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New PTS Items = New Hair Styles/Skin Colors?

By on Sep 6, 2013 at 9:30 am, in Buzz, RIFT  |  Comments: 13 comments

new cosmetic rift store items

In a recent update to the Public Test Shard (PTS), there are a whole lot of new goodies to explore. Most of these updates and items will be added during RIFT 2.4, which is due out sometime this month. Among the new goodies, there’s a new Chronicle to test based off Infernal Dawn, new PvP ranks (rank 90) and PvP gear, the RIFT Store Trophies section, a random Conquest queue, new seals that add +89 base stats, new synergy crystals, new crafting reagents, a hint of a squirrel mount (!!!), and more.

We’ll be covering most of this in greater detail later in the day, but for now, let’s take a look at one addition we didn’t mention above that should make quite a few players happy– the addition of three new RIFT Store cosmetic character unlocks: Extended Hair Style Set, Hair Color Set Bundle, and Skin Color Set Bundle.

The Cosmetic section is a new subsection in the Services category. All three are account-wide unlocks and unlock immediately upon placing the item in your inventory. The hair style unlock costs 720 Credits, the hair color unlock costs 2376 Credits, and the skin color unlock costs 1800 Credits.

While the new hair styles aren’t listed on the tooltip or currently available on the PTS Stylists (the NPCs are currently disabled, in fact), the tooltip for the hair color unlock lists the following color categories: Natural Tones, Intense Light Tones, Light Tones, Intense Midtones, Midtones, and Dark Tones. The tooltip for the skin color unlocks lists these: Blue Tones, Dark Tones, Light Tones, Pink Tones, and Purple Tones.

Trion’s been hoping to add new hair styles for a while now, and it seems we’re finally going to be getting some.

Laura Hardgrave

Laura Hardgrave

Laura is the Editor-in-Chief for Junkies Nation. When she's not writing long editorials or fighting apostrophe errors, she enjoys exploring multiple MMORPGs, getting inspiration for more long editorials, distracting big snarly things for her friends, and writing LGBT science fiction/fantasy.
  • Montie

    Character specific for approximately $20 for all 3? As a patron subscriber who wants to support them…I also don’t want to feel like I am being nickeled and dimed. I don’t mind paying for it, but at least make it account wide.

    • hardy83

      I believe they stated either on the forums or stream that it’s an account wide unlock. So yeah it’s pricey but it’ll be for all toons you make.

      • Laura Hardgrave

        Awesome, that’s good to hear. :D

  • archangelanimus

    I’m going to be skipping this one. Mostly because of the nature of “F2P”. I always wear a helmet anyways. Now if helmets weren’t visible in game, I can see myself paying $3.00 for a one time hair cut and dye, but I don’t particularly need so many hair styles, just the one that I want in the color that I want.

    It’s sort of like paying for an assorted pack of ramen when you only wanted one flavor. Currently i’m already being provided with cup-a-noodles so even if I like certain kinds of ramen more in the end it doesn’t really matter.

    I would settle with a server wide unlock on this for $15.00.