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PTS Datamining for 30th July 2015

PTS Datamining for 30th July 2015 Feature Image

RIFT updated the Public Test Shard (‘PTS’) on 30th July with a 1.9GB update! You can check out the update here. Below are interesting file found in the update.

Summary:

  • Great Hound Charity. Great Hound Mount & Grey2K USA Worldwide charity.
  • Planetouched Wilds Assets. Plenty of Bahmi skins & rigs, various PTW creatures, Teth, architecture skins and Shal Korva models updated.
  • Other Interesting Files. Dimension Tiles, a ‘Bat’ wardrobe bundle, Nightmare Lifter Mount.

As always, everything below is subject to change prior to hitting Live and some things included below may never make it to Live release.


Great Hound Charity

The Great Hound mount has popped up again in the data files, this time with a new image that reveals where we’ll be obtaining at least one of the mounts.

GREY2K USA Worldwide

RIFT Grey2k USA Worldwide Great Hound Feature Image

RIFT Grey2k USA Worldwide Great Hound Feature Image

The image above is clearly a front page RIFT Store feature image. It seems like Trion will be supporting the GREY2K USA Worldwide charity which aims to end dog racing world-wide. You can find out more about the charity here.

Great Hound Mount

Striped Purple Great Hount Mount Icon

The feature image also shows the purple, striped Great Hound mount from the concept art, so that will probably be the mount you will be able to purchase. It’s also the only mount that we’ve seen with a skin in the data files. The others might be held back as future additions.

RIFT Concept Art Hound Mount

RIFT Concept Art – Hound Mount by Sven Bybee

If this in-game charity event is anything like the previously held Medecins Sans Frontieres: Doctors Without Borders charity event, you’ll probably not be able to obtain the mount via other means (at least not for a while anyway). The previous event’s bundle cost 2,000 Credits and was available for 30 days with Trion donating $5 to the charity for each coat or bundle purchased. Unknown how much the Great Hount mount will cost.

Great Hount Mount Config

According to the config file, it should be amphibious. It also has its own rig, so should move differently from the existing mounts.

When Is It?

No clue when the Grey2k USA Worldwide RIFT charity event will be held. There doesn’t seem to be a fixed yearly fundraising date on the website. If it’s like the Doctors Without Borders promo though, it’ll probably last a while so you’re bound not to miss it.


Planetouched Wilds Assets

There’s quite a few new Planetouched Wilds-related files like new creature skins and updates to existing models.

Planetouched Wilds Bahmi Files

Quite a handful of Bahmi files have appeared related to the Planetouched Wilds.

Bahmi Rigs

Planetouched Wilds Bahmi Rigs

Beserker, Witch Doctor and Barbarian NPC rigs have popped up. Notice the “_zal” and “_khar”.

From the Planetouched Wilds Artifact Sets on the PTS, those two are most likely important characters in the storyline:

  • “_khar” is probably King Khar. According to the artifact set: “He ran from his destiny of becoming the Keeper of Radiance and cut a bloody swath to Shal Korva as the Titan of Wilds”.
  • “_zal” is probably Zal Shulam. From the artifact set: “The Vulcanist of Ovog was the most powerful primalists of her generation, whose temper was as fiery as her evocations.”

Bahmi Skins

There’s a bunch of new Bahmi skins on top of the ones datamined previously.

Generic Bahmi

The first ones are relatively small in image size, which suggests these are generic NPCs.

Planetouched Wilds Bahmi Skins 30th July 2015

General Bahmi Skins 30th July 2015. Larger Image.

The individual ‘eye’ seems to suggest that these NPCs will have moving eyes (instead of the static images you see in most existing NPCs besides important characters like Crucia). (Try it some time. Zoom into NPC faces and fear their blank stares).

Wolf Pelt Female Bahmi

The next few have larger resolutions, probably indicating that they are important NPCs that you’ll be staring at every now and then.

Planetouched Wilds Bahmi Skin Female Wolf Pelt

Bahmi Skin Female Wolf Pelt

This skin is probably female given what looks to be a bra band on her back in the right-most body image. You’ll notice the same band in the top-left ‘female’ Bahmi in the earlier image (as opposed to the absence of the band in the bottom-left ‘male’ Bahmi skin).

