After not playing Rift for months, I decided to pick it back up a few months ago when I saw some patch notes of things they've added since I left. Rift has done some decent growing in activities, zones and abilities. The only thing that sucked was the fact that the server I used to play on, Estrael was converted to a trial server over 6 months ago, Any character above lvl 15 was allowed to move off to anywhere for free (And they still have free transfers with a 7 day cooldown) any character that did not meet the level requirement was lost, they apparently had a forum post about it but it has long since vanished. No matter, I moved my lvl 32 Guardian Warrior to Faeblight, the original server I wanted to be on in the first place, a decent (and the only) US RP server, and got back in the swing of things during the last festival. The fact that they have the 2.0 expansion Storm Legion releasing this fall is what kept me around. They're tripling the size of the game world, adding 10 more levels, another soul per class, tons more content, quests, and HOUSING that is said to be an attempt to be on par with Star Wars Galaxies with free form placement and multitude of choices of areas to plant your flag. Here is a vid I found of what housing will be looking like so far. I ended up taking the deal to buy 1 year of gametime and get the expansion for free along with some nice in game swag.