With 36 different souls to balance these days, the Trion RIFT team definitely has their hands full. The first hints of Patch 2.2 are now hitting the Public Test Server (PTS) and the developers are asking for player assistance. Parses, to be exact. Each of the callings are experiencing their share of changes in 2.2, and Trion wants to know exactly how balance stands with these changes. Ailion recently made a post on the PTS forum announcing a brand new dummy-filled testing instance that players can utilize while on the PTS server.
The new area, coined “Dummy Foundry” (the title screenshot should give you a clue as to why), features a wide variety of DPS and tank practice dummies (single target and AoE), NPCs with gear sets, class trainers, and a way to give your character most of the important raid buffs. Trion’s hope? That players will pop on, run a few DPS parses using the controlled gear sets and buffs, and share their parses. If you’re interested in helping out the developer team, make sure to read Ailion’s post in its entirety since the team’s looking for parses that adhere to certain conditions.