December - The Month Ahead

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The Month Ahead - December
Christmas, the Deadman Finale, and a glimpse at Raids! There's a whole host of things to look forward to in December.

Raids Development Update
Work on Raids is approaching the final touches!.

Bosses are being polished, rooms tweaked and balancing tested as we head towards the launch at the start of January. You've already met some of the bosses like Tekton & Olm, but we've been releasing some details of others, in case you missed it, here is the sinister "Vasa Nistirio", along with a little bit of back story for the deranged ex-priest.

Early on in the month we'll be ready for the raids Load Test. This is where we'll need your help in order to ensure everything goes smoothly when Raids launches in early January. As a stress test, players will be able to utilise the new group-finding system and explore some of the environments in which you'll be adventuring come Raids.

You won't be able to take on the challenges of the dungeons yet, as we're saving that for the full launch.

There's also one more feature of the load test...

Tournament World
Sharpen your blades and refrigerate your Ice Barrages, it's PvP time!

The world used for the load test will also be home to a Tournament World. These highly-anticipated worlds allow players to engage in risk-free PvP.

With maxed accounts and access to the tournament supply chests, you'll have the ability to handcraft your perfect set up every time, meaning everything comes down to skill.

Whether you've been playing Old School Runescape for a week or a decade, tournament worlds are the perfect way to develop and hone your PvP abilities. Or just cause some carnage in the arena.

This will only be available for the duration of the load test! So make sure to get your fill before the Tournament World disappears again.

Deadman Winter Invitational
One of the most electrifying seasonal events is back.

Join the hundreds of thousands who have watched the sensation that is Deadman. Live from the ESL Studio, we'll be bringing you the final hour of Season 3. Culminating in a lethal showdown for a grand prize of $10,000!

Over the course of five days, the top 2,000 players from the recent Deadman Season will build up accounts on a brand new Deadman world.

After five days fog will begin to descend on the world, killing players in its path. Respawning will be disabled, every Deadman will be forced into a small area and, with $10,000 going to the last Deadman alive, they will be forced to fight.

The events of the final hour will be streamed live from the RuneScape Twitch channel on Saturday December 17th. Do not miss out on the action - be sure to watch the mayhem unfold!

We've partnered up with the world's largest esports organization, ESL, to make the Deadman Invitational all it can be. For the first time ever, you can join us in person live at the ESL Studio to witness the mayhem unfold!

Get exclusive access to the Old School team, your favourite players, and other passionate Old School RuneScape fans at what promises to be an incredible event. To join us, get your tickets here or just click the image below!

Tomorrow the top 2,000 Deadman Seasonal players will be receiving their invites confirming that they have qualified for the Winter Invitational. If you're expecting to be invited, keep an eye on your RuneScape message centre inbox for further details!

Christmas 2016
We head to Mount Quidamortem for a festive tale.

The end of December is all about Christmas. One thing that we can reveal is that you'll be heading to Mount Quidamortem for our festive tale this year! But more on that later.

In addition to this, look out for community events as well as your favourite J-Mods and Players spreading some Christmas cheer through use of the holiday spawner! There'll be party hats, santa hats, crackers and more appearing throughout the holiday season.

In addition to this, you'll have the chance to earn all the other Christmas rewards from previous years. We'll go into greater detail about this years Christmas event in a later post, but we're very excited.

Discuss this update on our forums.

Mods Archie, Ash, Ghost, Jed, John C, Kieren, Mat K, Maz, Merchant, Ronan, Roq, TomH, Weath & West
The Old School Team

Old School Runescape Community Manager

01-Dec-2016 15:49:55 - Last edited on 01-Dec-2016 18:18:43 by Mod Merchant



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Nothing about silver jewellery?

Aurella said:

They said on Stream that it'll be in 2017, has to come after the Christmas Event more or less.

Sigh, thanks for the clarification. So December is just raid prep then :/

01-Dec-2016 18:41:21 - Last edited on 01-Dec-2016 18:51:51 by Slashies

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So exciting :) - I haven't done an OSRS Christmas event yet, so this will be my first! Maybe the Rainbow Phat will match my Rainbow Graceful?

EDIT: Any chance of other non-famous Players *hint hint* getting the Event Spawner to help spread the holiday cheer as well? ^_^

Slashies said:
Nothing about silver jewellery?

They said on Stream that it'll be in 2017, has to come after the Christmas Event more or less.

It's a Robert Frost kind of Month ^_^

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

Robert Frost

Mod Jed

your imbued heart has regained its magical power

01-Dec-2016 18:41:32 - Last edited on 01-Dec-2016 18:55:35 by Aurella

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And also are we going to also discuss other GE modifications? It is really frustrating when people try to scam with the infamous items that have a WRONG price in GE, not to mention other disadvantages, like you have to trial and error many priced until you are able to buy anything. What are we going to do about that?

So, my question was, when could we poll some GE modifications like being able to see the current offer/demand and the buy/sell prices FROM ACTUAL PLAYERS in order to provide more stability to the system?

If there existed modification on the duel arena stuff, without a poll there should also be modification to the current GE system.

This one is EXACTLY the same with the bad one introduced in the time that Jagex ppl tried to stop real-world trading, by NOT allowing people to trade.

We DO NOT NEED IT in it's actual form since Jagex solved real-world item trading with bonds!

------------------ John Jak 2005' veteran -----------------

01-Dec-2016 19:06:32

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Everything looks good. Really looking forward to seeing how good raids are going to be.
Ascend Pvm 115+


01-Dec-2016 19:15:26 - Last edited on 01-Dec-2016 19:16:49 by Dest

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Looks promising! a lot of people are hyped about Raids, including myself. This is what the majority of the community wants, new content that is gamechanging in a positive way. Unique game mechanics, creatures and areas we have never seen before. Different tactics to complete the raid dungeon, raiding in groups is also a good thing to socialize (brings the community closer to eachother). New best in slots armours/weapons/prayers, i can only see this be a succes in all honesty.

There is so much potential, if we ever come to a point its not that big of a challenge anymore we can always expand the dungeon. Thanks for letting us test the beta servers, this way we can help and see if the servers can handle the amount of people all together. Listen to our feedback and let the posivite overcome the negative. the whole team is doing a great job so far, keep going.
200M Slayer

01-Dec-2016 20:30:05 - Last edited on 01-Dec-2016 20:33:23 by Stab

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