RIFT News Tidbits 4th March 2015

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RIFT news tidbits for 4th March 2015.

Carnival of the Ascended 2015

The Carnival of the Ascended World Event is on-going, celebrating the 4th Anniversary of RIFT! New Carnival goods such as masks, weapon costumes, ‘bubble’ Dimension items, Carousel Ram mount and Level 65 Essences can be found on the RIFT Store -> World Event.

  • Guide: Carnival of the Ascended 2015 – Info on quests, Carnival games, achieves and more!
  • Carnival Phase 2 begins at 3:30PM on Thursday 5th March 2015.
  • Carnival lasts until 3:30PM Server Time on 19th March 2015.


  • RIFT 3.1 Hotfix #6. The game has been updated with 3.1 Hotfix #6. This hotfix includes boost to Level 65 Carnival essence; box from 10hr Carnival minion adventure replaced with Twisted Carousel Ram trove; various class changes and other tidbits. Check out the full patch notes and some further additional info here!
  • Instant Adventure Info. Tacitus provided a variety of information in regards to IAs:
    • About recent IA boss hp change. Goboro Reef boss hp has dropped, but IA in low-level zones will have boss hp buffed a bit. The low-level zone changes aren’t up yet and no ETA. [r]
    • About recent IA mob scaling. Recent hotfix adjusted the objectives scaling for mob-based IAs. You’ll now see empowered mobs appear one by one as you get more players, instead of 5 of them at once when you hit 3-5 players. Have feedback on this change? Check out Tacitus’ post here, which also has more info on the scaling.
    • Empowered Mobs to Low-Level IAs. Low-level IAs will see empowered mobs (the higher-hp mobs) appear when you are in a large group. [r]
    • No more Zone Event IAs in 3.2. With Patch 3.2 there will no longer be any zone event-completion objectives for Instant Adventures. An explanation as to why this is being removed can be found here.
    • Removing SL IA temp NPCs. You might have noticed that Storm Legion Instant Adventures occasionally have objectives where you pick up a reactive ability by speaking to an NPC. These will be removed and the reactive ability will instead automagically appear on you. ETA: Approx. Patch 3.2. [r] Don’t fret, the story will carry on via voice-over. [r]
    • Voice-overs in IAs. The upcoming Hammerknell Fortress Instant Adventures will be the first time that Trion will be adding proper voice-overs to IAs. [r]
  • Upgrade for Expert Weapons. Vladd has revealed that Trion are working on adding an additional upgrade path for Expert weapons. No details, but you might want to start saving up some Abyssal Crusader marks if your weapon isn’t raid-level. [r]

Community Content

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

  • Psilocybin [Dimension]. Feendish takes a tour of Solaura@Greybriar’s “Psilocybin” – a colorful dimension filled with various colorful lights and all the stuff you’d see when you’re trippin’. Check it out 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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