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Post by The Duckness » Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:48 pm

Slayer Belt – RuneLabs Update

Be prepared for every encounter with the slayer belt – one of the first ideas chosen from RuneLabs.

Proposed by Dragonsseed, the slayer belt expands the tool belt you know and love with new slots. These hold specialist slayer equipment – such as a rock hammer, fungicide or the Ouroboros pouch – so you'll always have the right tool to strike a killing blow.

Previously consumable or charge-limited items added to the belt will become unlimited, too – never worry about running out again!

You can also spend slayer points to add the bonecrusher, charming imp, seedicide and herbicide to the belt, saving you time and keeping your inventory clear.

What's on the Belt?

These items can now be added straight to the tool belt:

Rock hammer
Slayer bell
Crystal chime (either version)
Ouroboros pouch (unlimited once added)
Note that slayer items that need to be wielded or equipped cannot be added to the tool belt.

There are several new items to obtain, which act as replacements for your consumable slayer items. You can add these to the tool belt and use them indefinitely, with no need to recharge or refill:

Salt bag: buy a salt shaker from any slayer master.
Icy water: buy an ice shaker from any slayer master.
Fungicide: buy a fungicide shaker from any slayer master.
Fishing explosive: buy an explosive shaker from any slayer master.
Super fishing explosive: buy a super explosive flask from any slayer master, then fill it with 100 rubium ore.
Monsters that must be killed with slayer items now all have on-click options to do so. These work whether the necessary item is on your tool belt or in your inventory.

For 500 slayer points each, you can unlock the ability to add the following to the slayer belt:

Bonecrusher
Charming imp
Seedicide
Herbicide
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Post by The Duckness » Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:50 pm

Patchnotes for the 8th of June


Graphical:

Prototype colossi no longer stretch during attack animations while overriding combat familiars.

A graphical issue with the gargoyle statues at the front of the Morytania Slayer Tower has been fixed.

Dimension of Disaster cultist robe overrides no longer affect skin colour.

A clipping issue with the combatant's cape has been fixed.

A graphical issue with the female botanist headpiece has been fixed.

Players can no longer walk through the spears sticking out of the floor at the entrance to the Wilderness Bandit Camp.

A visual effect has been added to Tuska's tooth, making the area to climb more visible.

A visual effect now leads players from Tuska's back to the floating island used to start the event.

As a result of feedback, we have changed Saradomin's character model in the Dishonour among Thieves flashback sequence to match other Third-Age models.


Skills, D&Ds & Minigames:

Correct requirements are now displayed on the Make-X interface for the body gloves and body boots from Elemental Workshop.

Voyage duration now updates correctly when switching between ships on the Voyage List interface for Player-Owned Ports.

It is no longer possible to cast Alchemy spells or craft protean hides while balancing on a Hefin serenity post.

A 'water' option has been added to the dry patch in Miscellania, allowing entry to the patch after storing a magic watering can in the tool belt.

The Mining and Defence skill guides have been updated, correcting and including certain entries.

Player-Owned Ports magic and melee weapons can now be repaired by using the relevant crafting components on them.

Demon Flash Mobs have been added to the Minigames tab.

The Wilderness Warbands herblore supplies object is no longer too small in the inventory.

Gallileather shield is now listed correctly in the Crafting skill guide.

An issue that meant it was not possible to receive a Scavenging Meerkats card from the Gorajo hoardstalker has been fixed.

The increased XP effect granted by the portable well will no longer work if you move too far away.

It is now possible to water the vine flower patch at Herblore Habitat.

Token XP intended for failed attempts at chopping evil trees with skillchompas is no longer awarded while using regular tools.


Quests, Challenges and Achievements:

The Quest Point cape has been graphically updated. The option to toggle it to the old version - as well as attach a hood to either version - is available from the Wise Old Man.

The location of the HAM dungeon stated within the One Small Favor quest journal has been corrected.

Pets no longer replace the phoenix when starting the Firemaker's Curse quest.


Other:

It is no longer possible to retain animations from the Tuska World Event when teleporting away.

Players can no longer become stuck when jumping from a spine on Tuska's back while in Legacy combat mode.

A typo in the examine text for the Tuska islands' fallen meteors has been corrected.

The Telekinetic Grab spell can no longer be used in space.

A typo has been fixed in the World Event Community interface.

The World Event contribution cap has been increased.

Stabbing Tuska will now reset your gathering limit on Tuska's back.

Torva, Pernix and Virtus armour no longer show offensive combat stats as a requirement in the skill guide.

