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Nov 30th 2015 - Christmas 2015 & New Defenders

30 November 2015 - 12:05 PM

Christmas 2015 & New Defenders
Christmas has come early to RuneScape as we kick off a month-long festive celebration.
Access the Christmas interface in-game by clicking either the snowman icon on the Ribbon or the Minimap bezel for full details of everything we’re running: our multi-part Christmas holiday quest, the return of Winter Weekends and loads of community events. There’s also an Advent Calendar which will earn you useful – sometimes rare – gifts each December day, all the way up to Christmas.
The Ninjas have also snuck in a long-awaited overhaul and expansion of defenders, making them the ultimate off-hand weapons for dedicated dual-wielders.
Read on to find out more!
The Pinch who Stole Christmas | Free-to-Play Quest
How to Start
Speak to one of the snow imps at the Priffdinas, Burthrope or Lumbridge lodestones.
Across Gielinor, individuals linked to the festive season are going missing, and slippery figures waddling in the shadows are the prime suspects.
It’s down to you to find out what’s going on. Speak to one of the snow imps at the Priffdinas, Burthrope or Lumbridge lodestones to begin an investigation that will take in a suspiciously present-laden iceberg off the coast of Daemonheim...
The Pinch who Stole Christmas is a multi-part holiday quest that’ll play out over the next four weeks. Come back throughout December to get to the bottom of this thoroughly fishy mystery.
Note that – as a holiday quest – The Pinch who Stole Christmas does not award quest points and is not a Quest Cape requirement. It will be available to play until the update on the 11th of January.
Complete each week’s part and you’ll unlock a Christmas activity. This time it’s the Great Gielinor Bake Off, which awards Cooking and Defence XP for preparing and taste-testing all manner of festive fare.
There’s a new Christmas cosmetic reward to enjoy each week, too. First up, it’s a new snowboard design. If you didn’t get a snowboard last year, you’ll get one as part of the reward. Lost snowboards can be reclaimed from Diango.


Advent Calendar
From 00:00 UTC on December 1st, get special gifts every day for free with our in-game Advent Calendar!
Access the Advent Calendar through the Christmas interface, and check in each day until Christmas for a new gift, including useful – and sometimes rare – items. Every day will be different - and a surprise - so keep coming back for your free gifts. If a particular gift takes your fancy and you want more of it, fear not! There will be more like it on Treasure Hunter for that day only. Keep an eye out for the new untradeable rare that will be gifted out during the month, and will be available to Ironmen too!
If you miss a day, there’s no need to worry – you can claim the gifts from previous days at any time. Note that the advent calendar will remain available for around three weeks after Christmas Day, so you can pick up any unclaimed gifts.
Please note: since the items on offer are from Treasure Hunter, the Advent Calendar is not available to Ironman players (except for the mystery untradeable rare mentioned above).
Winter Weekends
From 12:00 UTC every Friday for the next six weeks, enjoy 72 hours of frosty fun with Winter Weekends.
This week kicks off with a Dungeoneering weekend, offering double tokens from regular dungeons and Sinkholes, and +50% base Sinkhole lamp XP.
You can find full details of each of the six weekends in the Christmas interface.
New Defenders
Everyone’s favourite off-hands of old get a much-deserved upgrade today, plus three new tiers – all the way up to level 90!
The new defenders follow the same progression system as the existing ones, so you’ll need the dragon defender to get started.
Upgrade to the next tier by collecting a special drop. Note that you’ll need to have the previous tier of defender or better equipped or in your inventory to get it. The special drop can also be used in the creation of upcoming ranged and mage defenders.
However, this week sees the release of the following 3 new melee defenders only. Here’s a list of what they are and how to make them:
Corrupted Defender | Level 70
Get a corrupted sigil from the regular Barrows chest
Use it on a new or fully repaired Dharok’s greataxe, Verac’s flail, Guthan’s spear or Torag’s hammer
Ancient Defender | Level 80
Get an ancient emblem from Nex
Use it on a chaotic splint which can be purchased from the Dungeoneering Rewards Store
Drygore Defender | Level 90
Get a piece of perfect chitin from the Kalphite King
Use it on a new or fully repaired off-hand drygore mace, sword or rapier
On top of this, there have been some improvements to defenders overall:
Defenders allow use of abilities that otherwise require a shield
+3% accuracy boost
It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Gielinor, so get stuck in and have fun. Let us know your thoughts over on the forums!
In Other News
The Raptor tires of the puny Slayer creatures Gielinor offers, and so has gone in search of bigger game. He's left his chest near the Burthorpe bank chest.
Patch Notes

