A Guide to the Rise Expansion and the New Buffs Therein

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  1. Coswald_Dirthmire

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    Hello! First things first, this new section is a lot of fun, and figuring out the puzzles with friends was an absolute blast. Obviously once you read this guide you'll never be able to do that with your friends, guild, or even an open party. Obvious, I know, but worth considering before reading further.

    The new section of the rise starts at the Lich Room up top. I won't cover how to get there, as maps and walk-throughs already exist.
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    To get up to the entrance kill Elryn Nayer and use the invisible walkway. (The walkway doesn't spawn until Nayer is dead)

    Once in the expansion section head to the first drop off and on to the practice dummy. This is the first floor of the drop tower, where the fun (and terror) happens. To drop from one floor to the floor below it you must kill and loot all enemies on the floor, in this case our wooden friend.

    Counting the dummy floor as the first, you will pass through floors 1, 2, and 3 simply enough. On the fourth floor you will find a chicken, and a sealed doorway. Do not kill the chicken. Leave her feathery highness be. Killing all mobs except the chicken opens the door, and leads to a tamer buff of a very new style.

    Note that once all mobs are looted and the chicken is skinned, the floor will drop. The bottom floor has two sealed doors, one on top of the other. To open them clear the room, including dummies, use the teleporter bubble that appears to teleport to the top of the drop tower, and clear the entire tower again all the way down (including the chicken).

    You're racing the clock here, so kill as fast as possible. When you hit the bottom floor again, the doors should be open. (As a warning, there may be separate mechanisms to open the top and bottom door, but they have seemingly opened and closed together, or nearly together, for us).

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    And that's all we've found so far, I hope it's of some use to folks. Thanks to everyone I've been in party with over the last few days here, it has been an insane amount of fun to work through these puzzles with friends and fellow adventurers.

    The buffs are new and interesting, they occupy their own channel (so don't cancel town buffs, 3 day buffs, etc) and you can only run one at a time. Grabbing one will cancel the other. The durations are interesting, part is 7 days, part is 24 hours, part is 4 hours. I was unable to reapply the tamer buff, either to refresh it or renew it after canceling. It makes me wonder if they are on a 7 day (or 24 hour, or some other) cooldown. I was, however, able to override it with other buffs, override those buffs, and reapply them again.

    Time will tell, we'll all learn more, better guides will be made, and more fun will be had. For now, don't kill the chicken.
     
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    Amazing Guide! Glad I could be of help for this, the Rise runs were lots of fun, and we clearly had to run through it a few more times than we wanted to lol!

    I think you should put more emphasis on "DO NOT KILL THE CHICKEN" because yeah just DONT KILL IT!!!
     
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    Agreed we had a blast yesterday in this new part of the dongeon! Good job there Dev team!

    Beware the Chicken!
     
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    Great guide! Jotting down the link :) Thank you Coswald, and great job streamin btw :)
     
  5. Coswald_Dirthmire

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    Hoping to get a group together over the next couple days and do a proper video guide, or at least just figure out more. Curious to see what others find as well, I think there's more to the bottom two doors than we discovered so far.

    Praise from Caesar :)
     
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    Great work brother! That defense buff looks juicy!
     
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    Ill be coming to help if im online for sure
     
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    Me and some friends tried to get the defensive buff today, but the bottom doors won't open. Is it mandatory to open the tamer door first and then proceed to the bottom level? Or maybe we were too slow to be able to open the doors?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Nobody knows for sure yet, we've opened it a couple times and aren't exactly sure how, but it does seem speed related
     
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    Man, I can't believe it's been 2+ weeks and I've not even been back there. So swept up in other new stuff this release and there's still this entire buff section to solve with only 2wks until we get another release with even more toys in it.
     
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    @Chris @Elgarion Are we sure the door mechanics on the bottom level are working as intended? Every time we see them open, they slam shut like 5 seconds later. It's very frustrating (and hard on your gear) to fight your way down there at top speed over and over only to see the door slam shut in your face or never open at all and not be able to figure out why. We cook through those rooms so fast we have to wait for the floor to drop from under us, so I don't think it's a matter of not being fast enough. Please make sure it's working the way you want it to, or give us a clue what we're missing.
     
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