Transcendent dimension item, Morban Meat Tree.
The new minion dimension boxes went up on the Public Test Shards today and a bunch of us had fun opening the six-star premium dimension stashes. I blinked my eyes a few times ’cause I saw red. Yep, we now have transcendent tier dimension items. You thought you lacked sufficient platinum with all the wonderful Uncle Stan items? Just wait till these beauties hit the auction house.
The stash loot tables are not yet finished and only contain relic and transcendent dimension items so it’s impossible to determine frequency of drops. Numbers wise, we discovered 12 transcendent items, 46 relic items and 8 music boxes. Word from Tacitus says that transcendent dimension items will drop at half the frequency of relic items. Continue Reading
The most popular dimension in Rift with 4650 recommendations is New Eyecandy Spaceship Slide 4.0 by Cariina on Greybriar. It beats all other dimensions by more than a thousand votes and it’s popularity keeps growing.
Four years after the release of dimensions, the positions on top don’t change much. Once a dimension reaches the top three in the shard listings, they earn a few votes each week without the need for promotion by their owners, keeping their position on top safe.
The early years were different, the struggle to reach first position was fierce and filled with less savoury practices. When the suggestion to wipe votes appears on the forums these days, I wonder if the people doing so think it an opportunity to to put their own dimensions on top of the listing. If so, Eyecandy is an excellent example of the effort required to reach the top and stay there.
Eyecandy Spaceship 4.0 by Cariina on the Public Test Shard.
Bylhix the carnival bartender has been partying a little hard.
I’m all excited for March 29th (I was more excited when the release date was March 1st) and the new dimension items scheduled for release with patch 4.1. Wandering around on the public test shard has revealed a few new dimension related items that may be coming with patch 4.1 or the Carnival of the Ascended, now scheduled for March 30.
First off, the Mystery Box: Imperial Wonders is replaced by Mystery Box: Wonders of Alittu. Inflation has also hit the mystery boxes, as the cost has risen from 350 to 400 credits. The new boxes contain the Key to Dimension: Alittu (See Dimensions Gallery for pictures). Your chance of the dimension key dropping is 8.1% or one every twelve* boxes should have a key (remember random chance may have you opening more or less than eight for the key). The average number of items is 5.25 per box. Continue Reading
Storm Legion was released, November 13, 2012. Three months later the first complaints about the +1 promotion system were made and have continued ever since. Marnth recently made a post on the Rift forums regarding touring which turned into complaints on the +1 system. The exact complaints vary but the sentiment behind them boils down to not receiving sufficient +1s for their own dimension. It’s then followed by suggestions to change the system, usually to favour the complainer’s own dimensions.
Does that sound unnecessarily harsh? It’s not meant to be. I get it. It points to a very real need we have, as human beings, for human recognition and positive regard. I know that need, I feel it myself. I’m just not sure that changes to the +1 system will improve the way dimensions meet that very human need.
This Warden’s Point dimension shows what can be done in just 200 items. Rhya’s Apartment by Rhyashianae@Greybriar.
Faecap and Glowbulbs combine into a lovely flower for the ‘Avant-Garden Jewelry Box’ by Sparklynn@Wolfsbane
… I wish I’d thought of.
Every so often, when touring dimensions, I see a clever idea and wish I’d thought of it myself. The latest dimensions competition, Radical Botanical Gardens, was chokkas with good morphs. I’ve picked out a few morphs that made me want to steal the idea.
Morph 1: Sparklynn in her Avant-Garden Jewelry Box on Wolfsbane combined the new faecap and a longstem glowbulb with thistle, aqualeaf and silver spheres to make a heart. This morph really bought the jewelbox concept to life. Continue Reading
The Hanging Gardens of Radylon invite visitors to look up.
Looking for something to do while waiting to raid? Take a trip to the Hanging Gardens of Radylon, the renowned botanical gardens located on Greybriar, North American Shards. It’s a perfect place to bring the family for a picnic or visit our cafe and tuck wagon for refreshment.
Discover the rare and beautiful plants, breathtaking landscapes and iconic buildings on offer. Over 10 million pixels of unsurpassed views, unique landscape, exotic forests, native bush, colourful floral displays and gorgeous specialist gardens. Continue Reading
Which way was home again? Getting lost in caves is the in new thing.
Just as promised, caves were added to the game on Monday, 10th of June. I’ve spent the past two days, running around, harvesting new plants and seeking treasure chests. I’ve also spent the last two days lost.
Caves are very disorienting. It’s certainly added a new dimension to the game (pun intended) along with new goodies to craft, resources to harvest and potions to brew. It’s a great sneak peek at how rich the crafting system will be when the game is fully realised. Continue Reading