Were proud to present advance details of our completely overhauled website, which will launch at next weeks update, with loads of new features and a community-editable wiki at its core!
As announced and shown in Novembers Behind the Scenes, the website will have a distinctive new look, including a brand new RuneScape logo, a darkly cool colour palette and a thorough re-structuring of the front page, putting up-to-the-minute information to the fore.
One exciting addition is an all-new Events section, where our Community teams will be able to advertise events and direct you straight to them with ease, using integrated calendars, mark-able maps and a wealth of other fantastic features.
The news section, in particular, has been streamlined, with increased prominence on the page, and the integration of other news sections. Dev Blogs, for example, no longer hide behind the main news feed and can be seen right alongside other news articles.
The old manual has been transplanted into a new, wiki-based format and will form the core of the new website. With the exception of a few key pages maintained solely by Jagex staff, these pages can be edited, and visual assets can be uploaded, by RuneScape account holders who meet certain baseline requirements. In you, we have an amazing community, from those with a decade of RuneScape experience and knowledge to fresh new faces, and with this change were empowering all of you to pool that RuneScape nous for the community to use.
Weve made these changes, and a whole range of others, to make the new website a slick, convenient resource for the whole RuneScape community, but youll have to wait until next week to see the finished result!
The RuneScape Team
In Other News...
- Along with the release of the new website, we will be making hi-scores a members-only feature.
This is for a number of reasons, but the main one is to keep them fresh. We want the hiscores to feature players who will compete with each other, tooth and nail, for hiscore glory. There are many dormant accounts within the hiscores that have not played for a very long time, and this will give new arrivals in Gielinor a shot at hiscore fame alongside the grizzled veterans on equal terms for all.
We want the hiscores to reflect the full range of content that RuneScape has to offer, and hope that they will be a big draw to the full, members game for those interested in high-level RuneScape competition on a level playing field.
- Were pushing back the Wilderness graphics update mentioned in Behind The Scenes, so itll no longer be out in November. Were sorry about this, but its necessary in order to schedule in some of our upcoming anti-bot measures.
I'm curious to know what you guys think about the upcoming RuneScape Wiki set up, how you think it will affect fan sites, and whether or not you will continue to use Tip.It for your game information. And of course.. Jagex is actually cutting back on the features F2P have with the removal of F2P from the high scores. In addition to the regular concerns, F2P will no longer be able to use dynamic stat signatures or use or calculators' auto look up features.