Livestream Summary: 3.4 Crafting and UI

Livestream Summary 3.4 Crafting and UI Feature Image

Trion had their 25th September 2015 Friday Livestream where they talked about crafting and UI additions to the game with RIFT 3.4: Into the Wilds.

Click here for a replay of the 25th September 2015 Livestream video on RIFT portion starts at 3hr 13min 30sec into the video.

Black/Normal Text = Livestream Summary.
[Dark Blue Text] = My own comments. i.e. May not be indicative of actual content.

Trion had their 25th September 2015 Friday Livestream with Community Manager Eric “Ocho” Cleaver, Senior UI Artist Amber “Gingers” Alexander and Senior Game Designer Noah “Morticus” Holmes.

Table of Contents:

  • Dimensions Additions
  • Crafting Additions
  • User Interface Additions
  • Other Info
  • Livestream Giveaways

As always, everything can be subject to change prior to the content hitting Live.

Dimensions Additions

Trion went over some (not all!) of the new items coming to dimensions.

Disc Building Blocks

RIFT Dimension Discs Max Size Preview 1

Disc Building Blocks! (Image from PTS, not livestream.)

As mentioned before on RiftGrate, new disc-based building blocks will be available starting from RIFT 3.4. You can view them on the PTS via RIFT Store -> Dimensions -> Building Blocks.

  • Discs match up with pre-existing textures.
  • Trion is also working on more textures for building blocks. On the horizon, but no ETA.

Planar Laboratories

Planar Laboratories Livestream

Crafting Rifts will have a chance of dropping Planar Laboratory dimension items. Like the other crafting stations, you’ll be able to use them in your dimension. (VFX not up on PTS yet). There’s one for each Plane.

Always Sunny Day Sky Projector

There’s a new ‘Always Sunny Day Sky Projector’ coming in 3.4, available under RIFT Store -> Dimensions -> Interactive. As the name suggests, it’s a version of the ‘Sunny Day’ sky projector that will keep your dimension in daytime.

Sunny Day Sky Projector

Sunny Day Sky Projector. ‘Always Sunny Day’ will always remain in daytime.

Lucky Fortune Bundle

Oven of Good Fortune Preview

A new bundle will become available on the RIFT Store under Dimensions (as well as Crafting). Contains an ‘Oven of Good Fortune’ dimension item and the recipe for the Lucky Fortune Biscuit.

  • Oven of Good Fortune is required to craft the Lucky Fortune Biscuit.
  • Lucky Fortune Biscuits require Sugar, Dough and Sea Salt as well as a small level of Survivalist crafting profession.
  • Lucky Fortune Biscuits will consume for random fluff items. On the livestream it produced a gray item.
  • Achievements are linked to these new biscuits. Opening multiple will progress the “Feeling Lucky?” achievement. The final tier of the achievement will have a reward (no info given on what that reward will be).

Feeling Lucky Fortune Biscuit

Sugar is a new item you can get either from the RIFT Store -> Crafting -> Reagents for Credits, or through the new ‘Sugar’ recipe you can obtain from the Survivalist trainer. The recipe requires 2x Sugar Cane, which is a crafting reagent that costs plat.

Mathosian Cascades Expanded

The Mathosian Cascades dimension’s boundaries have been expanded on the PTS.

Mathosian Cascades Dimension Boundaries Extended

Now the boundaries go slightly beyond both lakes on each side of the dimension.

Crafting Additions

A whole heap of new crafting additions and changes are slated for 3.4.

Dream Weaver: New Dream Orbs

Dream Weavers will be able to craft new sets of dream orbs.

Improved Dream Orbs

Batch of Improved Savant Dream Orbs

A better version of existing Dream Orbs will be available, obtained from Dream Weaver trainer.

According to Morticus on the livestream, they have improved stats. However, currently on PTS they simply reduce the rng for getting BiS stats from 1 in 15 to 1 in 12. Max stats are still the same. Unknown at this stage if that’s a bug or if the stats are intended.

Improved Dream Orbs simply cost more dream ribbons. 330 dream ribbons vs current 220 dream ribbons for the Improved Savant Dream Orb vs Savant Dream Orb. (Thanks to Accol for the info!)

