If you thought we'd forgotten, we certainly didn't. Its release may come rather late, but it's here at last: our very own Halloween event
! Big shoutout to our newly appointed moderator Iron blix
for working out most of the storyline. We modified a few parts left and right, but we're hoping that the end result is something that players will enjoy. It's consided safe (no combat or unusual risk is involved) and will take you to one of the newest and most gruesome parts of OldSchool RuneScape's world.
The Halloween event will end in:
You can start by talking to Postie Pete in Edgeville. We will not reveal the rewards just yet, except for one.
Warning: minor event spoiler ahead. If you don't want any spoilers, first complete the event and then read below.
Event coordinator & PvM event automation
Secondly, we are glad to announce that Adam
is now officially our event coordinator
! This means he will be in charge of organizing those events that our community loves and looks forward to! Rapsey and me have developed a bunch of tools that will help automate our PvM events and the handing out of rewards, so we can have many more of these events in the future without them being a major hassle to organize.
We are also happy to announce that, as of the next community PvM event, Ironman mode players will be able to participate in a ranked competition! They will have their own separate scoreboard, personal rewards and ranked rewards, aside from the non-ironman rankings and rewards.
There are no top X Ironman rewards for the currently ongoing Zulrah event, since Ironman mode players were not yet informed about the possibility of participating. However, you can check the current Ironman leaderboard for Zulrah just for fun to see how well you did compared to other Ironman players (::pvmleaders).
Now, let's move on to the next portion of the update, which is all about capes
. All credit for both the skillcape perks and 2B capes goes to Jeremy (Skiller) and Thoby! Thoby also wrote the news post below
2B Experience Capes & Skillcape Perks!
Well, good day everyone! Hopefully you have had a wonderful time in the past few weeks. This week's update is going to be primarily cape-themed. Credits should be given where credits are due, so a huge shoutout to @Skiller
for being a big part of getting this update together. He is to thank for getting this update to you guys.
I think it's important to note that some parts of the original proposed update, as documented in the developers blog
, have been changed to maintain game integrity- and not become overpowered. Nonetheless, grab yourself a snack, sit back and see what today's update has to offer!
2B Experience Capes
A long time coming; 2B experience capes! The 2B capes have been suggested many times and were one of the most anticipated additions from the original developers blog. Each cape costs 2 billion coins to purchase and can only be purchased and worn by players who have gotten 2 billion experience in the corresponding skill.
The 2B experience capes are sold by their corresponding masters in-game, spread over the world map. Some will be easy to find, like the masters at ::shops, while others are more hidden. Feel free to venture the map to find the skill masters and ask them about their cape- they will gladly sell you one!
The capes are untradeable, and cannot be equipped by those who do not have the required experience. Their stats are similar to trimmed skillcapes, but provide a +8 prayer bonus instead of +4. If lost, they can be reclaimed at the refund store for 88M coins.
Introducing: skillcape perks! For those that are unfamiliar with what these are: skillcape perks are a set of benefits that are automatically granted when wearing the skillcape of a specific skill. For example, wearing the Fishing skillcape will now give you a 1/30 chance of catching an extra fish.
Since reaching level 99 is significantly easier on PkHonor than on OSRS, you are required to have at least 200M experience in a specific skill to enjoy the perk. This is done so the perks wouldn't be deemed too overpowered or too easy to get. You will now also be notified when reaching 200M experience in a skill, which unlocks the skillcape perk:
Below are the different perks. Keep in mind that for most perks to apply - aside from 200M XP in said skill - you will have need to be wearing the corresponding skillcape (except when mentioned otherwise, of course).
Attack cape — Wearing this cape will grant you free access to Cyclops area found upstairs within the Warriors' Guild.
Strength cape — Wearing this cape will increase the chance of the Cyclopes dropping defenders upstairs within the Warriors' Guild.
