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1st February 2016: Zodiac Training Event | Invention Cosmetics


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Get to grips with the Zodiac event and seek out its treasures. Following last year’s popular Death Lotus Training, this in-game activity is based around the animals of the zodiac. Some really cool rewards are up for grabs, so get involved! Inventors can also rock that lab-coat look this week by discovering a couple of Devices that can each be used to create a snazzy Invention-themed cosmetic.


Zodiac Training


From 4th February until 9th February, take on the Zodiac Training event by completing a variety of tasks and challenges. This year it’ll mainly take your Skilling and Minigames prowess to complete. Simply open Treasure Hunter during the promo and you’ll receive a card that can be clicked to begin the Zodiac Training.


Once you have completed a row or column, you will be rewarded with monkey trinkets, cash bags or XP. Complete the entire scroll and you will unlock the coveted dragon zodiac costume. As with last year’s event, you can complete the list multiple times for different vibrant colours.


Win Envelopes on Treasure Hunter to instantly finish tasks, and be sure to be on the lookout for the Wounded Snake Icxan roaming Gielinor.


Ironman players can enter the Zodiac event by retrieving their card from Diango. Not all tasks can be completed by Ironmen, but they can be bypassed by using Envelopes which you can get from finding Icxan.


Invention Cosmetics | Can you discover them?


Show off your progress in Invention by discovering a couple of neat Invention cosmetics that have just been added to Gielinor. Proverbial lightbulbs will be going off across every head in the land as you take to your workbenches and try to figure out the ways to make the following:


  • Labcoat
  • Lightbulb Hat
  • “Professor” title
  • Portable Spellbook/Prayerbook Switcher (Dwarven tech-branch)
  • Invention Skillcape.


A hint, you say? Oh, go on then! The Labcoat might need a fine cloth or two to put together. Most Professors are pretty old, right? Around 95, I suppose? That’s all you’re getting for now, get cracking!

As mentioned in last week’s BTS, Invention will soon be turning its attention to skilling. So keep an eye out for further updates and improvements.


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 Invention streams and loads more!


Tuesday, 2nd February | 17:00 UTC (Game Time) | Developer Q&A – God Scoreboard, Invention, & RuneMetrics


It’ll be a busy, busy stream! Be sure to watch this week for some teasers for the God Scoreboard (kicking off Sliske’s Endgame), and the exciting RuneMetrics. We’ll also be catching up with the Guardians to check in with the new Invention additions.

Post your questions in the forum thread, and don't miss it from 5pm UTC on Tuesday 2nd February!


Tuesday, 2nd February | 21:00 UTC (Game Time) | JMod Shenanigans with Mod Shauny!


Mod Shauny has yet more tricksy tricks up his sleeve. Join him for an hour of trolling and fun on our Twitch channel!

In other news…

The 15th Anniversary party has come to a close. The garden remains with the statues collected by the player. Players may still find portals across the game world to unlock the various statues. Lanterns on the trees and the 15th anniversary logo on the lodestones are also remaining in game too.


[spoiler=Patch Notes]



  • The guards near the Varrock lodestone have finally put away their Christmas decorations.

  • Max now uses the correct chathead hood.



  • Players should now be able to correctly augment Akrisae's body and legs.

  • Karil's top can now be augmented in Invention.

  • Reduced the material cost to manufacture an equipment siphon to 50 simple parts, 5 dextrous components, and 5 precious components.

  • Analyse now shows junk chance to one decimal place.

  • Abyssal wands and orbs can no longer give Zaros components when disassembled.

  • Snape grass now has a higher junk chance.

  • Zamorak mjolnirs now give Zamorakian components.

  • Players can now use a right-click option on the money pouch in legacy mode to check their Invention materials.

  • The “Trophy-takers” perk will award slayer points if it triggers on the last kill of a slayer task.

  • The Jack of Trades aura no longer mentions that Invention can be used as one of the skills for the aura.

  • Omni-talismans now have a 71.2% junk chance.

  • Mist runes can now be disassembled.

  • The Invention skill cape emote will no longer briefly turn white.

  • Players Invention levels are now taken into account when trying to enter a skill total world.

  • The following items can no longer be disassembled:


    • Imp boxes

    • Fishing bait

    • Cresbot

    • Fish in bowls

    • Corpse of woman

Skills, D&Ds & Minigames 


  • Onslaught is now cancelled if the player activates a constitution crystal within the Fight Kiln.

  • Players leaving and joining a new Sinkhole in quick succession no longer prevents the rest of the party from receiving their rewards.



  • Using Fragmentation shot no longer breaks Vorago's phase-5 mechanics.

  • Unblocked a tile behind the hourglass in Death's realm to ensure that players can leave.

  • New players are now switched automatically into revolution mode after the Ashdale tutorial.

Ninja Fixes 


  • Tool leprachauns are after your gold! They will now agree to automatically fertilise your Farming patches, using the compost or supercompost you have stored with them, when you either harvest, clear or weed a patch. They are charging 500gp for compost and 1,500gp for supercompost - no refunds!.

  • Graphically updated fruit trees grown with the Farming skill.

  • Updated Banana trees in Sophanem, Nardah, Marim and on Musa Point.

  • Castle Wars barricades can no longer be shot over by magic/ranged attacks.

  • Graphically updated the Clan invite and Clan founder interfaces.

  • Added the clan motto, home world, clan size and relevant page links to the Clan invite interface.



Gotta Catch 'Em All!


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A portable spellbook and prayer changer? That sounds quite useful; I wonder how much bank will have to be sacrificed for it...

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Wait so the little green shit will charge me to automatically put compost into a patch?  Even though i've provided the compost?  Or is it 1500 if he has none?  


I think it won't charge you if they don't have any stored, but I haven't tested it so Idk.

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Wait so the little green shit will charge me to automatically put compost into a patch?  Even though i've provided the compost?  Or is it 1500 if he has none?  


I think it won't charge you if they don't have any stored, but I haven't tested it so Idk.



Cheers, will have a gander myself today hopefully 


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