Today we are proud to announce something we've been working on for the past few months in silence... we present to you an all-new skill that is exclusive to Alora: Sailing! No longer will you have to teleport around to get to places, or walk like a peasant, you'll soon be able to raise your mast and sail across the vast seas of Gielinor! We were able to find some remnants in the cache from when Jagex originally started working on Sailing, and decided to pick up where they left off.
The first step to sailing is to visit a Shipyard and have your very own ship built. There are many types of ships to choose from, varying in size, color and shape. If you're looking for a particular ship that isn't in the Shipyard stock, you can elect to have a custom ship built just for you, although this will cost a pretty penny. If you're willing to supply some of the materials, such as Teak or Mahogany logs, you'll be able to get a discounted rate.
It's not always smooth sailing out on the sea though — much to your dismay, you may encounter pirates looking to board your ship and take you and your crewmates for all that you're worth, leaving you shipwrecked and stranded on a nearby island. Or, you may run into a Sea Kraken, which will pose a significant threat to even the most well prepared ships. Those who survive such an event will be awarded with some new equipment only found deep within the crevices of the ocean, as well as a hefty amount of experience in Sailing.
Speaking of experience, it wouldn't be much of a skill without a Skillcape to accompany it, would it? The Sailing Skillcape will be available to those who have mastered the seas, as most Sailing experience must be earned by traveling long distances by sea.
We're looking forward to sharing more information in regards to this update at a later date, and we hope you're excited for its release!
Alora Staff Team