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07-Sept-2015: Patch Week

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Patch Week | Limited Time Merch Store Offer

 

 

The ninjas have been busy this week adding a ton of patches and tweaks to the game, including improvements to Warbands and the Crystal shapeshifters!

 

 

Warbands

 

Warbands have been updated to re-invigorate the high-risk, high-reward aspect of the D&D. The new patches will mean that:

  • Supplies will now be converted into non-tradeable versions when exiting the wilderness.
  • Players may attack others outside of the normal wilderness level restrictions when carrying supplies. Carriers may still counter-attack.
  • Chat options on Quercus now allow players to toggle whether they receive coins or supplies when killing a victim holding Warband supplies.
  • Players can now be attacked while looting a Warbands tent.

 

Crystal Shapeshifters

 

Shapeshifters have been also had a few tweaks and fixes. Here are some of the changes to crystal shapeshifters:

  • Players will no longer lose focus in combat when a Crystal Shapeshifter switches combat style.
  • Crystal Shapeshifters will now retaliate correctly after charging towards a player.
  • Crystal Shapeshifters have been added to the Slayer Creature kills list in the Beasts tab of the Adventures interface.

There have also been a few other notable changes for players to enjoy:

  • Players can now consistently use the Quick-travel option on goebies to travel around Mazcab if they have the required reputation.
  • The Ninjas have updated the Demonic skull so re-entering a runecrafting altar via the abyss will now guarantee the XP bonus, regardless of how quickly the player returned.
  • Max has been given a makeover care of the Ninjas, spot him running his skilling circuit around Varrock with his new gear.

Read the rest of today's patch notes.

 

Limited Time RS Merch Store T-Shirt Offer!

 

For a limited time only, players will be able to purchase official RS T-shirts from the Merch Store using in-game RS3 Bonds! Players will be able to exchange 6 Bonds for a voucher code which can be redeemable at the Merch Store for any available T-shirt model and size with shipping included.

To get your T-shirts, head in game and go to the Upgrade & Extras window, select the RS Bonds option and click Redeem Bonds to see the T-shirt option.

But hurry! There's only a limited amount of codes and T-shirts available, so get your T-shirts with Bonds while stocks last!

 

Clan update

 

This week also sees the start of the Clan Cup with both Skilling Cup and Boss Cupsbeginning in earnest as Clans strive to get to the top of the table! Get your hatchets ready for Woodcutting XP in the skilling cup while it is the mighty Queen Black Dragon that sets the challenge in the Boss Cup.

Visit our RuneScape clan forums to find out more.

 

Live Streams this Week

 

Each week we stream developer Q&As, in-game events and more. Watch our streams and find a full streaming schedule over on our Twitch channel.

Check our YouTube channel, too, for recap videos of streams you may have missed, including last week's RuneFest teasers!

Developer Q&A: with Elf City Waterfall Fishing teasers | 16:00 UTC, Tuesday 8th September

Join the usual cast of JMods on the streaming sofas as they take your questions - this week, we'll be featuring Elf City Waterfall Fishing, the RuneLabs winner from earlier this year - showing you teasers of what to expect, as well as answering your questions.

Ask your questions on the forums, on Reddit, or on Twitter using the hashtag #RSDevQA.

The Drop! | 20:00 UTC, Tuesday 8th September

After a few months’ hiatus, our very own RuneScape game show is back! Join Mods JD and Neena as they test your RuneScape nous, and crown some lucky winners with a Bond or two!

There will also be the chance to win your very own prizes in the stream chat as well. Don't miss it!

 

Events this week

 

This week there are loads of in-game events which you can attend! Check them out and say hi to the Mods!

Wednesday 9th September 2015

 

Mod Kalaya's King Kalphite Mass event - w68 at 14:00 Game Time

Friday 11th September 2015

 

Mod Sky's, Mod Kalaya's & Mod Neena's Heist event - w89 at 15:00 Game Time

Check out all of the events on our official forums!

