Posted Wed, May 09, 2012 by Martuk
Trion Worlds today announced that they’ve added a new Streaming Client for RIFT. What this means for you is that if your connection can cope, you can jump in and start playing within a few minutes of starting an update, even after a big patch. And while you’re playing, the update will be applied in the background. There’s even a handy in-game indicator that will keep you informed on the patch’s progress and show whether or not objects around you might be loading slowly.
Trion recommends a 5MBps connection for best results, but if you find that things are being a bit sluggish in the game while using it, you can simply close the game client and let the patch finish. Read more about the new feature on the RIFT forums.