RIFT News Tidbits 1st October 2015

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RIFT news tidbits for 1st October 2015.

You can find full 3.3 patch notes + a summary with useful links here. There’s also a summary of all known 3.4 additions here.


  • Promo: Budgie Madness Week. Budgie Madness Week is back, now with new Canariente mount. The mount has flaming vfx at the back of its head and tail feathers. All 3 Budgie Racing dailies are available now until next Thursday, 8th October at 3:30PM server time. More info here.
  • RIFT Livestream this Friday. Trion will be holding a RIFT Livestream, providing a final overview of RIFT 3.4 before it comes out next week. Be sure to join Ocho, Archonix, Dead Simon and Kerilar this Friday, 2nd Oct at 3:30PM PDT on their twitch channel!
  • Guide: RIFT 3.4 Crafting. There’s quite a few additions coming to crafting in 3.4 next week, including a new tier of runes and pots, planar crafted: earrings, seals and dream orbs for belt/gloves/earrings, and a new feast. Check out the RIFT 3.4 Crafting guide for information on where to obtain the recipes, costs and stats.
  • PTS Update + Datamining for 30th Sept 2015. Welcome Message update with some info; Primalist Pack on PTS; Primalist Capes skins; new snake staff icon weapon; Crystalline Scale item preview and new Wilds dailies scattered across the zone. More info here.
  • Class-Related Info:
    • Warrior Tempest Changes. Damage buffs, shield buff and Focused Fire becomes personal buff. More info here.
    • Warrior Riftblade Bug. Vladd has discovered that the damage bonus from Intensify is not applying to Icy Burst or its clone, Rift Burst. As such it is currently under performing. No ETA on a fix. [r]
    • Primalist Vulcanist Update. Fury Blast DoT no longer ticks after death; added Weapon Damage to Furious Power and all weapon/AP talents increase by 4% per point now. [r]
    • Primalist Draining. Primalists are currently not affected by drains. Red Hawk is adding a mechanic that will cause Primalists to have less throughput when they are drained. Will hit PTS ‘very soon’. [r]
    • Cleric Shaman Changes. Clerics have gotten some damage boosts of about 100-1k damage for most abilities on the PTS. There’s also an across-the-board 20% reduction in mana costs. No ETA on when these will hit Live. More info here. [r]
    • Cleric & Mage Bug Fixes. Red Hawk mentioned that he has fixed a bunch of Cleric and Mage bugs for 3.4. No details, but they’ll be in the patch notes next week. [r]
  • RIFT 3.3 Hotfix #15. A hotfix came out today to revert the changes made to instance respawning to before hotfix #14. This means soul-walking will no longer force respawn you to the beginning of the instance, but respawning will also go back to making you soul-walk outside the instance. [r]
    • Soul Walk CDs are available for purchase again. [r]
  • Mobile API Update. CM Ocho has announced that Trion’s engineering team is working to find a solution so that RIFT Event Trackers will continue to function properly after the Mobile App is removed when 3.4 hits. [r]

Community Content

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

  • Rift-Wardrobe October Contest [Contest][Wardrobe]. The folks over at Rift-Wardrobe have a special themed contest this month: Get your Autumn/Halloween/Scary outfits ready! Amazing prizes this month: 2x Power Packs and 1x The Wilds Pack up for grabs! Entries are judged each week with the best entries from each week being judged for the winning entries on the last Wednesday of the month! Enter here!
  • Rift Reforged Ep. 45 [Video]. The team over at Rift Reforged have held their 45th livestream, talking all things RIFT. Latest episode talks about 3.4 crafting, a Paladin spec and more! Check it out here!
    • Also note that from Oct 29th, Rift Reforged will be moving from Twitch to Youtube Live.
  • EXTREME Burst! – Nightblade Rogue PvP [Video][PvP]. Grim has uploaded his latest PvP video with his Rogue Nightblade PvP spec in the Blighted Antechamber Warfront. Check it out here!

Missed out on some news? Check out the full list of RIFT News Tidbits here or 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.

New to RIFT? Get your Free RIFT Starter Pack by entering code: HH3LZXZ7W77QMQJMJQQQ in the Apply Code page!

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