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PTS Update for 14th September 2014

PTS Update General Feature Image

A decent-sized 652.3MB update hit RIFT’s Public Test Shard for the 14th September 2014. Part of this update might have been on 13th September as well. TEST-300-18-A-939769.

Datamined files from this update can be found here. Not much in it though, mainly art asset polish or bug fixes.

Updated information shown below:

Summary:

  • Level 61 to 65 Test Gear in Dummy Foundry.
  • ‘Special’ unlock Bank Vault Slot.
  • LFG Window rewards empty.
  • New Achievements.

Level 61 to 65 Test Gear in Dummy Foundry

Test Item Set Level 61 and above

Test Item Set Level 61 and above

The Master Mode Dummy Foundry’s Mr. SL Raid 1 NPC has changed his contents to providing Test Item Set 61 to 65, as well as Expert and Raid sets for both DPS and Tanks.

Max Dream Orbs

Max Dream Orbs

The Raid Test Item Set has 65 also includes Max DPS Dream Orb and Max Endurance Dream Orb. Chances are these ‘Max’ Dream Orbs are probably just for testing purposes.

SL vs NT Comparison

SL vs NT Comparison 1

SL vs NT Comparison

Comparing the stats on the test gear:

  • The Level 62 NT Test Gear seems to be better than Level 60 Tier 1 SL Epic Raid Gear. Slightly worse than Lvl 60 Tier 1 SL Relic Raid Gear.
  • The Level 65 Normal Test Gear is better than Level 60 Tier 2 SL Relic Raid Gear.
  • The Level 65 Expert Test Gear is better than Level 60 Tier 2 SL Relic Raid Gear.

Tier 2 Level 60 Gear still has the HIT that seems to be the same as Level 65 normal gear – so it might be enough to get into Level 65 Expert Dungeons.

Just a reminder though that this is test gear and the stats for each level of gear might not be indicative of what you’ll see when the expansion goes live.


Special Bank Vault

Special Bank Vault

Special Bank Vault

There’s a ‘Special’ slot for your Bank that likely refers to the Exclusive Bank Vault Slot unlock for the Infusion and Ultimate Nightmare Nightmare Tide Digital Editions.


LFG Window Rewards Empty

LFG Window Empty

LFG Window Empty

The Looking-For-Group Window has been emptied of all rewards; perhaps in preparation for the expansion as well as the change slated prior to 3.0 that would make Random Experts and Random Warfront quests auto-reward when completed. [r]


New Achievements

Overall achievements have been adjusted up 75 points to 31,902.

  • Raids -> RIFT: Nightmare Tide -> Mount Sharax. Increased by 75pts. No achieves.

Not much, but you might feel like playing around with the higher-level test gear.

Datamined files from this update can be found here.

For past PTS Updates, click here. You can also find past datamining and 3.0-related news updates.
Want to know what’s coming in RIFT 2.8: Madness Wakes? There’s a few bits of information we’ve been able to obtain prior to tomorrow’s patchnotes here.

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