The skin is similar to some of the smaller skins, but this one has a wolf pelt hat covering her purple hair which probably indicates status. She’s probably Zal Shulam, ‘the Vulcanist of Ovog’.

Green/Blue Hair Female Bahmi

Another female Bahmi skin. Has Greenish-Blue hair. Quite a bit of it actually.

Planetouched Wilds Bahmi Skin Female Green Hair

Bahmi Skin Female Green Hair

She probably looks like Primalist Trainer “Yeke of the Wilds” on the PTS given the skin, except with a lot more hair flowing all over the place.

Primalist Trainer Yeke of the Wilds Sanctum

Primalist Trainer Yeke of the Wilds Sanctum

Purple Beard Male Bahmi

Finally, we have a male Bahmi with a purple beard. I actually think this is a dwarf. I don’t think this is King Khar, simply because there’s no discerning feature (except the large horn in the top-right and the beard) that clearly separates him from the other NPCs with similar skins to this one.

Planetouched Wilds Bahmi Skin Male Purple Beard

Bahmi Skin Male Purple Beard

Why a dwarf? Firstly because of the purple beard. It looks far too large for any traditional Bahmi. Secondly because of some character config files in the latest patch:

  • rig\asset\bahmi_female_medium_merchant_0_a.nif
  • rig\asset\bahmi_male_medium_bandit_melee_0_a.nif
  • rig\asset\dwarf_male_medium.nif
  • rig\asset\elf_female_medium.nif
  • rig\asset\elf_male_medium_aelfwar_skirmisher_0.nif
  • rig\asset\human_female_medium.nif
  • rig\asset\human_male_medium.nif

As you can see, there’s a “rig\asset\dwarf_male_medium.nif”. The normal player config files would end at “dwarf_male.nif”, so the “_medium” seems to be aimed at NPCs. You’ll notice that all the Bahmi rigs clearly meant for Planetouched Wilds Bahmi NPCs have “_medium” in their file names as well.

Could the Shalistiri have actually mated with the Dwarves to create the Bahmi? And these “dwarf_male_medium” could be the offspring whose Dwarf DNA were a little more dominant than the Shalistiri DNA. So, perhaps we’ll meet blue-skinned Shalistiri-Dwarf hybrids of ‘considerable’ height (compared to Telaran Dwarves) in the Planetouched Wilds!

Pure speculation of course, but it’s something to look out for when we finally get access to the zone.

Planetouched Wilds Creature Files

There’s some new PTW creature files in the latest data files as well!

Earth Twisted Bahmi Skin

The skin below is likely of an ‘Earth-twisted’ Bahmi. You can clearly see the bahmi skin in the bottom-right. The Bahmi is clearly corrupted/’planetouched’ with the plane of Earth.

Earth Twisted Bahmi Skin

Earth Twisted Bahmi Skin. Larger Image.

The idea of the skin being ‘Earth Twisted’ comes from the Planetouched Wilds achievements on the PTS.

Planetouched Wilds Achievements PTS 30th July 2015 Part 2

Chances are the above skin is of an ‘Earth Twisted Baac Hunter’.

Crystal Golem Skin

Next up is a ‘Crystal Golem’ skin. This might actually be the ‘Earth Twisted Baac’.

Planetouched Wilds Crystal Golem Skin

Crystal Golem Skin

One thing to note about this particular skin is that it was rather large (2048×2048) compared to the other skins. This could suggest that it might be scaled up (such as for use as a zone event boss).

The skin also shows 4 ‘feet/hands’. Most skins have only 2 instances of feet/hands because that portion of the skin is simply repeated for the other side. This ‘might’ indicate that this creature has 8 feet/hands. The bottom-left triangular object might indicate a tail.

Teth Rigs

There’s two rigs for Teth. A ‘colossus_water_rock_teth’ and a ‘colossus_teth’ which uses the ‘colossus_guardian_vigil_saint’ rig.

Planetouched Wilds Teth Rigs

Planetouched Wilds Teth Rigs

These might be the Teth Yelishan and Teth Telioas mentioned in the PTW achievements. The 2nd rig probably uses the same rig as the Drekanoth of Fate although it might have a different skin.

According to an artifact set about Teth, he/she seems to be a Tenebrean that is able to change forms each time he/she is reincarnated.

