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PvP Flag Fix Coming for Cross-Shard Visiting in 2.3

By on Jun 3, 2013 at 9:15 am, in Buzz, RIFT  |  Comments: 3 comments

RJ Dev Tracker

Players on Seastone should be pretty happy about one fix that just went through for RIFT 2.3: Empyreal Assault:

Originally posted by Pithos (Source)

When cross shard visiting went active with the release of PA Tier 3, one of the limitations in place was that regardless of the ruleset where you were visiting, your character still always followed the rules of his or her home shard.

One of our engineers just finished a change for 2.3 today that many of you will be excited about: All players will now follow the PVP rules of the shard they are visiting, not the shard they came from. Players visiting Seastone now will find themselves PVP flagged partaking in the same dangerous experience as if they had transferred there, and players on Seastone who wish to visit other shards should now be able to join cross faction raids without being kicked out of the group once they arrive in the instance.

We should have this available on PTS for testing with the Alpha (PVE) and Omega (PVP) shards early next week. Please let us know if you find any problems or exploits with this new system.

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  • Faithkills

    Seastone will now lose benefit of xshard groups helping kill bosses. As a result even fewer zone events will succeed. Of course now seastone players will be able to join xshard groups. On the whole it’s a plus, but this does pretty much doom an entire shard worth of events.

    • hardy83

      That’s what they get for rolling on a PvP shard! lol

      Seriously though, rolling on PvP shards in MMOs like this is useless. There’s no benefit what so ever.