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Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 12:06PM Raikulxox said

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I would usually say people are overreacting when others say Trions doing everything to stop the player number from bleeding off, but now I'm not so sure.

Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 12:27PM (Unverified) said

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@Raikulxox

I don't know- I like that they are going above & beyond. I am enjoying my time back in Rift, much more character options then I ever had in WoW.

I just purchased The Limited Collectors Edition of SW:TOR so who knows how much time I would play Rift once Tor goes live, but till then they can have my money :D
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Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 12:39PM Kaoss said

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@Raikulxox
I don't know if you meant it to come off this way, but it sounds like you're saying that's a bad thing. Honestly you have the choice to stay or not, and if more stuff makes you want to stay then awesome! If not, then use your brain and don't keep paying them.
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Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 3:42PM Raikulxox said

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@Kaoss It's coming from a worry that a good company is losing players from it's MMO. I'm not playing Rift atm (not enough $ for two subs), but I meant nothing bad about it.
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Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 4:08PM bobfish said

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@Raikulxox

It isn't anything that other companies, including Blizzard haven't already done. In fact it would be bad business to not do it.

I just wonder why they aren't making any incentives for former-subscribers to come back. A few free days of play time isn't quite the same as this :(
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Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 12:07PM Fabius Bile said

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the last but one strategy to gain some players and skew their ever declining numbers to reflect some hope...before SWToR and GW2 force them into freemium-or-close mode.

I reckon by september they will be giving Rift away at school doors...

Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 3:00PM Rengar said

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@Fabius Bile
So Rift should not advertise their product, not have sales, not have incentive for people to get their friends to play, and finally not try to attract new subscribers. This will show that they are strong and more people will come and play.

This is a silly argument. Good companies market their product to more people regardless of whether they are doing good or bad in hopes to be doing better.

Marketing strategy is one of the causes of performance, not a symptom.

If Trion stopped all attempts to market their product...then I'd be worried.
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Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 3:22PM fallwind said

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@Rengar "If Trion stopped all attempts to market their product...then I'd be worried."

actually, now that you mention it... when was the last time you saw a SWG ad? or discount?

This just in: Failing to advertise or incentivise kills games!
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Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 3:45PM Rayko said

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@Rengar

Companies do need to advertise but this reeks of desperation. Rift will be a ghostland when GW2 and SWOTR hit. This is not me hating Rift so much I want it to fail, more than I think it will regardless of how I feel about it. ( seems pretty logical to me)
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Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 12:12PM fallwind said

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wait for it.... wait for it.... someone will be here to say how this is "yet another sign of the impending DOOOOOOOM of the game!"

Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 1:02PM fallwind said

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@Dril you've been here before I see :)
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Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 2:03PM angryhoar said

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@Dril What's this? I think I'm in love lol.
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Posted: Jul 23rd 2011 8:15PM Dril said

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@angryhoar

I wish I could remember what it was I wrote before 'twas removed for some reason :P
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Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 12:13PM Suqata said

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How do you know if you are a founder?

Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 1:45PM Issmir said

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@Suqata

You have gills.

Wait, that's flounder. I've no idea.
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Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 3:42PM moiax said

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@Suqata
You had to have purchased a multi month subscription (Founder's Pricing) prior to March 15th.
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Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 5:03PM Suqata said

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@moiax
Well then I'm all set, except no email yet.
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Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 10:01PM meanieme said

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@Suqata You should have the "Sucker" tattoo that came with all founders pricing Trion pulled a bait and switch on.
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Posted: Jul 23rd 2011 12:44AM Sharuk said

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@meanieme Wow looking at your post history is actually pathetic. You have some serious Rift hate issues. Rift is a game, get over it stop spending so much time hating a game.

If you are not a paid agent, I feel sorry for you.
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Posted: Jul 22nd 2011 12:18PM chauncy said

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Please play our game!

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