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May Madness

May is a great time to be a member, and anyone subscribed for the entirety of May will be rewarded with 250k’s worth of double XP boosts and 5k extra Loyalty Points on the 1st of June. What’s more, even if you’re only a member for part the month, you’ll still be able to take part in a range of 'Wild Weekends' with XP benefits, drop increases and some truly mad monkey-themed mayhem. You’ll also have an extra spin to use on each day that you're subscribed over the course of the month. We’re even planning something fun with Yelps and his Squeal of Fortune to complete the chaos. Make sure you check the news every week to see what’s coming up. They truly shouldn’t be missed.

Bonfires (Free and Members' Update)

Long lines of fires are one of the strangest phenomena you can run into when traversing the world of RuneScape, but they have remained the easiest way of training your Firemaking skill for years. That is about to change this month, as we introduce bonfires to the game. After making yourself a fire you'll be able to add more logs directly to that fire, potentially finding strange spirits who’ll give you small rewards for freeing them from their wooden prisons. Invite other players to add logs to your fire and everyone contributing will gain bonuses to their Firemaking XP gain, and hopefully make a few new friends in the process; the entire activity is far less click-heavy than old-school Firemaking, leaving you plenty of time to chat. Those of you with a burning desire to find other flamingly useful things to do with fires will find boosts to Cooking XP, and even gain health bonuses depending on your Firemaking levels and log types used.

Song from the Depths (Members-only Quest)

The villagers of Rimmington have been falling afoul of what seems to be a strange spell: one so potent that several of them have been asleep for days, even weeks, seemingly sharing a powerful dream. Local physicians are stumped as to why, and they need a new hero to solve the mystery. The Raptor - an enigmatic figure whose involvement scares many as much as the sleeping curse itself – has gone ahead of you, and the families of the sleeping men are relying on you to rescue their loved ones intact!
In this brand new quest, available to all members and with no entry requirements, you’ll be able to gain access to a new upgradable crossbow and several hidden XP rewards while trying to free the innocents from the grip of this most crippling condition. Very high-level players will also appreciate the final reward: a passive damage-reduction buff, active during one of the most highly anticipated boss fights of all time…

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The Queen Black Dragon (Members-only Epic Boss Fight)

Sometimes it’s best to just run away and thank your lucky stars that you’re still alive and kicking. For those crazy enough not to heed the warnings scattered all around the known world, there’s a real beast of a challenge waiting for you. And it’s big. Really big. In fact, you could fit 5 King Black Dragons in the mouth of this mother of all dragons! The kin won’t be far away either, so be aware that your actions will be watched...and noted for future retribution.
This new boss fight is aimed squarely at mighty combatants with a combat level of at least 120 - higher, if you intend to survive. It's also designed as a solo fight, so no hiding behind your friends as you run screaming from her vicious breath attacks. In the heat of the action you’ll be expected to grasp tactics new to RuneScape, but there are some great rewards for those who do...including the fabled dragon kiteshield, a range of new dragon-orientated gear, and a host of other drops. Dare you scale the heights of one of our greatest challenges yet?

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Even if you’re not quite ready to face down the monstrous Queen Black Dragon just yet, there's a brand new dungeon leading down to her lair. It includes training opportunities for a range of combat levels, along with a particularly slimy set of Slayer assignments.

Diamond Jubilee (Free and Members’ Update)



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Our final royal visitor this month won’t try to eat you at all. We promise. In fact, we’d like to invite you to join us for a street party! The centre of Varrock will be teeming with new characters and creatures, all of whom are preparing for the arrival of a royal carriage…but not everything is ready! Big Ben and his team of organisers need help to follow a set of Cryptic Clues, leading to a pile of diamond-themed rewards. Stalls will be filled with interesting new stock like fish & chips and corgis, although the latter isn’t for eating. Prepare yourself for an event full of smiles. It's a real royale with cheese.

Have fun!

Mod Mark
Edited by Common Sense

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QBD :o

Edit: First post, first time... calls for a cookie. Brb.

 

I'm really looking forward to the QBD, the Raptor and Cryptic Clue fest seems average, and after the Polypore dungeon, I'm really curious about this new dungeon :D

 

I've done all the firemaking I wanted to, but maybe bonfires would help get to 80 or something, incase I ever wanted to get an Adze.

 

But 120 combat for QBD? and 5 KBD's in one QBD?

Sounds like my 112 combat needs working on :o

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Boss looks like a fail. Geared at 120: I'm assuming that means towards players with no ovlds/turm?

