Sponsor

RIFT Going F2P in Korea, Courting Wage Controversy in China

By violaDate: 11-15-2012 Views:

AWESOME

Responses
Your Reaction?

While RIFT celebrates its mega expansion in North America, things aren't looking as rosy in Asia. You might recall that Trion exported its subscription-powered fantasy opus to Korea and China earlier this year, but now the former is offering up the first 49 levels of gameplay for free in an effort to "save sliding player numbers," according to a report at MMO Culture. The free-to-play version of RIFT Korea goes live on November 20th.

Meanwhile Chinese publisher Shanda is under fire from a third-party group that performed translation services on RIFT's localized client. The outfit is claiming that the publisher owes it nearly $75,000 in unpaid wages and is staging a protest outside the Shanda office building for the second straight week. MMO Culture says that Shanda has not issued an official reply as of yet, but we'll update the story if and when it does.

 

Source: Massively

Bookmark and share to your friends

Submit News & Articles

Write Now

Special Offer

Writer Club Staff

  • Icaras Elite Columnist
    Articles ?

    Icaras can be best described as a British gamer who gets a little too into PvP. He can be found playing any RPG with PvP features...

  • Raptorak Advanced Columnist
    Articles ?

    Raptorak is an avid gamer that enjoys exploring all aspects of games. While doing so, he immerses himself into the surrounding community...

  • Zevri Advanced Columnist
    Articles ?

    Zevri is an avid gamer who does dive back into the real world from time to time. His all time goal is to start his own business...

  • Ron Fair Advanced Columnist
    Articles ?

    Ron Fair is a very passionate writer and scholar whose strong and sometimes unconventional opinions have stirred controversy...

  • chaose5 Elite Columnist
    Articles ?

    Chaose5 is an avid MMORPG player from Singapore. He is one of the founders and leader of the largest English speaking guild...

  • Mimiron Advanced Columnist
    Articles ?

    I really like to share my views with the world, thus, passion to Blizzard franchises brought me here...

  • Benjamin Elite Columnist
    Articles ?

    He keep an eye of the things going around the communities in the mmo games, and general games, also getting whatever info he can get into his hands...

  • Although he has a bachelor's degree in Criminology, Alex has been writing about video games for over four years. He is a producer, indie developer, and hardcore gamer...

  • LamestDude Elite Columnist
    Articles ?

    LamestDude loves to play MMORPGs. They are indeed one of his passions beside the other one, which is writting...

  • Aspenach Elite Columnist
    Articles ?

    Aspenach is a gamer who loves variety in his games and games he plays includes, FPS, RPG, Action Games, Driving Games and lately MMORPG...

  • David is an avid gamer, but loves RPGs and especially MMOs the most of all. He particularly enjoys playing Paladin/Guardian-esque characters...

  • DJWest Newbie Writer
    Articles ?

    DJWest is a long-time MMO fan who loves high-speed action, healing, and large-scale battles that make you think...

  • Net Newbie Writer
    Articles ?

    Net enjoys the fun and satisfaction of shooter games, but has been known to enjoy playing Thief-type characters in RPGs....

Mobile Game News

Most Popular Sailing Games You Won't Miss Most Popular Sailing Games You Won't Miss