Trion announces Earring Unlocks and Planewalker: Water Void Stone costs being replaced by Credits on January 27th 2016; Livestream Summary is up for last week’s Tech Talk RIFT stream; 3 more PvP Guide Videos from Grim; No plans to add IAs to PTW, although they are working on MoM IAs; dimensions permissions issue and Trove Music box being looked at; and onslaught-related PTW issues to be fixed this Wednesday. Wardrobe Wednesday’s Ultimate Wardrobe Challenge contest is now up and running! Enter now!
RIFT 3.5 Hotfix #6 is up with Cleric Shaman changes, lots of bug fixes; IA mob-teleport issue; Sky Projector bug; RIFT posts cosplay from Gamescom 2015; and RIFT Livestream this Friday at 3:30PM PST. Official joint Rift-Wardrobe/Trion wardrobe contest starting soon “Wardrobe Wednesday’s Ultimate Wardrobe Challenge” – entries open on 25th Jan 2016 – big prizes!
Cleric Shaman changes – Massive Blow always crits now; Equipment Picker adjustments, including a new option to disable it; Large amount of bug fixes relating to quests, instant adventures, zone events, Mind of Madness bosses, PvP Warmonger’s Marks weekly cap overconsumption, Peaceful Hills dimension resting state, upgrade path viewing, and the unresponsiveness of combat pets during PvP.
Planned Region Downtime tomorrow for RIFT 3.5 Hotfix #6, coming in at approx 1hr; Morticus has updated the Official Ongoing Dim Request List, including confirmation of some dimension keys and further clarification on new building block types; possible new emote /lookout for High Elves and Kelari; Bronze Tomb fixes coming this week, including adjusting the min. no. of players before a match will begin to 10 per side; Dead Simon details the puzzle boxes in Callweddi; and PTS updated with ~2GB patch. Also check out a whole variety of dimensions, DarkDaemon’s 3.5 Paragon/Paladin solo spec and on-going contests!
Various UI changes; Arclight Infiltration Promo Week extended with some adjustments/fixes; Haligan the Pyretouched minion card adjusted; Raid Rifts “Plane Crawler Project” and “The Darkest Magic” nerfed; Mind of Madness fixes for Dark Genesis and Lord Arak. A whole heap of bug fixes included.
Planned Region Downtime for RIFT 3.5 Hotfix #3 with EU getting an extended ~3hr downtime; Fae Yule ends 7th Jan 3:30PM server time; Faelight Sparkle Returns quest ending soon (no concrete time confirm but could be after Wednesday hotfix or when Fae Yule ends); Dead Simon mentions future puzzles won’t have a plat wall like Callweddi Puzzle; CM Ocho responds to moderation and content release timing as well as on warfront queues; Red Hawk announces Shaman will need some further tweaks before hitting Live; and various issues being addressed including a Reinforced Warmonger’s Axe heal proc, PA Exp issues in PTW, dimension item distortion issues, and Affinity to be added to Addon API. From the community, Grim has a “State of PvP in January 2016” video up and there’s numerous dimension-related tours and gallery posts!
Quick hotfix today to fix crash issue; Upcoming Region Restart on Wednesday (1hr downtime); RIFT Discounts on Patron and 50% off most RIFT Packs; RIXTY still has “Into the Wilds” gift codes (all such codes expire 31st Dec 2015); Warning: Don’t try to buy Warmonger’s Marks past weekly cap; Mind of Madness bosses: Dark Genesis and Arisen Arak have been disabled until next year; and Morticus will take a look at dimension item rarities. Community has a large amount of contest/giveaway-related info: Mals’ Yule Dimension Contest has ended and judging has begun – check out Seyler’s preview of all the entries!; ‘The Yule Nug (4) – Mink Mayhem’ ends midnight (PST) on 23rd Dec; 30-day Patron Pass Forum Giveaway is on-going; Wardrobe Wednesday livestream tomorrow at 3PM EST; and more!
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!
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 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!