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RIFT News Tidbits 28-29th June 2015

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RIFT news tidbits for 28-29th June 2015.

  • Summerfest World Event. The Summerfest World Event is on-going. There’s scavenger hunts, dailies, fishing and more! Check out the sidebar for links to various Summerfest-related guides! Ends 2nd July 3:30PM Server Time.
  • Temporal Flux Promo Week. Temporal Flux Promo Week is on-going. Get your Black Empyreal Walker Mount. Ends 2nd July 3:30PM Server Time.

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  • PTS Update for 29th June 2015. PTS was updated today with planar crafted dimension items populated; planar crafted trinkets now with DPS, ST Heal, ST AoE and Tank proc versions; Tier 3 Test gear + Intrepid: Gilded Prophecy portal now up. More info/screens here.
    • Also, the Starry Night Sky Projector dimension item has been updated with screenshots courtesy of Feylna@Faeblight and Samuraiko. Check them out here!
  • Premade Restrictions After Hotfix. Trion will be testing restricting premade queuing in Conquest to 5 players max starting with this week’s hotfix. Trion is interested in feedback during the testing that you can post here.
    • If you’re after a quick win for next reset week, consider forming a premade after weekly reset but prior to hotfix.
      • America: 4am PDT reset (Wed); usually ~7am PDT hotfix.
      • Europe: 4am GMT reset (Wed); usually ~1-2am GMT hotfix the next day (Thurs).
  • Planar Crafting Station Dimension Items. As per the recent livestream about Planar Crafting, the new crafting rifts coming in 3.3 will have a rare chance to drop planar-based crafting stations that you can use in your dimension. (Yes, they are functional!).
    • The planar crafting stations will not any soulbinding. This means you can trade them freely, even after use. [r]
    • Morticus has posted a preview of some of the Death-themed crafting stations that you will be able to get from the Death Crafting Rift: [r]
Death Crafting Stations

Death Crafting Stations. Img Src: Morticus.

  • Minion Database Updated. The Minion Card Database has been updated with the following additions:
    • Tweop. Updated drop info – it drops from the rare mob Gnarl Nighthunter in Gloamwood. (Thanks to Snags for the info!)
    • Multiple cards’ max stats added: (Thanks to forbiddenlake for the info!)
      • Muirden. 7 Life 18 Hunting 17 Harvesting with 30 max stamina.
      • Runald. 7 Death 18 Hunting with 30 max stamina.
      • Billows. 7 Water 18 Dimension with 30 max stamina.
  • Further Mage Harbinger Changes. After some further testing, Red Hawk is going to change Furious Assault back to only working with Harb/Etheral abilities. [r] Empyrean Ascension will also get some further changes, including increasing duration by 5 seconds. [r] These changes are not up on PTS yet.

Also a reminder that the Summerfest World Event and Temporal Flux Promo Week are ending on Thursday at 3:30PM Server Time (PDT for NA; GMT for EU). Get your quests done before then!

Community Content

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

  • Reminder: Highway to the Dangerzone Wardrobe Contest Ending [Contest]. Reminder that Kiwi’s wardrobe contest is ending on July 1st at 1:30PM PDT. Prizes include a Levitate Mount, multiple Toxic Hellbug Mounts and 4th Anniversary Arclight Rider mounts. Get your entries in here!
  • Hammerknell Akylios Kills [Raid][Videos]. More Akylios kill videos for you all to check out!
    • Apotheosys vs Akylios (Multi-PoV). Yobiraion has uploaded an Akylios kill video from Apotheosys (World 1st) with multiple Cleric points of view: Sen in Cabalist (AoE DPS), Typhiria in Warden (AoE Heals) and Oriya in Justicar (Tank). Check it out here!
    • Fires of Heaven vs Akylios. Life is Mystery has uploaded Fires of Heaven’s World 2nd kill video in a Cleric Purifier spec. Check it out here!
    • The Return to Hammerknell Kill Videos article has been updated with these new videos!
  • Quick Hard Mode Rhen of Fate Guide [Raid][Guide]. Vesere has posted up a quick breakdown of Hard Mode Rhen of Fate on the PTS (except Finric). You can check it out here!
  • La vita e un sogno [Dimension]. Seyler over at The Dimension Touring Company has taken a tour of Thoel@Faeblight’s “La vita e un sogno”. Amazing architecture, especially all the little details. 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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