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Temporary Changes To Death Mechanics

20 August 2014 - 11:58 AM

Temporary Changes to Death Mechanics


August 20 2014
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Due to the recent intermittent attacks causing network issues we have slightly, and temporarily, reworked what happens with your items when you die.

If you are not in PvP combat when you die you will now have 30 minutes to return to your items. For the first minute of this timer your items will only be visible to you and for the remaining 29 minutes your items will be visible to everyone.

This is a temporary change to help prevent people losing their items due to the recent network issues that we have been experiencing. Once these issues are resolved the death mechanics will be reverted to their usual state.

Please note that the death mechanic has not been for changed when a player dies in PvP combat.

Even with this change we would strongly suggest that you do not partake in dangerous/high-risk content such as PvP or high level PvM and as always, don't risk anything you're not prepared to lose whilst these network issues are ongoing.

Discuss this on our forums.

Mods Alfred, Ash, John C, Mat K, Reach, Ronan & Weath
The Old School Team

Recent Network Issues

20 August 2014 - 11:56 AM

Recent Network Issues


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As you may be aware, we're currently experiencing service disruption across both game and web services, this is affecting both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape.

We are aware that RuneScape (as well as other games) are being targeted by attacks which are causing connectivity issues for our players.

We are doing everything we can to mitigate any impact on your gameplay experience - our Systems Team are currently working to improve stability across our core hosting platform to improve the situation.

Whilst this is ongoing, we would strongly suggest that you do not partake in dangerous/high-risk content such as PvP or high level PvM and as always, don't risk anything you're not prepared to lose.

Unfortunately, Old School RuneScape does not have the tool required to roll back or to confirm what items were lost by players and it will not be possible to refund any lost items.

Should you need to get in touch with Customer Support, please use the Support Centre on the RuneScape website.

Discuss this on our forums.

Mods Alfred, Ash, John C, Mat K, Reach, Ronan & Weath
The Old School Team

Treasure Hunter - Elite Training Dummies

12 August 2014 - 11:18 PM

Are your combat skills up to scratch? Need a little extra practice? Or do you just need to burn off some rage? Work off your frustrations, or indulge in a little showing off with Elite Training Dummies.

Unlock a Treasure Hunter chest from Tuesday 12th August to Monday 18th August for a chance to win a crate containing Elite Training Dummies. Get your hands on small (3 dummies), medium (5 dummies), or large (7 dummies) crates before opening them and selecting your chosen combat style. Pick all melee, all ranged, or all magic training dummies, or mix and match to work all combat skills – put your dummy down and start whacking away!

Blast, shoot, or slash your chosen dummy until it topples over to gain XP and watch as it springs back to life a total of 4 times! Keep at it as when your dummy falls for the 5th time you’ll reap some explosive XP rewards!

The health of your dummies, as well as the XP benefits they bring is based on your overall level, and remember, melee dummies can only be destroyed using melee, magic dummies by magic and so on.

Give your friends a go on your combat dummies and they’ll get 10% of the XP they would receive if they owned the dummy themselves.

Got mad skills? When training with your Elite Combat Dummies bear the following in mind:
  • Your dummy will need to be placed in a one square exclusion zone – don’t try to place it too close to other objects in game.
  • No AOE or multiple target effects will work on your dummies.
  • Life steal won’t work on your dummies either.
  • Your followers won’t be able to damage your dummies.
  • When placing your dummies you’ll find you can’t put them down in a bank, the Wilderness, or within a mini game.
  • If you don’t use your dummy it’ll last 30 minutes on its own before it disappears – it’ll also disappear if you walk too far away from it, or log off.
  • Open Treasure Hunter Chests between Tuesday 12th August at 00:00 GMT and Monday 18th August at 23:59 GMT to win crates filled with Elite Training Dummies.

Everyone gets at least one Key every day, and if you’re a RuneScape member you’ll get two! Get your hands on even more through gameplay – just visit the wiki to find out how, and learn a little more about Treasure Hunter at the same time.

You can also buy more Keys via the website, redeem Bonds in-game, or just select ‘Buy Keys’ when you’re in Treasure Hunter.

The RuneScape Team

Character Name Clean-Up - Second Batch

12 August 2014 - 11:10 PM

In just one day we’ll be releasing the second batch of character names: beginning D-H.

Head back in-game on Wednesday 13th August at 1pm BST and select ‘change name’ in the Hero interface to secure the name you’ve had your eye on.

The list of character names will be published here and on the forums at the same time that the names are released. Check the list out for a little inspiration, but bear in mind that it will quickly become out of date as character names are taken.

We're publishing the list simultaneously with the release, as we have disabled the name checking function on the website in order to improve performance.

We're always looking for ways to improve things, so in response to your feedback, we’ve tweaked the process related to changing your character name.

For the first 24 hours, players who want to change their name will require a minimum total level of 1,000 to do so. This will allow players who have invested time in the game to grab the name they want before newer accounts.

Please note that you can change your name with 1000 total skill level in either RuneScape 3 or Old School. However, you will only be able to use the in-game name change function with 1000 levels in RuneScape 3 – if you only have 1000 skill levels in Old School, you’ll need to change your name by clicking ‘Account’ on the RuneScape website.

Once the 24 hours have passed all members will be able to have a go. Bond redemption will not be restricted based on level.

We've also been working hard to optimise the performance of the website to make things even easier for you.

The RuneScape Team

Corporeal Beast - Discussion

26 July 2014 - 01:19 PM

Corporeal Beast - Discussion


July 25 2014

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We have opened up a discussion on our forums about the Corporeal Beast.

The Corporeal Beast is a boss that many players have requested for quite some time and we now have the opportunity to introduce the monster into the game. We want to make sure that every aspect of the boss is how the players want it to be, so we need as much feedback as you can give.

Here is a sneak-peek of Corporeal Beast in Old School from the recent developer Q&A. Mod Reach and Mod Alfred attempted to take him on as a duo.

Head over to our forums and chip in on the Corporeal Beast discussion.

Mods Alfred, Ash, John C, Mat K, Reach, Ronan and Weath
The Old School Team

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