RIFT is the latest MMO to join the ranks of the streaming client, enabling you to patch as you play. Much like World of Warcraft you'll be able to play the game before the patch is actually complete, and monitor its progress from within the game via an on-screen indicator. It is recommended that only people with a connection of 5mbps or better begin playing while streaming is still going, and people on slower connections wait for it to finish. More information is available in the RIFT forums.
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