Now, patch-analysis has never been my strong suit, and considering how disinterested I am in Rift (I’ve only played it for 10 hours since that last post, and probably sub-30 overall) this post seems kinda silly.
However, Rift’s 1.1 patch, dubbed ‘River of Souls’ for the new Raid that presumably will unlock later in the patch’s life cycle.
For now, it is mostly a balance patch (not that I noticed, because I hadn’t played the game for weeks) with a ‘World Event’. This event has it’s own interface in the game’s UI (which I should probably cover in another post – short version, it’s not-moddable) which shows that it is comprised of three phases.
The current phase (I think the term they use is ‘Stage’ – whatever), is the first, which is basically comprised of a bunch of NPCs turning up and offering a bunch of daily quests. These are, as far as I can tell, the same for all characters from 1-50. They comprise of the following:
- Close 3 (non-grey con1) Death Rifts.
- Defeat a (non-grey con) ‘River of Souls’ Death Invasion.
- Fight some level 10 enemies around the capital city of your team.
- Blow up some minor ‘River of Souls’ Death Invasion mobs.
There might be another one that I’m forgetting, but that’s about it. These give you a special currency (which is held in your bags, not your currency tab, annoyingly) which you can turn in for a number of Purple (item colors are the same as in WoW, as far as I can tell) rings for various level ranges (low, 30, 40 & 50), a choice of 3 different companion pets (which I will get on principle), and two other vanity items that were less alluring. Still gotta get them all, though.
This currency is also rewarded for closing ‘River of Souls’ Rifts and defeating the Invasions they spawn (although in lesser quantities) which means that the rewards are basically farmable, which I plan to do when I can catch a break and actually do it (why am I writing this when I could be farming?).
Nothing else of note has been added yet, but we’ll see. Or not, I’m pretty lazy. :3
- You do remember what a grey-con is, right? If not, then they’re just mobs that are so much lower level than you, that they no longer grant any experience. ↩