They are about to show off the Dendrome right now, over on Twitch.
So far, they revealed that it is about 1.5x the size of Ember Isle.. and are currently going over lore, and pictures =)
That open world dungeon inside that hive they showed looks awesome!
Yeah I have been hoping for some interesting and challenging open world content this sounds like it could be what I am looking for. Also wonder if that instance portal leads to the expert dungeon that appeared briefly on the expert dungeon list on the pts? Though of course they also mentioned a raid I think. I am leaning towards that being for the new 20 man coming in 2.4 maybe?
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So much for "lack of content" worries
Here is the new map of the Dendrome, totally different from what we got to see in earlier builds
Nearly all the north part will be taken up by the main Hive of the Architects, which will be huge underground and will be an open World Raid. We got to see level 62 Elites, was a mention of the Architect Queen been the "boss" of it
Just announced, three new World Bosses are up on the PTS, Tier 2 ones
Also shown was an instance portal, i "think" i heard them say it was the Chronicle?
There was no date given for 2.3 seems there's a few more polishing passes to do but...confirmed is that next Wednesday's hotfix will bring in the Hellbug Rifts, the same Hellbugs in Trion's MMO Shooter Defiance.
On show was a Toxic Hellbug mount, one of three that can drop from a Hellbug fire rift
All in all, 2.3 and the sheer size of the Dendromme both above and below ground will keep players happy for a while.
Just announced, up for testing on the PTS are three World Bosses, Tier 2 ones!!
Source: http://forums.riftgame.com/public-te...neak-peek.htmlDendrome open world raid boss sneak peek.
Hey everyone, we’ve decided to bring forward a sneak peek from the Dendrome! We’ve put three of the ‘open world raid bosses’ up on PTS. You can now find Ahkane the Eternal, Senbora the Devourer and Kaaz’Ra by The Infinity Gate in The Steppes of Infinity (17030,7569). A few notes:
• These are Tier 2 raid encounters and require 500 Toughness/Hit
• The encounters are out in public space, so you can bring as many friends as you want.
• Being in public space we shifted the focus of the mechanics; lower complexity with higher execution challenges designed to kill individuals for mistakes, rather than the raid.
• Some but not all of the bosses have had VFX passes; there are a few which still need to be updated.
• Things probably aren’t balanced right now – there will be attacks that hit too hard/not hard enough.
• We haven’t itemized these guys yet.
• These guys are somewhat experimental in nature and we’ll need to tune them based on what we see on PTS, so we hope to see you there!
There will be bugs. Though hopefully the modular nature of these bosses (as they’re designed for the open world) will ensure that a dev does not need to assist in a reset. If killed they will respawn in three minutes.
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2.3 will be huge and fun patch as it seems!
Still no word for strongholds but the coming weeks im sure we will learn more!
New faction notoriety coming also with dendrome. Are we gonna finally see the Kirin mount as a reward from the new notoriety?Thats the first thing i thought....
Jumped on the PTS and we formed an impromptu raid to tackle these three new World bosses, fun fights didn't take too long to get the few mechanics down so a few "learning" wipes later all three bosses dead
Elrar shoed up to loool i mean encourage us and even "helped" by respawning Sendora as we were fighting Kaa'ra
We settled for a look at the Hellbug mount
Oh, I like world bosses. Think they are fun. Sounds cool/fun.
New mount is ugly. Wtf...
What has been made by QQ can be unmade by QQ!!!
new mount is very nice
This Defiance crossover bullshit has me smashing my face on my desk. If this is the road Rift is going down, I'm getting off the train. It's one thing to have pets and mounts like other games do from their other titles...but to actually put Rifts with the mobs from another game. Fuck that. That's as tasteless as you can get.
What is this Defiance crossover exactly? I do not play shooting games usually. No idea what ya'll are blabbering on about. Educate me.
However, I'm laughing pretty hard at how the hellbug looks WAY better in Rift compared to Defiance. Like, the fidelity of the hellbug is so much higher in Rift, it's pretty funny to me.
Basically, if you watch/listen to Angry Joes review, he almost literally says everything I was telling my friends during the first week after release. The foundation (shooting) is fine, but everything else is pretty damn generic and definitely lacking in quality. It's especially jarring as I (foolishly) expected how Trion handled Rift to be how they handled Defiance, and that has not been the case.
But this is a Rift topic, so let's keep it on Dendrome and I'm going to stop discussing Defiance here too. Shoot me a PM and we can chit chat (or chit chat in the Defiance thread in the video game forums).
I admit when I first heard/saw about the new hell bug rifts I did roll my eyes a little. But I think the new mount is awesome so I will be trying to get one! Really these kind of crossovers don't really bother me as long as they don't go too far. I mean hell bugs spawning in one type of rift to me isn't too far.
BTW, Defiance is an excellent game and is doing quite well whether you like it or not.