Dec 17

Jagex Clan Cup 2012 – Winners

 

This year, thousands of clan members rose to the challenge in an effort to help their clans reign supreme in the annual Jagex Clan Cup.

Battles raged, skillers were united and the clan community showed fantastic dedication, commitment and inspiring determination to be named Clan Cup winners.

Tradition dictates that the winners names will be engraved on the Clan Cup plaque and stand for all time in RuneScape history, and the names will become visible to the good people of Gielinor with effect from the next game update.

You can see the plaque near the castle in Lumbridge, Edgeville and Clan Wars.

Only 3 names can join the plaque, the winners of the Combat Cup, Skilling Cup and the Combined Cup.

*drum roll*

  • Combat Cup 2012 Winners : Violent Resolution
  • Skilling Cup 2012 Winners : Skill Shock
  • Combined Cup 2012 Winners : Basedin2minutes

The mini-tournament winners also gain special mention in this news announcement for their success and achievements in their specialist areas. Varying combat level as well as free and member players all had opportunity to take part in this element of the Cup, and we are delighted to proclaim the winners:

  • P2P 20v20 Mini-Tournament Winners : Blood Vipers
  • F2P 20v20 Mini-Tournament Winners : Dutch Generation
  • P2P Fullout Mini-Tournament Winners : Violent Resolution
  • Community Mini-Tournament Winners : India Inc
  • Under 90 Combat Mini-Tournament Winners : The Summon Tanks
  • Over 115 Combat Mini-Tournament Winners : Divine Forces

So, a massive thank you to everyone who took part, the clan community always rise to any challenge we set and we are committed and dedicated to providing more events like this as part of our ongoing event programme!

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Dec 17

Daily Challenges & Noticeboard

 

Daily Challenges

The Burthorpe Imperial Guard needs you! Members of all levels can now take on Daily Challenges: varied goals which, when completed, grant a healthy chunk of XP in the skill of your choice.

Each day, you’ll be assigned a new Daily Challenge that you have the skill levels to fulfil. You can find out what this is through the new Noticeboard interface (more on that later).

These could be anything from culling the dagannoth population or brewing super prayer restore potions to cooking pies or growing watermelons. You can get hold of the materials you need however you like, but you’ll need to complete at least the final stage of the process yourself. For example: if you’re tasked with fletching yew longbows, you can buy the strings and bow shafts ready-made from the Grand Exchange and then put the bows together to complete the Daily Challenge.

When you’re done, head over to Burthorpe and report in with the quartermaster for your reward. As you’ll have to hand in any items that you’re required to make, you’ll be reimbursed with a challenge mystery bag, containing goods equivalent in value to any materials you had to use. On top of this, you’ll get a hefty XP reward in the skill related to your completed Daily Challenge, as well as a spin on the Squeal of Fortune. Up to five of your most recently assigned Daily Challenges will be saved if not completed, so you can catch up if you miss out on a day or two.

Overcoming the thousands of Challenges that Gielinor can throw at you for sack-loads of XP and all expenses paid? Challenge accepted!

The Noticeboard

Gielinor is a vast place, filled with wonders, perils and riches aplenty, so sometimes the hardest thing is knowing what to do next! That’s no longer a problem, with the introduction of the Noticeboard – the one-stop interface for all of your RuneScape adventures.

The Noticeboard – accessible anywhere via its icon in the bottom-right of the screen – brings the new Daily Challenge system together with the existing Quest Journal and Task Lists (now called Achievements) in one handy interface. For members, there’s also a ‘Minigames’ tab, which directs you to Minigame or D&D content that’s accessible to you, of the type that you want to play. To top it off, we’ve also included a ‘Featured’ tab, which picks out the best content that RuneScape has to offer that’s suited to your levels, so you’re never short of awesome content to experience.

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Dec 14

Guild Wars 2 Details Halloween Event

The event, which is Halloween-themed and due to go live from October 22 and will last for a week, bringing a range of new items, dungeons and acts to the game for a limited time.It’s been over 250 years since Mad King Thorn was last seen, but despite this, rumours persist among the populace that something wicked this way comes.Shadow of the Mad King will explore the myth of Mad King Thorn, the spirit who spread insanity amongst the denizens of Tyria in the original Guild Wars every Halloween. Though he hasn’t been seen for over 250 years, the official event page teases “that something wicked this way comes.”

