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      Zulrah is HERE!   01/05/2018

      Zulrah has finally arrived in the world of Salvage-PS!  Log in and take on Salvage's newest fearsome beast with its true to OSRS combat!
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      Votes on TopG now worth TRIPLE vote points!   01/31/2018

      Hey everyone!  Please be sure to vote a ton this month, as votes on TopG are now worth 3 points each!  I still care about getting votes on the other sites, but TopG has always proven to drive the most traffic to our community.  So please vote each day, and if you only choose to vote on one top list, vote on TopG.  The higher we are on that list and the others, the better off we'll be!  Thank you all for your continued support!
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      Top Lists Are Working, Initial Player Retention Is Where We Fail   02/06/2018

      Hey everyone.  I just wanted to give an update on where we are with new players.  We are constantly having new players join each and every day, but when they come online and see less than 10 people online, they don't even give us a chance.  Many of you who have stuck around did give us that chance, and now you are part of our loyal player base.  I know I've talked about this before, but I just wanted to point something out. The top list listings are working. Players who browse the top lists looking for new a potential server actually stop and download ours.  That means they like what they see in the description and the banner, and we get their traffic.  They don't get to really try out what they saw in the listing because they decide they want a larger player base.  It really just stinks, because if half of these people stayed online for more than an hour, they would see other players joining as well as our regular players hopping online. Yesterday, alone (2/6/18), I count 13 new accounts.  Imagine if these players actually gave us a shot.  For this, I ask you...if you are able to be logged in, whether afk or not, please do so.  If you have two accounts, please log in to both of them.  Player count is one of the first things new players look at when they log in.  Without it, people rarely give us a chance.  This isn't about falsifying the player count, it's about player retention.  I think the true player milestone we have to achieve is 25 online at once.  Once we do that, I feel like we'll be good and won't have to have this conversation again Thanks for sticking around, and if you're new, welcome!  Thanks for giving us a shot!

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  1. Pro Pvmer

    Hell of an achievement, bro.
  2. Updates 2-15-18

    Hey everyone! Huge update today with some amazing content! Enjoy! Added Elite Clue Scrolls! Elite clue scrolls work in the following ways: You can receive them as a clue scroll reward from any tier (except Elite). You can receive them as a drop from certain bosses (check ::drops) You can only have one at a time. You must complete and turn in your clue scroll or drop and destroy it to receive another. A clue is considered complete when you receive your reward casket. There are four different types of Elite Clue Scrolls: Kill Task: This clue will require you to complete a specific kill task (sort of like slayer, but a little different). After completing the clue, speak with Kuradel (Slayer Master tele or Ancient Cavern tele) to claim your reward. Donation Task: This clue will require you to donate some mid-tier item to the Well of Goodwill. Upon using the required item on the well, you will be given your reward casket. Gather Resources Task: This clue will require you to gather fresh resources and turn them in for your reward. You must actually do the work to gather these resources and not just hand them over after buying them from a shop or pulling them from your bank. Speak to the specified NPC to claim your reward. Acquire Points Task: This clue will require you to gain x amount of points in a certain category. Just like the Gather Resources clues, these points must be newly-gained. Speak to the specified NPC to claim your reward. There are three new achievements associated with completing these clues. Progress will be tracked in the description of the clue, so if you aren't sure how you're doing, read the clue again and it'll tell you. OPENING ELITE CASKETS IS TEMPORARILY DISABLED TO GIVE ME TIME TO ADD MORE REWARDS - KEEP THE CASKETS TO COMPETE IN THE CONTEST Added achievements for solving elite clues Added Hide N Seek minigame! Admin+ staff members can start a hide and seek minigame that auto-generates server messages! It's all formal now! Corrected Zulrah's teal phase to attack with both mage and range Fixed issue where players couldn't range Zulrah from the safe spot behind pillar without stepping into the gas Put in possible fix for issue where Zulrah gets stuck on one phase and doesn't attack. Fixed bug that made adamant bolts when attempting to craft ruby bolts Re-ordered players online interface to better represent rank hierarchy Added big fish catching to fishing! There's currently a 1/250 chance to catch a big bass, big swordfish, or big shark. These were inteded to be wieldable items, but I didn't add the final models into the cache...so if you get one now, enjoy the model glitch! Added achievement for catching a big fish Added "::dropparty" (or "::dp") command! Use this to teleport to the drop party building in Seer's Village Added "::votespecial" command for staff! Staff, use this command to remind players of the current voting special offer. Fixed issue where shops with limited quantities of non-stackable items wouldn't lose stock when items were purchased Fixed issue where players could not claim their last vote point of the day Added new server message and modified old ones Modified more item prices and quantities in shops Minor text changes
  3. Updated post with saying contest is live
  4. Hey guys, just a heads-up...Elite Clue Scrolls have been released without the ability to actually claim the rewards from the caskets. I want to add a bunch of new cool items for you all to get from these clues, but I also want to deliver the content I've already made to you. Adding new items takes a huge amount of work, but I really want you all to get started on the grind to completing these clues as soon as possible. Be looking for this update very soon. Elite Clue Scrolls work in the following ways: You can receive them as a clue scroll reward from any tier (except Elite). You can receive them as a drop from certain bosses (check ::drops) You can only have one at a time. You must complete and turn in your clue scroll or drop and destroy it to receive another. A clue is considered complete when you receive your reward casket. There are four different types of Elite Clue Scrolls: Kill Task: This clue will require you to complete a specific kill task (sort of like slayer, but a little different). After completing the clue, speak with Kuradel (Slayer Master tele or Ancient Cavern tele) to claim your reward. Donation Task: This clue will require you to donate some mid-tier item to the Well of Goodwill. Upon using the required item on the well, you will be given your reward casket. Gather Resources Task: This clue will require you to gather fresh resources and turn them in for your reward. You must actually do the work to gather these resources and not just hand them over after buying them from a shop or pulling them from your bank. Speak to the specified NPC to claim your reward. Acquire Points Task: This clue will require you to gain x amount of points in a certain category. Just like the Gather Resources clues, these points must be newly-gained. Speak to the specified NPC to claim your reward. There are three new achievements associated with completing these clues. Progress will be tracked in the description of the clue, so if you aren't sure how you're doing, read the clue again and it'll tell you. Since no rewards will be able to be obtained for the first few days of having Elite Clue Scrolls released, I will be holding a contest! I will be giving rewards to the top three players with the most Elite Clue Scrolls completed! The winners will be rewarded after release of the new items and the ability to open the caskets. Before updating, I will be looking through player files to see who the winners are. 1st place: 3 Elite Caskets 2nd place: 2 Elite Caskets 3rd place: 1 Elite Casket With the release of the new items, these extra caskets will give you more changes to receive these them! CONTEST IS LIVE!
  5. Answer the poll with your number one choice and comment below why you chose what you did, as well as any others you'd really like see! Comment any other suggestions you have as well or post them in the suggestions forum!
  6. Salvage-PS VOTING BENEFITS

