RIFT News Tidbits 1st June 2015

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RIFT news tidbits for 1st June 2015.


  • About Threat Change. As mentioned last week, the 40pt root Tank passive is becoming a passive based on Endurance (currently on PTS). Red Hawk has explained this change further:
    • Threat bonus will scale linearly with Endurance.
    • Each point of Endurance will be worth 0.0002 Aggro multiplier.
    • If you have two tanks in similar gear but with slightly different Endurance values, their threat bonuses will be very similar. [r]
    • Threat bonus from the 40pt root passive will now apply to everything you do (dps, taunt, heals/etc) instead of just from damaging attacks like what it is on Live.
    • New change will mean the passive is ‘actually passive’ and won’t have to be triggered each time you use a damagingabout:newtab ability. The change will be better for servers. [r]
  • Dimension Item: Rope Issue. The Rope dimension item on the PTS currently costs 720 Credits. This will be adjusted to a more appropriate amount. [r]
  • New Game In The Works? Megathalios on the RIFT Forums has discovered that Trion is hiring a new Senior Database Administrator. The description includes “You will deploy and manage a linux MySQL database backend in multiple datacenters for our next game.” The last part seems to suggest that Trion is indeed working on a new title! Could it be connected to the ‘REACTOR’ trademark they filed last December?
  • Minion Cards Updated. Two minion cards have been updated in the Minion Card Database.
    • Cerulean Steel. Max stats are 7 Water, 18 Notoriety and 30 Max Stamina. (Thanks to Wabbit@Laethys for the info!)
    • Ryuu. Max stats are 18 Life, 7 Hunting and 30 Max Stamina. (Thanks to Gordi@Zaviel for the info!)
  • Rift Wardrobe: Faction Gear. Only play one faction? Perhaps you’re missing out on a ton of faction-specific gear! Personally, I love the Defiant PvP weapons, and you only need 54,000 Favor to cover it all. More info here!

Community Content

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

  • Rift Reforged Episode 36 on YT [Video]. Last week’s Rift Reforged podcast is now up on Youtube. Featuring special guest Intim Gaming, check it 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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