Podcast 26: David Reid on Publishing, Pre-orders and Azeroth

by on Jan.10, 2011, under Podcast

David Reid, Senior VP of Publishing and Cindy ‘Abigale’ Bowens join us today to look at the following:

  • Publishing and expectations for release
  • Pre-order and founder packages
  • Releasing a polished game
  • The growth of the community and the direction of the forums
  • Why we’re not in Azeroth anymore
  • and more

We also go on to discuss the Rift and Invasion system in the game and how much it may impact people’s chosen style of play.

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Written by Arithion

Arithion was insane enough to start the production of The Rift Podcast back in June 2010. Apart from hosting The Rift with Desikis she also writes articles for the site and has a fascination with corgis.

14 Comments for this entry

  • Nervallah

    Great podcast again as always, have recommended it a couple of the fellow RIFT beta gamers on my site. Keep up the good work :)

  • Nick

    I like the turtle!! :)

  • Veckna

    Interesting listen as always.
    /belated wave from BP for during the invasions at Granite Falls when I saw you (said on guild vent ‘ooh it’s Arithion from podcast’ and everyone was ‘Nah it’ll be some loony stalker with the same name’). Was fun bashing all those trolls/giants/werewolves/ghosts :)
    2 weeks withdrawal now though…the shakes are starting already.

  • Thomas

    “I like turtles!”

    if u didn’t get the quote, youtube it.

    Great podcast, my first listen and not my last. (=

  • Steve Hughes

    One thing I’d like to say about the “saving” the mount money.
    Abigale already said that NONE of the pre-order items will be available during Headstart. Considering by the time Headstart ends and retails goes live, the CE items will be LONG past its usefulness range.

    • Veckna

      I asked the same question in the FAQ thread as the pre-order items aren’t a problem but the collectors edition ones are (the mount/bag mainly) due to being far less use past the initial stages of the game. Fair few others feel the same way judging from other responses in the thread + fellow guildies comments.

  • Jeremy

    Hey there Ari and crew! Thanks a ton for the RiftWatchers shout-out in the show notes. Appreciate it! Keep up the good work!

    Listening to the episode now. Finally catching up.


  • Testsubject

    start asking about game update 1 you will then get another soon 😉

  • Steph

    Arithion, have you ever done voice acting? Your voice is crazy familiar, but perhaps it’s a combination accent and the general pitch of your voice..

    Anyway, just really curious. :-)

    • Arithion

      Um no… Like never hehe – I did have an Aion podcast for a little while, maybe that’s it?

      • Steph

        Hah! Okay. Thanks for the response either way. It could be the podcasts, or perhaps I’m getting your voice mixed up with Vanille (sans her awful squeak) or something similar.

        Maybe you’ve been to PSU if you’re actually in Kansas. lol Now there would be an odd twist. No need to respond to that though.

        By the by, the link to the Runic Descent on Massively needs a quick fix.

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