When you spend hours upon hours in a massively multiplayer online game, you not only trek across the landscape over and over, but you also listen to the music that comes with it over and over again. It's a challenge to come up with themes that fit the scene while keeping it in the background so that it doesn't get annoying. See what audio director Yannis Brown has to say regarding the soundtrack and meet the composers behind Rift: Planes of Telara.
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