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Fight Pits and Banking

Posted by Jon Wood on Sep 19, 2005  | Comments

Fight Pits and Banking -

Today is a day of posting over at the official Runescape site. They have posted not one, but two changes to their game. Both seem to be in place to improve the gaming experience.

 First, the developers have announced a new "Massive Mini Game" known as "The TzHaar Fight Pit":

Beneath the Karamja volcano there lies a hidden city, inhabited by strange mysterious creatures known as TzHaar.

While they're normally secretive creatures they have decided, for reasons best known to themselves, to open up part of their city to outsiders. Dare you take on the might of the TzHaar Fight Pits?

Access to this area can be found via the Karamja volcano dungeon.

This new underground city includes:

  • 2 brand new map squares featuring some of the greatest graphics ever released into the game
  • 7 new monster types
  • 7 new pieces of combat equipment (above rune level) for all 3 of the combat types
  • A bank and new shops
  • A new minigame, the TzHaar Fight Pit.

The TzHaar Fight Pit

Following the success of our Castle Wars update last year, we have decided to make another player versus player combat minigame. To give players more variety, this is a somewhat different formula to Castlewars, with less focus on the team tactics and more on the me versus the world style of gameplay. The objective in the pit is simple Kill or be killed. Last one standing wins. If death does not flow freely enough for your TzHaar spectators they will hurry things along, so dont spend too much time guarding your friends - eventually you'll find they turn on you or face the wrath of the TzHaar.

Although dying in the city itself will still mean normal death, dying in the fight pits themselves is exactly the same as dying in Castle Wars (no item loss and no deathtrip to Lumbridge), so you have no excuse not to visit! Try out the fight pits today!


Runescape has also  advanced the cause of MMO gaming feeling more and more like real life, as players will now be able to have the added security of a PIN number when doing in-game banking. The goal for this feature is the same as the goal of real-world banks; to give added security to it's patrons.


The Bank of RuneScape is launching its new Bank PIN system today. Customers may ask for a 4-digit security number to be set on their bank accounts. If they do, they will be required to enter this number before they can remove items from their banks (but they shouldn't have to enter it more than once in each login session). This is intended to provide a little extra protection for players' items if their RuneScape accounts get stolen.

Please note, this feature is available to free and member accounts.

Customers interested in the Bank PIN system must read the Bank PIN FAQ page before trying to set a PIN.

Please remember:

  • Once you have requested a PIN on your bank account, you will have to wait 7 days before it becomes active. This delay is intended to protect players from having PINs put on their accounts by other people.
  • If you forget your PIN, you will have to wait a few days before you can take anything out of your bank. Customer Support will not be able to tell you the number.
  • You should NEVER tell ANYONE your PIN. Our staff will NEVER ask you to say your PIN in the game, nor will we ever require you to e-mail it to us, nor enter it on any website form. Anyone trying to make you do these things is a scammer!

For more information on RuneScape, click here.

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