RIFT 2.6 Hotfix #9

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Trion has updated RIFT with RIFT 2.6 Hotfix #9 at 8:00AM PDT on 19th March 2014 (NA) and 1:00AM GMT on 20th March 2014 (EU).

Summary:

  • Air Saga Phase 2 begins Thursday, 20th March at 3:30PM Server Time. You can check out a guide here:
    [Air Saga Phase 2 Quests] [New Zone Events] [Bloodfire Stronghold]
  • Carnival of the Ascended – Cleric Tank Weapons Spell Power stat fixed.
  • Quest: Mayhem: Silverwood and Freemarch – now has group-share.
  • LFG Mentoring changes.
  • Conquest: SOI Changes – Now ends after 10k points scored by a team. Fully upgrading a dream focus now removes 25 points from both other teams.
  • Empyreal Sourcestones have been removed from the game – converted to a smaller amount of Infinity Stones. Vouchers now exist to convert 35 ESS to 10 IS.

RIFT 2.6 Hot Fix #9 – 03/19/14

AIR SAGA
Crucia returns in the next phase of the Air Saga! New quests and zone events become active on Thursday, 3/20, at 3:30 PM server time.
BLOODFIRE ARMY INVASION
A pair of mysterious gateways have manifested in Freemarch and Silverwood, radiating with power from the Plane of Fire… The Bloodfire Stronghold goes live on Thursday, 3/20, at 3:30 PM server time.

CARNIVAL OF THE ASCENDED
ITEMS
* Fixed the Spell Power on the following Carnival Cleric tank weapons:
– The Inquisitor’s Firebrand
– Firebrand of the Inferno
– Firebrand of Wildfire
– Firebrand of Conflagration

GENERAL
* Quest: Mayhem: Silverwood and Freemarch – Now increments for all members of the group.
* The Rift Mobile Carnival Scratcher is no longer available.

PROMOTIONAL EVENTS
* Return to Deepstrike will now correctly grant credit for the “Complete a Level 60 Expert Dungeon” step of To the Strongest and Smashing the Competition when P.a.U.L.A. is defeated.
* Fixed an issue that would sometimes cause the Temporal Flux rift to produce level 1 creatures.
* The minor version of the Temporal Flux rift now has a chance to show up in Dusken and Brevane in addition to Mathosia.

LOOKING FOR GROUP & MENTORING
* The Looking For Group (LFG) feature and how it works with mentoring has changed.
* The LFG system no longer cares if the player is current mentored.
* Players that queue for specific dungeons can change their mentor level while inside the instance.
* Players that queue for random dungeons can not change their mentor level while inside the instance.

Random Storm Legion Expert Dungeons
* Does not mentor the player, since the dungeons are level 60.
* Party members in the instance can not change their mentored level.

Random Classic Expert Dungeons
* Always mentors the player to Level 50.
* Party members in the instance can not change their mentored level.

Random Normal Dungeon (with Queue as Mentor unselected)
* Does not force the palyer to mentor, since groups are placed in dungeons that are the highest-level available.
* Party members in the instance can not change their mentored level.

Random Normal Dungeon (with Queue as Mentor selected)
* Mentors the player as appropriate, depending on which dungeon they are put into.
* Party members in the instance can not change their mentored level.

Specific Dungeon
* Always mentors the player to the level appopriate for the select dungeon.
* Party members in the instance can change mentored level.

Special case:
* If a specific-dungeon party is joined by a player that queued for a random dungeon, then no members of the party can change mentor levels while in the instance.

* The Queue as Mentor checkbox ahas been moved down, as it now only applies to the Random Normal Dungeon.
– If unselected, then the Random Normal Dungeon queue will place players in the highest level dungeons they have access to, excluding low level dungeons.
– If selected, then the Random Normal Dungeon queue will place players in any normal dungeon they have access, to including low level dungeons.

SOULS
WARRIOR
PALADIN
* Protector’s Fury: Removed “life” from the damage increase description. The description is now accurate for how the ability has been functioning for some time.

PARAGON
* Way of the Wind: Added Reaping Harvest to the description of the ability. The description is now accurate for how the ability has been functioning for some time.

ZONES
* The expansion version of Invasive Species will no longer mistakenly appear in old world zones.

DUNGEONS AND RAIDS
INFINITY GATE
* Island hopping will now trigger correctly.

PVP AND WARFRONTS
* Conquest: Steppes of Infinity and Conquest: Stillmoor
* Conquest mega turrets are no longer reflectable.

Conquest: Steppes of Infinity
* Now ends after 10k has been scored by a team.
* The team that fully upgrades a dreaming focus removes 25 points from both other teams.
– This point reduction cannot happen if the teams are below 25.
* Fixed spawn in location for Oathsworn to face a direction that is not out to the wrong edges of the map.
* Fixed an issue with the chest ability so that it cannot land on someone that already has it active.

CRAFTING
APOTHECARY
* Sovereign Solution will now start sorting under Crafting –> Materials –> Plants in the Auction House, along with the other plant distillates.

WEAPONSMITH
* Crafting rifts can no longer trap you inside the forge.

ITEMS
* Empyreal Source Stones have been removed from the game, replaced by a smaller amount of Infinity Stones.
* Voucher: Empyreal Sourcestone to Infinity Stone can now be purchased, allowing conversions at a ratio of 35 Empyreal Sourcestone to 10 Infinity Stones.
* Hunt Legend Flamecaller’s Greater Sandstone: Reallocated some of this item’s wisdom into intelligence. Based on Forum Feedback.
* Several upgrade components are now stackable.
* Fixed the hit values on the Windborn Scepter.
* Artifacts from the “Depths of Murder” set are no longer BoP.
Originally Posted by CM Morgana on 19th MARCH 2014

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