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!
Final RIFT Livestream for the year was held showing off Fae Yule Instant Adventures with tidbits about various other parts of the game. The Trove stream earlier also revealed more info about the upcoming Trove/RIFT cross-promo and how to obtain the Dimension Key: Peaceful Hills. Tacitus also reminded players that there’s a special dimension vendor in the Fae Yule Village who exchanges dimension items for Unique Snowflakes event currency.
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 gets updated with Patch 3.5 Hotfix #1 adding fixes to Affinity/MoM; Conquest back up; Ascended Trove fixed, rewarding 160% pots, 22-slot bag, 2 mounts, Crafting Skill Boost, Underwater Mount Training item and gear/pots; various Fae Yule info/bugs to be aware of; New Recipe: Cosmic Bag (38-slot, Bind on Equip, not Unique); and Rift Event Trackers are bugged (for NA). Also check out Ritsuya@Brutwacht’s “Mystik Mountain” dimension and Grim goes through and gives his opinions on the latest patch!
RIFT 3.5: Winter’s Wrath launches with Affinity, PvP upgrade, Mage/Cleric buffs, Mind of Madness – last 4 bosses and more! There’s also a new RIFT 3.5 Known Issues thread – Conquest disabled, Ascended Troves not working properly and there’s a bug to the hourly gain of Affinity that you probably want to read up on. There’s also an updated Guide to Fae Yule, which comes out tomorrow – some stuff like Faelight Sparkle Returns quest, Fae Yule minion chain adventures and Tier 1 loot from final boss of Level 65 Expert Dungeons are already up; and Trion is participating in GaymerX Convention from Dec 11-13th. From the community: Wardrobe Wednesday livestream held – the Dec Wardrobe Contest prizes revealed: Tarken Lifter mounts!; Rift Reforged Ep 49 on iTunes/RSS; and Fae Yule dimension items listed!
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.
Upcoming NA/EU simultaneous Patch 3.5: Winter’s Wrath at 6AM PST/2PM GMT on Wed 9th Dec 2015; Reminder: Fae Yule begins 3:30PM server time on Thursday; and a whole bunch of 3.5/Fae Yule Preparation Tips. Also, check out some PvP videos from Rano Rift and Grim!
A whole bunch of Fae Yule-related tidbits that you might find useful as we approach the launch of the event on Thursday; Shiny Wisps of Zoom mount preview; Moonshade Highlands zone events are back; Mathosia and Storm Legion zone event weekly to match – 500 VS each. Also, be sure to enter Mals’ Yule Dimension Contest! Ends Dec 22nd.
RIFT 3.5 launches 9th Dec and Affinity point gain changed temporarily on PTS for testing purposes – best time to quickly get Affinity items and test them out!
RIFT 3.5: Winter’s Wrath launches on 9th December 2015 with the Affinity System, PvP upgrades, new Dimension Keys & more! Fae Yule World Event begins 3:30PM Server Time on 10th December 2015 with new mounts, costumes, grab bags, T2 necks, essences and Faelight Sparkle quest with T3 armor/accessory reward!