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    Default April 2015 Update(s) to the PTS

    April 2015 Updates(s) to the PTS and Live. I'll be editing this post with all the patch changes for the month.

    You can check out March's updates here.
    You can also check out May's updates here.

    [PTS] Updated to: April 30th 2015
    TEST-302-29-A-1001125
    Size: ~150mb
    Briefly:
    • PTS currently has a bug where all NPCs are at 1% of their max hp.
    • Amender Cost reductions - top two tiers of Amenders have had significant cost reductions. Full breakdown here.
    • Further HK IA changes including more mob tuning, a teleport at the start when you kill Murdantix to get back to your IA group's room and 8 more non-kill IA objectives.
    • Datamining shows a bag skin and a "planetouched_wilds_mount_crucible_main" file name. Bag skin might be an IA-objective backpack, or perhaps a new dimension item.

    [PTS] Updated to: April 28th 2015
    TEST-302-27-A-1000562
    Size: ~80mb
    Briefly:
    • Hammerknell Fortress item drops have been given a third pass with various buffs or adjustments to gear. More Spell/Physical Crit gear has been changed to Critical Power gear.

    [PTS] Updated to: April 24th 2015
    TEST-302-24-A-999805
    Size: ~200mb
    Briefly:
    • Wardrobe has been updated with Favorites and new Tooltips for when you've already collected an item. Tooltips now show appearance name, instead of item name.
    • HK IAs updated with boss HP beefed up, teleports and other fixes. Expect more playtests this week.
    • T2 Hammerknell Itemization has been given another pass. There's buffs/adjustments as well as stat changes. i.e. some gear have had their phys/spell crit converted to Crit Power.

    [PTS] Updated to: April 21-22nd 2015
    [Live] Updated to: April 15th+22nd 2015

    TEST-302-21-A-998936, TEST-302-22-A-999269, STABLE-302-5-C-997246 and STABLE-302-10-A-998939
    Size: ~300mb, ~200mb, ~5GB and ~280mb respectively.
    Briefly:
    • HK IAs are up.
    • More Planetouched Wilds Mini-map compilations. Also some interesting names like Cathedral of Unity. The Dendrome Wall seems to also be present, there's Eth ruins, Sun Orb and it looks like the Infinity Gate will also make a presence here.
    • Razorbeast sound files that might have been updated for the boar mount.
    • Added in some Instant Adventure information from the recent playtest - Tacitus is working on Tarken Glacier IAs next. He'd like to create Infernal Dawn and even Planebreaker Bastion IAs, but these are personal pref and does not reflect any official stance.
    • Lord Arak Raid models have been updated. The Heart of Darkness platforms seem to have new 'vein' textures - probably to better reflect that they are fragments of the heart.

    [PTS] Updated to: April 13th 2015
    TEST-302-14-A-996911
    Size: ~100mb
    Briefly:
    • A few points of Wardrobe achievements increased. Also, Porkologist achievement under Achievements -> Promo Week has had reward updated to Limited Edition: Razorback Trove for the new boar mounts.
    • Pack of Planar Essence Removal Devices added to Claim window in top-right corner of RIFT Store main page. This contains 2x Planar Essence Removal Devices. Only available between next patch and the following week's hotfix. Only claimable once per account.
    • Tier 2 weapon drop upgrade paths updated with new procs or paths. (Thanks to Boase for the info!).
    • Currency bonuses changed so Fragments of Horror has all bonuses applied and Fragments of Madness works with patron/guild/loyalty-only bonuses. (Thanks to Accol for the info!)
    • Nightmare Realignment Tool Daily is now available to all players, not just those who have currently-max Nightmare seals.

    [PTS] Updated to: April 10th 2015
    TEST-302-11-A-996030
    Size: ~250mb
    Briefly:
    • The crafting weekly now has the option to reward 640 Fragments of Madness.
    • Achievements were dropped significantly for Wardrobes.
    • The Eye of Untold Madness is the Tier 2 Relic Upgrade component.
    • Tier 2-dropped gear has now appeared in Master Mode Dummy Foundry. You can access all DPS/Tank drops and provide feedback here.

