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#1 OFFLINE   dark deemed

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 03:54 PM

I often think back to boss monsters I fought when I was merely a low level adventurer with nothing but full mith and a few hundred herring to my name. Back then, killing Delrith or going toe to claw with the evil chicken was a major achievement, but it would be awesome to be able to fight them again with all my shiny stats and equipment...just to show them who’s boss now!

Imagine a sentient tower that can trawl through your memories, allowing you to relive those fights in a new, purpose-built combat arena. Imagine a tower that can give you challenges based around those unlocked bosses, giving you arcade-style bonuses and weaknesses as you progress to the top. Imagine a tower that can reward you for completing those challenges with unique gear, allowing you to show off your progress and flaunt your success in the battered faces of your enemies.

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You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one...for at the very end of this month we will be bringing members... the DOMINION TOWER!


DOMINION TOWER

Fight over fifty different boss monsters; engage with multiple fight modes to test your skills from endurance mode to climber mode; cope with over 20 new combat handicaps; battle in 8 brand new speciality battles, using dominion weapons and bombs. Once you’re done, chuck down a marker with your achievements, see how you’ve competed on the high score table and mock your rivals as they fail.

As well as generous Combat XP and new consumable items to use on the surface world, you’ll also have the chance to unlock the dominion glove sets, designed to offer new “unarmed” combat options and offer some of the best stats available for the glove slot. Plus you’ll get to play with the deadly dreadnip; a new ally to help you in your hardest and toughest fights yet to come. We are even intending to run a special sneak preview session at RuneFest this month to allow those attending to have full access to the tower on special test servers, and even invite the players there to design their own, brand-new dominion boss!

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Chat Changes and Camera Controls

We’re adding new ways for you to control your camera movement by adding a new mouse cam. Sadly, this isn’t a small rodent with CCTV strapped to its back (which would be cool too), but it does allow you to use your middle mouse button to change your camera angle - which means you can navigate the game world using solely the mouse. To use the feature, you’ll simply need to hold the middle mouse wheel to pitch and rotate the view. Our chat features are going through a massive overhaul too, and will soon be able to offer features like auto wrapping text and chat “modes”, allowing you to change your default typing mode from “public” to “Clan”, “Friends”, “guest clan” etc. This is designed to make chatting in different modes even easier but will still allow users to stick to their old “//” methods if they prefer.

It’s worthwhile noting that all of these camera and chat changes affect both the free and members versions of the game, and were based on suggestions from our players via our forums and fan sites, as well as those in game.


The Pit (Agility Distraction and Diversion)

If you find yourself training your Agility skill towards the end of this month you might find yourself bumping into a mysterious talent scout who’s interested in finding some candidates for “The Pit”, RuneScape’s newest and least forgiving D&D. It’s somewhere you’ll only be able to reach via an invite, though, as you take on one of 6 different madcap events designed to give you a well-deserved break from your favourite Agility spot and test your luck and skills. Those that do well will earn generous XP rewards, unique cosmetic gear and the respect of the crazy characters at the course. Are you good enough to catch the talent scout’s eye? Start running laps and find out if you’ve got what it takes!


Halloween 2011 – Deathcon 2

Where better to hold a Halloween event than the citadel of Death himself? Grim is inviting all comers to his own Halloween-themed castle to help out with Deathcon 2, a 2 week convention to celebrate all things spooky. Meet new characters and old favourites as you engage with perplexing puzzles and catastrophic conundrums, earning you new cosmetic items, a new emote and a chance for non-clan members to see what citadels are all about. There’s even an exceptionally cool hourglass item available only to RuneScape members for this Halloween, so be sure you’re subscribed during Deathcon 2 if you want to get your hands on it. There’s plenty to see and do as you help Death and his horsemen get everything ready for the evil event of the year.

With both RuneFest and Deathcon 2 happening at the same time, I wonder if Grim has anything special in store for us. Don’t forget....nothing is certain apart from Death itself.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 04:15 PM

:(

Compared to Sept, not very interesting.

Edited by -Leaf-, 01 October 2011 - 06:44 PM.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 05:37 PM

I like the spider disk jockey part of this news item.

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 06:05 PM

View PostMikeyy, on Sep 26 2011, 12:38 AM, said:

Possible quest replaying? Boss refighting?

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 08:40 PM

That Dominion Tower sounds pretty cool. Are they going to up the level of some of the lower level bosses to match your level? Cause that'd be kinda awesome. Or are they just gonna put in the weaknesses? I'm pretty excited about this actually. I can't wait to fight some of these monsters again!
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Posted 01 October 2011 - 09:31 PM

It always saddens me when there's no new quests for a month. =(

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#7 OFFLINE   Twist of Fate

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 09:44 PM

Besides the tower, it seems like this is an items-themed month.
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 01:47 AM

Quite disappointed, honestly. Well least theres the H'ween to cheer things up :(

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:37 AM

View PostNumber 88, on Oct 1 2011, 08:54 PM, said:

I often think back to boss monsters I fought when I was merely a low level adventurer with nothing but full mith and a few hundred herring to my name. Back then, killing Delrith or going toe to claw with the evil chicken was a major achievement, but it would be awesome to be able to fight them again with all my shiny stats and equipment...just to show them who’s boss now!

