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Botany Bay & Ozan Quest Double Bill - Sept. 26th, 2012

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Botany Bay

 

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As part of our ongoing war on botting and gold farming , we launch Botany Bay! Those found to be using illegal software will be permanently banned and their account deleted - with no chance of appeal should they continue to ignore our warnings. After our recent major banning of professional gold farmers - Botany Bay is your chance to publicly name and shame persistent bot abusers!

 

As we hunt for and identify botters, you - the good citizens of Gielinor - will be the ultimate deliverers of justice!

 

Unrepentant and persistent bot-users will now find themselves banished to Botany Bay. This foreboding island is the staging ground for trials run by the Botfinder General, where there's only one verdict and justice is swift and uncompromising.

 

Those of you wishing to take part in the trials can speak to any of the trial announcers found in major Gielinor cities. You'll be teleported to the courtroom on Botany Bay, and given access to portals that can take you back any time. You'll be invited to pelt the condemned with rotten tomatoes, and will be asked to vote, along with other like-minded players, on one of three account-ending punishments:

  • Death by Crushing: Nothing says "banned" like a bot pancake.
  • Death by Swallowing: Watch as the bot is devoured by something unspeakable from the Abyss. Mm...crunchy.
  • Death by Deity: Righteous rays of bot-melting justice are the choice of the discerning angry mob.

Vote in three trials, and you'll be rewarded with a wieldable pitchfork of vigilantism. After that, the next three trials you vote in will unlock increasingly angry emotes, which can be performed by right-clicking your pitchfork. Finally, your seventh trial will reward you with the gloriously pointy pitchfork of justice.

 

We will continue to evolve our anti-botting measures to hunt down those guilty of trying to spoil the game for genuine players. So while we continue with the investigations, the trials can commence for those already found out!

Mod Mark

 

How to access Botany Bay

Speak to a trial announcer in one of Gielinor's major cities.

 

Requirements

None.

 

If you haven't already, take a look at Botany Bay in our recent Behind the Scenes video:

 

 

 

 

Ozan Quest Double Bill

 

Star alongside RuneScape's most dashing rogue, Ozan, in two new quests. These two quests can be completed by players of all levels and are fully voice-acted. Be sure to play with the sound on for the full experience!

 

Stolen Hearts (free and members)

Ozan's in Draynor Village, looking for an old friend who's fallen into bad company. You'll join Ozan as you infiltrate the Draynor underworld, meet an old flame, and become caught up in a kidnapping plot of princely proportions that leads back to Al Kharid - the home from which Ozan was banished years ago.

 

Traverse the rooftops of the gloriously reworked Al Kharid to steal the mother of all diamonds, and confront the kidnapping villains. You may find, though, that the intrigue runs deeper than you or Ozan ever suspected...

 

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Rewards include Constitution XP and 2500 coins. At any time after the quest is completed (even if you were free-to-play at completion), members can claim one of four criminally cool titles, chosen depending the type of rogue you proved yourself to be during the quest (changeable if you're not happy with the result), as well as Agility, Prayer and Thieving XP lamps.

 

How to start Stolen Hearts:

Speak to Ozan in Draynor Village.

 

Requirements:

None.

 

Combat:

You'll need to defeat 3 level 2 mercenaries.

 

Diamond in the Rough (members only)

 

Osman, the Al Kharid spymaster, has sent you and Ozan deep into the Kharidian desert, trailing the mysterious perpetrator of Stolen Hearts's kidnapping plot. A ransom payment that doesn't want to be given away, as well as some altogether smellier perils, mean that this desert adventure will require every ounce of yours and Ozan's roguish guile.

Help Ozan as he seeks to clear his name, unearth forgotten lore that sets the scene for the later desert quests, and find out who was really behind the kidnapping plot.

Rewards include Agility, Constitution and Thieving XP, as well as access to an all-new underground area and the opportunity to get hold of a new weapon and shield.

 

Enjoy!

Mod Srowley

 

How to start Diamond in the Rough:

Speak to Ozan outside the palace in Al Kharid.

 

Requirements:

You must be a RuneScape member.

Stolen Hearts

 

Combat:

You'll need to defeat 6 level 2 bandits and 2 level 5 thugs.

 

Behind the Scenes Video

If you haven't already, take a look at the Ozan Double Bill and the Al Kharid rework in our recent Behind the Scenes video:

 

 

In Other News

  • The Prince Ali Rescue quest has been removed from the game. Stolen Hearts and Diamond in the Rough include and greatly expand upon the story of the original quest.
  • Be sure to take a look at our latest Lores & Histories story: The Rising Sun, which gives a mostly reliable account of Ozan's youth in Al Kharid.
  • The Gielinor surface map has had all unexplored mapsquares filled in, to give the world a more complete feel.

 

September 26th, 2012 Patch Notes

 

Graphical:
  • Bolrie and Golrana hugging animation is again displaying properly.
  • The cutscene at the end of The Prisoner of Glouphrie is now displaying properly.
  • The magic carpet ride to Uzer has been made a little smoother.
  • The Dungeoneering master cape now has its black smoke effect again.
  • Bows should now be drawn from the string rather than the bow itself.
  • Texture flicker in a doorway on Ape Atoll has been fixed.
  • The male version of the Runner hat has been increased in size.
  • The Dungeon entrance on Etceteria is no longer covered in grass.
  • A border has been added to the farming patch in the Tree Gnome Stronghold.

