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RIFT News Tidbits 18-19th April 2015

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RIFT news tidbits for 18-19th April 2015.

Instant Adventure Info

Tacitus went over a few things in regards to IAs:

  • IA Weekly. The IA weekly in Flargle Plaza, Draumheim can be picked up at Level 60. [r]
  • IA Merge Bug. Trion is aware of the ‘IA group merge’ bug and investigations are on-going. This bug seems to occur when an IA group switches to another zone which already has an IA group, causing a merge. After the merge, IA teleports no longer function and there is no longer any IA objectives displayed. [r]
    • Currently the only thing to do is drop group. Be sure to tell everyone else to do the same, otherwise if you try re-queuing for IA you might end up in the bugged IA group again.
  • About Caches. Tacitus has revealed that you have a small chance of obtaining an Instant Adventure Cache during a normal adventure, and a very high chance of obtaining one after completing a ‘rare’ (boss/defend) adventure. Averages out at about one cache every 6 adventures. [r]
  • Vendoring Commendations. With next week’s hotfix, Commendations of Renown (the IA notoriety turn-in items) will have a 1 silver vendor price to make it easier for players to dispose of them. [r] [Not recommended since the notoriety turn-ins give plat].
  • The Keeper’s Rep. With next week’s hotfix, The Keeper’s Notoriety (Ember Isle) will be available from the Sanctum/Meridian Commendations of Renown Turn-in NPCs. So if you are aiming for the Swift Armored Ash Strider Mount, hold off on spending your Commendations of Renown (you can save max 100 per char) until the next hotfix. [r]
  • IA Notoriety Turn-in Repeatable. Some players might have noticed that – unlike the Marks of Notoriety turn-in – the IA notoriety turn-ins are repeatable. This is intentional. [r] As a refresher, here’s each NPC’s locations:
    • Tacitus the Elder at Flargle Plaza, Draumheim (for NT notoriety). /setwaypoint 5476 5589. [Location]
    • Tacitus the Elder in Tempest Bay (for SL notoriety). /setwaypoint 13106 11518. [Location]
    • Sergeant Deucer in Sanctum (for Mathosia notoriety). /setwaypoint 7403 2960. [Location]
    • Optio Lyis in Meridian (for Mathosia notoriety). /setwaypoint 6174 5148. [Location]

General

  • Return to Hammerknell. Congratulations to Apotheosys (Typhiria, EU) for getting World First Soulrender Zilas. That’s 6/11 bosses of HK down within the first week. [r] Best of luck to them in tackling the new Vladmal Prime!
  • Moonshade ‘Echoes of [mob]’ Co-ordinates. Wakthor and merlint over on the RIFT forums have posted up most of the co-ordinates to the new ‘Echoes of [mob]’ mobs located in Moonshade Highlands. You can check out their posts here and here.
    • The ‘Echoes’ mobs are Level 65 and have a rare icon above their portrait. Given the rare icon, they probably don’t spawn too often.
    • Just use a “tar echo” macro and you should be able to find them.
    • Achievements are found under Achievements (default key “h“) -> Zones -> RIFT -> Moonshade Highlands. There’s a ton of achievements, including a “The Akylionic Scripture” that rewards the title “, Singer of the Mad Verse” as well as a “Tendrils of Madness” Portrait. Icon looks like the tentacle portrait.
  • Memory Issues. If you are having ‘low memory’ issues whilst RIFT is open, make sure you are running RIFT/Glyph in administrator mode. Further information here.

Community Content

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

  • Return to Hammerknell – Murdantix Guide. If you’re struggling with the first boss of Return to Hammerknell, you should check out laughingskull’s old Level 50 Murdantix Guide here. Two major differences to note: don’t dps adds, and there’s a new mechanic, explained below:
    • The boss’ mechanics are the same as the Level 50 version, except for an additional ‘Demonic Tether’ mechanic where three players at range will need to run into Murdantix.
    • Shortly after the random ranged players get the green laser beam on them, they will be pulled into Murdantix. The further away they are from Murdantix when they are pulled, the larger the damage dealt to them. You want to be very close to Murdantix before he pulls you in to be safe.
    • Right after they get damaged from the pull-in, the ranged players will need to run out to ranged and spread out again for the Demonic Blast mechanic.
  • Grim’s Thoughts and Review of Patch 3.2 [Video][Contest]. Grim uploads his latest thoughts on the recent RIFT 3.2: Echoes of Madness patch. He is also giving away a REX and Typhoon Edition – details in his video. Check out his video here!
  • Kelari Homestead [Dimension]. Dimension Diva over at The Dimension Touring Company is back and she’s taken a tour of Kinvaras@Faeblight’s “Kelari Homestead”. Check out a preview of the dimension here!
  • Featured Dimensioneer – Afflaq of Greybriar [Dimension]. Nouvae over at The Dimension Gallery has interviewed Afflaq@Greybriar in her on-going ‘Featured Dimensioneer’ series. Check out some of Afflaq’s dimensions, including ones on alts that you might not know about 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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