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RIFT 3.1 Hotfix #4

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Trion has updated RIFT with RIFT 3.1 Hotfix #4 as at 2/18/15 6:00 AM PST (NA) and 2/19/15 2 AM GMT (EU). Download is approx. 140mb.

Summary:

  • Nightmare Master achievement spam fixed.
  • Minion Card linking crash-to-desktop fixed. Usually occurred when previewing minion cards linked in guild chat.
  • Rhen of Fate: Drekanoth of Fate encounter. The radius of Scorching Light, Zone of Life and Zone of Death have been increased. This was likely added in to counter an exploit – players fighting the boss legitimately should not experience any change in the encounter.
  • Crafting Changes:
    • ‘Skip’ Recipes. You can now purchase recipes to skip the base recipe. I.e., Skip ‘Fine’ recipes and go straight to crafting the ‘Detailed’ recipes.
    • Crafted trinkets are now up on Live from most craft profession trainers.
    • Crafted armor, weapon and jewelry now have new upgrades to Expert Epic and Expert Epic 1.5-equivalent power levels. ALT+left-click on your existing recipes to see the new upgrade paths. (Old Exquisite upgrades to Magnificent and Peerless.)
  • Various procs have been redesigned. More info below.

Note: The Ice Zerker Proc has been disabled due to “unintended interaction with Poisons” and similar abilities that caused the proc to do insane amounts of damage. A fix will go in with the next hotfix. [r]

RIFT 3.1 Hot Fix #4 – 02/18/15

GENERAL
* Golden Maw Bounties can now be collected.
* Fixed achievements spamming after completion of a Nightmare Master achievement. Thanks Deew!
* Fixed a possible crash when previewing a minion linked to you from chat that you don’t have.
* Improved Oculus Support: The error that was present as you moved the mouse further and further from the center of an eye has been fixed, making clicking on the UI accurate.

RIFT STORE AND SERVICES
* You can now properly preview combat pet skins on the Store.

DUNGEONS AND INSTANCES

BLOODFIRE STRONGHOLD
* Bloodfire Stronghold no longer pulls players in from LFG.

TYRANT’S THRONE
* Johan no longer reports his health upon death.

THE RHEN OF FATE: CHRONICLE
* Increased the radius of Scorching Light, Zone of Life, and Zone of Death.

THE RHEN OF FATE: SLIVER
* Increased the radius of Scorching Light, Zone of Life, and Zone of Death.
* Added additional barriers and other measures to block exploitable locations.

CRAFTING
* We have created new recipes for the pre-Expert upgrades of the crafted equipment in Nightmare Tide!
– These recipes will still take an Amender and the base components from the previous tier of equipment, but will save you the trouble of having to craft the base item and then upgrade it via the UI.
* Trinkets can now be crafted by the following professions: Weaponsmith, Armorsmith, Apothecary, Runecrafter, Outfitter & Artificer!
* Crafted armor, weapons and jewelry can now be upgraded to Expert Epic and Expert Epic 1.5 equivalent power levels.
* Fixed a bug when linking a crafting recipe rafting that sometimes displayed the wrong recipe.

ITEMS
* The Ancient Glacial Shards proc found on offhands in Mt. Sharax now affects a spherical area around the target instead of a line from the caster to the target.
* The Icezerker proc has been re-designed. It now works as follows:
– When you critically hit, you transform into an Icezerker! While transformed, your next 5 attacks within 12 seconds will deal 4,200 additional damage.
– This affects one additional attack for each Nightmare Tide raid weapon you have equipped.
– This effect cannot occur more often than once every 30 seconds.
– Now only affects Single-Target damaging abilities.
– This change affects Shij Ir, the Gatherer of Shadows, Fist of Threngar, Ekor Ira, Hand of Threngar and Draum Ra, the Rising Shadow.
* Fixed a bug that caused the following procs on Nightmare Tide raid trinkets to be incorrectly affected by talents, buffs, and debuffs:
– Rending Shield
– Symphonic Hymn
– Embrace
– Icy Wrath
*Curate’s, Monk’s, Conjurer’s, and Elder’s Fathomstones will no longer lose or retain the same crit rating after being upgraded.
* Fixed an issue with Healer trinkets from raids that caused their tooltips to report lower absorb values than they actually provided.
* Mass Soul Mend now:
– More accurately hits all nearby players in your party or raid.
– Can no longer hit players with whom the user is not grouped.
– Affects dead players as well as living ones.
– Has had its tooltip updated to indicate that it also affects party members, even if the user is not in a raid group.
* The Dreamsource Greater Essence has been re-designed. It now works as follows:
– 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.

Originally Posted by CM Morgana on 18th FEBRUARY 2015

You can check out previous patch notes here.

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3 Comments on “RIFT 3.1 Hotfix #4”

  1. gizmovision
    February 18, 2015 at 1:24 pm #

    are crafted items still worth only 1 penny if sold to vendors? no love for the crafter here.

    • February 18, 2015 at 3:27 pm #

      Yep, but there’s now new Trinkets, two new upgrade paths for NT crafted gear and the new Expert mark/dropped gear upgrades require the new crafting mats. There’s a lot of plat to be made if you’re prepared.

  2. Roger
    February 19, 2015 at 3:30 am #

    “This was likely added in to counter an exploit – players fighting the boss legitimately should not experience any change in the encounter.”

    It was possible to jump on a roof of a small house near the boss. After that, you could DPS without bothering with the mechanics…

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