In terms of what’s on offer, Tyria is set to be transformed with decorations, new mini-games, dynamic events, jumping puzzles, mini-dungeons and achievements. Most excitingly of all though, ArenaNet has described Halloween as a period “when barriers between the realms are weakest.” As a result, we should all prepare for “an epic adventure in four acts starting October 22 and running until October 31.”Brand new items will be available through the Black Lion Trading Company including Halloween costumes and transforms that’ll allow you to costume brawl with fellow players.

Finally, Paid PvP Tournaments will be available for teams of five players. These require tickets to enter, which can be obtained by winning normal tournaments or purchased in the Gem Store. If that sounds like too much effort, you may want to reconsider; ArenaNet has revealed that the Paid Tournaments will offer much better prizes than their normal brethren, and participating teams will earn qualifier points that will allow them to compete in future, larger tournaments.If you’re looking for more info about Guild Wars 2, or need some help finding that elusive last point of interest, check out IGN’s Guild Wars 2 Wiki.

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Dec 12

You can join the RuneScape Football League

Fansite News

The fansites are still busy preparing for the huge Evolution of Combat update and   ave already done just that with their handy Action Bar tool. This neat app allows you to play around with various Action Bar set-ups and share them with the community! They’re also running a competition for the best set-ups, so be sure to get involved with that!

Fancy some PvM? RuneZone have you covered with their huge boss battle bonanza happening on the 1st December! There are some great prizes on offer so it’s certainly worth getting involved! You can sign up and find out more over on RuneZone’s forum.

RuneScape Football League

RuneScape player and football fanatic Bigg Benn regularly hosts RuneScape football matches, and is looking for more players to get involved! If football is your thing, then perhaps you can join the RuneScape Football League! Find out more and get involved here.

Community Creativity

Following on from last week’s incredible real-life Dark Bow creation, we have another player created weapon – a real-life Gravite 2H sword! Tying in nicely with this week’s Dungeoneering improvements, this impressive sword was made by RuneScaper Evilcoen13.

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Dec 12

Community Round-Up: 15/11

It’s Community Round-Up time, and this week we’re looking at even more awesome Evolution of Combat community activities along with a whole host of Thanksgiving fun!

Thanksgiving 2012

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and the RuneScape community is stuffed with turkey-tastic fun and competitions! There are turkey invasions in Varrock; prizes for counting dead turkeys; a scavenger hunt across the internet and – of course – more player-run celebrations than you can shake a turkey drummer at! You can find out more and join in with the festivities over on the forum.

Video Makers at the Duel Arena

The ongoing battle between some of RuneScape’s finest YouTubers is heating up as we enter the second rounds this week. Be sure to observe the duels and show your support for your favourite video makers this Saturday! Duel times can be found over on the forum thread here.

Evolution of Combat Video Guides

You may have already seen some of the great videos coming from the RuneScape community regarding Evolution of Combat and there’s so many more! We’ll be featuring some of our favourite videos over on our Facebook page in the coming days so be sure to ‘Like’ RuneScape.

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Dec 12

Exclusive Grand Lightning Packs!

Between 16th November and 2nd December, redeeming a low-denomination green Game Card (such as the $10 in the US or £7.50 in the UK) will earn you a shocking hairstyle – the ‘Professor’. Redeeming a high-denomination red Game Card (such as $25 in the US or £20 in the UK) bags you an electrifying bonus – the Grand Lightning Pack!

The $25 Game Card Grand Lightning Pack contains the following: The ‘Professor’ Hairstyle and the high-voltage Lightning Staff, which can be converted into four increasingly powerful and awesome-looking tiers, depending on your level:

  • Tier 1: No requirements
  • Tier 2: 20 Attack, 20 Magic
  • Tier 3: 40 Attack, 40 Magic
  • Tier 4: 40 Attack, 60 Magic

On top of this, it can fire off a shockingly cool lightning emote when right-clicked in your inventory or the worn items interface.

There are two packages available:

  • Purchasing a £7.50, $10 (US), €10, or $15 (Aus/NZ) green Game Card will unlock the ‘Professor’ Hairstyle.
  • Purchasing a £20, $25 (US), €25, or $40 (Aus/NZ) red Game Card will unlock the ‘Professor’ Hairstyle, Lightning Staff and Lightning Emote.

