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Gws v2 said:
When will we see the deadman poll changes implemented? Thanks

Ian and Maz are working on various Deadman things, including those. I expect there'll be more next week.

Doctor Trick said:
Nice update I guess, but I can't motivate myself to play OSRS. Luckily I've got better things to do.

Aren't you the player who trawled through all the quest journals looking for spelling and grammar errors?

05-Nov-2015 13:23:42

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Wilson said:
The destroying keys delay will make it tough for people who find someone with more keys than they can have...

Speaking of that, Ian's been working on a change to what happens when you've got too many keys. It wasn't ready for today's launch, but hopefully it'll help with the situation where you kill a player who'd got 5 keys themselves.

I'm not sure how that'll impact the problem Wilson was actually describing, but I thought I'd mention it.

05-Nov-2015 13:29:35

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Rising Two said:
Will we see any updates to prevent people from killing people in safe zones without consequence?

Had you anything in particular in mind? It's legitimate to kill someone who's just got a PK kill in order to get both sets of loot.

RavenIsGay said:
Corp pet makeover soon? :)

Mods Ghost & Alfred are not currently working on any cosmetic updates. They've got rather bigger jobs on, including Zeah. (See their Thursday evening livestreams to see this in action.)

05-Nov-2015 13:39:18

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Billogbfd said:
Do you have a higher chance of obtaining the pets depending on level required i.e. do you have a higher chance of obtaining the golem while mining rune in comparison with iron?

Yup. And your own level in the skill increases your chance.

Afk The Bank said:
so can you get the mining pet from motherlode mining?

Go read this thread, and you will learn :)

05-Nov-2015 13:42:11

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J03L said:
Any potential for having Iron Man / PMod / JMod badges in right-click menus?

Pretty easy, now Ian's done the work to make it possible for PK skulls. Although I recall there was a fair bit of opposition to doing this for Iron Men last year, and there's not been all that much interest in re-opening the topic since.

05-Nov-2015 13:43:21

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Xth Infinity said:
any chance that deadman mode we can get unique task from achievement dairy's or a auto complete for the ones we cant do at all (once we reach req stats for the task of course?)

I believe John's implemented a lot of that in this update. E.g. talking to the elite void knight with the correct stats for the task will bypass the need to equip the kit that you can't get.

3foot33 said:
the changes not enough,, can u

You'll appreciate it's not been possible to implement every improvement for this week's update. There will be more to come.

05-Nov-2015 13:51:42

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Benvil said:
Ash, there seem to be some confusion regarding Mod John C's statement on the golem pet in MLM. Was it intentionally made much rarer in MLM, or is the balancing the same as all other training options?

It's a bit more common than from coal rocks, but less common than from gem rocks. They're not all the same.

05-Nov-2015 13:53:23

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Lavine said:
What happens if you chop logs or you fish monkfish, and you already have a pet following you, and you happen to get the pet on the 28th inventory space so instead you get the monkfish...

The pet would get the 28th inventory space, and the monkfish would fall on the floor.

John's written it to roll for a pet when you successfully get a log/ore/fish/thingy.

05-Nov-2015 14:03:07

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T0M said:
Can the fishign pet obtained by barb fishing?

Yup.

Benvil said:
If it's more common than coal however, it sounds like MLM got the same balancing as other training, which is great for those of us that doesn't like AHK/mouse key training :)

Pretty much, by the look of the numbers.

Raikenn said:
Hey guys, any news on the hitpoints insurance update?

You'll appreciate we can't always deliver updates the day after the poll's due to close :)
There's quite a lot more deadman work to be done in future updates.

Fak Herblore said:
What exactly does it mean by transmogrifying your baby chinchompa?

When you have a pet chinchompa following you, you'll see a 'Metamorphis' option on it. Click this to change its colour.

05-Nov-2015 14:06:38

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Sartan said:
Will there be any more polls to buff abby dagger or a repoll for the spec % buff?

We're certainly able to poll more changes. Re-offering the same thing that failed so recently doesn't sound helpful, unless there's a reason that it'd get more support if it were offered again.

Lunar System said:
Are the skilling pets also obtainable in F2P world?

Pets are members-only.

Saurischia said:
Are you able to give us any exact figures on the chance of receiving a pet on a given fish/log?

Now, now, you know we don't publish rates like that so close to the launch.

05-Nov-2015 14:21:10

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Ryugo said:
Wont the prices of logs,chinchompas,fish and ores crash in price?

Encouraging people to train skills does have the side-effect that they may get lots of resources. However I don't think we should avoid ever doing updates to existing skills.

Moametal said:
Is it possible to aquire one of these pets by working on your miscelania kingdom? Just curious

Pets weren't added to the code for assisting with mining/chopping/fishing on Miscellania or Etceteria, no.

