14 June updates - Castle Wars and more!

    Castle Wars updates & bugfixes
  • The amount of tickets you get after a Castle Wars game (win or lose) has been increased
  • The amount of tickets & charges you receive for contributing to a CW game has been significantly increased (especially for capturing a flag)
  • Your hybrid armour now also charges at the end of each game, depending on how many tickets you received (therefore, winning a game means more charges)
  • Wearing a Perfect Ring now gives 10% extra Castle Wars tickets during a game (so not just bonus 10% to the ones you get afterwards). Note that a perfect ring does not influence hybrid armour charging
  • You no longer receive CW tickets or Hybrid Armour charges just for being in combat in Castle Wars, nor for destroying the big doors (mostly to prevent players from boosting by splashing or having a friend on the enemy team repair doors while you damage them). You now only get tickets or hybrid armour charges after the game or through dealing damage to enemies (by normal combat or the Catapult), unlocking the side door with thieving or scoring a point by capturing the flag
  • Catapult damage is now random rather than a fixed amount, but the damage remains the same on average (and will still deal more damage closer to the centre of the hit)
  • You can no longer use explosive potions on barricades that are on fire (that way it's just like OSRS)
  • Buckets of water are now spawned at the ground floor of both castles, which can be used to extinguish burning barricades or catapults. They can be refilled at the water taps
  • Dropping a flag on top of a barricade will no longer bug out the amount of barricades each team can set up (but the barricade will still disappear)

A few more Castle Wars rebalances & minor bugfixes will be rolled out in future updates - we're also still thinking of some new items to add to the shop. Any input on that is always welcome (or links to threads with suggestions about them, they do tend to get lost within the ginormous amount of forum posts).

General updates & bugfixes
  • The setting to keep attacking when eating/switching in PvM now gets properly loaded on client start
  • Fixed not being able to trade from more than 1 square away
  • Fixed not being able to split a Completionist Cape at a Magical Cape Rack
  • Fixed not being able to charge an Uncharged Trident of The Seas
  • Fixed not being able to hide any clan chat messages
  • Fixed an error players get when running the client for the very first time (so new players no longer have to restart their client after the initial cache download before being able to play)
  • Fixed the bug that allowed players to 'lure' monsters outside a room in a Player-Owned House dungeon (and kill them from a safespot)
  • Completed clue scrolls are now recorded in your Player-Owned House bookcase
  • Fixed the Completionist Cape (Chaos) special not working on NPC's after being in combat with a player just once
  • You now properly look toward your enemy when using the special attack from the Granite Maul, Whip of Chaos or Completionist Cape (Chaos)
  • Fixed the bug where you might lose your Trident of The Swamp when using a Magic Fang on a Trident of The Seas (Full) with a full inventory
  • Fixed the bug that prevented you from receiving any clue scroll from a Player-Owned House (or skilling center) treasure chest if you already have a clue scroll of any level on your account
  • Fixed being able to equip a Spottier Cape as a non-donator
  • Fixed the Ring of Recoil not properly discharging in PvP (the charges were taken from the wrong player)
  • You can now Operate the Amulet of Glory while having it equipped
  • Added a warning message when using 'Restore' on a Magma or Tanzanite helm. Anyone who accidentally restored such helm to a regular Serp helm, please post a refund on the forums
  • Dying at Zul-Andra (or near the Priestess) no longer causes players to lose items
  • Made yet another small change to Zulrah to prevent it from spawning clouds or snakelings even after it dies (though I must admit I do not know if the fix actually works as I am unable to reproduce the bug). Most importantly, I'm hoping there will be no averse side effects
  • Zulrah's Green & Red forms have become slightly more resilient towards Ranged attacks, making a hybrid Ranged/Mage approach more interesting than just using Ranged
  • Fixed the animation while fishing with a rod
  • The right gem type is now shown when cutting gems
  • Improved the animation loop when smelting bars
  • Fixed the death animation of the Brutal Green Dragon (from the Correcting History quest)

And of course, let's not forget about our weekly event for this weekend: Double crafting & fletching XP

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Now I'm going to get started on the actual implementation of the wilderness achievement diary, as well as finishing the work on Callisto (new wilderness miniboss) that Dylan had started on. I'm taking this before Avatars, since we could use a nice wilderness activity boost, as well as the fact that these are the fastest to implement.
A few things still need to be decided, I'm hoping members of our community (especially from the PvP and Game Quality Committees) are willing to pitch in their ideas and input about how to go about this and how to do a proper transition from the '500 kill count' requirement to a more diversified kill count through diverse PvP activities (although this is not applicable to Ironman mode Players - instead, they get to do double the PvM and skilling tasks).
A lot of players have worked hard to obtain 500 kills and it would be a shame to just let them count for nothing. I would like to propose every 5 kills would count toward 1 Edgeville kill and 1 Mage bank kill (check this topic for the current - unfinished - achievements list).

Furthermore, I have not yet managed to settle on a reward for the completion of the tasks. I would like to make 2 separate sets, each with their own reward, as well as a third reward for completing both sets. Throw some suggestions our way and we'll make sure to come up with something suitable. :D

23 May updates

  • The option to keep attacking while eating, potting or equipping gear has been re-added, but only for PvM. The setting is disabled on default in order to avoid confusion among new players. You can toggle this in ::settings (or the 'Graphics option' button in your wrench tab)
  • Made another improvement to Zulrah to prevent double spawning
  • Fixed the bug that allowed players to use melee weapons (other than a halberd) against Zulrah in the middle (North side) of the island
  • Fixed some glitchy pathfindi...

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Wilderness achievements & additions

Now that Zulrah has been released and most bugs resolved (we'll make sure to make short work of any possible remaining ones), we've started working on more new content for the players to enjoy!

Donderstone2 has already been working on Callisto, a new wilderness boss (a bear) from OSRS. However, we need far more wilderness content than that if we want to get as many players into the wilderness as possible.

A deposit box in the resource area, along with bonus XP for any skill trained inside the w...

Zulrah release imminent

Today, I have finished the final modifications and bugfixes of the boss itself and I have completed the implementation of all Toxic items - the Serpentine, Magma & Tanzanite Helm, Toxic Blowpipe and the Trident of The Swamp! All of these items work exactly the same way they do in OSRS (creating, charging, checking, uncharging, dismantling, effects, special attacks, ...), with 2 minor exceptions:
> The toxic blowpipe can be loaded using regular and poisoned darts. However, the blowpipe will nev...