This is going to be a short column because my point is pretty simple: Trion Worlds’ Rift, especially with Storm Legion coming out in November, is surpassing World of Warcraft at its own game. For what it’s worth, this is not a matter of liking one more than the other. I’ve spent plenty of time in both and enjoy each title for its own reasons. The theme park versus sandbox argument we see everywhere aside, both games are made quite well. Certainly WoW might have more personality in its IP. I can’t deny that. But what I see from my game pundit’s chair is that Trion is making leaps and bounds while Blizzard is content resting on their laurels. I’m not expecting a massive shift in subscribers anytime soon where Azerothians suddenly make an exodus to Telara. I’m merely making the observation that Rift is seemingly more adept at adjusting their game to fit the times than Blizzard has been or will be.