17th Nov 2014 - Treasure Trails Update & Community Tools

17 November 2014 - 10:58 AM

Treasure Trails Update & Community Tools
Treasure Trails get a refresh today, with 20 new trails, bigger hauls of loot at the end and all-new rewards.
There's also a Player Examine function allowing you to view details about other players (and control how much of your own can be seen), plus improvements to the Orb of Oculus.
Read on to find out more!
Treasure Trails
Members Only
First up, there are 20 new trails to test you - five on each level from Easy to Elite. The interface has been brought up to date, too, in line with today's style and function.
Reward rerolls can be earned by completing three trails of the same tier. If you don't like the reward you get, use a reroll from within the interface to get something else.
Note that rerolls are tier-specific, and that you'll only be able to hold one of each type at a time.
Rewards themselves are where the biggest change comes. You should find that - on average - the spoils of your efforts are richer than before, better reflecting the time spent.
There's a trove of new loot that you can get, too - some new to Treasure Trails, some completely new to RuneScape.
Full details of rewards can be seen on the wiki, but here are some highlights:
  • Trimmed amulet of fury with 10% better stats than the regular version.
  • Effigies on Hard and Elite trails.
  • Explosive barrel: a combat-ready cape that causes one in three auto-attacks to set off a spectacular explosion.
  • Cosmetic capes: don a sack of effigies, or the profusely perforated backstab cape.
  • Fun weapons: suitcases and briefcases - in main and off-hand varieties.
  • Dyes to change the look of your level 90 weapons and armour.
  • Clue-skipping tickets allow you to automatically fulfil certain requirements of Hard clue scrolls.
  • Fallen stars: increasing in size with the trail's tier.
Player Examine
It's now possible to right-click on another player and select 'Examine' and view certain details about their character. This includes character name, clan, a personal message, cosmetic overrides and - if they allow it - certain details about their gear and skills.
You can control how much information is given out in your own Examine screen. Simply enter the Hero interface and click 'My Examine'. This will allow you to:
  • Set a status, such as 'Away from Keyboard'.
  • Set a personal message.
  • Choose whether to prevent other players from viewing your worn gear, combat stats and skill levels. Note that this is not checked by default. If you would prefer to keep this information private, you must enter the interface and check the box.
If you're looking for a quick and easy way to introduce yourself, or have ever wondered how someone achieved an exceptionally awesome outfit, these tools are sure to come in handy.
Orb of Oculus Improvements
Our newly formed Community Development Team have made a number of improvements to the Orb of Oculus:
  • Functionality has been improved, making the orb easier and simpler to use, but still as versatile as before.
  • The Aim, Focus and Fine modes have been removed.
  • You no longer need to wield the orb to use it.
  • The interface has been brought up to date.
The Orb of Oculus is more accessible than it's ever been, so give it a go if you fancy making your own RuneScape videos or taking spectacular screenshots. You can pick one up from Faruq in Al Kharid, or from Ophelia in any clan theatre.
Have fun digging up Gielinor's hidden treasures, and give us your thoughts on the forums.
The RuneScape Team
In Other News
  • A number of issues with XP gain from the Voice of Seren have now been fixed.
  • Weapon overrides can now be displayed over any weapon of the same combat style and wielding method (i.e. one hand or two hands). For example, a maul or halberd override such as the executioner axe could be displayed while wielding a two-handed sword.
  • YoungMinds is this week's featured Well of Goodwill charity. Ask them questions in our Tweetchat today, from 4pm GMT, using the hashtag #RSYM, on the topic of Anti-Bullying Week. Look out for a forum Q&A later this week, too.


