The highscores were being worked on today, it will now only list teams with 3 or more players as @Sheep mentioned. Aside from that, it's sorted by average total level, and then average total XP (if the levels are even for 2 or more groups).
We’re extremely excited to announced that Group Ironman is now live! I’d like to deeply apologize for the significant delay from the announced release time, unfortunately we were not able to meet the deadline while still ensuring that the update was ready to be pushed. I know that many of of you were prepared a few hours ago, and I thank you for your patience since then! Our priority is ensuring that there aren’t any major bugs in new updates, and we’ve taken some extra time for this one considering it is a larger update. Nonetheless, the new game mode is ready to be played, and you can hop right into it! We’ve also included some other cool updates such as the Collection log and some much needed Theatre of Blood updates that we hope you’ll appreciate!
Group Ironman (team) mode is now available!
Group Ironman is a new game mode designed for Ironman who have more than one friend that they’d like to partner up with. Here are the details:
6x base rate
This rate is slightly faster than Elite Ironman mode (4x) and Classic mode (5x), but not as fast as Hardcore Ironman mode (8x). We think that this is a nice fit for the game mode, as it provides a challenging experience rate, yet it isn’t the most challenging for those of you who simply want to play as part of a group and not be on the most difficult game mode (Elite).
The same limitations of the Elite game mode apply to GIMs. Typical XP bonuses such as the Well of Goodwill will give 50% of the usual bonus (15% rather than 30%), and Vote books can only be opened once every 12 hours.
A requested feature not only on Alora, but on OSRS as well, the Group feature will allow you to form a group of 4 other players to join you on your adventure.
Your team mates are the only other players you could trade with, and are permanent. Once you reach 5 players total, no new players can be added to the team (or removed).
There is no time limit for when you can add players to the team, but once the team is full no changes can be made.
You can use the Group Ironman Orb in the house west of Edgeville to configure your team.
Highscores: (**The Highscores for Group Ironman will be available within 24 hours**)
You can only open a vote book once every 12 hours.
You cannot open another vote book if you still have bonus XP.
Bonds are the only item you can transfer from your main to your GIM.
The same donation rules that apply to other ironmen/classics apply to GIM (mostly cosmetic only).
“Group” clan chat will be auto-joined for GIM players (if not already full).
Similar to Elites, Group Ironmen receive half the usual gold.
Although the poll results were very close, we’ve decided to block GIMs from picking up Bloody keys, at least for the first little while. We very well may allow these to be looted in the near future, though.
At the moment, de-ironing is not a possibility for Group Ironmen. This is due to the fact that teams are final, and once 5 players have formed a team it is something that should be permanent.
Spiky d’hide vambraces now all have the correct Ranged level requirements.
Fixed some pink pixels that would sometimes flash around the inventory area (visual bug)
Fixed a typo when receiving rare loot from a clue scroll (news yell)
Default clan chat changes:
Upon attempting to enter the “Alora” clan chat, if it is full you will be redirected to a “Help” channel (eg. “Help” or “Help1”).
Random events will no longer affect players in the Wilderness, due to them freezing the player and cancelling out combat.
The Antisanta outfit is now tradable. (Custom set)
KOTS winners from December added to the PvM Cup:
(1. Unknown, 2. Sololite, 3. 2 Ridiculous)
Mist battlestaff stand and attack animations have been fixed.
Mist battlestaff requirements (30 attack 30 magic) have been added.
Items such as the Arcane spirit shield will no longer protect over the Elysian spirit shield.
The 3rd age axe can now be used to chop trees.
Cutting speed changes:
The rate at which you get logs from a tree will now be significantly based on the type of axe you use, with Dragon / 3rd age pickaxes being the fastest to chop with.
This won’t bring much change unless you’re using a bad axe.
For example, if you’ve been using a Dragon axe to cut Magic logs, you won’t see much of a difference in the rate at which you obtain logs. If you’ve been using a Bronze axe, though, you’ll definitely notice that it takes longer to successfully obtain logs.
