RIFT News Tidbits 10th December 2014

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RIFT news tidbits for 10th December 2014. Check out all the info below:


  • Fae Yule World Event. The Fae Yule World Event begins on Thursday 11th December 2014 at 3:30PM Server Time. You can check out an updated 2014 guide here which should cover most of the event. I’ll update with a new 2014 version of the guide when the world event actually hits Live.
    • New Items. RIFT Store (default key “]“) -> World Event has new items for Fae Yule as well as older items from previous years.
    • Faelight Sparkle Weekly. Get this quest asap so you don’t waste your Warfront/Expert charges. Possible raid loot? Check out this article here for all the information you need on this special weekly quest.
    • Animated Holiday Portrait Bug. If you buy the Fae Yule Minion Adventure Pack, there’s currently a bug where you might not get the Animated Holiday Portrait that is included in the pack. This will be fixed with RIFT 3.0 Hotfix #10 and anyone who purchases this pack will be given the portrait retroactively. [r]
    • Fae Yule Loot Bonus. Last boss of Experts gives Fae Yule Loot Bonus. It says ‘Requires Level 60’ and has a cooldown timer before you can open them so it may or may not give Level 60 gear instead of 65. Unconfirmed.

Fae Yule Loot Bonus

  • 2014 Fae Yule Minion Adventure Pack Info. Just a few things to note about the pack:
    • The Festive Winter Sweater that you get in the Pack is different from the Corgi Fur Sweater.
      Fae Yule Sweaters 2014
    • The Fae Yule Portraits are also different. The one you get in a Pack has gift boxes whilst the individually-bought portrait is a holy wreath. (Thanks for Chickie@Laethys for the info!)
    • The Pack unlocks special Minion adventures. The first is a 1min adventure. The other ‘missions’ are in 1min, 5min, 15min and 8hr adventures. [r] There’s approximately 17 of these adventures that give you a chance at the remaining 5 minions that are part of the Pack (you only get the first 2 on purchase).
    • Once you complete all 17 adventures, it unlocks an 18th adventure. This is a 1min adventure that – when completed – rewards a small amount of Fae Yule currency. [r]
    • The Pack’s Minion adventures are separate from the special 10hr promotional Fae Yule adventures. The 10hr promo ones don’t require the Pack to unlock. [r] The 10hr promo events give Fae Yule currency. Apparently any box rewards are broken and have been disabled. No ETA or info on if they’ll bring them back up. [r]
  • RIFT 3.0 Hotfix #9. Today’s hotfix adds Fae Yule RIFT Store items; Nightmare Rift and IA improvements; Expert Dungeon nerfs; Conquest back up; PvP changes to healing and dodge; Patron Weekly Cap increase and more! Check out the patch notes and summary here.
  • NA shards are getting another hotfix (#10) at 6:30AM PST on 11th Dec 2014. EU will probably get #10 with #9. [r]
  • Minions Info:
    • Crafting Mat Nerf. Crafting materials gained via Minions have been reduced. However, the current reduction is more than what was intended and a fix will go in “soon”. [r]
    • Artifact Reward Bug. With the latest hotfix, when you get Attainium Crystals from an Artifact adventure, sometimes you won’t get artifacts. This is being fixed. [r]
    • Minion Card Database. The database has been updated with the two starter Fae Yule Minion Cards: Nightbringer (Death/Assassination) and Rudy (Hunting/Artifact). Anyone have any of the other 5? You can check out the database with 147 minions here.
  • Crafting Additions. Morticus has mentioned that he is “very much on board” with adding new fluff recipes such as possible craftable wardrobe bundles. Still being discussed internally though. [r]
  • Underwater Mount Training. You can now buy Underwater Mount Training under RIFT Store -> Services. These are per mount and are only useable on mounts listed in its tooltip. [r] Daglar has stated that Trion hopes to have all mounts Amphibious in the future, but it requires a lot of work since each mount needs to be given additional swimming animations. [r]
  • Tips & Tricks – Crafting UI & Bag Search. Gingers has posted a very useful list of search terms you can use to quickly bring up items you want in the Crafting UI as well as your inventory. Check it out here!

Community Content

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

  • Gyel Fortress Dungeon Guide [Video]. Intim has uploaded a guide (tank perspective) to Gyel Fortress Expert Dungeon. Check it out here!
  • Glacial Maw Dungeon Guide [Video]. Seatin provides some quick tips on tackling the Glacial Maw Expert Dungeon. Check it out here!
  • Realm of the Santa Clause Dimension. Ever wondered what Santa’s realm would look like in RIFT? Check out Sugarshack@Greybriar’s “Realm of the Santa Clause” dimension filled with everything Christmas!
  • Fae Yule 2014 Dimension Items. Want to know what Fae Yule has to offer for Dimensioneers this year around? Check out Feendish’s article where she shows off all the new items including Snow Terrain Paint and the various dimension kits here.

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2 Comments on “RIFT News Tidbits 10th December 2014”

  1. gizmovision
    December 10, 2014 at 6:00 pm #

    The Minion rewards are all messed up, I received 25% of what I used to get… mats are like one or 2 at most for 5 star wins from 20+ artifact adventures gave one (1) and no crystal.

    And for more additions and changes they are adding more nickel and dime($5 and $10) additions to the rift store…

    • December 10, 2014 at 6:06 pm #

      Yea I’m just doing non-promo adventures for aventurine for now. Hopefully the boxes for the Promo adventures re-appear with tomorrow’s hotfix.

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