RIFT News Tidbits 22nd December 2015

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RIFT news tidbits for 22nd December 2015.


  • RIFT 3.5 Hotfix #2.5. The game was updated to RIFT 3.5 Hotfix #2.5 on Tuesday. No server downtime was needed. Hotfix was to implement a potential fix to the client-crash-on-login issues some players were experiencing lately. [r] Snedhepl has provided a brief explanation of the issue, which has something to do with memory corruption here.
  • Upcoming Region Restarts. CM Morgana has posted the Region Restart information for the next two weeks. Due to the holidays, no further notifications will likely be posted. Downtime for each restart is estimated at 1hr.
  • Promo: RIFT Discounts. Trion has launched a few discounts on Patron and various Packs. [r] The offers are on the Glyph website and Steam.
    • Patron Discounts:
      • 3 Month Patron $40.47 now $34.99.
      • 6 Month Patron $71.94 now $59.99.
      • 12 Month Patron $131.88 now $99.99.
      • CM Ocho has confirmed that you can keep the discounts for future patron subscriptions, as long as you don’t cancel your subscription. [r]
      • Deal lasts until 5th January 2016 at 7am UTC.
    • RIFT Packs Half Price:
      • Typhoon, Infusion, Ultimate Nightmare, Dream Soul, Storm Soul and Power Packs are half price (for the $ values) until 4th January 2016 at 10am PST.
    • Credit Pack Promo:
      • If you purchase a $20 Credit Pack from the RIFT Store, you’ll get a bonus Jolly Hellbug Companion Pet. The $100 Credit Pack gets you the Jolly Hellbug Mount. Offer ends 7th January 2016.
  • RIXTY “Into the Wilds” Gift Giveaway. Just a heads up that out of all the sites that were giving away “Into the Wilds” Gift codes back in October, RIXTY still seems to have codes remaining. These are free, but one per account only. They contain 1x Planar Squirrel Mount (random which one you get), 4x Nightmare weapon skins and 1mil PA XP (auto-consumed). You can get the code here (although you’ll need to have a RIXTY account, or register one).
    • Note: As with all “Into the Wilds” codes, these all expire on Dec 31st 2015.
  • Warning: Warmonger’s Marks Cap. Just a heads-up that you can still consume favor trying to purchase Warmonger’s Marks (RIFT Store- > Equipment -> Upgrade Parts) when you reach the weekly cap (6). Doing so will consume the favor, but won’t increase the amount of Warmonger’s Marks you have. Trion is now aware of the issue, but due to the holidays will likely not have a fix in until early next year. For now, if you run into this issue, please contact Trion’s customer support. [r]
  • Certain Mind of Madness Bosses Disabled. Dark Genesis and Arisen Arak bosses in The Mind of Madness raid have been temporarily disabled until next year. [r]
    • Oria Xu from Apotheosys has posted up a video explaining the issues relating to the Dark Genesis boss that has caused it to be disabled. (Warning: Some NSFW language).
  • Dimension Item Rarity. Morticus has mentioned that Trion could look at changing the rarity of certain dimension items in a response to player complaints about the drops from the Rare Dimension Mystery Box (36 Affinity). No details, and Morticus mentioned Trion would need to find time in the schedule to take a look at this issue. [r]

Community Content

Below is a list of content created recently by the RIFT community! Lots of orangey text today due to the amount of contests/giveaways.

  • Mals’ Yule Dimension Contest Has Ended + Showcase [Contest][Dimension]. Mals’ Yule Dimension Contest has officially ended. All eligible dimensions should now be open and judging has begun!
    • Contest Showcase [Dimensions]. Seyler over at The Dimension Touring Company has posted up previews of all the wonderful entries to Mals’ Yule Dimension Contest, and boy are there a lot of them! Check out the previews here and be sure to visit them all in-game as we await the judges!
  • The Yule Nug (4) – Mink Mayhem [Contest]. The final part of “The Yule Nug” contest is ending soon. Be sure to get your entries in quick as the contest ends on Wednesday 23rd Dec 2015 at 11:59:59PM PST. Don’t miss out on your chance to get your hands on the Merry Mink Mount!
    • Forum Giveaway – 30-day Patron [Contest]. Just a reminder as well that the 30-day Patron Pass giveaway on the RIFT Forums is on-going and ends at midnight (PST) on Dec 31st 2015!
  • Rift-Wardrobe December Contest [Contest]. The next Wardrobe Wednesday is being held this Wednesday at 3PM EST. Be sure to check it out here! Be sure to get your entries in asap for your chance to win a Tarken Lifter mount!
  • Winner of RiftGrate REX Twitter Giveaway [Contest]. Congratulations to Discobear@Zaviel for winning RiftGrate’s recent 24hr REX giveaway on Twitter. Your REX should arrive in your in-game mail shortly!
  • REAVER SUPPORT! [PvP][Video]. Grim goes through The Library of the Runemasters warfront in his latest PvP video with his Warrior’s Reaver PvP spec. 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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4 Comments on “RIFT News Tidbits 22nd December 2015”

  1. Life
    December 24, 2015 at 6:36 am #

    Fires of Heaven vs Lady Justice (The Mind of Madness) World First http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcDIhyo_Nuw

    • December 24, 2015 at 2:54 pm #

      Congratulations on the kill Fires of Heaven! 😀

  2. naintails
    December 24, 2015 at 7:26 pm #

    HH3LZXZ7W77QMQJMJQQQ the code is Ally of the Ascended. i thought it was a starter pack

    • December 24, 2015 at 7:32 pm #

      It is a starter pack, giving you the ability to summon those linked; 25% exp bonus near referring player; 16-slot bag, vfx rune, cloak costume and title “The Chosen”. Problem with just calling it ‘Ally of the Ascended’ is that most people don’t really know what that means. A ‘starter pack’ on the other hand is clearly meant for new players. I’ll keep that in mind though and see if I can make that section more clear.

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