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Achievements (also known as Tasks and previously known as Achievement Diaries) are challenges that players may complete in order to earn rewards. The Achievements system consists of Achievements grouped under skills, areas, PvM, and completionist categories.

Future updateEdit

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A second phase of updates to the Achievements system was planned for May 2017, but has since then been delayed.[1] It is now intended to be released in August 2017.[2] The second update will bring a list mode toggle.[3] General improvement to the interface will include a highlight for the currently selected category; a counter of how many achievements completed/total number of achievements; the option to hide locked achievements that the player does not meet the requirements for; and inclusion of an achievements' difficulty in its name. The interface will also return to any previously opened achievement or category/tab upon being re-opened.[4] It will be possible to move out the active path into a separate interface.[5]

The overview tab will also be improved with tweaks to the progress bar colours and addition of mouse-over information to achievements displayed in the "almost there" and "recently completed" sections. More achievement paths will be added, increasing the number to 22,[3] especially for newer players. The Burthorpe and Taverley achievements will be incorporated into this and will introduce how various skills interact with each other. New paths will also be added for high-level players, including a suggested path to completing The World Wakes. This is currently in QA and is expected to be released in patch notes ahead of the second achievements update. There will also be more achievements added to the PvM categories[4] and more "fun" achievements, such as defeating the Dagannoth Kings whilst wearing full yak-hide armour and a Fremennik round shield.[6] The number of "kill X" style achievements will be reduced by about 50%.[3]

The update will also add an achievement score system. Achievements will be weighted according to their difficulty and totalled to give a score for each player. Heavily luck based achievements will not get a score.[3] This will be visible in a new tab on player examines; which will also show up to 4 achievements favourited by the player. Making your examine hidden will prevent other players from viewing information about your achievements.[3] There will be the option to compare examines with players on your Friends List who are on the same world as you.[5]

A further future patch note will be to add counters for a number of achievements: the number of bosses needed to be defeated for Reaper Crew; memoriam crystals; and chompy birds killed. The achievement tracker interface will be improved with the text wrapping and resizing correctly, more distinctive pin icon states, and clicking on a tracked achievement redirecting the player to its entry in the achievement system. Completionist achievements will be alphabetised. Completionist achievements will return to being a list without icons or titles.[5] Checking the "hide completed" option for achievements will now hide paths for which all achievements are complete.[4]

The Achievements systemEdit

To access the Achievements system, players should click on the Hero Hero interface icon icon in their interface. In Legacy-mode you'll need to click the Settings-icon to access this. Doing so will bring up the Hero interface. By opening the Achievements tab, a player can view an overview of the Achievements (including the Path System), list of all Achievements and a tracker for Achievements.

Skills AchievementsEdit

The skills Achievements lists milestones in each of the skills. The last Achievement in all skills is reaching level 99, except for Dungeoneering, Slayer, and Invention that continue until level 120.

Area AchievementsEdit

Area Achievements are tied to a specific area and are meant to test the player's knowledge about that area. There are currently fourteen areas that have Tasks to complete.

The areas view shows set task Achievements for each of the locations and difficulties. When the player hovers their pointer over a set tasks Achievement, the reward for completing the set will be shown.

The Achievements for areas are split into five categories, based on their difficulty: beginner, easy, medium, hard, and elite. The easiest Achievements usually do not require any skill levels to complete, but most higher Achievements tasks require the player to have high skill levels and difficult quests completed, as well as in-depth knowledge of a particular area within RuneScape, such as the TzHaar Fight Caves. With the exception of the Lumbridge and Draynor Tasks, the Achievements are for members only, as many Achievements involve members' skills or quests. A small number of the Varrock and Falador Tasks can be done as a non-member, but the task set will not be 'completed' unless the player is a member. With the release of the Wilderness Tasks, there are 690 area Achievements in total. Once a player has completed all area Achievements, he/she may be required to lobby for the Achievements to be registered as completed.

Completion of all of a particular area's easiest grade of area Achievements enables players to claim an antique lamp, claim a unique wearable item for that area that has special abilities, and unlock extra benefits from resources in that area. Completion of each subsequent grade of Achievements upgrades the wearable item, unlocks better benefits, and provides more lamps. Some other miscellaneous tasks generally give small cash rewards that can be collected from Explorer Jack. Following the update on 6 December 2011, cash rewards were added directly into the money pouch, though other rewards still needed to be claimed from Explorer Jack.

