Tuesday, August 5, 2014

2.8 on Wednesday

Rift Patch 2.8 is coming this Wednesday (the 6th of August).  I'm excited to see it drop, since it's the first major content update for me since I've been max level.

RiftGrate has an awesome summary of what's in the patch.

I'm probably most looking forward to the prelude quests, since the story content is typically fun, engaging and can be completed over the course of a few play sessions.  

The part that I find most interesting in the scope of features and the strategy of a dev team are clearly the Auction House updates.  The fact that Trion is cool with sharing price history for items is a bit mind blowing to me, since most companies seem to either not be interested in exposing this data, or push it off onto third party addons.  I may taken it upon myself to create an index, lumping together some of the most commonly traded components and tracking their prices on a regular basis.  I would be curious to see how closely pricing on the AH reflects the overall health of the economy in game, and even the overall health of the game itself.  Hmmm, it looks like I've just created a project for myself...

See you in Telara!

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