Tetsu, Seasinger's, Death Lotus armour, Reefwalker's cape and Leviathan ring no longer show Constitution as a requirement in the skill guide.

The ring of death heal splat now shows the correct value in Legacy mode.

You will now be able to purchase and reclaim the physical versions of the Loyalty Point outfits from Xuan again.

You can now check how many kills are required to unlocked the attuned versions of your boss outfits.

A typo in a message displayed when investigating the new mysterious relic has been fixed.

Applying weapon poison no longer displays the message that you drank it.

The RuneScape Road Trip journal no longer lists JMod locations, as the event has now ended.

The broken bridge jump in the God Wars dungeon will now correctly check for level 70 Constitution.

All Grand Exchange clerks in Prifddinas now offer a teleport to Varrock's Grand Exchange.

An incorrect warning message is no longer displayed when attempting to water limpwurt plants in the Wilderness.

An issue where certain fishing sound effects stopped working has been fixed.

A blank line that appeared on remaining requirements when attempting to equip a Completionist cape with only one remaining music track has been removed.

A typo in the examine text of the super melee potion (5) has been fixed.

A number of spelling errors throughout the game have been fixed.

Fishing outfits set to consume will no longer eat big fish intended to be made into trophies.

The cosmic foresight meteor landing text is now clearer.

The cash-out value of the following items has been reduced:

Lucky helm of subjugation to 100k.

Lucky Armadyl helmet to 250k.

Lucky Bandos helmet to 250k.

A typo in Wizard Chambers's dialogue has been fixed.

The Hope Devourer now uses his attacks to drain prayer correctly.

An issue where there were no tool tips on the "items kept on death" UI if the mouse-over text option was disabled has been fixed.

Karil's weapon and armour pieces no longer have a Grand Exchange buy restriction of 1. This has been changed to 10 to match all of the other parts of Barrows equipment.

The following can now be added as a Keepsake: tome of frost, Seren symbol, holy water/holy vial, Yaktwee Stick, enhanced Yaktwee Stick, nature staff, and law staff.

Missing punctuation has been added to the examine info for all Penance pets.

It is no longer possible to wear the trimmed completionist cape without having completed the final court case.

World Eater armour pieces now change tiers respectively when switching to a free-to-play world.


Ninja Fixes:

Spells no longer provide base casting XP when used in PvP situations with PvP XP blocking enabled. This includes binds, buffs, de-buffs and some Lunar spells.

The Phoenix's pyre's left-click option is now 'Craft' before the player has finished building the pyre, rather than always having the 'Light' option.

The Adventures interface no longer loses focus on the Beasts tab when reopened in the same session.

Dungeoneering anti-dragon shields have been changed to hybrid class.

Talisman staves from the Runecrafting Guild are now magic weapons.

Leprechaun magic earned by participating in the Evil Tree D&D auto-banks more types of logs.

The length of the Grand Exchange transaction history has been doubled.

Players will no longer be matched to Grouping System groups that have any offline players. New players will generate a new group and join that instead.

Players in the Grouping System will be informed when a player they are grouped with goes offline.

The group leader will be informed that no more players will be added to the group when a group member goes offline.

The group leader will be informed when all group members are back online.

Players can no longer hop to instance-shard worlds using the Grouping System.

The 'Random Group' button has been removed from the Grouping System interface, as its function was misleading.

Error messages on World Event group sessions now give players more guidance.

Players will no longer be force-teleported while setting their Grouping System status to 'playing' if they are already in the starting area. This applies for the Tuska World Event and Dungeoneering groups.

Bosses defeated in Champion's Challenge can now be reset with a D&D Token (Weekly).
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Re: Patchnotes!

Post by syfyqueen » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:24 pm

Think I'm gonna love the new Slayer toolbelt! Not only will slaying be easier & save bank and invy space, we won't have to cuss when we realize we don't have our rock hammer, etc with us, lol B-)
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Post by Dr Brad » Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:50 pm

Once you complete the slayer toolbelt (12/12 items), you are given the title, "the Tool." For what it's worth...
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Post by Cally Raven » Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:15 pm

Dr Brad wrote:Once you complete the slayer toolbelt (12/12 items), you are given the title, "the Tool." For what it's worth...
Not sure that's a title I'll ever use :-o :)) :D
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Post by The Duckness » Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:32 pm

Adamant and Rune Dragons

Adamant and rune dragons are here! Courtesy of Dragonforcae and voted for by you, they're fresh from RuneLabs and ready for battle.

Delve beneath Brimhaven and jaunt through the World Gate to Kethsi to face these new monsters in high-level combat.

