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We're back with another weekly update! This week's update contains a gift for players who've been with us since the beginning — the Veteran's shield, which is a large exclusive shield to show your support for Alora. As of this update, only 6,000 accounts have access to it (out of 425,000+), so only the most dedicated players will have it! There is no playtime requirement, it only requires a registration date of November 10th, 2016 or prior. Every day, more players will be allowed to obtain this cape.
We've also finally gotten around to some much request QoL, especially for UIM players. We've added STASH units, which allow you to store clue-related items that are required for riddles right next to the location. We've also added Treasure chests to PoH, which will allow you store hundreds of clue items to save bank space. We'll also be adding in some other methods of storage in this room very soon.
Aside from bug fixes, a few other cool updates include Name change tickets in the store, a buff to the Theatre of Blood drop rate (explained below), Divine green skin color as a custom donation, as well as the Divine spirit shield ornament kit that can be attached to your Elysian.
Bug Fixes: The Anger Spear is now tradable. Brimstone chest count in drop announcements was 1 too low. Fixed a bug with combination runes: Previously, if a player had a combination rune for a spell they wanted to cast, but not enough of that rune to cast a spell, it would tell them that they didn’t have enough runes, even if they had enough regular versions of the rune required. The drop warning will no longer appear for items that do not have a drop option. This used to happen for actions such as dismantling the Bracelet of Ethereum for Revenant Ether. Players who do not have the 60 slayer requirement will no longer receive basilisk knights as a task. The Zamorak/Guthix/Saradomin vestments now require the appropriate prayer levels to equip. Potato cooking: Due to popular request, players can now cook and eat raw potatoes. Cooking a raw potato requires level 7 cooking: Cooking a raw potato will grant 15 cooking experience. Eating a raw potato will provide 1 hitpoint. While this is technically possible, we recommend baking the potato first, and enjoying it with a piece of cooked meat, sourced from the cows in Lumbridge. Thanks to @[member="Elysian King”] for helping us make this possible. Maxing announcement: Players who max out every skill at 200M exp for a total of 4.6b experience will now have a news announcement displayed on the yell channel and on Discord as well. Alorian Shield: 3 Year Veteran Gift: Players who have accounts that are 3 years or older (must be registered Nov 10th, 2016 or earlier) can now claim an exclusive item from Hans! This shield will cost 5M, and can be reclaimed if lost on death for 500K. As of this update, approximately 6000 accounts qualify for this shield. Rejuvenation pool update: The delay between rejuvenation pool uses in your Player-owned house has been significantly lowered. Previously, the default delay: 1.5 mins for donators 3 mins if recently in PvP 3.5 mins for other players 7 mins if recently in PvP The new rates are: 45 seconds for donators 90 seconds if recently in PvP 1 min 45 seconds for other players 3.5 mins if recently in PvP Theatre of Blood changes: The loot rate has been slightly increased: We have modified the ToB loot rate a few times this year, once to match it to OSRS, and then we reverted that to allow all the players on the team a chance at receiving a purple chest (rather than one). From your feedback, we've come to understand that the rate was a bit low, so we've bumped it up a bit to make ToB a more enticing activity. If this boost is too low or high, we can reevaluate in the near future. Sotetseg attack change: Sotetseg's normal attacks (small red/black projectiles for range/mage attacks) will no longer hit anything through prayer. Previously, correct overhead prayers would reduce incoming damage by 80%. Dagon’hai robe changes: The Dagon’hai robes previously purchasable in the Castle wars shop can now also be found in Larran's big chest (in the Wilderness pirate ship) at a rate of 1/256 per piece, with a few changes: Bonuses have been slightly increased (eg. +20 magic to +25). Graphical issues (missing arms on some characters) have been fixed. Anyone