RIFT News Tidbits 31st March 2015

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RIFT news tidbits for 31st March 2015. Quite a mouthful today.


  • Scheduled Downtime. RIFT will be coming down for scheduled downtime to update to RIFT 3.1 Hotfix #10 at 4/1/15, at 7:30 AM PDT for NA and 4/2/15 at 1:00 AM GMT for EU. Down-time will be approximately 1hr 15min and 1hr respectively.
  • Large PTS Update. A large 4.79GB update hit the PTS today. I’m still putting together the article, and datamining will take a long time (479 pak files with potentially tens of thousands of files) but here’s some information you can read on right now:
    • 3.2 Wardrobe System is now up on PTS. Send in feedback/bug reports here. Please be aware there will be bugs.
    • The crafting and dimensions additions mentioned in the past few weeks are now up on PTS including new snow vfx dimension items, books, fishing lure improvements, sky projectors and new savant crafting weeklies that reward Fragments of Horror.
    • Nightmare Master VI achieves are up.
    • Battle Boar mount placeholder achieves up. Looks like Trion is working on a new promo week.
    • I’ll have full information for what’s available on the PTS up tomorrow. Datamining will take more time, although I might split it up into several posts.
    • Error: Getting a saying you don’t have MSVCP120.dll? Download Visual C++ Redistributable Packages from Microsoft’s website here. You will need to download vcredist_x86.exe, even if you use 64-bit OS. Once you finish installing it will fix the issue. (Thanks to Ianto Jones for the info!)
  • Patron Weekly Box: Levitate Supply Crate. With this week’s hotfix, the Patron Weekly Box will become the Levitate Supply Crate. Try to hold off on collecting your weekly patron gift for next reset week (after Wednesday 4am server time) until after this week’s hotfix. [r]
    • Also, lockbox gear will become Bind on Account for the base gear in this week’s hotfix. Upgrades will still be Bind on Pickup. This change will be retroactive. [r]
  • Unicorn Squirrel Mount Teased. RIFT Game Director Archonix enjoys teasing players through his avatar image. Previously he had the 4th Anniversary Arclight Rider mount as his avatar. Now he has what looks to be a Unicorn Squirrel mount icon. [r] (Credit to Soulshield for the keen eye!)

Unicorn Squirrel Teaser Archonix Avatar

  • Instant Adventure Achievements Update. Previously Tacitus warned players that current IA achieves will become Legacy, have 0 points and they would be rewarded with a title for each zone IA achieve they have completed. Tacitus has announced today that they have the logs to keep your total no. of IAs completed. [r] Old 100-500 IA Achieves will still become legacy, however:
    • You will still be rewarded with the zone’s title if you complete them prior to 3.2.
    • A new Instant Adventure sub-category under Character tab will be added in to track IA achievements.
    • They will have a total-IAs-done achievement. Your current data will be maintained and total achievement points rewarded will be similar to the combined total of the old IA achieves, give or take about 10 points.
    • Tacitus would also like to hear your suggestions for what prefix titles you want for Pelladane, Morban, Cape Jule, City Core, Eastern Holdings, Ardent Domain, Kingsward, Ashora, and Dendrome IA achieves. Send your suggestions here.
  • Crafted Fluff Items for 3.3. Morticus has announced that crafting professions will be getting new craftable fluff items. He wants your ideas for Runecrafters. Check out his post here. He also listed some of the types of items planned for 3.3:
    • Apothecary – Fireworks and fun potions.
    • Artificer – Companion Pets.
    • Armorsmith – Plate/Chain Costume Bundles.
    • Outfitter – Leather/Cloth Costume Bundles.
    • Weaponsmith – Silly Weapons.
    • Runecrafter – Morticus is taking your suggestions here.

Also, keep an eye out on the RIFT website as CM Ocho has stated they’ll have a blog post about Hammerknell soon. [r]

Community Content

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

  • Hudori’s Homestead [Dimension]. Jaed over at the Dimension Touring Company takes a peek at Dancingmoon@Zaviel’s “Hudori’s Homestead” dimension. A hidden gem, the atmosphere in the dimension is just marvelous. Check out a preview here!
  • Beep Beep Ima Jeep – Crucia: Tyrant’s Forge [Video]. Beep Beep Ima Jeep takes down Crucia in Tyrant’s Forge and uploads their kill video. Cleric Purifier (Heal) perspective. Check it out here, and grats on the kill!

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 31st March 2015”

  1. Blahh
    April 1, 2015 at 5:08 am #

    the NMRVI lures are also on the store. I also noticed new daily and weekly quests by nightmare NPCs in Draum. They’re to do onslaughts. Defend coral relays against 20 invasions and kill 1 commander. The weekly is 300/15.

  2. Bastmute
    April 1, 2015 at 10:58 am #

    The Beep Beep Ima Jeep kill video is cleric puri, not mage chloro.

    • April 1, 2015 at 2:45 pm #

      Thanks Bastmute for the correction; seems like I looked at the wrong abilities >_<

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