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Butlers, Combat Familiars, Menagerie For Pets and More Updates

August 19, 2009 By: crowlion Category: Runescape News No Comments →

A few updates have been made recently for Runescape. Familiars are often laggy, so making the combat ones fight quicker should be good. Now they just need to make it so you cannot click on another players familiar. It can be very frustrating when you click on the wrong familiar.

The menagerie is a great idea. I have not been making pets, because I want to save bank space. This would probably help me decide to make some pets now. By the way, I find that being able to click on other players pets annoying too… just like familiars.

The butler update may help some, but with the method I now use for construction, I ask for differing quantities of planks from the butler. I also trap the butler in a dungeon, so he does not go too far away. Having said that…this butler update may help some people with lower levels of construction.

First off, all combat familiars will now follow you into a fight much more promptly. We’ve also updated the Summoning status globe (the button near the minimap) so that you can configure what happens when you left-click on it. One of the many options will allow you to send your familiar into action against an NPC (or another player on a PvP World) with just one quick click.

If you want a place to keep your pets, you can now do this with a new room for Construction – the menagerie. It’s a pet-owned house to complement your player-owned one, if you will, in which you can store a number of fully grown pets of any kind. You could create a haven for all three god birds, for instance, or build your very own little dragons’ den.

While we’re on the subject of houses, your butler has learned when it’s time to talk and when it’s time to get on with it. So, when you are training and need the same materials you just used, you won’t need to explain what you’re after. If they come back from the bank with logs, you can send them straight to the sawmill. And if the butler’s payment is due and you don’t have any money on you, they can fetch it from your bank the next time you send them there. They also follow you around unless told otherwise. Other features include a ‘Make-x’ option for flatpack furniture and teleport tablets, and some options for the Teleport to House spell. You can set the spell to deposit you outside your house’s portal or into your house (with building mode switched on or off). More details for these updates can be found on the Knowledge Base.

Mod Fetzki
Head of RuneScape

In other news…

All longswords, as well as the rune and dragon scimitars, have received a slight graphical adjustment, as well as having their inventory icons modified to match.

In a similiar fashion to Soul Wars and the Fishing Trawler minigames, we’ve added an activity bar to the Great Orb Project. As expected, your activity is maintained when contributing, but if the bar drops too low you’ll be removed from the game.

Fur ‘n’ Seek Quest Release

August 11, 2009 By: BRT Cj Category: Runescape quests 1 Comment →

Yet another quest has been added to runescape. The requirements look too low for me to bother with at the moment, good luck to anyone that tries it. Hopefully it has some decent rewards for a change.

The Odd Old Man is again in need of a hand, but this time it’s not all going to be about bones. Apparently, he has new needs that will require adventurers to seek the hides, pelts and skins of creatures commonly found in the Fremennik Province.

Players will be able to allow the Odd Old Man to take his plan fur-ther. More experienced players will then be able to help him the rest of the way, getting extra rewards and uncovering the truth behind one of RuneScape’s most guarded secrets – just what is in that mumbling bonesack?

Mod Maylea
RuneScape Content Developer

Summary:
Where to start Fur ‘n’ Seek:
Speak to the Odd Old Man near his shack between Varrock and Paterdomus.

Requirements to complete Fur ‘n’ Seek:
25 Slayer
An advised combat level of 50
Must have completed Rag and Bone Man (the quest, not the wish list)

In other news…

For those of you who might have missed it last week, we reintroduced some features to the Grand Exchange section of the website, including a 30-day average line to the graphs.

Berserker ring can now be imbued by Mobilising Armies officers, just like the other Fremennik rings.