Some Like it Cold / QBD Changes / Bans / Patch Notes

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7:38 PM - Aug 07, 2012 #1

Some Like it Cold

Quest Guide: http://runescape.wikia.com/wiki/Some_Like_It_Cold


Tonight there's gonna be a jailbreak in Some Like It Cold: the latest in the series of quests starring RuneScape's megalomaniacal penguins. Expect espionage, improbable disguises, circus-loving seal guards, and good old rock n' roll.

While following a lead regarding the whereabouts of a lost comrade, Teddy the polar bear spy has been captured by long-standing enemies, the seals. Diplomatic relations between the two factions are already frosty, and tempers are starting to heat up in this cold war.

Your mission - should you choose to accept it - is to infiltrate the POW (Prisoner of Walrus) camp in which Teddy is incarcerated. With the help of rock gods Ping and Pong, you'll locate Teddy, incite a riot, beat the guards at Battlefish, and enact a prison break like no other.

Rewards include a boatload of Fishing, Crafting, Construction and Thieving XP, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. There's also a new thieving-based event in Balthazar Beauregard's Big Top Bonanza; the opportunity to customise your clockwork penguin suit; and a surprise for sharp-eyed spies among you.

Finally, there's an Early (Flightless) Bird Bonus for everyone enjoying Some Like It Cold fresh from the freezer. Complete the quest by the 21st of August 2012 (GMT) to earn an Early Bird XP tome, which imparts the following:

40k Crafting XP
40k Thieving XP
10k Construction XP
10k Fishing XP

How to start Some Like it Cold:

Speak to Chuck in Ardougne Zoo. Note that Chuck will only appear if you meet the quest requirement given below.

Requirements:

You must be a member.
65 Fishing
56 Crafting
50 Construction
50 Thieving
Hunt for Red Raktuber

Mod Nancy

In Other News[/b]

Queen Black Dragon Changes:
We've put together a raft of improvements for the Queen Black Dragon based on your feedback, in particular the well-reasoned threads of Tamond and Korey the l.

Summoning charms have been added to the drop table of the QBD, and some of the less profitable rewards have been removed.
Mature grotworm drop tables have had some items removed.
Tortured souls should no longer wander off after teleporting in for a shadow attack.
There is now a ~10 second cooldown on the normal dragonfire, to avoid unfair spamming of an unblockable attack.
There is now a ~30 second cooldown on the siphon life attack.
Shadow attacks and the summoning of tortured souls can no longer occur within 10 seconds of each other. This is to prevent situations where both of these occurring near-simultaneously could result in having too many shadow attacks on the ground at the same time.
The click area on the QBD's grotworms has been slightly increased, as they were hard to click on with the zoomed out camera.
The click area on the tortured souls has been reduced. Siphon life will no longer fill up your screen with a giant click area, due to the spell effects.

Bug Abusers Banned

We have recently fixed a GP bug related to the money pouch, and its use within the Duel Arena and the Crucible. Specifically, the bug was only found by players with maximum cash stacks and so is limited to a very small number of accounts.

Sadly, some of these accounts have chosen to abuse this bug several times to generate large amounts of wealth. This is strictly against our rules, and always leads to related accounts being banned, wiped clean and left with no chance of ever being accessed again - no exceptions. People who abuse bugs will simply not be tolerated and are not welcome to play RuneScape, regardless of how long they have played or paid for.

Here is a list of some of the accounts we have banned (in no particular order):
2QO 2475 Total (Maxed Player)606 Days Played
2College2054 Total170 Days Played
TzTok-Roy2327 Total335 Days Played
DeadEternity2496 Total (2 200m xp stats)462 Days Played
Zeke1690 Total121 Days Played
00O0OlI0lIO0 856 Total54 Days Played
Tncd1128 Total87 Days Played
lbw976 Total27 Days Played
TvF2132 Total279 Days Played
x4v693 Total157 Days Played
WASTEDMONKEY1978 Total198 Days Played
Rs Completed2496 Total (Maxed Player)302 Days Played
d4rk_mayhem1791 Total296 Days Played
Serasha2381 Total334 Days Played
i am WeeHoo1889 Total197 Days Played
FlashZxFOur11386 Total132 Days Played
Shopkeeper2338 Total256 Days Played
We are also removing the wealth from any associated accounts (mules and secondary accounts owned by the same player) found gaining wealth from the accounts mentioned above.

As well as the above, there are several other accounts that have accessed the bug but have not abused it. We will be rolling these accounts back to Friday 3rd August, before the bug was being abused and before they gained any wealth from it. We have taken this step to avoid any significant inflation issues and also to keep the game fair to everyone. Since it's possible that these accounts found the bug by mistake, and were not abusing it, we have decided to offer the benefit of the doubt and not ban them.

Thanks to a new way of analysing data we can be very sure who was, or was not, abusing the bug. We are 100% sure that the actions we have taken are therefore accurate and we will be using this new data system to help us deal with other issues in the very near future.

For those of you concerned about the rare objects being removed from the game after the bans and rollbacks - don't be. We have several clever and fair ways of making sure that the numbers of these rares (like party hats) remain the same.

Lastly, if you experience or hear of a bug in the game, the right thing to do is submit a bug report so that we can review it and fix ASAP.

Thanks for reading. It's very sad for all of us when these things happen, but nobody likes a cheat and actions must and will be taken.

PATCH NOTES

Graphical:

In the Gielinor Games, the finish line always appears on restarting the Head-to-Head race.

