PTS: Multiple Class Changes – be sure to hop on, parse and provide feedback: short feedback window; Red Hawk might look into bringing Eruption of Life back into Shaman rotation in the future; Merry Mink Troves have (possibly) been removed from the Fae Yule minion chain since Friday; Congratulations to The Fires of Heaven and Apotheosys for their MoM Lady Justice and The Enigma boss kills; and Morticus will look into possibly expanding Shal Korva Dimension Key border. Also check out The Yule Nug (1) – A Helping Hand multi-part contest with prizes ramping up over the next week; is back in business; Oria Xu looks at the state of Rift Raiding; and Zillaan on the forums has created a Fae Yule Kits Contents List for dimensioneers!
Latest PTS Update has Tank DPS buffs; Void Knight Threat Fix; Cleric Inquisitor, Shaman and Defiler DPS buffs; and Primalist Dervish nerfs. Some of these changes only have a one-day feedback window (like the Tank changes) before hitting Live in this week’s hotfix. Be sure to send in your feedback asap via the threads linked!
Cross-promo with Trove coming next week: Get your Chloromancer class in Trove and Peaceful Hills Dimension Key, Cube Cape and Vox (Budgie) mount in RIFT; Various Tank, Cleric Inquisitor/Shaman/Defiler DPS buffs being tested on PTS next Monday – one day feedback window; Rift Event Trackers are working again; and some bug fixes next week.
RIFT Patch 3.5: Winter’s Wrath is out with a new Affinity System and Affinity currency to spend on new loot; new Warmonger tier of PvP armor/weapons with Tier 2 hit; last four bosses of The Mind of Madness Tier 3 raid are out; $20/$100 Credit Pack Promo; VFX applied on wardrobe weapon slots; Atia/Shal Korva/Peaceful Hills dimension keys; all mounts amphibious, and more! Fae Yule also begins Thurs 10th Dec at 3:30PM server time! Full patch notes + additional info here.
PTW Act 3 up; Mind of Madness T3 Raid available; Autumn Harvest 7x Signets Quest; HK Murdantix -> upper floor; Various Raid gear cost/currency changes: T1 gear now costs ACM, FoH-to-ACM conversion 2:1, T2 gear available for Credits, T2 weapons up in Store, T3 armor up for new Fragments of Darkness, quest rewards adjusted; Forgemaster’s Inferno Credit Pack Promo; Primalist changes; Cleric Justicar “Just Defense” bug fix.
RIFT 3.4: Into the Wilds has launched. Check out full patch notes as well as some additional information to help you navigate your way through this skywhale-meaty update that you won’t find in the notes themselves.
Various loot changes in 3.4. All T1/T2 raids drop additional loot per boss; tank loot chance reduced; Matron/Sicaron chance drop 1h Rogue Weapon; drop %s redistributed to account for Primalists; Primalist 1h+2h weapons up.
RIFT 3.4 Launches 7th Oct simultaneously NA/EU; Primalist Calling Pack has 2 payment options; Trion holds Livestream with 3.4 Overview; Rough Raptors apparently to shave head if fundraising goal reached for Extra Life; MMORPG.com Wilds article; Mage Dominator changes; Primalist ‘Stalled’ mechanic added; Primalist Vulcanist changes; RIFT Survey Patron rewarded; and more PvP in 3.5.
Budgie Madness Week begins with new Canariente mount with flaming vfx; RIFT Livestream scheduled for this Friday 3:30PM PDT; Guide: RIFT 3.4 Crafting (+ Runecraft mats maths); PTS Update + Datamining for 30th Sept 2015; RIFT 3.3 Hotfix #15; and further info on Mobile API. Heap of Class-related info: Warrior Tempest buffs; Warrior Riftblade bug to be fixed (will result in dps boost); Primalist Vulcanist updated; Primalist to become affected by drains; Cleric Shaman buffs and mana cost reduction; and various Cleric & Mage bug fixes coming in 3.4. On community: Enter Rift-Wardrobe.com’s October Halloween Contest – prize pool: 2x Power Packs + 1x The Wilds Pack!