Jagex has announced that Runescape and Old School Runescape players will have the opportunity to participate in in-game events to raise funds for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to assist in the preservation of big cats in the wild. Players will be able to adopt companion cubs based on wild cats and can earn special titles for their characters.
Jagex has sent word that tickets for this year's Runefest to be held in October are now on sale. In an interesting twist on ticket sales, players can get hold of one for either real world cash or by using virtual Runescape bonds.
Since January of this year, Runescape developer, Jagex, has been working with the player community to identify and vote on new content to be added to the game. Last week, the first piece of that player-generated content arrived, with the second part to be added later this week.
Jagex Game Studio has announced a debut competitive tournament for Old School RuneScape to take place 24th - 26th July. It will have three different game modes: King of the Hill, First to X kills, and Last Team Standing. Aside from the tournament, the game will also get two new slayer bosses and PvP mode: Deadman.
Jagex has sent word that it has reached a milestone by adding the 200th quest to Runescape. The quest sends players back to an alternate Gielinor, a dimension of disaster, where they have never existed. While there, characters are reset to level one as they journey through the quest line. Not to worry, though: All experience and equipment still exists in the 'real' Gielinor.
Fans of the 2007 version of Runescape will want to check out the "Old School" rebooted version of the game as it celebrates its second anniversary. It is even easier to do than before as Jagex, at the behest of its players, is introducing free to play aspects into the game.
Runescape has plans galore for February, among them, a new intermediate-level quest (requiring level 30 Thieving and Agility) that sees Zamorak and his most elite crew trying to steal the Stone of Jas from the clutches of the master of shadows, Sliske.
Jagex Games Studios has announced the release of Runelabs, an evolved feature built on the Player Power initiative launched at the end of 2013. With Runelabs, players can submit ideas for RuneScape and have those ideas voted upon by the community for possible inclusion in the game.
With a week yet to go, RuneScape players have beaten last year's in-game charity initiative called the Well of Goodwill. During 2013, players raised over $90,000. To date in 2014, the total Jagex is ready to donate to selected charities is over the $120,000 mark with seven more days of giving to go.
Runescape players can now enter the entire Lost City of the Elves, Prifddinas. The city first opened its gates in September and with the latest update, the entire city is available for player exploration. Prifddinas specifically caters to the high level Runescape player community with several features that can only be found here.