RIFT News Tidbits 12th March 2015

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RIFT news tidbits for 12th 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.


  • Wardrobe Changes Teaser. Senior UI Artist Gingers has teased us with a screenshot of some of the changes coming to Wardrobes in RIFT 3.2. The screenshot is heavily WIP/pre-alpha, but it does reveal possible ‘wardrobe collection’ system, weapon wardrobe and dye information additions. More info and teaser image can be found here.
  • Vox Budgie Availability. Lead dev for Trove Andrew Krausnick has confirmed that the Vox Budgie Mount will still be obtainable past the next major patch for Trove slated for the 23rd March 2015. No deadlines given. [r]
  • Craft Weekly; Raid Marks. Morticus has posted a teaser to new Nightmare Tide Craft Weeklies. This one shows the Artificer weekly and it has both Notoriety Decrees for Atragarian, Cerulean Rhenke or Onir as well as a 400 Fragments of Horror (Tier 1 raid currency) rewards. [r] [He will most likely be located near the daily NPC.]
    • [Note: Since this is PTS, the raid currency reward might be subject to change, especially if there’s one weekly per craft profession.]
Howard Weekly Craft Questgiver

Howard Weekly Craft Questgiver. Src: Morticus.

  • Other Tidbits:
    • Reminder: Trion Livestream – RIFT portion of the stream will go up at 3:30PM PDT on Friday, 13th March 2015.
    • PTS Updates. Two updates have occured – one yesterday and another late in the evening today. I’ll have PTS Update articles and any Datamining up by tomorrow, unless the Livestream Summary for tomorrow’s RIFT livestream pushes that back a bit. For now I’ll leave you with a quick overview of stuff found thus far:
      • ‘Primalist’ removed from gear tooltips.
      • Hammerknell Fortress achieves moved to RIFT: Nightmare Tide with new Conqueror achieve that gives Storm Legion Lifter mount.
      • PvP-dropped gear rebalanced. More info here.
    • Caution: With the changes to PvP-dropped gear on the PTS, you probably don’t want to runebreak gear just yet, as anything on the PTS is subject to change.
    • Wallpaper. Interested in a RIFT-based wallpaper? Why not RIFT’s world map (minus Plane of Water)?
RIFT World Map

RIFT World Map (minus PoW). Src: Trion Worlds

Community Content

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

  • Contest: Nerdy Bookahs’ 4th Blog Anniversary Giveaway [Contest]. The folks over at Nerdy Bookahs are celebrating their 4th Anniversary with RIFT, GW2 and Trove giveaways. Get your hands on a Hellbug Mount, Storm Legion Infinity Edition packs or Demon Helms! Details can be found here; ends 22nd March 6pm CET (TC)(CD).
  • Rift Dimensions Showcase – Carnivals Special [Dimension][Video]. Nouvae over at The Dimension Gallery has posted up the latest in her Rift Dimensions Showcase video series, showcasing a variety of player housing. This episode she showcases some Carnival-inspired dimensions. Check it out here and get inspired!

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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9 Comments on “RIFT News Tidbits 12th March 2015”

  1. Trellarian
    March 13, 2015 at 12:22 am #

    Craft weeklies to get raid marks! With T2 raids on the horizon, Trion probably wants to speed up our acquisition of Fragments of Horror so more people can buy T1 pieces. Now if only they would put some T1 weapons in the Rift store because getting 1200 hit is really slow going at the moment.

    • March 13, 2015 at 12:48 am #

      I suspect they probably will add Tier 1 raid mark weapons in the RIFT Store at some point since they did the same for Storm Legion. Not 100% sure when the Tier 1 mark-bought weapons were added for SL – whether prior to or after Tier 2 launch.

  2. Darknesian
    March 13, 2015 at 2:17 am #

    Funny, I always imagined Brevane and Dusken to the east of Mathosia…

    • March 13, 2015 at 2:42 am #

      Same; probably because it’s to the east on the porticulum mini-map and due to the progression from Mathosia to (right) Ember Isle to (assumed right) Storm Legion.

    • RizzRustbolt
      March 13, 2015 at 9:54 am #

      And now the landmass that’s visible north of Dusken makes even less sense.

    • March 13, 2015 at 1:32 pm #

      Might just be some world artist leaving random landmasses where they usually mix n match doodads/items. Like a giant paint palette.

  3. Benjamin
    March 13, 2015 at 3:53 am #

    The Edge of Infinity dimension shows Telara with Mathosia left of SL.

    • March 13, 2015 at 4:38 am #

      That’s interesting – perhaps the background image on the RIFT website is misplaced/artist impression.

  4. Smugkitty
    March 13, 2015 at 8:49 am #

    Love my daily tidbits! TYVM

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