RIFT
At the end of every week, we round up the best and most popular news stories, exclusive features, and insightful columns published on Massively and then present them all in one convenient place. If you missed a big MMO or WoW Insider story last week, you've come to the right post.

Even if RIFT isn't your cup of tea, you're probably still impressed at how speedily Trion has brewed it. The studio will launch the Conquest patch next week, complete with a mentoring system and three-faction PvP, to be followed this fall by the Storm Legion expansion, which as we learned this week will come bundled with the original game for newcomers and a tidy discount for loyalists. Those of you thinking of taking another sip of Telara ought to check out our RIFT guide for new and returning players.

Our other top MMO stories of the week are steeping beyond the cut.
WoW Insider
And from our sister site, WoW Insider...

This article was originally published on Massively.
Hiromichi Tanaka is retiring from Square-Enix