Planar Dream Orbs

Batch of Blinding Dream Orbs

Four new sets of Planar Dream Orbs will be available. These apply to new slots: Belt, Gloves and Earrings. The highest-tier version “Blinding Dream Orbs” has 12 possible combinations.

Planar Dream Orbs require dream ribbons as well as Imperishable motes. The Blinding Dream Orbs requires 10x Imperishable Terrene Motes to craft a batch of 4.

You can check out the possible stat combinations for the new dream orbs from the Dream Orbs Stat Sheet under the “(NT)(PTS)” tabs for Tier 2 Epic gear. I’ll update the rest (and add ‘Improved Dream Orb’ stats) later this week.

Apothecary: Pots and Seals

Apothecaries have a new tier of all their pots as well as new Planar-crafted Seals.

Arcanist's Blazing Seal Livestream

  • New ‘Illustrious’ tier for all pots gained from Apothecary trainer.
  • New Planar-crafted Seals gained from Artisan Store.
    • Requires Imperishable to craft; upgrade also requires an Imperishable.
    • Upgraded Seal matches stats of fully-upgraded Nightmare Seal.
    • Acts as an alternative to farming Illusory Motes for Nightmare Seal.

Runecrafter: New Runes

Runecrafters can craft a new tier of runes, as well as Earring runes.

Planar Crafted Earrings Livestream

  • New tier of runes requires old tier + (Epic) Opaque Rune Amender.
  • Earring runes has an upgrade. Planar-crafted using an Imperishable. Gained from Artisan Store. Upgrade is better than notoriety-gained earring runes. According to the livestream, Earring rune upgrade requires (Relic) Dreaming Rune Amender. Unknown if Morticus will change this to Opaque.
  • New 2-handed Dex runes for Primalists will be made available from the Runecrafter trainer (base rune) + Rune Upgrade vendor (for upgraded recipes).

Survivalist: Feast + Food

Survivalists get a new Feast of the Rhenke as well as a new tier of Food items. Food items are simply better versions of existing ones which don’t stack with feast.

Feast of the Rhenke

New Tier of Crafted Gear

Apparently, existing crafted gear (excluding Planar Crafted gear) now has a new tier. Upgrades have also changed so each upgrade costs less.

Morticus mentioned that they had collapsed a lot of the upgrade tiers for crafted items to make way for a new tier of crafted gear. However, he linked an Exalted Thalasite Cannon that has the same stats as on Live.

Perhaps Morticus meant that a new tier of existing crafted gear would appear in a future update, because it’s certainly not on the PTS.

Exalted Thalasite Cannon Upgrade

It does look like the upgrade path has gone from Abiding -> Refined -> Phenomenal -> Illustrious -> Exalted to Abiding -> Refined -> Illustrious -> Exalted. So ‘Phenomenal’ has been removed. Total upgrade costs across tiers has been reduced by 2x Void Source Accelerators.

Other Crafting Info

  • Crafting Rifts can be spawned in the Planetouched Wilds.
  • Imperishable Motes drop rate increased by 50%.
  • Morticus will look at potentially adding a way to convert between Imperishables and their Mote counterparts. No guarantee and will need approval.
  • Stan’s Tackle Box and Lure will also drop in the Planetouched Wilds. The chance of obtaining both the tackle box and the lure has been increased for 3.4.

User Interface Additions

Gingers showed off a whole heap of user interface additions coming with 3.4.

AH “Uncollected Appearances Only” Checkbox

The Auction House will get an “Uncollected Appearances Only” checkbox. Ticking the box will get make it so that only armor/weapons whose appearance you haven’t collected yet will show up.

Show Uncollected Appearances

Wardrobe Additions

  • Wardrobe Dye slots now show the name of the dye in a tooltip when you hover over them.
  • There’s now a Random button. Clicking on it will show you random armor appearances that you have. Does not affect weapons or dyes.
  • CTRL + Clicking on a Bundle item will open a preview window showing all items in the bundle. Does the same for bundle recipes and Appearance Sets under Character -> Appearance Sets.

RIFT Wardrobe Random Button UI

Trion might look at adding an option to allow you to click on an Appearance Set and equip it in your current wardrobe.

