RIFT News Tidbits 13th Feb 2015

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RIFT news tidbits for 13th Feb 2015.

  • Valentine’s Day RIFT Store items are up on the RIFT Store: Lovely Budgie Mount, Love Bug vfx, flower weapons and Exceptionally Pink Dye. Will last until next reset.


  • Livestream Summary 13th Feb 2015. Trion held a RIFT livestream revealing Attractor Minions, various Crafting additions (Trinkets, gear upgrades, 30-slot bag), new Arclight Lifter and Storm Legion Lifter mounts, and a new upgrade tier for Experts. More info and screenshots here.
  • Trion at PAX East. During the ArcheAge livestream earlier in the day, the livestreamers revealed that Trion will be heading to PAX East.
    • PAX East is being held on March 6th-8th 2015 in Boston, MA.
    • Panel: Trion’s Lead Designer Andrew Krausnick will be a panelist at the “MMORPG.com – Future of Online Games” panel on Friday 6th March from 7-9PM at the Dragonfly Theatre.
    • In the past (2013, 2014) Trion have held livestreams, interviews and a PAX Party at a nearby bar for RIFT players and devs to mingle. Last year they announced launch dates for RIFT’s Nightmare Tide, ArcheAge’s Aurora update, Defiance major update and Trove Closed Beta.
    • No clue if Trion has any announcements planned for PAX East this year, but be sure to keep an eye out next month!
  • Outfitter Amender. The new Outfitter Amender recipes do not require bolts of Diaphanous Cloth. This will be changed. [r]
  • French Earrings Bug. All Artificer earring recipes have the same name with crafted earrings not having a name at all. Trion are aware of the issue and looking to fix it. [r]
  • Transformation Greaters Change. The Greater Essences that have a transformation proc currently don’t work properly. This will be changed to the following:
    • “Your Critical Hits have a chance to transform you into a Nightmarish Fiend. When you transform, your next 7 damaging Single-Target abilities deal an additional 1701 Ethereal damage. If an additional Nightmare Tide Greater Essence is equipped, the number of affected abilities is increased by 3.” – Red Hawk.
    • Internal Cooldown is now 50 seconds. ~20% up-time with synergy bonus. [r] The ICD is 50secs regardless of how long it takes for you to consume the stacks of the buff. [r]
  • Trion is reviewing Essences to make them more standardized (in terms of performance) and reliable (in their procs). If you feel your Greater Essence has any issues, shoot Red Hawk a PM. [r]
  • Further on Exploits. CM Ocho has posted a lengthy bit about the recent exploits. [r] Briefly:
    • A final determination on how to handle each of the exploiters’ accounts has not been made yet.
    • Exploiting harms other players as it takes dev/CS/GM time away from producing new content for RIFT and/or addressing other players’ support tickets. “This specific exploit has taken thousands if not tens of thousands of dollars of our resources to address”.
    • Please do not attack the exploiters.
    • Also, exploiters who admit their guild publicly but later troll on the subject will have their apology deleted and their account “actions appropriately”.

Community Content

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

  • SAYONARA ❤ [Dimension]. Dimension Diva takes a tour of Lalyhblue@Typhiria’s oriental “SAYONARA <3” dimension. Tatami mats, sliding doors, shrine architecture Check out this oriental-themed dimension here!
  • Adventuring Extraodinaire – Turntablist@Greybriar. Kiwi over at Rift Dream Dimensions has posted an article about Turntablist@Greybriar, the guy who seems to know all the glitches and interesting out-of-the-way places in the game. Ever seen the ‘map’ on the ground in Realm of Twisted Dreams? Know how to contort your body so that the top half rotates on a vertical axis? Turntablist knows! Check out all his shenanigans here!
  • An ordinary day [Dimensions]. So you want more Trion to add more NPCs to dimensions? They’ve added a few with the recent Chronicle: Rhen of Fate achievement rewards, but perhaps that’s not enough. Why not create your own? That’s what Carrla@Zaviel has done in “A ordinary day” dimension – dogs, dragonians, fishermen, local townfolk and even children! Yes, children! In Telera! Check out the dimension here!
  • Rift PvP Karthan Ridge [Video]. John Prescott runs through Karthan Ridge warfront on their Mage. Check it out here! [Warning: Sound volume is turned up.]

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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3 Comments on “RIFT News Tidbits 13th Feb 2015”

  1. gizmovision
    February 14, 2015 at 12:41 am #

    i’m sorry what are these exploiters doing? is it as bad as the world pvp exploits that Trion did nothing about?

    • February 14, 2015 at 12:45 am #

      They basically found a bug related to soulwalk where – under the right conditions – the player remains at 0hp but can still fight. Effectively, it allowed players to solo all the raids (except on bosses like Finric that have heal mechanics) because they were invulnerable. This allowed players to complete Nightmare Tide Raids by themselves, and get all the loot for themselves.

    • gizmovision
      February 14, 2015 at 12:45 am #

      oh i see… well i’ll never be geared enough to raid…

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