Rift: RIFT 1.8 Hotfix #13 – 8:00am PDT 6/13/12 [NA] – 1:00am GMT/2:00am BST 14/6/12 [EU]

* Players will now be locked to an Infernal Dawn instance after defeating either Gorlach, Bouldergut, or Muglak.
* Maelforge:
– Players can no longer cast spells while enveloped by Pyreflies.
– After reviewing the Spires phase of the Maelforge encounter, we’ve made some changes to deal with the under-tuned minion effects intended to engage melee character play. We’ve also looked into other concerns from melee specs and have added a mechanism for melee characters to fight Maelforge directly, provided by defeating Spire minions.
– Spire minion health reduced slightly.
– Increased the effect and duration of Maelforge’s Sacrifice buffs.
– Spire minions now grant a buff to nearby players when defeated, increasing their melee damage and providing them immunity to Maelforge’s cone attacks. Tank targeting effects and buffs negate this melee boost.
– Added more checks to the start of phase 4 to prevent it from activating early.

* Fixed odd camera behavior while your character is polymorphed and on non-level terrain.
* Added safeguards against equipment procs remaining active even though the source item was unequipped.

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