Date: Jul 17, 2013  |  Written by Laura Hardgrave  |  Posted Under: Buzz  |  DISQUS With Us: 2 comments

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There were a few interesting dev tracker posts yesterday on the official forums. First up, Daglar made two updates regarding near-future changes we’ll be seeing to Planar Attunement (PA) consumables as well as PA experience. The Crystallized Insight consumables that add chunks of PA XP will be changed to automatically be added to a player’s PA XP total in next week’s (not this week’s) hotfix. This little bit was also slipped in later within the same thread:

Originally posted by Daglar (Source)


We are going to be updating PA exp to be gained from characters sub 50 when we make this change as well.

You still can’t spend it unless you are on a character 50 or above, but you will gain it.

This is good news for players who haven’t capped their PA points yet and are altaholics (totally guilty here!) at heart.

Last but not least, it seems there’s a bug with the repeated PvP daily quest for The Dendrome. The bug only happens after the daily is initially completed and received a subsequent time. The affected quests are “Aquatic Equinox Pods” (Defiant) and “Salve of the Hailol Satyrs” (Guardian). The fix for this bug will also be implemented during next week’s hotfix.

Date: Feb 22, 2013  |  Written by Laura Hardgrave  |  Posted Under: News  |  DISQUS With Us: 5 comments

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Ascended, get your balloon-popping shoes and PA building plans ready– RIFT 2.2 and this year’s Carnival of the Ascended World Event are right around the corner! Trion announced today that the patch will land next week on February 27th. RIFT’s second anniversary is coming up and that means that all of the fun mini-games, things to see, and rewards will be returning from last year– along with some new games and goodies taking place in Storm Legion zones this year.

There will be two new games and pie-throwing seems to be involved in one of them. Anything involving pies has to be good, right? As part of RIFT’s second anniversary, Ascendants will be able to pick up a special anniversary cloak. There will also be a new Carnival-specific alternate Codex Warfront to enjoy that involves a bit of luck in the Wheel of Fate and a collection of corresponding achievements that are currently being previewed on the Public Test Server.

RIFT 2.2 will also finally be bringing us our third tier of Planar Attunement that will include these nodes as well as new weapon enchant nodes that were recently added. We’ll also be getting the second tier for the PvP Planar Attunement tree. We’ll be getting a new Steppes of Infinity zone event, too.

Trion announced that RIFT will be holding another Return to Telara free event from March 21 to March 25. During the anniversary week of RIFT (March 21 through April 4), subscribers will receive special bonuses for XP, PA XP, Guild XP, planarite, zone event rewards, favor, and more. Check out the official announcement for all the details.

Date: Feb 7, 2013  |  Written by Laura Hardgrave  |  Posted Under: Buzz  |  DISQUS With Us: 1 comment

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Kervik had some good news yesterday for players who are eagerly awaiting the third tier for Planar Attunement yet have noticed the severe lack of level 60 weapon enchant/buff nodes to utilize. The second tier’s weapon buffs leave a bit to be desired at level 60, and it’s good to see Trion has made this update. Without further ado, keep reading to see the team’s proposed additions.

Date: Jan 24, 2013  |  Written by Laura Hardgrave  |  Posted Under: Article  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

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A few days ago, Daglar mentioned that the Trion team was unsure about adding a second tier to the PvP Planar Attunement tree (also called Attunement of War) anytime soon. He did state, however, that one of the developers was really pushing for the addition. It seems that developer has come through for PvP players after all, since we now have a second tier previewing on the Public Test Server (PTS).

No announcement has been made at the time of writing this article as to when this tier may reach live servers or if the PA nodes are in their final stage. Keep reading to see a preview of the various nodes.

Note: As always, information on the PTS is subject to change at any time.

Date: Jan 22, 2013  |  Written by Laura Hardgrave  |  Posted Under: Buzz  |  DISQUS With Us: 2 comments

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Despite Planar Attunement’s third tier popping back on the Public Test Server in early December, Trion didn’t include it in the in-progress PTS Patch Notes for Patch 2.2. This left some players confused as to whether or not it will be included in RIFT 2.2 or pushed back to another date. Daglar took some time on the official forums yesterday to confirm the fact that Trion does plan on releasing the third PA tier in 2.2. He also discussed the possibility of a future second tier for the PvP PA tree, Attunement of War:

Originally posted by Daglar (Source)


Don’t assume anything about Tier 2 for PvP PA – it was never actually something that we had planned – nor did we communicate that it would ever be coming.