This promotion is exclusive to the following retailers:

  • GameStop (USA, EU)
  • EB Games (Canada, Australia, New Zealand)
  • WH Smith (UK)

If you’re unsure where your nearest branch of these stores is, use our handy store locator to find out. Please note that this offer applies to new style red and green Game Card cards only – not the old 30 or 90 day Game Cards.

Redeem your Game Card between 16th November and 2nd December to get your hands on your Grand Lightning Pack!

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Dec 12

RuneScape: Next Gen all

Featuring our innovative new browser-based technology and with big  in vestments in graphics and gameplay, RuneScape is set to take a monumental leap forward in 2013. Higher visual and audio fidelity, improved camera mechanics and a much more customisable interface system are but a taste of what you can expect.

New Skills (all)

Two brand new skills await you in 2013, with one new resource collection skill and a support skill which will be modelled on some of our oldest and dearest content. Designed to suit the old-school, yet complement the entire game.

Epic Story Conclusions (various)

Pirates, dwarves, gnomes, desert gods, vampyres, workshops, heroes, dragonkin, monkeys… so much to choose from, and that’s just the tip of the penguin iceberg! Help us to define which to work on next by letting us know what your favourites are.

Construction Rework (all)

Our plans for user-generated content are just beginning to culminate in a sequence of mind-blowing updates to the Construction skill. Build and hold forts with your friends as you defend the realm! Bring your finely built, graphically updated houses to the main game world! Design dungeons and invite hardy dungeoneers to crack them!

World Events (all)

World Events will be your chance to make sure that you and your allies make your mark on the world itself. Fight for what you think is right using both your brain and brawn! The world will truly be your oyster as you help reshape Gielinor – your way!

Level Up my Stuff (all)

The ability to actually level up your equipment while training would be great! You could even customise that equipment by choosing from a range of buffs and bonuses that not only effected your stats but also the cosmetic look of the equipment – perhaps even name it. We wouldn’t limit ourselves to only allowing combat equipment to be levelled – far from it. It could affect your training gear like axes or hatchets; even summoning creatures, too.

Bosses Galore and Grouping Systems (all)

Finally, with the new EoC we can add all those amazing ideas for bone crunching, player slaying behemoths, for both groups and solo adventurers. Of course, nobody likes hanging about waiting for groups to appear, so we’ll need to give you an awesome grouping system to help you find that ideal team, instead of just standing around and shouting a lot.

Please note that some of these updates are simply glints in the eye of the design team right now, and are far from completion. Hurdles and issues that come up in development can often change the way a project comes together, so these – as always – are subject to change.

Nevertheless, we’ll be doing everything we can to bring all of the above – and more – to you over the next year. I hope you’ll agree that it’s looking awesome already!

Have fun!

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Dec 12

Behind the Scenes: Special Edition

2012 has brought many great updates, and it’s far from over. In fact, with Player-Owned Ports and a Grandmaster-level quest topping the bill, you might say we’ve saved the best till last.

TzHaar Quest: The Brink of Extinction (very high level)

In the conclusion to this exciting storyline, you must find out why the TzHaar city is cooling down, or else it’s certain disaster for these noble creatures. What part will the Ga’al play in their future, if there is to be one? It’s a Grandmaster-level quest with some of the most challenging combat ever to grace the realm, and epic rewards to boot!

Player-Owned Ports (very high level)

Avast me hearties! Fancy trying yer hand at runnin’ your own port? Or are ye a lily-livered land lubber? Arr! That it be!

In this huge, high level content(one of the biggest projects this year) you’ll have the chance to equip ships, hire captains, build your own shipyards and send your cut-throat crews to explore the fabled, lore-rich eastern lands. Bounties beyond your wildest dreams await!

Christmas 2012: Stray Dog (all)

The Varrock dog has never had a good life. It’s been kicked, burned and even had raspberries blown at it as it skulks off to the nearest corner. It’s a sad tale, and if any character deserved a happy Christmas, it’s the Varrock dog. Get involved with giving it a Christmas it will never forget!

God Statues (all)

In this Distraction & Diversion, you’ll be invited to help a keen artist construct scaffolding to support his latest creations – magnificent sculptures dedicated to a range of gods. Get the scaffolding and location right and you’ll reap the rewards, but if you get it wrong, who knows what abominations you may end up creating?