Planetouched Wilds Artifact Set Teth

However, “Teth Yelishan” and “Teth Telioas” are not part of the Teths in the artifact set, which seems to suggest these are more recent forms it has/will take in the storyline.

Crystal Dino Skins

A few dino-like skins have popped up. Planetouched Wilds achievements in the latest PTS Update mentioned a few varieties of dinosaurs including:

  • Crystal Drakes
  • Boar Dinos
  • Ram Dinos
  • Rhino Dinos
  • T-Rexs

Unsure which one the below are, but they ‘look’ like they might be dinos:

Dino Skin #1

Can’t really tell what the first one looks like. One of the Dinos…probably.

Planetouched Wilds Crystal Dino Skin

Dino Skin #2

Second one actually looks like an armored honey badger. Maybe it’s a babaroo?

Planetouched Wilds Crystal Creature Skin

Dino Skin #3

And another crystal dino-ish skin. Looks kind of frail in skin-form, so maybe it’s the crystal drake (since current drakes are rather skinny).

Planetouched Wilds Crystal Dino Skin 2

Dino Skin #4

Couldn’t find the colored version of this creature’s skin. However, this is the closest skin to the Crystalline Raptor concept art.

Planetouched Wilds Crystal Dino Skin 3

The 6 eyes match both on the skin (middle-right) and concept art.

Crystalline Raptor

Crystalline Raptor. Src: Trion Worlds

The person in the bottom-left corner of the concept art could be a potential scale reference for the creature, although this might change between the concept stage and the size of the creature once it’s in-game.

dino_crystal_boss

Regardless of which skin is the ‘dino_crystal’, there is a “dino_crystal_boss” config file. That said, its only attack seems to be an “unarmed_melee_bite” (for now at least).

Architecture Skins

There’s a few PTW architecture skins. Mostly of various Stone Heads.

Planetouched Wilds Stone Heads Architecture Skins

The top one does show a 6-armed individual. Is it worship of the Shalistiri? Or some other race/god/s? The Shalistiri seem to only have 2 arms (unless there are multiple kinds of Shalistiri), so it’s probably not them.

Shal Korva Updated

The models for Shal Korva datamined back on 1st July have been updated. These now have a lot more ‘cloth’ on the wooden platforms, and there’s balloons/blimps!

I had been wondering how all these thin platforms managed to support itself. The below image clearly shows some parts are kept up with large balloons/blimps, whilst other parts are weighed down with those bags of sand/rock.

Planetouched Wilds Shal Korva Master Updated 30th July 2015 Part 1

Shal Korva Models #1

It’s not just the floats that have been added. There’s plenty of new cloth and what looks like sails throughout the updated models.

Planetouched Wilds Shal Korva Master Updated 30th July 2015 Part 2

Shal Korva Models #2

Planetouched Wilds Shal Korva Master Updated 30th July 2015 Part 3

Shal Korva Models #3

Planetouched Wilds Shal Korva Master Updated 30th July 2015 Part 4

Shal Korva Models #4

With the old models, it was assumed that Shal Korva would be against a cliff to prevent the wooden platforms from collapsing in on themselves. However, the balloons/blimps suggest that some parts of Shal Korva might be floating in the air, or at least being supported by them.


Other Interesting Files

Dimension Tiles

A whole heap of dimension tile skins have popped up. Not sure if each 4×4 tile image is supposed to be a single dimension item, or if it relates to 16 different dimension items (or some kind of randomizer).

Dimension Tiles PTS 30th July 2015

Dimension Tiles PTS 30th July 2015

These will probably arrive with 3.4, based on past info from Trion.

Bat Wardrobe Bundle

Interestingly, a bat-themed wardrobe bundle popped up in the files. This doesn’t really seem like it’s related to the Planetouched Wilds. Could be for Autumn Harvest?

RIFT Death Bat Wardrobe Bundle Skin

RIFT Death Bat Wardrobe Bundle Skin

Nightmare Lifter Mount Skin

Nightmare Lifter Mount Icon

A skin and icon have popped up for a Nightmare Lifter Mount.

Nightmare Lifter Mount Skin

Nightmare Lifter Mount Skin

I wouldn’t be surprised if the mount turns out to be the Lord Arak Raid Conqueror achievement reward (given the Abyssal Lifter Mount is the Hammerknell Fortress Conqueror reward).