with the old robes has had them auto-updated. Larran's chest announcements / open count: Rare loot from Larran's chest will now be announced: At the moment, this only includes Dagon'hai robes. The # of Larran's chests that you've opened will now be counted. Unfortunately, this starts as of this update, so any previous chests you've opened are not already in the counter. STASH Units: Various STASH units are now available around the game. Each STASH unit is associated with a clue, and can store the items that are required for that clue. These units do not have to be built, however they do have a construction requirement to use. STASH units available: Keep Le Faye: The STASH unit in Keep Le Faye can now be used, and requires level 42 construction to do so. Wizard Tower: The STASH unit on the Wizard Tower Bridge can now be used, and requires level 27 construction to do so. Duel Arena: The STASH unit in the Duel Arena ticket office can now be used, and requires level 27 construction to do so. Catherby: The STASH unit in the Catherby range shop can now be used, and requires level 27 construction to do so. Druid Circle: The STASH unit at the Druid circle can now be used, and requires level 27 construction to do so. Exam Room: The STASH unit at the Digsite exam room can now be used, and requires level 42 construction to do so. Shayzien arena: The STASH unit at the Shayzien combat ring can now be used, and requires level 42 construction to do so. Ardogune Zoo: The STASH unit at the Ardougne zoo can now be used, and requires level 27 construction to do so. Legends Guild: The STASH unit outside of the Legends guild can now be used, and requires level 27 construction to do so. Port Sarim: The STASH unit on the Port Sarim dock can now be used, and requires level 27 construction to do so. Costume room treasure chest added: Players can now use the treasure chest in the costume room in their Player-owned houses to store various clue scroll items. The treasure chest can be used to store items from the following clue scroll difficulties: Easy Medium Hard Elite Master Upon clicking on the treasure chest, players will be able to select an option to choose which chest to view. For the full list of items that can be stored in each chest difficulty, see the list available in this link: https://oldschoolrunescape.fandom.com/wiki/Treasure_chest_(Construction) Players can store 1 of each type of item in the treasure chest (no duplicates), and there are various sets included in the lists. To store sets, you must have all the items necessary to complete that set, otherwise you cannot store the items. Clue scroll reward updates: Elite Clue scroll additions: Top hat & monocle Pirate hat & patch Gilded med helm Gilded chain body Gilded 2h sword Gilded spear Gilded hasta Hard clue scroll additions: Gilded med helm Gilded chain body Gilded 2h sword Gilded spear Gilded hasta Bandos/Ancient/Armadyl Stole Bandos/Ancient/Armadyl Cloak Bandos/Ancient/Armadyl Crozier Cavalier Mask Zombie Head Cyclops Head Medium clue scroll additions: Bandos/Ancient/Armadyl robe top Bandos/Ancient/Armadyl robe bottom Bandos/Ancient/Armadyl mitre Easy clue scroll additions: Beret Mask
Store changes: Name change ticket: You can now change your username with a name change ticket! These tickets can be purchased from the store for 250 tokens, and can be used by any player. The tickets are also tradable. 1 and 2 letter usernames are still custom donations and can only be handled by @[member="Omicron"], but if you'd like a normal 3-12 letter name you can use this ticket to do it manually. Divine green skin color: A new skin color has been added to the custom donation list! Divine green can now be permanently unlocked through the $100 custom donation. (Through contacting @[member="Omicron"]) Elysian spirit shield ornament kit: You can now purchase an exclusive ornament kit for your Elysian spirit shield to give it the appearance of a Divine spirit shield. It can be purchased from the store for 2,000 tokens. The bonuses and effects do not change whatsoever, it only affects the appearance. The ornament kit is tradable, but the shield becomes untradeable. The shield can be reverted back into the regular Elysian to be made tradable again. The ornament kit gets refunded in this case. If killed on death with this shield, it will be reverted to the regular Elysian (losing the ornament kit).