The following have been removed from Alora:
Christmas tree + snowfall objects
Christmas giveaway + Haris NPC
Abyssal dagger poison:
You can now use weapon poison on the Abyssal dagger to convert it to the (p), (p+) or (p++) version.
Special attack energy orb:
An orb has been added to show you how much special attack energy you currently have.
This orb will be hidden along with all the others if you toggle the “Data orbs” setting.
Theatre of Blood loot changes:
When going through a passage, usually HP and Prayer are restored (as well as any lowered combat skills).
We’ve also made it so that special attack energy and run energy is restored, and any poison is cured upon passing through to the next room.
We’ve changed the way in which you receive rare loot in the Theatre of Blood, making it more similar to OSRS. Firstly, the rate of obtaining any rare drop from doing a raid has increased across the board by approximately 17%.
Aside from this, and being the most major change, we’re changing the percentage chance of obtaining each rare item once you have already hit the rare loot table. The Scythe of Vitur will become much more rare, and certain items (Avernic defender, for example) are becoming much more common.
With that being said, these are the approximate percentages of landing each item after this update:
43.5% - Avernic defender
34.8% - Justiciar piece (11.6% chance for each piece)
10.1% - Sanguinesti staff
7.9% - Ghrazi rapier
3.7% - Scythe of Vitur
The visual chart below will show you these percentages more clearly. This was calculated based on OSRS rates, but the only difference is that we’ve made all of the Justiciar pieces the same % rate (11.6%) and removed 1% chance from the defender.
We have not changed the rate of obtaining Lil’ Zik.
The Collection log has been added!
You can access your own collection log through the Quest tab, by clicking on the “View Collection Log” button.
The collection log tracks your drops from bosses, pets you’ve obtained, minigame items you’ve earned, raids loot, clue loot, slayer unlocks and more!
Any items that are already obtained by you and are untradable will already be counted in the Collection log, but any tradable items (Eg. Abyssal whip) will not show up from previous drops. This is necessary as we can’t be sure whether or not the items that are currently in-game were earned or purchased from other players, and the collection log is designed to only track and count loot that you have earned yourself. To make it fair for everyone, all game modes are starting at the same place (only untradables are unlocked).
We’ve attempted to identify combination items as well, for example the Dragon defender (g) will unlock the Dragon defender on first log on. Another example is that if you have the Vorkath slayer helmet, it will unlock Vorkath’s head drop in your collection log.
Welcome screen upgrade:
The email block (top right) can now be clicked to open up your forum inbox.
The store/token block (bottom right) can now be clicked to open up the store on the website.
Both the email block, store block and the “Click here to play” buttons will now all light up when you hover your mouse over them.
Well of Goodwill fee increase:
Since Alora launched over 2 years ago, we’ve had the same cost for the Well of Goodwill, which is 25m GP per 90 minutes. Considering that the economy is quite established, and 25m is not as costly as it was on launch, we’re raising this amount to 100m GP. We’d like for the well to be more expensive so that the donations stand out and are more appreciated, and there is the added benefit of the extra gold being removed from the game will have a positive effect on the economy.
With this change, the announcement for big donations to the well has been increased from 2.5m to 10m.
To encourage players to donate items into the well more often, we’re increasing the amount of GP that items are worth to the well by 50%. This means that instead of the item being worth half of the exchange price when donating it, it will be worth 75% of the exchange price.
Skill tab update:
When hovering over a skill, the numbers will now be formatted.
-> Firemaking XP: 1,000,000
When hovering over a skill, you will now be shown the amount of XP remaining until your next level.
A partner request sub-forum has been added for players looking for a duo partner for Elite Ironman, or a group for Group Ironman. This is listed under the General Discussion forum.
Make sure to report any bugs with this update as soon as you find them so that we can quickly patch them.
