RIFT News Tidbits 17th November 2015

RIFT Armor Concept Art Feature Image

RIFT news tidbits for 17th November 2015.


  • Planned Shard Downtime. Shards will be going down tomorrow for RIFT 3.4: Hotfix #9. Estimated duration is 1hr (EU) and 1hr 15min (NA).
    • North America: 7:30AM PST on 11/18/15
    • Europe: 2AM GMT on 11/19/15.
    • Note: Times seem to be incorrect in the announcement posts for NA and EU as at the time of this post (one says Tuesday, another says December). Times above based on what I assume are the correct times. Might be wrong.
  • Mind of Madness Kill Videos. Kill videos, guides and top standings for the latest raid have been posted up in the usual ‘Kill Videos’ article. The article will be updated as more info is available. For full guild standings, please refer to TopOfRift.com! There’s now at least one kill video for the first 5 bosses in the raid.
  • Epic Artifact Spawn Review. Dead Simon has stated he’ll take a look at how epic artifacts spawn in-game, although he has ruled out preventing shard-hopping. [r]
  • New Weapon/Armor Concept Art. RIFT Senior Concept Artist Julien Renoult posted up new concept art for an armor and weapon set. Check it out here! No clue what content this relates to. New PvP armor/weapon skins? Myrkur’s Depths? Shi-Ming? A teaser to a new expansion Trion is working on perhaps? Who knows.
    • Interestingly, it seems quite a bit of brown hair is visible from the back. Either this is some artistic license or the helm might be similar to the Warrior’s Abyssal Crusader’s Greathelm, which comes with dyable hair at the back.
RIFT Concept Art Horned Skull Armor and Weapon by Julien Renoult

RIFT Concept Art by Julien Renoult. Full image/source here.

  • Tip: Hold onto your Marauder’s Supply Crates and Favor. Given the news of a new tier (T2) of PvP-dropped armor, it’s probably time to hold onto your Marauder’s Supply Crates just in case they start dropping Dreambreaker gear (instead of Marauder), just like in previous upgrades where Ephemeral was replaced with Marauder. You might also want to save up some favor if you’re interested in the idea of new T1 pvp gear with procs.

Community Content

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

  • Crystal Pond Market [Dimension]. DimensionDiva from The Dimension Touring Company returns to take a tour of Diistine@Seastone’s “Crystal Pond Market”. Check out this lovely dimension here!

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3 Comments on “RIFT News Tidbits 17th November 2015”

  1. vx
    November 17, 2015 at 11:36 pm #

    are you sure, what Marauder’s Supply Crates will drop directly t2 armor? just expert dungeons will become pointless.

    • November 18, 2015 at 2:50 am #

      Dreambreaker isn’t T2 gear. It’s the pvp gear before the current final upgrade, Frenetic. It’s just a step above Marauder.

  2. vx
    November 18, 2015 at 3:16 am #

    oh, thanks. finally understood.

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