Rift Hunter Trophy
Defeated the five giant Nevi that appear with mining site gravity disturbances.Note: Giant Nevi are not the Rare Nevi. Rare Nevi are something completely different and hunting them is not necessary for Platinum.
There are five locations you are able to mine. All five can spawn a Giant Nevi and when one spawns, you will receive a notification saying "Strange Gravitational Phenomena." As soon as you see it, talk to one of the characters who are able to drop you in a mining trench and select the site you want to go to. Once you're at the site, it will be empty; with the exception of the Giant Nevi itself. Fly to the location indicated by the arrow.
The Giant Nevi is the large Nevi that throws its scythe at you. It has multiple weak points. Once those all break, it will reveal one final one. The easiest approach to defeating one is to hang back spamming Stasis objects at it. It can be a little annoying trying to Gravity Kick it. Move around and find object to throw at it. If you can't find any more objects (or in the case of the Toflug site, there weren't any to begin with), switch to Lunar Style and Wormhole Kick it. It's faster than the other styles, and you can avoid its scythe. It's good to have talisman equipped that increase your offense and defense.
Thanks to Namek_pd over on PSNP, there is a potential way to force a Giant Nevi to spawn. It's not a guarantee but it's worth a try. If the times listed here don't work, try different ones as it could be tied to regions as oppose to a universal time. It's difficult to fully grasp how Giant Nevi spawns work so we're mostly at the mercy of theories like this one.
I finally got the trophy and from the experience that I got I think I can explain how these trophy can be tackled.The times that the Giant nevis appear aren't random, they follow a specific logic:
- 0 to 5 stars, is a "normal" zone
- 6 stars, Storm appears
- 7 stars, giant Nevi
The stars are related to time, so if in your time is zone it's 9 am/9:00 and the zone that you want has 0 stars, to get make the stars go up you need to change time or just the hours. For example, if you change for a time +6 hours your zone will have 3 to 4 stars and if you keep on changing the time zone the stars will go up and if you pass the wanted number of stars, you just need to make decrease the time that you have.
It's like the stars are connect to specific path of time, if it starts at time than it will increment until it reaches the giant nevi and starts all over again and most importantly these stars appear at the same time in each time zone. In the case the giant nevi appears at 10pm/22:00 in Samoa(+13), it will appear in GMT at 10pm/22:00 and in all the other time zones at 10pm/22:00.
In my last zone, the candle zone, I reach the Storm (6 stars) at time zone +13 with the time 6 am/6:00 but the giant nevi only appear when I changed the hours to 8pm/20:00. The gaps may change from zone to zone.
I hope this may help future trophy hunters and If you have any question, feel to free to ask, I may have miss some important info in this post.