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#1 OFFLINE   Tabt

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 12:55 PM

Haunted Houses (Free-to-Play and Members)
It's that time of year again: the veil between worlds waxes thin and restless souls wander the night.
No-one's happier about that than Brother Heinous. This mad monk's planning to collect the essence of these ghosts to fuel a curse against Falador and Varrock, and he needs a horde of unscrupulous minions to help him gather ectoplasm for his vile ritual. The only foil to his foul plan is Brother Righteous: a Saradominist monk who's also seeking ectoplasm to strengthen the magical barriers protecting the two towns.
This is where you come in. Once you've reported to your chosen monk in either Falador or Varrock, listen out for the global announcements in your chat window every 2 hours, indicating spectral incursions across Gielinor. When this happens, ghosts will spawn in houses across the world. They're easily exorcised with a right-click and reduced to ectoplasm, but you'll have to find them first! Speak to the monks for clues, work together with your friends, and get hunting for those haunted houses!
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Bring back enough ectoplasm and you'll not only increase the score of your chosen side - which will be tracked throughout the event by our Community Team - but you'll also earn points to spend on robes to show off your allegiance to Team Heinous or Team Righteous. The robes' colours can be switched on the fly, for the morally flexible among you.
Collect the whole set, and you'll earn the right to buy an ectoplasmator. This strange device will give you Prayer XP for each ghost you kill, much as a bonecrusher would for a creature that drops bones. You can only claim the item while wearing a full set of robes, of a colour linked to the side you're claiming the item from: wear the unhallowed version to claim it from Brother Heinous, or the hallowed version to claim it from Brother Righteous.
It's going to be the side with the most support that prevails, so get involved with the community to further your chosen cause! The RuneScape Community Team are running dual campaigns for the duration of this event: Mod Sabre representing the cackling hordes of Team Heinous andMod Mike the dewy-eyed defenders of Team Righteous. Visit your thread of choice to pledge your support.
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How to start seeking out Haunted Houses
Speak to Brother Heinous or Brother Righteous, in either Varrock Square or Falador Park.
Listen out for announcements every 2 hours and seek out ghosts in the houses of Gielinor. Speak to the monks for clues.
The ghosts can only be seen from close up, and will only spawn in buildings in built-up areas. Team up to find them!
Requirements
Free players and members alike can participate and claim the cape, but you must be on a members' world to claim the full set and the ectoplasmator.
Behind the Scenes Video
If you haven't already, take a tour of Haunted Houses with our latest Behind the Scenes Video:
In Other News
  • From Friday, there'll be a range of spooky delights available on the Squeal of Fortune. These include creepy candy that'd give a zombie a sugar rush, a ghoulish mask that can turn you into an incorporeal entity, and much more!
  • Solomon's selling an infernally amazing range of armour and weapon reskins inspired by that hellacious lord of the Abyss, K'ril Tsutsaroth. If you like your gear spiky, dark and just plain spectacular, indulge in a set or two at Solomon's General Store.
  • Random events will no longer activate in the game:
    • If you are in an event upon log-in, you will still need to complete the event.
    • It is no longer possible to obtain points towards random event costumes and emotes. You will still be able to spend any remaining points for the immediate future, and we encourage you to do so.
    • Another method of obtaining the costumes and emotes will be introduced to the game in the near future.
    • All music tracks linked to random events will be automatically unlocked.
  • We’ve updated all human face models, in accordance with player feedback.
The patch notes archive can be seen here.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:53 PM

I thought this was a thread about haunted houses,,,

this sounds like fun too

Edited by Clavius, 24 October 2012 - 01:56 PM.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:59 PM

As a Temple Knight I suppose I am expected to join the Team Righteous.
Hope it is a fun event.

No more random events? Occaisonally they came in handy, the ones with bank deposit boxes anyway.
I guess the genie will go join the rock golems and evil chickens and the others, wherever they be.
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:20 PM

It's strange to think that Random Events are gone.  I hope the characters will still pop up around the place.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:29 PM

Yay for an exact copy of the Easter event great creativity there.
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:10 PM

View PostTabt, on 24 October 2012 - 12:55 PM, said:

  • Random events will no longer activate in the game:

Ahem.
http://nooooooooooooooo.com/


The way the event's set up just does not seem very good. It should not be like the Marathons were during the Games, and more like an actual holiday event, where you can actually do it without needing to be precise when you log on (if you've got a limited amount of time).
I sure hope the reward is worth it, because it really just seems like a pain.


Sure hope the face models look better. Female model's been really ugly recently. Would be glad if that's taken care of.

Edited by Amber Pyrilmas, 24 October 2012 - 03:11 PM.


