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RIFT 3.5 Hotfix #9

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Trion has updated RIFT to RIFT 3.5 Hotfix #9 as of 10th February 2016.

Summary/Additional Info:

  • Patron Buffs/F2P Changes Are In. Patrons will be immune to soul vitality loss, and have 50% AH fee/commission reduction. Also:
    • Only patrons can stack charges for Dungeons, Warfronts and IAs.
    • Only patrons can accumulate rested experience.
    • Only patrons can specific queue for Warfronts/Dungeons.
    • F2P (those with less than 1,500 loyalty) currency cap increased from 2,500 to 5,000p.
  • Mayhem in Mathosia. The Mayhem in Mathosia event will appear again from Feb 12th-14th with new repeatable quests and rewards. Location for the event will be Freemarch and Silverwood zones.
    • There will also be a Patron-exclusive daily and weekly quest.
  • Rare Minion Adventures. On rare occasion, you can discover minion adventures with bonus loot – these are marked with a special icon. These cost Credits and drop Cosmic Fragments and Planar Stabilizers.
    • Planar Stabilizers open unstable HK IA caches.
    • Cosmic Fragments are used in new Dream Weaver “Defender Essence Supply Crates”.
  • Chat Merges. A whole bunch of chat channels are now cluster-wide including level chats, world defense, Events, Trade and CrossEvents.
  • Other Additions:
    • More Slots. 20 more Wardrobe slots; 4 more Bank Vaults. Each slot unlocked with Credits.
    • Dream Weaver Recipes. New “Cosmic Aggressor” recipe as well as Defender Essence Supply Crates that drop upgradable essences.
      • Player DarkDaemon has a forum post with examples of the essences (includes BiS greaters) and upgrade costs. [r]
    • Dimension Additions. A new ‘Korvan Dimension Item Grab Bag’ has been added to the RIFT Store with PTW items, and there’s a new grab bag with ice-building blocks.
    • Craft Reagent Costs Up. 1p reagents now 1p 50g. Numerous recipes have also had their costs adjusted (generally down).
    • Imperishable Motes Change. Imperishable [Element] Motes are now Imperishable Prismatic Motes. Recipes/drop rates changed accordingly.
    • Unstable HK IA Caches. There’s now a chance for the HK IA bosses to drop Unstable versions of their caches, with a guaranteed item drop.
    • New Achievements. A whole slew of new achievements have been added to the game, mainly involving unlocks, ability use and others. Unobtainable Mariel-Taun and Mayhem in Mathosia achievements have now been moved to Legacy.
    • Arisen Arak Changes. A whole heap of changes/fixes to the final boss of the Tier 3 20-man raid Mind of Madness.
RIFT 3.5 Hot Fix #9 – 02/10/16

== FEATURES ==

PATRON BUFFS
We’ve updated Patron benefits with TWO brand new bonuses! Patrons are now immune to soul vitality loss, and have a 50% reduction on Auction House fees and commissions.

In addition to these new bonuses, the following convenience perks are now exclusive to Patrons:
– Stacking charges for Dungeons, Warfonts, and Instant Adventures.
– Accumulating rest experience.
– Queuing for specific Warfronts and Dungeons.

For further details, please check out the discussion thread.

CALL TO ARMS
The planes will enter mayhem mode in Freemarch and Silverwood once again the weekend of February 12th through the 14th with new repeatable quests and rewards.

Patrons can speak to the Planar Challenger in Sanctum or Meridian for a new and exclusive Daily and Weekly quest. Jump in and join the fight!

RARE ADVENTURES COME TO MINIONS!
Now when adventuring, special rare adventures can appear, signified by a special icon! When completed, these rare adventures offer extra bonus loot in addition to their normal rewards. They can also be shuffled away for free, should you wish to do so.

== GAME UPDATES ==

GENERAL
* You can now buy an additional 20 wardrobe slots! Find them in the character sheet.
* There are now 4 more Bank Vaults for purchase!
* Fixed several instability issues when changing graphics settings with parallel rendering enabled.
* A number of chats have been made cross-shard, allowing you to talk toanyone in these chats on a cluster level! They are as follows:
– All level range chats
– World Defense
– Events
– Trade
– CrossEvents
– Note: Any time a player logs in, they will see a message pop up in the chat console several times saying that they are already in that channel. This is a bug, and will be fixed in an upcoming hotfix.
* Fixed an issue with the UI sometimes showing white icons.

