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#1 Feb 22 2012 at 7:05 PM Rating: Excellent
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It's been almost a full year since the first Ascended arrived in Telara and its denizens are celebrating! This evening the opening phase, The Carnival Approaches, kicked off, and pinatas popped up all over the world. Ascended can reap a variety of prizes from these pinatas such as event currency and some fun trinkets from older events.

In the coming weeks the Ascended can enjoy the carnival games, many event merchants, zone events and much more. Two unique mounts, Nebula and Tindrel, are already highly prized within the community and will be available during the event.

ZAM has been working hard on the Test shard and our Carnival of the Ascended guide is now complete! Have fun at the carnival!

Carnival of the Ascended (Phases 2 - 4)


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#2 Feb 22 2012 at 8:10 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for your hard work!
#3 Feb 22 2012 at 8:14 PM Rating: Excellent
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Puremallace wrote:
Thanks for your hard work!


Cy gets all the credit for this one. :)
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The pinatas are great if you can get to them before everyone else smashes them to bits. 4 pinatas downed and 3 pets so far.
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Aurelius wrote:
The pinatas are great if you can get to them before everyone else smashes them to bits. 4 pinatas downed and 3 pets so far.


The lvl 50 pinatas in Ember Isle are a complete train wreck and need to be re worked.

For example here is some comparison:
Ember Isle Pinata:
2.4 million heal
damage done 300,000
reward: 15 beads

Iron Pine Peak:
268k health
damage done: 30,000
Reward: 20-25beads and vanity reward

One pinata requires me to travel through several mobs with 15,000 health that can actually kill me for extremely minor rewards while also competing with atleast 20 other people. The spawn rate, rewards, and debuff on the ember isle pinatas builds up too fast and causes them to be useless.
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Made a page with just the event merchants now (still needs prettied up some) to help with load time on the guide. :) Phase 6 is also updated as much as I can get at this point!


Pinatas - I haven't gotten around to them yet but there were concerns on PTS raised that there wouldn't be enough spawns to support the live playerbase. The good part: they will be around through Phase 4. The other good part: the devs are listening to the forum feedback and looking into solutions, so make sure you post your concerns about them there! http://forums.riftgame.com/rift-general-discussions/general-discussion/301282-fix-pinata-respawn-time.html

Edited, Feb 23rd 2012 10:46am by Cyliena
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Cyliena wrote:
The good part: they will be around through Phase 4. The other good part: the devs are listening to the forum feedback and looking into solutions, so make sure you post your concerns about them there! http://forums.riftgame.com/rift-general-discussions/general-discussion/301282-fix-pinata-respawn-time.html



Would if I could. Got banned from the official forums when I made my feelings known about how I felt about Gersch when he cost the game a large part of the playerbase thanks to Bright Pyros back in 1.1...I took a perma ban, but Pyros got nerfed, the game stayed alive, and he got reassigned.
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Ask for an un-ban? Link me your profile, I'd be happy to ask for you. It's been like a year.
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Calthine wrote:
Ask for an un-ban? Link me your profile, I'd be happy to ask for you. It's been like a year.


lol yeah right I left on lets say a high note. There was much rage and I doubt they will ever lift it. I did not take very well to the 7k Bright Pyros as a warrior and watching one person after another unsub on the spot over it.

We got a dev roundtable on the pts today at 4pm pst..new dev post...where I will bring it up

Edited, Feb 23rd 2012 3:08pm by Puremallace
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Puremallace wrote:
Aurelius wrote:
The pinatas are great if you can get to them before everyone else smashes them to bits. 4 pinatas downed and 3 pets so far.


The lvl 50 pinatas in Ember Isle are a complete train wreck and need to be re worked.

