RIFT News Tidbits 11th March 2015

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RIFT news tidbits for 11th 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.

Temporal Flux Promo Week

Temporal Flux Promo Week is on-going. There’s a ‘Temporal Flux Vault III’ that contains a rare chance at a Black Empyreal Walker mount as well as daily quests that reward event currency.


  • RIFT 3.1 Hotfix #7. Today’s hotfix boosts the stats from Greater Essences that drop from Temporal Flux Vault III lockboxes. Guild Conquest kills weekly can no longer be updated through dimensions. Expert-dropped weapon upgrades path added. Full notes here.
  • Raid Testing Feedback Sub-forum Added. A new sub-forum has been added into the Public Test Shard forum, where all raid testing feedback and discussion will be made. You can check out the sub-forum here, although there’s not much in it at the moment.
    • DEV_Anony has posted up a template for feedback here.
    • You can apply for Tier 2 raid testing here. Note: Only one application per guild.
  • Cleric Shaman Adjustments. Red Hawk has announced that he will be buffing Cleric’s Shaman soul. [r]
    • Cold Blooded and Courage of the Panther will be buffed;
    • Deep Freeze will gain extra functionality so it can be used with bosses that have disjointed hitboxes.
    • Long-term, Red Hawk would like to bring back interaction between Punishing Strike and Eruption of Life.
    • These changes will go up on the PTS in the future; no ETA.
  • PvP-dropped Gear Adjustments. The latest PTS update has brought changes to PvP-dropped gear (Marauder, Ephemeral and Dreambreaker).
    • Primary, Secondary and Endurance stats (WIS, INT, DEX, STR) have increased.
    • Tertiary stats (CP, AP, SP/etc) have been reduced.
    • PvP-dropped Greater Essences have had a boost to their procs. (Based on info in PvP chat channels; don’t have screenshots).
    • A large list of adjustments can be found in Stihl’s post here.
    • Vladd explains the adjustments have been made so that players who don’t use a stat sheet/calculator can easily compare gear pieces and know which is better. [r]
    • Please post any feedback you might have on the changes in Vladd’s thread here.
Example Dreambreaker Adjustments

Example Dreambreaker Adjustments

  • Carnival Weekly Auto-complete. Past weeklies for Carnival of the Ascended should now auto-complete properly for Defiant players. [r]

Trion have updated their Livestream Schedule. RIFT portion of the stream will go up at 3:30PM PDT on Friday, 13th March 2015.

Community Content

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

  • Intim’s Rift REX Giveaway March 2015 [Video][Contest]. Intim is holding a REX giveaway this month that you can check out here. Post your char@shard in the comments section of his video to enter.
  • Something Something…Dark Side [Dimension]. Seyler takes a tour of Seleene@Gelidra’s “Something Something…Dark Side”. The dimension is set in a dark forest with some spooky additions. You’ll need to see it for yourself to get the full experience, but here’s a preview courtesy of The Dimension Touring Company!

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. Patch Notes, PTS Updates, Datamining and Livestream Summaries are also available.

If you’re interested in the latest RIFT contests or upcoming events, check out RiftGrate’s ‘Upcoming RIFT Events‘ page and calendar.

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3 Comments on “RIFT News Tidbits 11th March 2015”

  1. Alex
    March 11, 2015 at 10:36 pm #

    “Vladd explains the adjustments have been made so that players who don’t use a stat sheet/calculator can easily compare gear pieces and know which is better.”
    F*ck them if they don’t want to use a stat sheet..

  2. Trellarian
    March 11, 2015 at 11:39 pm #

    At least they have finally made the PVP dropped gear comparable to the NTE dropped gear. I always found those tertiary stats on the PVP gear to be way OP. Its just vexing that it took them 2 months to do so because a lot of PVE oriented people have been doing PVP just to get the gear. Now if they could also make the upgrade costs about equal, things would finally be in balance.

  3. Blakehavok
    March 12, 2015 at 7:06 am #

    Can mages get some attention redhawk? Can you stop sipping on the cleric kool-aid. Stahp. They’re good enough already. 3% bonus for pyros isn’t a buff. That’s a joke. There’s not splash in pyro, it’s still not even close to the best dps for mages.

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