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
It’s true, caves are scheduled for Monday, 9th of June. Want an update on the recent changes from Wednesday’s patch then watch this video for news with pictures. Thanks Buz, for being our Landmark reporter.
Is it worth the long, long grind to own the Haunted Bell, just to see the bats fly?
The builders in Rift are revolting. No, no, they’re the nicest bunch of players you could find in any game, I mean, the players are up in arms about the free to play (F2P) model for Rift Dimensions. I don’t blame them.
I liken the dimension building experience in Rift to a hamster wheel, constantly running but always treading the same old, tired path. As the game currently stands, the dimension routine consists of farm for goods, sell on the auction house, make platinum to buy dimension items from the store or the auction house, build a little, farm again. This style of play left me cold after a few months, it’s hardly engaging or rewarding on the twentieth time around. The fun part, building the dimension itself, seems far too small a part of the dimension game play. Continue Reading