Task complete side popup

The pop up that appears when a task is completed

When an area Achievement is completed, players will be informed in the chat interface, and that particular Achievements will be struck out in the journal. A popup at the top of the screen will also inform the player that the Achievements is completed. These popups may be disabled from the Achievements list.

If 350 area Achievements are completed, the player will unlock the music track The Task at Hand. If all area Achievements are completed, including those that are not part of an area set, the player will unlock the Taskmaster emote.

There currently is no Achievements Tutor, although many NPCs, such as Sir Vant in the former tutorial, have mentioned one.

List of area AchievementsEdit

There are fifteen Achievements areas at the moment:

Task area Taskmasters
Lumbridge and Draynor Tasks Beginner: Explorer Jack
Easy: Bob
Medium and Hard: Ned
Falador Tasks Easy: Redbeard Frank
Medium: Chemist
Hard and Elite: Squire Asrol
Ardougne Tasks Easy: Dr Orbon
Medium: Town crier
Hard: Aleck
Clan None
Desert Tasks Easy: Grand Vizier Hassan
Medium: Zahur
Hard: Ali the Mayor
Elite: Clay golem
Daemonheim Tasks Easy: Dungeoneering tutor
Medium: Marmaros
Hard: Talsar
Elite: Thok of Daemonheim
Fremennik Province Tasks Easy: Council workman
Medium: Yrsa
Hard and Elite: Advisor Ghrim
Karamja Tasks Easy: Pirate Jackie the Fruit
Medium: Kaleb Paramaya
Hard and Elite: Jungle forester
Menaphos Tasks None
Morytania Tasks Easy: Hiylik Myna
Medium: Robin
Hard: Strange Old Man
Elite: Old Man Ral
Tirannwn Tasks Easy: Elf Tracker
Medium: Gwir
Hard: Arianwyn
Elite: Elen Anterth
Seers' Village Tasks Easy: Seer
Medium: Stankers
Hard and Elite: Sir Kay
Varrock Tasks Easy: Rat Burgiss
Medium: Reldo
Hard and Elite: Vannaka
New Varrock Tasks Tiny Zemouregal
Wilderness Tasks Easy: Mr Ex
Medium: Mandrith
Hard: Quercus
Elite: Kolodion
Lodestone None

RequirementsEdit

Skill requirementsEdit
  • The left table shows the skill levels required to complete all Tasks, including the levels needed to complete quests that also are required. The right table shows the skill levels required to complete all Tasks available in Free-to-play.
  • Temporary boosts may be used to obtain the required level to complete certain Tasks.
  • The current experience required to complete all of the Tasks is 140,978,512 excluding skill requirements of quests required for some Tasks and assuming no skill boosts are used. This is roughly 5 times the amount of experience required to complete all current quests and earn the quest point cape.
  • The current experience required to complete all of the Tasks available in free-to-play is 2,485,014 assuming no skill boosts are used (the same even if skill requirements from quests are included).

* - You require at least one skill with at least level 99, or own the quest point cape for one of the Tiranwnn Elite Tasks.

Total level: 2400
Attack 90 Constitution 90 Mining 90
Strength 90 Agility 90 Smithing 95
Defence 90 Herblore 94 Fishing 96
Ranged 90 Thieving 95 Cooking 95
Prayer 95 Crafting 98 Firemaking 92
Magic 90 Fletching 93 Woodcutting 90
Runecrafting 91 Slayer 95 Farming 91
Construction 90 Hunter 90 Summoning 95
Dungeoneering 95 Divination 90 Invention ----
Attack style icon fixed 127 Quest 275* Task icon fixed ----
Music icon fixed 500
Total level: 529
Attack 20 Constitution ---- Mining 30
Strength ---- Agility ---- Smithing 68
Defence 25 Herblore ---- Fishing 30
Ranged 5 Thieving ---- Cooking 50
Prayer 45 Crafting 50 Firemaking 60
Magic 59 Fletching ---- Woodcutting 30
Runecrafting 57 Slayer ---- Farming ----
Construction ---- Hunter ---- Summoning ----
Dungeoneering ---- Divination ---- Invention ----
Attack style icon fixed 52 Quest 33 Task icon fixed 10
Music icon fixed ----


Quest requirementsEdit

The list below shows the quests required to complete all tasks. The quests are listed by location.

