Rift Open Beta Begins Next Week

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 08, 2011 5:45am PST Following a string of closed beta events where invitations were handed out by the bucketload, a properly open beta test for Trion Worlds' MMORPG Rift will kick off on February 15 then run until February 21, the developer has announced.

Players will be able to check out the first 42 character levels from the PC MMORPG, across several PvP warfronts and a variety of zones and dungeons.

The open beta event, dubbed 'Telara the Merciless,' will begin at 10am PST on Tuesday, February 15 and end at 10am PST on Monday, February 21. Head thisaway to sign up. Following that, players who have pre-ordered will be able to play in a 'head start' event from February 24, leading up to Rift's release on March 1.

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  • I've played in the last few betas.

    Rift is a solid and fun mmo. It's like a mashup of the best features of most of the big mmo's on the market right now; public quests, collections, battle grounds, etc.

    Rift isn't a WoW killer because only blizzard can kill WoW. The most vocal whiners and retards in the game all seem to be the "wow invented mmo's" crowd.

    The classes are varied and are fun to play. This is probably the only unique part of the game. They've gone pretty far in divorcing role group class. Want to be a healer that tanks? Justicar. A mage that's a healer? Chloromancer.

    If you're looking for a wow replacement Rift probably isn't for you but if you're just looking for a new mmo to play, you might enjoy rift.

    No coffee yet, so, apologies for incoherence.