This will be a short one today, as we've been busy cooking up fresh ideas in our latest Game Jam! Read on for all the scoop on the jam, plus info on week three of Fresh Start Worlds.
New passion projects incoming!
Break out the whiteboards, it's time for another Game Jam! Every once in a while, our Mods across the studio take a period of time to work on passion projects - that could mean fixes for older content or totally new ideas to add to the game. Rather than the more structured approach of regular development, this is all about Mods experimenting with what they are passionate about, either alone or in groups.
In the past our Game Jams have produced awesome projects like the free-to-play graphics update, which we were able to bring to the game earlier this year. We've spent the last week Game Jammin', and we can't wait to show you what we cooked up for the latest round!
Because we gave the team a whole week to fully focus on their passion projects, there won't be any changes or patches in today's update. However, we DO have some brand new content to show you later this week (not from the Game Jam!) which will launch next Monday.
Fresh Start Worlds: Week 3
Skills under 70 level faster!
Fresh ‘Scapers, the XP boost goes up again this week! From now on, XP increases in FSW will be split into two types: those for skills below 70 and those for skills above 70. This week's change only impacts the XP rate for skills below 70, which makes it the perfect week to level the skills you haven't touched yet. Tier 2 Auras are also unlocked to help you on your way!
Here's this week's bonuses:
- +50% XP (skills above level 70)
- NEW: +75% XP (skills below level 70)
- NEW: Tier 2 Auras Unlocked
- +50% Accuracy in combat
Next week will see the first increase in XP for skills above level 70, along with further upgrades to the below 70 XP rate and another juicy bonus… you’ll have to wait and see!
World Mental Health Day
Support our partner charities with bundles galore!
Today is World Mental Health Day! Show your support for our partner charities with our two exciting new bundles – or just by making a 50 RuneCoin donation, which will net you a shiny new title!
Everything's available until October 17th and all proceeds will go to Mind CPSL, Blueprint For All and RAD (Rise Above the Disorder).
- Rock of Resilience (+15 charges for the Rock)
- 2 Aura Refreshes
- 2 Life Refreshes
- 2 Item Protection Contracts
- 2 Box of Clues (untradeable)
- 10 Pulse Cores
- 10 Cinder Cores
- 5 Medium Protean Packs
- 3 Large Skill Dummy Crates
Note: This package can be purchased up to three times. It is not available for purchase by Ironman accounts. Fresh Start Worlds accounts can buy it, but won't be able to use the contents until after the competitive period has ended.
Cosmetic Equipment Bundle
- 2 Dragon Keepsake Keys
- 1 Prismatic Dye
- 1 Chameleon Extract
This package can be purchased up to three times, and is available to everyone.
Donors will receive the title ‘The Benevolent.’
News and fun, live from the J-Mod team
Wednesday October 12th | 16:00 Game Time | J-Mod Sessions: Designing RuneScape with Mod Jack
Lead Designer Mod Jack is hopping on the stream for the first of our new J-Mod Sessions! Join him as he discusses design in RuneScape.
See you on Twitch!
Fixes and improvements in this week's game update
As mentioned in our Game Jam section, there won't be any changes this week as the team have put all their focus into their pet projects! However, our engineers are trying a service-based fix this week that you should be aware of:
- We are testing a fix to the automatically chosen world you're given when you enter the lobby for the first time after loading the client. This should reduce the frequency with which you're served a Fresh Start world if you're not a Fresh Start player, and vice-versa. This fix will be enabled after the update, once we've verified that it works as intended.
The latest goings-on from our community
@Yarebear just had to get a quick selfie!
@Ayrieton kicks off their Scapetober with a very menacing Goblin!
We've partnered up with @Benjo_RS / Catch up with the Community to ask most nostalgic memories! Great times huh?
u/Zepertix is designing remastered outfits for their Inktober challenge, and these Ranged armors are just brilliant!
u/Ironman_BHAV3SH is prepared for Halloween with this ghoulish getup!
u/King_Yugo_Wakfu working on his Na'vi cosplay for the upcoming Avatar 2 release. Nice!
ChunkYony had a bit of fun with the Ranging Guild in his!
Pink Skirts Player Events
Each week the Pink Skirts put on a selection of fun activities that everyone can join. Here are the main events this week:
- Hosted by: Lady Spyra, Maxtate2, and Fast SC
- Date/Time: Saturday October 15th, 21:00 Game Time
- World: 99
- Location: Stealing Creation Lobby
- FC: Fast Sc
Town Square Q&A
- Hosted by: Princess Rae
- Date/Time: Saturday October 15th, 23:00 Game Time
- World: 3
- Location: Varrock West Bank
- Hosted by: Pippyspot & Boss Guild
- Date/Time: Sunday October 16th, 20:00 Game Time
- World: 88
- Location: Corporeal Beast Lair
If these don't take your fancy, take a look at the full events schedule here. There’s sure to be something you’ll enjoy!