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11 July 2016 - Port Sarim Invasion | Eastern Lands Crew Miniquest | Telos Change

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Port Sarim Invasion | Eastern Lands Crew Miniquest | Telos Change

 

A graphically updated Port Sarim is under attack from vicious pirates headed up by the evil slaver Jed, whom you first battled in Meg’s cases. Fight back and earn reward tokens for some really cool cosmetic gear.

 

Also, get to grips with a new Port Sarim miniquest to gather yourself a crew – a requirement for accessing the Eastern Lands, which are coming July 25th.

 

Finally, the Watch have been keeping an eye on how you’ve been handling Telos and have made an improvement to the boss’s reward system – check it out!

 

Port Sarim Invasion

 

This is a temporary free-to-play event linked to the upcoming Eastern Lands. This event will run from now until 25th July at 23:59 UTC.

 

Please note that combat is not safe. In the event that you die in combat, you will need to reclaim your items from your gravestone, or from Death.


Port Sarim is under attack from Jed and his vicious band of slavers! From skilling to killing, there is loads you can do to repel the pirates and earn fantastic reward tokens in the process.

 

Once you have enough tokens, convert them via your inventory into Supply Caches containing a host of awesome items like oar weapon overrides, various XP lamps, a Skulls pirate cape and the bizarrely awesome cannonball head cosmetic.

 

To introduce you to the Token system, talk to either Seasinger Jemi in Burthorpe or the Guard Captain in Port Sarim and receive an initial stash of tokens to get you started. Earn more Tokens by:

  • Killing the attacking pirates (also gives Combat XP)
  • Making cannonballs (also gives Smithing or Herblore XP)
  • Making batches of gunpowder (also gives Smithing or Herblore XP)
  • Repairing the prison walls (also gives Crafting or Construction XP)
  • Firing the cannon at Jed’s ship (also gives you Ranged or Firemaking XP)

 

*Click on the tokens in your inventory to bring up the event interface. Should you wish, this will allow you to toggle which kind of XP you receive from each Port Sarim Invasion activity, and turn on/off Combat XP.

 

Gather a Crew - Miniquest – Eastern Lands

 

This is permanent content, and a requirement for accessing the Eastern Lands

 

This miniquest is a requirement for sailing to the Arc Islands and beginning your Eastern Lands adventure. Start it by talking to Trader Stan, whose fantastic standing animation “Stan-ing Around” can be won at the miniquest’s end!

 

Port Sarim Graphical Improvements

 

Although it’s a little bit on fire at the moment, Port Sarim is looking its finest thanks to a brand new graphical update. Sails are taller and brighter and everything is looking shipshape and Sarim fashion. Don’t just take our word for it, pay a visit and judge for yourselves!

 

Boat to the Arc Community Event – starting Thursday 14th July

 

In the vein of Lost Sword of Raddallin and the Heart of Gielinor Encampment, we’re proud to present a boat building community event themed around getting to the Eastern Lands.

 

This will be covered in full later this week, but it is worth noting that more tokens for rewards in the Port Sarim Invasion event can be earned by taking part, along with a unique set of rewards.

 

Telos | Zamorakian Ability Codex

 

We’ve been monitoring prices for the various Telos boss rewards and have decided that the Zamorakian Ability Codex needs changing to better reflect its value in comparison to the weapons.

 

Due to its lower profitability, many of you have not been using your anima orbs (the 3 untradeable items dropped by Telos) to create the codex.

 

As a result, we’ve chosen to remove the anima orb cost and have the ability codex drop directly from the boss. Players who already have the dormant codex will have it converted to the active version.

 

For the usual patch notes, head over to the forum thread.

 

This week’s live streams

 

Each week we stream Q&As, in-game events and more. Watch the streams and find a full streaming schedule on the Twitch channel. Check the YouTube channel for videos you may have missed, including information about what you can expect this July.

Tuesday, 12th July | 16:00 Game Time | Arc Q&A #1 – Welcome to the Arc!

In the first of two Arc streams this July, we'll be looking at the islands of Waiko, Aminishi and Whale's Maw and all the awesome stuff you can get up to within them.

Ask your questions on our forumsReddit, or by using #RSQA on Twitter!

Friday, 15th July | 20:00 Game Time | Update Preview with Mod Shauny

Find out what you can expect from Monday’s patches and more with Mod Shauny this Friday night.

Sunday, 17th July | 19:00 Game Time | PvM with Mod Lee!

Mod Lee will be hosting some Community PvM goodness live on Twitch.

 

In Other News

Friday, 15th July | 14:00 Game Time | *ALL NEW* Facebook Q&A with Mod Osborne!

Get ready for something all-new, and all-awesome. We’ll be streaming live from our Facebook page this Friday afternoon, where you will be able to ask Mod Osborne anything you like. Sit back, relax, and enjoy his dulcet tones through your PC or phone!

JMod Snapchat takeover – Mod Orion – Thursday!

Mod Orion is one of the Guardians - the developer team behind the Arc. Tune into Snapchat this Thursday, and maybe you’ll get some cheeky Arc teasers!

Check out a day in his life at ‘runescapegame’ on Snapchat, and share your favourite screenshots using #JModSnapchatTakeover on Twitter and Instagram!