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Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:42 PM

The event sounds rather fun and 'spooky'!

But what happened to random events? They're just suddenly gone? Jagex must be confident in their anti-bot efforts. :glasses:

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 06:03 PM

View PostSalmoneus, on 24 October 2012 - 03:42 PM, said:

The event sounds rather fun and 'spooky'!

But what happened to random events? They're just suddenly gone? Jagex must be confident in their anti-bot efforts. :glasses:
Either that or they realized they do nearly nothing to stop bots and just deter actual players from playing the game.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 06:05 PM

View PostTrey, on 24 October 2012 - 06:03 PM, said:

View PostSalmoneus, on 24 October 2012 - 03:42 PM, said:

The event sounds rather fun and 'spooky'!

But what happened to random events? They're just suddenly gone? Jagex must be confident in their anti-bot efforts. :glasses:
Either that or they realized they do nearly nothing to stop bots and just deter actual players from playing the game.
I looked forward to getting random events because of the break from grinding and the nice cosmetic rewards that came with.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 06:15 PM

View PostAmber Pyrilmas, on 24 October 2012 - 06:05 PM, said:

View PostTrey, on 24 October 2012 - 06:03 PM, said:

View PostSalmoneus, on 24 October 2012 - 03:42 PM, said:

The event sounds rather fun and 'spooky'!

But what happened to random events? They're just suddenly gone? Jagex must be confident in their anti-bot efforts. :glasses:
Either that or they realized they do nearly nothing to stop bots and just deter actual players from playing the game.
I looked forward to getting random events because of the break from grinding and the nice cosmetic rewards that came with.

I really hope that there will be an alternative in-game way (Not runecoins) for players to get those old rewards. For those who did not get them all.
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 06:19 PM

View PostGantowisa, on 24 October 2012 - 06:15 PM, said:

View PostAmber Pyrilmas, on 24 October 2012 - 06:05 PM, said:

View PostTrey, on 24 October 2012 - 06:03 PM, said:

View PostSalmoneus, on 24 October 2012 - 03:42 PM, said:

The event sounds rather fun and 'spooky'!

But what happened to random events? They're just suddenly gone? Jagex must be confident in their anti-bot efforts. :glasses:
Either that or they realized they do nearly nothing to stop bots and just deter actual players from playing the game.
I looked forward to getting random events because of the break from grinding and the nice cosmetic rewards that came with.

I really hope that there will be an alternative in-game way (Not runecoins) for players to get those old rewards. For those who did not get them all.
I'm hoping so too. Otherwise I'll hate Jagex forever. Or something.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:48 PM

Wtf no more random events, that's like the best part of grinding on a skill cause you know that jagex even wants you to verify that you're human cause you're so good at not exp waste.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:52 PM

View PostAmber Pyrilmas, on 24 October 2012 - 06:19 PM, said:

View PostGantowisa, on 24 October 2012 - 06:15 PM, said:

I really hope that there will be an alternative in-game way (Not runecoins) for players to get those old rewards. For those who did not get them all.
I'm hoping so too. Otherwise I'll hate Jagex forever. Or something.

View PostTabt, on 24 October 2012 - 12:55 PM, said:

Another method of obtaining the costumes and emotes will be introduced to the game in the near future.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:06 PM

They really could have done a lot better on this event, instead of just copying the Easter event of 2012 and adding ghosts. The main thing I love about this update are the random events being gone and hopefully the way that you get the random event clothing won't be the SoF or SGS.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 11:49 PM

View PostTrey, on 24 October 2012 - 08:52 PM, said:

View PostAmber Pyrilmas, on 24 October 2012 - 06:19 PM, said:

View PostGantowisa, on 24 October 2012 - 06:15 PM, said:

I really hope that there will be an alternative in-game way (Not runecoins) for players to get those old rewards. For those who did not get them all.
I'm hoping so too. Otherwise I'll hate Jagex forever. Or something.

View PostTabt, on 24 October 2012 - 12:55 PM, said:

Another method of obtaining the costumes and emotes will be introduced to the game in the near future.

I read that. But with jagex-speak I do not want to jump to a conclusion.
"to the game" does not mean "in-game" (in-game meaning a new event or distraction)
"Another method" could easily be to spin the sqeal of fortune.

As long as the emotes and costumes do not end up in the same place that the additional bank space went to.
(the bank space that was supposed to be added to the loyalty shop "in the coming weeks" )

Edited by Gantowisa, 24 October 2012 - 11:50 PM.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:05 PM

I think for the first time since I started I will skip a holiday event. This one looks like it is not worth my time to be honest.
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