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Barbarian Assault Update

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Merch Gwyar

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I've just seen that there's been an attractive update to the Barbarian Assault Minigame. Seeing as this is my favourite Rs minigame, I've been known to play it a lot and I think people know that of me. With that in mind, I thought I'd pre-empty all of the people asking advice on how to play it by directing people to my previous blog entries about it. Cheating, I know, but I'm figuring that it'll save time in-game if I can just say, 'Go and look at my blog'. :P

 

Barbarian Assault: Collector Role

Barbarian Assault: Defender Role (my favourite!)

Barbarian Assault: Healer Role

Barbarian Assault: Attacker Role (Strategy)

Barbarian Assault: Attacker Role

Barbarian Assault: Being Called a Noob

Barbarian Assault: Being Called a Noob 2

Barbarian Assault: Not Panicking in Wave 10

Barbarian Assault: Bad Defenders

Barbarian Assault: Wave 10 as a Healer (scroll down past the God Wars stuff)

 

There are loads more blogs about it, but those, I think, give a good feel for the game.

 

And for the record, yes it is safe for anyone to use the cannon and no, it doesn't take away points from the team. -.-

 

Edit: Oh cachi. I just realised that Jagex have nerfed the fighter torso. WHAT?!

 

Edit Two: Panic over! I think that the outcry on the forums did the trick, as there's just been a second announcement:

 

 

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OH MY GOD! WE KEEP IT UPON DEATH AGAIN!

 

Edit Three (5pm): Jagex are reversing the torso changes. There are riots in World 6 and the forums are very volatile. From nerf to unnerf it took 2 hours. I snapped a picture of the torso stats during that time:

 

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Edit Four (5.15pm): Merchanters on the forums are going yampy now. Many of them bought quantities of Bandos Chestplates in the interim, as they were bound to rise in price with the nerfing of the torso. With the unnerfing, the BCPs are likely to... what? Stay the same? Go down? Surely there hasn't been enough time for them to change price in the GE.

 

Edit Five: We've had the system update and World 6 has calmed down again.

 

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So what changed. Here are the before and after pictures for three penance items. The first is during the few hours it was changed and the second is after the system update:

 

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It retained its 'drop' option too! :wub:

 

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And incidentally, it's not over yet:

 

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Nerfed torso?

They've added a prayer restore to all items, that is not a nerf!

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Nerfed torso?

They've added a prayer restore to all items, that is not a nerf!

 

But haven't they taken away the strength bonus, so now it's the same level as rune platebody?

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Nerfed torso?

They've added a prayer restore to all items, that is not a nerf!

 

But haven't they taken away the strength bonus, so now it's the same level as rune platebody?

 

I think that gives you some incentive to stop worrying about losing it again, Merch.

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I suck at Barbarian Assault so I've never been able to get a torso anyway :/

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Its been changed back anyway :)

Honestly though, does anyone realise how useless the staff is, its 1/60 chance to give all runes back and gives +17 attack. You save more runes and get a better mage bonus witha simple anceint ataff adn guthix book, as its 1.1 damage a cast instead of 1.003 a cast

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Ashen Verdict - Yes, it does! Hopefully the reversing won't also reverse that.

 

iHerty - Then follow the links in this blog entry. You'll soon pwn at it. :D

 

Easl - So I see. I've been updating this blog as things happen. I've never seen Jagex reverse so quickly. Did they really not realise that this would happen? I haven't had chance to hold the staff yet. I have penance torso, hat and gloves from way back, but I've always been saving the skirt and boots until I needed a chill out in BA. I didn't have the points to buy a staff yet. Now I don't think I will!

 

Apparently the coloured whips are untradeable.

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I might just try the collecter role, it seems to be alright. My main problem is calling out the instructions though :/

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I might just try the collecter role, it seems to be alright. My main problem is calling out the instructions though :/

 

When you go in, you'll see a horn in your bag. Right-click that and you'll get a series of options. Just click on that to make the call. As for what to call, you'll see on your screen a short list. There is a mouth icon, that is what you should be calling. Right-click the horn in your bag as soon as you see it change.

 

It takes some practice, but you'll be fine. :D

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well i didn't see that one coming /sarcasm :P

 

seriously i knew they would have to come back on that one

so no i didn't even think about buying some 20 odd bcp's :P

 

nub merchanters :P

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well i didn't see that one coming /sarcasm :P

 

seriously i knew they would have to come back on that one

so no i didn't even think about buying some 20 odd bcp's :P

 

nub merchanters :P

 

I've just left world 6. The only person complaining at the moment is someone who says that he just bought 32 BCPs. :/ Also you can apparently clean the whips of their new colour with a cleaning cloth. This makes them tradeable again.

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do you know what you need for the whips to be colored?

 

pretty much the only thing i want and it's not in the kb article

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*Looks at pictures*

*Looks away, confused*

*checks again*

Whait what??!!!!

You went out TWICE! Without a hat!

She can wear a hat with Guthans, BUT can she wear hats with torsos and gloves?

(although it was interesting to see your hair lol)

EDIT: Have you tried out any fo the new non-barbaric features, such as catching butterflies in your hands, and colouring your whip, and pickpocketing lotsa times once, yet?

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Excellent updates! I've been playing BA ever since I logged on. :) So much fun knowing I can use this for better agility xp!

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Go with me sometime :) I just hit rank 4 coll and im in top 30 for rest so I'm playing loads in the future. ^_^

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