The Bits and “Bytes” Update

posted by on 30th June 2007, at 9:02pm

Hello fellow RSB&Ber’s and others alike and welcome to another RuneScape Update Article written by yours truly, Sev. This month Jagex started the first “Bits and Pieces” updates, although it should be Bits and Bytes 😉 . This update consists of bunches of miny improvements to the game that many people want. I will be telling you about the updates and telling you if I find them really need or not. Of course, these are my opinions you it’s fine to disagree.

First up, we’ve rebalanced the crossbows to make them a really appealing option for rangers. This means that your crossbow will fire faster and hit harder. We’ve also made grapples tradeable at every stage in their construction. It was a bit odd having them untradeable as soon as you add a bit of rope. Onyx bolt tips bought from the TzHaar are also cheaper now. With all these adjustments, we feel that the crossbow is a really viable choice for the discerning ranger.

Of course this a great update. Finally rangers have some more power. The Rune Crossbow with a range level of 110 has been confirmed to hit a 60. Is this the max hit? I’m not sure but the Dark bow released earlier this month may now be out of date. The grapples wasn’t necessarily need but it does make it easier for fletching. And of course cheaper prices is always good. Overall, this updates was really needed.

We’ve also rejigged the combat selection so now you’ll stick to the same fighting style after you log out. This means that when you log in again, you’ll automatically use your preferred style – no more defending yourself by hitting someone over the head with a staff when you have plenty of runes!

Yes this is really needed. This makes it easier when Pking. It especially makes it easier when your a mage Pker.

We have updated the graphics for cyclopes to make them look better than ever. Stop by and visit the Ardougne Zoo and take a look at some of the less common creatures.

Graphical updates are always nice. The cyclops look better than ever now. Stop by the Zoo and check them out.

Players who have completed Dream Mentor will now be able to bank items without a seal of passage on Lunar Isle. They can now speak to Bird’s Eye Jack, left click the booth directly in front of him or right click to use quick-bank. Previously, you were required to have your seal of passage on you before you could access the bank.

Yes, it’s always nice to have something quicker. I would understand that it would be stupid to have your Seal of Passage every time to access the bank.

Players can now fill all available buckets in their inventory with slime from the ectofuntus temple just north of Port Phasmatys. This change removes the need for multiple clicking to fill each bucket individually.

Yes, this was needed. It’s annoying to have to multiple click to fill all your buckets with slime. No more tired fingers.

We’ve been told that Gundai in the Mage Arena is not nearly as helpful as he could be, so we’ve added a ‘quick bank’ option. Similarly, the monks on Entrana have a right-click ‘quick sail’ option, which gives the monks the right to check you for the usual armour and weapons before you hop aboard their boat.

Both are absolutely needed. The Mage arena quick bank option makes it a lot easier when Pking around the area. And the quick sail option is need in the famous Law world, world 66. More laws faster. Both are needed.

The dastardly aberrant spectres in the Slayer Tower will be getting less to eat now, as we’ve added a short warning to the spiky chain that leads to their lair. Hopefully this will save inexperienced adventurers from getting a painfully bad smell assaulting their senses (not to mention their limbs).

This will of course help the noob slayers and save some lives in RuneScape (not to mention to some money too!).

The glassblowing interface wasn’t pretty enough, and also a bit awkward to use, so we’ve upgraded it to make it simpler to turn molten glass into useful vials and the like.

Not really need but it’s always nice to have things simpler and pretty. This will make iteasier for some young crafters so this is of course needed.

To save fletchers standing about looking as if they’re doing nothing, we’ve added an animation to stringing bows. On top of this, you’ll save quite a few clicks with the new ‘String-all’ option!

This was not really needed from what I’ve heard. Although this does involve less clicking it is slower if you know how to lick fast enough.

As impressively mighty as the skeletal wyverns are, we felt their drops didn’t really reflect the challenge, so they now drop some more desirable loot.

Better loot is always nicer. Plain and simple.

Gloves of silence (made from the stealthy dark kebbit’s fur) can now be inspected to see how they’re going after your pickpocketing fingers have been caught a few times. You can also grab some more fur to repair damaged ones, saving you a trip to the fancy dress shop.

It’s always nice to see how your gloves are doing and even nice to repair them yourself, saving you a trip to the Fancy Dress shop in Varrock.

For the fashion-conscious among you, Patchy on Mos Le’Harmless has been given a better set of tools, so he’ll now combine a black cavalier hat with a highwayman mask, and a black beret with a mime mask. How dashing!

OMGz knew cloz how col iz datZ?? I say it’s pretty cool. The highwayman mask and cavalier combo sounds pretty interesting to me and you can now be more frenchier than ever with with the Mime mask and black beret combo.

Finally, everyone’s favourite pet, a rock, has been made even more exciting! Now you can play fetch, tell it to stay, or even wield it.

YES, my favorite pet is even more exciting. I’m sure this is something that everyone can be more excited about. Dumb dumbs and geniuses alike.

Oh yeah they also did some bug fixes as well. These were of course needed.

  • The infinity hat has been adjusted due to an issue with players’ hairstyles. Certain hair would occasionally appear through the hat, which looked a bit strange.
  • Wizard boots have been relocated in the treasure trails chest of your costume room. Up to now, players could store these in the level 1 clue scroll section; however they are obtained from level 2 clue scrolls.
  • The rune helm painted with Varrock colours has had its looks adjusted. This is to help differentiate between the gilded full helm and itself. The new looks are now more befitting to such an item.
  • A bug was fixed to allow anyone who’s been lucky enough to find and catch implings to open the jars containing captured implings around the Catherby area.

That’d be about it for these updates. All of these were needed and were very, very nice. Good job Jagex.

If you have any questions about this update feel free to PM me via the PM Button on RSB&B.

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