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#1 Murdoc

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:58 AM

Sinkholes (members only)

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Across Gielinor, sinkholes are opening up, revealing lost treasure caches once stored by Bilrach. The Gorajo hoardstalkers within have no love for their old master, and are more than happy for you to raid his vaults. It won't be an easy job, though - you'll be pitted against the clock to unlock the treasure room in time, and you'll need to ensure you're ahead of your team-mates to get the best rewards!

Enter a sinkhole, and you'll be sent to a lobby where you'll be placed into a group of five like-minded adventurers. You'll then be placed into a large, open-plan dungeon filled with monsters and resources. Your team will have seven minutes to complete up to three objectives, which will involve gathering resources, collecting totems from monster drops, and collecting exploration totems by discovering areas of the dungeon. While completion of these is a team-wide goal, each player's contribution will be tracked separately. The better your score, the more likely you'll place first, which will give you the best shot at the richest rewards.

To contribute to the goals, you'll need to deposit the resources or totems that you've gathered into chutes near the dungeon's entrance. Once each goal is met, you can no longer contribute to it (and - as such - be further credited for your contribution). Dumping in a big batch of resources or totems might bump up your score, but it'll do you no good if other players got there first. Winning first place is a balancing act of risk and reward!

Complete one or more of the objectives as a team, and you'll gain access to the sinkhole's treasure room. The more objectives complete, the better the rewards overall. Each player will be assigned a chest containing a reward. The highest-ranked player's chest will contain a huge Dungeoneering XP lamp, but the others will each be assigned a different prize from the following list at random:
  • A small Dungeoneering XP lamp.
  • A medium Dungeoneering XP lamp.
  • A large Dungeoneering XP lamp.
  • A huge stash of Dungeoneering tokens.
Once the chests have been assigned, each player has the opportunity to play a card, in order of last place to first place. These are picked up through activity within the dungeon, and the highest-ranked player gets an extra card to choose from. These cards - themed after summoned familiars - have a number of effects which will be played out in order of last to first. For example: the thieving locust card will swap your chest with that of the lowest ranked player; the protection titan card will block one attempt to move your chest; and the reversing phoenix card will cancel the effect of the previous player's card. You can see which cards are used by other players, so the higher you rank, the bigger your advantage. Once the round of cards is over, each player will be given their final prize.

As well as a healthy hoard of Dungeoneering XP and tokens, you can also obtain pieces of the Gorajo hoardstalker set - cosmetic versions of the gear you'll wear within the sinkhole dungeons. If you're collecting this outfit, look out for the preening ibis card, which will guarantee a piece of the set in your current chest.

Delve deeply, fight bravely and plan carefully - and may the fates favour you, naabe!

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How to start Sinkholes:

Speak to Talsar in the Fremennik camp on Daemonheim Peninsula for details, as well as a free teleport to open or emerging sinkholes. New sinkholes appear on a two-hourly basis. Note that you can re-enter a sinkhole that you have recently left.
Speak to the Gorajo hoardstalker within a sinkhole for a demonstration of how the D&D works.

Requirements:

You must be a RuneScape member.

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In Other News
  • Tame yourself a ferocious Dragon Wolf premium pet - and perhaps even pick up a matching outfit - in Solomon's General Store now.
  • Solomon's General Store is now offering all RuneScape members a free +50 bank booster as a "thank you".
  • There's a Ramokee cosmetic outfit and D&D reset tokens coming to the Squeal of Fortune later this week. Keep an eye on the news for details!
The patch notes archive can be seen here.

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#2 Aceman

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:00 AM

Is it weird that the only thing this update brings to me is the idea to look up videos of objects falling into sink holes?

#3 Bow

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:05 AM

At first glance the part I'm content with is -
  • Solomon's General Store is now offering all RuneScape members a free +50 bank booster as a "thank you".
Not that I need more bank space at this point in time, but I imagine that will come in handy to a fair few players who were never interested in paying for the extra space.
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#4 Youngster Joey

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:05 AM

>Solomon offering members a -free- +50 bank booster

Good god, I never thought the money-hungry devil could actually do something as have some generosity. Still not enough to make me set foot into his parlour.