    Updated store screenshot, added monthly voting contest information, and prettied-up the whole post
  7. You may have seen a server announcement in-game here and there reminding you to vote, but some of you may have never thought to vote before. There are plenty of benefits involved in voting to warrant your time and energy. Benefits for you: Claim votes using ::reward 1 <the number of votes you wish to claim> Each vote you claim rewards you with a vote book, which you can sell to other players or claim yourself. Each book rewards you with 1m gp, 1 vote point, and 10 minutes of bonus xp. Vote points can be used at the vote shop which contains the following items: Each vote you claim gives you a 5% chance to receive a mystery box as well! Votes are tallied each month per player, and starting in March, we will be holding monthly voting contests! The top 3 voters will receive extra vote books at the end of month to claim and use in store! 1st place: 100 vote books (100m coins, 100 points, and 1,000 minutes of bonus xp!) 2nd place: 50 vote books (50m coins, 50 points, and 500 minutes of bonus xp!) 3rd place: 25 vote books (25m coins, 25 points, and 250 minutes of bonus xp!) Claiming votes is actually an achievement for comp cape, so if you want to comp, there's some extra motivation. Voting a lot means you're dedicated to the server and you wish to see it grow. Being part of that growth is very important when being considered for any staff position. Benefits for the Server: The more votes a server has, the higher it shows up on the different top lists. Top list searchers looking for a new server to play typically either scan through the top 10-15 servers or the servers that have only a few votes and are brand new. Players either want an established server where everything is ready for them or they want to get on a young server and get their foot in the door to have a better chance at becoming staff. Currently, we're right under the top on most top lists. Your constant voting can help us inch higher and higher until we obtain newer players who will do the same. Many RSPS players are aware that most servers now have automatic vote rewards. This is a nice selling point for them, so when they see a server with a bunch of votes, they think that the server must not only be good enough for people to vote for it, but they think it must have great voting benefits. If you love the game and would like to see it grow, please consider voting twice a day. Thank you!
  8. Hey everyone. I just wanted to give an update on where we are with new players. We are constantly having new players join each and every day, but when they come online and see less than 10 people online, they don't even give us a chance. Many of you who have stuck around did give us that chance, and now you are part of our loyal player base. I know I've talked about this before, but I just wanted to point something out. The top list listings are working. Players who browse the top lists looking for new a potential server actually stop and download ours. That means they like what they see in the description and the banner, and we get their traffic. They don't get to really try out what they saw in the listing because they decide they want a larger player base. It really just stinks, because if half of these people stayed online for more than an hour, they would see other players joining as well as our regular players hopping online. Yesterday, alone (2/6/18), I count 13 new accounts. Imagine if these players actually gave us a shot. For this, I ask you...if you are able to be logged in, whether afk or not, please do so. If you have two accounts, please log in to both of them. Player count is one of the first things new players look at when they log in. Without it, people rarely give us a chance. This isn't about falsifying the player count, it's about player retention. I think the true player milestone we have to achieve is 25 online at once. Once we do that, I feel like we'll be good and won't have to have this conversation again Thanks for sticking around, and if you're new, welcome! Thanks for giving us a shot!
  9. pLeAsE aCcEpT mE

