Hello again, Dimensionerds! I think I can safely say we’re all pretty stoked about the announcement that 3.3 is slated to drop on 15 July–this upcoming week! I’ve posted at different times about the amount of items coming out with this update, and you can also find comprehensive lists on RiftGrate, as well as a video tour by Nouvae and the Dimension Gallery. That being said, that’s a lot of information in a lot of different places, not counting forums posts as things are discovered. This post is intended only as one more resource, for those interested. If it’s helpful to anyone in any way, then my job is done.
I will give my standard caveat that everything on the PTS is subject to change prior to hitting live servers. All credit prices are given with the Patron discount.
As you can see from previous screenshots, I’ve begun with the new Dimension Keys. Where can you get them?
Tempest Island: The Grandmaster Dreamweaver in Tempest Bay, Reva Song, has this recipe, as does Bob in Choreburg and the Grandmaster Dreamweaving Trainers in Meridian and Sanctum. As shown above, the price for the recipe is 150 Grandmaster Marks, 2000 Artisan Marks, and 500 Master Marks, or 450 credits.
Mathosian Cascades and Octus Monastery: Both of these keys are available for direct purchase from the Rift store, for 900 platinum or 1530 credits. Both dimensions are priced the same as Infinity Gate and Dormant Core, to match their increased T5 item limit of 2520.
Everywhere: The Everywhere dimension is obtained automatically at 2.46M into Silver Tier Loyalty.
Crafted Items: Now that the keys are done, it’s time to get to the meat and potatoes of the actual items. 3.3 will have a variety of ways to acquire various items, and among them are items that can be crafted from Dreamweaving. The new items can be learned in Tempest Bay and Choreburg, and require a skill level of 450 to train.
What do these items look like:
I made two platforms so there could be one right side up and one upside down. That flat, black surface is something to appreciate, for sure. These items are all the default size, and as you can see, some of them are quite large in relation to my character.
In addition to the normal crafted items, there are Planar Dreamweaving items as well:
As you can see, there are quite a lot of recipes available for Planar Dreamweaving, and this is in addition to all the armor, accessory, weapon and fluff recipes that are also available for marks. With these recipes, however, unlike most of the others such as the amender recipes, there is a credit purchase option, for those who don’t wish to wait to farm all those crafting marks. Bob is going to a very busy fellow come Wednesday!
Sky Projectors: The number of Sky Projectors available for purchase has almost doubled with this update, as have the way these projectors can be acquired. Some are sold directly on the store for a variety of currencies. Others are located at Notoriety vendors in Margle Palace, Atragarian Well, and Port Scuddra.
The gallery above is sold directly on the store for a variety of currencies, and the one thing that really stands out, especially as opposed to previous updates, is how affordable everything is. Even if you don’t like to PvP, for example, the Black Garden Projector is well worth 6k favor–which can obtained from one winning warfront, or a couple of losing ones (maybe one, depending on how many kills can get farmed). For larger images, and for images of the items that my PTS character does not have notoriety to get, check out this article by Khortish.
In addition to the Sky Projectors and other items sold directly on the store, Notoriety Vendors in Margle Palace, Port Scuddra and the Atragarian Well offer more items, that require Notoriety levels from Friendly to Revered.
Note: If you haven’t already gotten Revered with all NT factions, doing so may be something to look into. The Ghar and Pelagic Order can be sped along (in addition to rifts and NMRs), by unlocking the daily quest in Tyrant’s Throne. That one daily gives the same amount of rep as a turn-in of Marks of Notoriety, which are also a daily turn-in at Margle Palace. The side quests at Tyrant’s Throne to unlock the daily also give you your choice of faction Notoriety.
Marks of Notoriety and Commendations of Renown, which can be used to power-level other factions, can be farmed from Instant Adventures. Zone events give Marks of Notoriety only.
This brings us to Notoriety Items: Each faction vendor has certain items that can only be purchased from that Vendor, as well as items in common that they all sell, that can be purchased with Void Stones or other currencies.
Items in common:
Cerulean Rhenke: Gulpine is in Port Scuddra at approximately 6605, 4287, at the bottom of the stairs as you’re heading toward the actual port.
He sells some items specific to the Rhenke, including the Enchanted Sky Projector. Notoriety with the Cerulean Rhenke from Friendly through Revered is required for purchase.
Atragarian: Cora is located in the Atragarian Well, at approximately 2882, 7017, in the same little room with the Banker, the Minion Vendor and the Drink Vendor.
Atragarian specific items are the Squall Sky Projector (Revered) and:
These prices are definitely right, especially since most of these aquatic plants are quite large and very colorful–just like Goboro Reef itself.
Last, but certainly not least, in Flargle Plaza (that’s the area down the ramp from the porticulum at Margle Palace), are the Onir, Manugo League, Ghar and Pelagic Order stores, at approximately 5522, 5576. They’re against the wall near the place where you pick up weekly zone event, raid rift and daily chronicle quests.
The Onir (along with the Draumheim Sky Projector):
The Pelagic Order (in addition to the Mount Sharax Sky Projector):
Manugo League (with the Light Fog Sky Projector):
Lucky Coins: Have you been saving up Lucky Coins for months and months, with nothing to spend them on except yet another bartender? I certainly have been, and with 3.3, we’re in luck. There are two ways you can find the lucky coin items: to search them out by type on the shop, or to head to the Artifact Collector in TB (or your faction’s home city), where the items are all consolidated.
All items that the Artifact Collector sells are on the store in their assorted categories, whether it’s Trees, Decorations, Interactive, Rocks or Landscaping. Heading to the collector cuts out the mess of trying to figure out which category the item you want may have been sorted to.
Lucky coin costs have been significantly reduced since the items were first put on PTS, so if you’ve been stockpiling those coins, this is a good time to part with some. Since none of these items are bound, it’s quite possible that you will be seeing some items in the auction house, just in case you’re not a collector, and all items are also available for varying credit costs as well.
But wait…there’s still more!
I like lore. I collect books, I read the artifacts as I collect them, I even read quest text. I lurk in the Lore Discussion subforum, and one of my favorite segments of the Rift Reforged Thursday podcasts is “Here Be Monsters,” where a collectible book is read and the lore discussed. I very recently finished the Saga of the Endless and started on the Abyssal Saga (yeah, I’m slow), and I will very definitely be participating in the Nightmare Saga, because it’s interesting to me and the rewards are good. Orphiel Fairwind is one of those rewards, and Captaincursor recently teased on the forums that if you win him, you may not want to sell him off too soon–but it’s a bonus that he is tradeable.
…And we’re still not finished! (I feel like I’m writing War and Peace for dimensions!)
To the store itself got a massive amount of new aquatic items added, all of it starting at 30g per item to around 7 plat, with most items in the Rocks and Plants categories. I don’t know how many–if any–of these items we’ll be seeing in minion boxes, but these rocks are brightly colorful, as are the plants, and will add a lot of textures (who uses a rock, as a rock, after all?) to our existing palettes.
I’m still holding out hope for new building blocks with 3.4, but until then, there should be plenty of new toys to hold us over for a while.
Rocks: These items can be found by going to Dimensions>Rocks in the Rift Store
Plants: These items can be found by going to Dimension>Plants>Aquatic in the Rift Store
I don’t know if your head is spinning or not. I know mine certainly is. Come on, 3.3!
Happy Building, and Happy Touring!