When Faratha said there may be some new dimension items dropping from mobs in patch 2.4, she wasn’t kidding. A few hours after the patch went live, the dimension addicts channel was buzzing with the news. Zone drops have been added to zones in both the old world and new, looting from zone mobs level 59 and lower. Ecstatic dimensioneers are no longer stuck in dimensions but out running around the zones killing every mob in sight. The dimension items are not soulbound or account bound.
This has both a good and bad effect on leveling players. I’ve seen low level players complaining of a shortage of quest mobs after a whirlwind flyby of a dimension item seeking sixty and I’ve seen a new player shouting out his luck at selling a sanctum house with deck for 300 platinum.
Nor does the good news end with the zone drops, it seems dimension items are also dropping from the chronicle, Infernal Dawn: Laethys and the new 5 man Realm of Twisted Dreams.
There are several interesting questions which go with the zone changes.
- Does each zone have its own item loot table or do zones share them?
- Do items drop from any mob in the zone or limited to particular mob types?
- Do items drop from planar mobs or rift mobs?
- Does mentoring improve drop rates?
It’s too soon to answer any of these questions definitively but the answers are shaping up as: unique loot table per zone;any mob; one reported sighting of a rift mob dropping an item; mentoring does not improve drop rates.
All the new items discovered are added to the Rift Dimension Addicts database as they are reported. A lot of the items have locations unknown and Kitasia, the database administrator, needs help with information about drops. If you’ve found a unlisted dimension item or can help fill in the blanks in the Rift Dimension Addicts database, please post the information on the Rift forums thread, over the dimensionaddicts@deepwood chat channel when Kitasia is on , send in game mail to Kitasia on Deepwood or leave a post here.