Patch Notes

10th Nov 2014 - Prifddinas - Lost City of the Elves - Part 2

10 November 2014 - 11:22 AM

Prifddinas - Lost City of the Elves - Part 2
Prifddinas has grown to its full size, with the final four clans now available for your skilling enjoyment.
Train eight more skills on the spectacular crystal terraces of the elf city, earning countless rewards and unlocking the elves' many secrets.
Read on to find out more!
The Final Four Clans
Members only
You must complete Plague's End to enter Prifddinas.
The elf city is now fully grown, and all of its districts are available for your use:
Voice of Seren bonuses now apply to two clans at once, meaning more choice of boosted training opportunities.
Below are highlights of what's available from each clan. Visit the wiki for full details of what Prifddinas has to offer.
Clan Amlodd - Divination and Summoning
  • Shadow creatures: kill these for a chance to get shadow cores. These can be converted at the nearby light rift into light cores, which are an ingredient for creating light creature pouches.
  • Light creature familiar: grants a passive chance to instantly convert harvested memories outside of Prifddinas. Its special move grants a six-minute 'enlightened' buff, which gives you better rewards on the Hefin Agility Course, increases the instant memory conversion chance, and grants a chance for double blue tears in Tears of Guthix. Finally, it can teleport you to Tears of Guthix or to tormented demons.
  • Impling collector: Daffyd the impling collector wants you to collect one of each type of implng, in exchange for cosmetic 'thinker's' robes, a hearty chunk of Hunter XP and a switchable choice of increased XP or increased loot when catching implings.
  • Lord Amlodd: not just a spinner of tall tales, he can also trade pouches for a portion of their spirit shard cost, much like Bogrog.
Clan Ithell - Construction and Crafting
  • Crystal singing: now fully unlocked, the art of crystal singing lets you create crystal tools with special skilling effects, consumable teleport items, and attuned crystal weapons - level 80 degrade-to-dust weapons, with a chance to do increased damage that increases with your Agility level.
  • Crystal hatchet and pickaxe: Lady Ithell can upgrade the dragon hatchet and pickaxe to crystal variants, even if they're stored in your tool belt. She can convert the Imcando or gilded tools to crystal varieties, but you will lose any additional benefits and will not be refunded the materials used to create them.
  • Harmonium harps: playing these gives you Crafting XP and non-tradeable harmonic dust, which is important for crystal singing.
  • Mining: you can mine soft clay, ready to be used for crafting, or crystal-flecked sandstone, needed to make crystal flasks.
  • Glasswork: a crystal glass machine allows you to make the crystal glass needed for crystal flasks. It also performs all functions of the machine in Oog'log.
Clan Hefin - Agility and Prayer
  • Serenity posts: hop onto these to earn up to 20,000 Agility XP per day. Match the stances demonstrated by Lady Hefin for the best XP rate.
  • Agility course: complete laps while looking out for randomly spawning shortcuts and building up Velocity - which lets you skip an obstacle when at 100%. Each lap also gives you the chance to earn rewards, such as a cosmetic outfit, four emotes, lore book pages, and useful Elf City skilling items.
  • Corrupted Seren Stone: purchase cleansing crystals from a Hefin monk at the cathedral and click on the corrupted Seren Stone at the centre to cleanse it. It's a low-intensity way to train Prayer if you're looking to relax and chat.
Clan Meilyr - Dungeoneering and Herblore
  • Two resource dungeons: accessible at 95 and 115 Dungeoneering, these contain various skilling locations, NPCs offering useful services, and enemies to fight.
  • Gorajo cards: the 95 dungeon contains a gorajo NPC, who will give you cards reminiscent of those seen in Sinkholes, which will give you a range of benefits while dungeoneering in Daemonheim.
  • Divine locations: these spawn at random in the 95 dungeon.
  • Motherlode Maw: found in the 115 resource dungeon, this requires at least 95 in all skills, and grants daily rewards useful for those aspiring to gain their completionist capes.
  • Edimmu: these lurk in the 115 resource dungeon and can only be killed while on a slayer assignment for them, available from Duradel, Kuradal or Morvran. They can drop a new follower pet, and blood shards, which can be used to upgrade the amulet of fury or certain dungeoneering reward necklaces. As an Early Bird Bonus, you'll be twice as likely to get edimmu as a slayer assignment for the next two weeks!
  • Harmony pillars: new farming patches, which allow you to grow harmony moss - an important ingredient in perfect potions. Pillars are planted with seeds available from a nearby NPC or on the Grand Exchange, and attuned to a random skill. As you earn XP in that skill, the moss on the pillar grows.
  • Perfect juju potions: made by combining juju potions with harmony moss, these have a range of new skill-specific effects.
  • Combination potions: with crystal flasks in your inventory, many high-level and utility potions can now be combined to create six-dose potions, granting the effects of both. Recipes for these must be unlocked, some by simply visiting the herblore shop in the Meilyr district and paying a sum of coin, and others by finding recipes in Daemonheim first.
There's loads more to do in each district than is listed above: lore drops to find, memoriam crystals to uncover, secret titles to unlock...
The best way to appreciate Prifddinas is to get stuck in - explore every nook and cranny, and discover for yourself what the elf city has to offer.
As we've said before, this is the year's biggest update, and you have been the driving force throughout its development. Get to know the city, think about what you like - and what you're less keen on - and let us know on the forums.
The RuneScape Team
In Other News