 

In Other News

  • Reminder - All Lumbridge beach cocktails, ice creams, sunscreen, coconuts and fish will be removed on the 14th September. Tradeable tokens from the event will also be made untradeable at the end of this year.
  • RuneFest Reminder - Make sure you stock up on your RuneFest Zemomarks this week by purchasing them with Bonds in-game. From Monday 14th September, they will be removed, so make sure you get in quick to avoid disappointment!

 

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In other news:

  • Reminder - All Lumbridge beach cocktails, ice creams, sunscreen, coconuts and fish will be removed on the 14th September. Tradeable tokens from the event will also be made untradeable at the end of this year.

 

  • Graphical:
    Skills, D&Ds & Minigames:
    • Players will no longer float below the monkey bars when crossing them in Ape Atoll.
    • Super hero claws no longer bend backwards during idle animations.
    • Added some missing colours to goebies on Mazcab.
    • Yakamaru is now green when poisoned in low detail.
    • The Ashdale smith will no longer turn to face players while sitting on a chair.
    • Fixed the rendering priority of the Deckchair and Buried in the sand rest animations in the gear interface.
    • Spiny helmets are no longer transparent when dropped.
    • Updated some sound effects used in the Tears of Guthix D&D.
    • Failing a Barrows puzzle room will no longer prevent the final Barrows brother from spawning.
    • Ur-vass once again allows players to begin the Dorgesh-kaan food trading minigame.
    • Castle wars enhancers will no longer use up a charge if no gold tickets were gained.
    • Receiving a prize from Treasure Hunter will now change the colour of the reward message in your chat box for the relevant prize based on the won slot's rarity.
    • Players who were unable to claim the malleus daemoniorum from Brother Celerity will now be able to do so after defeating another demon flash mob.
    • Warbands has been updated:
      • Supplies are now converted into a non-tradeable version when exiting the wilderness.
      • Players may attack others outside of the normal wilderness level restrictions when carrying supplies. Carriers may still counter-attack.
      • Chat options on Quercus now allow players to toggle whether they receive coins or supplies when killing a victim holding Warband supplies.
      • Players can now be attacked whilst looting a Warbands tent.
  • Added some new settings in Treasure Hunter to automatically redeem combat and/or skill-specific lamps and stars when won.
  • The “Get more key” popup will now reliably pop up once again.
  • Quests, Challenges and Achievements:
    Other:

    Ninja fixes:
    • Players may once again complete the 'I brought your stuff back' achievement.
    • The second Dagannoth mother's attacks once again deal noticeable damage.
    • It is no longer possible to attack Risen Knights while the player has their hand stuck in the strange device during 'Salt in the Wound'.
    • Corrected some minor examine typos in The Light Within.
    • Graphically updated the Light maze notes interface used in Within the Light.
    • Fixed a typo with Balthazar's chat when speaking to Ironman players.
    • Optimised the bank preset system to stop disconnecting players who are withdrawing large bank presets with a Beast of Burden.
    • Tweaked the activation rate for the Ruby Aurora effect in PvP and PvM scenarios to be more consistent.
    • Updated combat prisms and the ruby aurora effect to respect single and multi-way wilderness rules.
    • Altered the logic behind the Prism of Restoration's Summoning special move point restore effect to be consistent and reliable.
    • Soul Link and Teamwork Protection can now be used on Mazcab when not participating in Mazcab supply runs.
    • Players will no longer lose focus on Crystal Shapeshifters in combat when they switch combat styles.
    • Crystal Shapeshifters will now retaliate correctly after charging towards a player.
    • Crystal Shapeshifters have been added to the Slayer Creature kills list in the Beasts tab of the Adventures interface.
    • Players can now consistently use the Quick-travel option on goebies on Mazcab if they have the required reputation.
    • Players can once again teleport from the Hefin bank chest.
    • Ensured that all relevant buff icons are cleared upon death.
    • The Shadow and Smoke spell effect no longer states that they last for 1 minute.
    • The Kethsi ring now has a Destroy option.
    • Elite rune dragons have been converted to use the new elite monster spawn system.
    • Added some blocking to a bush on Tarddiad.
    • Removed some force-walk tiles from south of Castle Wars.
    • The crystal mask spell will now only play a sound when first cast.
    • The volume of the Town Crier's bell has been reduced.
    • Updated the sounds when using the Grand Exchange interface.
    • Adjusted the volume on the following songs:
      • Webbed Feat
      • Lexicus Runewright
      • Lords and Ladies
      • The Firemakers' Theme
    • Fixed a spelling error on the Treasure Hunter prize management interface.
    • Players can now complete Combat Academy task 5 without having to deviate from the instructions.
    • Players can once again cast vengeance and use a special attack in the same tick.
    • Clicking on an Edimmu pet to unlock it will now immediately do so instead of after the information window.
    • Capitalised the titles of the God Wars Dungeon lore drops and fixed an examine typo on "The Glory of General Graardor".
    • Fixed the incorrect spelling of "prayer points" in the Gear tab.
    • Keepsaked Fire and Ice Warrior armour can once again be activated.
    • It is now possible to keepsake Attuned Crystal boots and gloves.
    • Re-entering a runecrafting altar via the abyss with the Demonic Skull will now guarantee the XP bonus, regardless of how quickly the player returned.
    • Updated the Mounted Anti-dragon Breath Shield in a Player Owned House to use an updated model.
    • Players can now freely use the Clan Stage emotes outside of the clan citadel with the exception of 'Make Speech' and 'Dramatic Death' which can be performed in a Player-owned House instead.
    • The following will now restore familiar's lifepoints:
      • All prayer altars that restore summoning points as well.
      • The Throne of Fame.
      • Player-owned House obelisks.
    • Max can now be seen running around Varrock wearing the following:
      • Emberkeen boots
      • Amulet of souls
      • Shadow malevolent body and legs

