This week's shuriken are looking extra sparkly - seems like the Ninjas have been to Prifddinas! In other news, we have a message about the Golden Gnomes Cosplay Category and a sneaky peek at some new merch.
Ninja Strike 10: Crystal Chests & Broadcasts
The Ninjas have been up to their usual tricks this week, and this time they've been extra sneaky and hacked the broadcast system! Let's take a closer look…
Historically, players haven't had that much control over the broadcasts they receive in chat. For the most part they were very useful, but after a while they'd get repetitive - and worse, if you were in a busy world, they could fill up the entire Chat Box!
Well, your broadcast woes are over! The Ninja Team have had a word with the Chat Box Goblins (you know, the tiny goblins who control the Chat Box?) and they've agreed to let players toggle more broadcasts on and off so that you can properly customise your experience.
You can toggle various broadcast now in settings -> gameplay -> Broadcast world, friends & clan.
By default, all options will be toggled on.
Some broadcasts that previously highlighted achievements by wider groups have been narrowed down to only include your Clan and those on your Friends' List, which we hope will reduce the number of extraneous messages you see.
This includes broadcasts about total XP achievements and rare item drops like the Blade of Nymora.
In some cases, we've done the reverse, and made it so that big achievements are properly celebrated with a world-wide announcement.
The table shows the different broadcast tiers and the broadcast tier changes we've made this week:
|1||All Worlds, Clan, Friends|
|2||Current World, Clan, Friends|
|Broadcast||Previous Tier||New Tier|
|Dragon Full Helm||2||4|
|Kethsi Outfit Scroll||2||3|
|Blade of Nymora||2||3|
|Blade of Avaryss||2||3|
|Lucky Dragonkin Coin||2||3|
|Gloves of Passage||3||4|
|Greater Flurry Ability Codex||3||2|
|Greater Fury Ability Codex||3||2|
|Greater Barge Ability Codex||3||2|
|Blast Diffusion Boots||3||2|
|Superior Long Bone||3||2|
|Inquisitor's Staff Ornament||3||2|
|Inquisitor's Staff Rod||3||2|
|Inquisitor's Staff Censer||3||2|
|Spear of Annihilation Tip||3||2|
|Master Quest Cape, 5-10-15 Year Veteran Capes||2||1|
|50m, 150m XP||2||3|
We've upgraded the Chest Interface for Crystal Chests with a new toggle that allows you to take items in noted or unnoted form. You can also Bank your items straight from the chest, a feature that you'll know from the standard Reward Chest Interface.
This update should cut down on unnecessary clicks and let you organise your items in record time.
Lastly, the Ninjas have made some changes to the Triskelion. Previously, combining the different parts of the Triskelion was a slow and painstaking task - now, you can combine as many keys as possible in just one action. That leaves you with more time to gloat over your Dragonstone Armour drops!
The gnominations - sorry, nominations - phase of this year's Golden Gnomes is closed. Thank you to everyone who sent in a response. Our committee is reviewing them as we speak.
Now, we will be doing things a little differently for one of the awards. Normally, the Best Cosplay Creation category is judged on-stage at RuneFest. As that won't be possible this year, and your feedback has indicated that you would prefer the winner to be selected by Jagex, we'll be allowing cosplayers from all over Gielinor to submit their entries using this form.
Be sure to submit your cosplay creations by the new deadline of September 30th!
Official Merch Store Update
X marks the spot in the Official Merch Store this week, as AngelsScapes unveils a new pin collection!
These high-quality enamel pins feature Reward Casket, Tetracompass and Gilded Armour designs - a must have for any clue hunter!
The Reward Casket pins come in two versions: one is coloured enamel and antique nickel and the other a limited-edition antique gold variant. Both pins feature a hidden rail, which can be moved along to reveal the treasure inside! Pre-orders for both versions close on September 14th - you've gotta be quick on the mark if you want to take this treasure home!
The Gilded Armour Pin and the Tetracompass Pin are also limited edition and will be available in-store for as long as stocks last.
So, you're looking for the nitty-gritty details of this week's Ninja Strike? Then you've come to the right place, friend, because that's exactly what the Patch Notes tab is all about. Let's take a look!
Ninja Strike 10
- Different kinds of broadcasts can be toggled, and by default all broadcasts are turned on.
- Broadcasts settings are split between World, Friends, and Clan.
- Turning a broadcast setting off will still let the player see their own broadcast, but not other players' broadcasts of that type.
Reward Chests and Looting
- The animation delays on chests have been removed for a smoother opening experience.
- Multiple players can now use reward chests at the same time.
- Various improvements have been made to reward chest messaging, including dialogue and info-boxes.
- The 125 Adamantite and 750 Coal Stone Spirits drop is now 15 Banite Stone Spirits
- The 40 Runite and 320 Coal stone spirits drop is now 5 Light and 5 Dark Animica Stone Spirits
- The Melzar's Maze ladder is also no longer positioned in front of a murder hole in the adjacent wall.
In this week's Community Tab we're celebrating the 12th Birthday of one of our favourite pieces of content, getting quizzical with Mod JD and gawking at some more of Legend_Arts' incredible artwork.
Tuesday September 1st | 16:00 Game Time | Weekly Livestream
It's an extra-special livestream this week, because one of our favourite pieces of content is turning 12! Tune in to discover what we're doing to celebrate this momentous occasion.
Friday September 4th | 15:00 Game Time | Blue Moon Pub Quiz with Mod JD
This week's Quiz is coming to you live from the Blue Moon - wait. That's no moon! It's a pub! Should you choose to enter this hive of scum and villainy, you'll find Mod JD with a fiendish few rounds of quizzing fun. No prizes for guessing what the bonus round is this week, nerfherders.
This week's Featured Streamer is Mulletzzz, who's just started a Hardcore Ironman account for the first time! Tune in at 11:00 EST (16:00 Game Time) on September 5th to cheer them on!
In this week's Creative Corner we'd like to showcase Legend_Arts' amazing mockup of the Queen Black Dragon's three phases. We love the attention to detail here!
slayer master gave me dragon task, I was killing Queen blacc dragon, so here I did some visual revamp of the queen. pic.twitter.com/umOo8d4Wgl— Legend Art(s) (@Legend_Arts) August 25, 2020
Pink Skirts Event
This week's event is for only the most dedicated gardeners - it's the Hardmode Giant Mole! If you fancy your chances against this immense insectivore, join leaders Philly PD, Sharna and Nobleartisan at Falador Park on World 68 at 23:00 Game Time on Thursday September 3rd.
For more information, add AHelp to your Friends' Chat, or check out all the details on the Pink Skirts' website.
The RuneScape Team