Guild UI Additions

  • You will be able to click on items in the Item Log of the Guild Vault to view their tooltip.
  • You will be able to click on items and achievements in the Guild Log to open up their associated tooltips/windows.

Quest Log Buttons

There will now be Collapse All and Expand All buttons for the Quest Log.

Quest Log Collapse Expand All

Crafting UI Addition

  • The crafting window will remember which categories you have collapsed or expanded for the next time you open the window.
  • Settings -> Interface -> Colors has an additional “Crafting Warnings” option to adjust the color of crafting window-based warnings (like when you don’t have enough of a certain type of material).

Chat Tells Highlighting

When you are in a tab separate from the one that shows your tells, the tab with your tells will flash when you get a new message. The flashing is quite subtle, with only the border of the chat tab flashing white.

Very Subtle

Achievement Artifact Linking

When you click on an artifact set in an achievement, your artifact window will open up to the set so you can quickly check how many artifacts you need left to complete the set.

Green Reward Marker

A new green reward marker will appear on certain achievements. This indicates that the achievement will reward a ‘Portrait Badge’.

Planetouched Wilds Artifact Achievements

  • Portrait Badges appear at the top of your portrait.
  • They stack with Portrait Frames.
  • You can change your Portrait Badge via right-clicking your character portrait, similar to changing your portrait frame.

Portrait Badge Examples

There’s a few achievements related to completing all the artifact sets associated with a particular artifact type in the Planetouched Wilds. These portrait badges look like artifact nodes. Completing all sets from all artifact types in the Wilds gives you a special portrait badge which cycles through all the colors.

Other Info

3.4 Release Info

Nothing definitive was given. CM Ocho mentioned that they were getting close to a release, but are not quite ready to announce a date yet. [This more than likely means it won’t be released on Sept 30th].

Trion might work on a video trailer, but don’t expect one until after the patch is released.

Class Adjustments

  • Vladd mentioned in the Livestream Chat that he wants to buff Warrior Tempest by about 5k dps.
  • He also added Rogue Bladedancer changes to PTS today.

(Thanks to Aaiden for the info!)

RIFT Mobile Removed

RIFT Mobile App is being completely removed when 3.4 hits. This was announced by TrionBrasse. You can read the thread here.

CM Ocho talked a bit about the reason for its removal during the livestream:

  • Support takes a lot of effort; not just application which has been problematic.
  • There’s a lot of behind-the-scenes work to keep the API functioning, and to prevent it from breaking or stop working altogether.
  • Takes a lot of work to maintain every update (and manually booted up with every shard crash).
  • Imbalance between benefit and resources slowing down other projects.

The Mobile App is required to allow most of the RIFT Event Trackers to operate. Trion will consider an official tracker, although it’s not currently on the drawing board. It might be something they look at in the future, but not anytime soon.

Livestream Giveaways

Livestream Channel Giveaways

During the Livestream, a handful of livestream chat channel viewers received:

  • 1x 4th Anniversary Arclight Rider Mount to 5 livestream viewers.
  • 1x Power Pack to 5 livestream viewers.
  • 1x The Wilds Pack to 3 lucky livestream viewers!

Congratulations to all the winners!

Livestream Summary for 25th Sept 2015 Livestreamers

(From Left to Right: CM Ocho, Gingers and Morticus)

Trion Pillow

There was also a Trion pillow on the empty seat behind the livestreamers today! It didn’t say much, but was ever watchful.

Quite a few additions to crafting, dimensions and some nice quality-of-life user interface changes coming with 3.4. Are you prepared for the new crafted items?

Past Livestream Summaries can be accessed here.

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3 Comments on “Livestream Summary: 3.4 Crafting and UI”

  1. Aaiden
    September 25, 2015 at 6:53 pm #

    Vladd mentioned that more Tempest buffs were coming, he wants it to do 5k more now than what it’s currently doing on the PTS, he also said he changed BD today as well

    • September 25, 2015 at 10:07 pm #

      Nice! Thanks for the info Aaiden, adding that in. 😀

  2. September 26, 2015 at 3:26 am #

    Yeah increasing BiS runes and making them friggin expensive sounds like something they would do. Will boost rex sales for sure…

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