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Royboy16 said:
Get rid of the coloured whip and dark bow already, this isn't EoC or some other private server. Don't recall voting for this

78% of people voted for there to be cosmetic upgrades to be offered in the shop. The example shown in the blog was of the lava whip. I'm sorry it's not something you like though. For what it's worth, recoloured weapons were made available from Barbarian Assault long before EoC.

18-Sep-2014 10:42:00

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Virtus Zaros said:
Whats to stop the kill streak from being farmed by clans in deep wildy???

Since it's not being displayed to the hiscores, and doesn't benefit you in-game, there's not much point in farming it.

T o m m i said:
Can u not enter the wildy with a tier 2-10 emblem?

You can carry the emblems into the Wildy, yes. While it'd be interesting if you had to get a streak without banking, that'd be incredibly hard with rogue PKers around.

18-Sep-2014 10:50:11

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Virtus Zaros said:
Displayed to hi-scores? i'm talking about these items you put in the shop to buy for points?

You can't get those by farming your kill-streak. You'd have to actually kill your target to get/upgrade emblems. And that's got a lot more protection to make it hard to farm.

Mickezy said:
I wonder why no one voted yes for the clue box?

That passed, in the end. We just haven't written it yet.

18-Sep-2014 10:58:44

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Virtus Zaros said:
No it doesn't matter you have 10 other people with a clan deep wildy your target comes to look for you and bam 10v1 free kill. = farming

There's absolutely nothing wrong with bringing friends to help kill your target.

I'd be more concerned if a clan could sit in an obscure corner of the Wilderness killing each other over and over again to get lots of emblems. But that's relatively hard to do.

Denny said:
Also, the combine pizza feature is not included in the newpost.

We'll sort that in a bit.
I recall Mod Alfred was very keen on that update. Shame he's not here to celebrate it, but hopefully he's out there somewhere playing OSRS and can reap the benefits.

18-Sep-2014 11:07:18

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Jake said:
Ash, can you please poll an option to change your hasta to spear or spear to hasta whenever you want with the corp update? if a cost is needed maybe 100k or something?

The Zamorak hasta can already be converted back and forth.
There isn't a dragon hasta (yet).
I'd kinda be surprised that anyone would be willing to pay so much to convert any other hasta back and forth.

Saxo said:
Ash as it stands if question #1 passes but #2,#3,#4 fail, the corp will be released with no spirit shields or sigils correct?

If people don't want those items, we won't release those items, and we'll have to look around for alternative high-end stuff to make the Corp as rewarding as it should be.

18-Sep-2014 11:11:31

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Virtus Zaros said:
You are absolutely right there is nothing wrong with it i'm just saying its going to get abused. I would also be concerned if it were that easy. I'm not saying it would be very easy thing to do. I am saying that through organization of clans it's going to get farmed. On the off chance that i'm wrong i guess we'll just have to see.

I'm having a little trouble following you there.

If you're talking about clans getting together to help each other kill their targets, we wouldn't actually consider that to be farming, nor would we consider it to be abuse. That's how the Wilderness is. They'd better hope they don't get assigned a target who's in another clan doing the same tactic.

If you're talking about clans killing each other to get emblems more easily, that is a legitimate concern, and we will aim to avoid it.

18-Sep-2014 11:17:52

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Virtus Zaros said:
Is it possible to know how much gold is getting put into the game a week after this update from bounty hunter only?

We've got a bit of tracking, but it'll be skewed badly by the cosmetic stuff in the shop.

18-Sep-2014 11:19:33

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Mickezy said:
I hope these recent server problems aren't attacks again?

The sysadmins said they needed to take the UK servers offline "for a bit" to fix some network issues with the hosting setup. Turns out it's being a bit longer than we'd have liked, but we're just having to be patient.

18-Sep-2014 11:33:45

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Tabby Cat said:
world 18 won't work..

See the newspost on the front of the website:
One of our hosting facilities is performing maintenance on several servers that host Old School RuneScape worlds. They will be down briefly but will return shortly.