Earn new rewards such as upgrades to make level 90 power boots, a dragon slaying ring and rare, prestigious cosmetics. Learn forgotten lore, too, as you uncover the lost secrets of the Dragonkin.

This week we've also got two new bank boosters in Solomon's Store – available free to members – details of the week's streams and news on the winners of our recent community competitions.

Read on!

How to Start

Adamant dragons can be found in Brimhaven Dungeon. They're formidable foes, so you'll need high combat levels and anti-dragon breath equipment to survive. You'll find more dragons behind magical barriers – passable at 70, 80 and 90 Slayer. Adamant dragons are available as a slayer assignment from Kuradal or Morvran.

Rune dragons are farther away – on Mount Firewake on the world of Kethsi. This new area is only accessible through the World Gate south of Eagle's Peak, once you've completed Fate of the Gods and Ritual of the Mahjarrat. The only slayer master who will assign them is Morvran.

To stand a chance against these mightiest of monsters, you'll – of course - need anti-dragon gear. It's also wise to come packing dragonbane ammo, as anything else will deal greatly reduced damage until the rune dragons' armour plating is breached.

Rune dragons also have a flight phase – all the more reason to come geared for range – and an enrage phase where their maximum damage increases with each attack.

Regular rune dragons are challenging enough, but elite rune dragons can also spawn on their death. These have all the deadly abilities of their kin, with a significant boost in power – and more lucrative loot.

For two weeks following today's release, there are increased spawn rates on both adamant and rune dragons, and an increased chance for elites to spawn when rune dragons are killed. There's also twice the chance to get an adamant or rune dragon slayer assignment.

Rewards

Speaking of loot, there are bags of it to be had for intrepid dragon slayers. Their drop tables are brimming with valuables, including some all-new rewards unavailable anywhere else.

Rune dragons can drop items to upgrade steadfast, glaiven or ragefire boots, making level 90 power boots in all three styles. You'll need two of the appropriate item to make an upgrade. The boots degrade, eventually reverting to their level-85 base items. Note that rune dragons only drop the upgrade components while on a Slayer task from Morvran. Elite rune dragons always have a chance to drop them.

The Kethsi ring is a possible drop from elite rune dragons, and imparts a 4% damage boost against metallic dragons when worn – 8% against those in Kuradal's dungeon. It also gives teleports to adamant or rune dragons – which can be shared by a social slayer partner, if they're also able to reach the dragons. The ring has five teleport charges, and is destroyed when those are used up.

Elite dragons will – rarely – drop a Kethsi scroll, which unlocks part of the cosmetic Kethsi outfit – styled after the long-dead mages of that world.

There are murals in Brimhaven and on Kethsi which can be cleansed with a fully charged dragonfire shield at 60 and 80 Firemaking. This grants a lump of Firemaking XP, and adds words to your Dragonkin primer.

Adamant and rune dragons also drop pages of the journal of a Dactyl Dragonkin who continued Kerapac's experiments on metal dragons.
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Post by The Duckness » Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:40 pm

Patchnotes for the 15th of june.

Graphical

Bandos, various goblins and some Armadyl caravans are no longer invisible in the World Event 2 opening cutscene.

A graphical issue on the calibration device has been fixed.

Some incorrect height mapping in the Wilderness has been fixed.

Graphical issues with the unique runes in the Slug Menace quest have been fixed.

A graphical issue with the Death Lotus top stretching hands when interacting with the zombie gloves from Dimension of Disaster has been fixed.


Skills, D&Ds & Minigames

An intermittent issue with Mobilising Armies' cannons not deploying correctly has been fixed.

Boss kills are once again counted towards unlocking the extreme medallion in Dominion Tower's Rumble mode.

Players can once again pick up Decimation during the Crucible tutorial.

Players can now re-roll Valerio's clue scroll reward correctly.

References to the H.A.M. hideout's old location have been removed from the H.A.M. vs Dorgeshuun court case.

Protean planks no longer make and drop an extra flatpack when the player's inventory is full.

Players will no longer be told that they don't have any summoning materials when trying to create pouches with a legendary Beast of Burden pet summoned.

A naming error in Seasinger Umi's dialogue has been fixed.

Spam-clicking to re-roll a captain in Player-Owned Ports no longer uses up multiple re-rolls.


Quests, Challenges and Achievements

An issue that could prevent completion of the In Aid of the Myreque quest has been fixed.

Captain Errdo is now mentioned correctly during the Grand Tree quest.