Wheel of Fortune

The following two images were part of the data files.

IDontEven

These were high-res 2048×2048 images.It seems this was either added to the files on purpose for anyone looking through them, or they have been placed in a specific location temporarily.

The image is of Pat Sajak, from the American version of the TV show “Wheel of Fortune”. (Thanks to Apolllyon and Stormbow for the info on who this is)

The reason why he is there is probably because the Planetouched Wilds seems to have its own version of the Wheel of Fortune called the Wheel of Fate and someone on the art team probably wanted to have him staring up at them as they build the landscape around the Wheel of Fate.

Planetouched Wilds Wheel of Fate file Names

So far there’s ‘bahmi’, ‘monkey’, ‘skull’ and ‘lion’ file names related to this ‘Wheel of Fate’, although there’s nothing interesting in the rigs themselves (basically one or two lines).

The only other thing known about this ‘Wheel of Fate’ is from the Artifact set of the same name on the PTS:

The Wheel of Fate Artifact Set

Guess the Wheel of Fate must be some superstitious (or magical) predictor of the Bahmi’s fortunes.

SFX – Enigma & Teth

Data files had about 100+ sound effects for Enigma and Teth. Nothing too interesting, just a whole bunch of 1-3sec wailing, huffing and grunting sound files. Enigma seems to be a possible boss mob in the Lord Arak Raid whilst Teth is related to the Planetouched Wilds.


A lot of new files in the latest PTS Update pertaining to the Planetouched Wilds.

If you’re interested in what was added to the latest PTS Update that you can access in-game including 3.4 crafting recipes, check the article here!

For past PTS Updates, click here. You can also find past datamining here.

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15 Comments on “PTS Datamining for 30th July 2015”

  1. Apolllyon
    August 3, 2015 at 4:05 am #

    The picture under ‘I Don’t Even’ is Pat Sajak from Wheel of Fortune.

    • August 3, 2015 at 4:54 am #

      Ah, that actually makes sense now. Will have to update that part of the post about the wheel of fortune in PTW. Thanks Apolllyon and Stormbow for the info! šŸ˜€

  2. Stormbow
    August 3, 2015 at 4:07 am #

    Those ‘bahmi skins’ are more likely the new genie race/mob skins that was talked about by the lead designer.

  3. Stormbow
    August 3, 2015 at 4:22 am #

    The “mystery man” is Pat Sajak, of “Wheel of Fortune” fame.

  4. August 3, 2015 at 8:32 pm #

    Oh man the tiles have me hoping we might be in for a “wardrobe” system for dimensions I so would love common items to be available and a dye bucket for tiles like this and lots of textures to choose….Love all of this so exciting!

    • August 4, 2015 at 7:54 pm #

      That would be amazing! I do recall Morticus and Vladd mentioning that the idea for a dimension collections system has been approved, but no ETA and not 100% confirmed to be coming.

  5. mycopanther
    August 4, 2015 at 12:12 am #

    That dino skin #2 might be realed to “krillados” mob which was datamined too. Maybe a mature-premature type of relation?

    • mycopanther
      August 4, 2015 at 12:14 am #

      D-ohhh i meant related!

    • August 4, 2015 at 7:35 pm #

      That’s definitely a possibility. Skins can be wildly different from what they look like in-game (like this skin of Lady Glasya), so who knows. šŸ˜› Hope Trion opens up the zone for us to test and find out soon-ish!

    • mycopanther
      August 5, 2015 at 5:31 am #

      I’m hoping we’ll get some info about ptw at Gamescom party! Sadly it seems there’s a loong time until we see it open in live, pts even.

  6. August 6, 2015 at 6:49 pm #

    The building blocks look interesting, in the past when you have datamined dimension building blocks, were they laid out in this same way, as one large file? I’m just curious.

    • August 6, 2015 at 6:57 pm #

      I compiled all the blocks into one image to save space. However, each ‘color’ in a 3×3 block was a separate skin. Haven’t datamined previous dimension block skins before since the existing ones are pretty old so not quite sure. Perhaps each 3×3 block is a single tile; or maybe they are 9 different tiles each.

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