Patch Notes

27 Oct 2014 - Broken Home & Guthixian Caches

27 October 2014 - 11:16 AM


 October 27 2014 - Broken Home & Guthixian Caches

Today's two-headed monster of an update brings you Broken Home - a Halloween horror quest - and Guthixian Caches - a new Divination D&D, just in time for Double XP Weekend!
Read on...if you dare!
Broken Home - Halloween Quest
Members only
Start Broken Home by speaking to Maria, outside the mansion north-east of Varrock. This year's Halloween event started last week, but we wanted to give you more this year - something different, and much darker than you've seen before. Broken Home is a quest well-suited to the season: a harrowing horror story where you'll investigate deaths within a haunted mansion. Unlike the Halloween event, though, it'll remain in RuneScape permanently.
You'll also notice a few differences from a typical RuneScape quest:
The quest is repeatable. Once you've finished it, you can go back and complete it again, as many times as you wish. This allows you to try new things, and unlock additional rewards.
It has an open structure. Once you're in the house, you'll receive no direction. It's down to you to explore, unlock new areas, and find out how its inhabitants died.
There's a save/load system. Upon reaching certain points in the quest, your progress will be saved. If you leave the house and return - or if you die - you will return to your most recent save point. Of course, once you complete it, you'll go back to the beginning.
Most importantly, this quest's all about atmosphere. Stick your headphones on, steel your nerves, and uncover the mansion's darkest secrets.
Completing the quest for the first time will earn you:
Small prismatic lamp.
An emote.
A ring with level 30 stats that'll grant you extra food drops when fighting certain enemies.
For the first two weeks after release, there's also an Early Bird Bonus:
Large prismatic lamp (replacing the usual small one).
Large prismatic fallen star.
Boosted damage in the Death's Door Halloween event.
Speak to Maria again once the quest's complete and she'll give you details of how to unlock more rewards on future playthroughs. These include:
More XP lamps, some of which are unlocked at level milestones from 10-90.
A spooky follower to haunt your steps.
An 85 Defence ring with strong combat stats, and a chance to reduce adrenaline cost for thresholds to 0, plus a chance to restore a portion of the cost of special attacks.
Broken Home's not for the faint of heart, but it's a new type of questing experience that we hope you'll love.
Join the discussion on the forums and let us know what you think!
Mod Ollie and the RuneScape Team
Guthixian Caches - Divination D&D
Members only
Guthixian Caches open for 10 minutes every three hours. Look out for notifications in the chat box, and access them by right-clicking on any divination crater, except the one at the pale wisp colony.
The Ninja Team have been hard at work, cooking up a Divination D&D to keep your training fresh, and getting it out today - bang on time for the Double XP Weekend!
When a Guthixian Cache is announced via the chat box, hop into a wisp colony crater to uncover a lost archive of Guthixian memories.
