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Old School RuneScape Tweaks League Requirements, Proposes a Runecrafting Minigame

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After opening up  League III: Shattered Relics last week, the Old School RuneScape team is making some tweaks based on player feedback on strategic restrictions including the cost of skill unlocks, and other fixes. Also up for player feedback is the idea of a new planned minigame that, if voted in, could be added in March.

League III got some hotfixes last week and today there's some more downtime scheduled.  since this round launched, there have been lots of players trying it out and giving feedback. Among the feedback was that getting to the best fragments and set effects took too long and some tasks requirements weren't as attainable as they should be. So the team is changing skill unlock costs, adjusting boss unlock costs, and lowering some task requirements and set affect activation value requirements.

Also potentially in the works is a mini game that was hinted at in December 2020 as a potential new training method. Now the team has finalized the lore and published a description of this mini game that would emphasize training Runecraft. They're calling it Guardians of the Rift, and it will be available for the community to vote on soon.

Guardians of the Rift would center the Great Guardian trying to close the rift, with Rift Guardians that you can keep charged, create more of later, and otherwise help protect the Great Guardian. Eventually, Abyssal creatures will start to spawn and attack the Great Guardian. From there you’ll have to work to craft the right runes, keep all your help energized, and keep the Great Guardian powered up. Tougher mobs will also begin to spawn and a different phase of strategy will begin, since if the Rift Guardians go down, they’ll block the path but you can mine them for Essence and they’ll disappear. Make it through the whole minigame, which would be non-instanced, so it would happen only once per world at a time, and reap some significant Runecrafting XP. You’ll gain Runecrafting XP throughout all of the rounds though.

For more on the proposal for Guardians of the Rift, head to the announcement over at Old School RuneScape.


Christina Gonzalez

Christina is MMORPG.COM’s News Editor and a contributor since 2011. Always a fan of great community and wondering if the same sort of magic that was her first guild exists anymore.