We hope you enjoy this update! Please make sure to immediately report any bugs that you encounter. :)
Omicron & Chad
This week's update contains many long-awaited bug fixes, numerous QOL updates (from some great suggestions you guys have put out) and some unique content. Some of this content includes 7 new Theatre of Blood pets that you can unlock when you obtain the Metamorphic dust from the loot chest, Autocast saving when you swap weapons, Jewelry decantation through Murky Matt for a fee, Hosidius farming patch functionality, the Farmer's blessing item & more! We'll let you see the rest for yourself below:
Bug fixes: Fixed client crash due to item filters: Players with 50 or more filtered items previously would not be able to log in, this has been fixed and you can now add more than 50 items to your filters. Replaced the rock golems in Tzhaar city with Tzhaar bankers. The combat dummy at home can no longer be envenomed or poisoned. Fixed a bug that caused the Edgeville dungeon monkey bars not to work. Elder chaos druids can now be killed for chaos druid tasks. Sergeant Grimspike and Sergeant Steelwill will now be aggressive in instances. The Saradomin’s tear can now be attached to the Staff of the dead to create the Staff of light. Previously, this required a Toxic staff of the dead to do. The following staffs now provide unlimited water runes: Trident of the swamp Trident of the seas Trident of the swamp (e) Trident of the seas (e) Combat bracelet(5) and Combat bracelet(6) are now functional. Crystal implings will no longer spawn in Puro Puro. Fixed Elysian spirit shield ornament kit turning into another ornament kit when noted (Dragon sq shield kit). Added the equipment tab Completionist monkey options. Players with the Designer OR Official Designer as their main rank will now have their donator symbol show alongside their yells, assuming they do not have a game mode icon (eg. Ironman or Realism). Changed the end location for RFD so that it's no longer on top of the combat dummy. Cavalier mask can now be properly equipped. Raid death bug: We've fixed a bug which caused players to lose their items if they died as soon as the raid ended. Teleport Interface update: You can now use the Teleport Wizard to teleport to Brimhaven through the "Cities" menu, which should make reaching the farming patch there a bit quicker. Theatre of Blood Metamorphic Dust: (Thanks to @[member="No"] for the suggestion!) Metamorphic dust is now an available reward from the Theatre of Blood! This does not affect your chance at unique loot from the chests, and is rolled entirely separately, so you don't need to feel bad if you obtain this instead of a Scythe. The chance to obtain this dust is similar to the chance of obtaining the Lil' Zik pet, but you cannot get them both in a drop, it will have to be one or the other. This item can be added to the Lil' Zik pet, allowing you to access 7 different metamorphosis options for your pet: Lil' Maiden Lil' Bloat Lil' Nylocas Silver Green Blue Lil' Sotetseg Lil' Xarpus It is not a tradable item, and once you obtain it once you will no longer have a chance for it as loot from ToB. If you have insured Lil' Zik already, it covers all of these pets. You only need to buy insurance for one of them to cover them all. Quality of life: Players can have a 1/20 chance of receiving a clue scroll of any type from a barrows chest. Players can now dismantle the Avernic defender, however the Avernic defender hilt will be lost upon doing so. Using the cleaning cloth on an item will now prompt the player to confirm their action. Players can now ring the cloister bell in the Grotesque Guardian room to re-spawn the guardians without having to leave and re-enter. Zulrah snakelings will now be killed off when zulrah dies. The Angler set previously only granted a maximum of 2.3% bonus Fishing experience, but will now grant the intended 2.5%. Players can now left click on objects that have the “Cook” option to bring up the cooking interface if they have raw food available. Doing so will give you the option to cook the first raw food available in your inventory. Players can now left click the animators in the warriors guild to animate armor sets. Doing so will animate the first available armor set in your inventory. Pest control changes: The # of bonus points from Pest control will now round upwards, meaning if you previously earned 3.1 points (3), you will now earn 4. Pyromancer outfit Firemaking bonus: The Pyromancer outfit (from the Achievement shop), similarly to the Angler outfit, will now grant bonus Firemaking experience while worn. Each piece will grant: Hood - 0.4% Garb (top) - 0.8% Robe legs - 0.6% Boots - 0.2% Bonus for wearing all 4 pieces: 0.5% TOTAL: 2.5% with full outfit equipped. Dark Mage QOL - Previous Option: (Thanks to @[member="Free June"] for the suggestion!) You can now use the 'Previous' right-click option on the Dark mage to quickly teleport to the last Runecrafting altar you visited, without having to open the interface and click a button, which should speed up Runecrafting a bit. Autocast spell saving: When setting up an autocast spell on a staff, that will now be re-applied when you un-equip and re-equip the staff. Note that this will only work for re-equipping the same weapon, so if you setup an autocast spell on an ancient staff, and later equip a staff of air, it will not save automatically apply the autocast spell to the staff of air. Jewelry Decanting: Players can now speak to Murky Matt to decant their jewelry to condense the charges. Only noted jewelry can be decanted, and each piece of jewelry that gets decanted costs 500 gp. The following items can be decanted: Dueling rings (1-7) Games necklaces (1-7) Burning amulets (1-4) Necklaces of Passage (1-4) Combat Bracelets (1-5) Skills necklaces (1-4) Glory amulets (1-5) Xeric’s talisman: The inert xeric’s talisman can now be dismantled for 100 Lizardman fangs. The inert talisman can now be charged with up to 1000 Lizardman fangs, and each teleport will cost 1 fang. Players can right click on the Xeric’s talisman in their inventory/equipment tab to check how many charges they have left. They will also be notified how many charges they have left after each teleport. If a xeric’s talisman runs out of charges, it will revert to the inert form. Xeric’s talismans can be uncharged at any moment to have the Lizardman fangs returned. Godwars changes: It has come to our attention that minions have not been functioning properly in a few of the Godwars chambers, so we’ve implemented the following fixes: All GWD minions attack range has been doubled. Some minion spawns have been moved to a more central location. There was a bug in Bandos instances that caused the range and mage minions not to be able to attack players at all, this issue has now been fixed. Drop rate changes: The rate of obtaining Godsword shards from minions has been reduced to the correct OSRS rate. The rate of obtaining Bandos equipment from minions has been reduced to the correct OSRS rate. The rate of obtaining Armadyl equipment from minions has been reduced to the correct OSRS rate. Hosidius farming patches: The farming patches at Hosidius are now fully functional as intended, with the following patches available: 2 Allotment patches 1 Flower patch 1 Herb patch 1 Compost bin
Store changes: Farmer’s Blessing: The farmer’s blessing can now be purchased in the shop by all players for 300 tokens. The farmer’s blessing is an ammo slot item that allows players to teleport to various farming patches around the game, including an exclusive herb patch, only accessible through the blessing. The teleport locations are as follows: Tree gnome village fruit tree patch Falador farming patch Port phasmatys farming patch Catherby farming patch Hosidius farming patch Varrock tree patch Lumbridge tree patch Troll stronghold herb patch (Exclusive access) The blessing also provides a +1 prayer bonus.
We hope you enjoy this update :) Please report any bugs that you encounter immediately.
Omicron & Chad
If you want to check out the entire update list, click https://www.alora.io...rum/14-updates/ There have been quite a few changes to the staff team recently, you can see them below here: 11/10/19
Promotions: [member="J Boogs"] has been promoted to Server Moderator. [member="LTG Arrow"] has returned to the team as Server Moderator. [member="Paddewwa"] has been promoted to Server Support.Resignations: [member="Morgen"] has resigned as Server Moderator.Secondary ranks:So, I'm sure you've seen some "new" Staff members around. We started to allow secondary ranks for any Staff member that cannot run more than 1 client on their potatoes. You can always check the Staff List for up to date changes, posted here: https://www.alora.io/forums/topic/3501-staff-list/ [member="J Boogs"] has added a secondary staff rank to [member="Tiggy"]. [member="EIM Zarox"] has added a secondary staff rank to [member="Creamysky73"]. [member="Moral Truth"] has added a secondary staff rank to [member="Curaga"]. 11/22/19
[member="Death kid"] has been promoted to Server Moderator.
[member="Fiji drip"] has been promoted to Server Support.
[member="22"] has transferred his Global Moderator rank to [member="Loinen22"].
[member="KP"] has temp resigned from Event Manager. More info on his resignation can be found here: https://www.alora.io/forums/topic/59718-my-resignation/
[member="God"] aka Josh has resigned from Administrator. More info on his resignation can be found here: https://www.alora.io/forums/topic/59697-my-resignation/
[member="LTG Arrow"] has resigned from Server Moderator.
