RIFT News Tidbits 7th Jan 2015

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RIFT news tidbits for 7th Jan 2015. Check out all the info below:

Fae Yule World Event

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

  • Faelight Sparkles Extended. You can get another week of Faelight Sparkles from Flargle Plaza in Draumheim! Note that you will no longer be able to earn sparkles after next reset.
    • Daglar briefly commented today that 33% of Level 65 players have completed the Faelight Sparkle quest at least once. [r]
  • Fae Yule Not Extended. Tacitus has confirmed that Fae Yule itself is not being extended. It still ends on Thursday 3:30PM Server Time. [r]


  • Raid Rift PTS Test Event. Krug will be holding a test on the PTS for the upcoming The Darkest Magic raid rift in Draumheim at 3PM PST on Thursday 8th January 2015. Check out details here.
  • PTS Updated today. The PTS has been updated with a small 91.36mb patch. Main difference would be some possible Necromancer changes and 60 achieve points to add Hard Mode versions of each boss in the upcoming Chronicle: Rhen of Fate (which currently isn’t available on the PTS). I’ll provide further details + PTS datamining + Live datamining of today’s hotfix tomorrow.
  • Large Mage Necromancer Changes. Kervik has provided a list to all Necromancer Changes that are either now up on PTS with the latest update today, or going on PTS in the next update: [r]
    • The Velocity buff from Elementalist can now be procced by Plague Bolt.
    • Reduce cooldown of Bone Frenzy to 15s.
    • Increase the healing from Essence Link by ~40%.
    • Change Symbiote to increase healing from Essence Link by 25/50%.
    • Increase ICD on Essence Link heal proc to 1s (currently the ICD is 0.5s). Add info on the ICD to the ability description.
    • Reduce channel time of Soul Purge to 4s. Increase damage by ~25%.
    • Reduce Heal from Improved Soul Purge to 0.15/0.3% of damage done.
    • Corpse Explosion – 15s duration. Deals X damage to up to 5 enemies around the affected enemy when damaged by the caster’s Plague Bolt. Deals Y damage to up to 5 enemies if the affected enemy dies. Consumes the caster’s Corpse Explosion and triggers their death explosion on all enemies hit.
    • Corpse Pile – Gives Corpse Explosion a 50/100% chance to spread to up to 5 enemies if hit by Grave Rot. Damage from the death explosion from Corpse Explosion deals an additional 50% of its damage over 6s to all enemies it hits.
    • The damage bonus from Bone Armor now affects the caster’s pets as well.
    • Last Gasp now deals X damage each time the affected enemy is healed once the maximum 5 stacks is reached and will no longer apply new stacks or refresh existing stacks.
    • Healing Exigency (Mastery) now also reduces the cast time of Mass Grave by 100%.
    • Reduce the duration of Mass Grave to 15s.
    • Reduce cooldown of Mass Grave to 1 minute.
    • Reduce cooldown of Empty the Crypts to 1 minute.
    • Recuce Charge cost of Empty the Crypts to 50.
    • Increase the damage of Plague Bolt by ~25%.
    • Deadly Plague now also applies to Corpse Talon.
    • Loyal Minion now sacrifices 25% of your pet’s health and gives the Mage a shield equal to 50% of the damage done. Reduced the duration of the control immunity effect to 5s.
  • Warrior Bug Fixes. As well as the fixes with this week’s hotfix, Vladd has announced a few more for next week’s hotfix: [r]
    • Beastmaster: Pack Mentality now correctly increases HP and damage when a primal companion is summoned.
    • Paragon: Run Like the Wind now correctly reduces the cooldown of Fleet of Foot.
    • Champion: Shared Suffering will no longer trigger procs such as Building Rage.
    • Warrior 2-hander Bug: A fix is coming to PTS to try to fix the dps bug causing 2-handers to sometimes deal more damage than intended. [r]
  • Nightmare Coast Expert Closed. Due to some exploiters, the Nightmare Coast Expert dungeon has been closed until a fix can come in to fix the exploit. Exploiters will be punished. [r]
  • PvP-related Info:
    • Marauder Drop % Confirmed. Daglar has confirmed that with the latest hotfix, the Marauder Box’s chance to drop gear has increased to 25%. [r] You get a Marauder box for winning a Level 65 warfront.
  • Minions-related Info:
    • Artifact Adventures Disabled. 8hr and 10hr Artifact Adventures have been disabled because they were paying out too much since the latest hotfix (i.e. 23 artifacts for a 10hr). They will likely be turned back on next week. [r] [r]
  • In-game Petition Down. Just like PTS, the in-game petition system is down as Trion changes the back end. For now you’ll need to contact support via Trion’s website for any issues you are having with the game here. [r]

Community Content

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

  • A Bevy of Beautiful Builds [Dimension]. Feendish takes a tour of some of Nouvae@Hailol’s numerous dimensions including “Mystic’s Dream”, “Uttara-Kuru” and “Kashmir”. Check them all out here!
  • Light Experiments [Dimension]. Seyler@Zaviel has an absolutely stunning dimension called “Light Experiments” which includes a whole gallery of interesting ways of making use of light effects in dimensions, from a wonderful rose, gorgeous sunset background to a construction sign. There’s even a sweet World Wildlife Fund logo! Check out screenshots here!

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6 Comments on “RIFT News Tidbits 7th Jan 2015”

  1. Fijarebirth
    January 7, 2015 at 8:50 pm #

    Exploiters will be punished…well I guess that is a good chunk of the population then from what I have seen.

  2. January 8, 2015 at 2:47 am #

    I got 74 artifacts from a 10 hour mission. Most of those were epics although a few were relic and 3 were rare or uncommon. I had similar results with an earlier minion mission as well.

    Any idea what exploit was so drastic the dungeon had to be closed?

    • January 8, 2015 at 3:53 am #

      Wow that’s so lucky Chickie! 74!
      No idea on NMC, but I’m guessing it’s yet another high-exp gain, sidekicking-type exploit.

  3. Oops
    January 8, 2015 at 3:35 am #

    what was the exploit ? 😀

    • Nerf Inquisitor
      January 8, 2015 at 6:24 am #

      Supposedly killing the first 3 bosses and glitching the 4th boss (Lord Arak) and farming him for sparkles.

  4. Reactive
    January 8, 2015 at 7:33 am #

    As far as the warrior 2h bug it wasn’t actually a bug with two hand weapons doing more than intended but rather dual wielding doing less than it was supposed to.

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