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Araxxor is here, and he can't wait to tear you limb from limb in a solo or duo boss battle to the death!

When we polled the sort of boss content you wanted earlier this year, the message was clear: there's nothing you like more than grappling with a beefy combat boss.

Araxxor won't disappoint, as you choose your route through his lair, dodge hazards, and finally face the beast himself - on your terms.

There are regularly shifting layouts to the lair, and loads of amazing rewards - including level 90 two-handed weapons and creepily cute spider pets.

We've also integrated Twitch streaming into RuneScape, and spruced up the lobby.

Read on to find out more, or log in now and head south-east of Port Phasmatys to the Araxyte Hive.

 

Getting Started

Get to Araxxor's home by heading south along the eastern coast of Morytania from Port Phasmatys.

Once you're there, enter the Araxyte Hive and you'll find a webbed-over entrance to the boss-fight area.

Click on it, and you'll have the option to enter a non-instanced version, or to create/join an instance. You can also limit the instance to just one person, if you wish, or set a pass number to restrict access.

Note that only one person can enter the non-instanced version at a time, per world.

While there are no hard requirements to enter the lair (except any imposed when starting an instance) it's strongly recommended that you have at least level 90 in each of your combat stats, and the best gear that gold can buy.

 

The Fight

As you battle Araxxor, you'll need to lure him through various areas of the Araxyte Hive. There are several routes to choose from - of which only some will available, changing every few days - and Araxxor will have different abilities depending on which route you take.

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Araxxor's encounter is in your control - it's up to you how you choose to engage him. Moving through the paths and dealing with his mechanics will influence the difficulty and how the fight plays out. Experiment, and find your preferred spider-wrangling strategy.

There's no keeping a big spider down, either - each time you defeat Araxxor, he'll come back bigger, badder and angrier than before, for the rest of that day. As such, defeating him several times in succession will become gradually harder. The difficulty resets at 01:00 BST.

It'll also become significantly more difficult if you bring a friend - he'll be tougher, and his attacks will hit far harder. You'll need tight-knit teamwork to survive Araxxor's onslaught.

 

Rewards

First among the amazing rewards on offer are level 90 two-handed weapons for all three combat styles: the noxious scythe, noxious longbow and noxious staff. These monstrous tools of destruction are the finest of their kind and come with new special attacks - they look spectacular, too.

You'll put them together by combining a spider's leg, plus one of three arachnid body parts received as rare drops.

There's a terrifyingly cute spider pet too, also obtainable as a rare drop. Once you have it, you can unlock new versions the spider as well, by completing special achievements while fighting Araxxor solo. Click on the cocooned corpse outside Araxxor's lair to find out more.

Both of these are part of a lucrative drop table - designed to be more rewarding even than the QBD. Taking down Araxxor is no mean feat, but it's certainly worth your while.

Note that if you're fighting as a pair, you'll each get your own loot. There is no competition over drops.

Enjoy!

We can't wait to see you face Araxxor. To give you a chance to tackle him on your own, our wiki will include no detailed information on Araxxor's mechanics until the11th of August 2014.

Fight hard, and join the discussion on the forums.

Mod Chris L and the RuneScape Team

 

Twitch Integration

With the release of Araxxor, we've integrated Twitch streaming into the RuneScape interface. With a click of a button, you can now broadcast your RuneScape experience on Twitch.tv, with no need to run anything else in the background.

First, you'll need a Twitch account. Set one up - if you haven't already - and log into it via the Twitch tab in the Community interface.

Then enter a stream title, select your stream resolution and bandwidth cap, decide whether you want a microphone and/or webcam enabled and you're good to go.

The interface also allows you to quickly open the most popular RuneScape Twitch streams, and a new moveable window lets you chat with your own Twitch viewers while you stream.

Be careful not to push your streaming settings too high for your connection and computer to handle. Try lowering your graphics settings and resolution if you have trouble.

For help getting started, take a look at our video guide:

 

Start streaming now, and have fun!

Mod Drew and the RuneScape Team

 

Lobby Refresh

The RuneScape lobby has received a fresh lick of paint this week.