Promotions:[member="22"] aka [member="Kaamea"] has been promoted to Administrator. [member="Mhc"] has been promoted to Administrator. [member="Sycamore"] aka [member="Sassafras"] has returned to the team as Global Moderator. [member="Jisoo"] has been promoted to Forum Moderator. [member="Elite Yin"] has been promoted to Server Support.Secondary ranks: [member="Im moe"] has added a secondary rank to [member="Moe"]. [member="Jisoo"] has added a secondary rank to [member="Edelgard"]. [member="Eim Zarox"] has added a secondary rank to [member="GIM Zarox"]. [member="J Boogs"] has added a secondary rank to [member="Not Boogs"]. [member="Death Kid"] has added a secondary rank to [member="GIM Deathkid"]Resignations: [member="Mack"] has resigned from his Administrator rank. More info can be found here: https://www.alora.io/forums/topic/59962-my-resignation/ [member="Kharyrll"] has resigned from his Administrator rank. More info can be found here: https://www.alora.io/forums/topic/59964-my-resignation/ [member="Draisaitl"] has resigned from his Administrator rank. More info can be found here: https://www.alora.io/forums/topic/59976-my-resignation/For more info on the Staff updates, click https://www.alora.io...-staff-updates/ This month I will be interviewing: [member=elsa]! [member=code 002]: If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why? [member=elsa]: Hmm, maybe Iceland? :P Taking a dip in the blue lagoon & seeing some geysers erupt would be quite sweet [member=code 002]: What is your most memorable moment while playing alora? [member=elsa]: Oooo, good question! Hmmm... It's probably when I logged on Alora for the first time after waiting 3 months for it to be released, that countdown on the main page aswell as the huge turnout made for an amazing experience ;) [member=code 002]: Cats or dogs? [member=elsa]: Cats! :CoolCat: [member=code 002]: What is your favorite food to eat? [member=elsa]: Spaghetti Bolognese is lovely :10out10: [member=code 002]: What is a food that you've never had but wish you could try? [member=elsa]: I've always been very picky with food, so there's a fair bit of stuff that I've never tried. I can't really think of anything in particular that I'd like to try, but I guess I'll have to experience shrimp, chili con carne, salmon, etc at some point [member=code 002]: :wtf: You've never had shrimp?!?!? or Salmon? [member=elsa]: Well, I've had it in Runescape, I don't think that counts though.. Disclaimer: Have any interview questions that you would like to ask any of the staff members? Don't hesitate to send me a private message via forums / Discord and I'll include them in next edition along with the answers from that staff member! All I can say is Double Dagon'hai Baby! [member=michaelfibs] [member=magnata 5k] has been gaming! [spoiler] https://www.alora.io/forums/topic/59521-11kc-skeletal-visage/ https://www.alora.io/forums/topic/59631-weekend-gains/ https://www.alora.io/forums/topic/59815-week-gains/ https://www.alora.io/forums/topic/60026-week-gains-2/ https://www.alora.io/forums/topic/60181-road-to-zulrah-pet-1-video/ https://www.alora.io/forums/topic/60193-road-to-all-godwars-boss-pets-1/ https://www.alora.io/forums/topic/60261-road-to-zulrah-pet-2-video/ https://www.alora.io/forums/topic/60247-week-gains-3/ [/spoiler] Wonder what it's like to Solo TOB? [member=elite yin] shows us the wave! https://www.alora.io/forums/topic/59497-solo-tob-video/ It seems [member=taxic] is the one who makes waves. https://www.alora.io/forums/topic/60151-fastest-tob-solo/ https://www.alora.io/forums/topic/60152-17-minute-cox-solo-ez/ 21 is a pretty good number wouldn't you agree [member=bald steel]? This one hurts not only me but alot of people... [member=lt undead] [member=dynastyclan] has been hard at work check them out. https://www.alora.io/forums/topic/59267-dynasty-achievements-6/ https://www.alora.io/forums/topic/59963-dynastys-november-achievments/ I thought this was pretty cool 2 drops with a pet on the same tick. Well that was easy [member=minerva] I love the concept of the Karamja Only [member=uim 10hp] https://www.alora.io/forums/topic/60118-karamja-only-hcim-obby-armor-obtained/ https://www.alora.io/forums/topic/60115-karamja-only-hcim-fcape-completed/ Disclaimer: Want to be featured in the newest section of the Alora Newspaper? Make a topic in our Goals and Achievements section or PM me on the forums / Discord with your accomplishment! https://www.alora.io...s-achievements/ The MOTM poll has concluded and here are the final results received from the community. The 3 top winners have been picked and the final voting has taken place amongst the staff team. The winner of November MOTM is... [member=elite yin]! Congratulations! You have stood out in the eye of the community as well as in the eye of the staff team. Thank you for being a great member here on Alora. :) Contact Lowkey for your 3 bonds prize in-game, and your Forum Awards will be active shortly. https://www.alora.io/forums/topic/59919-november-2019-motm-winner/ The November Community Awards are out now! Visit this link to see the results; https://www.alora.io/forums/topic/60001-november-community-awards-signatures/ Also please make sure to check out our streamers when they are live! They would love to have you keep them company while they grind out whatever it is they are grinding that day! Lowkey: https://www.youtube....BisNfzQ5aNw7efg
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