Raptr and Rift, Sitting in a Tree #Riftgame

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  1. pkudude99 says:

    I claimed the rewards when the expansion was released, so I have the spider mount, the goggles, and the Storm Legion helm on all of my characters. I saw the popups for the new raptr rewards the other day, but I’ve not yet had a chance to log in to claim them… but I will……

  2. Karetyr says:

    I love Raptr rewards. Sometimes they’re stupid, but most of the time they’re at least fun. In this case, I saved myself $40 – I was planning on buying Storm Legion once the end of April came around, and thanks to Raptr, I now have it for free.

    Raptr is an awesome service. I’m continually impressed at what they’re able to convince game companies to do.

  3. I’ve always been skeptical of tying social networking to my online gaming. There’s a big and obvious benefit to game publishers when they can get you to opt in to using your social media accounts to give them free advertising. This is the first time I’ve seen a reward that I would actually consider paying money for offered up in exchange for my privacy.

    However, since I’m not an existing Raptr user I would have to go into Rift (you can use your existing account as long as you have or create a character below the trial cap) and AFK my way to the required Raptr experience level to qualify for the entry level reward. (I assume Raptr has no way to know if you’re actually playing, as long as both applications are running?) And you’re saying that previous subscribers get both the expansion (as noted on the page) and a month of game time with which to use it?

    I guess it’s hard to argue that this isn’t a roughly $35 USD value (depending on how cheap you can find an old retail box) in exchange for some spare CPU cycles and creating a Raptr account that you wouldn’t necessarily be forced to continue using. It’s probably a very negative statement about my interest level in Rift is low enough that I’m still not sold.

  4. Carson says:

    Damn, I gotta thank you for bringing this to my attention. I haven’t played Rift since pre-expansion, and while I got bored of it back in the day, I did think it was a good game and always intended to maybe check it out again with the expansion.

    Just claimed my Raptr reward of the expansion and 30 days playtime – awesome giveaway!