Quote Originally Posted by Daglar View Post
I'd also like to take a moment and talk about raiders, token tablets, and reality for monetizing RIFT. Raiding is an important part of RIFT. Its a part of RIFT that I wish more people got to experience. I don't want to achieve that by nerfing the content or any thing like that. I want to bring more people into the game that enjoy it and naturally want to try out that portion of the game. There is no master tin-foil hat plan to try to super monetize the raiders in RIFT. I'm being straight up like I always try to be. If trying to /force/ raiders into paying large amounts of money were part of any plan, it would be a failing plan because to be honest guys - raiders are not in the majority. Aspirational content like raiding is important to RIFT - that's why we've continued to invest in it - and will continue to invest in it. Even if you are not a raider, I know quite a few people imagine that they could be on the bleeding edge, or would like to be on the bleeding edge. I removed the token tablet affecting top tier for a few reasons. 1. Raiders are a smaller group and I don't want to super target them with a bonus. 2. Having it affect the top tier is skirting the edge about what I feel is acceptable. 3. For all the aspirational folks out there that can see themselves in the shoes of raiders - I don't want you to have the perception that to take part in that section of the game you are going to be forced into buying something. Now with all of that said, the patron perma bonus (not the daily ones), will affect the top tier of tokens. The value of that bonus is not game breaking - and really does not change the game from where every raider in RIFT sits today. RIFT doesn't win the race by trying to be exploitative of any given group - yes it has to make money to continue getting updates and I know everyone out there understands that. ~Daglar
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