Jump to content
Juader

15 January 2008 - Summoning!

Recommended Posts

Strange obelisks have been spotted underground and in the farthest reaches of RuneScape. What could they be for? Who put them there? And what do they have to do with our new members-only skill, Summoning?

 

 

 

One obelisk in particular has been causing trouble for Taverley's most well-known summoner, Pikkupstix, as a giant wolpertinger has used it to break free from the spirit plane. This pesky rabbit, wolf, reindeer...thing is now munching on Pikkupstix's bedclothes, and the druid needs your help to do a spot of banishing...

 

 

 

So begins this week's Wolf Whistle quest, which you will need to complete if you wish to start training the Summoning skill, in much the same way as Druidic Ritual opens up the Herblore skill.

 

 

 

To get more information on how to start Summoning, visit the Summoning - The Basics page in our Knowledge Base.

 

 

 

Once you have completed the Wolf Whistle quest, you can begin raising your stats on your way to the Summoning skillcape! Some of the familiars you summon can help in combat, healing you or attacking with claws, paws, missiles or magic. This is reflected in an increase to the maximum Combat level, taking it to 138. This increased Combat level is not visible on free worlds.

 

 

 

Other familiars aid you outside of combat, including the ability to store items for you - like the pack yak, which acts as a temporary bank for 10 of your items. Some have slightly...stranger effects. Might 'Fish Rain' interest you?

 

 

 

New creatures - barker toad and bunyip - share room with those that are more 'familiar', like the smoke devil (the relative of the dust devil) and the spirit dagannoth. Those with a high enough Summoning level will even be able to talk to them - but beware, they aren't used to talking to humans...

 

 

 

You will recognise many familiars from previous newsposts, wallpapers, Development Diaries and Postbags from the Hedge, while others will be a complete surprise! There is such a wealth of familiars - 53 in fact - that it'll take months for even the most persistent to master their abilities, special moves and Summoning requirements.

 

 

 

In addition, high-level Summoners will unlock an array of 22 new pets. New dogs are at the lowest level, while the hardest pet to tame is...drum-roll...a dragon!

 

 

 

Phew! There is barely a moment to remind you of the extra batch of Summoning familiars and pets coming next month. If you think some of the creatures in this update are big, wait till you see what February brings...

 

 

 

Summary

 

Where to start Wolf Whistle

 

 

 

Pikkupstix's house in the centre of Taverley.

 

Requirements to complete Wolf Whistle

 

 

 

None!

 

Access to:

 

 

 

A new members-only skill!

 

Over 70 new creatures

 

A new maximum Combat level of 138 for members

 

Many new Summoning NPCs and items

 

A Summoning skillcape for the very best


VIX VIX VIX

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Holy Cow ...it's finally here...thanks god no more speculation threads .....now we can just go do it!!


mak_1027.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

woohoo new stat at last


adamcpahl22.png

My YouTube channel

56,222nd to 99 Fletching ~ 01-1-09

58,720th to 99 Cooking ~ 06-1-09

40,214th to 99 Woodcutting ~ 06-10-09

40,480th to 99 Magic ~ 03-11-09

41,611st to 99 Firemaking ~ 08-5-10

92,525th to 99 Constitution ~ 24-6-10

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh I was so excited when I was just hanging out, and then in the corner, the little System Update thing. My friends and I were going nuts, we had a feeling it'd be Summoning.

 

 

 

Well, it's out, its P2P, the end of story.


Twibb.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Heh, even though it is members only, i am happy because i get 1 free level :D


I engineered this thread with precise variables that I know would cause lul-worthy flames.

Ammo931.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Runescape is taking too long to load, never before it was this slow (atleast for me).


Palas1.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OMG, OMG, OMG

 

*screams in real life and dies*

 

 

 

..must...start...training....


yodaxq1.jpg

There's no such thing as "wireless." Just really long extension cords.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am glad it is finally here. I can't wait to get off work and begin my next quest to get 50 summoning.

 

 

 

I hope that I have what it takes.


felter_laur.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

with all the hype, i appreciate i was here for the update. We are all apart of something hopefully something positive.

 

 

 

woot finished loading


1travino.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

scroll bar in skill tab = epic fail. :roll:


Strangely with WotLK so near, I wished I could delay it a bit to push through that last TBC content in MH/BT :'(.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

guess ill start it

 

 

 

im selling charms :D

 

 

 

Gold,Green, Crimson charms for sale


tdc+marek.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has anyone looked at some of the familiars? I definitely want a rune minotaur. Combat is a whole new ballgame.

 

 

 

runeminotaurfc8.png

 

Shot at 2008-01-15


felter_laur.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

new skill interface looks HORRIBLE...


sig312.png

angel2w.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks good, although I'm not going to renew my members for this. I'll just wait for another summoning/wildy/elf storyline update & then consider playing again. :roll:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Anyone look at the special ability of the Giant Ent?

 

 

 

Nature link - can convert pure essence into nature or earth runes

 

 

 

That sounds great for those in need of a few quick runes. I doubt it gives any Runecrafting exp though.

 

 

 

Or Unicorn stallion for going somewhere where poison is possible:

 

Right-click Cure - cures poison and disease

 

Much better than potions.

 

 

 

Granite Lobster

 

Fishing boost (4) - invisible

 

Counts as harpoon for catching sharks

 

Forager (5) - stores sharks it catches

 

 

 

Abyssal Lurker

 

Beast of burden (3) - unnoted rune and pure essence

 

 

 

All up to the Pack Yak:

 

Beast of burden (10)

 

 

 

Could you imagine carrying 10 more items? :ohnoes:


Ben_Ryfos.png

archsupportei2.png

RuneSlayer - For all your RuneScape needs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Completed the quest. This skill doesn't look like its going to be easy to train. The charms seem necessary, and can only be obtained as monster drops, (or from other players.)

 

 

 

Do you gain summoning exp from damage your familiar does?


Artemis_42.png

"Those who know nothing, can understand nothing"

- Ansem, Kingdom Hearts

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Completed the quest. This skill doesn't look like its going to be easy to train. The charms seem necessary, and can only be obtained as monster drops, (or from other players.)

 

 

 

Do you gain summoning exp from damage your familiar does?

 

nah, only from pouches :/


VIX VIX VIX

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Completed the quest. This skill doesn't look like its going to be easy to train. The charms seem necessary, and can only be obtained as monster drops, (or from other players.)

 

 

 

Do you gain summoning exp from damage your familiar does?

 

 

 

Quoting the Knowledge Base here:

 

Do I get combat experience for damage my familiar does in combat?

 

No - you're not learning anything by letting something else fight, are you?

 

 

 

From that, I'd have to guess no. :(


Ben_Ryfos.png

archsupportei2.png

RuneSlayer - For all your RuneScape needs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.