Shame W18 just happens to be one of them.

18-Sep-2014 11:34:26 - Last edited on 18-Sep-2014 11:34:40 by Mod Ash

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Mod Philip was just offering us a future engine update that'd help us reassign themed worlds quickly when this sort of thing happens. I think we'll take him up on the offer. Not sure when we'd get it, of course, and it wouldn't help today anyway.

18-Sep-2014 11:36:53

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EmberBB said:
Do you lose all your stuff, if your target kills you?

Same as usual for the Wilderness - you protect 3 items if you're not skulled, zero items if you're skulled, and the Protect Item prayer protects one extra item.

EmberBB said:
Please answer.

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18-Sep-2014 11:40:00

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Saxo said:
When those worlds go down the client still tries to load them, would it be possible to add a temporary exception to those worlds too?

Not sure. Scheduled updates of this nature are uncommon, especially ones that aren't complete within a few minutes. But I would like the world lists to stop listing worlds when they're offline, rather than continuing to show them with the last known player count.

18-Sep-2014 11:48:40

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SHlNOBl said:
Why not poll dragon defenders again? We need this in game so that there is incentive to entering the wilderness.

When we poll something and people don't support it enough for it to pass the poll, that doesn't mean we should ask the same question over and over again until people vote Yes. Otherwise there'd be no sense in polling anything.

Instead it means we should poll Wilderness incentives that'd get more support. There's quite a few things that did pass, including two that haven't come out yet.

18-Sep-2014 11:51:12

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Greendor said:
Mod Ash said:
When we poll something and people don't support it enough for it to pass the poll, that doesn't mean we should ask the same question over and over again until people vote Yes.

Okay but surely you can see from the 73% that the D Defender is wanted, and needs to implemented in another way!

Like I said, we shouldn't ask the same question over and over again. But we can certainly offer different questions, yes.

bloodstains said:
The shop looks waaaay to boring. I was expecting more with the shop but players are too touchy over the game so it ruins it for other people.

In case it helps, the rune pouch should be out next week. Plus the clue box thing.

18-Sep-2014 12:12:03 - Last edited on 18-Sep-2014 12:12:59 by Mod Ash

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Saxo said:
Lots of people (myself included) just didn't want to see it come from PVP. I'm sure once it gets repolled as a drop it or quest reward (like d scim/dds) it will pass

Personally, I'd have preferred it to be something cyclops-related. But Wilderness incentives are good too.

18-Sep-2014 12:27:56

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Earths said:
Will you always lose your statue when you die?

Yes, the emblems are never protected on death.

Earths said:
I like the system but the items you can buy aren't they gonna decrease in price very hard? lets just give cash for the points and items as colours?

That's always the risk with adding existing items to a reward list. However, once the initial rush has worn off from the update, I reckon it'll take quite a while to build up enough bounties to buy the rewards.

MomzSpagetti said:
I actually have a really important question regarding todays update because i've been waiting for the ring of wealth (i) for a while now and in todays update the page said that it doubles the cluescroll droprates from "monsters".

Does this mean it does not apply for rogues chests or was it just being unclear as i remember some other post (i belive it was dev blog) saying it doubles the cluescroll rates within wilderness.

The new ring of wealth (i) does indeed double "the chance of you receiving a clue scroll from all monsters within the wilderness", like the blog said. So no, it doesn't apply to the thieving chests.

Apart from that, it works like a normal ring of wealth for improving your gem drops.

18-Sep-2014 13:26:05

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I MMORTALITY said:
Is there any way to incorporate a mechanism that allows for more bounty the deeper in the wildy you kill your target to encourage deep wildy pking which also results in less ragging b/c of untradeables being lost above 20, and more team/clan action.

Ronan's made a thread for discussing ways to improve the system; you can best get your ideas to his attention there. Off the top of my head, we could start by increasing the chance of getting a tier 1 emblem for killing a target, and potentially upgrade more than one emblem from the ones you've already got.

