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RIFT News Tidbits 17th March 2015

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RIFT news tidbits for 17th March 2015.

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  • RIFT 3.1 Hotfix #8. RIFT will be getting Hotfix #8 at 3/18/15 7:30 AM PDT (NA) and 3/19/15 1:00 AM GMT (EU). Briefly: Animation bug fix; PvP boxes to increase drop-rate of pvp-dropped gear from 25-50%; Marauder’s Greater Essence procs increased to Level 65; Empowered Dreambreaker Weapon dmg procs buffed by 200%. More info here.
  • Carnival Ending. Carnival of the Ascended will end at 3:30PM server time on 19th March 2015. Generally the RIFT Store will still have its World Events tab up for at least another week. You can check out a guide here if you’re late to the party or want to make sure you haven’t missed anything.
  • Notice: Instant Adventure Achievements Removed in 3.2. Tacitus has announced that IA achievements will be removed when 3.2 hits some time next month. These achievements are the complete-500-IAs and the kill-all-IA-bosses in each zone. [r]
    • IA achievements will be moved to Legacy.
    • Those who complete the 500 or kill-boss IA achievements for a zone prior to 3.2 will get a special suffix title for that zone. I.e. Gloamwood’s would be “[charname] Gloam”.
    • Unfortunately the titles are per-char and not account-wide, so (for instance) you won’t be able to get the Freemarch or Stonefield IA titles on a Guardian.
  • Instant Adventure – Two Queues. RIFT Patch 3.2 will introduce some changes to Instant Adventures – one of those is making queuing completely random. This means that you cannot queue for a specific map. Tacitus has revealed today that there will be two queues: Random and Featured. [r]
    • Random will be completely random, but the Featured queue will send you to a specific IA that Trion chooses to feature.
    • The first Featured queue will be the upcoming Hammerknell Fortress Instant Adventures.
    • The changes are an attempt to make IA groups larger.
    • A basic version of upcoming IA changes will be available next week. [r]
  • More Instant Adventure Zones. Tacitus has stated that with the new randomization of queues, they will be able to add IAs to more zones. No details, but some IAs in zones that currently do not have them are already scheduled. [r]
  • Dream Orb Stat Sheet Update. The Dream Orb Stat Sheet has been updated with some of the Tier 1 Relic Neck piece stats. (Thanks to Indhira@Typhiria for the info!)
  • PTS Update – Cleric Shaman. The PTS was updated today, although there doesn’t seem to be much that is new. The main change would be some small Shaman buffs that appeared on the 13th and have been slightly updated since:
    • Cold Blooded now increases damage done by 4/8%.
    • Deep Freeze is instant, no GCD and now stuns your target and up to 4 other enemies for 3 secs. Also increases damage taken from the Cleric on all affected foes by 50%. 1min CD.
    • Courage of the Panther increases damage by 12%. Also allows abilities to ignore 5% of targets’ Armor and Resistance, and reduces mana costs by 5%. Lasts 1hr.
    • (Thanks to Burninalways for the 13th March changes). Change for today’s update is that Deep Freeze tooltip no longer states “Stuns your targets and all enemies within 7m of you for 3s” and instead has the “target and up to 4 other enemies” text.
  • Warrior Reaver Fixes/Changes. Vladd has posted up the following, ready for the next PTS update: [r]
    • Dire Corruption (Reaver) DoT ticks will no longer prevent you from going out of combat.
    • Dire Step (Reaver) will remove all DoTs except bleeds.
  • Wardrobe Variety. Pithos responded to a player on RIFT’s subreddit yesterday by providing a very rough estimate of how many styles there are in-game. There’s approximately 1,600 wardrobe appearance items for armor, and another approx. 500 base tinted variations; making approximately 75 sets per calling. Rough numbers, but might be of interest to any avid wardrobe collectors. [r]
  • On Unlimited Dye Unlocks. Briefly, Pithos has stated that the unlimited dye unlocks will be available for direct purchase from the wardrobe interface when the revamped system comes out in 3.2. Wardrobe appearances being purchasable from the new wardrobe UI will not be available at 3.2 launch, although Trion does have some plans for it in the future. [r]

Community Content

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

  • Shamrock Springs [Dimension]. Feendish takes a tour of Emerald@Greybriar’s “Shamrock Springs” in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Check out this wonderfully built dimension with an interesting and unique house; a leprechaun to boot!
  • Atargath’s Grotto [Dimension]. Moving now to the Plane of Water, Jayded over at The Dimension Touring Company takes a look at Femwhispers@Faeblight’s “Atargath’s Grotto”, with a nice under-the-sea-themed dimension. Check out a preview 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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