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RIFT News Tidbits 2nd April 2015

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RIFT news tidbits for 2nd April 2015.

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  • RIFT: Hammerknell Instant Adventure Article. Trion has posted up a new article announcing HK IAs as well as other changes coming to Instant Adventures in 3.2. Briefly: Objectives/Boss HP scaling adjustments; IA queue becoming random/featured; HK IAs; anti-leeching measures. Check out the article here!
  • Crafting: Apothecary Changes. Morticus is looking into adjusting output of NT Apothecary consumables. Trion is currently leaning towards increasing output by 3x, but increasing cost of materials by 2x. [r]
  • PTS Update. The PTS was updated again today. 1.75GB download. Still looking through, but old IA achieves have become Legacy, and 410 points of new IA achieves have been added under a new category: Achievements -> Character -> Instant Adventures.

    • HK IAs not available until next week. [r]
  • Tier 1 Raid Nerfs. DEV_Anony has posted up information that Tier 1 Raids will be nerfed when Patch 3.2 (and thus Tier 2) hits.
    • Boss HP dropped by 15%.
    • Boss outgoing damage dropped by 10%.
    • Some mechanics that were “exceptionally challenging due to tight timing” will be adjusted. No details on which.
    • Trion will attempt to smooth out progression for Tier 1 raids in the future to address the steep learning curve that some T1 raids have.
    • In the future T1 progression will look less like Johan -> PUMPKIN (a wall), and more like Bulf -> Ungolok -> Johan -> Izkinra -> PUMPKIN in terms of the progression of difficulty.
    • Tier 1 fights will be more about mechanics and less about dps/hps checks.
    • You can read up on full explanation for this change here.
  • Contest: Rixty Promo. Rixty- a payment method – is having a promotional.
    • Chance to win $100 each day between March 30th to April 6th when you spend using Rixty.
    • Spend in RIFT or ArcheAge using Rixty and you have a chance to win another $100.
    • Details here.

There’s no RIFT livestream this Friday. This week’s livestreams were moved forward to today (Thursday), but were for Trove, ArcheAge and Defiance.

Not related to RIFT, but if you play one of Trion’s other titles – Defiance – you can enter the code “armistice2015” into the Apply Code page after logging into your account on Trion’s website for a free gun.

Community Content

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

  • Rift Reforged Ep 31 [Video]. The folks over at Rift Reforged have streamed their latest episode talking about the latest PTS update, hotfix, specs, crafting and lore! Check out the recorded video here! You can catch them live each week on Thursdays at 7:30pm EDT.
  • Slav’s Villa [Dimension]. “Slav’s Villa” by Slavlord@Typhiria is the latest dimension on tour with Seyler from DTC. Check out this dimension with a modern housing complex 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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