Lumbridge/DraynorEdit

Players also need to have started Dragon Slayer, which requires 33 quest points.

Burthorpe/TaverleyEdit
ArdougneEdit

Note: Although these are the only quest requirements, more quests may be needed for the 500 song requirement.

FaladorEdit
FremennikEdit
MorytaniaEdit
KaramjaEdit
Seers' VillageEdit
VarrockEdit
DesertEdit
DaemonheimEdit
TirannwnEdit
WildernessEdit

RewardsEdit

Tasks setEdit
Main article: Tasks set
Elite task set
Antique lampsEdit

Antique lamps require the player to have a certain level in the skill it is used on. The highest such requirement is 85-98, for the lamps awarding from 50,000 to 95,000 experience.

In total, the antique lamps from all area Achievements combined grant 2,385,500 experience.

DialogueEdit

PvM AchievementsEdit

The PvM Achievements are grouped into four subcategories.

Solo PvMEdit

The solo PvM category only has a single Achievement:

Achievement Requirement
Like a Boss Kill a boss goblin in the Goblin Village.

Group PvMEdit

The group PvM category currently has no Achievements.

RaidsEdit

The raids Achievements consist of the following:

Achievement Requirement
Hero of the Goebies Complete all of the Beastmaster Durzag and Yakamaru achievements listed.
  • One more couldn't hurt...
  • Prison break
  • Day at the pound
  • Animal cruelty
  • Gong maintenance expert
  • Better not touch
  • Day at the aquarium
  • How to make friends and influence people
  • All together now
  • Rewind
One more couldn't hurt... Defeat Durzag without killing Cormes.
Prison break Have at least one Goebie survive the fight with Durzag.
Day at the pound Defeat Durzag without killing Cormes.
Animal cruelty Have Durzag deal the killing blow to both Tuz and Krar.
Gong maintenance expert Defeat Durzag with all gongs repaired but unused.
Better not touch Defeat Yakamaru with all but one member of the raid still poisoned.
Day at the aquarium Defeat Yakamaru with one durable jellyfish and one reflecting jellyfish still alive.
How to make friends and influence people Use asphyxiate on Yakamaru's north pool and have the whole raid survive.
All together now Defeat all four images of Yakamaru with ten seconds of one another.
Rewind After defeating all of the images of Yakamaru, allow the boss to consume a Durable Jellyfish.

GeneralEdit

The general category currently has no Achievements.

Completionist AchievementsEdit

The completionist Achievements lists the achievements for completionist cape, trimmed completionist cape, and master quest cape.

HistoryEdit

The first achievement set (Karamja) was released on 8 May 2007. It was originally named an Achievement Diary and had three difficulty levels: Easy, Medium, and Hard. The interface resembled that of the quest list and was actually a sub-menu of the Quest Tab. As with quests, each diary turned green once completed. Achievement diaries were later split into a separate interface tab, merged into the Noticeboard tab, and eventually put in the Hero interface in RuneScape 3.

A total of six more Achievement Diaries were later released. The Ardougne Tasks, released on 20 October 2009, was the first set to have a fourth difficulty level, Elite. Elite Tasks were added to most other areas on 7 September 2010.

On 24 November 2010, the system of Achievement Diaries was changed into the Task system. The interface was redesigned, extra rewards were added, and more tasks (not considered to be part of the Lumbridge and Draynor Tasks set) were released for the Lumbridge area, meant as an introduction to the Tasks system for new players. Since then, more tasks have been periodically added to this generic set. Many of these "Miscellaneous" tasks are very simple to complete (e.g. Use the "Run" feature) and as such have a Beginner difficulty level.

On 19 September 2012 the Task System was renamed Achievements.

On 18 April 2017 the interface was reworked to include the skills, PvM, and completionist Achievements too instead of just area Achievements.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Patch Notes - 22/5. 22 May 2017.*
  2. ^ Mod Mark. "August – The Month Ahead." 28 July 2017. RuneScape News.
  3. ^ RuneScape's August Month Ahead - Live Stream. 1 August 2017.*
  4. ^ Mod Stu. "Achievement System Dev Blog." 25 May 2017. Future Game Updates Forums.
  5. ^ July - RuneScape's Month Ahead Live Stream. 28 June 2017.*
  6. ^ Possible new achievements. 5 July 2017.*

TriviaEdit

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