Hello Zenyte! Welcome to the 5th edition of the monthly newsletter. @Panda has allowed me to run this month's edition since I have way to much free time on my hands. This newsletter was originated by Panda to keep the community up to date with important information like major content updates, active events, staff updates, and interviews with community members. If you have any recommendations for future content updates to the newsletters, please send me or Panda a PM as we love to get some more community driven content! As always, I hope you enjoy this months issue!
Zenyte is currently looking for QA members to find any issues or quirks with new content that is set to release in order to prevent faulty errors on the live game. Bosses, skilling, items, tournaments, PvP, mini-games and so forth all need to be tested in detail to reach up to our standards. If you decide to reach out and become one of our QA Testers, you'll be one of many who shape our game into the best it can be — a very important position to hold.
We're only looking for individuals who are extremely experienced with OSRS game mechanics, content and general knowledge. We need to know that you know what is right and what is not to save time which could be spent on other pieces of content. If you're someone who meets that criteria, this is a position for you and we urge you to get involved. If you do not have detailed knowledge of the game, you will be instantly denied and or removed from the team.
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Note: Applications will be closed on the 30th of June, 2019!
Notable Server Updates
Seeing as this is the first edition after the server released there are a lot of updates that were performed this month. Here are some of the most notable:
Achievement diary completions will now appear in your adventurers log
Exp mode changes now appear in your adventurers log
Barrows item drops now appear in your adventurers log
Crystal items can now be imbued
Bonds can now be given to other players
Defence multiplier for PvP fights has been reset to 1.0
Untradeables are now kept in inventory on death in non-wilderness zones.
Hespori flowers will now always die from a single hit.
Krystilia no longer randomly sets your respawn location to Lumbridge when you talk to her.
500-total milestones are now submitted to the adventurer's log.
Fixed an issue with bones-to-peaches spell.
Fixed some problems with Cerberus.
Fixed an issue which caused the Giant Mole from freezing stuck.
Boss tasks are now functional.
Mage arena II
Players can start the dangerous minigame by talking to Kolodion who can be found within the mage bank in deep wilderness. The minigame requires players to have at least level 75 magic, although higher levels are strongly advised. Magic level cannot be boosted to start the minigame early.
After speaking to Kolodion, players are informed to go seek for three creatures, all representing different gods. Kolodion needs players to bring him the remains of the creatures to harness their power. After bringing him all three of the remains, players are able to imbue a god cape of their selection by showing it to Kolodion.
All three creatures are able to deal high damage and combo the player out with ease! Beware before starting the minigame. Every single one of the creatures can hit upwards of 43 if the correct protection prayer is not used, besides that they are able to perform combo-attacks which can damage players even more than that.
Finding the creatures is slightly different to how it works in OS: Each player is assigned a unique location where they will be able to find the creature. Multiple people can be killing creatures simultaneously regardless of the location. Every 30 minutes or after the spawning of a creature the unique location is reset and will be re-rolled for the next creature - it can be any of the 15 possible locations, including the same one as previous. The locations are more or less the same as in OS.
Players are able to go to the Ectofuntus north of Port Phasmatys to grind their bones into bonemeal and sacrifice it to the ectofuntus.
Sacrificing bonemeal to the ectofuntus grants 4x the experience you would normally receive by burying the bones. Players can do this by bringing bones and some empty pots to the upstairs of the ectofuntus and putting the bones inside the hopper, then grinding them through the grinder and lastly taking the bonemeal by using an empty pot on the bin. In order to sacrifice the bonemeal to the ectofuntus, players must also obtain some slime. To do this, players have to go to the bottom of the ectofuntus and use empty buckets on the pool of slime. Each pot of bonemeal requires one bucket of slime. Every sacrifice performed at the ectofuntus grants the players 5 ecto-tokens. These tokens can be used to charge the bonecrusher at a rate of 25 charges per ecto-token.