Early 2013

Grandmaster Level Quest (very high level)

It’s huge. It’s related to the gods. It’s going to change Gielinor forever. It’s got fantastic rewards to unlock and is frankly one of the most exciting, game-defining tales we have ever worked on. For many, this will be the update they have dreamed about for many years.

Kalphite King (very high level)

A sinkhole has appeared in the desert, revealing a previously unknown kalphite hive. Within each generation of kalphites, one egg is unlike any of its siblings, and even the queen can’t control it. Groups of the most elite warriors will need to band together to bring down this foe, working for powerful new equipment and lip-smacking loot.

Wilderness Warbands (high level)

Something lays hidden, deep within the Wilderness, and it’s so important that the gods have tasked their strongest officers to hunt it down. But since when did gods work together to achieve their aims? It’s going to end up with one almighty fight! Raid their war camps using your non-combat skills or get set to bring some old fashioned pain to these rampaging recruits!

Ranger/ Slayer Dungeon (high level plus)

Still in its early stages of development, this environment aims to provide the perfect home for rangers to train their high level combat and earn new top-end equipment.

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Dec 12

Evolution of Combat: Economic Impact

With the Evolution of Combat will, inevitably, come change in the economy. It’s a natural result of the re-alignment of all of the armour, weapons and food within the game. As you learn new ability combinations, ready your action bars for different combat situations and get to grips with the new combat stats, it’s inevitable that the RuneScape economy will change alongside it. We want to assure you that we’ll be keeping a close eye on the RuneScape economy, and to give you some tips as to how it’s likely to change post-20th November.

Keep on ‘Scaping!

First and foremost, don’t panic! The economy is often the subject of rumours and hearsay, meaning that many people make decisions that are a little hasty. The vast majority of tradeable armour and weapons that you currently have are going to still be your equipment of choice in the Evolution of Combat. Got a full set of Bandos armour from General Graardor? That’s still the best non-degrading melee armour that you can get your hands on, and – with the new Bandos warshield – you can use some of those nifty new defensive abilities to be even tougher and last longer on Slayer trips.

On the flipside, items that you might not have thought about for a little while now have new life breathed into them. With the launch, the Zaryte Bow will become the best bow in it’s class, and will be comparable to all other level 80 Ranged weapons. Korasi’s Sword may no longer be a one-hit-KO wonder, but it’s a fantastic complement to the new off-hand Enhanced Excalibur. Mage armours such as Infinity and the brand new Batwing now provide decent protection in against melee combatants. Don’t forget the underused warhammers and two-handers; with dual wielding, two-handed abilities and weaknesses to specific damage types, they are now just as useful as scimitars in the right situation.

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Dec 12

December 12th, 2012

With the Evolution of Combat will, inevitably, come change in the economy. It’s a natural result of the re-alignment of all of the armour, weapons and food within the game. As you learn new ability combinations, ready your action bars for different combat situations and get to grips with the new combat stats, it’s inevitable that the RuneScape economy will change alongside it. We want to assure you that we’ll be keeping a close eye on the RuneScape economy, and to give you some tips as to how it’s likely to change post-20th November.

Keep on ‘Scaping!

First and foremost, don’t panic! The economy is often the subject of rumours and hearsay, meaning that many people make decisions that are a little hasty. The vast majority of tradeable armour and weapons that you currently have are going to still be your equipment of choice in the Evolution of Combat. Got a full set of Bandos armour from General Graardor? That’s still the best non-degrading melee armour that you can get your hands on, and – with the new Bandos warshield – you can use some of those nifty new defensive abilities to be even tougher and last longer on Slayer trips.

On the flipside, items that you might not have thought about for a little while now have new life breathed into them. With the launch, the Zaryte Bow will become the best bow in it’s class, and will be comparable to all other level 80 Ranged weapons. Korasi’s Sword may no longer be a one-hit-KO wonder, but it’s a fantastic complement to the new off-hand Enhanced Excalibur. Mage armours such as Infinity and the brand new Batwing now provide decent protection in against melee combatants. Don’t forget the underused warhammers and two-handers; with dual wielding, two-handed abilities and weaknesses to specific damage types, they are now just as useful as scimitars in the right situation.

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