News: RIFT 2.5 Hotfix #8

Trion will be updating RIFT with RIFT 2.5 Hotfix #8 at 8am PST on 8th January 2014 (NA) and will be updating RIFT at 2AM GMT on 9th January 2014 (EU).

Summary:

  • Mage Warlock and Warrior Paragon minor changes.
  • Various Time Crystals added to skip roleplay in certain Dungeons/Raids.
  • IG – Volan’s arm now shatters after three entropic orbs.
  • Minor Item and other Misc adjustments.

RIFT 2.5 Hot Fix #8 – 01/08/14
GENERAL
* The New Years 2014 achievement no longer counts toward the Achievement Score.
* An error preventing characters from being created on Russian clients using English characters has been resolved.
* Fixed some issues with the accuracy of timed quests (not timed quest objectives).
* Fae Yule: The achievement Fae Yule Feasting now lists the food items that count towards the achievement.
* Reduced the drop rate for all critter tears minus Snake Tears.
* Critter Tears are now Common rarity, with the exception of Snake Tears that are now marked as Rare.

RIFT STORE AND SERVICES
* You can now buy the Extended Hair Style Set, Hair Color Set Bundle, and Skin Color Set Bundle for other players from their wishlist!

SOULS
MAGE
WARLOCK
* Define: The max rank will now stack correctly on an enemy when cast by multiple Mages.

WARRIOR
PARAGON
* Sweeping Blades: No longer triggers on abilities that already hit multiple enemies.

ZONES
FREEMARCH
* Quest: Unholy Alliance: No longer incorrectly offered to Guardian players.
* Abyssal Cultists in Freemarch no longer drop artifacts from the Abyssal Jars set.

DUNGEONS AND INSTANCES
ENDLESS ECLIPSE
* Players can now use a time crystal to bypass the vignette before Regulos.

EXODUS OF THE STORM QUEEN – EXPERT
* Thedeor’s Last Stand now begins immediately when players arrive to the area.

INFINITY GATE
* Volan’s arm armor now shatters after three entropic orbs.

INTREPID: GREENSCALE
* Players can now use a time crystal to bypass the vignette before Hylas.
* Reduced the damage of Toxic Blooms and Strangle Plants in Lord Greenscale’s encounter.

INTREPID: RIVER OF SOULS
* Players can now use a time crystal to bypass the vignette before Plutonus and Alsbeth.

REALM OF TWISTED DREAMS
* Players can now engage Atrophinius immediately without having to wait for him to finish his speech.

ITEMS
* Dark Ice Bells no longer drop essences or necklaces for other classes.
* Sword of the Reborn now has appropriate upgrade path.

Originally Posted by CM Morgana on 8th JANUARY 2014

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