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Behind the Scenes - April 2015

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Aquarium (Members only)

 

Our big update this month is rather fishy… a little too fishy perhaps, but what else would you expect to find in your very own, customisable aquarium! One so big you can even dive into it yourself! It’s a brand new addition to your in-game house, requiring 63 construction to set up, and comes with a huge amount of sofishticated things for you to play around with. The aquarium itself can house 14 different aquatic friends, ranging from the lowly trout to the mighty rocktail, with all your favourite lobsters, sharks, and even lava eels fin-between.

To add a fish, you’ll need to find their golden fish eggs, found randomly as you fish. There’s plenty of ways to increase your chances of finding them too, especially the new prawn ball, which is also the best way to get the fantastic decorations for your fishies’ home. We’ve got tiny versions of white wolf mountain and Vorago to name a few, and even some unique plugs in case you want to start all over again.

Whilst building it up, you’ll dolphinately gain access to a bunch of great fishing perks, especially the brand new great white shark, which you can fish, cook, eat, keep as a pet, plaice in your aquarium and even turn into sushi. YUM. Plus, 3 special new cosmetic diver’s suits and a new piece of music for you to tuna in too.

There’s no catch… try it out… don’t feel gill-ty! Bad puns I know but if you think you cod do batter, let minnow.

For more information, check out the design document on the forums and don’t forget, this great idea came courtesy of you, via the o-fishal polls.

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Vic the trader (free and members)

 

Vic the Trader is back in April, opening his shop up for anyone willing to trade in their bonus XP for some cool loot. He’s got lots of the items you might have missed from treasure hunter like skill outfits and golem parts, or you can simply trade your bonus XP for real lamps. We’ve made some changes to the exchange rates too, making them even more generous in places, and added a few new things too, like the great little mimic pet. Vic is only going to be here for a short amount of time, so go see him when you get the chance!

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Event Tools Update (free and members)

It’s fun to spend some time wasting XP and playing around with your favourite J-mods, but our old rotten potato tool wasn’t really giving us all the tools we wanted to get the most out of our super J-mod powers. The DEVCOM team has managed to fix it up, making it far less rotten and much more awesome. In fact we’ve even added a few new ways to allow you to skill n’ chill.

How do you fancy lodestones that let you get to where the party’s at, straight from the world map? How about we place a few World Event style skilling nodes for you, so you can get a range of XP as you hang about asking questions? As you may have seen on the RuneScape TV stream a few weeks ago, we’ve been building some new event tools too, so this month you’ll be able to join a special J-mod run version of world event 1, playing faction based safe PvP for the honour of your favourite god, fighting or gathering for victory!

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BETA servers (Members only)

 

We’ve got a few new things to try out on in BETA, not least the new death mechanics we’ve been talking about on the forums and a new way of collecting loot. Thanks for the feedback you provided regarding the mashups of legacy and EOC interfaces we added in March - it should be making its way into game very soon!

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In other news…

 

In other news, we have a brand new merchandise store that launched yesterday and there’s 15% off everything for the next 2 weeks. We’ve got t-shirts, hoodies, several of which are designed by yours truly and other members of the RuneScape team, and more!

Also, check out Solomon’s Store this month for a great new costume called the Vitality Suit – it changes colour as your health goes up and down!

The ninjas have some pretty tasty things in the pipeline too, especially the movable bank tabs which I know you’ve been talking about on the forums.

Keep those ideas coming in via the forums and RuneLabs, together we can make a real difference – the RuneLabs criteria for this month is a medium sized skilling update – what can you come up with?

Have fun!

Wooters out.


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Thanks :) Looks like we can expect more of these months.


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Golum outfits. HOW USEFUL NOW THANKS

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Golum outfits. HOW USEFUL NOW THANKS

 

It still is, if only for the 7% 'accuracy' boost.


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Event tools, finally, something we've been waiting like years for. I am looking forward to that, assuming they actually manage to make it useful...


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Golum outfits. HOW USEFUL NOW THANKS

 

It still is, if only for the 7% 'accuracy' boost.