Corrected Rasalo's chat in Desert Treasure that still referred to the Shadow diamond as the Rock diamond.

Amended some capitalisation in the Underground Pass quest's demonic amulets and the TzHaar Tourist Guide from TokTz-Ket-Dill.


Other

Players can now remove and upgrade their Player-Owned House costume room furniture without having to empty them out first.

Due to player feedback, we have slightly changed the colour of the winner's challenge gem titles.

Players can no longer place challenge gems so close to another challenge gem.

Finishing a challenge gem competition will no longer state 'nobody scored any points'.

A typo on the information panel for challenge gems has been fixed.

Players will no longer be able to wear the hooded Quest Point cape without having completed the Dimension of Disaster quest.

The hooded Quest Point cape's emote will now be played correctly.

Players can now correctly store their hooded Quest Point cape in the Player-Owned House cape rack.

Players with insufficient coins in their money pouch will now be able to toggle their Quest Point cape at the Wise Old Man.

The Hooded Quest Point cape can now be keepsaked.

Hooded skillcape names have been updated to help distinguish from the non-hooded versions.

Unlocking agile legs is once again a requirement for equipping a trimmed Completionist cape.

Tiny Zemo's chores are no longer ticked off early in the Completionist list on the Hero interface.

Off-hand Armadyl crossbow shards can now be combined to create the weapon.

The Dwarven Instinct aura chest will now spawn when stringing bows.

Tuska's Wrath now uses the shorter cooldown when used on untaggable NPCs like muspah and nihil on assignment.

The World Eater armour now only has a chance to cause its special effect while at least 3 pieces of the set are worn, to remain consistent with previously released Warpriest sets.

Using the '1' key for 'yes' on a variety of dialogue boxes now respects the setting correctly.

The combat beta contract will no longer redirect players to a non-existing sign-up page.

The examine message for bronze arrows, iron arrows and steel arrows no longer refers to longbows.

Kal'gerion demons will no longer drag players into rocks.

A typo in Wizard Chambers' dialogue has been fixed.

A typo displayed when Ironman accounts attempted to mine meteors has been fixed.

It is now possible to pick up goblin priest bones.

Several incorrect spellings of 'Dagannoth' have been corrected.

Incite will now persist on the buff bar if the player dies or logs out.

Players can now configure their portable forge to decide what the left-click option is.

Players can now reclaim loyalty outfits from their player owned house.

Player moderators with Premier Club badges enabled will no longer bypass the public chat filter.

The undead trees in the grounds of Draynor Manor can no longer be killed by familiars.

The Macaw interact option on the Summoning icon now works correctly.


Ninja Fixes

Players can now turn on an overlay to display their remaining Slayer target count from the Interface Settings interface.

Herbicide will now state which herb was destroyed.

The World Event has been moved to the top of the list of activities within the Grouping System interface.

The charming imp's chat has been tweaked slightly to avoid confusion.

The Head Chef has decided that a sous chef's toque meets the exacting food safety standards of the Cook's Guild.

Added a Quickchat option for how many thalers a player currently owns.

Clan keywords and noticeboard drop-down menus have been updated with words such as 'Prifddinas', 'Cabbage Facepunch' and others.
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Post by mysticmoggy » Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:48 am

The Duckness wrote:Patchnotes for the 15th of june.

Boss kills are once again counted towards unlocking the extreme medallion in Dominion Tower's Rumble mode.

Ninja Fixes

Players can now turn on an overlay to display their remaining Slayer target count from the Interface Settings interface.
I very much appreciate the two things. However the Dominion tower one is just a week too late
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Post by The Duckness » Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:39 pm

Artisans' Workshop Update

The Ninjas have infiltrated the Artisans' Workshop, making a big batch of updates to the venerable Smithing activity. They've made it a whole lot more user-friendly, and introduced some cool new rewards – including auto-reloading for your dwarf cannon!

The team are planning to do more focused updates like this, bringing older parts of the game up to today's standards. If you've got an idea for a particular part of RuneScape that you'd like to see given the Ninja treatment, let us know on the Ninja Spotlight forum thread.

Read on to find out what the Ninjas have been up to – along with details of Solomon's new Vitality Accessory Pack and this week's live streams.

What's Changed?

