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News post: Oddments Refresh & Epic Jam

News post: Oddments Refresh & Epic Jam

Anyone for blackberry jam? Apricot jam? Oh, alright then, how about an Epic Jam? We’ve spent the last week or so rootling around in the hedgerows to dig out the juiciest, most exciting content… but you’ll have to read on to find out the rest. Plus, we’ve shaken out the Treasure Hunter carpets and given Oddments a refresh.

Oddments Refresh

We wanted to make you aware of some the changes we’re making to Treasure Hunter Oddments in response to your feedback. We want to make Oddments more satisfying, while providing alternative ways to obtain some types of rewards.

It’s worth noting that there will be further changes as we experiment with balancing and we receive your feedback, so please tell us what you think.

First off, we'll be improving the Oddments exchange rate on all items – this will mean you receive double or triple the Oddments (depending on gem rarity). The price of items in the Oddments Store is also increasing slightly, but the end result is that the whole Oddments process will net you more than it did before.

As a bonus, we’ve also doubled everyone’s Oddments balance! Plus, we’ve added some new items to the oddments Store (Proteans, Small Portable Packs and Magic Notepaper) and tweaked the price of items to offer greater rewards for Bonus XP options over Direct XP (for instance, Lamps are more expensive while Stars and Pulse Cores are cheaper).

In the future we will be limiting both the number of items that can be purchased and adjusting how Oddments are obtained. Keep your eyes open for updates on this soon.

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Epic Jam

As you might have heard on last week’s livestream, our devs are currently busy working on a few small projects as part of our Epic Jam, a two-week long adventure where they try new things and find out what might and might not work for the game. Tune in later this week for the final update, but until then, here’s a sneak peek at some of the things they’ve been getting up to:

  • Untitled Waterfowl Update (uwu)
  • Elemental Workshop 5-7
  • Golden Clue Scrolls
  • Araxxor Quest
  • GE History Pins
  • Ripper Demon Pet
  • Elite NPC Droptables
  • Pet XP Broadcasts
  • Legendary Beast of Burden QoL
  • Vorago QoL
  • For more info on all of these, check out the VoD from last week’s livestream

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    Patch Notes

    Of course, while you're sweeping up the leaves and dusting off those dark corners, you're bound to encounter a few bugs. See what we did there? Anyway, here are the highlights from this week's patch notes:

  • The Elder Divination outfit's 'Chronicle Teleport' will now teleport you slightly closer to the Chronicle hand-in locations. (May Stormbrewer and the Guthix Monument)
  • Based on player beta feedback we have made it more easier to cycle between hidden, minimised and maximised chat box sizes on mobile by tapping the envelope icon.
  • Various Crashes are fixed include one related to Hunting God Jadinkos & swapping the enchantment on the family crest Gauntlets.
  • To read the full list, click here!

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    MontyAtRuneFest Competition

    Those of you who’ve joined us at RuneFest this year probably remember the cute-but-(probably)-deadly surprise found in your goodie bag: Monty! This little handsome devil was back again this year with a prehistoric appearance, and once again we invited you all to take pictures with it – you know, show them around RuneFest! And since we love to raise the stakes when it comes to community fun, the best picture shared on socials would get a 3-months membership & RS/OSRS Soundtrack vinyls!

    Well, we’ve now had the time to review all entries and results are in! First, we’d like to thank you all for taking part in the competition and sharing such amazing memories of your time with Monty at RuneFest. We’ve seen a lot of funny entries shared – and we invite you all to check #MontyAtRuneFest on both Twitter and Instagram to have a good laugh!

    Alright so, who’s won this year’s competition? *drumroll* Congrats Dad_Haz, who’s been lucky enough to capture two Montys in their natural habitat (with a peculiar “mommy”)!!

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    Twitch Prime

    There’s a WHOLE NEW Twitch Prime loot available!

    All Twitch Prime members can now get a new chance to grab a Currency Pack (200 RuneCoins, 15 TH Keys, 40 Hearts of Ice). That’s right, this one is a whole new month of freebies, so even if you’ve redeemed the previous loots you can get this one for free!

    How to redeem your new Currency Pack? Just click on the link below and make sure you follow all steps of the process (even if you’ve already redeemed a previous Twitch Prime loot).

    For instructions on how to claim and redeem your loot, click here.

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    LootScape

    Our live streams are always a great opportunity to grab some awesome in-game prizes. And as our first adventurers set foot on Land Out of Time (or as we call it “LOoT”), we thought you’d like an update of the LootScape. Ok, roll the drums and behold… our LOoTScape!

    This month, each and every RuneScape stream watched will give you a random drop from one of the following:

    Guaranteed:

  • 1 - 2 hunter marks
  • 250 resources in a random Base Camp resource
  • Guaranteed drop from Basic Drop Table (see below)
  • View counter goes up on Orb
  • Chance based:

  • A random skilling outfit piece (if unowned)
  • Either Nature’s Balance or Loots Cape (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.

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    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.

    Monday, October 21st – 14:00 UTC (Game Time) – Omid Featured Stream

    This week, our featured streamer is Omid! Join him for a full day of adventure in Gielinor whilst progressing on the Slayer Log!

    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 Omid‘s stream on (his Twitch channel) and you’ll receive the LootScape the following day.

    LootScape will be enabled (see all details above).

    Wednesday, October 23rd – 16:00 UTC (Game Time) – Epic Jam Content Showcase

    Remember when we announced at RuneFest that an Epic Jam was on its way and even closer than you think? Well, our dev teams have been hard at work and surprise - we’re now ready to unveil the projects they’ve been working on! Get ready for some delicious Quality of Life improvements, and if you’re lucky there might even be a quest or two in there *wink*. Time for a proper showcase! Please remember that content shown during this live stream are work-in-progress – there’s the possibility that some might not make it into the game.

    LootScape will be enabled (see all details above).

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    Pink skirts Events

    Of course, adventures continue in Gielinor even when we're too busy (PKing) creating the adventures of tomorrow. Our PMods are here to welcome you in a range of PvM Boss Masses, Events and Q&As each week. Check out all the community events organised by the Pink Skirts on their official schedule here.


    The RuneScape Team