Livestream Round-Up (11/08/2020)
Did you miss the livestream on August 11th? You can catch up on everything you missed right here, or alternatively head to the bottom of the post to watch the entire thing!
2020 has already been a huge year for RuneScape, with brand new skill Archaeology adding a huge payer of depth, as well as big story beats like Desperate Measures.
But now we're looking to the future, with our team sharing more about the content roadmap for the rest of this year, including the new Alchemical Hydrix gem.
Executive Producer Mod Warden told us about the changing content plans for the game and a bit about what we can expect in the second half of 2020.
"I only come to the community when I'm very confident about what we're doing. You're going to see a monthly ramp-up of content. There will be a headliner for each month. We're beginning small and light with Alchemical Hydrix, but as we get through the rest of the year, the content will become bigger and grow in importantance. We're already looking at 2021, which is of course RuneScape's 20th anniversary, and starting to develop the roadmap further." ~ Mod Warden
The first of the RuneScape team's new content updates is the Alchemical Hydrix. This is a brand new base gem that follows in the footsteps of Alchemical Onyx. It launches on Tuesday, August 18th and becomes the highest-tier gem in the game.
"The goal was to make some items worthy of Alchemical Hydrix. It's an expensive material. It's definitely the highest tier gem we'll release for the foreseeable future." ~ Mod Timbo
Brooch of the Gods
The first of the two items that make use of Alchemical Hydrix is the Brooch of the Gods. This is a brand new skilling-focused piece of jewellery that is worn in the pocket slot. It's an endgame item, similar to Grace of the Elves.
"We've also added a general quality of life update to the game with the Brooch of the Gods. Rather than telling you that you need to go to the Bank to pick up an urn you've already started, it will transport a started urn to your backpack when you start skilling. That's a general urn feature, not just for this new content." ~ Mod Ryan
Essence of Finality
The second item that's arriving with Alchemical Hydrix is the Essence of Finality. This is created by combining an Amulet of Souls and a Reaper Necklace – two existing hydrix items, and the two best in the game to date – with an Alchemical Hydrix.
"The Souls and Reaper kits aren't useless with the launch of the Essence of Finality. Players can combine them to create an Essence of Finality ornament kit, which can be used on the Essence of Finality." ~ Mod Ryan
The RuneScape Team