That said, one of our developers here really wants to add something for it so we’ll see.

Keep reading for Daglar’s explanation as to why the PA addition doesn’t show up on the in-progress notes.

Date: Dec 5, 2012  |  Written by Laura Hardgrave  |  Posted Under: Article  |  DISQUS With Us: 11 comments

It’s been a while since we’ve seen the third tier of Planar Attunement (PA) on the PTS. Okay– a very long while. But it’s back now, and Trion seems actually ready to release it on live servers this time! The third tier is largely similar to the version previewed back in March, but there have been a few changes.

For your convenience, here’s a list of all of the current nodes in each of the sections. For weapon type nodes and stat nodes, I’ve just listed the type, since those will vary between callings. For nodes with multiple ranks and nodes, those numbers will show in parenthesis. If there’s no specific number of nodes, there is just that one node.

Note: As with all information on the Public Test Server (PTS), this is subject to change at any time.

Date: Sep 4, 2012  |  Written by Laura Hardgrave  |  Posted Under: Buzz  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

During PAX Prime 2012, one of the major Storm Legion details announced was that we’ll be seeing major changes to the Planar Attunement system, including a move to an account-bound PA system. Hartsman, the announcer of this change, didn’t go into too many details, which left players to speculate as to what exactly Trion’s intentions are with this setup. Daglar issued a response on the official RIFT forums yesterday that helped clarify a few things for us:

Originally posted by Daglar (Source)


Shared pool means that we intend to combine all PA’s earned on all of your characters, up to the maximum PA value available.

If you have 50 on character A, 100 on character B, and 250 on character C that is a total of 400 PA to spend per character.

The exp required to gain a level – the bar itself – is intended to be shared across all of your level 50+ characters. The intent is that if you are playing character A and log off at 50% of a level costing 500,000, and you log onto character B, you see the exp bar at 50% through the same level costing 500,000.

It seems Trion is going the most direct route here, which is to allow players to share all of their PA experience between characters, and also allow them to spend that total on each character separately. This presumably would also include new alts as they reach the level cap. The good news? This will make switching mains halfway through a raiding tier fairly simple. The bad news? Some players are feeling that this “shared pool” system actually simplifies things a little too much.

Date: Sep 4, 2012  |  Written by Jason Dodge  |  Posted Under: News  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

Originally posted by Daglar (Source)


Shared pool means that we intend to combine all PA’s earned on all of your characters, up to the maximum PA value available.

If you have 50 on character A, 100 on character B, and 250 on character C that is a total of 400 PA to spend per character.

The exp required to gain a level – the bar itself – is intended to be shared across all of your level 50+ characters. The intent is that if you are playing character A and log off at 50% of a level costing 500,000, and you log onto character B, you see the exp bar at 50% through the same level costing 500,000.

~Daglar

Date: Sep 3, 2012  |  Written by Laura Hardgrave  |  Posted Under: Article, News  |  DISQUS With Us: 7 comments

This weekend at PAX Prime 2012, Trion Worlds put on quite a show with all of the goodies they had to offer. The company showcased RIFT a great deal, naturally, diving into areas of Storm Legion that we haven’t seen before. We were also shown some of the new Bard skills in action. On top of all that, we also found out some new details about the expansion! It was a good weekend, and thanks to Trion’s TwitchTV page, it’s possible to view the footage at any time.

There’s a lot of footage to cover, however, thanks to three days of live streams. That’s why we’re here to offer up some of the best highlights of the three-day event, show off some screenshots, videos, and all the juicy details that were new information reveals. As a warning, all of the footage below was originally captured from Trion’s live streams, so graphical/sound quality may not be the best. Let’s take a look, shall we?

Date: Jun 27, 2012  |  Written by Laura Hardgrave  |  Posted Under: Buzz  |  DISQUS With Us: No comments yet

Back in mid-March, Planar Attunement’s 3rd tier briefly made an appearance on the PTS. After players previewed the additions, it was then taken off the PTS, with a message from Gersh, saying that T3 needed some improvements and Trion would hold off on its release until a “future update.”

That was before Patch 1.8 rolled out, and today we’ve just seen 1.9 unleashed on live servers. New content patches are awesome (and there was much rejoicing!), but one question still looms out there waiting to be answered: What happened to T3 PA, and why haven’t we heard an update regarding its implementation?

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