Response to Trion World's MMO Rift has been overwhelming, with the 17 servers allocated to North America for last week's head start blossoming into 39 to combat long login queues. The game launches tomorrow, with more servers on the way.
My Dwarven warrior Oprah might be exaggerating a little, but not much. Since the Friday launch of Rift's head start program, 22 new servers have been added to the North American side of the game in order to keep players playing. As I wandered about the world of Telara on Saturday, new server messages popped up on my screen, followed by the failure of anyone playing to log off of the one they were playing to give the new one a try.