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Livestream Summary: 14th March 2014

Livestream Summary 14th March 2014 Feature Image

Trion had their 14th March 2014 Friday Livestream Extravaganza with Livestreamer “Cole” Marshall, Community Manager Eric “Ocho” Cleaver and Game Director Bill “Daglar” Fisher.

Cole spent the time mainly showing off a PvP Dimension that Kiwi over at Rift Dream Dimensions had created over on the PTS. Daglar answered a few questions and gave some juicy upcoming info on the 3.0 souls.

Click here for a replay of the 14th March Friday Livestream Extravaganza video on twitch.tv.

Summary:

  • PvP Dimension Items are up on PTS. Possibly coming in 2 weeks’ time to Live.
  • 3.0 Souls coming in Patch 2.7 may be up on PTS for open testing on Monday.
  • Other stuff including ‘Temporal Alchemist’.
  • Livestream Giveaways.

Below is a summary of all the important things relating to the livestream. As always, everything can be subject to change prior to the content hitting Live.

Legend:
Black/Normal Text = Livestream Summary.
[Dark Blue Text] = My own comments. i.e. May not be indicative of actual content.

Table of Contents:

  • PvP Dimensions
  • 3.0 Souls up on PTS
  • General Stuff
  • Livestream Giveaways

PvP Dimensions

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PvP Dimensions are up on the PTS and Cole showed off Kiwi @ RDD‘s dimension that she created on the PTS.

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You can check it out by searching for “PvP Realm of Regulos” or “Kiwi” in the Dimension Search tab on the PTS. Dimension window default key is “[“. Check out all her other dimensions as well. Amazing works!

ETA: As long as nothing is broken, Daglar stated PvP Dimensions will likely come out in approx. 2 weeks’ time.

You can check out more info about PvP Dimensions from the following articles:

Note: Unsure how long it will last, but there’s currently a 25% Credit discount on all Dimension Items on the Rift Store (35% for Patrons).

3.0 Souls up on PTS

3.0souls

Daglar announced that the 3.0 Souls (that are arriving on Live with Patch 2.7) will be released for open alpha testing on the PTS next Monday, 17th March 2014 (subject to any issues).

The soul can be purchased for free (for testing purposes) in the Master Mode Dummy Foundry. Already on the PTS the item that will unlock the souls for you is up with the vendor – except right now it isn’t purchasable.

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To access the Public Test Shard, use the following Rift Forum sticky thread:

To access the Master Mode Dummy Foundry, use the following guide:

Trion will have official feedback threads up on the Rift Forums once the souls are released to the open for PTS testing. You can post guides, videos and release any information that you wish to on the souls – there’s no NDA.

However, note that it is still in testing and thus anything on the PTS is highly subject to change.

General Stuff

Some general additions:

PvP Stuff

Conquest

The CQ Extractor daily has been adjusted so that it works with the new Steppes of Infinity map. It now counts when you take a stone from one fort and channel it to an extractor on the other fort.

PvP Rewards

There’s no bolstering in PvP Dimensions or any rewards given due to the ability to exploit through the user-created content.

There’s also “zero plans to add rewards for 5v5s” (Daglar).

3.0 Soul Pricing

No exact details, but Daglar stated that the new souls may be slightly more expensive than the current ones but won’t be – say – $50. And Patrons will have to pay for them just like the SL souls.

Why no Patron Credit Stipend Explanation

Daglar explained that there is no Patron Credit stipend due to Revenue Recognition issues – a problem plaguing some of the other F2P games that do offer a stipend. Basically Trion has made a conscious choice not to get into credit stipends due to all the tax issues and having to account for various countries’ own tax laws on revenue recognition related to credit stipends.

Temporal Flux Promo Week

Daglar confirmed that the quests are only obtainable for Levels 50+. This may change in future Temporal Flux Promo Weeks to be more inclusive.

Also, the Empyreal Walker Mounts have a higher chance of coming out of a Temporal Flux Vault than other mounts in other lockboxes.

‘Temporal Alchemist’

This deserves its own heading. Ocho mentioned that Chris Junior and others might not like Daglar talking about Physician as ‘alchemical archers’ because it may cause mix-up. And Daglar mentioned “Temporal Alchemist” but stated that they are “not ready to talk about [it] yet”.

Intriguing given “Temporal Alchemist” doesn’t seem to relate to any of the new 2.7 souls. What could this be? A new craft profession? A new class (unlikely, that’d take too much work)? A new NPC that sells a new type of gear/enchant? Someone who can create Temporal Aligners?

We’ll just have to wait for more info to arrive in the future. Keep your eyes and ears peeled!

Hand-held Sparkler

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Amory on the stream was holding what looks like a fireworks sparkler that I don’t think exists on Live right now. Please correct me if I’m wrong.

It was a ‘stick’ with glowing, changing lights on the tip with sparkles flying out of it.

Perhaps a new weapon skin?

Thanks to Amory@Deepwood for confirming with me that this is an existing item called “Rainbow Fireworks: Sparkler”. It’s an interactive item with 10sec CD (not a consumable).

This is obtained from the Fireworks-related Rift Store items that were temporarily available during New Year’s Eve and Summerfest.

Others

  • “Will there be a 2.8? There’s one on my schedule.” – Daglar.
  • “We do have a Unicorn coming down the pipe I know that though.” – Daglar.
  • In regards to new races: They’d love to do it, but it’d be “absolutely monstrous amount of work” and they’d have to have all things align – enough people willing to pay, enough resources on hand/interest from the community/etc.
  • In regards to insta-boosts to 50 or 60: Trion will think about those types of things closer to 3.0 expansion but it isn’t being considered right now at the moment.
  • Those limited time exceptional dyes will make a come-back in future Fashion Weeks. No ETA on the next one.

Livestream Giveaways

Trion’s Friday Livestream Extravaganzas almost always have freebies given away to those who follow the channel and make a post in the Livestream chat channel when the items are being given away.

During today’s livestream:

  • 1 random Livestream follower received an Empyreal Walker mount of their choice.
  • 2 channel viewers received 10x Temporal Flux Vaults each.
  • One lucky channel viewer received 50x Budgie Troves.

Conclusion

Get ready to try out those 3.0 souls (coming out in 2.7) next Monday and look forward to PvP Dimensions possibly coming in two weeks’ time on Live!

jazzhands

Quote of the Stream:

“If you take my Budgie away I’m gonna cut you”. – CM Ocho

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