    Welcome to the game my man
  10. SalvagePS , Staff / Helper

    Bumped to move to top of forum.
  11. Bumped to move to top of forum.
  12. Staff Application

    Bumped to move to top of forum.
  13. Staff

    Bumped to move to top of forum.
  14. Staff Application Menukaart

    Denied due to inactivity. Please feel free to apply again if you return.
  15. Support/Moderator Application

    Denied due to inactivity. Please feel free to apply again if you return.
  16. Server Support Application | Mills | 01/15/18 |

    Promoted. Thank you for applying.
  17. Hey all, as you see, I've moved the navigation items around a bit to better accommodate smaller screens. The Play Now button is now extra exciting with an added exclamation point (!), as well as bold text. The order of the items now better reflects their importance as well. Thanks to @Jon and @Virtus for the suggestion.
  18. Updates 1-31-18

    Small updates today! Fixed issue where buying full quantity of stackable items in shops would remove the item from the shop Removed a few stackable items from the donator goods shop Reduced quantity of a few items in the donator goods shop A bit more price balancing
  19. Hey everyone! Please be sure to vote a ton this month, as votes on TopG are now worth 3 points each! I still care about getting votes on the other sites, but TopG has always proven to drive the most traffic to our community. So please vote each day, and if you only choose to vote on one top list, vote on TopG. The higher we are on that list and the others, the better off we'll be! Thank you all for your continued support!
  20. Hey guys, I've been meaning to put this thread on here for a while. If you're having issues loading the client, there's a chance your cache may be corrupted. Here, I'll show you how to fix this issue and get back to playing Salvage. Your username and password preferences will not be saved after completing this process, so be sure you have remembered them. "Connection Error", Client Black-Screened, or Client Not Opening after Map Screen: These are the most common issues and all are related to cache and/or client issues. Steps to be sure this problem is resolved are as follows: Close all Salvage Clients Navigate to your C:/users/<your user> directory. Find "SalvageCacheVxxx" folder in that directory. Delete it. In the same directory, find "SalvagePS.jar". This is the actual game client that gets downloaded and updated when you open "Salvage-PS.jar". Delete it as well. To be extra sure the problem gets resolved, delete "Salvage-PS.jar" wherever you put it after downloading it from the site. Re-download from this link: http://salvageps.com/client/Salvage-PS.jar and run it. After running the Salvage-PS.jar client, you should see a status bar show on the map until the client has been updated (you'll see "Completed" on the map), then the client should load and should start re-downloading the cache. During this process, try not to do anything else on your computer for the duration of the download. It helps the speed and quality of the download and gives you a much higher chance on not having corrupt cache. After the cache is downloaded again, the login screen will appear and you'll be able to log in. If this process fails more than three times, contact staff and we'll try to get a solution to you.
  21. Updates 1-29-18

    Hey everyone! Here's the updates for 1-29-18. These updates are all in an effort to create a better economy for the players and encourage skilling. If you think we may have gone too far with the shop item removal, please let us know. Ideally, this system will work when we have a bit more players with plenty of items to sell, but I'm going to see how it works for now. Balanced some item prices and removed multiple items from shops Reduced quantity of certain items in shops Added dragon dart and dragon arrow drops to Salvage's most dangerous bosses Added dragon darts to casket rewards Added casket to loyalty points store Added new items to stardust shop Changed smithing bolt making to make unfinished bolts instead of completed bolts Added bolt making - now add feathers to unfinished bolts to create usable ammo Added bolt tip making - use a chisel or the chisel in your tool belt on different gems to create bolt tips Added enchanted bolt making - use bolt tips on finished bolts to create enchanted bolts Added oysters to big net fishing rewards for player to be able to make pearl bolts Added two new achievements related to making bolt tips and enchanted bolts Minor text fixes
  22. Updates 1-25-18

    Hey everyone! Here's the much-needed updates for 1-25-18! Integrated with new vote service! Type ::vote in game to be brought to vote page and type ::reward 1 <amount> to claim your vote books! More enhancements may be coming with this shortly. Added new promote and demote commands for use by Owner and Manager. Elite void knight armor now reflects cost shown on screen.
  23. quick update

    It wasn't, I moved the prices to the official one.
  24. Forum Permission Updates

    After @jdmmills made me aware that players could not post in the "Report a Bug" sub-forum, I've changed the permissions up for you to do so. You will also have a few other permissions on other sub-forums you may not have had before. This especially goes for the Top Donator rank, as I didn't give that rank any permissions when I made it (accidentally...sorry, @Brad). If you think you should have access to a sub-forum and you don't, please let me know.
  25. Thieving Skill Guide

    I guess I need to make a guide master rank.