Smithing burial armour has a new side interface, making the activity more responsive and user-friendly:
By default, the first ingot type in your inventory will be selected.
The interface will respond as you swap ingots in and out of your inventory.
Selecting new armour pieces can be done while smithing, and will be applied on the next loop.
Selecting new ore will immediately stop and restart the smithing process with the new ore.
Anvils in the burial armour area now have ‘quick start' as the default left-click operation.
The quick-smithing effects of the Varrock armour now apply to track-making and burial armour.
When creating a perfect sword, you can request an off-hand equivalent.
The required amount for the mithril swords daily challenge has been reduced.
Daily challenges for adamant and rune swords have been added.
When using a heated ingot on the water pool, you'll be given the opportunity to change your entire inventory at once, rather than one at a time.
Ceremonial sword-making has been made smoother:
Tongs can now be stored on the tool belt.
A single left-click on the anvil now places the ingot and the plans, and opens the interface.
Ingots can be used directly, without heating them first.
The artisan burial overlay has been relocated to the left of the screen, remains opened everywhere in the workshop, and displays your current respect.
The attack rate of ceremonial swords has been rebalanced.
When withdrawing or depositing ingots, only metals currently held will be offered. Note that this doesn't filter by ingot type.
Dent size chances have been tweaked to be fairer, in terms of leading to perfect successes.
Dent messaging is now filtered.
A warning message now displays when handing in ceremonial swords that would award 0 XP.
Audio has been reworked.

New Rewards

Restocking cannon (100% respect, requires royale cannon unlock): Grants your cannon the ability to reload automatically. You must have cannonballs in your inventory and be within 15 squares for this to work.
Ceremonial sword orders (50% respect): Increases the orders received by the workshop, occasionally allowing you to choose which ceremonial sword you wish to make.
Sword polishing kit (10% respect): Gives 10 sword polishing kits, which - when held in your inventory - prevent a ceremonial sword from breaking.
Bonus package (100% respect): Gives 8 mithril ingot IV, 4 adamant ingot IV, 2 rune ingot IV, 50,000 Bonus Smithing XP and 10 sword polishing kits. Note that the ingots in this bundle cannot be exchanged for ore, and do not count towards daily challenges.
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Post by The Duckness » Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:43 pm

Patchnotes for the 22nd of june!

Graphical:

Players will no longer see green triangles in the particle effect near Wizard Chambers on Tuska's back.

A gap on the Tuska Warpriest torso has been fixed.

Player choice windows in Legacy Mode have been updated to better suit the Legacy UI.

King Black Dragon head objects have been updated to reflect the latest version of the KBD.


Quests, Challenges and Achievements:

Some previously missing chat has been added to Myths of the White Lands.


Other:

Adamant & rune dragons have been added to the "I have killed ..." quickchat.

Forcae's journal pages can now be easily added to the journal with a left-click option.

More rune dragons have been added to Mount Firewake.

Elite rune dragons will no longer spawn in safe zones.

The Adventurer's Log will now show rune dragon drops.

Rune dragons are no longer aggressive.

Whoever inflicts the most damage on a rune dragon will now get the drop, rather than the first person to attack. Note that - although this is a mechanic typical of boss monsters - rune dragons are still affected by Tuska's Wrath.

Rune dragons no longer regenerate when out of combat.

Slayer and combat XP from rune dragons has been increased, using glacors as a baseline.

The enhanced blue dragonbreath used in the flying phase of rune dragons now inflicts fixed damage rather than randomised damage.

Barry lives! There is now a rare chance that an elite dragon will spawn with the name 'Barry', in honour of the draconic slayer of dragon slayers.

The quantity of summoning charms dropped by adamant & rune dragons has been increased from 3 to 4, to be in line with the desired maximum from mithril dragons.

Gravestones on Mount Firewake are now relocated to near the World Gate, similar to deaths on Freneskae.

The number of adamant dragons assigned by a slayer master has been increased - 40-50 for Kuradal and 40-60 for Morvran.

Ribbon graphics in the tutorial once again appear disabled when relevant.

The action bar in the Powers interface will now work as expected when opening the interface using the hotkey.

Hardcore Ironman deaths will now broadcast only for total level of 1000 or greater.

Updated the @JagexAuto feed to include how Hardcore Ironman accounts die.

Players can now deposit items still held by a beast of burden via the bank "Deposit all BoB" button when the familiar has disappeared unexpectedly.

The Companion App D&D list no longer appears blank.


Ninja Fixes:

The bonecrusher now has a Settings menu, allowing players to select which types of bones are destroyed for XP when dropped by NPCs. All options are switched off by default.

God Wars soulstones can now be charged via non-Hard mode kills at a rate of 1 charge per 5 kills.

Squeezing past the ice block by the Frozen Waste Plateau and using Group Teleport spells to the Wilderness will now produce a warning interface, regardless of player's settings.

