Accessing Event Items

You were on vacation for a week and couldn’t get your seal. You had to go to grandma’s for Fae Yule and  missed both your cape and your essence. Lets not talk about where we were for the anniversary, it started out in mardi gras.  Now you have to sit back and wait an entire year while the rest of your guild and friends have these shiny new BiS items. Wait, thats not true, they can’t be accessed all year!

  Accessing Event Items

 

Contents
A Quick Note
Quick Guide
How to Access Stores
Guide History

A Quick Note
We here at Guides For Rift (GFR) fully support the publishers of Rift as well as players and look for a fair partnership between all of us. In this regards we do not condone hacks, bots or any other cheating in games. We say this because what follows may be construed as something that could be considered as such by certain players. We do not feel that this is any such thing, as the publishers can see any purchases made via this avenue, and any item currently on sale here may be purchased if the players have such on the wish list. If you have any problems with us displaying this please send a message to us so we can discuss it fairly. 

 

Quick Guide

  1. Inspect another player
  2. Highlight an item with your mouse that was in the event
  3. Press Control-F while keeping it highlighted
  4. View store to purchase

How to Access Stores

In Rift each year there are  events that occur, specifically  Summer Fest, Autumn HarvestFae Yule and the Carnival of the Ascended that normally offer some pretty awesome gear often including at least one piece that is Best in Slot (BiS). The problem with many of these items including, fluff items, is that they are  only available to buy during this short window of time that the event occurs, with possibly an extra week at the end. But wait, there is a way that some of these items may be bought at any time of the year!

If you did not know it, Rift has a couple  search features. One of these is the your standard bag search. Located to the left of your actual bags (the actual bag themselves that are by default in the lower right hand corner) you will see a little magnifying glass. If you click on this it changes the bags into a text entry box. When you type something into it your bags will darken anything that is not a partial or full text match to it. This works not only on your inventory but also on any bank or guild slot items if you have the window opened already.

The second, and the one we will use to access the available event items, is by searching for information on a piece of gear. If you inspect another player and highlight any piece of gear you will see the piece of gear they are wearing and also your gear next to it. This offer a side by side comparison  the piece(s) of gear that you are wearing to the other players. At this point you should a message on the lower left hand corner of the window that looks like the the screenshot portion we have displayed to the left.  This is intended as an easy way to access tor see information about where the other players gear is obtained. With the item highlighted like this press Control-F, a short key for “Find the piece of Armor.”

Three things may happen when you do this. The first and most annoying is nothing may happen if there is no information provider by Rifts internal database. Next, a message may appear where the instructions where in the left hand side of the character box. This message will normally say what zone the item was obtained in, what boss or any other numerous pieces of information. Lastly, and the one we are looking for, is Rift may bring up the area in the store where this is sold.

You most likely have seen these sections before, world equipment, expert dungeon gear, fragment buying options are all areas which many of us are used to. If you search for certain items, such a the earring from Carnival of Ascended, the seal from Autumn these items are listed with the event, and not in any other section of the store. So when you search from someone else gear set, they automatically come up in the store from there also! In addition, it brings up the other items in the same part of the store, which includes lots of other event items!

For the certain slots, such as earring, seal and essences,  you can access limited versions of the holiday items if what you are searching for is one of the holiday pieces of armor. In addition for certain items they must be the version of the item that is not upgraded. The reason for this is because it is searching for a specific item in the store, an upgraded version is different and unable to be obtained. You don’t need to worry about this, so many people have not upgraded pieces of armor, it is not hard to find someone with it.

Items such as these should all bring up a holiday list if it is a holiday item you are searching for. From here you can use currency from that event that you have already collected or any credits you may already have to purchase the items that you want. This is a great way to get old items from events that you may have missed or did not have enough currency to buy at the time.

So, here is what you should look for!

  • Any seal that has the maximum BiS stats on it
  • Any essences that has an extremely high attack or spell power
  • Any earring that has maximum BiS stats on it

If all else fails, just try control-F on each slot, and happy shopping!

 

Guide History

  • 21 December 2018: Guide Published