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RIFT News Tidbits 9-12th Jan 2015

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RIFT news tidbits for 9-12th Jan 2015. Check out all the info below:

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  • Post 3.0 & The Current State of Dimensions. Morticus has posted a “State of Dimensions” similar to his previous “State of Crafting” address to players. Briefly: Free Camera Mode, Dimension Ban/Special List and larger +1 buttons are coming with 3.1. Other plans include: [r]
    • Ambient Dimensions sounds toggle on/off.
    • Incremental rotation/scaling/movement for objects. Includes bulk change.
    • Item Lock. Includes bulk locking.
    • Dimension key stacking.
    • New Raid Boss Practice Dummy.
    • Revelations of Ananke Imp.
    • Trion investigating issues with VFX in dimensions. [r]
  • Dimensions, Minions and Crafting UI Article. Senior UI Artist Gingers has posted up an article summarizing all the upcoming changes to UI with 3.1. She also hinted that “the next big project for UI will be the Wardrobe system!” Check out the article here!
  • Free Camera Mode Hotkeys. Gingers posted an fyi that when using the Free Camera Mode coming to Dimensions with 3.1 (currently on the PTS), you can hold the Shift key to fly faster and hold the Ctrl key to fly slower. [r] Also, the purple wall when you fly a certain distance away from your character is intended. [r]
  • New Dimension Guides Sub-forum. A new ‘Dimensions Guides’ sub-forum has been added to the main Dimensions forum. [r] You can find it here.
  • PTS Update 11th January 2015. Small update – only noticeable difference is that the ‘hover bike’ promo achievements are back up and now called “Archlight Rider”. Check it out here!
  • Warrior/Rogue 1-hander DPS Issue Fix. A fix for the dps issue with 1-hander weapon multipliers not applying properly when performing finishers is being fixed with this week’s hotfix. Warriors/Rogues using 1-handers should see a dps increase. [r]
  • Upcoming Reaver Changes. Vladd is changing Reaver into a fully-ranged DPS soul. These changes will be coming to the PTS in the next PTS update. Further changes still coming in: [r]
    • New Ability at 20 points in the root – Desecrating Blow. 20m ranged AoE finisher.
    • Dire Blow, Rancid Cleave, and Ravaging Strike are now ranged attacks with 20m base range.
    • Walks with Death now also increases damage over time effects by 2/4/6%.
    • Corrected the description on Viral Stream to be more accurate of the damage done.
    • Soul Sickness no longer has a cooldown.
    • Flesh Rot now has a 10s cooldown. Damage has been increased to compensate.
    • Increased damage of Necrotic Wounds.
    • Pestilence is now an active buff that you cast on yourself.
    • Shadow Warp is no longer a targeted teleport but a 15m blink in front of the Reaver.
    • Shadow Strike and Reaping Touch affect Desecrating Blow.
    • Fester now increases all damage.
  • Upcoming Bard Changes. Vladd has posted up some Bard changes. According to his previous post, these changes might be coming in with this week’s hotfix: [r] [r]
    • Chord of Inspiration no longer adds healing but adds an absorb shield equal to 3/6/9% of attack power. Number of affected party or raid members increased to 10.
    • Improved Motif of Regeneration is now Karine’s Requiem. Increases damage done by Coda of Wrath and Coda of Fury by 30% while the target is under 30% health.
    • Motif of Regeneration now affects all party or raid members by default.
    • Invigorated Soul now targets 10 party or raid members instead of 5.
    • All codas now have a 35m base range.
    • Rogue Masteries: Ascended Biology – Now increases the range of your damaging non-melee abilities by 5m. Does not stack with Keen Eye.
  • Chill of the Void Proc Fix. The proc on Chill of the Void (relic ranged weapon) is being looked at and a fix for the dot dropping off prematurely will hopefully come with this week’s hotfix “if all goes well”. [r]
  • Instant Adventure Deserter-style Debuff. Tacitus has mentioned that – as one of the new measures to combat leechers/afkers – Trion will be looking to add a deserter-style debuff for those that get kicked from an Instant Adventure in the future. No ETA. [r]
  • Minions Disappearing. If your minions have disabled, a relog should hopefully fix the issue. However, a separate issue is causing some players’ minions to not reappear after relogging. There is a fix in place coming with this Wednesday’s hotfix. [r]
  • PTS/Live Comparison Page Updated. The PTS/Live Comparison page on RiftGrate that lists all upcoming changes to RIFT has been updated with all the new additions. I usually keep this updated on a regular basis but had been slacking due to lack of PTS updates since late Dec 2014. You can check it out here.

Community Content

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

  • RIFT – Tales of the Riftwalker, Part 1: Guardian of Telara [Video]. Just in case you missed it, check out the first part of Samuraiko’s RIFT video series. Brilliant video going through the first portion of RIFT’s lore. Check it out and look forward to further episodes!
  • Nightmare Tide Rare Spawn Maps. The folks over at the Fire and Ice Guild have shared their Nightmare Tide rare spawn maps and target macros. Check them all out here under Maps & Tools -> Maps. (You may need to enable Javascript to view the navigation bar’s drop-down menu).
  • Running From Trouble – Paragon Warrior PvP [Video]. TheGrimGamer has uploaded a video of him PvPing in a Paragon build in Black Garden. Check it out here!

Missed out on some news? Check out the full list of RIFT News Tidbits here.

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