About a month ago I cancelled my subscription to Rift, putting it on notice. Either it caught my attention in a month’s time or I was done with it. Since then my logins grew sparser, times between them longer. I think the final nail in Rift’s coffin were some dungeon runs in LotRO to complete level 60 quests for a few people. We had a few 65s in the group along with some 60s. They were challenging. We didn’t just AoE tag and burn down the trash. We had to employ CC. We had to coordinated. We died. Even with some toons 5 levels over it wasn’t a spankfest. In fact we didn’t even finish the 3rd dungeon, failing on the final boss and running out of time.
Nothing that I encountered in Rift came close to that level of coordination and challenge. There was also no indication that there would be anything like it in the future, either.
So this evening I dropped my toons from the guild and freed up the HD space Rift occupied. Sad, really, as Trion just announced that they were going to have Addons in the game. A move which I whole-heartedly support. A move I wish more MMOs would emulate.