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RIFT News Tidbits 18-20th October 2014

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RIFT news tidbits for 18-20th October 2014. Check out all the info below:

General

  • PTS Update for 19th October 2014. More Masteries changes, Rogue/Cleric class changes, Nightmare Seals removed, new Minion cards and some crafting cost adjustments! Check them all out here.
  • PTS Update for 20th October 2014. Very minor change (at least on the surface) with some Masteries changes for Rogues and warriors! Rest is likely further polish/bug fixes. Details here.
  • Reference List Updated. I’ve updated the Reference List with old Storm Legion information moved to an archive page. General weekly currency caps and other information has been updated but more specific information on stat caps/etc will be updated once patch notes are out for Nightmare Tide. You can check out the updated Reference List here.

Extra Life-related

  • RiftRaidGuides Contest. RiftRaidGuides.com has posted a contest for a chance at up to 2 REX (2 winners, 1 REX each) for donationsto Tauriell’s fundraising page here. Details of the contest can be found here.
  • Seshatar’s Sweet Fundraising Giveaway Contest. Seshatar on the forums is giving away RIFT Ultimate Edition packs (normal RIFT, not Nightmare Tide) and REX to donators to his fundraising page. Prizes are as follows:
    • 1x RIFT Ultimate Edition to the highest donor overall
    • 1x RIFT Ultimate Edition to the highest single donation
    • 1x RIFT Ultimate Edition randomly picked out of all 10$+ donors
    • 5x REX: Rift Exchange randomly picked out of all 5$+ donors
    • Check out his fundraising page here.
  • Humble Flash Bundle Extra Life. The folks over at Humble Bundle (famous for letting you choose what amount you wish to pay for games) are doing a special Extra Life Humble Flash Bundle. As always, you get to choose how much you wish to pay and can choose what portion of your money goes to the developers of the games and how much goes to Extra Life. Games are as follows:
    • Potatoman Seeks the Troof;
    • Trove Closed Beta with Humble – Extra Life Starter Pack (includes Dracolyte Class unlock);
    • Defiance with Humble – Extra Life Starter Pack (includes Hi-Tech ATV Vehicle + 15day Patron Pass);
    • Lone Survivor: The Director’s Cut;
    • Twitch Turbo 30-day Subscription;
    • reddit gold 30-Day Subscription;
    • Landmark 1-week Closed Beta Key;
    • $6 min Unlocks: You Don’t Know Jack Classic Pack; King Arthur’s Gold; SpeedRunners (Early Access); and RIFT with Humble – Extra Life Starter Pack (includes 24-slot Collector’s Satchel, Ancient Tartagon Mount and 3-Day Patron Pass); and
    • $13 min Unlocks: Nom Nom Galaxy (Early Access); and King Arthur’s Gold Squad Pack (+3 Additional Copies).
    • Get them all here.

Nightmare Tide-related

Nightmare Tide launch patch update will occur at 7:30AM PDT/2:30PM GMT (TC)(CD) on 22nd October 2014 for both NA and EU clusters. Estimated down-time is 3hrs. [r]

  • Porticulum and Points of Interest. Check out where all the porticulums in the Plane of Water are located as well as the locations of weekly/daily NPCs, Savant Craft Trainers and Raid entrances here.
  • Level 60 Boost Bundle. Daglar has confirmed that if you bought the Infusion or Ultimate Nightmare Nightmare Tide Digital Edition Packs, you will  receive your Instant Level 60 Boost Bundle via code in your mail that you can then apply via logging into the Trion/RIFT/Glyph website. You can then pick a character for the potion to be sent to. [r]
  • Fishing Derby Quests. New Fishing Derby Quests won’t be available at Nightmare Tide launch, but Trion will look to add some for Nightmare Tide fish in a future update. [r]

Community Content

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

  • Twitch Streams for Nightmare Tide. cupperoni over on RIFT’s subreddit /rift/ has created a sticky post for all players who are livestreaming their Nightmare Tide gameplay. There’s already quite a few livestreamers prepping up for Nightmare Tide. Check it out here!
  • Nightmare Tide Dungeon/Raid Guides. RiftRaidGuides.com has posted up a whole bunch of guides for Nightmare Tide dungeons that you can find here. Raid guides coming soon.
  • Odintia of Greybriar – Featured Dimensioneer. This week in the Dimension Gallery’s regular, weekly ‘Featured Dimensioneer’ segment, Nouvae interviews Odintia@Greybriar who has built up 19 dimensions thus far! Check out her story here.
  • The World Is Explode! Dimension. Feendish shows off Talion@Faeblight’s “The World Is Explode!” dimension. A city under siege, the dimension makes very nice use of vfx dimension items and comes with faction emblems and even a lookout with one, unfortunate sniper. The bunker is quite an impressive stand-out. Check it out here!
  • Contest: Dimension Fountains. Nouvae over at the Dimension Gallery has set up a new Dimension Contest involving the creation of a fountain with 100 or less items. First place winner gets 3 REX; 2nd place winner gets 2 REX. The deadline for this contest is 12PM PDT on Nov 15th 2014. Check out full rules and instructions here. Good luck!
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