RIFT News Tidbits 6th January 2016

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RIFT news tidbits for 6th January 2016.


  • RIFT 3.5 Hotfix #3. RIFT has been updated to RIFT 3.5 Hotfix #3 with an ~2GB update. Hotfix notes are small: possible fix to a login crash and a fix to two necklaces’ upgrade paths. Other additions not mentioned include that PTW weekly bosses are no longer affected by crowd-control, and the Trove Dimension Item Bundle is available under RIFT Store -> Dimensions.
    • Tacitus has explained that patch sizes don’t necessarily correlate with content. Sometimes there’s background work on the game including various incremental optimization improvements that are too small to warrant the time expense to be listed in patch notes.
    • You’ll generally be downloading 15mb pak files that contain various files inside. Most of the time there might be very small changes to one or two of the files contained within each pak file, but you need to download the full 15mb pak file. So although the file size is large (2GB), there might be very small changes across a large amount of files.
    • In this case, Tacitus mentioned that part of the hotfix was to change some internal names in various quests to improve organization of those quests. [r]
    • Also a reminder that most of the dev team were away on holidays but are back in the office. [r]
    • Live Datamining. Nothing stands out in the data files. No new skins or data files. Any files changed probably have tweaks that aren’t easy to view/compare with past files. Chances are there’s very few if any new stuff from the latest update. Any new additions will probably be more off/on switches to skins/models that are already on the Live client from previous updates.
  • Trove Dimension Item Promo Bundle. The dimension item bundle related to the Peaceful Hills dimension is now available under RIFT Store -> Dimensions. It contains a fixed amount of Trove building blocks, bushes, trees and the Trove Music Box. You can check out a preview of all the items over at The Dimension Touring Company here.
  • Possible Fashion Contest. The folks over at Rift-Wardrobe.com revealed at the start of their Wardrobe Wednesday livestream today (at 13min into the video) that Trion might be considering holding a Trion Fashion Contest, like the Dreaming of Summer and Dress The Night Away contests in the past. It’s under consideration so not 100% confirmed, and it’s unknown what the theme will be, or when the contest will be held. That said, given the large prizes involved in past Trion Fashion Contests, it might be time to start taking a look at your wardrobes.
    • [My personal guess is a Carnival/celebration-themed contest, given the 5th Anniversary of RIFT happens in March. Also, we’ve already had Summerfest and Autumn Harvest-related contests in the past, and a Fae Yule-themed contest seems a little too far away.]
    • Although the theme is currently unknown, it’s probably going to relate to one of the annual world events or some kind of holiday theme like previous contests. Have you been eyeing some interesting wardrobe? Might be time to start hunting for it!
    • Until then, be sure to enter Rift-Wardrobe’s monthly wardrobe contest! Occurs every month with in-game codes as prizes! Last month’s winners received the first Tarken Lifter mounts in the game!
  • Temporary Change to BoB: Maelforge. The Level 60 T3 Bindings of Blood – Maelforge encounter has been temporarily changed, with friendly NPC Asia’s “Dark Cabal” ability disabled until a future update. [r] (Other than achievements, one of the reasons to fight this old boss would be to obtain the Ra’Aran of Fate minion card).
  • FPS Loss in Nightmare Coast. BlazingOctopus has indicated that Trion will take a look at the FPS loss issues in Nightmare Coast. [r]
  • Dimension 1/0 Bug. The “1/0” bug with dimension item limits is on Trion’s radar and will be looked into – no ETA though. If you have any info on how to reproduce the bug, please post them here.
  • Double-linking Fix Inc. MrScary has announced that the bug where you link items from AH or RIFT Store twice in chat messages should be fixed with the next hotfix. [r]
  • Weapon Wardrobe VFX Bug Fix. MrScary has indicated that Trion is looking at the bug where you are unable to equip weapon vfx on the off-hand slot, even if you are displaying something like a sword that works on the main hand slot. He has confirmed this is an “unintended issue”. [r]

Community Content

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

  • Mals’ Yule Dimension Contest Winners Announced [Dimension][Contest]. Congratulations to all the winners in Mals’ Yule Dimension Contest! You can check out full details on all the winners to each category here.
  • Kiwi’s Discord Fae Yule Funshot Contest Winners Announced [Contest]. Congratulations to AssaultDrone@Seastone, Alynai@Wolfsbane and Jinorah@Wolfsbane for winning Kiwi’s recent Fae Yule Funshot Contest! You can check out the winning screenshots here!
    • Be sure to check out the 4 other contests as part of Kiwi’s “Rift Community Discord 5th Year Celebration!” events here!
  • Wardrobe Wednesday [Video]. Discordya and Pizzacatt over at Rift-Wardrobe have held the first Wardrobe Wednesday for January, voting with viewers on their favorite outfits from the first week of submissions to the January Theme-free Wardrobe Contest. Check out the recording here, and be sure to enter the contest here!
  • Color Me Blind [Dimension]. Feendish takes a tour of a very color-crazy dimension in the new Peaceful Hills (Trove) dimension! Check out “Color Me Blind” by Zeamage@Brutwacht 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 (‘Ally of the Ascended’) with a 16-slot bag, vfx rune, cloak and unique title “The Chosen” by entering code: HH3LZXZ7W77QMQJMJQQQ in the Apply Code page!

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