Rift Open Beta Starts, Tweet Screenshots In-Game

By Garnett Lee, Feb 15, 2011 4:30pm PST If you've been curious about the upcoming MMORPG Rift, play it this week. The open beta started today at 10am PST and runs through next Monday. That gives you the whole weekend to get in and check out the game's four character classes and dynamic encounters created by its namesake rifts. Brian took an extended look at Rift last October and found some things he liked on top of a familiar fantasy game. To get going, hit the Rift beta signup page.

If you do spend your weekend in Rift, you'll still be able to Tweet your exploits same as if you were out on the town. Built-in twitter functionality will allow players to update their status with a simple "/tweet" in chat. Screenshots can also be tweeted by using "/tweetpic". So just like that unfortunate 2am snap leaving the club, you can share the moment your group wiped on a late-night raid.

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  • i only just started playing this but i can tell you i am having a blast with it. The world events are great, the pvp is fun, and the lore is fresh (as fresh as it can be for an rpg). This game is a mash up of all the great components that make up other mmos (WaR, Aion, WoW, DAoC) . Honestly, while others are complaining that it is a lot of the same thing, i think that having a polished game with updated graphics that incorporates the best of what is already out there, is a good thing. Im tired of dishing out my money on new mmos that calls themselves "a groundbreaking mmo experience", just to fall into the "we're using you as a guinea pig because it's new!' trap. I just want an mmo that gets it right. Rift seems to be heading down that path. Will be picking it up, and if support for the game keeps up i can definitely see myself playing it as long as i played WoW (aprox3yrs)