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RIFT: Hammerknell Instant Adventure Article

Hammerknell Fortress Feature Image

Trion Worlds has posted a new article on their RIFT website called “Echoes of Madness Brings Instant Adventure to Hammerknell!“. The article talks about the upcoming HK IA for RIFT 3.2: Echoes of Madness as well as other changes and improvements coming to Instant Adventures in general.

Briefly:

  • New Instant Adventures for Hammerknell Fortress. This is separate from the Tier 2 Return to Hammerknell raid.
  • A few anti-leeching measures have been added in so you have to participate to get rewards.
  • The objective scaling and IA boss hp adjustments made to Goboro Reef in the past few weeks will also be applied to Mathosia and Storm Legion IAs.
  • IAs will no longer start in zones with an active Zone Event; and if a Zone Event pops up whilst you are doing an IA in that zone, you will be ported to a different zone once your current adventure is complete.
  • Instead of gaining notoriety for the zone you are in, you will instead get tokens that you can exchange for notoriety of your choice.
  • IA queuing is now separated between Random queue and Featured queue. There is no longer any zone-specific queues.
Instant Adventure Window Revamp

Instant Adventure Window Revamp

You can learn more about these changes here.

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5 Comments on “RIFT: Hammerknell Instant Adventure Article”

  1. Trellarian
    April 2, 2015 at 11:58 pm #

    Is there a difference in the rewards from the Featured IA versus the random IA?

    • April 3, 2015 at 12:30 am #

      Tacitus hasn’t mentioned anything about any differences. The ‘Featured’ is mainly used to show off new IAs, as well as to concentrate players on a particular zone. Also, the ‘Featured’ and ‘Random’ queues might have their own separate daily random IA reward.

  2. Celleron
    April 4, 2015 at 8:32 am #

    So no specific zone IAs. Then it will take me forever to randomly get the achievements for a zone. Good thinking again Trion.

    • April 4, 2015 at 11:13 am #

      They’re making the old IA zone-specific achievements legacy. The recent PTS Update has instead created a new category under Achievements -> Character -> Instant Adventure. There’s achievements for each zone IA to do 7 adventures in each zone (compared to 500 before). There’s also an ‘overall’ IAs-done achievement which has various tiers that go up to 5k done, which is about half the 10k IAs from combined old 500-IA achieves.

      Overall achieve points are 60pts more than current.

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