The Rift Podcast
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The Rift - a podcast all about Trion World's AAA MMO - RIFT. Discussions, debates and interviews with developers and community memebers about the game and the community.
||RiftPodcast42||Today, in our final episode, we have Scott Hartsman and Cindy Abigale Bowens join us to talk a bit about the game from back when no one knew about it, through to today. We also reminisce about the podcast origins and touch on some pertinent subjects for||5/23/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast41||This week James 'Elrar' Nichols, Amanda 'Amary' Fry, Erick 'Zann' Adams and Cindy 'Abigale' Bowens join Arithion and Desikis to talk about their many different playstyles and the adaptability of the soul system as well as the process of creating the podc||5/9/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast40||Will Cook, Rift and Events lead and Cindy 'Abigale' Bowens join Arithion & Desikis in today's episode to talk about the following and more: • Learning from World Event 1 • The Future of World Events • Dynamic Content Expanded • 1.2 and Rifts •||4/25/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast39||Elrar and Abigale join Shyntyrr and Arithion to talk about the prospects of patch 1.2, and the unfolding of the world event. • Patch 1.2 potential changes • Guild Bank Soon™ • River of Trash Souls • World Event • CSR & Authenticators • Funn||4/18/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast38||Adam ‘Gersh’ Gershowitz joins the podcast team today in order to clarify and answer some things which arose with Patch 1.1 • Class Balance and Changes • Raid Healing Alterations • Corrupted Soul scarcity • New Rift contribution system • Wor||4/11/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast37||Joined by Cindy 'Abigale' Bowens, James 'Elrar' Nichols and Cody 'Micajah' Bye from ZAM, the podcast talks about a few of the concerns and topics brought up by Patch 1.1 • Class Changes • Dailies and Plaques • World Event • Scarring Telara • Cu||4/4/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast36||As Patch 1.1 approahces, we sit down with Adam Hetenyi from the Rift Dungeons and Raids team to talk about the release of their new Raid instance: River of Souls, and get some questions answered about it and the current state of endgame dungeons and raid||3/29/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast35||Cindy 'Abigale' Bowens and James 'Elrar' Nichols join the podcast team this week to discuss things post launch, including: • Hacked and compromised accounts • Account Security • Ingame Spam • Fansites • Potential server transfers • and more!||3/21/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast34||Esloan from HorRiftic Intentions and BC from RIFTIrc join Ari and Desi today to discuss some of the hot topics surrounding the launch game - including: • Hacked Accounts • Customer Service • AFK in Warfronts • EndGame concerns • & some ingame s||3/14/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast33||Today Ari and Desi are joined by - Cindy 'Abigale' Bowens, Karen Bryan of Massively, and Esloan from HorRiftic intentions to discuss and comment on the headstart, launch and ingame experiences. • Server Queues on Headstart • Hacking and Spamming •||3/7/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast32||Esloan from HorRiftic Intentions co-hosts this week’s podcast with Ari. Cindy 'Abigale' Bowens joins them to discuss the community, forums and the game’s launch. They also present the 2nd half of the Dev Roundtable from last week and discuss some of||2/21/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast31||After Ari's Trion visit last week, we have the first half of a Dev Round Table with Scott Hartsman, Russ Brown and Hal Hanlin for everyone. They cover a lot of ground including the following: • Botting, Hacking & Spam • Autoface target • Game goals||2/14/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast30||Berenger Fish - RIFT Instance and Raid Lead joins us today and covers the following topics and more: • Tiered Raiding and Progression • Instance and Raid Lockout Timers • Multiclassing • Group composition in Dungeons • Hit, Spell Focus, Valor &||2/7/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast29||The podcast team is joined by Cindy ‘Abigale’ Bowens, Karen Bryan of Massively and Shut up We’re Talking, and Yak from Yakcast – to talk about Beta 5 and RIFT as a whole. • Beta 5 • Soul Combinations • Racial changes incoming • Expectatio||1/31/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast28||Chris Junior, Senior Systems Designer for RIFT, joins us today to talk about PVP, PVP and did we mention PVP? • Raid Queues • Post 50 PVP • PVP: Valor, Prestige and how it works • PVP Souls, Crowd Control and Gear • OpenWorld PVP • Warfronts||1/24/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast27||BloodPact officer Apatheus, and members Rival and Vekna join us to discuss RIFT pvp. Cindy 'Abigale' Bowens stops by to take notes on the feedback. We also announce a great guild contest! We talk about the good and the bad of: * PvP Warfronts * OpenWorld||1/17/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast26||David Reid, Senior VP of Publishing and Cindy 'Abigale' Bowens join us today to look at the following: -Publishing and expectations for release -Pre-order and founder packages -Releasing a polished game -The growth of the community and the direction of t||1/10/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast25||We Kick the new year off with a mini roundtable discussion about the state of the RIFT betas so far. Kaelistis, Ananiah and Aimgar join Arithion to talk about: • Overall impression of the game • Soul system and the recent changes • Rifts, Invasions||1/3/2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcastndaSpecial||Beta NDA is lifted Scott Hartsman - Rift’s Studio General Manager, Chief Creative Officer and Executive Producer; Alyvian - forum and irc regular, beta tester and Tranquility Guild Leader and Cindy 'Abigale' Bowens - Sr. Community Manager for RIFT join||12/22/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast24||Both Scott Hartsman - Rift’s Studio General Manager, Chief Creative Officer and Executive Producer - and Cameron McNeil - Senior System's Lead - sat down with Ari while she was at Trion and discussed some of, but not limited to, the following: • PvP||12/20/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcastInterlude1||Berenger Fish - the instance and raid team leader Adam Hetenyi and Billy Shaughnessy - instance and raid content deisgners - made time to do a short interview with me which touches on: * Raid Instances will be present at launch * There are 10 standard an||12/17/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast23||Adam Gershowitz, Producer for TrionWorld's RIFT, takes time out of his busy schedule to join us for the second time. He talks to us about a lot of things, including but not limited to: * Some of the changes being made due to Beta 1 Feedback * Objectives||12/13/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast22||Abigale talks to the Podcast team about Beta and what it's like from the other side - ie: behind the scenes. She touches on the following: * VIP Invites etc * How the servers held up * The overall response to invites * How the CSR programme was received||12/6/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast21||The Podcast Interviews Hal Hanlin, Rift's design Producer. He talks to us about, but not limited to, the following: * Soul system and its diversity * Soul acquirement * Rifts in all their forms * Rewards from Rifts * Endgame from Day 1 * Adding content a||11/22/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast20||It's our 20th Podcast - a longer episode commemorating Gamer Day at Trion. We were lucky enough to talk to Darcnova, Delith and Rabbit while they were still at Trion’s Offices with Cindy. And we managed to catch up with Doc over the weekend. Our guests||11/15/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast19||It's a Community Team Invasion! Cindy 'Abigale' Bowens, Amanda 'Amary' Fry and Erick 'Zann' Adams join us to talk about: * Managing Community through all the different social media like Facebook, Twitter and the Forums * Up and Coming Gamer Day and the c||11/8/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast18||Will Cook, Trion's Rift Events Lead, joins us to talk about everything to do with rifts. He covers many things including, and not limited to: Rift Rewards, Rift contribution, Rift dynamic content, different types of Rifts, Endgame Rifts and how rifts do||11/1/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast17||Cindy ‘Abigale’ Bowens joins us to chat about her own experiences in Alpha, the recent contention about beta on the official Forums and the up and coming Trion Gamer Day. And - we announce our random comment contest winner for the 'When did Scott say||10/25/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast16||Scott Hartsman talks about game scope, dungeons, EndGame (RaidRifts), level curves, pvp, rare drop rewards and plans to deal with gold spam/bots. Abi also drops by to say hi and we announce a short random VIP beta pass contest giveaway !