We do typically like to stay in line with oldschool updates and content only, though we have made exceptions before. For example, the dice bag technically isn't from OSRS, but we have still added it to Alora (it was added after 2007).
Considering these robes are purely cosmetic, I could probably load them in. The only challenge is that they are designed for the bulkier character models from the HD era (2008+), so they might not look as good on oldschool characters.
I believe MHK locked this topic, however just to touch on the point regarding the fake giveaway, they're all 100% legitimate. I know this because I personally add the bonds to the winners' collection boxes, so rest assured the bonds are indeed being rewarded.
We hope that you've all enjoyed your holidays and New Year's celebrations! The Christmas Giveaway is now concluded, and we've randomly selected a handful of lucky players who have won the prizes listed below. We'd like to thank those of you who participated! Although we did not meet the 30b GP goal, we're still giving away the grand prize along with all of the other prizes.
Due to popular request, and as many of you already know, we're planning to bring a whole new game mode to Alora: Group Ironman!
With this comes some important decisions for what this game mode will be like, but first I'll start by outlining what the general idea behind it is:
Ironman mode which, similar to EIM, allows you to trade only a handful of people who are part of your group.
Permanent group members
Shared bank between group members, but you can also use a personal bank
Group Ironman highscores which will list the average total level and experience of all of the group members.
A new ironman icon which will likely be either green or blue in colour.
What we'd like your opinions on:
The current lowest experience rate is Elite Ironman, which is 4x. Next up is Classic which is 5x, and then Hardcore Ironman at 8x. What should the Group Ironman experience rate be?
Should there be the usual Elite Ironman experience restrictions, such as only being able to open vote books every 12 hours to limit the bonus experience players can receive?
Some players have concerns that Bloody keys would provide certain items (Anglerfish, for example) too quickly to Group Ironmen without having the necessary levels. Should we block Group Ironmen from obtaining and using Bloody keys?
We are considering either green (ranger boots green) or blue (rune blue). Which would you prefer?
We are thinking of allowing either 4, 5 or 6 players to form a group. Which do you think is ideal?
We're looking forward to hearing your opinions on these topics!
It's already well into the New Year for some of you, but the staff team and I would like to wish you all a Happy 2019 nonetheless! We've had an awesome 2018 here at Alora, and we're hopeful for an even better year to come
We're wishing all the best for you guys for this upcoming year, and we hope that it only brings happiness with it. Whatever the case may be, just know that you'll be able to call Alora home and come spend your time here. For those of you going out tonight (or are already out), be safe and have fun!
We're also hoping that you all stick through with your resolutions, since we know @Lowkey won't be sticking through with his!
Hey guys, I would once again like to announce the Vote Competition for the month of January. Your votes will begin being counted on January 1st, 12 am GMT, so be ready, because every vote counts.
What will the rewardsbe?
The top 5 voters will receive the following rewards in order of highest(#1) to lowest(#5) ranked voters, and the rewards will be as follows: 1st - 4 x Bond
2nd - 1 x Prayer Scroll 3rd - 3 x Super Mystery Box 4th - 3 x Mystery Box 5th - 1 x Herb Sack
FAQ Q: What constitutes a "vote"? A: Everytime a player votes and receives an auth, this will count as a vote, and player with the most votes wins! Q: How do I vote? A: You must simply follow this link http://www.alora.io/vote/ to the vote page, click and vote on all of the links, and then use the auth you get at the vote manager in-game to claim your vote book! Q: When will the winners be declared? A: The winners of the competition will be declared after the 15th of January(1-5 days after)!
We hope to spark a bit of healthy competition and get more players voting to help get Alora's name out there a bit more so that we can continue to grow in the future!
IMPORTANT: Ironmen, Classic, Hardcore Ironmen, and ultimate Ironmen will not be able to claim the rewards DIRECTLY onto their accounts unless they are cosmetic, however they may claim the items onto an alternate account that is not an Ironman.
