I love the artifact system in Rift. All these little sparkley nodes to find. It’s like an easter egg hunt everywhere you go.
Given that there is approximately 870 ba-billion sets for these sparkles, I’m not running out of entertainment in this area anytime soon. I don’t even have the bonus ascended power thingy that lets you see secret sparklies, yet!
In 2.5 Hotfix #5, Patrons received a new perk for artifact tracking.
New Patron Perk: Patron Artifact Tracking: A 30 minute buff that shows artifacts on the minimap. Turn on Sliver Sight to see Twisted Artifacts, too! Like other Patron abilities, it has up to 7 charges that are gained at a rate of one per day.
I absolutely adore this addition. I wish it was an hour like the other buffs but I certainly will take 30-minutes of tracking artifacts! It’s something Merric and I are checking now. We’ll save our perk for when we enter a new area and will turn this on to see all the sparklies to be found!
See that small sparkle on top of the tower thing there. Yeah. Merric and I spent over half an hour yesterday trying to get that stupid thing. Even Baby Hobbit was in on the effort offering different places to jump from to try to get it. We did not succeed. We did get a lot of other sparklies in the area we would have missed if it weren’t for the tracking though!
Oh and I got a new pet! I know. I know. You are all shocked. This one was unexpected though. I gained enough loyalty to earn the pet Hotty. He’s on fire and is happy to see you!