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Dev Tracker: The Dendrome World Event

By on May 27, 2013 at 9:30 am, in Buzz, RIFT  |  Comments: 3 comments

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Last Friday, Tacitus clarified a few points regarding the world event of sorts that will occur when RIFT 2.3 launches and Dendrome becomes accessible. We won’t be seeing a major, multiple-phase world event this time around due to the fact that Dendrome itself will be a permanent part of the Storm Legion world.

Originally posted by Tacitus (Source)

The wall itself going away will happen after the initial zone event is completed, but it really is the wall just transitioning into a destroyed state. You don’t need to be there – you aren’t missing any kind of OMG fireworks.

The event itself – it will play when the world event starts and then it will be part of the regular mix of Ashora zone events. The neat consumables that drop will be around for at least the full 2 weeks of the official world event time. Not sure after that – I will ask the person that set up the rewards later. The zone event version and world event launch version of the event are the same.

Yes, the colossi that spawn will get much harder – they were not scaling in power the way they were supposed to and the next test of the event should reflect that. Some of the boss mechanics are getting tweaked as well.

The achievements – a lot of content was built for the world event, but in our internal testing, it didn’t play well as one-time content. All that work is now permanent content – pretty much all new content in Ashora outside of Dendrome is part of that – the border fort dailies, the new IAs in the Ashora rotation, etc.

But again, and let me stress this – there is nothing that needs to be seen at the time the event goes Live that you will miss out on if you aren’t there right then. The entirety of the initial fight will be available as a zone event permanently and any rewards will be available for at least a full 2 weeks if not longer. Unless you really like to see geometry transition to damaged / destroyed states. And if you REALLY like that, maybe we can beg Captain Cursor to make a puppet show of the wall getting destroyed.

Speaking of Dendrome, Daglar also noted that low-level players will no longer be able to access Storm Legion zones aside from Tempest Bay after RIFT’s shift to free-to-play.

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