    [PTS] Updated to: April 8-9th 2015
    TEST-302-10-A-995631 and TEST-302-11-A-996030
    Size: ~530mb + 140mb
    Briefly:
    • Tier 1 Store Weapons now have relic upgrades. Warrior/Rogue AP stats are still wrong though.
    • Tier 1 Armor cost has been reverted to Live values.
    • Fragments of Madness weekly increased to 8,650. Tier 2 armor cost also increased, and NT Daily/Weeklies now also reward Fragments of Madness on top of the other currencies.
    • There's now a "Fabulous Bundle of Dye Buckets" which unlocks all 74 dye buckets. Costs 18k Credits (16.2k for Patrons) which is cheaper than if you purchase them all individually.
    • New IA Notoriety Turn-in Daily. A daily turn-in is now available at all major cities. You turn in "Commendations of Renown" gained from Instant Adventures.
    • Interestingly the Omega (PvP) test Shard is not locked and you can shard-hop to it.
    • A 'Ghar Badge of Honor' quest item has popped up at the Ghar notoriety merchant. Costs 1s, but you can't right-click it for a new quest or anything like that. Not sure what it is used for.
    • The Akylionic Scripture achievement's reward has changed to the Akylios portrait.

    [PTS] Updated to: April 2nd-6th 2015
    TEST-302-5-A-993996
    Size: 1.75GB
    Briefly:
    • New Instant Adventure, Wardrobe and Moonshade Highlands Achievements.
    • The wardrobe system has been updated, fixing a lot of the issues that cropped up when it first hit the PTS. The free dye buckets are also now unlocked.
    • RIFT Store got a few additions: New Portraits, Tier 1 Raid Weapons, Tier 1 Raid bundles and several 4-adventure Attractor Minions.
    • Plane of Water Artifact Sets have new lore book rewards.
    • Interactive Dimension Books have been added under RIFT Store -> Dimensions -> Interactive.
    • Coral Relay (NT) Onslaughts are now up on the PTS for testing.

    You can check out March's updates here.
    You can also check out May's updates here.
    Last edited by Jonus; 05-14-2015 at 05:38 PM.

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    PTS was updated again today.
    Tier 1 raid armor back to original prices.
    Tier 1 weapons now have relic upgrade. No proc.

    Instant Adventure window is blank.

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    Don't know if this changed before hand or is recent, but the geography of PTW changed.
    There's no no practical way to look into the place anymore.

    Though from EI, you can see some additions, mainly stuff you see on that minimap of yours.
    Obviously not final, as a copy of Gyel Fortress doesn't make much sense, though maybe.

    I assume they changed the terrain to fit their model of what PTW will turn into and not JUST to keep us pesky snoopers out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonus View Post
    PTS was updated again today.
    Tier 1 raid armor back to original prices.
    Tier 1 weapons now have relic upgrade. No proc.

    Instant Adventure window is blank.
    Do we know if this is an intended change for live or just a temporary adjustment? I was under the impression that Tier 1 was going to have its FOH cost reduced, just can not for the life of me remember where I saw or heard that at the moment.

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    Not sure, but at one stage the PTS had them at discounted prices. Right now even with today's update the prices are back to old.

    However, now the Tier 2 prices have gone up. Before they were the same price as Live Tier 1 (but with the new currency), but now they've increased to 13.7k/20.9k/25.9k.

    Wardrobe dyes are screwed up with latest update. My gear doesn't have dye color.

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    Updated to: April 8-9th 2015, TEST-302-10-A-995631 & TEST-302-11-A-996030.
    Size: ~530mb and 140mb respectively.
    Files:
    Spoiler!


    Briefly:
    • Tier 1 Store Weapons now have relic upgrades. Warrior/Rogue AP stats are still wrong though.
    • Tier 1 Armor cost has been reverted to Live values.
    • Fragments of Madness weekly increased to 8,650. Tier 2 armor cost also increased, and NT Daily/Weeklies now also reward Fragments of Madness on top of the other currencies.
    • There's now a "Fabulous Bundle of Dye Buckets" which unlocks all 74 dye buckets. Costs 18k Credits (16.2k for Patrons) which is cheaper than if you purchase them all individually.
    • New IA Notoriety Turn-in Daily. A daily turn-in is now available at all major cities. You turn in "Commendations of Renown" gained from Instant Adventures.
    • Interestingly the Omega (PvP) test Shard is not locked and you can shard-hop to it.
    • A 'Ghar Badge of Honor' quest item has popped up at the Ghar notoriety merchant. Costs 1s, but you can't right-click it for a new quest or anything like that. Not sure what it is used for.
    • The Akylionic Scripture achievement's reward has changed to the Akylios portrait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonus View Post
    [*]Interestingly the Omega (PvP) test Shard is not locked and you can shard-hop to it.
    We unlocked it while investigating why the teleport prompts for Hammerknell IA were not working. It'll get relocked soon, I am sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonus View Post
    Updated to: April 8-9th 2015, TEST-302-10-A-995631 & TEST-302-11-A-996030.
    Size: ~530mb and 140mb respectively.
    Files:
    Spoiler!