Also a bit bummed out that the rewards look a bit, ehh, crap at first glance, but they might be decent enough for me to bother doing.
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#5 *Tom*

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:07 AM

I'm liking the Sinkhole update with how it is rewarding the most active. I've always wished that was how Dungeoneering exp was based in that the most active people got better experience than those who didn't do much during the floor, or at all like for people who strictly leech.

EDIT: I did it and ended up with a Medium Lamp which got me 60k exp and 4k tokens. The person who got the small lamp got 36k exp as well so these obviously aren't based on the current way SoF lamps and such work.

Edited by *Tom*, 05 February 2013 - 10:43 AM.

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#6 daveeed0

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:07 AM

From Patch Notes:
The Fremennik Sagas: Thok Your Block Off secret challenge has been made a bit easier.

I think a few people was waiting for this. :innocent:

#7 Murdoc

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:16 AM

Don't forget that you can help Zybez keep up to date with new and old content by submitting information here! Also, patch notes copy-pasted below for ease of access:
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#8 Lemon bonbons

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:28 AM

Sinkholes, the friendship-destroying activity!

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#9 ~ Darky ~

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:41 AM

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got about 103k at 120 dung from huge lamp

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#10 Youngster Joey

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:52 AM

That much tokens every 2 hours or so?

I think this might actually be pretty damn useful somehow to folks who can't stand DG, like me.
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#11 spoonheb

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:59 AM

Do I get Runecoins I spent (from premium membership, not an active buyer) back if I already bought a bank booster?

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#12 ~ Darky ~

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:07 AM

View Postdaveeed0, on 05 February 2013 - 10:07 AM, said:

From Patch Notes:
The Fremennik Sagas: Thok Your Block Off secret challenge has been made a bit easier.

I think a few people was waiting for this. :innocent:
not sure what the challenge was changed to probably less kills, but i tried it and was like 12 kills behind because hitting the mages seemed like it was even harder then it was before might try again though, i had tons of problems a few weeks ago but finally finished it last week.

Thok kills seems to have been changed from 8 to 4 more then Marmaros

Edited by ~ Darky ~, 05 February 2013 - 11:36 AM.

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#13 Shadowandy

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:08 AM

View PostBow, on 05 February 2013 - 10:05 AM, said:

At first glance the part I'm content with is -
  • Solomon's General Store is now offering all RuneScape members a free +50 bank booster as a "thank you".
Not that I need more bank space at this point in time, but I imagine that will come in handy to a fair few players who were never interested in paying for the extra space.
I'm happy with the 50 extra Bank space even though I don't really need it. Although people who desperately wanted Bank space already paid their $50. :-P

#14 Jaddy

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:08 AM

View Postspoonheb, on 05 February 2013 - 10:59 AM, said:

Do I get Runecoins I spent (from premium membership, not an active buyer) back if I already bought a bank booster?
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#15 Mike Wazowski

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:35 AM

Extra bank space is always nice, especially for free.

Also looking forward to trying out the sinkholes; I'm planning on training dungeoneering soon so I'll have to see what the exp is like, even if this is just a D&D

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#16 Voaz

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:42 AM

A good piece of content IMO
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#17 Matchu

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:44 AM

Which genius thought up that terrible method of rewarding?

The actual content is at least interesting and will offer an option for people who really hate DGing. Naturally, the free bank space will go down well.

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#18 rudy

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:49 AM

Little bummed out that sinkholes wasn't a money sink.

#19 daveeed0

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:25 PM

Anyone tried bandos since update? I did a few trip last week, and its was easy, now i was only able to kill 10 with yak...

#20 Naffry

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 01:36 PM

Grateful for the bank space and even though I hate dung, sinkholes is pretty cool. Shame there's a limit on it.




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