Legacy players no longer deal reduced damage when fighting against Araxxor and Araxxi.

Overhead chat no longer appears in the chat log when insul- erm...'encouraging' Pauline Polaris at Livid Farm.

Liquid colours are now consistent amongst the dosages of supreme ranging potion.
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Post by Dr Brad » Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:02 pm

This update is kind of funny but useful (it's happened to me more than once!):

Players can now deposit items still held by a beast of burden via the bank "Deposit all BoB" button when the familiar has disappeared unexpectedly.

Next update will have:

Players can now inflict revenge on a monster via the "Instakill" button when killed unexpectedly. :p
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Post by The Duckness » Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:17 am

Hero's Welcome | Summer Beach Party

A legendary Fremennik hero-turned-god comes home in style in Hero's Welcome: RuneScape's latest quest!

Head over to Lumbridge Crater, too, and join in the Summer Beach Party.

How to Start Hero's Welcome
Head to Rellekka and speak to the people arguing by the pier.
Requirements
You must be a RuneScape member
Lunar Diplomacy Tai Bwo Wannai Trio
60 Divination 67 Mining
62 Slayer 67 Smithing
All of Otto Godblessed's barbarian training complete
A combat level of at least 100 is recommended
In Hero's Welcome, you'll meet the mighty V – well known to those of you who've finished While Guthix Sleeps - as he returns to his people.

You'll embark on a series of dangerous raids on Dragonkin lairs, and uncover some of their darkest secrets. Be ready for combat, as there'll be plenty of fierce foes to fight, but you'll need brains as well as brawn to succeed.

Rewards

Prevail and you'll earn hearty helpings of XP, better yields when runecrafting, and access to new areas containing bane ore and adamant dragons. There's also a repeatable boss fight, which can drop new throwing weapons and a tradeable level 75 cape.

Summer Beach Party

The Summer Beach Party is in full swing, making Lumbridge Crater the place to be until the end of August!

Beach Party
Activities


Head to the beach party and take a look around. It's the ideal place to relax with your friends, take part in your favourite D&Ds via the portal hub, and enjoy some sun-soaked activities – plus pick up some unique rewards.

Fight Clawdia: At 45 past every hour, killer crustacean Clawdia will spawn at the crater in the middle of the beach party. Her damage scales to your life points, so everyone can dive in and help drive her back.
Build sandcastles: Follow the clues given to you by the nearby visitors and build the right castles for Construction XP.
Fish at the rock pools: Cast a line, kick back and get some Fishing XP while you're at it. Drop off the fish at the barbecues for extra XP.
Bust out the barbecue: Hit the barbecue stands and earn Cooking XP.
Pick coconuts: Gather coconuts from the palm trees for Farming XP, then deposit them at the coconut shy for extra XP.
Try the coconut shy: Test your skill at the coconut shy and earn Ranged XP.
More activities are coming over the next few weeks. Keep an eye on the news!

Every 15 minutes one of the XP-giving activities will be spotlighted, and it will yield +10% XP. Note that Ironman players earn 50% less XP for participating in beach activities.

You can keep earning XP until your temperature gauge fills up completely, although this can be reset up to three times a day by consuming ice creams.

Rewards

First up, there are a number of handy items that you can earn by fighting Clawdia and participating in other beach activities:

Ice cream: This tradeable item resets a full temperature gauge to 0. You can use up to three per day.
Anti-sun potion: Also tradeable, this item gives a +5% boost to any XP earned on the beach – that includes beach activities and any other training done there. The effect lasts for 24 hours (real time, not time spent logged in).
Cocktails: These come in four fruity flavours, each boosting XP gain in a different group of skills – combat, artisan, gathering and support. By drinking more of the same type, you can stack the XP boost up to 10%. The effect lasts for 30 minutes of logged-in time.
You can get these items from fighting Clawdia, from participating in the various beach activities, and by handing in a beach party ticket from the recent Summer Raffle.

There's also a rare chance to get a tradeable token that can be redeemed for one of several new beach items. These include cosmetic weapons and headgear, emotes and more:

Bunting whip
Stick of rock
Throwing starfish
Snorkel
Bucket head
Clawdia hat
Dragon ring
Buried in Sand resting animation
Surfboard emote
Beach ball
Throwing disc
There'll be new additions to the available items over the coming weeks – we'll let you know in the news.

Note that the tokens will automatically become untradeable at the end of this year.

These items can also be purchased from the vendors around the beach for RuneCoins, as can challenge gems, dwarven challenge barrels, party packs and masterwork music boxes.

