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Promo Week: Budgie Madness – Guide

Budgie Madness Promo Week 2014 Feature ImageThe Budgie Madness Promo Week has appeared on the Live Shards. The following is a guide to everything you need to know about this Promo Week.

Note: Promo Weeks are not World Events and are instead Rift Store Promotions.

Summary:

  • Spooky the Nightmare Budgie via rare chance from Limited Edition: Spooky the Nightmare Budgie Troves.
  • Umbral Budgie Mount obtained via 850 Bird Seeds from PRI Quartermaster.
  • Frosty Budgie Mount obtained via 850 Bird Seeds from PRI Quartermaster.
  • Ashen Budgie Mount obtained via 850 Bird Seeds from PRI Quartermaster.
  • Other Budgie Mounts: Lovely, Tropical Budgie and Canariente mounts are not obtainable for the current Promo Week. They used to be available via Budgie lockboxes. The Vox mount is available to anyone who levels a character on Trove to Level 20.
  • Bird Seeds; ~5-10 from Budgie Troves and 10 from each Budgie Racing Daily Quest.
  • Complete all 3 Budgie Racing Daily Quests once each to obtain a Budgie Trove from the ‘Chicken Run!’ Achievement.

Table of Contents:

  • Budgie Madness Overview
  • The Budgie Mounts
  • ‘Chicken Run’ Achievement
  • Daily Quests Guide

Budgie Madness Overview

Budgie Madness is a Promo Week (Rift Store Promotion) centered around Budgie Mounts. It occurs multiple times in a year.

Limited Edition: Spooky the Nightmare Budgie Troves (Red; Transcendent) go up on the Rift Store for 700 Credits each (630 for Patron) during the Promo Week. They contain a rare chance at a Spooky the Nightmare Budgie Mount.

There’s also daily quests and a PRI Quartermaster vendor for Umbral, Ashen and Frosty Budgie Mounts.

The Budgie Mounts

The original budgie mounts are attuned to the Plane of Life but suspected to be from the Plane of Air. They were discovered by the Planar Research Institute and currently being domesticated. They cannot fly.

They use the Ash Strider mount’s animations.

Below are the Budgie Mounts and how to obtain them:

Spooky the Nightmare Budgie

Spooky the Nightmare Budgie Mount

Spooky the Nightmare Budgie. Src: Trion

Spooky the Nightmare Budgie is a nightmare-themed Budgie mount with a dark green texture and bright green eyes, mouth, claws and hind feather tips.

Obtaining via Lockbox

Spooky the Nightmare Budgie can be obtained via rare chance from the Limited Edition: Spooky the Nightmare Budgie Trove lockboxes found under the RIFT Store front page, or via RIFT Store -> Chests & Keys during the current promo week. The lockboxes cost 700 Credits each (630 for Patron).

The mount is a Land mount with 155% mount speed (or match fastest mount speed).

Canariente Mount

Canariente Budgie Mount

The Canariente mount is a fire-based Budgie mount with smokey, fire visual effects at the back of its head and hind tail. A cooked, flaming chicken with blood-shot eyes!

Trion has an animated video of the Canariente mount you can check out here!

The Canariente Mount is only available via player trading/Auction House. It used to be available as a rare chance drop from the Limited Edition: Canariente Trove.

Frosty Budgie Mount

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The Frosty Budgie Mounts are obtained from the PRI Quartermaster.

You also have a rare chance of obtaining one from the Limited Editio: Frosty Budgie Trove that is rewarded from the “Chicken Run!” achievement found under Achievements -> Promotions. That trove is limited to one per character.

Obtaining via PRI Quartermaster

The PRI Quartermaster is found next to every daily Budgie race questgiver and turn-in NPC in Silverwood, Freemarch, Cape Jule and Kingdom of Pelladane. They require 850 Bird Seeds to purchase.

Frosty Budgie Mount Bird Seed

You can find the PRI Quartermasters at the following locations during the Budgie Promo Week:

Also at Tempest Bay here that remains permanently – even after the event is over.

Umbral Budgie Mount

Umbral Budgie Mount

The Umbral Budgie Mounts are obtained from the PRI Quartermaster found next to every daily Budgie race questgiver and turn-in NPC in Silverwood, Freemarch, Cape Jule and Kingdom of Pelladane.

Obtaining via PRI Quartermaster

They require 850 Bird Seeds to purchase from the PRI Quartermaster. Bird Seeds are obtained from the promo week’s lockbox or from the Budgie Madness daily quests.

You can find the PRI Quartermasters at the following locations during the Budgie Promo Week:

Also at Tempest Bay here that remains permanently – even after the event is over.

Ashen Budgie Mount

Rift Ashen Budgie Mount

The Ashen Budgie Mounts are obtained from the PRI Quartermaster found next to every daily Budgie race questgiver and turn-in NPC in Silverwood, Freemarch, Cape Jule and Kingdom of Pelladane. They require 850 Bird Seeds to purchase.

You can find the PRI Quartermasters at the following locations during the Budgie Promo Week:

Also at Tempest Bay here that remains permanently – even after the event is over.

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Keep your Seeds

Budgie Madness Promo Weeks will occur in the future as well; so hold onto your Bird Seed. After a couple of these weeks you will be able to obtain a mount without having to spend any Credits.

Tropical Budgie Mount [Unavailable]

Rift Tropical Budgie Mount

The Tropical Budgie Mount is unavailable for the current Budgie Madness Promo Week. They were available previously via rare chance from Budgie Supply Crates.

