RIFT hotfix brings soul changes, dragons, and events to the servers

    
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Goes boom and stuff.
While its rollout has been rocky today, RIFT’s “lucky” 13th hotfix brought a lot of content and changes to both the regular and Prime servers.

The major focus of the hotfix was on the game’s souls and callings, with a particular focus on the progression server’s class balance. You’re going to want to run down the whole extensive list (are we sure this is a mere hotfix?) for all of the details, but Trion did note that it made a big fix to buff stacking that could help or hurt certain builds depending.

On the live server, the Seeker event is going on from now through June 15th. By discovering and solving puzzles, players can earn free silver tier loyalty in the game store.

Then, over on Prime, the Greenscale’s Blight raid has gone live, a new vigil challenge is underway, and crafting rifts are now a thing. Players can log in to get a couple of nice freebies: a third character slot and a Verde companion pet.

Source: Patch notes
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Luciano Antonio

Edit!
Cant check it now coz the servers are down… still.

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Luciano Antonio

Lemme check it now!

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Bryan Turner

Looks like balance only for Prime, I feel really bad for the few remaining normal Rift players as they were pretty jaded before; part of what convinced me not to come back.

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Greaterdivinity

Balance changes largely got copy/pasted over to live servers, and live did get a specific pass at updating some group buffs etc.

But yeah, it seems since Prime launched live has been all but abandoned. I get that MMO’s have a shelf life, but it’s still disappointing to see. Especially since Trion seems to be flying by the seat of their pants with Prime and doesn’t have a clear, longterm plan that they’re working towards with it : /

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Leiloni

If I’m reading this correctly they didn’t fix Cleric healing (so still worthless) and they didn’t fix Cleric ranged magic dps either? Unless there have been patches I missed.

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dixa

there were combat tunings that didn’t require specific patch notes. cleric melee and ranged dps was excellent on the pts. healing was not addressed unfortunately but that has more to do with the differences in the toolkits than anything.