AdditionalNote: The vote competition in such a way that any player with more than 30 votes will be entered into a random draw, where one will be chosen as the winner, giving multiple players a fair chance to win.
The staff team and I would like take a moment to wish you all a Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! Make sure to spend plenty of time with your friends and families, as well as some time with your Alora family
Thank you guys for another awesome year, and I’m looking forward to an even more incredible year to come! Love you guys.
Christmas is almost here! And on Alora, if you’re not already in the Christmas spirit, you definitely will be with this update. If you were here last year, you’ll remember the Alora Christmas giveaway, and you’ll be happy to hear that it’s back again this year! You’ll be able to purchase tickets for the giveaway for a chance to win 1 of 10 IRL prizes. Additionally, Santa’s in need of some help to deliver presents this Christmas and has some enticing rewards if you’re willing to help him.
As our way of getting into the Holiday spirit, and to show our gratitude to all of your continued support over the past 2 years, we’ve decided to host another giveaway with IRL prizes this holiday season!
You can enter in-game by purchasing tickets from Haris at home (leaning on Well of Goodwill).
Tickets cost 25m GP each, and each player (or household if multiple people play from your house) can only have 25 tickets at most. This is very important, if your name is drawn and we find that you’ve purchased more than 25 tickets on multiple accounts you will be disqualified.
The drawing will be on January 1st, 2019 at 09:00 EST.
Prizes are unlocked as everyone collectively hits milestones.
Guaranteed prizes: 7 different Alora hoodies will be given out!
5b milestone: HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset
10b milestone: GTRacing Gaming Chair
30b milestone: Nintendo Switch
How many people will win?
Assuming the full 30b gets donated, there are 10 prizes for 10 players. 3 top prizes listed above, and then the 7 hoodies.
Can the same person win multiple items?
To make it fair for everyone, if the drawing lands on the same person twice, there will be a re-roll. To make this fair, the top 3 prizes will be drawn first, and then the hoodies drawn afterwards.
Can anyone enter?
Yes, anyone can enter, including staff.
If it reaches 30b for the Nintendo Switch, can the other prizes still be won?
Yes, if the 30b is reached, all 3 prizes are rewarded, as well as the 7 sweaters. If only 10b is reached, the first two prizes and the sweaters will be rewarded.
What if I win but do not want the prize?
You can also take the cash equivalent of the prize(via PayPal), or 1.5x the equivalent in Alora tokens.
I have a brother/sister who also plays, can we each enter 25 times?
Unfortunately, there is a cap on the number of tickets and it is set at 25 per household. This is to ensure everyone gets a fair chance and that nobody is cheating. We will be looking into the winners to make sure that they fairly purchased their tickets.
How will the winner be picked?
A random number will be picked, which will correlate to an entry on a list of names. Your name will appear on the list as many times as you’ve purchased tickets, meaning the more tickets you purchase the more likely it is to land on your name.
With Christmas approaching, we’ve set up a nice big Christmas tree at home!
Additionally, we’ve added falling snow around Edgeville.
A heavy snowfall has hit this year, and Santa is in need of some help delivering gifts! Speak to Santa north-east of Edgeville by the Christmas tree to find out exactly what he needs from you.
After aiding Santa with the present deliveries, you’ll be awarded with a few new holiday cosmetics! These items will go to the Lost items manager if they are lost on death.
This event will last until January 1st, at the same time that the Christmas Giveaway is removed. Make sure to complete it before then!
When attempting to click the “Show XP drops” button, the bugged “Look North” button would overlap it. This will no longer happen, and both button boundaries have been fixed.
Fixed some Ornament kits which were equippable.
Beach boxing gloves are now tradable.
Classics will no longer receive reduced GP from money caskets.
3rd Age has been removed from all Mystery boxes, but has been made slightly easier to obtain from Clue scrolls.
A bug which would randomly pull an item from the next bank tab when you are withdrawing the final item in your current tab has been fixed.
Best of luck to those who enter the giveaway! Happy Holidays