Once inside, you'll be able to collect memories and cast them into the unstable crater at the cache's centre. There are three types, each earning you more points - although the medium and large memories need levels 45 and 85 in Divination, respectively.
Each cache is guarded by Guthixian automatons, which can cause you to drop any memories you're carrying.
By activating a statue of Cres, you can take on the aspect of the ancient Guardian of Guthix for a time and disable the automatons, also earning points. Again, stopping the more powerful automatons takes level 45 or 85 Divination.
As you deposit memories or disable automatons, you'll earn charges with which to activate temporary boosts within the D&D. These include doubling points earned, immunity to automatons, or disabling all automatons in the area.
When the cache closes, you'll be awarded Divination XP based on your level and the number of points you've earned - up to 200 per day.
You'll also get three passive benefits, which last longer the better you perform, up to 20 minutes:
10% chance for double loot from divine locations, at no extra cost to gathering limit.
10% chance to save a charge from a sign of the porter.
10% chance to convert all memories at once.
Note that you must earn at least 5 points to qualify, and will still get this boost even if you've hit your point-gathering limit for XP.
Have Fun!
We hope that Guthixian Caches help keep your training fresh while you're gunning for that XP goal.
Have fun, and let us know what you think on the forums.
Mod Ana and the Ninja Team
In Other News
Two new seasonal hiscores begin today: Dominion Tower - Endurance Mode, and Wilderness PvP kills.
Don't forget - it's Double XP this weekend, running from 12:00 GMT on October 31st until 12:00 GMT on November 3rd. Get prepared!



Patch Notes:

Pyrotheum - The Iron Fashioneer

15 October 2014 - 10:27 AM




Like many players I have also joined the Ironman bandwagon with my major goals to obtain 99 Runecrafting as well as progress better then my main.


About Me:


I'm Tim (as my username kinda gives away). I'm a 23 (soon to be 24) student currently studying video-game development and construction. I suffer depression and anxiety which has made me a bit of a hermit as well as being naturally Introverted. I've been a video game addict since my first console when I was 7 which was my Nintendo 64 - Which I still own today, including my first game I ever purchased with my own money: Zelda Ocarina of Time. My main hobbies are digital art, drawing and photography, I've been hum-bumming around TIF since my high school days as well as being part of Tip.It Website Crew and Tip.It Events Team Australia. I'm also the resident homosexual in the Off-Topic section and I'm openly gay, so brace yourself for lots of sexual innuendos.

Also, Orange > Purple > Green. <3


Gamer Details:

My Steam ID. - I play DotA2 often.

My 3DS Friend Code is: 1048 - 9215 - 4123

Final Fantasy XIV - A Realm Reborn: Tonberry Server (Unable To Play ATM)


Ironman Details:


I've decided to start anew as an Ironman account (I considered Hardcore but I'm accident prone and would probably die in a week), however there's a twist: I can only train with 1 Defence (Because Steph said so). I'll be posting my progress here as well as any major completions also. 


Progress and Achievements:


Day 1 - Choose Your Path:



Soooo.... Follow or I'll slap you. <3