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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.

By on Mar 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm, in Buzz, RIFT  |  Comments: 1 comment


Over the weekend, an interesting phenomenon happened across our shards. Thanks to the new tier 3 Planar Attunement ability rift group summons added in RIFT 2.2, players are now able to temporarily teleport to new shards in order to take part in Great Hunts, raid rifts, zone events, world PvP, and more. All that’s required is a group invite from someone on the new shard and someone in that group to use their group summon PA ability.

As more players realized this, we began to see call outs in level 60 chat for events happening on different shards. Volan was one popular attraction, of course, which did cause some lag issues during peak hours. Cross-shard Volan participants can fight him, it turns out, but not enter Biofoundry afterwards. Still, it’s a nice chunk of extra Infinity Stones.