RIFT News Tidbits 4th December 2014

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RIFT news tidbits for 4th December 2014. Check out all the info below:


  • Archonix as Game Director. Christopher “Archonix” Junior has been promoted to Game Director for RIFT. Congratulations Archonix! Daglar will remain as Executive Producer of RIFT but will leave the day-to-day running of the game to Archonix. [r]
  • RIFT 3.1 Information Teased. Archonix also teased information on RIFT 3.1: [r]
    • It will be called “Storm at Sea”. [Sounds like something to do with Crucia]
    • “Tyrant’s Throne” island – open-world area with new quests and zone events.
    • A new Chronicle and a new Raid Rift.
    • New Tier 1 raid “Tyrant’s Forge”.
    • ETA: “Shortly after the start of the New Year”.
  • Farseer Arroya Relocating. Farseer Arroya in Draumheim is currently located at /setwaypoint 6072 5957. However, it is hard to reach him. Dead Simon explains that due to a change in art he ended up in a strange location. In the next hotfix he will be moved to /setwaypoint 6065 5986. [r]
  • Foundry Order Quests Retiring. Tacitus has announced that Oorlon‘s quests at K’Rom’s Fortress in Ashora will be getting removed “in the not so distant future”. These are the turn-ins using old Storm Legion quest materials that you got when gathering from Level 60-ish butchering, foraging and mining nodes. You could turn in stuff like Sun-Hardened Hide and Variscite for Artisan Marks and some plat. Be sure to spend all your remaining stacks asap! [r] [Update: Tacitus has updated stating he will no longer remove Foundry Order Quests and will remove the 375 skill cap for gaining them. However, the Ashoran Assault dailies to the north of Ashora will be removed at some point. No ETA.] [r]
  • Nightmare Rift Stage and Tier Display. Next patch you will be able to see the stage and tier/rank of any Nightmare Rift that you hover over on the world map. [r]

Nightmare Rift Hover Text

  • Upcoming Mage Changes/Fixes. Kervik has posted a list of upcoming changes/fixes for Mages: [r]
    • Warlock’s Contaminate will no longer reduce the Charge cost of Dominator’s Lightning Wall to 0.
    • Final Breath description updated to help clarify how the Mastery works.
    • Archon Auras will no longer be overwritten by other buffs.
    • Boon of Life stacks now also affect Healing Torrent.
    • Natural Conversion no longer affected by global cooldown.
    • Living Shell CD reduced to 1 min & duration to 15s. Living Shell no longer affected by GCD.
    • Kervik is also looking at potentially removing the mana regen component of Living Shell and reducing the CD further to 30s.
    • Possible update for Soothing Waters as well although no details.

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2 Comments on “RIFT News Tidbits 4th December 2014”

  1. December 5, 2014 at 12:04 pm #

    Looks like Tacitus revoked the retirement of the Foundry Order quests: http://forums.riftgame.com/general-discussions/general-discussion/449632-foundry-orders-materials-2.html#post4964447

    • December 5, 2014 at 7:09 pm #

      Nice! Thanks for the info Ken; that’s a welcome change. 😀

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