Last week’s RIFT Livestream gives more info on multicore, soul change teasers and more; Snedhepl explains ‘rare’ minion adventure payouts; Archonix confirmed 3.6 pack is separate from the next Primalist pack; Arisen Arak Shadow of C’zyth exploit; and PTS gets updated with the Patron UI changes, purchasable artifact slots and a new ‘Dimensioneer Test Box’ with almost 100 new items. Reminder that Wardrobe Wednesday’s wardrobe contest ends 12pm PST on Feb 21st and DTC’s Crazy Cottages 2 dimension contest ends in just over a month’s time. Also check out ChamberDown’s new video with a quick summary of every single soul currently in the game!
Lots of news today: Call to Arms event launches with free 3-day patron for logging in over 12-14th Feb; Call to Arms v2 will launch next weekend, with patron-exclusive quests being open to all; Lovely Levitation mount has appeared as rare chance from associated trove – available until Feb 17th; PTS Update + Datamining with ‘reactor’ weapon skins and both Rodent and Snail mount skins; Conquest Premade group limit testing (5 max in group for queue) starting up again this weekend; RIFT Livestream held on Multithreading; another RIFT livestream on 3.6 content planned for next week; Reverse Wedding costumes; potential new Rare Minion adventure chain; upcoming Patron UI changes hitting PTS ‘soon’; and more.
A ton of information: Patron Rewards changes and changes for F2P; RIFT Tech improvements – multicore support; Razorback Roundup Promo Week with new Celestial Razorback; Livestream Summary: RIFT in 2016 with news of 5 new souls; Free Player Platinum Cap Increased; PTS has new bank vaults, wardrobe slots and crafting weekly; Dimensioneers get new ice-based building blocks; Crafting changes in this week’s hotfix: 1p craft reagents become 1p 50g, Imperishable motes to Imperishable Prismatic Motes, some recipe cost reductions; Assassination Minion missions to have chance of dropping Prismatic Fragments in 3.6; and a whole bunch of other info.
RIFT has been updated with RIFT 3.5 Hotfix #4 with various bug fixes and raid rift nerfs; Arclight Infiltration Promo Week extended until 3:30pm server time on Monday 18th Jan, Scout Captain Feldain will also appear in Trollblight Caverns in Scarwood Reach, and the Lifter Larceny achievement only requires killing Scout Captain Feldain now; Minion: Haligan the Pyretouched had its attributes reduced; Soul Stream and variants are broken with strange cooldown issues; and you are unable to view upgrade paths on the RIFT Store since the latest hotfix. Kiwi’s “Nico New Yeah” contest has ended and winners announced – be sure to enter the remaining 3 contests for the month!; 2nd Wardrobe Wednesday for January held today – enter Jan’s contest!; and Kitasia over at RiftDimensionAddicts uploads a few new dimension-related videos!
Rift Reforged has held their 50th and final episode, closing out a year+ of informative news, spec talk, lore and more! Trion joined in on the stream and provided some interesting tidbits: RIFT 3.5 Hotfix #2 was last patch for the year; Game Director Archonix will have a letter (assumed the annual State of the Game Address) some time in January; Twisted Artifacts to PTW; Dead Simon floating the idea of Puzzle Chronicles; “Simon’s Playground” and more. There’s also bug fixes mentioned for Conquest, Fae Yule 2014 Minion chain and on-going work for the respawn issue in Assault on Bronze Tomb. Also, be sure to check out Grim’s latest PvP video where he takes his Pyro out for a spin!
Quick tip: If you’ve done the 2015 Fae Yule Minion Chain, be sure to check the 1min adventure deck for a repeatable 1min Fae Yule adventure, “Grish has been banished from the land for now.”
RIFT 3.5 Hotfix #2 is up with most of Monday’s PTS class changes now up on Live (with the exception of the Shaman changes, which will stay on PTS in January); Conquest has been disabled until tomorrow as Trion works on a fix for phase issues; Fae Yule minion attributes updated; Morticus teases new semi-transparent dimension blocks that are being worked on for next year; Trove dimension bundle will be added back in-game next year; and it ‘sounds’ like we might not have another hotfix patch until 6th Jan 2016. From community: Be sure to tune in to Rift Reforged Episode 50 as the Rift Reforged team closes on an awesome chapter of livestreams; and Wardrobe Wednesday holds their 3rd livestream this month for December’s Wardrobe Contest!
All Class Changes from Monday’s PTS Update now on Live (except Shaman changes); Fae Yule 2015 Minions’ attributes adjusted down; Planar Attunement weapon abilities’ vfx can now be applied to wardrobe weapon slots; and a whole bunch of fixes/adjustments to quests, MoM, Conquest/Bronze Tomb.
RIFT/Trove cross-promo with free loot; bug fixes; and view of Livestream Room. From the community: Rgi holds “Nicest Player Competition”; Nouvae uploads Fae Yule dimension video showing off Fae Yule items/key and showcasing various Fae Yule dimensions; Wardrobe Wednesday tomorrow 3pm EST (12pm PST) and Dimension Diva takes a tour of “Morgan’s Room” by Marnth@Laethys.
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!