Competition Winners | Facebook Summer Sweepstake

Congratulations to dracojimsta, winner of our Facebook Summer Sweepstake! Dracojimsta won the awesome new MSI Gaming Laptop. The runner up and winner of the live-sized Dragon Claws was Naruedyoh. Well done as well!

 

[spoiler=Patch Notes]

Graphical

  • The Zaros godsword special attack animation no longer remains when logging out.
  • The Zaros godsword special attack animation has been graphically updated in low detail.
  • An unneeded gate that was missing blocking has been removed from the Gower Farm.
  • Broken chaotic staves will now show a model when worn by female characters.
  • Fixed a jagged water edge near Rimmington.

 

Telos Boss Fight

  • Telos is now always attackable with Melee when dragged for the tendril attack.
  • Telos's dialogue is now displayed clearly in the chat window, and all important mechanic messages now stand out.
  • The word 'solo' has been removed from the Telos enrage world first broadcasts.
  • After 50% enrage, Telos will now gain the ability to restore his stats periodically.
  • Telos now kneels in his dormant form.
  • Telos's clickzone has been removed from the arms in phase 5.
  • Minions summoned in phase 5 of Telos no longer regenerate health.
  • Anima-golems in phase 3 of the Telos encounter can no longer be killed.
  • Telos no longer decides to go back to sleep once awoken.
  • Removed broken versions of the dragon rider lance, shadow glaive, wand of the Cywir elders and blade of Nymora from the Grand Exchange.
  • "God Wars Dungeon 2 - The Heart" is now displayed on the list of areas on the clan noticeboard.
  • We've also made a change to the Zamorakian Ability Codex. Please see the news post for more info.

Quests, Challenges and Achievements

  • Players can once again complete the task 'Building Up Strength' in Lumbridge.

NXT

  • Some camera clipping issues in cutscenes have been fixed.
  • Fixed the slightly stretched camera compared to Java.
  • Animations will no longer stop playing when two interfaces are open with animated models on them.
  • Prevented the issue where you saw duplicate names in your friends list or clan list whenever their rank changes.
  • Particles will now disappear correctly.
  • An issue were certain parts of the environment disappeared if your draw distance was set to low has been fixed.
  • Dropped items should now appear correctly.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur in busy areas.
  • Some rogue interface logic which could cause difficulty starting quests has been fixed.
  • Various memory leaks have been fixed.
  • The removed roof now works correctly from a scrying pool.
  • Stack overflow errors not being reported to us have been fixed.
  • An issue where music was getting stuck when changing locations has been fixed.

Java

  • A fix for NPCs occasionally not appearing in the correct positions has been implemented.

Other

  • Adjusted the repair costs of various weapons gained from The Heart of Gielinor to remain consistent with other degradable weapons.
  • Fixed cases where players would gain the wrong style of Combat XP in PvP combat.
  • The drop value of teralith boots in PvP situations has been corrected to match tempest and primeval boots.
  • The Summer of Adventure sun icon can now be moved in non-Legacy interface mode by dragging the icon if the player's interface is unlocked.

 

 


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Is it any good?


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Is it any good?

Kind of iffy, seems rather cookie cutter after several of the same cookie cutter type of thing. And this time the xp awarded is nothing phenomenal either, It's just not capturing the same feel for me personally, at least.


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The skilling is pretty much completely afk'able but the xp rates are nothing to write home about. Still, it's something different to do for an hour or so. I just wish the rewards were a bit more flexible. It's great that they're giving us xp lamps, but it'd be nice if we could choose what to spend them on. Out of 10 caches today I got 8 lamps, 6 of them were for member's skills (which doesn't help me at all), and 3 of those were for the same skill.


 

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I often wonder if we as players are too jades for the game anymore or if Jagex cannot hit the mark anymore.

 

Unless these days the mark isn't in customer satisfaction, but in the balance of getting just enough satisfaction for a minimum of resources.


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I often wonder if we as players are too jades for the game anymore or if Jagex cannot hit the mark anymore.

 

Unless these days the mark isn't in customer satisfaction, but in the balance of getting just enough satisfaction for a minimum of resources.

All previous graphics update were just the graphics update. No new content. And best of all, a single graphics artist could rework an entire city in a week when factoring in the incredible low fidelity of the old areas! Now, it requires texturing and much more detailed geometry.

 

The new Port Sarim rework on its own would be more work/effort than all the 2005 through pre-HD graphical reworks combined.

 

And nearly every month there has been one or two 'low-effort updates'. Some of these updates improved the game, some of them were worthless (all the Fishing Trawler updates--there's at least 4 update weeks dedicated to improving that crappy minigame since 2005). In the last couple months there's been some good updates: boss pet overrides, Telos, Gower Quest, Kindred Spirits...

 

Do you even try any of the new content?

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No, I don't. Not really. I haven't played any new content in over a year. I just pop in out of curiosity. My opinions are those of someone who left the game because of a variety of reasons.


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I guess no one had a followup.


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Nah, we're all just too busy grinding free xp. :P 

 

I've gained 4 Ranged levels so far without having to worry about dying or buying arrows so I really can't complain.


 

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Oh. I've been busy doing life stuff. Shame the sun is so bright.


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