I'm surprised there's not a thread on this one. Let's fix that.
Rift is an MMO created by Trion Worlds. It's very similar to World of Warcraft, but has a draw in large public events that can be zone wide or based on small scaled areas, called "rifts", where players can walk up and join in a multi-stage arena event, then collect rewards based upon how much contribution they instilled into the event.
The endgame raiding involves multiple tiers of gear, and the big draw is a higher difficulty level that challenges players in order to see all of the content. This game doesn't hold your hand. It politely points you in the right direction, then gives you a sharp kick in the pants and expects you to figure it out.
I wuv it. :3
For an example of gameplay, I'm just gonna leave this here for you: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq_Axx5L2F0&featu...
Expect updates to this post with relevant links and other information. I'll try to answer questions as best as I can!
Post edited 7/13/12 5:00AM