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Unranked Group Iron Changes and More!

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This week we have some final tweaks to Giants' Foundry, and a much-anticipated change to Unranked Group Iron!

Giants' Foundry Tweaks

This week brings a few finishing touches to the Giants’ Foundry, aimed at making your time spent Smithing as seamless as possible.

Firstly, Kovac has been hard at work mending the giants’ relationship with Gielinor’s financial sector. As a result, any coins he owes you for your commissions can be sent straight to the Bank!

Kovac will also be keeping track of how many swords you’ve made for him and will proudly display the number in chat when asked! The numbers, smiths... what do they mean?

Lastly, we noticed some frustration that the ‘sweet spots’ intended to reward eagle-eyes smiths for clicking at the right time were too heavily-weighted towards the beginning of a new commission. Following today’s update, you can expect a more even distribution, so keep your eyes peeled and your mouse cursors at the ready!

Unranked Group Iron Changes

For those of you who currently stand alone but would like to stand alone together… you can!

Players of any Iron mode (Regular, Hardcore or Ultimate) are now able to speak to the Iron Tutor in Lumbridge and become an Unranked GIM. Simply ask the tutor to let you review your Iron status, select 'Unranked Group Iron' under the Group tab, and then join a group - just like any other Unranked GIM!

Note that you’ll have seven days to change your mind after requesting a change in your Iron status. After those seven days have passed, any changes to your status are irreversible – so choose wisely!

Some of you jumping into a new Unranked Group might be wondering how you'll be able to let people know that you're an Unranked Group Iron, by the way. You can flex your status with some fancy Unranked Group Iron armour, featuring a fashionable green trim, or simply type in chat and bask in the glow of your new green chat icon.

Pet Reclaim Changes

It’s been a heartwarming week for us as we watch you reunite with your furry/scaly/demonic friends after so many years!

In case you missed it, last week Probita’s Pet Reclaim began automatically insuring pets, and allowed players who had Bank placeholders or Collection Log entries filled to reclaim pets they’d lost but hadn’t insured.

Players made us aware that a couple of critters slipped through the cracks, so we’ve made the following fixes in this week’s update:

  • Specific multi-form pets obtained before the Collection Log update can now be added to the Collection Log via Bank placeholder. Affected pets should now be insured.
  • Pets that are in your Player Owned House menagerie, but not in the Collection Log, are now automatically insured.
  • Pets that were previously insured but not present in your Bank (including placeholders), Collection Log, or menagerie will now appear on Probita’s new Insurance interface.

If you have any pets you believe aren’t showing on your insurance record, please pay Probita a visit so she can insure them for you.

We’re keeping a close eye on this feature, so let us know if you’re still experiencing issues via the links at the bottom of the post.

Pride 2022

We had a fantastic Pride March last Thursday where players came out in droves to support our LGBTQIA+ community – and in case you’ve missed it, the 2022 Pride Event is still ongoing!

If you want to snag yourself a nice piece of FashionScape in the form of a Rainbow Flower Crown, make your way over to Gilbert, who can be found a little to the east of Barbarian Village.

Other Changes

We've also bundled in a couple of smaller changes with this week's update:

  • The Apple Pencil will now work for players using the latest iOS client.
  • Updated models for some NPCs in the Pride Event to better represent the historical LGBTQIA+ figures who inspired them.
  • The Clan Events menu now has 'Multiple Bosses' in the boss list. This new entry should be at the top of the list and reflect common clan events like bingo a little more accurately.
  • Fixed grammar in the description of the Rainbow Flower Crown.
  • Fixed grammar in the Pride Event.
  • Once you have defeated [REDACTED BY ORDER OF THE VARROCK GUARD] in What Lies Below, Perdu can now sell you replacement copies of the beacon ring, even if you are yet to complete the rest of the quest.
  • Drift Nets will no longer require players to click through a confirmation screen before they can harvest.
  • Wilderness Loot Keys can now be destroyed within the Wilderness if they contain less than 30,000 GP worth of loot. There is a small delay to this process to discourage players from destroying loot during combat.
  • Players will now be warned when taking a Waka Canoe into the Wilderness.
  • It is now slightly easier to talk to the West Bank Bankers instead of the wall in Prifddinas. Players are still welcome to speak to the wall if they so choose!
  • A single Pride flower near Varrock Bank has been moved as it was impacting a Firemaking training method. You may now return to your usual business of lighting open fires on the streets of a highly populated city.
  • Pride flowers no longer block pathing in some areas.
  • The Combat Achievement button in the Collection Log is now in the same place no matter which category is selected.

Deadman Mode

Many of you have been asking us to talk about the Deadman Mode Re-Run Finale and the future of Deadman Mode.

Keep an eye out for this month's Gielinor Gazette where we'll be spending some time talking about the steps we took ahead of the re-run, the challenges we faced on the night, and the future of DMM.

That’s a wrap on this week's update, but before you go, we’ve got a couple of surveys to share with you…

PvP Update Survey

We've been running some surveys over the last two weeks and we want to make sure that as many of you as possible have the opportunity to make your thoughts heard.

The first survey is about PvP content, which we’re hoping to work on after the Wilderness Boss Rework. Click the button and have your say!

Game Modes Survey

Our second survey is all about potential new game modes!

We've received absolutely loads of feedback so far but we're on the lookout for more, so make sure to click the button below and let us know your thoughts if you haven't already!

PvP World Rota

The PvP rota has moved to Period B:

  • 560 - (UK) - PvP World
  • 579 - (US) - High-Risk PvP World
  • 561 - (UK) - Free-to-Play PvP World
  • 580 - (US) - LMS Competitive

World 390 (AUS) for LMS Competitive has been de-activated with this rota.

You can also discuss this update on our official forums, on the 2007Scape subreddit, the Steam forums, or the community-led OSRS Discord in the #gameupdate channel. For more info on the above content, check out the official Old School Wiki.

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