Rift Reporter Episode 63 – A Storm is coming

This week we talk about our adventures at Pax, the Storm Legion Expansion announcements as well as patch 1.10!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 59:21 — 135.9MB)

What we did this week:

PAX Recap

Autumn Harvest-though I’m not super impressed with the spectral mounts.Ember Isle Zone Event


Autumn Harvest stuff – Must get mount!Ember isle – fun invasion stuff with KeijGathering/Crafting skills – working on getting them up to max

News from the Rift

Storm Legion is coming Nov 13/2012

Wardfall: Features of the Storm -Trailer

Rift 1.10 Calm before the Storm -Out Now!

Cross-faction gameplay

Instant Adventure: Scarwood Reach

Autumn Harvest

Ride away on a new spectral mount!

New Warrior Soul : Tempest

Meet an ancient order of knights who’ve adopted Crucia’s power as their own!Ranged DPSSome utility, with added survivability (duh! It’s a warrior!)Highlights: Air based30% damage buff when standing stillBurst damage focusedA bit of AOE, not much CCCool general point revealed in the video: Trion believes that melee DPS should outperform ranged DPS a tiny bit, only because melee sometimes have to move from AoE abilities,Warlord changes: OMG YES! Can tank with a 2hander or 2 weaponsGCD can drop to 1 sec, and a damage buff to GCD abilitiesHybrid DPS/Off tank roleBeastmaster changes: Becoming a full support spec.Will provide buffs to the raid/group while doing damage (self buff + attacking enemy = raid buff)Meant to be an alternative to Archon/Bard in raids.

Rift S.O.S.

Guide to upgrading your account for Storm Legion (inspiration for this came from a post by Toransparkwing: http://forums.riftgame.com/rift-general-discussions/general-discussion/331650-guide-how-upgrade-infinity-storm-legion-addition.html#post3945839)

Not clear on the account pages, but Elrar cleared this up: And of course – all versions of Storm Legion include early access to the Exodus of the Storm Queen dungeon with the release of 1.11 and the designated pre-order cloaks!

There are many different flavours:

Storm Catcher Edition – $119.98 1 year of Rift + ExpansionLandslide mount, and Stormbringer in-game titleStandard Edition – $39.99 Expansion + Cape (based on where you purchase)Early AccessInfinity Edition – $59.99 Expansion + Cape (based on where you purchase)Early AccessMini Regulos, Brevanic Portal Generator, Cyclone mountInfinite Edition Upgrade – $20No expansionNo early accessMini-Regulos, Brevanic Portal Generator, Cyclone MountThis is an upgrade for another purchase, not meant to be purchased on its own.

Capes info: http://stormlegion.riftgame.com/en/retailers/

Community Report

Is the Rift subscription justified?

PAX Prime livestreams
Day One: http://www.twitch.tv/trionworlds/b/330605232
Day Two: http://www.twitch.tv/trionworlds/b/330729543
Day Three: http://www.twitch.tv/trionworlds/b/330851604
*Watch 2:32 for the final SL preview on a Rogue and in Dusken
*changes to existing souls to ‘make funnerer’ 2:44, particularly Solo Bard with Technician and 0 Assasin.  Uses 3 motifs instead of 5 with finishers which renew motifs.
2:48 ish  – Scott mentions a Music Teacher in the booth who talked about the correct music stuff which was Chris’ comment when talking to Scott off the record 🙂

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