Reporters vs. STORM LEGION™
Reporters and bloggers from leading gaming sites and magazines recently dove into the RIFT® STORM LEGION expansion for a hands-on test of the new Souls, Dimensions, and more. Check out the links below for all of the coverage! – (author unknown)
Guildmate: Do you think there’s Rule 34 of Rift?
Me: Probably, hope you like tentacles.
Guildmate: wah? Oh!
So proud of my Rift raid team, we got a few shard firsts tonight on the T2 Earth raid rifts because no one can figure out the content, but we totally hit it.
My Rift guildmates playing Terraria, pretty funny stuff.
Hanging w/ my sexy #Rift friend @GayCurious surprising he’s still single 🙂 (Taken with Instagram at Moe’s Southwest Grill)
Loot Drops from Greenscale’s Blight: Is 2 Enough?
This leaves me shocked and dismayed, and slightly confused. I thought raid tokens would drop, or is it loot and tokens?
If you’ve been lucky enough to attempt the first raid in RIFT and win then you might know what is going on in this thread. In the original post in this forum thread the original post by Jerle made a good observation:
So Briarcliff celebrated its first raid kill earlier tonight with a Duke Letraeus kill led by Slash Flex, stay small NERDS and random acquaintances of the above guild. After about an hour and a half of reps, we finally got him down (enjoying the shardwide message and the sense of progress at getting it down post-buff and such).
Imagine my dismay as the MT/raid leader when I popped open the chest and we got… Two epics.
Personally, some of us here at RIft Junkies has defeated the first boss in Greenscale, Duke Letraeus, we agree with this statement.
We already know that there will be at least two tiers of raids in the next 6-10 months. You have Greenscale’s Blight and an unannounced raid zone on the same tier coming soon. After you’ll have Hammerknell and another unannounced raid zone after that on the same second tier. Minimally your raid guild will have at least 20 people assuming everyone has 100% attendance. This is almost never the case with the average raid guild, so lets say that a solid guild will have at least 25 people, if not more.
In order to get fully geared in raid equipment, a player needs 10-12 pieces of gear depending on weapon slots. For a raid group of 25 players, that’s at most 300 pieces of gear or 150 boss kills, assuming Greenscale and all the other bosses in the zone drop 2 items as well. That is 30 zone clears, or 30 weeks.
It’s also assuming that you get everything you need in that time and don’t get bit by the nasty random number generator. However there is a silver lining.
From Zor on the official forums:
We’re evaluating the quantity of items that are dropped and may make adjustments. If we do make any changes, it probably won’t happen until the 1.1 patch.
So it looks like Trion is on top of things when it comes to gear acquisition. Let’s hope that players won’t have to grind forever in Greenscale in order to advance. There are two things to also consider. Can and will T2 plaque gear and drops be able to hold up throughout Greenscale and into Hammerknell? Will the next unannounced Raid Zone be able to supplement enough gear for this particular raid tier?
What do you guys think, is 2 pieces of gear per boss in a five boss dungeon on a one week lockout enough?
A great time-lapse photo by my friend and Rift guildmate, Aeshec.
Rhazes on the official forum has taken it upon himself to contact GMs in regards to whether using keyboard macros (available with the Logitech G13, 110, 15, and 19 keyboards). And while the response may not be what every Bard was hoping for (especially the oldschool types), it’s nice to get a definitive response to whether using keyboard macros to cast Motifs is a ban-able offense.
For those looking for an official response read below. Its is as expected as long as your at your computer and able to respond to a GM your not botting. Using long looping macros might get you a tell from a GM but as long as your there its not botting. I will still be using my advanced macros because I’m always playing my computer when they are running. When farming I never look like a bot because I’m actually playing my character so the chances of me bing reported is slime to none. I’ve used a G15 in many MMO’s and have never been asked by a GM if I’m a bot.
My petition in game.
I need an offical confirmation if using a G15 is ok and running a looping macro for my motifs while im sitting at the computer playing the game.
Thank you for contacting us regarding Rift.
It is acceptable to use macros from gaming keyboards. If you start using macros which automate multiple actions, you run the risk of botting. If you are ever away from your keyboard and unable to respond the challenge of a GM investigating a botting report, your character may be banned. You are safest in not layering your macros with multiple actions.
If you have any additional questions or concerns then please don’t hesitate to let us know. Thank you for your continued support of Trion Worlds and for playing Rift. Your reference number for this question is 110221-000113
In-Game Support Sr.
Trion Worlds Inc.
A preview of endgame raiding in Rift hosted by a GM courtesy of g4tv.
Pre-ordered RIFT on Steam and got two nifty items for TF2