Imagine a sentient tower that can trawl through your memories, allowing you to relive those fights in a new, purpose-built combat arena. Imagine a tower that can give you challenges based around those unlocked bosses, giving you arcade-style bonuses and weaknesses as you progress to the top. Imagine a tower that can reward you for completing those challenges with unique gear, allowing you to show off your progress and flaunt your success in the battered faces of your enemies.

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You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one...for at the very end of this month we will be bringing members... the DOMINION TOWER!


DOMINION TOWER

Fight over fifty different boss monsters; engage with multiple fight modes to test your skills from endurance mode to climber mode; cope with over 20 new combat handicaps; battle in 8 brand new speciality battles, using dominion weapons and bombs. Once you’re done, chuck down a marker with your achievements, see how you’ve competed on the high score table and mock your rivals as they fail.

As well as generous Combat XP and new consumable items to use on the surface world, you’ll also have the chance to unlock the dominion glove sets, designed to offer new “unarmed” combat options and offer some of the best stats available for the glove slot. Plus you’ll get to play with the deadly dreadnip; a new ally to help you in your hardest and toughest fights yet to come. We are even intending to run a special sneak preview session at RuneFest this month to allow those attending to have full access to the tower on special test servers, and even invite the players there to design their own, brand-new dominion boss!


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Wow nice update month.

No Slayer dung until November I feel like I'm gonna throw a brick 60 miles east :(
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 07:57 AM

Another month where F2P'ers get nothing.

Oh wait I lied we get to rotate our cameras. Thank god.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 08:04 AM

Looks like an alright month, nothing special, though I'll wait to see the new tower before I write it off completely :(

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 12:06 PM

View PostChaoss, on Oct 2 2011, 01:57 PM, said:

Another month where F2P'ers get nothing.

Oh wait I lied we get to rotate our cameras. Thank god.
I'd imagine that's why it's called Free to Play.

On the bright side, the camera rotation (if good) is actually one of those things any player requires in combat, especially Clan PvP. That's a fairly good update, if they make it responsive and a good rotation-option.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:55 PM

View PostYuanrang, on Oct 2 2011, 06:06 PM, said:

View PostChaoss, on Oct 2 2011, 01:57 PM, said:

Another month where F2P'ers get nothing.

Oh wait I lied we get to rotate our cameras. Thank god.
I'd imagine that's why it's called Free to Play.

On the bright side, the camera rotation (if good) is actually one of those things any player requires in combat, especially Clan PvP. That's a fairly good update, if they make it responsive and a good rotation-option.
From what I gather from the BTS, you cant click on things and rotate the map using olny the mouse, and most clans usually use some sort of team speak in PvP.
True about F2P though, why would Jagex give f2p a good update when they are milking the crap out of Runescape L

Edited by Jacky, 02 October 2011 - 02:56 PM.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 03:14 PM

View PostChaoss, on Oct 2 2011, 05:57 AM, said:

Another month where F2P'ers get nothing.

Oh wait I lied we get to rotate our cameras. Thank god.
If it's just the same as the current camera options, it will probably just be an annoyance (I tend to touch the mouse wheel a lot for no reason).

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 04:31 PM

I reckoned only the holiday events would make me log back in, but refighting stuff from years ago sounds good too.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 07:03 PM

Definitely not a fan of members-only holiday items. :( The rest looks pretty cool, though.
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 07:33 PM

I doubt I'll bother checking the Dominion Tower, so I'm only going to login this month to complete the H'ween event. Doesn't really seem like an interesting update.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 11:03 PM

View PostJacky, on Oct 2 2011, 03:55 PM, said:

View PostYuanrang, on Oct 2 2011, 06:06 PM, said:

View PostChaoss, on Oct 2 2011, 01:57 PM, said:

Another month where F2P'ers get nothing.

Oh wait I lied we get to rotate our cameras. Thank god.
I'd imagine that's why it's called Free to Play.

On the bright side, the camera rotation (if good) is actually one of those things any player requires in combat, especially Clan PvP. That's a fairly good update, if they make it responsive and a good rotation-option.
From what I gather from the BTS, you cant click on things and rotate the map using olny the mouse, and most clans usually use some sort of team speak in PvP.
True about F2P though, why would Jagex give f2p a good update when they are milking the crap out of Runescape L
The bots and adverts are "milking" it, while the rest of us players that actually play the game are shafted :D

Honestly doesn't matter it was just an observation, we havn't had an update newsworthy in literally months :(

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 03:30 AM

View PostChaoss, on Oct 2 2011, 09:03 PM, said:

Honestly doesn't matter it was just an observation, we havn't had an update newsworthy in literally months :(
September would like to have a word with you.


Though I agree, for almost every month from Feb to Aug.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:48 PM

It seems like a fairly bare month - no quest even announced (I don't count holiday events as quests). The Domination Tower looks like it has potential, but then again, it's Jagex after all...

Well, at least I can work on other stuff I've been meaning to do this month. :(

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