Evil Bob's Island -
As a mechanic to fight against bots, we have implemented the Evil Bob's random event. This is a forced event that the players must complete in order to get off the island. Players will only be teleported to the island if they're out of combat and aren't in a restricted area. The frequency of the event is currently set to on-average once every five hours per player, with a guaranteed hour limit between events to ensure this doesn't occur too frequently. Please note: If the event is still too common, administrators are able to decrease the frequency of it through commands.
Players will occasionally be teleported to the island where they must feed Bob the correct fish in order to escape. To determine what the correct fish is, talk to the servant found on the island. They will explain and show you where you must catch the fish from. Beware: If you catch the fish from an incorrect side of the island, you will not be able to get off the island until correct fish is fed. You MUST feed Bob the correct fish.
When you complete the event, you will be granted an antique xp lamp. The lamp provides 750 experience multiplied by your experience rate in any skill except for Construction. There is no level requirements to use the antique lamp - this allows skillers and other special builds to train skills they normally would not be able to.
You can find these and many more updates/bug fixes from this month here!
We had multiple staff updates during this month of June. Here they are:
Erza has been promoted to Global Moderator
Jop has been promoted to Moderator
Stygian has been promoted to Moderator
Hide has been promoted to Moderator
@Hxrdcorehas been promoted to Server Support
@Ferhas been promoted to Server Support
@Zayhas been promoted to Server Support
@Zoophas been promoted to Server Support
@Destructionhas been promoted to Server Support
@Tranquilityhas been welcomed back as a Server Support
Erza has been promoted to Administrator
uTorrent has been promoted to Global Moderator
Python has been promoted to Global Moderator
Hxrdcore has been promoted to Moderator
N has been promoted to Moderator
@Rubyhas been promoted to Forum Moderator
@Lifehas been promoted to Server Support
@Harshhas been promoted to Server Support
@Engagehas been promoted to Server Support
@Adamhas resigned from his role as a Moderator
@Ferhas resigned from his role as a Server Support
Destruction has been promoted to Moderator
@Chophas been promoted to Server Support
@Echohas been promoted to Server Support
We had a few updates to the rules so it's best to make yourself familiar with them:
Refunds [Scams, Disconnects, etc.] We are NOT held responsible for members who have lost, disconnected, etc. while being located within the wilderness. Entering the wilderness is at people's own risk, however, we have but a few rules:
Disconnections will not be refunded.
Donations will ONLY be refunded if the player has NOT been given their items or position after 72 hours, otherwise, a refund is not required. Once items are claimed within the game, they will no longer be eligible for refunds.
Reset of due to software functionality loss will be refunded if he or she has posted valid proof of their purchase in the relative board, otherwise, a refund is not required on our part.
Scammed members will not be refunded because there are simple tactics to not be scammed, such as using a middleman (staff member or trusted ranks).
Account sharing is not of our concern and is at the discretion of members to do so, however, members who do decide to do so and have had their accounts muted, banned, or otherwise “hacked” will be at their own fault.
Hacking refunds will not be handed out, the reason for this is that we provide enough safety measures for this to be avoided.
Glitch refunds will ONLY be refunded if the member has 100 percent proof, and has proof of the items prior to the glitch happening. Note that if a developer (or whoever has spawning abilities) does not see the proof to be enough, it can be declined and a refund is not required.
Punishment for Scams & Hacks
1st Offence: Permanent Ban| 2nd Offence: IP Ban
Third Party Software Any software that is used to allow the member to have an unfair advantage in any way will result in punishment. We want to create a fair environment where all players have an equal chance of all of our features. Software includes automation tools, macros, bots, auto-typers, auto-clickers, and tools that circumvent any of our mechanisms designed to automatically log out inactive users.
Punishment for Third Party Software
1st Offence: 24H Ban + Individual Stat Wipe | 2nd Offence: 1W Ban + All Stats Wiped | 3rd Offence: Perm. Ban
You can find our rules here!
So for this month of the newsletter I interviewed one of our recently promoted server supports. @Chop. The interview went as followed:
That brings us to the end of the newsletter this month. Please let me know if you have any recommendations on things you would like to see added to these post in future months. I hope you enjoyed this issue and I also hope you all are just as excited for Zenyte's launch as I am. We are on the home stretch ladies and gentlemen!