Ever get the feeling that MMOs take their recruiting ideas from Fitness First? We reckon so, especially considering Trion Worlds' latest schemes to convince more people to make the grand leap across to RIFT.
In an attempt to perhaps sway MMO fans teetering away from the granddaddy that is World of Warcraft, Trion Worlds is debuting a seven day free trial, which allows player to check out the game at no cost, and a new 'Ascend-a-friend' program. As a player you can recruit friends by giving them free passes, if said friend becomes a subscriber, you'll gain a variety of rewards.
“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, Executive Producer, RIFT. “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 globe already know – that Telara is the new destination for serious MMO players.”
According to Trion, the rewards are as follows:
Ascend 1 Friend – It’s like getting two friends for the price of one! If just a single buddy purchases RIFT, you’ll receive Courage, a fiercely loyal and utterly adorable canine companion. Ascend 2 Friends – You’re immensely popular, and you know it. Demonstrate this undeniable fact by donning the glorious Trailblazer Hat, which you’ll receive after Ascending a pair of peers. Ascend 3 Friends – You don’t get this many friends through charm alone. By bringing three new subscribers into the game, you’ll receive the Swift Ember Steed mount, a terrifying equine wreathed in flame that is sure to turn heads in Telara.
What do you guys think of programs like this? Will they sway you to check out Rift?