RIFT 3.0: Hotfix #9 12/10/14

NA: 12/10/14 @ 7:30 AM PST
EU: 12/11/14 @ 2:00 AM GMT

== FEATURES ==

Fae Yule is Back in Telara!
Seek out Stuttk Fyrirthig in Flargle Plaza and pick up a new weekly quest Faelight Sparkle for some amazing rewards!

Conquest Returns for Level 65!
Both Conquest: Stillmoor and Conquest: Steppes of Infinity are making their triumphant return! They now award level 65 appropriate currencies, as well as a very rare chance at a Heart of the Frozen. The first match will occur later today-- keep your eyes peeled for the notice!


GENERAL
* Players will now retain the water surface high jump ability granted in the Plane of Water while dead.
* Tidal Aura in the Plane of Water now applies to dead players.
* Some rewards given out via the Minion system have been brought in line with the intended payouts.
* Unsocketing bind-on-equip planar essences now gives back a soulbound planar essence instead of another bind-on-equip one.
* Improved how the in-game mail spam filter works.


RIFT STORE AND SERVICES
* Underwater Mount Training is now available for purchase in the RIFT store!
* New Patron Perk: Increased Weekly Cap!
- Patrons now have a higher weekly cap on currencies. Non-Patron caps remain unchanged.
* The Weekly Patron Currency Cap is now:
- Raid: 5,400
- World: 42,000
- Expert: 15,000
* The Weekly Non-Patron Currency Cap remains:
- Raid: 4,500
- World: 35,000
- Expert: 12,500


SOULS

CLERIC

PURIFIER
* Ward of Flame: Updated the animation.


MAGE

MASTERIES
* Final Breath: Updated the description to help clarify how the Mastery works.

ARBITER
* Soothing Waters: Now heals for 7.5% of Maximum Health at 100 Charge consumed.

ARCHON
* Updated the stacking priority of Archon Auras. They should no longer be overwritten by weaker or equivalent buffs.

CHLOROMANCER
* Boon of Life: Stacks now also affect Healing Torrent.
* Natural Conversion: No longer affected by the global cooldown.
* Living Shell: Reduced the cooldown of Living Shell to 30s. It no longer restores mana and is not affected by the global cooldown.


WARLOCK
* Contaminate: Fixed an bug causing this ability to reduce the Charge cost of the Dominator's Lightning Wall to 0.


ROGUE

MASTERIES
* Energy Manipulation: Can no longer miss.

ASSASSIN
* Debilitating Dart: Can now be applied to the same mob by multiple Assassins.

TACTICIAN
* Necrotic Core: No longer interrupt actions after the first damage tick.

PHYSICIAN
* Life Insurance: Can now only target players.


WARRIOR

MASTERIES
* Power Manipulation: Can no longer miss.


ZONES
* Lower level zone events should now award Notoriety Tokens to level 61+ players if they mentor down to the appropriate level for the zone event.
* Inscribed Sourcestone is now just called Sourcestone.
* Anything that previously awarded Corrupted, Cursed, or Vile Sourcestone now awards Sourcestone.
- An upcoming update will convert these currently held lower tier currencies to Sourcestone.
* Rare Planar Good gear costs have been revised to focus on the unified Sourcestone currency.
* Instant Adventures should reward much more consistently appropriate to the players level.
* Various rare rewards now sometimes appear in the Instant Adventure caches from every zone.

NIGHTMARE RIFTS
* Nightmare Rift tooltips on the map now list their tier and stage.
* Potentially fixed an issue that would occasionally cause Nightmare Rifts to not to hand out caches--an especially notable occurrence on stage 20.
* Players should no longer be teleported by Nightmare Rifts that have already closed.
* Nightmare rifts now rewards much more Planarite.
* Kills within the Nightmare Training Shoal instance no longer update the Nightmare I: Waking Terror daily quest.
* Reduced the price for Lure: Nightmare V Instance Duo.

GOBORO REEF
* Sea of Ladon Raid Rift:
- Reduced the range of the Shockbite’s Death Stare to 15 meters.
- Arcane and Electro Shields no longer block line of sight.
- New VFX for The Slibberjacks' Nexus Dart and Quogon’s Nexus Demise.
- Removed the Slibberjack from Stage 3.
- Increased the Shockbite's HP.
- Reduced the HP of the other bosses.
* Quest: Captive Breeding: The Coastal Sharks are now actually sharks.

TARKEN GLACIER
* Quest: Secrets of the Leviathan: Fixed an issue that would cause Kivankor to teleport players to nightmare rifts.


DUNGEONS AND INSTANCES
* The Bloodfire Stronghold instance will no longer show up in the Looking for Group dungeon list.
* Reduced the difficulty of expert dungeons. Trash now hits for 20% less, and bosses auto attack less frequently, reducing the tank healing requirements.

CITADEL OF INSANITY
* Fixed a bug causing Skylla to let down Lord Arak more than usual, and let the ascended just waltz past him.

GYEL FORTRESS
* Fixed a bug that could let players skip Hound Master Kytus.

MOUNT SHARAX
* Arc is no longer super effective on Manifesting Darkness. It is now just effective.

RETURN TO IRON TOMB
* Fixed a bug causing the Three Kings were giving their death buffs to lowly minions.

THE RHEN OF FATE
* Rage of Storms bubbles will no longer path out towards the docks.
Ungolok: Fixed an issue allowing one Bloat Gump to absorb damage from two Pressure Bursts.
o Finric: Rage of Storms bubbles will no longer path into Absorption Vats.


PVP AND WARFRONTS
* Guild Quest: Battles Old and New: These quests have been adjusted to the new level 65 level cap.
* The weekend warfront version of level 65 Port Scion now properly points to level 65, rather than level 60.
* Adjusted the effectiveness of Dodge in PvP.
* Increased the healing penalty for PVP at level 65 to 77.5%, up from 75%.
* The following old PVP curenncies have been converted to Platinum, at a rate of 1 Platinum per 100 Marks:
- Freelancer's Mark
- Warlord's Mark
- Mark of Conquest
- Myrmidon's Mark
- Warlord's Mark of Conquest
* Conquest: Every 100 kills made in conquest earns you 1 Void Stone.
- Note: Next week, this will be bumped to 10 Void Stones.


ITEMS
* Increased healing for Fish Sausage.
* Fixed the upgrade on Monk's Pyrestone essence.
* Fixed an issue with the appearance for Dreambreaker and Ephemeral Chestguards.


AUDIO
* Added new sound to Lamb critters.