Finally, there's a bunch of secret rewards available for fulfilling certain conditions on the beach. Have fun discovering them!

Seasonal Hiscore Reruns

There'll be one-off reruns of old Seasonal Hiscores, held weekly from 1st July. Here's when you can compete to unlock some of RuneScape's most sought-after titles:

1st July: Clue scrolls | the Puzzle Hunter
8th July: Red imp kills | Slayer of Imps
15th July: Life points healed | Piggy
22nd July: Stealing Creation reward points | Master of Clay
29th July: Slayer Tower kills | , Scion of Viggora
5th August: Chronicle Fragments offered | Chroniclator
12th August: Fun weapon damage to K'ril | Slapsaroth
19th August: Dominion Tower: Endurance mode | Ruler of the Tower
26th August: Wilderness PvP kills | Scourge of the Wild
2nd September: Herbs grown | the Gardener
9th September: Solo complexity 6 dungeons | the Delver
16th September: Solo Zilyana kills | Zilyana's Bane
7th October: Deaths | The Late
14th October: Undead kills | Undertaker
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Re: Patchnotes!

Post by The Duckness » Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:20 am

Patchnotes for the 29th of June

Graphical:

The maximum size of tooltips on NPCs has been altered, to allow the display of multiple icons after their name.

The advanced pulse core buff icon has been updated to display the new model.

The Skeletal Horror no longer has green polygons visible from underneath its model.

The chathead for Dharok's helm has been updated to match the new character model.


Skills, D&Ds & Minigames:

Selecting burial armour via the anvil interface will now correctly remember the player's choice.

Players can no longer stay inside Flash Powder Factory longer than intended.

The Thaler Shop now gives the correct information for vanguard and trickster boots and gloves.

An issue where some players were unable to spot the PBJ polar bear agent if they logged into a free world to perform their weekly reset has been fixed.

Players who are unable to take part in Tears of Guthix as they are within 100k of maximum XP and have maximum quest points can now tick off the requirement for the Distracted title after telling Juna a story.

An issue that allowed players to open the Treasure Hunter interface during a duel has been fixed.

Dominion crossbows and staffs are no longer referred to as swords when trying to equip them outside of Dominion Tower.

The Observatory professor will now reliably recognise players who have a coordinate clue scroll.

Several spelling errors - previously displayed when players reached their Evil Tree kindling cap - have been fixed.


Quests, Challenges and Achievements:

Players who have not fully completed Ritual of the Mahjarrat but have completed While Guthix Sleeps and performed a Defence reset will now be able to complete the quest correctly.

A typo in Legends' quest has been fixed.


Other:

Players can now spend coins to fully recharge their Kethsi ring (50k coins per charge).

The detonate ability can now be used to deal AoE damage without a specific target.

Only direct damage now counts towards combat challenges set up via a challenge gem.

An incorrect message telling players they had a reward from Diango when their bank was full has been fixed.

A typo on one of the Tuska islands has been fixed.

Missing title checks for the Dark Lord title have been added on some hidden titles.

Talking to a clan herald in Prifddinas will allow players to unlock the Dark Lord title if they have already met the requirements.

Grammar issues previously displayed in the chat message when trying to create a Tuska mask without enough pieces to complete it have been fixed.

Members-only familiars can no longer be dismissed in a free-to-play world.

Dragon trinkets' red dragon teleport destination has been moved slightly to better avoid blocked tiles.

Essence of wisdom will now convert to advanced pulse cores at a rate of 2:1.

Logging out on the broken Meiyerditch wall will no longer place players out of bounds.

Vitality weapons now appear correctly in the Wardrobe weapon sub-filters.

Followers no longer float on water after arriving at Taverley from Ashdale.


Ninja Fixes:

The Dungeoneering XP penalty for players with high combat levels on free-to-play worlds has been removed. Prestige modifiers above 35 will continue to act as if they were 35 on free worlds.

Signs of porter will now work with a full inventory, as suggested on RuneLabs.

Player names in the Dungeoneering party interface have been recoloured to match their map marker's colour.

Legio Tertius's rorarius, gladius and capsarius guards are now killed automatically when their master falls in battle.

The following have been added to Quick Chat:

Barbarian Assault role levels.

White Knight ranking score earned for Black Knight kills.

Number of Castle Wars games played.

Number of chimp ice deliveries.

Number of Chompy bird kills.

Conquest rank.

Mage Training Arena pizazz points.

The missing 'My levels are: X Divination/Dungeoneering/Farming.'

Pest Control reward points.

