Mariel-Taun day is Rifts version of Valentines Day.
There are only a couple of cheevos to be earned.
There are usually a few costume items and mounts added to the rift store with a very pink theme!
Mounts from previous years will be available for direct credit purchase, the newest mounts will generally be for credits only. The same goes for old/new costume items.
There is no unique currency for the event and no quests/farming to be done!
These cheevos can be done anytime during the year, you dont have to wait til the event is up!
A Most Nec-Romantic Getaway
Simply go to each location and /kiss or kill another player.
Quick on the Draw
I Get Around
Back in the day Trion thought that everyone in the whole game would really enjoy being all loved up during valentines week… so they sent every player an ability that allowed them to spread the love!
When players opened their mailbox’s they would be given 3 stacks of a special love bug buff and gain a reactive ability to allow them to spread the love bug to other players.. this would create an aura of love around the targeted player, surrounding them with a hint of pink bubble and floaty love hearts. Once the player had used the ability 3 times spreading the ‘infection’ to 3 other players they would then gain immunity from infection for an hour..
As you can imagine, this is like the worlds worst pyramid scheme…
Players were unable to get rid of the love bug infection, unable to get rid of the reactive ability that popped up and many players were very very upset that their characters were constantly surrounded by floaty love hearts and pinkness.
The reactives were super annoying in raids, especially in raids where actual mechanics also had reactive abilities pop up.
So the love bug was treated as the bug that it was and removed from the game along with the cheevos that went with it..
Quantity Over Quality
Try not to look too Desperate
The Devs have vowed it will never return!
However, they did add a love bug potion to the rift store that applies the visual effect to just your character..