step ahead of the competition here, especially if this pricing method continues in future expansions. In the official forum thread about this news, one player sums it up nicely:
“These Trion people are crazy. It’s like they want to make ridiculous amounts of money from happy customers, instead of insane amounts of money from soon-to-be-ex customers.”
Seriously, great move, Trion!