The year has just begun and Jagex has already laid out loads of the new content that RuneScape players can expect over the next few months. Community Manager Mod Shauny has showcased the game updates that are planned for release over the course of the next four months or so.
RuneScape’s 18th birthday on January 4th will bring back the celebratory in-game item ‘Anniversary cake’. The main event will be on January 7th when Mining and Smithing skills get a full rework. Mining rocks will no longer make them deplete, so players will not have to hop worlds to find them. The tiers of ore and metal also will require the same level to mine and smith as they do to wear the gear made with them. Player-owned farms will get improvements with newly purchasable animal stables and farmhands to hire.
Webzen has announced that the fourth class addition to their browser MMORPG MU Ignition named the Magic Gladiator is now playable. The Magic Gladiator makes use of Magic Spells and melee combat with swords. Along with the new class, the latest update also added the new Monster Card Gallery system that allows players to raise character attributes by collecting various monster cards. Mutated monsters will now spawn in fields and will drop valuable equipment and rare items.
“The 4th Class of MU Ignition, Magic Gladiator will be available. Magic Gladiator is exceptionally adept in Magic Spells and Swords. Magic Gladiator is able to use both Dark Knight and Dark Mage’s equipment flexibly. Players can also equip the Magic Gladiator with exclusive wings available only for this specific class. This powerful new class brings more benefits by earning 7 stat points, instead of the original 5 stat points, for every level gained. Players can create Magic Gladiator through the use of Bound Gem or Gem Shop.”
Jagex has announced that RuneScape Classic will be shutting down in a few months partly due to exploits. They explain that with advances in technology to further support both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, their tools are no longer compatible with the Classic version. In particular, the tools for detecting macro’s and ensuring community safety. This action will ensure that the abuse of 3rd party macro tools and the ever increasing botting issue will end.
Jagex is giving a two and a half month heads up for players to have the opportunity to have their last goodbyes. The RuneScape Classic servers will be taken offline on August 6, 2018 8:00 AM BST. Players can continue to play as normal until that date. Meanwhile, Old School RuneScape has already begun beta testing for its mobile version and RuneScape’s mobile version is not far behind.
Wild Buster: Heroes of Titan is an odd cross-over between hack’n’slash MOBA and MMORPG that was initially released as a free-to-play game in South Korea. Its publisher InselGames released the game as buy-to-play in North America just five months ago in December of 2017. Now Insel Games has decided to transfer Wild Buster’s publishing rights to IDC Games, a publishing studio with other MMORPGs like Weapons of Mythology: New Age and Margonem.
The transfer has changed the name of the game altogether from Wild Buster: Heroes of Titan to Champions of Titan. The new publisher has also decided to use a free-to-play business model, perhaps as Insel Games should have done when Wild Buster first launched in the West.
In celebration of the holidays, Wild Terra, the sandbox open world multiplayer RPG is allowing all players from European regions to freely play on one of its European servers. Granted, this only allows you to try the game’s test client. You will still need to purchase the game to access the live servers and live client. During this time, a 30% discount has been made available.