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Rift: Lock Down - Headstart Servers Locked at Launch

Posted Tue, Mar 01, 2011 by Medawky

Trion worlds used their 5 days of headstart launch to fix several in game issues, and it seems they also used that time to devise a plan about how to handle the massive influx of players Rift is receiving.  The only real knock on Rift thus far has been the lengthy server queues that dogged the first 5 days of gameplay, and many wondered how these same servers would handle the crushing weight of those that didn’t pre-order – the simple answer from Trion: they won’t have to.  In a bold move 31 new servers went live this morning for players just entering the game and for an hour they were the only servers available as the headstart servers went into lock down.

While many of the headstart players were upset about not being able to play for an hour (perish the thought that they may want to sleep, shower, eat or maybe even go outside), the overwhelming sentiment was that this was a pro move and showed a nice bit of planning by the devs.  The only potential downside could come in a few months if players don’t re-up their subscriptions and the shards become ghost towns, but I have a sneaking suspicion that won’t be the case.

Here is a list of the newly added servers for official launch, followed by the new complete server list:

North American Servers


  • Akylios PvE
  • Amardis PvP
  • Arcanis PvE
  • Asphodel PvP
  • Carrion PvP
  • Crucia PvE
  • Endless PvE
  • Epoch PvP
  • Galena PvE
  • Greenscale PvE
  • Hammerlord PvE
  • Kelpmere PvE
  • Millrush PvE
  • Neddra PvP
  • Nyx PvP
  • Plutonus PvE
  • Rasmolov PvP
  • Todrin PvP
  • Threesprings PvE


European Servers


  • EN Riptalon PvE
  • EN Mordant PvP
  • EN Maidenfalls PvP
  • EN Quarrystone PvE
  • EN Tahkaat PvE
  • EN Heatherfield PvP
  • EN Cinderon PvP
  • EN Refuge PvE
  • EN Quicksilver PvE
  • DE Granitstaub PvE
  • DE Zareph PvP
  • FR Centius PvP

COMPLETE SERVER LIST


North American Servers


  • Lotham PvP
  • Faeblight RP
  • Sunrest PVP-RP
  • Belmont PvE
  • Aedraxis PvE
  • Spitescar PvP
  • Seastone PvP
  • Rocklift PvE
  • Keenblade PvE
  • Dayblind PvP
  • Deepstrike PvP
  • Greybriar PvE
  • Shatterbone PvE
  • Deepwood PvE
  • Reclaimer PvP
  • Dimroot PvE
  • Byriel PvE
  • Stonecrest PvP
  • Snarebrush PvP
  • Silkweb PvE
  • Gnarlwood PvE
  • Briarcliff PvP
  • Harrow PvP-RP
  • Wolfsbane PvE
  • Faemist PvP
  • Shadefallen RP
  • Tearfall PvP
  • Estrael RP
  • Alsbeth PvE
  • Corthana PvE
  • Regulos PvP
  • Perspice PvE
  • Molinar PvP
  • Crucia PvE
  • Freeholme PvP
  • Emberlord PvP
  • Laethys PvE
  • Atrophinius PvE
  • Ashstone PvP
  • Kaleida PvP
  • Plutonus PvE
  • Todrin PvP
  • Akylios PvE
  • Endless PvE
  • Epoch PvP
  • Neddra PvP
  • Kelpmere PvE
  • Hammerlord PvE
  • Nyx PvP
  • Amardis PvP
  • Greenscale PvE
  • Arcanis PvE
  • Rasmolov PvP
  • Galena PvE
  • Asphodel PvP
  • Carrion PvP
  • Threesprings PvE
  • Millrush PvE

European Servers


  • EN Blightweald PvE
  • EN Cloudborne PvP
  • EN Steampike PvE
  • EN Sagespire PvP
  • EN Icewatch PvE
  • EN Shivermere PvP
  • EN Argent RP
  • EN Riptalon PvE
  • EN Bloodiron PvP
  • EN Firesand PVP-RP
  • EN Whitefall PvP
  • DE Brutwacht PvE
  • DE Trübkopf PvP
  • DE Rhazade PvP
  • DE Spross-Passage PvE
  • DE Immerwacht PvE
  • DE Feenring PvP-RP
  • DE Akala RP
  • FR Brisesol PvE
  • FR Rubicon PvP
  • FR Cestus PvE
  • FR Tempête RP
  • EN Overlook PvE
  • EN Scarhide PvP
  • EN Sparkwing PvE
  • EN Imperium PvP
  • EN Mordant PvP
  • EN Maidenfalls PvP
  • EN Quarrystone PvE
  • EN Tahkaat PvE
  • EN Heatherfield PvP
  • EN Cinderon PvP
  • EN Refuge PvE
  • EN Quicksilver PvE
  • DE Brutmutter PvE
  • DE Felsspitze PvP
  • DE Granitstaub PvE
  • DE Zareph PvP
  • FR Centius PvP
  • FR Phynnious PvP
  • FR Grimnir PvP-RP

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