Firstly we've brought its visual style in line with the rest of the RuneScape website. It's bigger, clearer and more readable than ever before, with essential functions easily accessible. You can also nominate an additional favourite world.

On log-in, you'll land on a 'welcome' screen, where you'll be presented with the latest and greatest RuneScape content - handy if you've been away from the game for a time.

Let us know how you get on with the new, spruced up lobby system over on the forums.

Mod Roy and the RuneScape Team

 

In Other News

  • RuneFest tickets are now on sale. Get them in-game using Bonds, or visitwegottickets.com to purchase them.
  • Bonds are now kept in a dedicated inventory, accessible via the Bonds icon at the bottom of the backpack interface.
  • Female replica Void Knight armour has been updated, in accordance with community suggestions.

Read the patch notes for other updates released today.


Graphical:

 

  • Female replica Void Knight armour has been updated to match the community's graphical improvement suggestions. 
  • An animating issue with replica and Void Knight and elite Void Knight armour has been fixed.



Skills, D&Ds & Minigames: 

 

  • An issue which allowed players to fire multiple omega eggs at the Penance Queen when the team only had one has been fixed. 



Other: 

 

  • Three new songs from the One Piercing Note quest have been added to the game: The Abbey, Requiem Rehearsal and There has Been a Murder.
  • The tooltips over the health and prayer icons have been disabled in Legacy mode, to avoid obscuring the values when quick switching prayers.



Legacy Fixes: 

 

  • The healing hit mark has been recoloured from pink to purple to better represent how it looked before. 
  • The Berserk ability effect has been updated to clear when changing between Legacy and EoC. 
  • Lent items now use the relevant special attack correctly.
  • Special attack energy now restores correctly within certain areas in Legacy mode. 
  • The Sunshine ability now requires wielding a magic weapon. 
  • Auto-Retaliate now does not make the player retaliate in revolution when it is toggled off with a weapon in hand.
  • Players are now able to click out of channelled abilities. 
  • Made revolution begin firing abilities faster, to prevent revolution from not starting for a couple rounds of combat.
  • Shadow spells now correctly reduce damage dealt from their target. 
  • The auto-setup action bar option has been updated to select a better DPS setup. 
  • The Blood Burst and Blood Barrage spells have been altered so they do not increase the player’s special attack energy in Legacy mode. 
  • Helmets will now apply the hybrid nerf to accuracy as expected. 
  • Godswords can now have their passive effects toggled on again when used on the appropriate Godwars boss altar. 
  • Void Knight armour has had its set effects rebalanced. 
  • When changing to Legacy mode, the combat XP options will be set to the non-defensive options to prevent players gaining unwanted defence XP. 
  • Bass now heals the correct amount of life points. 
  • The bash ability now correctly activates after using a stun ability. 
  • The special attack bar no longer drains if target is too far away. 
  • The Enhanced Excalibur special attack no longer persists in duels where the option is disabled. 
  • The ancient mace special attack now correctly drains prayer again. 



Engine Fixes: 

 

  • When logging in with Facebook or Google+ the Authenticator no longer requests that you re-enter the code when the remember for 30 days option is selected.
  • Some changes have been made to enable Twitch TV integration.
  • The lobby will now calculate load correctly.



HTML5 Engine Fixes: 

 

  • A fix has been applied for login issue with Chrome version 36.

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Araxxor, Twitch Integration and Lobby Update

Araxxor is here, and he can't wait to tear you limb from limb in a solo or duo boss battle to the death!

When we polled the sort of boss content you wanted earlier this year, the message was clear: there's nothing you like more than grappling with a beefy combat boss.

Araxxor won't disappoint, as you choose your route through his lair, dodge hazards, and finally face the beast himself - on your terms.

There are regularly shifting layouts to the lair, and loads of amazing rewards - including level 90 two-handed weapons and creepily cute spider pets.

We've also integrated Twitch streaming into RuneScape, and spruced up the lobby.

Read on to find out more, or log in now and head south-east of Port Phasmatys to the Araxyte Hive.

