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Posted: Jan 1st 2012 7:31PM Joaquin Crowe said

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If devs do mobile tie-ins, it needs to be for Android too.

Posted: Jan 2nd 2012 10:17AM Tizmah said

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@Joaquin Crowe And Windows phone :(
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Posted: Jan 2nd 2012 1:04PM Joaquin Crowe said

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@Tizmah At about 5% market share for Microsoft phones -- probably not.
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Posted: Jan 2nd 2012 5:09PM (Unverified) said

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@Joaquin Crowe : indeed, you can't expect minor-league developers to support every platform, only major players like Blizzard. And even they only have a mobile authenticator for Windows Phone, not the full mobile armory.
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Posted: Jan 9th 2012 3:41PM Cyroselle said

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@Joaquin Crowe They're working on it, though I admit, considering there are in-game advantages to be had from installing and using this app, they really should have waited till at least the Android version was ready for beta. I'm sure they were just itching to give it a try though and see whether it took off or not.

Hell of a marketing idea!
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Posted: Jan 1st 2012 7:31PM J45neoboy said

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Omg, I wish they released this earlier before my guild died and I left. This would've been awesome and definitely would've kept my subscription just so I could talk to my guildmates out of game.

Posted: Jan 1st 2012 7:33PM Ghostspeaker said

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That's kind of awesome. Good going, Trion.

Posted: Jan 1st 2012 7:38PM Ghostspeaker said

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RIFT may not have been my personal cup of tea, but Trion is pretty much my favorite MMO developer. These kinds of things are one of the major reasons why.

Posted: Jan 1st 2012 7:52PM J45neoboy said

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@Ghostspeaker

Agreed. Rift got boring but Trion is no doubt one of my favorite developers still. Just waiting on Defiance or ArcheAge. Whatever comes out first gets my money.
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Posted: Jan 1st 2012 10:17PM (Unverified) said

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@Ghostspeaker I actually went back to try RIFT again after the letdown of SWTOR - simply because of how committed the devs are. It's definitely a rather generic theme park - but the attention to detail in everything is very refreshing.
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Posted: Jan 1st 2012 8:03PM Balraw said

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The whole smart phone thing passed me by and I have no desire to get acquainted with it either.

Having said that its good the Trion are continuing to push things like this out into the market place for those that will find it of use. The mmo market is extremely crowded and continual innovations, especially ones that are free to the end users, are needed to stand out from the crowd.

So good stuff, now how do I get this to work with my rotary dial telephone ;p

Posted: Jan 9th 2012 3:44PM Cyroselle said

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@Balraw The good thing here is that it isn't tied to smartphones per se, since the two mobile OS versions announced (initially anyhow) are IOS and Android. This means that if you ever are stricken with the desire to get a tablet, as long as it runs either IOS or some current dessert flavor of Android you'll be fine!
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Posted: Jan 1st 2012 8:28PM artifex said

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The only thing that I want more than this app for Android, is an OS X-native version of RIFT (since my laptop's a Macbook).

I bet I will *always* be in GC when idling in Starbucks once it comes out for my phone, especially since they just made me an officer :)

Posted: Jan 1st 2012 9:37PM Hammerbeard said

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downloading... NOW

Posted: Jan 1st 2012 10:26PM jimr9999us said

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Trion: hardest working team in the mmorpg space. This is how you justify a monthly subscription, by adding real value.

Posted: Jan 9th 2012 3:51PM Cyroselle said

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@jimr9999us ...and not charging people extra for it, like ActiBlizz.
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Posted: Jan 2nd 2012 1:24AM SgtBaker1234556 said

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Never played Rift, so no use for this, wishing Blizzard would take a leaf of of Trion's book and make the Guidchat mobile/Character transfers free of charge.

Well done Trion.

Posted: Jan 2nd 2012 8:56AM Gaugamela said

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Hope they keep pushing content out to the game. Wanted to resub during Christmas but unfortunately my computer had a bunch of problems.

Posted: Jan 2nd 2012 9:43AM Rialle said

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Thinking about re-subbing to RIFT once I finish up LOTR: War in the North and Trine 2. It appears they've added some more small-group / solo friendly content.

While I am of mixed feeling when it comes to giving players with smartphones advantages, at least they aren't charging extra for it like Blizzard.

Posted: Jan 3rd 2012 12:20PM Vandal said

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Very cool app. It would be nice if this becomes more widespread with MMOs.

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