You might still be able to obtain one via player trading/Auction House.

Lovely Budgie Mount [Unavailable]

RIFT Lovely Budgie MountThe Lovely Budgie Mount is unavailable for the current Budgie Madness Promo Week. They were available previously via rare chance from the Limited Edition: Lovely Budgie Trove or for direct purchase from the RIFT Store.

You might still be able to obtain one via player trading/Auction House.

Vox Budgie Mount

Vox Budgie Mount

Vox Budgie Mount

The Vox (Budgie) mount is not associated with the Budgie Madness Promo Week, but it is a promotional, budgie mount. You obtain it by reaching Mastery Level 20 in Trion’s Voxel MMO game: Trove. You can find and install the game via the left sidebar in your Glyph Client.

The mount will be sent to your RIFT in-game mail once you hit Level 20 in Trove. The mount is applied account-wide and matches your fastest mount speed.

More info can be found here.

‘Chicken Run!’ Achievement

budgiechickenrun

The ‘Chicken Run!’ achievement is found under Achievements -> Promotions tab.

Complete the Silverwood (or Freemarch if you’re Defiant); Cape Jule and Pelladane Budgie races to get this achievement and receive a Limited Edition: Budgie Trove chest.

This achievement is not repeatable and the Budgie Trove is Bind on Pickup.

Daily Quests Guide

There’s 3 Daily Quests:

  • Silverwood (Guardian) Budgie Race or Freemarch (Defiant) Budgie Race.
  • Cape Jule Budgie Race.
  • Pelladane Budgie Race.

Each one rewards 10 Bird Seed used towards obtaining an Umbral, Ashen or Frosty Budgie Mount.

Note: You need to be at least Level 48 to do the Cape Jule and Pelladane Budgie Races.

Quest Giver

budgiequestgiver

The Quest Givers are the <Planar Research Institute> NPCs. Next to them are <PRI Quartermaster> NPCs that sell the Ashen and Frosty Budgie Mounts.

Starting Locations

Silverwood

SilverwoodBudgieStart

Silverwood starting location is outside Sanctum at (7163, 3064).

Freemarch

freemarchbudgiestart

Starting location for Freemarch is right outside Meridian, below the steps at (6255, 5252).

Cape Jule

capejulebudgiestart

Cape Jule’s starting location is at (8262, 11686) on one of the bridges leading out of the port.

Note: You’ll need to be at least Level 48 to access the Storm Legion zones (other than Tempest Bay). Speak to an Empyreal Soldier next to most porticulums in Mathosia to gain access to the Storm Legion zones once you are Level 48+.

Pelladane

pelladanebudgiestart

The Pelladane starting location is right outside of Tuldio Retreat at (7335, 5459).

Note: You’ll need to be at least Level 48 to access the Storm Legion zones (other than Tempest Bay). Speak to an Empyreal Soldier next to most porticulums in Mathosia to gain access to the Storm Legion zones once you are Level 48+.

The Budgie Race

budgierace

The Budgie Race itself is fairly simple.

  • Yellow orbs hug the right-most area of the race path so you’ll never get lost.
  • White Circles are the markers you have to run through to progress the quest. They also give you a slight speed buff.
  • Green Circles are speed buffs. They stack up to 3 times and are also consumed for your reactive ability.
  • Orange Circles are speed debuffs. They snare you and slow you down for 5 seconds.

Note: Be sure to pay attention to your quest objective. Sometimes you might go over a checkpoint but it won’t update. Be sure to backtrack and try to go over it again.

Speed Strategy

Since you may choose to do these quests on a daily basis until the Promo Week is over, you might as well do it fast.

budgieracebuffs

Aim for Green Circles but pay attention to your Endurance stacks. They stack up to a maximum of 3; so just before you hit a 4th, use the reactive “Terminal Velocity” that you get in your temporary ability bar.

Using Terminal Velocity will consume an Endurance stack but give you 5seconds worth of maximum speed.

Also note that if you hit a Megaton Gravity node (the orange circles), you can use Terminal Velocity to remove its effects.

Other Players

Note that the race course is used by all players. As such, the person in front of you may end up taking all the Green Circles before you can take them.

Hope you have found this guide useful, and good luck on getting yourself a Budgie!
If you want a ‘relatively’ quick and no-cost way of getting a Budgie, try for the Vox Budgie mount which you can get for reaching Level 20 in Trove.

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9 Comments on “Promo Week: Budgie Madness – Guide”

  1. scpheonix
    May 18, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

    I missed this event didn’t I? Is there a way I can still get a budgie?! Urgh I want frostyy

    • May 18, 2014 at 4:26 pm #

      You can still get the Frosty and Ashen Budgie Mounts from the PRI Quartermasters. The Tempest Bay one here is always up even if the Budgie Madness Promo Week isn’t.

      The Budgie Madness Promo Week (and the other Promo Weeks) occur several times a year so there should be other opportunities to get your Frosty Budgie Mount. They may also be available on the Auction House as I’m pretty sure they are tradeable (the lockbox versions).

  2. Bloodylord
    February 19, 2015 at 11:45 am #

    There is no NPC with that name in front of Sanc. Its not true event.

    • February 19, 2015 at 3:30 pm #

      Budgie Madness Promo Week occurs at random when Trion decides to hold it. When the event isn’t up, the NPCs will not be visible.

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