RIFT STORE AND SERVICES
* Dream Weavers can now purchase recipes to craft Cosmic Aggressor and Defender Essence Supply Caches! Look for these recipes on Bob and the Rift Store. Open these caches to find incredible essences, even epic ones that can be upgraded to unbelievable strength!
* Dimensioneers, looking for Planetouched Wilds items? Check out the Korvan Dimension Item Grab Bag added to the Rift Store!
* A new grab bag has been added to the Rift Store containing brand new ice building blocks!
* The Flipped Wedding Garb costume is now available in the RIFT Store. A variant of the existing Wedding Garb with a twist: tuxedo for the ladies / dress for the gentlemen!

ECONOMY ADJUSTMENTS
* As part of our efforts to improve the RIFT economy, we’re increasing the cap on currency for Free players to 5,000 Platinum.
– Because these sorts of changes can produce effects that can’t be completely predicted, this change is an experiment in progress. We’ll observe impact, and adjust as necessary in the future.
* After observing the shifts in the RIFT economy, a number of store-bought crafting materials used in Savant recipes have had their prices increased to account for inflation. The following items now cost 1p50g, up from 1p:
– Shell Grinding Stone
– Crustacean Oil
– Coral Lacquer
– Byssal Cord
-Disintegrating Blend
– Essence of Reverie
– Teal Wax
– Inelastic Thread
– Salt Flux
-Waterproof Ink

INSTANT ADVENTURE

INTREPID: HAMMERKNELL
* Caches from boss kills now have a chance to drop an unstable version. The unstable versions are locked but when opened have a guaranteed chance at an item drop along with other loot.
* Rewards from Hammerknell Instant Adventures now properly upgrade to have higher stats.

ZONES AND EVENTS
* Zone Event: Bloodfire Behemoth: The colossi that spawns should no longer gain the Planar Evacuation buff and despawn pre-maturely. The colossi should also no longer gain the Burning Out buff which allowed it to be killed in a very short amount of time.
* As an experiment, we’ve rebalanced the way that zone events spawn. They should now spawn more evenly across all zones. Since it is an experiment, we’ll be monitoring the results, taking feedback, and tweaking until we’re happy with it!

ASHORA
* Quest: Army Ants: The quest objective has been reduced to 60 kills, down from 100.
* Achievement: Burning Ants: All Architects in Ashora now count towards this achievement. Additionally, all Architects in Ashora are now valid targets.

GLOAMWOOD
* Quest: Crystal and Key: The location of Jary Snoes ghost has been moved slightly to no longer appear under a frequent rift spawn.

IRON PINE PEAKS
* Quest: In the Wrong Place: Sentinel Veliz should once again offer this quest in Icewatch Ridge.
* Quest: Shipment Triangulation: The red tracking markers should appear more reliably on all graphics settings.

PLANETOUCHED WILDS
* Quest: A Tempting offer: Fixed an issue that could cause this quest to become stuck after a client crash.

SCARLET GORGE
* Zone Event: Shambling Hordes: The individual zombies that accompany the boss are no longer immune to attack when they first spawn.

CRAFTING

IMPERISHABLE PRISMATIC MOTES
* In an effort to reduce the amount of components required for various crafting upgrades, Imperishable Motes have been replaced by a new unified component: Imperishable Prismatic Motes.
* All existing Imperishable Motes now convert to Imperishable Prismatic Motes when right-clicked.
* All recipes that originally called for Imperishable Motes now use the new Imperishable Prismatic Mote.
* All Crafting Rifts that dropped the various Imperishable Motes now drop the new, unified Imperishable Prismatic Motes.
* Imperishable Prismatic Motes drop less frequently than their elemental counterparts did, but should be much easier to obtain as you no longer need to hunt for a specific drop.

APOTHECARY
* The Phenomenal Bottle of Spell Strikes and Phenomenal Bottle of Critical Strikes recipes now require 6 Sarleaf Extracts, down from 12.
* The Illustrious Bottle of Critical Strikes and Illustrious Bottle of Spellstrikes recipes now require 12 Sarleaf Extracts, down from 24.

ARMORSMITHING
* The Tormenting Metal Amender recipe now requires 24 Pelagic Requirements, down from 48.

ARTIFICER
* The Opaque Ornament Amender recipe now requires 24 Pelagic Fragments, down from 48.

RUNECRAFTING
* The Rune Amender recipe now requires 18 Capricious Stars, down from 20.
* The Advanced Rune Amender recipe now requires 8 Capricious Stars and 7 Nightmare Stars, down from 10 and 8, respectively.
* The Opaque Rune Amender now requires 24 Pelagic Fragments, down from 48.