Defence cape — When worn, this cape will act like a permanent Ring of Life, teleporting you out of combat when reaching 10% or less of your maximum hitpoints (can be toggled on by right-clicking the cape in your equipment tab, is disabled
Hitpoints cape — When worn, this cape will restore your hitpoints by double the rate, which stacks multiplicatively with the regen bracelet (so 4x the usual rate when combined). This does not stack with rapid heal or rapid renewal prayers.
Prayer cape — When worn, the cape will act like a holy wrench, increasing the amount of prayer restored from potions by +2% (stacks with Ring of Gods (i)).
Ranged cape — Wearing this cape will make it function like an Ava's accumulator, collecting shot arrows from the ground.
Magic cape — When operated, this cape will enable you to swap your spellbook up to 5 times every 24 hours, which can be deemed very helpful when juggling spells. If you're outside the Wilderness, you are able to reset this cooldown using 100 PkHonor points per used charge.
Cooking cape — When this cape is worn, it will lower the chance of you burning food when cooking it, decreasing your food spillage.
Woodcutting cape — When wearing this cape, you will enjoy an increased chance of finding clue scroll nests within trees.
Fletching cape — When this cape is worn, cutting gems will yield 10% more bolt tips, useful for creating enchanted crossbow bolts.
Fishing cape — Wearing this cape will give you a chance to catch multiple fish at once. This will not yield any additional experience.
Firemaking cape — Operating this cape will give you the option to toggle the colour of created fires. You will continue to colour your fires after unequipping the cape. This will NOT overwrite the special Inferno adze colours, a reward from the 2017 Christmas event.
Crafting cape — Wearing this cape will increase the speed at which you are able to mine marble blocks.
Smithing cape — If you wear this cape while smelting bars, each coal used will yield an additional 200 smithing experience.
Mining cape — Wearing this cape will give you a chance to mine multiple ores at once. This will not yield any additional experience.
Herblore cape — When wearing this cape, you are able to persuade the Unfinished potion maker to give you a 10% discount on her services.
Agility cape — This cape will grant double agility XP for donators and +50% XP for non-donators.
Thieving cape — When wearing this cape, you will always be able to steal from an npc without getting caught, similar to the Gloves of silence, without bonus experience.
Slayer cape — When worn, this cape will offer a chance that a slayer master will reset your task for free (not taking away slayer points).
Farming cape — When operated, the cape will teleport you to the next farming patch of the type you are closest by. This will make it easier to do farm runs. This works for herb and tree patches.
Runecrafting cape — When operated, the cape can be used to teleport to the Abyss or the essence mine.
Construction cape — When wearing this cape, you will not need a hammer or saw to build furniture in your player owned house.
Hunter cape — When worn, the maximum amount of traps you can set up is increased by 2.
Each of the skillcapes also has a 'Perk-info' option which shows the corresponding perk.
Currently, wearing the Max cape or the Completionist cape will not provide any of these perks. This might be changed in the future, but is currently done to highlight the specific skillcapes and to make it a conscious decision to enjoy the perk. The 2B experience capes are deemed skillcapes, so they also receive the perks.
The different skillcapes can be purchased from the Skillcape store salesman at ::shops.
Since the release of PkHonor, all of the items have had an 'Operate' option in the equipment interface. For some items, this served as additional functionality. However, this limited items with multiple options (like teleport jewelry) to show a dialogue instead of directly teleporting. Today's update fixes this; items can now have an eleborate operate menu:
This will make it far more convenient to use. The 'Operate' option has now also been removed from items that do not have any functionality. This makes it easier to distinguish which items offer additional functionality when worn.
- The Iban's blast spell information box will now show in the appropriate location.
- When opening a clue casket, you will now be able to view more than 9 items.
- Fixed not being able to attack Zulrah from two specific tiles when she is at the South side of the island.
- Vesta's spear special attack animation now matches that in OSRS.
- The proper animation is now displayed when cutting onyx gems.
And that's all for today! I hope you enjoy today's update and have a wonderful day. Cya next time!