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RIFT News Tidbits 14-16th March 2015

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RIFT news tidbits for 14-16th March 2015. More on the upcoming Wardrobe system.

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.

3.2 Wardrobe System

A bit more information and clarifications have been made by Pithos about upcoming Wardrobe changes: [r] [r] [r] [r]

  • No Cost on Main System. There’s no cost to the new wardrobe system (in general). Everyone gets the new system and are able to collect styles and use them for their wardrobe sets. The only cost will be for unlimited dye unlocks. Note that everyone gets a limited amount of starter unlimited dyes, but the rest will need to be unlocked with Credits. Current dyes still work, but obviously are single-use only (except for the Unlimited Nightmare Black Dye which will be unlimited use for those who have purchased the Ultimate Nightmare Edition Pack).
  • No level restrictions on the wardrobe system. Once you get an item it will unlock for all characters on your account region-wide.
  • On Current Dyes. They’ll continue to work as they do now, but instead will be applied to the wardrobe set’s dye slot rather than the item itself. That said, their market price will probably drop because Trion will be providing unlimited use unlocks for some of the dyes.
  • Wardrobe Preserved. If you have any gear in your wardrobe just prior to 3.2, the styles will remain in your wardrobe sets. The items will simply be mailed to you.
  • On Weapon Wardrobe. Pithos has reiterated that the weapon wardrobe will have similar rules to current transmogs in that 2-handers can look like any 2-handers, 1h as any 1h and off-hand can look like any off-hand with certain restrictions. For instance, Shields can only look like other shields. Also, books/totems can only be used in the off-hand slot (not the main hand).
  • Obtaining Items for Collection. You’ll probably notice that some item styles are either hard to obtain or require you use multiple alts (such as Defiant starting quest which gives you a choice between two unique weapon styles). Pithos has stated that Trion will look into ways to make them more available to players – such as some achievement rewards being automatically applied when you earn them, even if you’ve already destroyed the reward item.
  • Transmog Baubles. Baubles will still work, but they are kind of redundant in the new system and Trion will no longer be selling these on the RIFT Store.
  • Wardrobe Sets. Wardrobe sets still exist and if you have unlocked any wardrobe sets those will still remain. So if you have 11 wardrobe sets right now, you’ll still have 11 wardrobe sets after Patch 3.2.
  • ETA for Patch 3.2. The ETA for Patch 3.2 is some time in April. No exact date yet.

More information on the upcoming Wardrobe System can be found here (screenshot), here (brief livestream), and here (some Q&A). There will also be a dedicated Wardrobe Livestream by Trion on the 27th March 2015 on their Twitch channel.

Community Content

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

  • Roadshow Prep for Special Guest [Dimension]. The folks over at The Dimension Touring Company are holding a special Roadshow livestream on April 4th with special guest, RIFT Senior Game Designer Noah “Morticus” Holmes who will be chatting with the DTC team about all things dimensions. DTC would like to know what questions you might have for Morticus. Have a question? Contact DTC and check out details here.
  • Ode to: Building Blocks [Dimension]. Feendish over at DTC takes a look at the common building block for dimensions and how such simple items can create some spectacular morphs. Check it out here!
  • Rift Cleric 3.1 Leveling Inquisitor Guide [Video]. Intim has uploaded a guide to leveling up in Nightmare Tide with the Cleric Inquisitor soul. 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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3 Comments on “RIFT News Tidbits 14-16th March 2015”

  1. March 16, 2015 at 5:45 pm #

    Loving the new wardrobe changes and we don’t even have it yet. Thanks for putting everything concisely in one spot!

  2. March 16, 2015 at 5:48 pm #

    can’t wait for this update, thanks for all the info! 🙂

  3. March 16, 2015 at 8:27 pm #

    Some insanely good changes to the wardrobe system! Implementing all of the things I love in Guild Wars 2’s system, opening a lot up, and Iove the dye changes, too. Totally acceptable way to monetise the system. 🙂

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