RIFT News Tidbits 16th December 2014

Fae Yule Grandfather Frost Feature Image

RIFT news tidbits for 16th December 2014. Check out all the info below:

Notice: RIFT 3.0 Hotfix #11 is coming earlier for EU than usual. Hits at 11PM GMT on 17th Dec 2014 (TC)(CD) instead of the usual 2am the following day. It is both an update and server maintenance that will last approx. 3hrs.

For NA, it is only an update with servers going down at 7:30AM PST on 17th Dec 2014 (TC)(CD) for approx. 1hr.

Fae Yule World Event

The Fae Yule World Event started on 11th Dec and will end on 8th January at 3:30PM Server Time.

News related to Fae Yule

  • Faelight Sparkle Bug Fix. The Faelight Sparkle bug where you might occasionally not receive Faelight Sparkles when you are dead/respawning during a win in a warfront or successful completion of an Expert dungeon, should be fixed with this week’s hotfix. [r]
  • Minion Card: Yulogen. This card is intended to not increase its attribute values until it is maxed out. [r]

Golden Devourer World First

Golden Devourer Kill

The Golden Devourer was summoned and defeated on Greybriar (NA) today for what is likely the World First (definitely NA first given all the shard firsts on all shards).

The Golden Devourer is found at the same place as where Senbora the Devourer spawns at the bottom of Greenscale’s Crater in the Level 60 zone, The Dendrome at (4491, 4545). During this kill he had 1.47 billion hp.

Reward for The Golden Devourer

Minion Card The Golden Devourer

Minion Card The Golden Devourer

You get a quest completion (kind of like carnage quests) even without picking up any quests once the Golden Devourer dies. The quest rewards: Minion Card: The Golden Devourer; 200x Fragments of Horror (Tier 1 Raid currency); Dark Ice Bell, 434k XP and 1p 73g 34s.

Minion Card: The Golden Devourer has Earth and Assassination attributes and starts with 12 stamina (so likely has 30 stamina when maxed).

Summoning The Golden Devourer

How to summon him? Still no concrete idea. Nathi@Greybriar stated that after entering and re-emerging from the cave near Senbora’s spawn, the Golden Devourer suddenly appeared. This has not been reproducible and there were likely other factors involved to trigger the Golden Devourer.

That said, Anony gave another hint today as follows:

Though there are many interpretations of the light you seek, this key is specific and unique.

The Golden Devourer Golden Mark Hint

[Source: Anony]


  • RIFT Mouse Pads. Kerilar is apparently giving away RIFT mouse pads to fans! Just PM him on his twitter account here and good luck!
  • State of the Minunion. Snedhepl posts a ‘State of the Minunion’ with information on upcoming changes and fixes to Minion adventure payouts. There’s also some changes to a few Fae Yule minion cards to improve their stamina and/or attributes. [r]
  • Resplendent Embrace Bug. Kervik will take a look at a bug with Cleric Justicar’s ‘Resplendent Embrace’ ability not increasing max HP to the proper amount. Any fix however won’t make it until at least January due to the holidays. [r]
  • About Free Patron Bug. A few players received some short-term free Patron and other items at random. GM Fasti has stated that this seems to be related to security question updates that no longer exist anymore. Updating your security questions used to give you three days of Patron. If you received any other items due to this bug, GM Fasti has stated that “you can keep those”. [r]
  • Server Adjustments for Conquest. CM Ocho has announced that Trion is looking to adjust how Conquest is handled by RIFT’s servers to hopefully improve performance. Changes will go out with this week’s hotfix. [r]

Community Content

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

  • The Darkest Magic Raid Rift Screens. Slipmat has taken some screenshots of the beginning of the upcoming ‘The Darkest Magic’ Raid Rift that appeared with the latest PTS update. Seems to be a Rift as wacky as Draumheim. Check them out here!
  • The Dimension Touring Company Roadshow. Feendish and DimensionDiva are going on a dimension roadshow starting on Dec 20th where they will be livestreaming their touring of dimensions, talk dimension-related news and speak to guest dimensioneers at 11am-12pm PST every Saturday. Be sure to check them out on their new DTC livestream channel!
  • RIFT Progress Raiding Report. RIFT Progress has posted up this reset week’s kills for Nightmare Tide raid bosses. Check them out here! Grats to all the guilds who have taken down bosses during progression this week!

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3 Comments on “RIFT News Tidbits 16th December 2014”

  1. Fijarebirth
    December 17, 2014 at 3:56 am #

    Oh few free days of Patron…you will be missed. But also gives us an incentive to buy a few days too cus…it was glorious!

  2. Amarlia@Greybriar
    December 17, 2014 at 4:46 am #

    A few thoughts on the Devourer:

    Had the summoner been in Gyel Fortress recently? Thinking maybe eating the breath from the NPC at the end might be something – not tested yet since I normally port out after Glasya before losing all but 1 HP, assuming I don’t just queue out of GF altogether.

    Also curious if something more intentional had to be done, such as killing Mallaven or some raid version of Laethys – I tried the chronicle version (hard mode) and didn’t get anything.

  3. Evistra
    December 17, 2014 at 6:30 am #

    For me this patron was only for 1 day :<

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