For example here is some comparison:
Ember Isle Pinata:
2.4 million heal
damage done 300,000
reward: 15 beads

Iron Pine Peak:
268k health
damage done: 30,000
Reward: 20-25beads and vanity reward

One pinata requires me to travel through several mobs with 15,000 health that can actually kill me for extremely minor rewards while also competing with atleast 20 other people. The spawn rate, rewards, and debuff on the ember isle pinatas builds up too fast and causes them to be useless.


I spent some time on EI last night with my warrior. If you think that's a rough place with a geared 50, try it with a level 49 character. I forget how many pinatas we got...I fell in with a raid group running around and doing them. I got a couple of vanity pets, the Death's Guise trinket, the Fae Yule shoulders, and a bunch of beads.

Just a hint: there's absolutely no point to parsing how much damage you did to the pinata relative to its health. Rift hasn't used a contribution system for rifts/invasions/footholds (pinatas count as footholds) since just after launch. You show up, you smack it, you qualify for a reward. After that, it's completely random.
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Well that dev roundtable helped out alot yesterday. I am not sure Zam was able to get a transcript of it or if Trion will release a summary of questions and answer, but it was very cool. There is a hot fix under way to make the lvl 50's want to stay out of the lowbie area's.

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Well that dev roundtable helped out alot yesterday. I am not sure Zam was able to get a transcript of it or if Trion will release a summary of questions and answer, but it was very cool. There is a hot fix under way to make the lvl 50's want to stay out of the lowbie area's.


Did you get logs?
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Did you get logs?


Nope. They were mostly addressing questions about the event and then took ideas about future events. My main suggestion was for a help menu that let new players know what to do once they got these currencies and where to go.

They also took ideas on a Olympics idea they were tossing around. I let them know I loved the Theatre concept in Shimmersand to explain the storyline.

It was pretty badass to be honest to have like 4 devs there you could bounce questions off and get answers on the spot.
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I was only there for part of it but it was nice. Didn't think of logging it. I did make a note on our guide that your faction needs to complete its phase goal to get the titles unlocked though. :) I also recall them saying that past event mounts do not drop from the pinatas.

I have a newbie warrior in Freemarch currently (level 14!) and got quite a few pinatas today (though some of them I was racing... fruitlessly... against a level 44 for). Got all kinda of neat things, a couple of death guises, the touch of the shadow and storm, a few consumable weapon decor, a 24 slot bag, and a whole slew of companions.. oh and the Fae Yule Revelers Shoulders. The other day I got some dwarven helmet on my main from one she found, it looks silly though and I'll probably never use that one! They're a fun distraction while running around questing. Smiley: grin

Edited, Feb 24th 2012 9:02pm by Cyliena
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Calthine wrote:
Puremallace wrote:
Well that dev roundtable helped out alot yesterday. I am not sure Zam was able to get a transcript of it or if Trion will release a summary of questions and answer, but it was very cool. There is a hot fix under way to make the lvl 50's want to stay out of the lowbie area's.


Did you get logs?

Soooo I didn't get logs but I took a couple of screenshots I just found while clearing out my folder (clicky to enlarge):
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Hanging out for the townhall. I think Puremallace was standing on top of me with his mount for quite a while. :P

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Defiants rock. Smiley: lol

Edited, Feb 27th 2012 8:40am by Cyliena
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Cyliena wrote:
I have a newbie warrior in Freemarch currently (level 14!) and got quite a few pinatas today (though some of them I was racing... fruitlessly... against a level 44 for). Got all kinda of neat things, a couple of death guises, the touch of the shadow and storm, a few consumable weapon decor, a 24 slot bag, and a whole slew of companions.. oh and the Fae Yule Revelers Shoulders. The other day I got some dwarven helmet on my main from one she found, it looks silly though and I'll probably never use that one! They're a fun distraction while running around questing. Smiley: grin

Edited, Feb 24th 2012 9:02pm by Cyliena


sucks that all i get out of it is waiting and beads. i have everything these pinatas could drop from previous events. tho my alt is now loaded with goodies thx to everything being account bound
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