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RIFT News Tidbits 4th-6th October 2014

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Some more news tidbits for RIFT for 4th-6th October 2014. Check them out below:

General

  • Large number of Customer Service. CM Ocho has confirmed that Trion have been hiring and training up a large number of new CS staff to handle load. Still hiring more if anyone is in the Austin (Texas) area and interested. [r]
  • PTS Update + Datamining 6th Oct 2014. ~850mb. Main stuff immediately visible are some Masteries changes and further gear pricing adjustments. Crafting has also been given adjustments. Base craft gear is Hit +53, first upgrade Hit + 100 and second/final upgrade Hit + 125. Weapon models have also changed to Skelf weaponry. Check out full details here.

Nightmare Tide-related

  • Minions Info: Further information about Minions.
    • There are plans to add sorting to Minions for the Minion’s Adventure Tab. ETA unknown. [r]
    • Minion Stamina Regen: Regen at around 1 stamina per hour at max level. About 0.5 stamina for just before. [r] Minions start with either 10 or 12 stamina. Those with 10 stamina will reach max 20 stamina. Those with 12 will reach max 30 stamina. Shorter missions are better for experience. [r]
    • Warning: Minion Slots you unlock on the PTS are not transferable to live. [r]
    • When calculating loot drop rolls, if both your minion’s attributes matches the adventure’s attributes, then the loot roll bonus is based on the sum of those attributes. [r]
  • Crafting. Faratha has reconfirmed that there are no harvestable lumber resources in the Plane of Water. Instead, you convert the ‘Sarleaf’ plant into Fused Sarfiber (‘wood’) or Sarleaf Extract (‘apothecary material’). [r]
  • More on Weekly Currency Cap. Daglar has answered a few more questions about the weekly currency caps.
    • Weekly caps are not account-wide so each of your characters has their own cap. [r] However, if vouchers were available, consuming said vouchers would count towards your character’s weekly cap. That said, no plans on vouchers on launch. [r]
    • Daglar has made further changes to price of gear on the PTS. Weekly currency cap has not changed. [r] [Void Source Accelerators are now 5,850 Void Stones, down from 17,500. Some adjustments to Level 65 mark gear to make them cheaper as well]

Community Content

Below is a list of content created recently by the RIFT community!

  • MMORPG’s “Into The Rift” Podcast Ep 4. Kiwi, Scionstorm and Seatin chat with Senior Community Manager Eric “Ocho” Cleaver. Talked about the Community Manager role, fan contributions and the community in general. Check out the video here.
  • Nightmare Tide: Gearing and You. Techie Will has made an excellent post on the RIFT Forums about how to gear up for Nightmare Tide based on information from the PTS. Some parts (such as cost) are outdated since today’s PTS Update, but the general gist of his post is still relevant. Get a run-down of gearing in 3.0 here.
  • 3.0 Dimension Keys Information. Feendish from The Dimension Touring Company shows off all four new dimension keys coming with 3.0 launch. Find out how to obtain the keys, what they look like and their item limits here.
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