Choch said:
I have to kill FIVE MILLION targets to get a tier 10 emblem? Or am I reading this wrong?

Um... No. Bounty points (a.k.a. "bounties") are not a counter of how many targets you've killed.

Wilson said:
People can just be jerks...

Sad, but true.

Wilson said:
People can just be jerks walking out and in and the timer will never reach zero.

In one of the other threads I was talking about how we could make the timer count back up again slowly while you're inside the Wilderness. So after you've spent 10 secs outside the Wilderness, you'd have to spend 20 or 30 secs inside it to get your timer back to the full 2 minutes.

18-Sep-2014 15:02:25

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T o m m i said:
And can you please make it remember if you had it toggled off, annoying having to toggle it off every time after logging in.

Hmmm. Yeah, it shouldn't be turning itself on again.

Capt McGee said:
Are players penalized for teleporting from fights?

Currently no, although if they teleport out of the Wilderness to abandon their target too many times, they'll hit that penalty.

C o d y said:
Kill streaks need rewards.

While there are measures in the game to make it difficult to farm emblems, kill streams can be farmed relatively easily. So yes, we can tie rewards to kill streaks, but there are reasons why we haven't chosen to do so yet.

Saxo said:
(Asked him to quote me on here agreeing since he agrees with me)

Couldn't he just say "I agree"? :)

18-Sep-2014 18:23:10

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mg e said:
Question for Mod Ash, can the items bought from the shop have their own high alchemy value. The values can be reduced 50%, or simply not allow them to be high alched. They'd need their own ID, of course. Possible?

Yes, that would be possible. Items purchased before such an update came out would not be affected though.

x Palestine said:
Great update brings life to the wilderness, BUT where is the f2p version guys? i'm going to bang my head to a wall with you neglecting f2p like that.

It's not uncommon for RuneScape's updates to be members-only. That gives members a reward for supporting the game by subscribing. If there seem to be enough people interested in playing BH on the F2P-themed worlds, we can enable the minigame easily enough, although we'll have to find some more F2P rewards first.

CxPlox said:
So we have to kill people for points there is no other way?

The lowest-tier emblem is tradeable...

CxPlox said:
If so that's a load of **** i never pvp so why should i go and do it when i hate it because im crap at it just not fair is the no way of getting the points another way without fighting?

... so you can buy the lowest-tier emblem off someone else if you'd rather not do PvP for it. Alternatively, the rewards from the shop are mostly tradeable, so you could buy those off someone else.

I'm also far from convinced that you should be entitled to get reward points from the Bounty Hunter activity without doing the Bounty Hunter activity.

Jack White said:
Ok, ok... But where do I check the Skeletal Wyvern buff? I dont see any further info about that... Is it just the exp of their bones? :c

Like Sofa says, they've got better drops now as well as better bone XP. We haven't published a full list of their drops, but I recall Mod John C put dragon platelegs/plateskirt on them.

18-Sep-2014 20:11:46

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mg e said:
I've got some excellent feedback under the General OSRS forum.

Yup, I saw your thread. We'll be compiling a batch of small Bounty feedback changes for next week's update, with the possibility of bigger changes over a longer timeframe.

x Palestine said:
Mod Ash, in another thread i have explained the possibility of allowing bounty as f2p themed being restricted to members only. I am sure the idea will attract many people's gratitude starting by me, as i have seen alot of players with f2p stats and however it would add more fun meters to be able to choose whether to use bh freestyle or memberstyle.

Mmhmm. I agree in principle that it'd be nice to offer the choice, but I'm also very much aware that BH only works if there's a big selection of potential targets in your level range. So it works best if everyone's compromising on one world, rather than having their own individual versions in isolation.

18-Sep-2014 20:39:26

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Mod Reach is working on some rebalancing adjustments now.

Drug Rug Joe said:
I got a Dragon Full Helm from Skeletal wyverns? Is this a glitch or extremely lucky?

I don't see dragon full helms on the list at all. It's got rune full helms and a small chance of a dragon med helm.

19-Sep-2014 09:05:29

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