On this week’s show auto chess starts on its path to world gaming domination with Dota Underlords and Riot’s Teamfight Tactics, the Nexon sale doesn’t go entirely as planned, and SWTO gives things away to free players while Rift confuses many others. All that and more on this week’s Free to Play Cast!

Discussion Timestamps:

03:23 Auto Chess Takes Over (Dota Underlords, Teamfight Tactics)
23:12 SWTOR and Rift
37:44 Nexon’s Sale Falls Through
41:24 Weekly Bombs (DA-Bomb / A-Bomb)
51:40 Questions and Answers of the Week

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  1. On the whole Rift/Gamigo thing: I wholeheartedly agree both that they bought Trion for Trove, and that Rift will be the next to go. I would be surprised if it lasted the year. In fact, I have been saying both of those things for quite some time. Though I haven’t played since shortly after the sale, I have been watching both the forums, and the fansites.

    Here is supporting evidence:
    – The forums have had consistent complaints of tickets going unanswered, server instability, decrease in population, and of course lack of communication.
    – Of the remaining Trion games, only Rift no longer has livestreams
    – Of the two fansites I frequent, one has posted nothing since April, and even before that had taken up following Torchlight Frontiers.
    – Much of what was in that letter was in a previous post, and one item was on the list twice.

    My theory? That letter was an attempt at keeping those still playing complacent. Look, I don’t want Rift to shut down, I love the game. I want better for it. But the writing is on the wall.


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