Getting Started

Get to Araxxor's home by heading south along the eastern coast of Morytania from Port Phasmatys.

Once you're there, enter the Araxyte Hive and you'll find a webbed-over entrance to the boss-fight area.

Click on it, and you'll have the option to enter a non-instanced version, or to create/join an instance. You can also limit the instance to just one person, if you wish, or set a pass number to restrict access.

Note that only one person can enter the non-instanced version at a time, per world.

While there are no hard requirements to enter the lair (except any imposed when starting an instance) it's strongly recommended that you have at least level 90 in each of your combat stats, and the best gear that gold can buy.

The Fight

As you battle Araxxor, you'll need to lure him through various areas of the Araxyte Hive. There are several routes to choose from - of which only some will available, changing every few days - and Araxxor will have different abilities depending on which route you take.

Araxxor_News-28133930.jpg

Araxxor's encounter is in your control - it's up to you how you choose to engage him. Moving through the paths and dealing with his mechanics will influence the difficulty and how the fight plays out. Experiment, and find your preferred spider-wrangling strategy.

There's no keeping a big spider down, either - each time you defeat Araxxor, he'll come back bigger, badder and angrier than before, for the rest of that day. As such, defeating him several times in succession will become gradually harder. The difficulty resets at 01:00 BST.

It'll also become significantly more difficult if you bring a friend - he'll be tougher, and his attacks will hit far harder. You'll need tight-knit teamwork to survive Araxxor's onslaught.

Rewards

First among the amazing rewards on offer are level 90 two-handed weapons for all three combat styles: the noxious scythe, noxious longbow and noxious staff. These monstrous tools of destruction are the finest of their kind and come with new special attacks - they look spectacular, too.

You'll put them together by combining a spider's leg, plus one of three arachnid body parts received as rare drops.

There's a terrifyingly cute spider pet too, also obtainable as a rare drop. Once you have it, you can unlock new versions the spider as well, by completing special achievements while fighting Araxxor solo. Click on the cocooned corpse outside Araxxor's lair to find out more.

Both of these are part of a lucrative drop table - designed to be more rewarding even than the QBD. Taking down Araxxor is no mean feat, but it's certainly worth your while.

Note that if you're fighting as a pair, you'll each get your own loot. There is no competition over drops.

Enjoy!

We can't wait to see you face Araxxor. To give you a chance to tackle him on your own, our wiki will include no detailed information on Araxxor's mechanics until the 11th of August 2014.

Fight hard, and join the discussion on the forums.

Mod Chris L and the RuneScape Team

Twitch Integration

With the release of Araxxor, we've integrated Twitch streaming into the RuneScape interface. With a click of a button, you can now broadcast your RuneScape experience on Twitch.tv, with no need to run anything else in the background.

First, you'll need a Twitch account. Set one up - if you haven't already - and log into it via the Twitch tab in the Community interface.

Then enter a stream title, select your stream resolution and bandwidth cap, decide whether you want a microphone and/or webcam enabled and you're good to go.

The interface also allows you to quickly open the most popular RuneScape Twitch streams, and a new moveable window lets you chat with your own Twitch viewers while you stream.

Be careful not to push your streaming settings too high for your connection and computer to handle. Try lowering your graphics settings and resolution if you have trouble.

For help getting started, take a look at our video guide:

Start streaming now, and have fun!

Mod Drew and the RuneScape Team

Lobby Refresh

The RuneScape lobby has received a fresh lick of paint this week.

Firstly we've brought its visual style in line with the rest of the RuneScape website. It's bigger, clearer and more readable than ever before, with essential functions easily accessible. You can also nominate an additional favourite world.

On log-in, you'll land on a 'welcome' screen, where you'll be presented with the latest and greatest RuneScape content - handy if you've been away from the game for a time.

Let us know how you get on with the new, spruced up lobby system over on the forums.

Mod Roy and the RuneScape Team

In Other News
  • RuneFest tickets are now on sale. Get them in-game using Bonds, or visit wegottickets.com to purchase them.
  • Bonds are now kept in a dedicated inventory, accessible via the Bonds icon at the bottom of the backpack interface.
  • Female replica Void Knight armour has been updated, in accordance with community suggestions.

