Rift Lite Has the Great Taste of 20 Levels With None of the CostS

Have you ever wished you could play the first 20 levels of Trion World's massively multiplayer online role-playing game Rift with no time limit at no cost to yourself whatsoever? Damn, that's a very specific wish. Also, you're in luck, as Trion launches Rift Lite, which is exactly what you wanted.

Launching today with the first phase of game update 1.7: Carnival of the Ascended (AKA the Wedding Planar), Rift Lite. Any player with a free Trion account can download the client, log on, create a character, and experience all the game has to offer, at least for 20 levels.

Why a Lite version?| Why now? Trion CCO and Rift executive producer Scotts Hartsman answers that question in the official announcement. "In the past ten months, Rift has evolved at a breakneck pace, through seven massive updates that set new expectations for live MMOs, in features, in content, and in service. We think a Lite edition with no time limit is the best way for players to see what an amazing experience Rift continues to be."

Translation: So more people will play the game.

But why Lite though? It's so late 80s diet soda. We've moved on to Zero now. Rift Zero. Got a ring to it, doesn't it?