 

 

D kite etc....unless they have some sort of special ability (sorta like divine), then it's gonna be dead content in a month ;p But still, hopefully can get one the day/week of release and sell it for some absurd price

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I love the fire making update. It sounds great. And so does the boss fight.

 

I might just come back to RuneScape actively for this... at least for a while.

 

EDIT: @Luftey: What, so you're gonna require ovlds for a solo boss fight? I'm sure ovlds/turm will be an advantage over the MINIMUM of 120, but it's silly to expect much higher requirements.

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QBD is one boss I won't be fighting for a while.

 

Also, Bonfires are something which I had been secretly hoping for for a while. No more fire lines!

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Finally! FM is no longer click log click tinder click log click tinder x 130,000 for 99 fire making. Still, the skill is redundant, they should just remove it.

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So more and more skills are becoming afk? That's not bad, I guess...

 

I hope that QBD will be that fabled 64x64 (GE sized) boss mentioned in runefest.

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We’re even planning something fun with Yelps and his Squeal of Fortune to complete the chaos.

 

The only fun thing I can imagine for SoF is it's removal and the resulting party. Otherwise, spare me.

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We’re even planning something fun with Yelps and his Squeal of Fortune to complete the chaos.

 

The only thing fun I can imagine for SoF is it's removal and the resulting party. Otherwise, spare me.

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Boss looks like a fail. Geared at 120: I'm assuming that means towards players with no ovlds/turm?

 

 

D kite etc....unless they have some sort of special ability (sorta like divine), then it's gonna be dead content in a month ;p But still, hopefully can get one the day/week of release and sell it for some absurd price

I don't see the dragon kiteshield dying out. I imagine that it'll have a Defence requirement of 60 like other dragon equipment, which means that it's a high bonus piece of equipment with low requirements, beaten in bonuses maybe only by the DFS/EEK (ignoring the super expensive spirit shields), one of which has 75 Defence and the other has 80 Dungeoneering/Defence.

 

Anyway, I'm looking forward to a boss aimed at my level.

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Boss looks like a fail. Geared at 120: I'm assuming that means towards players with no ovlds/turm?

 

 

D kite etc....unless they have some sort of special ability (sorta like divine), then it's gonna be dead content in a month ;p But still, hopefully can get one the day/week of release and sell it for some absurd price

I don't see the dragon kiteshield dying out. I imagine that it'll have a Defence requirement of 60 like other dragon equipment, which means that it's a high bonus piece of equipment with low requirements, beaten in bonuses maybe only by the DFS/EEK (ignoring the super expensive spirit shields), one of which has 75 Defence and the other has 80 Dungeoneering/Defence.

 

Anyway, I'm looking forward to a boss aimed at my level.

 

Obby shield?

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i'll enjoy it, might try out qbd (129 cb with ovl/turm, shud be nbd) i'd like to see a dragon warhammer with a swh-like spec (hopefully), new crossbow seems a might OP, but i'll see.

mainly excited about qbd, and i srsly wonder if this thing is actually rly big or if it's just an exaggeration...

 

bonfires seem nice, but i'm wondering - can you make a bonfire anywhere?

seems like a nice thing to do whilst alching, maybe fr00t batting too

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i'll enjoy it, might try out qbd (129 cb with ovl/turm, shud be nbd) i'd like to see a dragon warhammer with a swh-like spec (hopefully), new crossbow seems a might OP, but i'll see.

mainly excited about qbd, and i srsly wonder if this thing is actually rly big or if it's just an exaggeration...

 

bonfires seem nice, but i'm wondering - can you make a bonfire anywhere?

seems like a nice thing to do whilst alching, maybe fr00t batting too

Where's this dragon warhammer idea coming from?

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Don’t miss out on the first of our four Wild Weekends in May! For this weekend only, we’ve increased your chances to win big and bag yourself some of the horns and tattoos from the Squeal of Fortune!


I guess I had my expectations too high for the Wild Weekends. This is just yet another retarded moneymaking scheme involving the squeal of rwt.

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Don’t miss out on the first of our four Wild Weekends in May! For this weekend only, we’ve increased your chances to win big and bag yourself some of the horns and tattoos from the Squeal of Fortune!

 

I guess I had my expectations too high for the Wild Weekends. This is just yet another retarded moneymaking scheme involving the squeal of rwt.

Divines and Ely's next weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!B

 

But ya, everyone having horns takes away any uniqueness they may have ;p

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