A graphically updated Port Sarim is under attack from vicious pirates headed up by the evil slaver Jed, whom you first battled in Meg's cases. Fight back and earn reward tokens for some really cool cosmetic gear.
Also, get to grips with a new Port Sarim miniquest to gather yourself a crew – a requirement for accessing the Eastern Lands, which are coming July 25th.
Finally, the Watch have been keeping an eye on how you've been handling Telos and have made an improvement to the boss's reward system – check it out!
Port Sarim Invasion
This is a temporary free-to-play event linked to the upcoming Eastern Lands. This event will run from now until 25th July at 23:59 UTC.
Please note that combat is not safe. In the event that you die in combat, you will need to reclaim your items from your gravestone, or from Death.
Port Sarim is under attack from Jed and his vicious band of slavers! From skilling to killing, there is loads you can do to repel the pirates and earn fantastic reward tokens in the process.
Once you have enough tokens, convert them via your inventory into Supply Caches containing a host of awesome items like oar weapon overrides, various XP lamps, a Skulls pirate cape and the bizarrely awesome cannonball head cosmetic.
To introduce you to the Token system, talk to either Seasinger Jemi in Burthorpe or the Guard Captain in Port Sarim and receive an initial stash of tokens to get you started. Earn more Tokens by:
- Killing the attacking pirates (also gives Combat XP)
- Making cannonballs (also gives Smithing or Herblore XP)
- Making batches of gunpowder (also gives Smithing or Herblore XP)
- Repairing the prison walls (also gives Crafting or Construction XP)
- Firing the cannon at Jed's ship (also gives you Ranged or Firemaking XP)
*Click on the tokens in your inventory to bring up the event interface. Should you wish, this will allow you to toggle which kind of XP you receive from each Port Sarim Invasion activity, and turn on/off Combat XP.
Gather a Crew - Miniquest – Eastern Lands
This is permanent content, and a requirement for accessing the Eastern Lands
This miniquest is a requirement for sailing to the Arc Islands and beginning your Eastern Lands adventure. Start it by talking to Trader Stan, whose fantastic standing animation "Stan-ing Around" can be won at the miniquest's end!
Port Sarim Graphical Improvements
Although it's a little bit on fire at the moment, Port Sarim is looking its finest thanks to a brand new graphical update. Sails are taller and brighter and everything is looking shipshape and Sarim fashion. Don't just take our word for it, judge for yourselves:
Boat to the Arc Community Event – starting Thursday 14th July
In the vein of Lost Sword of Raddallin and the Heart of Gielinor Encampment, we're proud to present a boat building community event themed around getting to the Eastern Lands.
This will be covered in full later this week, but it is worth noting that more tokens for rewards in the Port Sarim Invasion event can be earned by taking part, along with a unique set of rewards.
Telos | Zamorakian Ability Codex
We've been monitoring prices for the various Telos boss rewards and have decided that the Zamorakian Ability Codex needs changing to better reflect its value in comparison to the weapons.
Due to its lower profitability, many of you have not been using your anima orbs (the 3 untradeable items dropped by Telos) to create the codex.
As a result, we've chosen to remove the anima orb cost and have the ability codex drop directly from the boss. Players who already have the dormant codex will have it converted to the active version.
For the usual patch notes, head over to the forum thread.
This week's live streams
Each week we stream Q&As, in-game events and more. Watch the streams and find a full streaming schedule on the Twitch channel. Check the YouTube channel for videos you may have missed, including information about what you can expect this July.
Tuesday, 12th July | 16:00 Game Time | Arc Q&A #1 – Welcome to the Arc!
In the first of two Arc streams this July, we'll be looking at the islands of Waiko, Aminishi and Whale's Maw and all the awesome stuff you can get up to within them.
Ask your questions on our forums, Reddit, or by using #RSQA on Twitter!
Friday, 15th July | 20:00 Game Time | Update Preview with Mod Shauny
Find out what you can expect from Monday's patches and more with Mod Shauny this Friday night.
Sunday, 17th July | 19:00 Game Time | PvM with Mod Lee!
Mod Lee will be hosting some Community PvM goodness live on Twitch.
In Other News
Friday, 15th July | 14:00 Game Time | *ALL NEW* Facebook Q&A with Mod Osborne!
Get ready for something all-new, and all-awesome. We'll be streaming live from our Facebook page this Friday afternoon, where you will be able to ask Mod Osborne anything you like. Sit back, relax, and enjoy his dulcet tones through your PC or phone!
JMod Snapchat takeover – Mod Orion – Thursday!
Mod Orion is one of the Guardians - the developer team behind the Arc. Tune into Snapchat this Thursday, and maybe you'll get some cheeky Arc teasers!
Check out a day in his life at 'runescapegame' on Snapchat, and share your favourite screenshots using #JModSnapchatTakeover on Twitter and Instagram!
Competition Winners | Facebook Summer Sweepstake
Congratulations to dracojimsta, winner of our Facebook Summer Sweepstake! Dracojimsta won the awesome new MSI Gaming Laptop. The runner up and winner of the live-sized Dragon Claws was Naruedyoh. Well done as well!
Have a great week!
The RuneScape Team