BEHIND THE SCENES
The Month Ahead: March With 2 Grandmaster quests releasing this month, March is going to be one of our greatest months ever. This week, Mod Mark popped in to talk quests, gods and a whole host of other updates. Our main update this month is all about one character, a character whose name has been whispered in the shadows ever since the treacherous acts of the Second Age, whose empire stretched across the world and whose influence shaped humanity more than any other. It’s been hinted at in quests, confused by cats. The list goes on, and on. It’s all about the big man himself, Zaros. In an epic new Grandmaster quest, with requirements including 76 Slayer, 75 Divination and 67 Summoning, you’ll get the opportunity to meet Zaros yourself. Whether you’re a fan or not, the world guardian has the power to bring this enigma back to RuneScape, judging his worth first hand. It won’t be easy, and nor should it be. There’s some fiendishly difficult combat encounters, fantastic puzzles and some really tough choices to make along the way. You’ll also need to explore the lands of Freneskrae, which is undoubtedly the best piece of environmental and landscape work we have ever done. The reveals in this content are huge – we’re blowing the lid off some of our best kept secrets, so expect the unexpected! It’s fully voice-acted and has some amazing new tunes – I played through the content myself a few days ago and it was truly amazing. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. To get you ready for it, we are releasing a smaller update just before, focussed around Mahjarrat memories. Kharshai’s keen to know what the other Mahjarrats have been up to and you and your newly found Divination skills can help him out. It’s not a prerequisite to the Zaros quest, but there are some rewards that could help while you attempt it. The beginning of March will also see the release of One of A Kind, which was unfortunately delayed from February. We always say we want these things to be as good as they can be and so we decided to add a few more weeks to its development to reach our lofty expectations and trust me it’s been well worth it. All of this means that March is going to be a great month for questers and lore lovers. We have a huge amount of other updates in March which are spread far and wide throughout the game. Here’s a list of some of my highlights. There’s more world map improvements with better tooltips and information on the quests. You’ll be able to equip or unequip items straight from the bank, drag items from the bank to your inventory, in fact, a whole load of updates that help you organise your banks without needing to go via your inventory. There are new slots being added to Dungeoneering load outs, which shields and off-hands can be added to. There’s a huge range of player suggested improvements being added to the circus, like improving the agility XP return, removing the circus equipment and turning circus outfits into overrides. We’re also making a new customisable ribbon much like the pre-RS3 tabs, which will be totally definable by you. You’ll be able to get your hands on some cool Solomon’s stuff this month too, with new wings, a drake fire warship, Divination animations and some cool new outfits. Wooters out! Next week, we kick off our quest fuelled month with our latest Grandmaster quest coming to Gielinor, One of A Kind.