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Mech Week Items Becoming Bind-on-Account

By on Dec 3, 2013 at 11:14 am, in Buzz, RIFT  |  Comments: 9 comments

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Trion, as always, is vigilantly keeping watch on the RIFT forums and making a note of player feedback regarding the issues many had with Mech Week and the ever-increasing stash of cash shop lockboxes we’ve been seeing lately. If you haven’t been keeping up on the forums, my recent editorial sums up both issues fairly decently. Essentially, a large portion of the RIFT playerbase feels Mech Week wasn’t properly communicated and executed due to the one-time daily, its status as a “world event”, and the lack of options for completing the achievement to obtain all of the pets.

Daglar posted his thoughts in one of the threads with constructive feedback from the community, and while he admitted that lockboxes probably won’t be disappearing anytime soon due to how popular they are among RIFT players, he did reiterate that our feedback is very important to the development team. From the sounds of it, the World Event UI frame popping up for promotions like Mech Week will be sticking around as well. Daglar did mention in a later post that the team was going to reevaluate Patron rewards and hopefully come up with something cool. A credit stipend still isn’t an option at this time.

The good news is that the items inside the Temporal Vaults for Mech Week will be made bind-on-account in this week’s upcoming hotfix. This is a good move, and one that helps alleviate some of the main issues players have experienced. Daglar also admitted the following: “We also know that we didn’t do a good enough job explaining that you only receive a single temporal vault per character. We’ll be taking that into account as we go forward.”

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.
  • Beatricia1 .

    Just to be cautious I grabbed the box on all my alts and decided to wait when I popped my boxes on my mains and didn’t get another chance from the daily on a new box. So when they hit 60 I’ll pop my alt boxes. Good to see they decided to make rewards bind to account, BOP didn’t make any sense at all.

  • Jeffrey Meade

    Reading these articles reminds me of why I dont really play anymore. The game has changed too much in ways that mostly no longer interest me. Making a world event out of this just makes me cringe. For me the game has been on a slow downward spiral since they started the first round of layoffs not long after Storm Legion came out. I really hope they are successful and F2P works for them, but at some point they lost the magic that used to make that game so much more.

  • chs

    Trion tries to lure players in order they expend money for access items, and closing options for getting thoses,

    Is Trion in troubles?

  • Eaker82

    I don’t mind it being a world event, I don’t mind it being something you buy in the store but I did mind that it was one box and I couldve stopped trying and I did mind when my warrior got a spellpower sword….I vendored it OH BUT NOW we will BOA the crap….

    • Eaker82

      P.S. Still better then most MMO’s out there.