As you will no doubt be aware, Rift is a pay-per-month video game. This means that you have to pay a monthly subscription fee to be able to play, which is pretty normal for online RPG games.
How much is Rift monthly?
Rift costs $14.99 monthly if you pay the subscription fee month by month. However, if you sign up to a longer term 'contract' (3, 6 or 12 months) then you can get a pretty hefty discount that increases with the length of the term.
Confused? Here is how it works out:
Sign up for 3 months and pay $36.87 = $12.29 a month
Sign up for 6 months and pay $61.74 = $10.29 a month
Sign up for 12 months and pay $107.88 = $8.99 a month
As you can see, signing up for a longer term will save you a lot of money. However, if you are not sure whether Rift is the right game for you, or whether it is worth the investment, then you should consider purchasing a prepaid subscription card.
One of these prepaid cards will give you 2 months playing time (1 month is not enough time to get into an online RPG) After this expires you can either sign up to a longer term, or just do nothing and your subscription will be canceled. Using one of these cards is also a great idea if you are uncomfortable with the idea of giving your credit card details to the game publisher, Trion.
You can get a 60 day Rift trial card from $23.99 on Amazon, which means you also get quite a good discount off the monthly subscription rate. Pick one up today, and then get a copy of Rift
; you won't regret it.