Number of Dahmaroc replica rocks pairs added and Golden (Rhiannon) statues completed.

Number of Vyre corpses cremated.
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Re: Patchnotes!

Post by Sloggish » Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:42 am

Dr Brad wrote:Once you complete the slayer toolbelt (12/12 items), you are given the title, "the Tool." For what it's worth...
Yep that's what Mom always calls me- such good memories!

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Re: Patchnotes!

Post by The Duckness » Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:08 pm

Tuska Falls | Quick Lodestone Teleports

Tuska has been laid low by the mighty Godless, and she's made a heck of a dent.

Courtesy of RuneLabs and F D C's original idea, you can now use your vis wax to charge up quick lodestone teleports.

Last – but not least – the Ninjas have given you two new Grand Exchange slots – one for everyone, and one for members.

Read on for further details!

Tuska Falls

After a month-long battle, Tuska's reign of galactic terror has been brought to an end by Gielinor's Godless. She's careened through the planet's atmosphere, and crashed to a lifeless halt.

You can still access the Tuska D&D by clicking the magical barrier near to Wizard Chambers, and purchase the Tuska World Event rewards – albeit at an increased points cost – from Chambers himself.

Note that the previous World Event armour sets are no longer available from the Tuska rewards shop.

If you'd like to rewatch the cutscene that plays on first log-in after today's update, you can do so by talking to Kara-Meir.

But this is much more than a monument to Gielinor's victory over the beast goddess. From next week, the portal on Tuska's back will open, giving you access to a strange new world.

Get ready to venture to Mazcab – home to the goebies, and to RuneScape's all-new Raids!


Quick Lodestone Teleports | RuneLabs

An awesome RuneLabs idea from F D C comes to fruition today, as we bring you quick lodestone teleports.

Using charges, your lodestone teleports can be made as quick as a location-specific Magic-skill teleport.

Convert your vis wax to charges through its conversion interface, at a rate of 1 wax for 10 charges.

Then, you can tick the 'Quick Charges' check box on the lodestone map to automatically use up charges, or manually select when to use them by right-clicking a destination and clicking 'Quick Teleport'.

To use quick lodestone teleports, you'll need to be a member, have unlocked the lodestone in question, and meet Magic level requirements for each:

Burthorpe - 5 Magic
Ashdale - 5 Magic
Taverley -10 Magic
Lumbridge - 10 Magic
Al Kharid - 15 Magic
Varrock - 15 Magic
Draynor Village - 20 Magic
Port Sarim - 25 Magic
Catherby - 30 Magic
Falador - 35 Magic
Edgeville - 40 Magic
Eagle's Peak - 45 Magic
Canifis - 50 Magic
Karamja - 50 Magic
Seer's Village - 55 Magic
Ardougne - 60 Magic
Yanille - 65 Magic
Oo'glog - 65 Magic
Rellekka - 70 Magic
Lunar - 75 Magic
Tirannwn - 75 Magic
Bandit Camp - 80 Magic
Wilderness - 85 Magic
Prifddinas - 90 Magic
Don't forget to check out RuneLabs, if you haven't recently, and submit your ideas for story questions to be answered in a medium-sized quest.

Have Fun!

Enjoy some expeditious adventures this week, and get ready to explore Mazcab from next Monday's update!

The RuneScape Team

Live Streams this Week

Each week we stream developer Q&As, in-game events and more. Watch our streams and find a full streaming schedule over on our Twitch channel.

Check our YouTube channel, too, for recap videos of streams you may have missed, including Invention and Raids teasers!

Developer Q&A, Raids Special! | 16:00 UTC, Tuesday 7th July

Join Mods James, Pi, Kelpie and Stu on the sofa this week, as well as the Raids team! Make sure you tune in to check out an exclusive teaser for the second Raids boss, and to find out more about Mazcab, the Goebie home planet.

Ask your questions on the forums, on Reddit, or on Twitter using the hashtag #RSDevQA.

Community Stream - Treasure Maps special – prizes to be won! | 20:00 UTC, Tuesday 7th July

If you're a fan of Treasure Trails, then we've got something in store you'll love. Mod James will be making bespoke map clues and getting you to find the treasure (i.e. membership and Bonds) – so get your spades out and your puzzle-solving hats on!

In Other News

Grand Exchange functions have been expanded and improved. Thanks Ninjas!
Two new transaction slots – one for everyone, one for members.
The Grand Exchange and Sale History interfaces have been merged. Look out for further tweaks to the interface in the future.
Buy offer searches now include inventory-style icons.
Companion App GE functionality has been updated accordingly.
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