The Free to Play Police have arrived! If a free-to-play game or company is screwing it up we want to hear from you! On this episode, we rant about Trion Worlds and their latest decision to add a few paywalls into their free-to-play MMORPG Rift. Check out the details in this new episode!

Let us know what you think and if you’d like to see more of this kind of content in the future!

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.


  1. Rift is crap, single player game with chat, broken quest markers, u need to google alot to quest, u always alone with few minutes random teams time to time, archeage is pay to win crap with monthly subscription bugged, crowds of bots hackers and cheaters, full with spanish and russian scammers, paradise for scum criminals

  2. I like this sort of content! Keep the “rants” coming.
    I have to question how bad this void stone farming was though. For someone who plays/played FFXIV to say it was a pain in the butt, it must have been pretty bad xD

    • I was speaking generally about grinds being a pain in the butt. I can’t speak to how bad this particular grind was since I received both of these items in the Nightmare Tide Collector’s Set. Perhaps a Rift grinder can chime in?

      • I never did finish grinding my void stones. It required I think arounds 50-60k void stone for 1 piece of gear and you were limited to a certain number of void stone per week which I believe was 5k or 7.5k

  3. I am totally inline with your definition of free 2 play! Love it. Could you do Blade and soul EU / NA next time? I am a founder player and I am seeing signs of P2W creeping in. It is about the closet where you can put in all the armors that you collect through the game. It was a normal function in other versions of the game which was accessible by free to play players. Not in NA / EU, there is no way besides paying for a feature that was already accessible outside NA / EU for free players… if nobody gonna react on this, more pay walls like this will pop up…

    • Well its not armor, its costumes, you can put in costumes.

      So long as you have any costume on, you can get the stat effect of your soul shield, so you dont have a cosmetic warehouse available unless your premium.

      The warehouse is fairly limited as well as the inventory, but when there’s no real reason to spend money in general in BnS, I think it’s fair enough.

      • Last time i checked, you still had to purchase some of the souls(the cool ones ofc…) and its more expensive than WoW expansion. In my opinion thats pretty ballsy given the fact wow is basicly b2p, nowdays you buy playtime with just gold. So yeah… i know what ill be spending my money on. Trion i hope you die soon… and yeah im comparing “the wow killer” with wow, trion brought that one… not me.


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