         

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Huzzah for crystal shard gathering!


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I'm still waiting for the patch note where it says 'We have fixed the horribly excessive bias towards combat in collecting crystal shards by making it actually give completely crystals so it isn't 3-4 times slower than combat for no apparent reason'


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so, maybe just half as slow? combat requires more resources, and is even slower if you don't have the best resources, or know how to fight them with the method that they thought they fixed, but just made it slightly more complicated.

 

if anything, i'm hankering for the set effect that increases crystal drops that they're really taking their time on


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They patched some stuff for everyone... and completely screwed up Direct-X mode for me. It seems like anything that moves had a giant white square/bloom whether the object had bloom to begin with until I switched to (ugly) OpenGL. :|

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I heard only the bloom was screwed up, I'm playing on directx and not having the white square issue


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Interesting bitty in the press release Jagex sent out alongside the merch store piece. Bonds are lucrative business for them.

 

"Bonds are accrued either by purchasing them directly from Jagex or through bartering with other players. They have proved to be exceptionally popular with the game’s massive player-base since they launched in 2013, with more than 350,000 RuneScape Bonds transacted every month."


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So I assume that 350K includes both player-to-player transactions and Jagex ones, or is it literally stating that Jagex has sold off 350K bonds/month on average?


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I'm under the assumption that it is on Jagex's side. Regardless of whether it's the number bought or the number claimed, it's still a heck of a lot of money.

 

EDIT: At 3.59 GBP per bond, that's 15,078,000 GBP per year.

 

For context, for FY2013-2014 they earned 46,100,000 GBP from memberships and microtansactions.

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Tranacted meaning traded player to player, jagex to player and visa versa.




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Then we can probably cut that number in half, because most of the time a player would buy a bond to sell it for cash, not to use for direct membership (does not really make sense, although I guess maybe for RuneCoins?). That would be at least two transactions for the life cycle of most bonds.


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They patched some stuff for everyone... and completely screwed up Direct-X mode for me. It seems like anything that moves had a giant white square/bloom whether the object had bloom to begin with until I switched to (ugly) OpenGL. :|

Oh so that's what it was... huh

 

 

 

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Tranacted meaning traded player to player, jagex to player and visa versa.

The way I read it is that there are '350,000 bonds transacted per month', not '350,000 bond transactions per month'. A subtle difference which may be my misinterpretation, but I don't think it's a stretch to assume that's what they meant. Unless they define 'transactions' elsewhere.

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