This week’s continuation of our Upgrade Year brings a significant reduction in the number of clicks when interacting with the RuneScape bank, and more information about the wealth you are carrying – a feature that will also help you determine whether you are risking enough wealth on PvP worlds to gain the drop potential.
When it comes to depositing items in the bank, we have had a rethink: instead of insisting that you click on each individual item you want to deposit, we decided to give you the option to deposit everything that is in your inventory, or everything you are wearing and wielding. The sorting in the bank works as follows: everything that already has an equivalent item in the bank gets stacked, while all other items will end up in the tab that is currently active. This should give you more free time to earn XP, talk to your friends, and generally have fun!
The behaviour of the “noted” button has also changed, so that whenever you close and then re-open the bank, it will revert to its default, unnoted state.
We have also made a couple of changes to gameplay in PvP worlds. Firstly, the Items Kept on Death button will now show you the total value of everything you are wearing and carrying, and the value of all the items you are at risk of losing. This is in addition to the price-checker we introduced last week, and its main purpose is to allow you to determine whether you are risking the necessary 75k (or 25k on a free world) to qualify for the better drops on PvP worlds (click here for more details on PvP-world drops). Of course, this new feature can also be used on normal worlds – particularly useful if you want to find out how much you would lose if those pesky, stone-throwing trolls finally got you!
Secondly, we have realised that some players, when losing a battle, try to drop all of their items before dying, either with the intention of returning to collect their items at a later date, or to bring themselves below the 25k limit so their opponent won’t get any drops. To resolve this issue, we have introduced a restriction so that you can no longer drop items worth more than 1,000gp while in combat with another player, or within ten seconds of leaving PvP combat. If the item is worth 1,000gp or less, you can drop it as normal. Note that you will not be affected by this restriction if you are attacked by an NPC.
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The Humidify spell from the Lunar spell book can no longer be cast while in the Soul Wars minigame.
The sounds associated with birds’ nests you sometimes hear when chopping down trees are now more audible, so you can tell more easily when a nest has fallen to the floor.
The Ectofuntus grinder can now be set to either manual or auto when grinding bones, which can be toggled on and off at your leisure. Also, the disciples will now be able to hold up to four times as many ecto-tokens than they used to.