    Briefly:
    • Tier 1 Store Weapons now have relic upgrades. Warrior/Rogue AP stats are still wrong though.
    • Tier 1 Armor cost has been reverted to Live values.
    • Fragments of Madness weekly increased to 8,650. Tier 2 armor cost also increased, and NT Daily/Weeklies now also reward Fragments of Madness on top of the other currencies.
    • There's now a "Fabulous Bundle of Dye Buckets" which unlocks all 74 dye buckets. Costs 18k Credits (16.2k for Patrons) which is cheaper than if you purchase them all individually.
    • New IA Notoriety Turn-in Daily. A daily turn-in is now available at all major cities. You turn in "Commendations of Renown" gained from Instant Adventures.
    • Interestingly the Omega (PvP) test Shard is not locked and you can shard-hop to it.
    • A 'Ghar Badge of Honor' quest item has popped up at the Ghar notoriety merchant. Costs 1s, but you can't right-click it for a new quest or anything like that. Not sure what it is used for.
    • The Akylionic Scripture achievement's reward has changed to the Akylios portrait.
    While I would love a 4 digit AP rogue weapon, methinks it would be a little OP. Considering right now, the BIS rogue weapon has 250 CP and the 2nd BIS has 126 AP. The other values are roughly correct. As it stands now, by my calcs, the relic upgrade is just behind 2 of the dropped/upgraded relic 1 handers. Same thing with the ranged weapon.
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    @erct657 - Ah my bad, Rogues and Warriors must use 3 digits for their AP normally. A bit different for Clerics/Mages who have 4 digits for SP. I'll get that section edited out.

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    Fragments of Madness is now rewarded from the following quests:

    Random Nightmare Tide Expert Dailies: 80 FoM.
    Random Warfront Dailies: 80 FoM.
    NT Onslaught Weekly: 160 FoM.
    30x Adventure Weekly: 160 FoM.
    Zone Event Weekly: 160 FoM.
    Nightmare Rift Boss Weekly: 160 FoM.
    Raid Rift Weekly: 160 FoM.
    PvP CQ Win Weekly: 480 FoM.
    PvP CQ Kills Weekly: 480 FoM.
    PvP Warfront Kills Weekly: 480 FoM.
    PvP Warfronts Win Weekly: 480 FoM.
    You can also add Crafting weekly.




    Currency info 3.2: Currency check list per week (still double checking numbers and I would like to add per boss amount if anyone has that info yet for HK bosses.)

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    Wow, 640 for Crafting Weekly. That's quite a bit! That makes it more than 50% of weekly cap from non-raid content, before bonuses.

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    FoM isn't getting boosted by any token bonus. FoH is unchanged from live where they still only get token bonus from guild's Cache Finder, loyalty's Treasure Map and patron's Bonus Currency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Accol View Post
    FoM isn't getting boosted by any token bonus. FoH is unchanged from live where they still only get token bonus from guild's Cache Finder, loyalty's Treasure Map and patron's Bonus Currency.
    Went on the PTS just to double check this out. I handed in the IA weekly quest. You get no bonus for Frags of Madness. From Previous Raid marks you have always gotten bonus from Guilds; Cache finder (5%), Patron; Bonus Currency (15%), and Loyalty; Treasure map/Boost (10/15%).

    Either this is an error or This is a huge change to the game.



    *note I think all the bonuses are screwed up on the PTS.
    Last edited by snipebad; 04-11-2015 at 11:42 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snipebad View Post
    Either this is an error or This is a huge change to the game. .
    If it's not an error, it's sure a good way to get people to stop their patron memberships... I assume a significant percentage of subscribers only do so for the currency bonus.
    Last edited by Avocados; 04-11-2015 at 02:07 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snipebad View Post
    I would like to add per boss amount if anyone has that info yet for HK bosses.
    400 per boss it seems.

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