 

Quests, Challenges & Achievements:

  • Carnillean Rising can be completed again.
  • Dorgesh-Kaan course now works as intended with the Challenge System.
  • The Runecrafting challenge Runespan XI now works correctly.
  • The challenge 'Churning cheese' now requires you to hand in your freshly made cheese wheels, rather than cheese.
  • The challenge 'Harralander tar' now correctly marks off all progress made.
  • The rate of Dungeoneering XP given from handing in a Dungeoneering daily challenges has been reduced to bring it more in line with the other rewards.
  • The 'Flash powder factory' challenge is now only given when all requirements are met.
  • The Rampage challenge will now count kills made within the Fight Kiln.
  • Handing in a challenge should no longer cause bank tabs to shuffle.
  • The double close button on pinned challenges has now been removed.
  • A minor typo has been corrected in a Darkness of Hallowvale cutscene.
  • Smithing challenges to make metal equipment have been changed to smith metal daggers.
  • Construction challenges above level 18 now require flatpacks to be made and handed in to complete the challenge. A reward bag is now given for this.
  • Crafting dragonhide equipment challenges have been changed to require dragonhide vambraces.

 

Skills & Minigames:

  • Players can no longer take dominion markers into the Fist of Guthix arena.
  • Matthias' falcons now fly at a more appropriate speed.
  • A typo in the Nex's followers book has been corrected.
  • Using Curly Roots on a fire now gives a more relevant message.

 

Other:

  • Players should no longer teleport around the old-oak tree near the Tree Gnome Village.
  • Players should no longer get an additional God book when you trying to claim one.
  • An unnecessary force walk tile in the Tree Gnome Stronghold has been removed.
  • The navbar now correctly remembers whether it should be showing or not.
  • The musician at the Grand Exchange no longer gets confused with the difference between talking and playing music.
  • The "You're already doing an emote!" has been added to the game filter list.
  • Certain messages have been removed while Chompy bird hunting to prevent spamming.


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Cape particles <3

 

Kind of lame that you vote not for innocence but for ban animation, but that's what I expected. Kangaroo court.

 

Assuming that the new pitchfork/animation are now comp/trim requirements, does that mean that completionisting runescape now requires people to bot?

 

Sucks if there were no more bots and you couldn't get it lol


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The rate of Dungeoneering XP given from handing in a Dungeoneering daily challenges has been reduced to bring it more in line with the other rewards.
Bum. lol

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Certain messages have been removed while Chompy bird hunting to prevent spamming.

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

 

Also no mention of the Gielinor Games songs?


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In real life MMO you don't get 99 smithing by making endless bronze daggers.

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To me:

  • The Gielinor surface map has had all unexplored mapsquares filled in, to give the world a more complete feel

This bit is AMAZING should add just that much more realism to have no more sharp black box edges on the main land.


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Unbearable lag since the update. Hopefully just a temporary thing. If not...ugh.

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FINALLY!

Be gone bots, be gone! Best update of the year, even though I have yet to test it out.


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i cant check out botany bay yet since im at work.

 

any news on if bots are disapearing?


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What, no obligatory SOF/Solomon update?

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Wolf and Panda outfits have been added to the Solomon Store, though the store hasn't been updated yet it seems.


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In real life MMO you don't get 99 smithing by making endless bronze daggers.

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why i have 3 more questpoints done than before update? i had ali rescue done before update

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The first quest is easy and straightforward. It has a disheartening ending though. I am starting the second one now. I wonder what the new sword and shield is.

 

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Bay Transcripts:

 

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In real life MMO you don't get 99 smithing by making endless bronze daggers.

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For those saying the bots are fake:

 

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For those saying the bots are fake:

 

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Look again. Hollows 2487 and Hollows 24 87. See the difference? Jagex has already said that the player is banned by the time the appear in Botany Bay.


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The Dungeoneering master cape now has its black smoke effect again.

 

 

BEST. UPDATE. EVER. I'm happy again!! Also looking forward to playing Assassin Kharid, it sounds like some cool quests even if Ozan really irritates the hell out of me...


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What's the new shield and weapon? Also kalphite nursery? I did the first quest and was amazed by it all. I can't be bothered with the second until I get up from sleeping.




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For those saying the bots are fake:

 

 

 

Look again. Hollows 2487 and Hollows 24 87. See the difference? Jagex has already said that the player is banned by the time the appear in Botany Bay.

No it is Hollows 2487. If you see the chat box has been scrolled up. I think Kaur saw the finger of doom point at him and went to botany bay to see it on trial. Then for the screenshot he simply scrolled up in the chatbox so we could see.

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The "You're already doing an emote!" has been added to the game filter list.

Yay!

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The vote for the punishment disappears too quickly for me to register my vote.

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Here are the new two items from the second quest:

 

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Name: Atan (heru's shield)

Examine: "A large round shield with a sunburst design."

Tradeable?: No

 

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Name: Uraeus (apep's axe)

Examine: "A battleaxe with a crescent moon blade."

Tradeable?: No


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