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RIFT News Tidbits 7th May 2015

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RIFT news tidbits for 7th May 2015.

Razorback Roundup Promo Week

A new promo week has launched as of today at 3:30PM Server Time called “Razorback Roundup”. The promo week introduces the new Razorback mount and adds two new achievements and three dailies to complete.

The Razorback mount has 155% mount speed and is amphibious.

  • The Razorback mount is obtainable both as a rare chance drop from Limited Edition: Razorback Troves and for Succulent Truffle event currency at any PRI Quartermaster.
  • You can obtain Succulent Truffles from the Troves as well as the Razorback dailies.
  • Guide: Razorback Roundup Promo Week. Stuck? Check out the guide on the promo week so you don’t miss out on your free Limited Edition: Razorback Trove!

The Razorback Roundup Promo Week will last until 3:30PM Server Time on 14th May 2015 (NA)(EU).

General

  • RIFT 3.2 Hotfix #5. RIFT was updated with RIFT 3.2 Hotfix #5 today. Main change is the re-introduction of Hammerknell Instant Adventures and some crash fixes. More details here. If you missed it, RIFT was also updated with Hotfix #4 yesterday.
  • T2 Side/Upgrade Cost Reduction ETA. Vladd has stated that the cost reduction to Tier 2 side/upgrade costs will likely sit on PTS until next week’s hotfix. [r]
  • Hammerknell Instant Adventures Online. HK IAs are on Live now. You can access them by going to your Instant Adventure window (default key “.”) and clicking on Featured: Hammerknell.
    • Currently Vladmal Prime is bugged, with one of his anti-melee abilities ending up having a radius of 200m instead of 20m. [r]
    • You’ll likely either want to be in a solo spec with some form of heals, or have someone switch to heals in your IA group if you don’t want to die continuously.
    • Additional rewards like upgradeable gear drops, currency, extra xp/paxp and perhaps even a chase item won’t hit Live until next week. [r] These are still not 100% confirmed though.
    • Starting next week, HK IAs will get their own caches with better rewards. % drop rate of caches might change for HK IAs too. [r]
    • Tacitus also gave exact %s on cache-drop chance in IAs. It’s 70% for bosses, 5% for non-bosses. [r]
  • Minion Info. Updated the Minion Card Database with a few additions:
    • New Minion: Snerkle. Jeyjey over on the RIFT Forums has discovered (and got shard first) for a new Minion Card: Snerkle. Fire/Dimension with 20 max stamina. No idea on how he obtained it though. You can check out his post here.
      Minion Card Snerkle Tooltip
    • Info Update. Hogrol and Agnion Euzonos minion cards have had their Details updated to include the fact that you can fish them up using the Lure of Planar Distortion or Uncle Stan’s Super Secret Lure. (Thanks to Reltub for the info!) It’s quite possible that there are other minion cards available in the lure’s loot table.
  • Map Issues. Some players in Lower Quality Renderer might be experiencing map issues where you can only see map icons (not the map itself). Trion is aware of the issue and working on a permanent solution. In the mean-time, open the map and target yourself and it might fix the issue for you. [r]
  • CrossEvents Official. CrossEvents channels are now official channels. This means you will no longer see player channel mods spamming the channels with announcements. [r]
    • /join CrossEvents@Faeblight for NA shards;
    • /join CrossEvents@Typhiria for EU shards.
  • New Dimension Key: Tempest Island. Morticus has posted a teaser of a new dimension key coming with RIFT Patch 3.3. [r] “Tempest Island” likely refers to Tyrant’s Throne although it might just be a portion of the island. If the recipe isn’t placeholder, it looks like it will require craft marks to purchase.
Dimension Key Tempest Island

Dimension Key Tempest Island

  • Breaking Into the Industry Livestream. Trion is holding a ‘Breaking Into the Industry’ livestream on Friday May 8th at 2:30PM PDT talking about how you can enter the games industry. The livestream will last approx. 45-60min with Director of Community Relations Linda “Brasse” Carlson and Human Resources Ninja Hope McGeathy. [r]
    • At the end of the segment they’ll give out RIFT-based giveaways.
    • Join them at the appointed time on Trion’s twitch channel.

Community Content

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

  • Rift Reforged Ep 34: FOODE for ALL! [Podcast]. Rift Reforged Ep 34 has been uploaded with talk of warfronts, a Shaman build and general RIFT news. There’s also a lore bit about Alsbeth’s ancestors. Check out the audio here! Video here.
  • ᕙ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ᕗ [PvP][Video]. SirSpaceboots has uploaded his latest PvP video in Library of the Runemasters on his Warrior 61 Reaver spec! Check it out here!
  • Why Don’t I Play this More? [PvP][Video]. Grim has uploaded a PvP video using his Mage this time in a Pyromancer spec on the Codex warfront map. Check it out here!
  • Featured Dimensioneer – Anaemeah@Greybriar [Dimensions]. Nouvae over at the Dimension Gallery has posted up a new Featured Dimensioneer article, this week about Anaemeah@Greybriar. 19 dimensions so far, with 1 WIP! Check them out 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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3 Comments on “RIFT News Tidbits 7th May 2015”

  1. yshaarj
    May 8, 2015 at 6:20 am #

    The bug that IA stop working (not showing objetives, and not teleporting) still exists

  2. Keiv
    May 8, 2015 at 6:41 am #

    are they gonna add Raid Marks on the HK:IA?

    • May 8, 2015 at 1:45 pm #

      Not sure; there hasn’t been any indication of this though.

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