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#1 Apr 16 2011 at 11:23 PM Rating: Good
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River of Souls World Event Wrapup

When we set out to get this unveil event in front of you, it was all about some serious ambitions.

Great new types of content to unveil a brand new raid zone. Events that really push the edge of what's possible not just in Rift, but in any MMO of its kind. All within an incredibly rapid amount of time following launch.

In this case, while we did get to "what's possible" we didn't get to "solid gameplay for the entire game universe." The later phases of the event were too concentrated and time-compressed, which caused issues on a number of worlds.

Ambition is important -- It's what keeps us improving day to day, week to week, month to month. But, it's equally important to know when you walked too close to the edge and got cut.

Between our previous experience with zone events and now with world events, we have a much better idea of the range we can create "fun" for at a mass scale in the future, and the steps we need to take to continue progressing the more solid gameplay experiences that only happen in RIFT.

As I had posted earlier, our next world events will already be taking everything we learned, as well as all of your comments about the event, into account. Please do keep them coming -- I guarantee we're here reading them all, weekend or not.

As developers, none of us are happy when anyone who chooses to spend their valuable time in our game feels like they got the short end of our aspirations.

To that end, even if something goes great for some, when it doesn't go great for all, we're going to go out of our way to make it up in some way wherever we can.

We're going to assume that if you are an active subscriber you were intending to participate in the final stages.

1) Operating on that assumption, later this week everyone will be receiving an in-game mail with the River of Souls Event Reward Pack containing:

Symbol of Purity – This item starts a quest you can complete to obtain

250 Otherworldly Sourcestone
1x - Purified Treasure Cache – Contains a random chance of obtaining one of the special world drop event rewards from the day of the event
Common – Grave Goods Bag -Unique 20 Slot Bag (NEW ITEM)
Uncommon - Shroud of Anti-Life – Lorn non combat Polymorph
Rare – Nimble Spectral Horse – 90% Speed Mount
Ultra Rare – Swift Spectral Warhorse – 110% Speed Mount
Shadetouched Weapon Cache – The starter item for the Rare Death weapon quests. You can choose whichever level appropriate one you'd like.
The following two Achievements, since not everyone who was (or wanted to be) present was able to obtain them.
Grim Hero
Grim Protector


2) The achievement for kneeling to Alsbeth will remain available in her incarnation inside the River of Souls.

3) Additionally, we're also going to continue the Otherworldly Sourcestone drops for the next few days, for those who haven't yet finished off their collections and would care to.

4) And since the question has come up quite a few times -- the ability to complete the quests from the Shadetouched Weapon Cache will continue, such that you're always able to finish them.


We do thank you for your patience with us during this first ever World Event. We know that patience isn't infinite. We do respect that fact greatly, and you have our word that we're listening and reacting smartly for the next round.

- Scott



http://forums.riftgame.com/showthread.php?167307-River-of-Souls-World-Event-Wrapup&p=2165225&highlight=#post2165225

Not a bad consolation prize if you didn't get to play the final stages, and a lot of people didn't
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#2 Apr 18 2011 at 9:28 PM Rating: Decent
It's not so much a consolation prize, as Trion saying

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"Oh, okay. We kinda borked this one. Here, have some free stuff because we're that awesome."


You'd be surprised how many people who WERE at the event didn't get proper credit. This is just better than dealing with each of them individually.
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#3 Apr 18 2011 at 9:34 PM Rating: Good
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Mistress siakitty|WH wrote:
It's not so much a consolation prize, as Trion saying

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"Oh, okay. We kinda borked this one. Here, have some free stuff because we're that awesome."


You'd be surprised how many people who WERE at the event didn't get proper credit. This is just better than dealing with each of them individually.


Consolation Prize wasn't the best term to use there.

I think Jasmine on The Sanctum had it right with "flowers and an apology"
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#4 Apr 19 2011 at 8:48 AM Rating: Decent
*snerk*

Yep, that about sums it up.
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#5 Apr 19 2011 at 12:23 PM Rating: Decent
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have they said anything about when they will be sending this stuff out?


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#6 Apr 19 2011 at 3:41 PM Rating: Good
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permeus wrote:
have they said anything about when they will be sending this stuff out?


CWR


I'm going to say yes...

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River of Souls World Event Wrapup

[...]

1) Operating on that assumption, later this week everyone will be receiving an in-game mail with the River of Souls Event Reward Pack containing:

Symbol of Purity – This item starts a quest you can complete to obtain

250 Otherworldly Sourcestone
1x - Purified Treasure Cache – Contains a random chance of obtaining one of the special world drop event rewards from the day of the event
Common – Grave Goods Bag -Unique 20 Slot Bag (NEW ITEM)
Uncommon - Shroud of Anti-Life – Lorn non combat Polymorph
Rare – Nimble Spectral Horse – 90% Speed Mount
Ultra Rare – Swift Spectral Warhorse – 110% Speed Mount
Shadetouched Weapon Cache – The starter item for the Rare Death weapon quests. You can choose whichever level appropriate one you'd like.
The following two Achievements, since not everyone who was (or wanted to be) present was able to obtain them.
Grim Hero
Grim Protector
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Edited, Apr 19th 2011 5:42pm by Ravashack
#7 Apr 19 2011 at 8:10 PM Rating: Decent
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ok ive no idea how i missed that ive read that post 3 times :(


CWR
#8 Apr 20 2011 at 11:29 AM Rating: Decent
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**** 6 character and all I got was the bag...
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