ACHIEVEMENTS
* We’ve added a slew of new achievements!
– Planar Novice, Planar Acolyte, Planar Adept, Planar Master, and Planar Commander: Complete tiers of Planar Attunement.
– Fashion Icon: Unlock Wardrobe slots.
– Revered Crafter: Become Savant in 4 crafting professions.
– Legendary Crafter: Become Savant in 8 Crafting professions.
– Vault Keeper: Unlock 10 bank Vaults.
– Just Role With It/Role Tide!: Unlock 5 character roles for your calling.
– I Was Framed!: Unlock five portrait frames.
– Badge of Honor: Unlock 7 portrait badges.
– Fancy Pets/ Pampered Pets: Unlock combat pet skins.
– Patronly: Use a Patron ability.
– Bank Holiday: Unlock 30 bank slots.
– Fully Loaded: Unlock 8 bag bar slots.
* The following achievements have been moved to Legacy:
– Quantity Over Quality
– Try Not To Look Too Desperate
– Pie For An Eye
– Compulsive Gifting
– Dirt Hurts
– Rampant Dysmorphia
– Single Barrel Blast
– Water Bomber
* The following achievements have had their point values increased:
– A Most Nec-romantic Getaway
– I Get Around
– Quick On The Draw

DIMENSIONS
* We’ve increased the buildable space in the Shal Korva dimension! Dimensioneers should now have much more room to build and explore.

DUNGEONS AND RAIDS

MIND OF MADNESS
* If a character dies far from the starting point of Minds of Madness, the character will now respawn correctly at the start point.

ARISEN ARAK
* Added functionality to unset Hard Mode if hard mode has been set for Arisen Arak.
– This re-assigns to a random phase order which cannot be the hard mode phase order.
* Added a collision wall that blocks line of sight to the Arisen Arak fight space. This is disabled once the fight begins.
* Pets can now reliably engage Arisen Arak without issue.
* Spectre of Nightmare no longer has an AOE damage component on it auto attack, or a cleanse component and deals slightly increased damage to tanks.
* Shadow of C’zyth now has an 8m aura called Inversion which applies stacks of Crushing Void to players every 2 seconds.
* Implosion now pulls players to within 6m of Shadow of C’zyth.
* Shadow of C’zyth’s Implosion now has a minimum radius of 9m, changed from 15m.
* Shadow of C’zyth now uses his abilities with increased frequency.
* Shadow of Asuramyth no longer creates an unsolvable Trial by Fire pattern in some rare instances.
* Arisen Arak can no longer use Tyrannus Genesi while Shadow of Asuramyth is active.
* The rate of Tyrannus Genesi during Shadow of Lythinia has been greatly reduced (40s cooldown instead of 18s cooldown).
* Shadow of Lythinia now called out her target for Performance Envy and has a 3 second cast time for the ability.
* Arisen Arak can no longer use Titanic Swing while Shadow of Lythinia is active.
* Titanic Swing and Gigas Flare now have highest priority in Arisen Arak’s ability rotations, thus preventing repeated kills on the Dream of Arak from blocking Titanic Arisen Arak: Swing. (Thanks Fires of Heaven for catching this!)
* Twisted Desire can now spawn during the Gigas Flare phase of Arisen Arak’s encounter if a Dream of Arak is killed.
* Shadow God’s Wrath now affords 3.8 seconds to react before dealing damage and can no longer be cleansed.
* Searing Radiance no longer acknowledges procced effects as potential triggers.
* Adjusted health of Soul Beacons, damage received from players with the ability to perceive vs passive cleave such that neither strategy offers a net damage benefit over the other.
– There is no net change to the total damage required for victory during the encounter.
Originally Posted by CM Morgana on 10th FEBRUARY 2016.

You can check out previous patch notes here.

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4 Comments on “RIFT 3.5 Hotfix #9”

  1. vx
    February 10, 2016 at 10:13 pm #

    my condolences, rift was a very good game.

  2. DrThum
    February 11, 2016 at 12:00 am #

    They forgot a bullet point:
    – Only patrons can now play Rift.

  3. gizmovision
    February 11, 2016 at 3:57 am #

    It is a shame Trion wants to close down RIFT…
    RIP
    Then again I haven’t had a Patron in some time since my time ran out with the time i had from the expansion 2 ago when they gave you a years game time with the 99.00 DLX edition. since then is been nickel and dime you for everything. I will not miss Trion… Just like I don’t miss Blizzard… I’ll move on.
    And with their cross promotions I’ve moved to Trove and will soon leave it…

    To much and to thin…

  4. Karhima
    February 11, 2016 at 5:41 am #

    Goodbye Riftgrate, I can’t be bothered with Trino after all they’ve done over the last few weeks, so there’s no use of reading your feed anymore. Thanks for all the amazing work and good luck to you all.

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