Skills & Minigames:

The camera now resets correctly when leaving the TokHaar Fight Kiln.

Other:

Players can no longer collapse from exhaustion over the finish line in the Head to Head Gielinor Games race, then proceed to freely walk around the area.
Picking up Dungeoneering keys no longer cause the camera to zoom in.
Camera zoom will no longer randomly reset itself.
Contribution points gained from the Gielinor Games have been altered to scale with the amount of XP gained.
It is no longer possible to smuggle items out of the Gielinor Games Resource Race.
Runners who have been removed from the Head-to-Head race no longer count as potential winners of the race, causing the wining player to lose.
The "No conditions present" effect text now appears consistently on runners within the Head-to-Head race.
It is no longer possible to reach the end of the Cheese Wheel Rolling race.
Players who were sapping Monkey Knife Fighters when a server crashed can once again sap the monkeys.
Players can once again chop the Blisterwood tree in Darkmeyer if they were unable to due to a server crash.
A discount for the Deep-Sea Fishing animation and the Gravedigger emote has been added.
The Boogie bow can now be reclaimed from Diango.
Some mouse cursors have been graphically updated.
Shark fists 1, 2, 3 and 4 have been added to the Attack skill guide.
The Armadyl battlestaff is now wielded with the same animation as other staves.
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Joined: 7:17 AM - Jul 11, 2011

7:45 PM - Aug 07, 2012 #2

Darkstdragon wrote:Bug Abusers Banned

We have recently fixed a GP bug related to the money pouch, and its use within the Duel Arena and the Crucible. Specifically, the bug was only found by players with maximum cash stacks and so is limited to a very small number of accounts.

Sadly, some of these accounts have chosen to abuse this bug several times to generate large amounts of wealth. This is strictly against our rules, and always leads to related accounts being banned, wiped clean and left with no chance of ever being accessed again - no exceptions. People who abuse bugs will simply not be tolerated and are not welcome to play RuneScape, regardless of how long they have played or paid for.

Here is a list of some of the accounts we have banned (in no particular order):
2QO 2475 Total (Maxed Player)606 Days Played
2College2054 Total170 Days Played
TzTok-Roy2327 Total335 Days Played
DeadEternity2496 Total (2 200m xp stats)462 Days Played
Zeke1690 Total121 Days Played
00O0OlI0lIO0 856 Total54 Days Played
Tncd1128 Total87 Days Played
lbw976 Total27 Days Played
TvF2132 Total279 Days Played
x4v693 Total157 Days Played
WASTEDMONKEY1978 Total198 Days Played
Rs Completed2496 Total (Maxed Player)302 Days Played
d4rk_mayhem1791 Total296 Days Played
Serasha2381 Total334 Days Played
i am WeeHoo1889 Total197 Days Played
FlashZxFOur11386 Total132 Days Played
Shopkeeper2338 Total256 Days Played
We are also removing the wealth from any associated accounts (mules and secondary accounts owned by the same player) found gaining wealth from the accounts mentioned above.

As well as the above, there are several other accounts that have accessed the bug but have not abused it. We will be rolling these accounts back to Friday 3rd August, before the bug was being abused and before they gained any wealth from it. We have taken this step to avoid any significant inflation issues and also to keep the game fair to everyone. Since it's possible that these accounts found the bug by mistake, and were not abusing it, we have decided to offer the benefit of the doubt and not ban them.

Thanks to a new way of analysing data we can be very sure who was, or was not, abusing the bug. We are 100% sure that the actions we have taken are therefore accurate and we will be using this new data system to help us deal with other issues in the very near future.

For those of you concerned about the rare objects being removed from the game after the bans and rollbacks - don't be. We have several clever and fair ways of making sure that the numbers of these rares (like party hats) remain the same.

Lastly, if you experience or hear of a bug in the game, the right thing to do is submit a bug report so that we can review it and fix ASAP.

Thanks for reading. It's very sad for all of us when these things happen, but nobody likes a cheat and actions must and will be taken.
I've missed these kinds of posts..where Jagex lays the law down and not goes easy on rule breakers.
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8:49 PM - Aug 07, 2012 #3

is it sad that i have more days played than one of those maxed players and i have a 2.2k total?
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Joined: 12:31 AM - Oct 21, 2009

10:01 PM - Aug 07, 2012 #4

you still play rs vinnie lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qs05jMud1I
I don't want to fuck some cunt who fucked like 70 dudes in my town. I want the bad bitch who loves vinyl and is picky.
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Joined: 4:16 AM - Dec 29, 2009

10:08 PM - Aug 07, 2012 #5

man all these patch notes about server crashes
rs servers used to be like nokia phones, wtf happened
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Joined: 10:05 PM - Aug 21, 2009

10:10 PM - Aug 07, 2012 #6

lo
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12:04 AM - Aug 08, 2012 #7

lo
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12:05 AM - Aug 08, 2012 #8

i'm just trying to play some cw here scott, but i keep gettin crashed
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6:56 AM - Aug 08, 2012 #9

Dang coulda made bank



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Joined: 8:08 PM - Oct 07, 2008

7:36 AM - Aug 08, 2012 #10

2 x 200m stats and got banned, I'd be so pissed lol.

Also;

For those of you concerned about the rare objects being removed from the game after the bans and rollbacks - don't be. We have several clever and fair ways of making sure that the numbers of these rares (like party hats) remain the same.

Very curious as to how this is implemented.
Last edited by Mizen on 7:38 AM - Aug 08, 2012, edited 1 time in total.



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