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By on Jul 30, 2013 at 9:00 am, in Buzz, RIFT  |  Comments: 6 comments

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If you haven’t completed all of the Phase 1 Storm Legion Summerfest scavenger hunts yet, Tacitus announced a handful of scavenger hunt changes that will take place during this Wednesday’s hotfix. These changes will address bug fixes and increase some of the spawn rates and numbers of concurrent objectives in a zone at the same time. All-in-all, the changes should make completing a few of the more tricky hunts like “Super Charger” and “Skull Rain” a lot easier. This is also great news for players who are hoping to complete the hunts on more than one character. Here is a list of the changes being made:

Originally posted by Tacitus (Source)

Just wanted to update on some changes the Storm Legion zone Scavenger Hunts that should hopefully be in Wednesday’s hotfix.

A number of the hunts have had the minimum number of objectives active increased, as well as the maximum number that will turn on over time.

Objective progress for the Hunt “A Simple Bean” will now share across party members.

We found the bug for “Skull Rain” that resulted in a third of the locations breaking (and remaining broken until a server restart). This hunt in particular has also had the number of objective locations active greatly increased.

We found a global bug that could cause temp abilities to disappear that was causing particular grief for the quest “Super Charger”. That bit of engineering has been disabled this evening pending a future fix, so there should be immediate improvement on that front.

Again, aside from the temp ability issue which should be fixed immediately, these changes should be reflected in Wednesday’s hotfix.

Also, for those that purchased the Writ of the Sun Burned and got the title “The Drunk” instead, the title should be corrected in the hotfix as well.

Tacitus mentioned in a forum post later in the same thread that the Trion team has also increased the number of some of the scavenger hunt objectives in the Phase 2 quests of Summerfest.

For more information on the Summerfest world event and a list of spoiler-filled solutions to the Phase 1 scavenger hunt quests, make sure to check out our updated guide.

By on Jul 25, 2013 at 11:18 am, in Article, Guides, RIFT  |  Comments: 180 comments

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Ah, summer. That time of sticky sunshine, outings to the beach, hot dogs aplenty, bug repellant, and (hopefully) lots of booze-filled evenings. Summer’s hit Telara by storm starting today with the arrival of Summerfest– RIFT‘s celebration of the warm days, the cool nights, the great outdoors, and the prospect of adventure.

Summerfest has more to offer this year with the arrival of new Storm Legion scavenger hunts, achievements, rewards, pets, and swimwear to grab, a new zone event, and special Daily Login Gifts that have a chance of rewarding bonus Credits and Summerfest goodies. There are also all of the returning scavenger hunts, rewards, daily quests, and companions to capture and complete from last year. This guide will cover all of the updates made this year. If you’re new to RIFT, make sure to check out our guide from last year, which covers the scavenger hunts and quests that take place in non-Storm Legion zones.

By on Jul 23, 2013 at 9:10 am, in Article, RIFT  |  Comments: 16 comments

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During yesterday’s PTS update, we got a chance to preview the new rewards and items debuting for Summerfest 2013– which is due to begin Thursday, July 25th. Among the new additions are epic planar essences for level 60, epic rings for level 60 that are comparable side grades to rings found in T1 Storm Legion raids, three new companion pets, and yep– swimwear! We’ll go over the stats and costs of the new essences and rings in our updated Storm Legion Summerfest guide, but for the moment, keep reading for a preview of the swimwear.

By on Jul 19, 2013 at 9:20 am, in Buzz, News, RIFT  |  Comments: 16 comments

rhino tempest bay

This year’s Summerfest– RIFT‘s summer event full of fishing, plenty of fun rewards, corgis, and scavenger hunts– has been previewing on the PTS this week, and while we haven’t seen all of the new rewards added for this year, we have seen some of the new content that’s being added. We’ll be meeting some new NPCs in Tempest Bay that offer dailies and the Brevane/Dusken scavenger hunts. All of last year’s scavenger hunts, achievements, and rewards will be returning along with two new sets of scavenger hunts for both Brevane and Dusken. And guess who delivers the quests for the scavenger hunts? A cosmic rhinoceros! Every summer vacation needs a cosmic rhinoceros, right? Sure. We’ll go with it.

Tacitus announced yesterday that Summerfest should move to live shards next week– on July 25th. Get ready to break out the beachwear, as we’ll be seeing swimwear this year! Unfortunately, we won’t be able to preview all of the new rewards on the PTS before they reach live shards, but stay tuned for our updated version of our Summerfest guide for information on this year’s new rhino-sized scavenger hunts.