RIFT News Tidbits 15th Jan 2015

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RIFT news tidbits for 15th Jan 2015.

Promo Week

For the next week until Thursday 22nd January 2015 at 3:30PM Server Time, the new Arclight Ascendancy Promo Week is Live. Complete racing and collection dailies, collect event currency and get your Arclight Rider Mount!

The lockbox version of the Arclight Rider Mount is 155% mount speed + Amphibious.

  • Check out a guide to the Arclight Ascendancy Promo Week here!

Also, check out Trion’s promo vid here:

Direct Link: RIFT Arclight Riders Trailer – Roll Out! Video.


  • PTS Update + Datamining 14th Jan 2015. Another update, this time with an image of Mecha Crucia, ‘Johan’ raid boss, Crucia Cape and more. There’s also class changes for Rogues, Warriors and Mages. Check out full information here.
  • New Outfitter Bag + Artificer Earrings Recipes not 3.1. Morticus has confirmed that the new Outfitter bag (slot size unknown) and Artificer Earring recipes will not make it for 3.1. [r]
  • Upcoming 3.1 Dimension Items. Morticus showed screenshots of a ‘Bank Vault’ and Level 67 Raid + Expert Boss Practice Dummy dimension items coming with Patch 3.1. [r] Note that the tooltip will be changed for the ‘Bank Vault’ so it is not confused for an account-wide bank vault – it acts like a Banker NPC. Prices are likely placeholder.
Upcoming 3.1 Dimension Items

Upcoming 3.1 Dimension Items

  • Planar Fortress Events Re-enabled. Kerilar has re-enabled the Planar Fortress-style zone events in the Plane of Water after making changes to tone down the events to reduce lag. [r] A few things to note:
    • In order to get normal rewards, you’ll need to kill some invasions during the shield phase. Tagging the boss won’t get you the normal rewards unlike other zone events. [r]
    • No +300 Hit Weapons. Archonix has confirmed that +300 Hit Weapons do not drop from the Planar Fortress Events. In fact, all other Plane of Water Zone Events other than the Planar Fortress Events have a chance of dropping the weapons. [r]
    • After some initial feedback, Kerilar has toned down the frequency that Planar Fortress Events spawn. [r]

Community Content

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

  • Fanglo’s Plays Rift Ep. 41: A glimmer of Hope for PvP [Video]. Fanglo has an on-going Rift video series where he comments on various subjects relating to the game. In his latest video he talks about the upcoming Free Camera Mode for dimensions and how Trion can help bolster the PvP community. Check it out here and see if you agree with him.
  • Rift Reforged Podcast Ep. 21 [Video]. Rift Reforged has uploaded Episode 21 of their weekly podcast talking all things Rift news in the past week including this week’s introduction of the Arclight Rider Mount to Live. Check out the recorded video here!
  • Temple of Trials [Dimension]. Feendish tours Foofi@Typhiria’s dimension, “Temple of Trials”, a multi-level dimension with some very interesting aesthetics and a unique design concept. Check out a preview here and don’t forget to visit the dimension in-game.

Missed out on some news? Check out the full list of RIFT News Tidbits here or check out the PTS/Live Comparison Page for a summary of upcoming changes.

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