05-Nov-2015 14:30:24

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ironferal said:
just so i don't waste my time, can you get the wcing pet from cutting tress in your farming patch?

Yes. Same chance as if the tree were not in your farming patch.

koon uakoo said:
looks nice. But, do i need weeks of training in a skill to get the pets ? very rare! 1/6000 ?

Your chance is higher if your level is higher. And yes, they're very rare.

05-Nov-2015 14:43:24

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Warrer said:
I was fishing and saw someone get the pet within about 15 minutes of the update.....

I hear there's been a beaver sighting at the GE.

J Who J Vue said:
I'm pretty sure there's a 10s timer for all teleport items and whatnot and having this sort of method exist is simply unfair.

That's certainly the aim, though we're still weeding out a few odd cases that need it to be added.

05-Nov-2015 15:07:22 - Last edited on 05-Nov-2015 15:08:03 by Mod Ash

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Jediah said:
Since the chinchompa's appearance can be changed color, could you please add a special ability with the others, for example their appearance being altered/changed? If the chinchompa has the ability to change appearance because it requires a high level to have the chances, could a higher level pet for woodcutting be added?

There are 3 colours of chinchompa because those exist as NPCs that hunters hunt.
This isn't so applicable to beavers or herons.

It's going to look plain weird if we have to introduce a dozen different shades of heron for all the different fish you might have caught.

05-Nov-2015 15:15:53 - Last edited on 05-Nov-2015 15:17:00 by Mod Ash

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Benvil said:
What about a transmog for the golem to give it grey/runite colours it had when Alfy first showed it to us? :)

I don't remember that going down very well on the stream, but he can make recoloured versions if required.

k cool story said:
would it be easier to get the beaver pet if cutting magic logs compared to yew logs?

You'd have a higher chance of a beaver per log if it's magics rather than yews.

05-Nov-2015 15:42:13

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Jediah said:
Was just wondering, so since the chance is higher when cutting magics for Beaver each log. It still has the disadvantage of slower chances right? Where as yews supply more chances but lower chance as in the roll?

Yes, it rolls less frequently, but with a higher chance of success.

05-Nov-2015 15:49:13

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Ameii said:
"The chatbox has been optimised during update timer countdowns and broadcast notifications."

This is referring to the bug with split private chat turned on where an announcement or countdown could cripple your fps until it goes away, correct?

That's what we were trying to improve, yes.
There's just been an update. How was it for your computer?

05-Nov-2015 16:14:35

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90 said:
What happens if you gain 200m xp in a skill, will you still be able to get that pet without gaining xp?

Yup. Just like you can still mine a rock and get ore without gaining more XP.

05-Nov-2015 16:15:08

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Ameii said:
I can't remember if update timers used to trigger it for me though, I'll tweet you the next time an announcement comes up with the results.

Other players said that the update timer did it for them, so I'd expect it to have been a problem for you.
There should be a broadcast in about half an hour.

05-Nov-2015 16:30:22

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Hampers said:
will skilling pets be strictly for only people with members or is it f2* aswell?

Pets are members' features. We've not launched any F2P pets yet.

We offered one from the Easter event, and again from Halloween, but there wasn't much support. I believe that's because people didn't want everyone to get a pet so easily, rather than because they objected to F2P getting pets. But, whatever the reason, those didn't pass.

King Jim said:
Mod Ash, I have used the abyssal dagger a lot for pking. And frankly the "buff" should be making this thing hit more often than not and thats just not the case. I fight anybody with rune and its guaranteed zero fest.

We can buff it further, although its price doesn't seem to have dropped so badly as you'd expect if it were truly useless.

05-Nov-2015 16:37:27

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Ameii said:
The announcement didn't affect my fps at all. Looks like it's fixed. Thanks. :)

Excellent! Thank you.

pvm for pets said:
Would getting a big bass, big swordfish or big shark trigger the heron pet chance? (getting those at the same time would be extremely lucky and obviously very rare)

No, it wouldn't.

pvm for pets said:
Is the chinchompa chance for black chins slightly higher as it should be cuz of the risk of getting pk'ed?

Yes.

pvm for pets said:
Is there a notification when you get one or will it be just following you?

It gives you one of these:
"You have a funny feeling like you're being followed."
"You feel something weird sneaking into your backpack."
The spam filter will block it.

Corky Boy said:
ive read as much as i could bare so appologies if this has been answered but...heron fish and trawler...? possible?

I've not answered this before :)
Yes, you can get a heron there. Don't ask me how it got in the net, though I hear fishing trawlers can scoop up all kinds of wildlife...

05-Nov-2015 18:22:42

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