Read the patch notes for other updates released today.

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Void Knight armour has had its set effects rebalanced.

 

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not able to do araxxor on my internet here.  tried 4 or 5 kills and would only make p2.  unfortunately it will have to wait until sunday/monday for me :(

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Nerfed void, didn't fix armor, and nerfed BA. Good job Jamflax. You did it again.

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“Do you have any regrets?”

“I don’t. It seems surprising, I know, but I wouldn’t change a thing. This is how it was meant to be.”

“Huh, you never really notice how lovely the day is until you realize you’ll never see it again.”

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Spiders degrade your gravestone making the timer go down fast.

 

That is very bad design

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Spiders degrade your gravestone making the timer go down fast.

 

That is very bad design

It's certainly an...interesting mechanic - as long as everyone has fair warning about this.  The threat of losing stuff makes the boss more risky.

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<*reads article, gets ticked off to the extent that it's an understatement here*>

 

Damn flaming... Well, Jagex has really done it now.  RuneScape was almost not runnable here on an ancient single-core Intel P4 2.4 GHz after a long time of not being on RuneScape.  Adding Twitch.tv integration is probably going to finish it off for me and prevent game entry on this old computer, simply thanks to the overhead of it just being present in the game's code even when it isn't active.  Worse, I don't have the $$$ to build/get something newer, and I never will.  I guess I'm done. :(

 

I won't even be able to protect my Display Names now against impersonation. -.-

 

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(p.s.: I'll try to load later in order to check my personal estimate, but I expect it to hold up pretty hard.)

 

(p.p.s.: I should probably note I haven't been able to move out of Burthorpe since everyone got moved on the last major change who hasn't logged in for quite some time.  Can't even get my bearings or anything, and I'm already down to sub-'5 fps' display refresh, which makes most of my clicks fail or lag hard.)

 

 

 

 

[Edited by post author for a missed extra note.]

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<*reads article, gets ticked off to the extent that it's an understatement here*>

 

Damn flaming... Well, Jagex has really done it now.  RuneScape was almost not runnable here on an ancient single-core Intel P4 2.4 GHz after a long time of not being on RuneScape.  Adding Twitch.tv integration is probably going to finish it off for me and prevent game entry on this old computer, simply thanks to the overhead of it just being present in the game's code even when it isn't active.  Worse, I don't have the $$$ to build/get something newer, and I never will.  I guess I'm done. :(

 

I won't even be able to protect my Display Names now against impersonation. -.-

 

~Mr. D. V. "totally screwed over" Devnull

 

 

 

(p.s.: I'll try to load later in order to check my personal estimate, but I expect it to hold up pretty hard.)

I think you may be jumping the gun a little...as long as you don't click that button to set up Twitch integration, I believe the specs should be just the same ;).

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<<<snip>>>

 

I think you may be jumping the gun a little...as long as you don't click that button to set up Twitch integration, I believe the specs should be just the same ;).

Please double-check my post, as I forgot to mention extra issues.  I was adding an extra note due to that while you typed your post, sorry. :oops:

 

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I really don't get it, it's Jagex fault that they're no longer compensating for a computer more than a decade old? 

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I really don't get it, it's Jagex fault that they're no longer compensating for a computer more than a decade old? 

Have you read their system requirements?  I was able to play at ~18 fps about 1.5 years ago.  Unless they're going to update those requirements, this computer is still supposed to work, which would mean Jagex is making RuneScape's applet more bloated.  Especially since I've got an AMD/ATI Radeon HD 4650 in an AGP slot in this ancient system.  Yeah, really, that much GPU, and I'm still fully able to use it somehow. :o

 

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<<<snip>>>

 

I think you may be jumping the gun a little...as long as you don't click that button to set up Twitch integration, I believe the specs should be just the same ;).

Please double-check my post, as I forgot to mention extra issues.  I was adding an extra note due to that while you typed your post, sorry. :oops:

 

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Ah I see...would you like my old computer Devnull?  XD

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