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Trion Worlds announced that the upcoming 3.4 update, scheduled to release on October 7th, will bring more than just a change in content to the free to play MMORPG Rift. In addition to a new calling, new zone, and everything else the update offers, Trion Worlds will be adjusting the current rates used for Patron (subscription) status, REX (Rift’s cash to platinum option), and Credit (cash shop currency) purchases.

Trion Worlds points out currency exchange rates as the primary factor for the price adjustments and is using the change to also standardize the amount of credits offered in all packages so all regions of the game have the same number of credits available in each bundle.

The downside? Some regions, particularly our friends in the EU, are seeing VERY noticeable rate hikes when you look at real world currency/game currency ratios. Here’s the proposed list of new rates:

750 Credit Pack: $4.99 USD – 4.99 EU – 3.99 GBP
3,250 Credit Pack: $19.99 USD – 19.99 EU – 15.49 GBP
8,500 Credit Pack: $49.99 USD – 49.99 EU – 38.49 GBP
18,500 Credit Pack: $99.99 USD – 99.99 EU – 76.49 GBP
REX: $9.99 USD – 9.99 EU – 7.49 GBP

1 Month Patron: $14.99 USD – 12.99 EU – 9.99 GBP
3 Month Patron: $40.47 USD – 38.97 EU – 26.97 GBP
6 month Patron: $71.94 USD – 62.94 EU – 47.94 GBP
12 Month Patron: $131.88 USD – 113.88 EU – 83.88 GBP

You’ll notive that there is very little fluctuation in the Patron status prices, but the REX and Credit prices for the EU are quite a bit higher than they are now causing many in the forums to be quite upset.

REX and Credit prices will remain at their current rates until 3.4 launches so if you want to spend some money in game, now is the time to do so. Current Patrons will also be grandfathered in at their current rate per month as long as they maintain Patron status. Let that status lapse though, and when you resub you’ll be paying the new rates.

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Mike "Magicman" Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site's current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

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  1. SlightlyMad on October 2, 2015

    you died for me magicman, you are the host of the best free to play site online and you still just give us news about the people who pay for games. totaly disgrace, you should be fighting for real cash economy. you give free to paly a bad name sir. farewall fake people!

  2. FUCKTRION on October 2, 2015

    TRION = Kill it with fire… then stab it to death… cut the head off…. put it in acid… piss and shit in it…

  3. Todoran on October 1, 2015

    just pfffffffffffhahahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaaaaaaaa

  4. Bic Boi on October 1, 2015

    What a load of bollocks.

    #FukTrion

  5. ILLE on September 30, 2015

    aaaaaaaaaaand… this is why i bought gw2

  6. rickshaw on September 30, 2015

    TRION are the most hated game baby in the game world, this also proves how DUMB & BRAINLESS TRION are. They a can’t even get theirs accounts right!! lol
    Thumbs down into hot ash for TRION.

  7. t on September 30, 2015

    Trion.. that name says enough. I only read bad news about them. Guess thats why we gave up on them.

  8. Rhylock on September 30, 2015

    I made the point when Riot Games decided to do their same plan a few months ago that it would have devastating consequences across the Gaming Industry. Now we suffer from it, digital currency has no value and is a arbitrary number anyone can make but because no one decided to stop Riot when they did it, it allowed companies like Nexon and now Trion Worlds to continue. Digital currency allows the company to profit from the sales 100% without exchange rates from real currency, this is the real reason they want to adjust prices and not because of the different rates in real life currency. This is all smoke and mirrors to justify irresponsible changes like these.

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