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01-Apr-2011 - Behind the Scenes - April

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April has always been an unpredictable month, particularly in the United Kingdom, with sunlight shifting to rain and then back again in a matter of minutes. It seems only suitable, then, that April takes an unpredictable turn with our first rhythm action music game, unlikely Hunter targets, an update to a popular but rather old quest, and some bloodthirsty familiars.

 

TzHaar Hero:

 

The TzHaar, self-proclaimed Monsters of Rock, will be taking the natural next step from theatre to rock ‘n’ roll in our latest distraction and diversion! Smith a rune ‘axe’ in the lava forge, string it with the beard-hair of an imcando dwarf, and perform some fiery licks with TzTok-El-Slash! Activate TzHaar Power to earn extra points and play solos so hot even carbonite couldn’t freeze them!

 

The latest diversion takes a similar form to the circus, allowing you to ‘rock around the clock’ once a week and earn a batch of Agility, Magic, Prayer and Slayer XP. You will need to have completed TokTz-Ket-Dill to play this diversion. Tracklisting includes Magma Mae, Is This The Way To Armadillo?, Gielinor Rigby, Great Capes of Fire and I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do Jad).

 

Werewolf and Vampire Hunting:

 

We have two Van Helpings of Hunter updates this month, as we take the Hunter skill into Morytania. These updates will be high level (78 and 86 Hunter respectively) but will deliver rewards that make you the very pinnacle of fashion.

 

Wander about Morytania and you’ll find that the ghouls have twisted swamp reeds into shapes that look remarkably like kennels. Using a ‘moon on a stick’ item, you’ll be able to lure werewolves into the kennel traps and leave them there until they get tired of struggling. Domesticate them and you will be able to carry them in your bag and dress them in a selection of hats. Canifis? Yes you can!

 

It’s possible to spot the twinkling of vampires in the underbrush of Morytania this month. Lure them out with longing looks and a tin of swamp gel and you’ll be able to catch them before they skulk away. Train these beasts to be used in PvP combat, activate their combat buff(y)s and watch them twi-fight from all three corners of the love triangle. Team Drakan!

 

Gertrude’s Cataclysm:

 

At RuneScape, we’re asked one question more than any other: what was Gertrude’s cat doing in the Lumber Yard in the Gertrude’s Cat quest? Well, ask no more! Gertrude’s cat will be producing a litter so big that it literally topples buildings and lays waste to Varrock in this month’s quest! Your Summoning and Hunter skills will be called into question as you gather the cats by their neck and tempt them back to Gertrude’s house with doogle leaves.

 

This cat-based apocalypse also allows us to rethink the starting experience of RuneScape, adding an extra degree of danger and excitement to the tutorial and first hours of gameplay. Sir Vant will now face a giant cat called Deathpaw, while the Blood Pact will be revamped to become Tigerblood Pact. You will also find that, rather than a flashing hint arrow, a ball of string will lead you from Task to Task. Don’t want to see so many cats? Activate your cat filter.

 

Little Pwny Unicorns:

 

This month we introduce little pwny unicorns, summoning familiars that are as deadly as they are wuvverly. High level summoners will be able to create these adorable little unicorns in the magical realm of Sparklesky, left of Taverley, using a mixture of sugar charms, spice shards and bloody unicorn parts.

 

Wrap your eyes around these: Cherryboom (level 93 Summoning) is a sweet little brown unicorn that packs an explosive smile and eyelashes that can cut through corporeal beasts. Pinky Power (level 99 Summoning) is pink, has wings – making it a pegacorn - and can decapitate a clan with one swish of its sharpened sequin tail.

 

In Other News:

 

The Jagex Store is being stocked with action figures this month, in the form of Gower Rangers. Each of these mighty morphing models comes with pet cabbage, horses and a can of tuna.

 

If you find Clan Wars games occasionally tame and uninspiring, we will be adding chompies and jubblies to the catapult area. Fire these agitated birds to see if you can hit Pigzilla in Draynor Market and contribute to your team’s score.

 

Sailing.

 

Due to an editing error, the ‘wear’ option on party hats will no longer be the default option. Be careful when donning one, as we have corrected it to the intended ‘tear’ left-click option, for those who need to clear inventory space for ranaar.

 

We will be fixing the clipping issues on the Emperor’s New Clothes gear that was released with last week’s update.

 

Appryfooz, Brother of Zimberfizz

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I actually thought this was legit, until I saw the in other news bit.

 

I would so love to see the first two happen though.


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i lol'ed at it saying

'sailing.' in the other news part.

didn't describe it, just said sailing lol.

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Due to an editing error, the ‘wear’ option on party hats will no longer be the default option. Be careful when donning one, as we have corrected it to the intended ‘tear’ left-click option, for those who need to clear inventory space for ranaar.

 

That would be seriously epic.

 

Edit: they made typo with ranaar, it should be ranarr ;)

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'Id do anything for Love (but i wont do Jad)'

 

I lold.


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Brilliant XD Actually made me laugh, they've put their only great ability to create puns to use :D

 

Also I missed 'Sailing.' the first time I read through.

 

Gower Rangers!!! :D


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They finally added Sailing. :rolleyes:


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So does this mean we won't get pwnys? :sad:


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Can't wait for this!

 

A pity they spoiled it at the end. I hope we see more of Appryfooz, he seems a funny guy :) .


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Anyone else just mega-skimmed through it looking for "ROTM" mentioned anywhere, then got really dissapointed when it wasn't?

 

Really happy when I read it properly ;D

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That was a well needed laugh before this lecture coming up. I specially LOL'd hard at the in other news with Sailing being there. Brilliant.


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Damn,I thought it was all real except unicorns,stupid me


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Sailing.

 

Due to an editing error, the ‘wear’ option on party hats will no longer be the default option. Be careful when donning one, as we have corrected it to the intended ‘tear’ left-click option, for those who need to clear inventory space for ranaar.

 

Loled so hard.

 

Anyone else log in-game and check the summoning guide for pink fwuffy fings? [lies] 'Cause I sooo totally didn't! [/lies]


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"Activate TzHaar Power to earn extra points and play solos so hot even carbonite couldnt freeze them!"

I lol'd. For you who don't know Han Solo was frozen in carbonite in star wars. :P


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I suspect those action figures would have a high demand if they would actually put them on shelf, shouldnt be too hard to get a factory in china to produce those.

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Wow! I can't believe Jagex sometimes...a lot of people are gonna end up tearing their party hat. Why would they do this??? <_<


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Some of these are too obvious and over the top, but at least a few gave me a chuckle, which is new. Still...

 

 

 

**(We wish you the very best this April Fools, and you can expect the real Behind the Scenes later on today! Promise!)**

 

Jagex shouldn't do an April's Fools update, ever again. They clearly don't know how to do it right.

 

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Sailing.

 

This is the best. If this had been the one single word in this BTS, I'd have been fully pleased.


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I want my unicorns. :sad:


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