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RIFT News Tidbits 13th March 2015 – Wardrobe System Special

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RIFT news tidbits for 13th 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 System Special

A lot of further information was provided about the changes coming with 3.2 on top of the teaser screenshot provided yesterday.

Region/Account-wide

  • Wardrobe Collection system will be region-wide. [r]
  • Dye Bucket System will allow you to unlock dyes account-wide. [r]

How it Works

  • Any gear in your inventory will automatically unlock that style in your collection if you don’t already have it unlocked. [r] Yep – no need to destroy the gear or equip it; just have it in your inventory and it will unlock. You can then do whatever you want with the actual gear. [r]
  • Weapon wardrobe won’t require Transmog Baubles – that system won’t exist anymore.
  • The way weapon wardrobe works is that you’ll have slots to select your weapon costume for each weapon slot per wardrobe set. However, when you equip 1h+oh it will show 1h+oh wardrobe; when you equip 2h it will switch to the 2h wardrobe. [r]
  • Dyes will be unlockable for unlimited use for a one-time cost. Some colors will initially be unlocked for everyone, and the rest will be for Credits. Some ‘might’ be available via Crafting as well.

[This sounds like a discount to the current system where you can buy some rare Exceptionally dyes during Fashion Week for Credits, but they are one-time use. These new ones will be unlimited use! This also seems to be the only monetary feature for the new Wardrobe improvements, although that isn’t confirmed by Trion yet. At the very least, the main wardrobe collections feature doesn’t seem to cost anything.]

  • In terms of dyes, the dye color will now be associated with your wardrobe set and the wardrobe gear slot, rather than the item itself. For example, say you have Green as Primary color and Yellow as Secondary color in the Chest slot for Wardrobe Set #3. When you change the Chest piece to a different style, that chest piece will have Green Primary color and Yellow Secondary color. If you use the old chest piece in a different set, the colors it will show will be the colors selected for the Chest slot in that new Wardrobe Set. [Hope that makes sense.] This allows you to use the same item style across wardrobe sets but with different colors, since the dyes won’t be attached to the style, but to your wardrobe set.

The Transition

  • For current wardrobe items, those will be mailed back to you in ‘neat packages’ (so basically one set per mail) after the update. Your wardrobe sets will still maintain your current appearances for each set, but just in the new format. [r]
  • Gear styles will be unlocked for your collection when the update occurs, so anything you have just prior to the update will unlock after the update.
  • Certain items that are rewarded from past achievements will be unlocked for those who have completed the achievements, even if you’ve already destroyed the item. I.e. the Helm of Hydriss from Conqueror: Drowned Halls. [r]
  • Those who have the Unlimited Nightmare Black Dye from the Ultimate Nightmare Edition pack will have that unlocked automatically as well.

The Future

  • Trion will look into doing ‘set’ functionality so you can view info on a particular set and which items you are missing from that set. This won’t launch with 3.2, but they hope to have basic support shortly afterwards. [r]
  • They would also like to add the ability to include title, mount and companion pet selection as part of your wardrobe sets to make it easier to switch between them. Unfortunately no room in current schedule, but it might be something they’ll look at in the future. [r]

Where to Find More Info

  • Trion will hold a Wardrobe Livestream in two weeks’ time (27th March) showing off the new wardrobe system and will likely reveal any further details. [r]
  • You can check out a screenshot teaser of a pre-alpha build of part of the new wardrobe system here.
  • Some information can be found in today’s Livestream Summary as well.

General

  • PTS Updates. There’s been three, small PTS updates in the last three days. Briefly:
    • PvP-dropped gear was adjusted, but then reverted again due to player feedback. PvP gear is now unchanged from Live, but bolstered gear stats have increased. More info here.
    • Hammerknell Fortress achievements and leaderboards added.
    • Tier 2 Raid Test Gear is now available under Master Mode Dummy Foundry.
    • More info here and here.
  • Livestream Summary for 13th March 2015. Trion held their RIFT Livestream today talking about 3.2, Intrepid: HK, HK IAs and more info on Wardrobe System Revamp. Also touched on 5th Calling, Gamescom + PAX East and more. Check out details here!
  • Marauder Supply Cache (PvP) Drop Increase. Vladd has announced that with next week’s hotfix, the Marauder Supply Caches will have a 50% chance to drop PvP-dropped gear; up from 25%. [r] Hold onto your pvp boxes until then.
  • Minion Reset Time. Snedhepl will look into issues with inconsistent Minion adventure resets. [r]

Community Content

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

  • Music Contest with 2 REX Giveaway [Contest]. Onebutton@Hailol and Turntablist@Greybriar are holding a contest where players guess two different songs. Guess correctly and you win a REX per song. As at the time of this post there doesn’t seem to be any winners yet. Hints have been provided by them throughout the thread. Check it out here!
  • Rift 61 Reaver PvP [Video]. SirSpaceboots wrecks it in Karthan Ridge in his latest PvP video with commentary. 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. 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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6 Comments on “RIFT News Tidbits 13th March 2015 – Wardrobe System Special”

  1. gizmovision
    March 14, 2015 at 7:47 am #

    So Apothecary profession loses a small money maker any replacement added?
    This is a good change though, how many sets do you get or is that a part of the cash bar system still.

    • March 14, 2015 at 11:39 am #

      Not sure how many dyes you get unlocked by default; but I’m guessing it’ll be something like the current silver-cost dyes on the RIFT Store.

  2. nikos
    March 14, 2015 at 11:19 am #

    What about the costume slots, I have already bought with credits. I have unlocked over 15costume slot, how these slots will transfer to the new system?

    • March 14, 2015 at 11:37 am #

      They’ll remain. Basically it’ll be the same as it currently is, but instead of dragging items into the costume slots (wardrobe sets), you’ll click on the piece (i.e. Chest slot in Wardrobe Set #15) and select from that entire list. Check this screenshot here for an early pre-alpha example of how it will work.

  3. Tulerezzer
    March 16, 2015 at 7:01 am #

    So basic gear appearances will also be unlocked? I.E. anything in my bags/bank will be unlocked in the wardrobe?

    • March 16, 2015 at 5:06 pm #

      Yep! Anything that is in your bags/bank just before the update to 3.2 should end up unlocked in your collections.

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