RIFT is the newest sensation hitting the MMO stage, and getting into the open beta is as easy as.. well its more chance i guess.
RIFT is the newest complete, full featured MMO available to the public (well technically not yet). Choose to adventure into the Telara as a stalwart Champion, or a Necromancing Stormcaller, where you will experience 8 forces battling for control over an ever changing landscape. With their new Ascended Soul system, you can build your own custom class to Quest to your hearts desire, join epic raids, or turn and battle your kin in Player vs Player combat.
RIFT officially opened for Beta on Dec 3rd 2010 and will be the newest in the line of Ever Quest and World of Warcraft challengers on the market. The Death God Regulos has sent his forces into the world of Telara, and so conveniently, rifts between the different dimensions (Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Life) have also started to widen and grow. As a player you are essential a ressurrected veteran called The Ascended, and your job is to purge the land of these other-dimensional evils. A cool thing about RIFT is that going along with the story line, the landscape will always be changing because of different rifts opening and closing. So traveling the same land 3 times might yield 3 very different experiences. As with most MMO's this one is no different in that it has 2 rivaling factions. The main difference is the playable classes you can chose from. There are 4 callings and 26 differnent souls (9 callings for each), with more to come soon. From these, players begin to build their class, making 36 class combinations possible.
Factions & Races:
The Guardians - Dwarves, High Elves, Mathosian
The Defiant - Bahmi, Eth, Kelari
Warrior - Champion, Reaver, Paladin, Warlord, Paragon
Cleric - Purifier, Inquisitor, Sentinel, Justicar, Shaman
Rogue - Nightblade, Ranger, Blade Dancer, Assassin, Riftstalker
Mage - Elementalist, Warlock, Pyromancer, Stormcaller, Archon
How to get your free beta account set up
I got my beta key by being subscribed to NVIDIA's newsletter, but there are more ways to get beta keys out there.
GameSpot is hosting a beta key give away. All you have to do is sign up to be a member of GameSpot and then keys are available. **please note: just because you get a beta key doesnt mean you automatically gain entrance into the beta**
TenTonHammer also has Beta keys to give away also
After you find a key, follow these steps.
Step 1: Login or create your Trion Account.
Step 2: Enter the Beta Invite Key (listed below) into the box
Step 3: Visit Beta Central (on the trion website) for the latest news and
information on upcoming beta events. If you are
invited, you will receive the invitation email a few
days before the event begins.
Good luck, and see you in game!