Game Update: The Ranch Out of Time, Farming 120, Herblore 120 & Yak Track
We’re absolutely overflowing with updates this week. Double XP Weekend: Extended is underway, there's Yak Track and the Advent Calendar... oh, and there’s one other small thing we’d like to talk about – we’ve only gone and expanded Farming and Herblore to 120! Read on to find out more…
In this thrilling expansion to what is surely RuneScape’s most exciting skill, you’ll be having a jurassic lark over on The Ranch Out of Time, the Potterington agricultural empire’s newest project. Raise 14 new reptilian species and watch them transform from adorable chunky babies to terrifying giant lizards. You can also harvest something called ‘beak snot’ to use in potions. Sounds delightful.
In less antediluvian news, this update also introduces the Farming Guild, where you can help beginner farmers along, improve your reputation in the Farming community, and gain nifty upgrades for your own farm.
Finally, this update introduces a range of new crops, including eight new fruits! By mushing these fruits up, you can create primal extract, which you’ll use to create most of the new Herblore concoctions.
Ready to get down on the farm? Take a look at the dedicated Farming 120 newspost for all the info you need to get started.
In our second skill expansion, you’ll be brewing all kinds of bodacious potations on the path to Herblore 120.
For the traditionalists among you, there are 10 new potions coming to the game this week, including Elder Overloads, Spiritual Prayer potions, and Weapon Poison+++. You’ll also be able to mix up not one, not two, but three different Cooking potions which will enable you to whip up a Primal Feast, a brand new best-in-slot food item.
Feeling a little more experimental? Powerbursts might be just the thing for you! These fly-by-night concoctions give you a 4-10 second boost – that’s enough to get yourself out of a sticky situation, or give yourself the energy you need to absolutely smash that boss.
At the risk of putting ourselves on some kind of watchlist, from 99 Herblore you’ll be able to start constructing bombs, which dump a variety of powerful effects on everything within a given area.
Last but definitely not least, we have the Blessed Flask, a high-level, untradeable item that restores a heavenly 500 Prayer points with each chug.
Ready for more herby knowledge? Check out the dedicated Herblore blog for everything you could possibly need to know.
This week also sees the debut of Yak Track. It's a fantastic chance for all players to grab loads of freebies while engaging in fantasy frivolity.
From Monday November 25th, you’ll have a list of tasks in your inventory. For every mission you finish, you’ll move up one more step on the Yak Track and unlock a new reward! You’ll have a choice of tasks, so you can pick the playstyle that you’re most comfortable with.
If you own a Premier Pass – which is included with 2020 Premier Club membership, by the way – you’ll get access to an extra set of rewards, including the Abyssal Prowler pet and the ultra-spooky Raven outfit.
For more information about Yak Track, have a read through the dedicated newspost.
Do you feel it? The excitement? Brimming up inside of you? There are mince pies EVERYWHERE and the neighbour down the road has put an LED reindeer in their front garden, which can only mean one thing! The apocalypse? No, silly, it's Christmas! Well, very nearly. While you’re waiting for Santa to drop off your presents, you’ll have new prizes every day on the RuneScape Advent Calendar!
Log in from December 1st to start opening doors and claiming your rewards, including the Santa Claws weapon override, some cosy Christmas jumpers, and an adorable new outfit for Felix the Cat.
Double XP Weekend: Extended
We hope you’ve all had a decidedly laid back Double XP Weekend so far, but the fun doesn’t stop here! You’ll be able to keep using your 36 hours of Double XP time until Monday December 2nd at 12:00 Game Time. That’s a whole eight days you’ve got left, so take the time for some long naps, some leisurely walks, and some uber-chill skilling.
There’s still time to purchase Premier Club membership for 2020 and net yourself a whole bundle of benefits. This year, these include the Premier Pass for all the Premium rewards on the Yak Track and other events, extra Daily Keys and the Bright Inquisitor outfit. Gold Premier Club members will also get to meet T-Bone the Baby Dinosaur pet!
We’ve also brought back our yearly competition, giving you a chance to WIN 6 months of RuneScape membership – an amazing opportunity for you to extend your experience of Gielinor and lock-in your place for all the content we will be releasing in 2020 (Archaeology, Elder GWD, Desperate Measures and more). You know what to do: Enter the competition.
Itching to try out Farming and Herblore 120, but don’t have membership? Have 14 days of membership on us, in partnership with Twitch Prime!
To redeem your free membership, simply link your Twitch Prime and RuneScape accounts. For more information, head on over to the FAQ.
Our live streams are always a great opportunity to grab some awesome in-game prizes. As we’re sure you enjoy the extra resources from The Land Out of Time, we thought that it would be nice to finally bring some “Thanksgivy” feeling to the party. Starting this week until the end of November, each and every RuneScape stream watched will give you a random drop from one of the following:
Chance based (if unowned):
Basic Drop Table: Prismatic small fallen star, Prismatic medium fallen star, Prismatic small lamp, Prismatic medium lamp, Spirit Ruby, Spirit Diamond, Advanced Pulse Core, Spring, Silverhawk down, Medium DG Token Box, Small DG Token Box, Uncut Dragonstone, Large Cash Bag, Medium Cash Bag or Small Cash Bag.
Exciting isn’t it?! So don’t wait up - connect your RS account to your Twitch account and find out more here. Once that’s done, have fun and watch our streams during the day for a guaranteed drop.
Live streams this week
Each week, we host developer Q&As, exclusive in-game first looks and more. And it’s all live on our Twitch channel, join us! Missed a stream? Don’t worry, we keep them all on our YouTube channel. Be sure to Subscribe to be the first to know.
Tuesday, November 26th – 17:00 UTC (Game Time) – The Ranch Out of Time Art & Audio Showcase
It’s a beautiful sunny day on the shores of Anachronia as we finally celebrate the launch of the toothiest farm in the whole Gielinor! Gather up, gather up, put your rakes and flasks aside for a moment, today we’re gonna talk about art! Oh yes we know, all the skilling you must be doing is an art in its own way, but wouldn’t you like to know how our Art & Audio team have given life to The Ranch Out of Time? Then jump onboard this week’s stream!
LootScape will be enabled (see all details above).
Saturday, November 30th – 12:00 UTC (Game Time) – Tonix Featured Stream
This week, our featured streamer is Tonix! Join him for a special money-making challenge: how much gp do you think you could make in 10h of PvM? Well, that’s what Tonix is about to find out!
This featured stream is also an opportunity to grab a LootScape! That’s right, you can now receive in-game loot when you watch a RuneScape streamer. It works exactly the same way as our official streams, just watch Tonix‘s stream on (his Twitch channel) and you’ll receive the LootScape the following day.
LootScape will be enabled (see all details above).
Pink skirts Events
A dedicated PMod-led community that invite you to a range of daily activities such as PvM masses, Q&As, and other thrilling or chillin' events! Check out all the community events organized by the Pink Skirts on the in-game calendar or on their official schedule here.
The RuneScape Team