RIFT News Tidbits 19th Jan 2015

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RIFT news tidbits for 19th Jan 2015.

Promo Week

The Arclight Ascendancy Promo Week is up until Thursday 22nd January 2015 at 3:30PM Server. 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.


  • Another PTS Update. There’s been another PTS Update of approx 190mb today. I’ll have more info tomorrow but for now, there’s two new achieves under Zones -> RIFT: Nightmare Tide -> Tyrant’s Throne with a new title: “the Tyrant”.
    • If you’re running around the PTS, be sure to test out the questline on Tyrant’s Throne. CaptainCursor wants players to provide feedback especially for the quest “Infinity Awakens” to see whether the vfx makes you disoriented or ill. You can provide feedback on this quest here.
  • Weapon/Armor Discount. There’s currently a 25% discount on the Credit prices of weapons and armor on the RIFT Store found under Equipment -> Armor and Equipment -> Weapons. Not sure how long this discount will last. Stacks with Patron discount. [r]
  • No Plans for Alt Tyrant’s Anvil Source. Daglar has confirmed that Trion are not planning on making the upcoming Tyrant’s Anvil upgrade component available anywhere else other than from the upcoming Tyrant’s Forge raid “at this point in time”. The Tyrant’s Anvil is used to upgrade Tier 1 Relic Chests to Transcendent rarity. [r]
  • Item Changes Incoming. Josh York has posted a list of changes to some NT items:
    • Increased proc damage for Relic 2-handed weapons.
    • Increased proc rate for Totems and other DPS-oriented 1-handed weapons.
    • ‘Alison the 5th’ and ‘The Liquid Sword’ will have additional stats. No details.
    • ‘Shij Ir, the Gatherer of Shadows’ and ‘Ekor Ira, Hand of Threngar’ will now drop with a DPS-oriented proc. Current versions of the items can be kept as-is or upgraded to the new version once it comes out.
    • Effects which modify damage or healing will now affect Nightmare Tide weapon procs again.
    • Rendered graphics for ‘Dead Dreams’ and ‘Call of the Stormbreaker’ have been fixed.
    • [Source: Josh York]

Community Content

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

  • Want to be famous? Videographer seeks Film Crew. Samuraiko, the creator of the “Tale of the Riftwalker, Part 1” video is looking for several volunteers for part of her next series of videos journeying through raids and warfronts. If you don’t mind fighting bosses or other players with a player taking panning shots of you throughout the encounters, sign up here!
  • Dimension Guides. Check out the new Dimension Guides sub-forum on the RIFT forums where dimensioneers such as Kiwi and Isilmur have posted up a ton of dimension-related guides. Check them out here!
  • Jaedor@Greybriar Dimensions. Dimension Diva takes a look at a variety of dimensions created by Jaedor@Greybriar including ‘Karthan Paradise’, ‘Everwinter’, ‘Court of Shadows’ and ‘Intoxication Halls’. Check out screenshots and information about each dimension here!

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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2 Comments on “RIFT News Tidbits 19th Jan 2015”

  1. Kiera Bacon
    January 20, 2015 at 10:27 am #

    If the Tyrant’s Anvil only comes from the raid, how does that fit in with their philosophy of having the same gear for PvP and PvE? Seems like an oversight, but it’s part of a problematic trend with Trion and raid gear.

    • January 20, 2015 at 2:30 pm #

      If only the Chest can be upgraded using the Tyrant’s Anvil, it’ll probably not affect PvP since Tier 1 Raid Relic-quality or higher gear is bolstered down in PvP.

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