February 28th Old School RuneScape Drama
Good whatever the time of day you’re reading this at! Recently there was major commotion in OSRS community and there are tons of memes already made about it. The only thing we’re waiting now for OSRS wiki to update it’s “rollback” page. If you already know what we’re talking about, make sure you check out our RuneScape gold stack and for those who haven’t heard the news or are looking at this in 2030 as a part of research for their thesis on “RuneScape Crashes and Their Effects on Human Psyche”, please stay with us to learn more.
Chambers of Xeric
Chambers of Xeric received yet another update. This time woodcutters are getting a treat in the form of additional wood gained from trees in the Ice Demon Room. Don’t be overjoyed, though, since the XP rate is also reduced, albeit only slightly. However, the main focus is on the Ice Demon itself, whose defenses were reduced. This is one of the many updates for Chambers of Xeric and this is actually the last one. You can check out our previous blog post on this topic to look at the changes already made. For more specific details on Ice Demon Room don’t hesitate to visit official update blog.
The Twisted Bow Bug
Those of you who have logged in during the last day of winter probably already know this. For those who haven’t: there was a serious game breaking bug in the game just after the February 28th update was released. Game breaking not in terms of breaking the game itself, game breaking in terms of economy and making anyone who have claimed the one and only Twisted Bow fair and square a little less proud of their achievement. Well, probably a lot less proud, but that was just for a short period of time. The bug itself was that Twisted Bows started spawning near the Farming guild in Kebos Lowlands. Anyone with access to the area could just walk up to it and take it. This is one of many bugs involving item spawns and one of the few that required a rollback. In case you don’t know what a rollback is it’s basically rolling back the game time to the nearest safe save, meaning everything you’ve done during the period from that save point to reset point is lost. Jagex team did a really good job tackling this issue: they reacted fast, came up with a solution fast and they were also fast to rollback the game. The process initially was stated to last 4-6 hours, however they got it done in less than a couple of hours, which must have been really good news for those OSRS addicts out there. Rollbacks are usually the last resort for Jagex, but the last time a rollback option was used was actually not so long ago. If you’re interested check our blog post about it as well.
Jagex teaching life lessons - today's topic: inflation
Hardcore ironmen were put into a unique position due to the rollback. Those who were unfortunate enough to die to a chicken or another evil creature lost their hardcore status, but just on paper. By paper we mean the ranking system. That’s because JMods have rerolled their hardcore status in game, but the rankings are registered separately and these hardcore ironmen now compete with casual ironmen on the same ladder. We’ll be looking forward to what this unique status of theirs does to the OSRS black market, because people are always after some unique accounts.
That’s it for today, folks. For those who are reading this after the fact: be glad that you didn’t pick a Twisted Bow. Really. People who have, were banned, with their bans now being reverted to temporary bans, but still, it can be a significant inconvenience.
Just a tad too late and for the better