RIFT News Tidbits 24th April 2015

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RIFT news tidbits for 24th April 2015.


  • Sale: Rift 60-day Game Time Card. Best Buy is holding another promo with 60-day Game Time (Patron) Card for RIFT at $9.99. Shipping is only within the US or in-store pickup where available. No idea when this offer will end. Check it out here. (Info from Cupperoni)
  • PTS Update. The PTS has been updated with Wardrobe Favorites + tooltip additions, HK IA grouping fix and some adjustments to the encounters + adjustments to T2 gear. Check out the following threads to provide feedback:
  • PTS/Live Update/Datamining 15-22nd April. HK IAs are available on the PTS; new Planetouched Wilds mini-map compilations and file names + Lord Arak Raid model improvements. Razorbeast sound files and further IA info. Full info/screens here.
  • Livestream Summary 24th April 2015. A whole bunch of tidbits of information were mentioned in this week’s Trion RIFT livestream including Cosmologist Mann warfront announcer, possible PTW CQ map, new 5-man dungeon/s in the pipeline, new profession, more Lucky Coin items and more. Summary here.
  • Windows Vista 64-Bit Crash. Since the latest hotfix it seems some players are experiencing constant crashes every 10min or so. The common factor between players has been determined to be that they all use Windows Vista 64-Bit OS. [r] Trion is working on a fix.
    • Also, if you get any crashes, make sure to ‘Send Report’ since Snedhepl and all engineers get an e-mail with all the crash reports compiled. Helps them narrow down the cause of any issues that pop up. [r]
  • FPS Drop. Trion is aware of the FPS drop players are experiencing after the latest hotfix. A temporary solution if you see a sudden drop to 1-5fps is to restart your client. [r]
  • Customer Service – Recent Decisions Explained. CM Ocho has explained some of the recent decisions made about refunds for wardrobes, recipes and duplicate mount purchases. You can check out the explanation here. tl;dr – Refunds are made on a case-by-case basis based on a large number of factors.
  • Team ELO vs Premade. CM Ocho has stated that the data shows a team’s overall ELO is a better predictor of a win compared to which side has a premade. [r]
  • Minion Adventure Fix. Delurin on the RIFT Forums discovered an adventure that required the attractor minion Doreen. The requirement will be removed in next week’s hotfix. [r]
  • Fishing Artifacts Buff. Morticus has stated that they’ll be increasing the chance of catching an artifact with artifact lures by 900%. [Not exactly sure what that ends up being. 100% chance? 10% chance?] [r]
  • Addon Watch: New Raid Finder. Check out the updated version of the Raid Finder addon. A decent amount of tools and features for raid leaders and players looking for raids alike with no-bs Hit and raid experience information. Check out information on this addon here!

Community Content

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

  • Welcome Back, Valzen@Greybriar! [Dimension]. Feendish over at DTC welcomes back Valzen@Greybriar to the game with a feature on some of her outstanding dimensions. She’ll also be joining the DTC Roadshow livestream next Saturday! Check out the article 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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2 Comments on “RIFT News Tidbits 24th April 2015”

  1. April 25, 2015 at 6:24 am #

    on the Best Buy gametime cards, I have not found anywhere you can get them for in-store pickup, & they limit you to 3 per order with $8.97 in shipping & an estimated delivery time of about 10 or so days.
    still not a bad deal.

    • April 25, 2015 at 4:37 pm #

      The in-store pickup is probably only for any stores that still have them stocked and I’m guessing the last time this deal was available, someone probably scooped them all up. As for shipping, the site says you get free shipping on orders $35 and up. So you’d probably need to pick up something extra for the free shipping to apply.

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