 

That'd require me to actually be using it for more than 2 iron ores/day m79 =333


 

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Event tools, finally, something we've been waiting like years for. I am looking forward to that, assuming they actually manage to make it useful...

 

You do realise the event tools aren't an actual update we get to use - they are purely an upgrade to the tools the jmods have for when they host events.

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Event tools, finally, something we've been waiting like years for. I am looking forward to that, assuming they actually manage to make it useful...

 

You do realise the event tools aren't an actual update we get to use - they are purely an upgrade to the tools the jmods have for when they host events.

 

I guess I misread that. So much for my good mood :P.

 

 

When will Vic the trader be active? :D

I don't know, probably next week or the week after if it's a game update. They'll probably want to keep him around at least a couple weeks, even though they say a short time, right?


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Please Vic, have silverhawks and spring cleaner (and the rest of he shark suit outfits so I can make Fury shark).

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Event tools, finally, something we've been waiting like years for. I am looking forward to that, assuming they actually manage to make it useful...

 

You do realise the event tools aren't an actual update we get to use - they are purely an upgrade to the tools the jmods have for when they host events.

 

I guess I misread that. So much for my good mood :P.

 

Mod Raven (who developed the updated potato) said some players would receive access to the device, mostly event leaders of bigger communities.

 

But I find this a very sad month, only an Aquarium that will keep us busy and nothing else. As if the ongoing poll for less quantity is already in place. :c

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So one new game content update... It wouldn't be so bad if I had an actual interest in it. :|

I've been looking forward to Vic's store, but I didn't realize the XP trade-in rates were so stingy. I've got over 2m BXP saved up and it's not looking like I'll be able to even buy all the golem pieces.

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If you have numbers on the XP rates to cash in and such please do share :).


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We'll see, but just judging by Wiki's previous trade-in rates it could be 2-3k BXP per point meaning I couldn't even get TWO golem pieces, much less all the sets.


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I'm not all tht fussed with Vic

 

I have the outfits I desire and aside from dg bxp I don't really want to trade any in because, whilst I'm not actively working on any atm, the obvious goal for me at this point aside from trimmed comp is to get the 120s.


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I'm extremely excited for the aquarium to come out! It'll give me motivation to train fishing to get the golden eggs and it's a construction update!

 

I have most of the treasure hunter stuff I expect Vic to be stocking, but it will be nice to trade in my bxp in my 99s for useful stuff.


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Please Vic, have silverhawks and spring cleaner (and the rest of he shark suit outfits so I can make Fury shark).

s/hawks were in previously so presume still will be. the shark theyve said wont be in there. hopefully spring cleaner will be in there, i already have one personally but i feel a little sorry for those without.


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Yeah, the only thing I'm really excited about is Vic the Trader. 

I may be misusing it but I'm 6 attack levels and 4 range levels away from maxing and I very much dislike grinding combat after 99 slayer.  I have over 38 million bonus experience from abusing the hell out of prismania and fallen star promotions so I will 100% be taking advantage of this. :)


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Going to consider running SC events throughout the month (until Vic is in) for TIF nerbs to stack up BXP. Better, of course, to do BA but harder to  manage teams (Defs plz ty)

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GG all my BXP, enjoy being turned into Dungeoneering points.

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Please Vic, have silverhawks and spring cleaner (and the rest of he shark suit outfits so I can make Fury shark).

 

Jmods already confirmed shark pieces won't be in this time.


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Shame the BETA is still P2P only, F2P combat could really use some fixes <_<

 

Yeah F2p PKing would be a blast in EOC if they'd fixed a few dualwield issues :'(


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Please Vic, have silverhawks and spring cleaner (and the rest of he shark suit outfits so I can make Fury shark).

Jmods already confirmed shark pieces won't be in this time.
I have a full outfit was just hoping for the other 2 so I can make Fury. I'm really only wanting Spring Cleaner and Silverhawks.

 

Can't you get BXP from minigames now? If so what's the fastest bxp? I only have about 500k in bxp im okay with using and I'll need a lot more im sure for spring cleaner and silverhawks.

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