March 25, 2019

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 Rift News and Updates

News, updates and any other information that we deliver on as needed basis.

 

News Contents Index

  1. Carnival of the Ascended
    1. 21 March 2019
  2. Carnival of the Ascended Announcment
    1. 20 March 2019
  3. Update on Updates
    1. 28 February 2019
  4. Enclave of Ahnknet Expert Dungeon
    1. 24 February 2019

 

21 March 2019: Carnival of Ascended Patch

On Thursday, March 21 there was a Patch that added the Carnival to the client. Here are the notes.


Updates

8TH ANNIVERSARY: CARNIVAL OF THE ASCENDED!
The Carnival of the Ascended is back!

In addition to all your favorite events, there are a ton of incredible new items available as event rewards and on the in-game marketplace. Grab the Masked Carnival Budgie while it’s available, as well as some new Snail and Tuskar skins (both credit and event currency options are available).

Featured Challenge Dungeon:
* We’re experimenting with a new queue for dungeons! These are intended to be slightly more difficult than your normal 5 players content, but also offer higher rewards than usual. Queue up, test your might! Please leave feedback on the forums!

* Our first Featured Challenge Dungeon is the Enclave of Ahnket:
A new 5 player dungeon has been found! Ascended, The Tower of Ahnket has increased its pressure on the surrounding area. Strange Simulacrum have begun appearing, attacking those unaware of the danger that lurks. The mages of Alittu grow weary and step one in their plan is to gather intel. Venture towards the tower and scout the area, destroy any simulacrum creatures you come across. For a limited time, you can queue specifically for The Enclave of Ahnket in the Featured Challenge Dungeon Queue!

RIFT Store:
Special offers available 3/20 – 4/3:

  • Unlock the White Shelled Racing Snail with purchase of a $100 credit pack in-game in the RIFT Store!
  • Bonus Loyalty! Gain 4 loyalty per credit purchased and spent for a limited time.
  • 25% discount on all premium (credit purchased) mounts!

Battle Pass Season 1: Stay tuned for info soon™

Conquest: There is no Conquest.

We’ll update this once we have additions to make.

Last edited by Zyra; Today at 07:41 AMReason: Update

 

 

20 March 2019: Carnival of Ascended Announcement

March 20, 2019 – Carnival of Ascended Announcement 

The Carnival of the Ascended, the yearly anniversary of the launch of Rift fast approaches we have been teased new rewards! Several different pieces from raid earring to mounts have been teased as well as all old content.

Caduto was nice enough to put together guides for each of the events held throught the year for Rift. These are great guides and should have all the information you need in them. If not feel free to contact us or shoot a message in Discord and we will find whatever answer it is you are looking for. Check out Caduto’s Carnvial guide!

Recently, there was a news announcement: On March 20, 2019 at 11:15 Shard Zyra posted the following on the forums.


News Announcement

Greetings, Ascended!

RIFT is fast approaching double digits with our 8th anniversary happening this year! Jump into Carnival of the Ascended 2019 to celebrate the occasion with us! 

Carnival celebrations are estimated to take place in Tempest Bay for players on Live servers from March 21st at 3:30 Server Time to April 11th at 3:30 Server Time. 

Available for event currency will be: 

  • The Red Flames Racing Snail mount
  • The Ornate Red Tuskar mount
  • A new Raid Tier Earring for lvl 70s

This year you’ll also be able to pick up this gorgeous new Masked Carnival Budgie mount! Purchase this festive fowl for Credits and it is unlocked for every character on your account. 

In addition to this, the White Striped Racing Snail and Ornate Red Tuskar mounts will be joining the carnival festivities. Finally, the White Shelled Racing Snail will be available as part of a featured bonus pack.

We’ll see you in Telara for Carnival 2019!

So this is the official announcement for the celebration and we see there are a few new things to upgrade throughout the carnival.

 


28 February 2019:  Updates on Updates

Spring approaches, and so does the Carnival of the Ascended. Telarans are eagerly awaiting The Carnival of Ascended slated for a March 21, 2019 release! The GFR site also has some incoming PvP builds we have been compiling.

While there has been no recent updates on live, there have been updates to the PTS focusing on the new expert dungeon, Enclave of Ahnket. Gear with stats, with the exception of hit, has been introduced that will bring players at least raid ready. Each piece of gear that drops in the dungeon has an upgrade path that should bring hit up to par.

Another introduction has been runes that come with the gear already slotted. Unfortunately, these runes at the moment need a store bought item to remove them and be applied to other gear. This is disappointing because the runes have been made avialable for slots that previously did not have runes in this expansion. Hopefully an alternative method will be added that does not require store bought items to progress your character.

More information can be found on the Forums.

 

 


11 March 2019:  Updates on Updates

Spring approaches, and so does the Carnival of the Ascended. Telarans are eagerly awaiting The Carnival of Ascended slated for a March 21, 2019 release! The GFR site also has some incoming PvP builds we have been compiling.

While there has been no recent updates on live, there have been updates to the PTS focusing on the new expert dungeon, Enclave of Ahnket. Gear with stats, with the exception of hit, has been introduced that will bring players at least raid ready. Each piece of gear that drops in the dungeon has an upgrade path that should bring hit up to par.

Another introduction has been runes that come with the gear already slotted. Unfortunately, these runes at the moment need a store bought item to remove them and be applied to other gear. This is disappointing because the runes have been made avialable for slots that previously did not have runes in this expansion. Hopefully an alternative method will be added that does not require store bought items to progress your character.

More information can be found on the Forums.

 

 


28 February 2019:  New Expert: Enclave of Ahnket

  • February 28, 2019 – New Expert on PTSThe team has released an early version of a new Expert Dungeon entitled Enclave of Ahnket which apparently continues on with canon in the latest expansion. The current build is on the test shard and does not seem to be even close to release as many animations, gear and abilities have to be updated. There has been some speculation on what content will be upcoming for Rift. and this is our first real look. We wonder, with the limited team and the harder approach to this dungeon, will content take a turn towards 5 man content as progression? This was done in many other free to play games.

    Is this the future of Rift? Will the armor be stepping up in continuing dungeons that scale? This could be the solution for a smaller dev team who does not have the capabilities of creating an entire expansion. On the other hand this would devastate the raiders and the top percentage players, although at this point it seems that they were lost focus of quite q while ago. We do not expect this to be available for the Carnival of Ascended, which does not have a date that we know of yet but should be coming very soon.

 

 

 


24 February 2019:  Exploring New Tank Builds

 Most of the recent attention has been on the hybridization of tank builds since the removal of Legendary Hits by Raid Bosses. Many people who had put off making builds that would not last are now delving into builds because often so little is needed of the tank build itself. There are guides that will be posted shortly here that encompass this. There also will be PvP builds being posted shortly.

 

 


 


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