||10/18/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast15||This week we meet Amanda 'Amary' Fry our Community Coordinator. Abigale talks a bit about Beta And we launch our first two contests to win a VIP Beta Key||10/11/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast14||Simon 'Dead Simon' Ffinch, Trion's Sr. Design Director, talks to us all about the Questing system in Rift: Planes of Telara including: Dynamic Quests, Epic Quests, Daily Quests, Hidden quests, Endgame Content and Reputation Quests. Abi also drops by to s||10/4/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Riftpodcast13||This week we're joined by Morgan 'MissDoomCookie' Lockhart and Nick 'CaptainCursor' McDowell. They talk to us about all aspect of the Lore of Rift: Planes of Telara - and even have a few little surprises in store for us.||9/27/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast12||Cindy 'Abigale' Bowens joins us to chat about the recent conventions, feedback received, the expanding community and up and coming dev interaction. Karen (winner of massiveonlinegamers contest) also joins us to talk about her experience in the Rift offic||9/20/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast11||AutomaticZen joins us to share his PAX experience and touches on Responsiveness of the controls, Character Customization and Individuality, the class system and Rift Invasions - the overall playability of Rift.||9/13/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast10||Kalbuir and Ciovala join us today to go over their experience of Rift at Gamescom and what impressions (both good and bad) they got of the game during the experience.||8/30/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast9||Gamescom week gives the community a heap of new information and fans the chance to experience gameplay at the Con. Abi and Kalbuir join us, and Kal talks about his experience playing the actual game.||8/23/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||riftpodcast8||Eric Vignola joins us to talk about the behind the scenes process of 'rigging'. An enlightening view of what it takes to make our character thrust, jump and roll. Cindy pops by to say hi and remind us Gamescom is around the corner.||8/16/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast7_Special||Abigale joins Arithion to clarify questions about the upcoming beta. She goes into detail about the different selection processes and avenues beta chances will be available from.||8/5/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast6||Joshua Kurtz, designer of the Paladin Class, joins Ari and Desi to discuss the newly released Paladin soul. Cindy 'Abigale' Bowens also stops by to chat briefly about the famous soon (tm)||8/2/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast5||Cindy "Abigale" Bowens joins Arithion and Desikis to discuss the day to day schedule of a Community Manager and what the responsibilities entail. She also goes into some detail about playing the game, encountering rifts and wandering mobs - as well as to||7/26/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast4||This week we have rift systems content designer Larry Boles clarify a few things about the rifts for us. We discuss some of the most recent articles and Rift news and chat to Cindy "Abigale" Bowens about the 'sacrifices' she makes to be able to play the||7/16/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||Riftpodcast3||Abigale, Jives and Ciovala join Arithion and Desikis to talk about the community as it was and as it is now. Abigale goes into detail about the Future Official FanSite program.||7/12/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcast2||The second episode of : The Rift Podcast Adam Gershowitz is this episode's guest of honor and talks about the class system, answering many curious questions asked about it. In this episode Ari and Desi also go over recent information gleaned from a newly||7/5/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
||RiftPodcastIntro||The introductory episode of: The Rift - a podcast all about Trion World's upcoming AAA MMO release - Rift: Planes of Telara. In this episode we introduce you to the hosts, briefly to the game and have Cindy Bowen aka Abigale (Sr Community Manager of Rift||6/27/2010||Free||View In iTunes|
It's so refreshing to listen to a podcast made my people who genuinely get excited over content and gameplay. The dialog, whimsical presentation and well thought out interviews are perfect. Keep up the great work! See you all in game!
These guys are great!
This show is truly connected, I mean they get interviews with all of the must have Rift employees and they are always entertaining. If you haven't suscribed to this podcast, you don't know what you are missing.
Thank you! You guys have sold me on this game - because of you, I tried the beta, then realized how right you are for being enthusiastic.
Shows ALL perspectives!