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      Shutting Down Salvage   03/05/2018

      Well...I've always hoped I wouldn't have to make this post, but I think it's time. Unfortunately, I'm going to be shutting down the server.  I just don't have enough time to bring you all the content you deserve.  It really does suck because I've put a bunch of work into the server, the website, and everything else that goes along with it, but it's time to accept it.  Besides not having enough time to develop what needs to be developed, the multiple $300 15-day advertisements, expensive premium listings, and other forms of marketing weren't really working for us, so it's hard to have the motivation to continue. What kept me going was you all, the players.  I loved the reactions I received after each update and the overall support for wanting to see us grow.  Many of you all have donated to help keep the server running, and it worked out for a long time, but we were just never able to get over that 25 online threshold.  Regardless, thank you to our generous donators.  We would not have made it this far without you all.  I must say it again...thank you. At one time, our community was strong and it seemed like only a matter of time before we would grow bigger, but something happened and that time has passed.  Other servers nowadays are just too far ahead of us with OSRS content that it's hard to compete.  Let alone, OSRS has snagged a bunch of private server players again because of how much content Jagex's team is pumping into it.  As a one-owner/developer private server, it's just too much to keep up with.  These other servers have entire teams on payroll thanks to their years of success.  It's difficult to measure up to these guys starting out by myself and not having enough income to support a few other developers. As far as the future goes, my vision is muddy.  I would like to think I'd be able to re-launch the server in the future once I have more time, but as a full-time employee of a tech company where I do software development 40+ hours a week, I'd like my hobbies/free time to not include programming.  If I do re-launch, you'll receive an email saying so.  Until then, I recommend checking out some of these other servers which I've been playing around on to try to spawn some ideas: Battlescape - It's a nice old school server with a ton of new OSRS features, but they do seem to pad their player count (I literally counted 35 people when it said over 100 were online). Survive-RS - This is a brand new server with a bunch of potential.  It's a survival-style take on OSRS, where there's zombies all over the place and you have to eat to replensih energy and scavenge for your equipment.  It's currently in beta, so there are some bugs, but the gameplay is very fun.  I see some similar qualities to myself in the owner as well. *Note, I was not paid to link these...I just enjoyed playing them. The website will be up until the middle of April and I'll be taking the server offline today.  Thank you to everyone who brought wonderful suggestions to the game and an awesome personality to the community.  Maybe we'll see each other again on another go around.  On behalf of the rest of the Salvage staff, thank you and farewell.   -Justin


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  1. Salvage-PS Item Characteristics

    Updated new characteristics of Serpentine helm variants
  2. Hey guys! I just wanted to give you an update on my Zulrah development. As some of you know, I'm creating a 100% true-to-Runescape Zulrah. I'm about 98% done with development and I'm just working out a few kinks, so expect an update with Zulrah VERY soon! In the mean time, grind out getting a Staff of the Dead drop from K'ril or a Trident of the Seas drop from Kraken because you'll want one of those when you get a magic fang drop from Zulrah! Keep the suggestions coming and thank you all for being so loyal to this server. ~Justin
  3. Hunter Skill Guide

    Another awesome guide. Way to go, man.
  4. How do you use your recovery email?

    The recovery email isn't really a recovery email, currently. I plan on making this automatic in the future, as well as maybe adding some other account security such as 2fa and security questions.
  5. Salvage-PS Item Characteristics

    Added new Zulrah-related items and alphabetized list
  6. Updates 12-29-17

    Hey, everyone! Sorry it's been a while, but here's the start of some NEW frequent updates! Fixed CPU Ban Added starter limit of 3 Added Mask Box as a rare clue scroll reward Fixed issue where the bonecrusher settings button in the toolbelt interface didn't function properly Stubbed out cure poison option for right click on Consutitution bubble Buffed XP of Elite Donator Zone Magic Tree and Rocktail Barrel Made Elite Donator Zone only reward noted resources 10% of the time for the Magic Tree and Rocktail Barrel. XP is now halved for when resources fail to be gathered. Fixed issue where players were not getting maxed rank in game Added Staff of the Dead to K'ril Tsutsaroth's drop tables and to Donator Shop 2 for 50 points Zulrah-Related Updates (Still NOT Released): Added Serpentine Helm to game with working poison immunity effect Added Serpentine Visage to Zulrah drop tables, as well as Extremely Rare Magma and Tanzanite Mutagen Added Serpentine Helm crafting and recoloring Added Magic Fang to Zulrah drop tables Added Toxic Staff of The Dead and Trident of the Swamp to the game with venom effect Added ability to make Toxic SOTD and Toxic Trident by combining base weapons with Magic Fang
  7. A Few bugs & Suggestions.

    Moved to Suggestions sub-forum
  8. Graphics

    Do you mean a place to post graphics you've made? Just as a show off? That would go here: http://salvageps.com/forum/59-images/
  9. I'm BACK!

    Hey everyone! It's been a solid month since I've been active thanks to that business trip and CoD WW2 coming out, but I'm back! I've been working behind the scenes on getting Zulrah finished to really come back with a bang. Zulrah will drop the toxic blowpipe, of course, but there's also some other things I have in the works that will really be exciting. I won't really be online until I get this all finished, but I plan on seeing a lot of you back online here soon! Thanks for sticking with us while I've been gone. I appreciate everyone's patience. ~Justin
  10. Maxed rank request

  11. Holiday events

    I like the idea, and hopefully I can get one out for the holiday season coming up
  12. Hey guys, "4ourth" (unsure of in-game name) shared the Group Legend plugin with me on discord. I had been looking to add this plugin since I made the site, but was never able to find it. I must have been searching for the wrong words. Anyways, thanks to him for supplying that. View it at the bottom of the home screen or view it below in this post and let me know what you think! Thanks.
  13. Bonecrusher error?

    No...that IS the amulet of ranging. That's not the bonecrusher. Lol
  14. New Forum Rank Banners!

    Hey everyone, Thanks to @Sad, we now have rank banners! You will notice rank banners for each rank you are attributed. Check out http://salvageps.com/topic/79-rank-requirements/?tab=comments#comment-187 to view the requirements for each rank, and make a new post here to get this added to your forum account!
  15. Updates 10-28-17

    Hey guys, here's the update logs for 10-28-17: Removed 50% bonus donation points event for my birthday (THANK YOU FOR ALL THE DONATIONS!) Decreased drop chance of Trident of the Seas and Abyssal Tentacle Added Dragon Boots and Infinity Robes to the Boss Point Shop Fixed equip config for Hexcrest and Focus Sight Fixed "Teleport Using a Lever" achievement Added wildy to Ardougne and back teleport lever and KBD to home teleport lever
  16. Hey everyone, I just wanted to keep you all updated. I'm leaving on Tuesday to go to Las Vegas on a business trip and won't be back until the following Saturday. While I'm gone, I won't be able to get on much, if at all, which means there probably won't be any updates next week. I'm working hard on getting Zulrah finished (I'm currently working on writing my own combat strategy for him, trying to recreate the OSRS implementation exactly). Hopefully I can get Zulrah released before I leave, because after I get back, I'm also going to be spending a lot of time playing the new Call of Duty. I can say that @Eyan will be doing the same, and I'm sure a few others of you are as well. I'm still going to have some time to play and work on Salvage while I'm at work. Consequently, I'm not going to be running any ads anywhere to try to get new players in the next few weeks. I'd much rather be there when new players join and be constantly pumping out updates if I'm spending everyone's donation money on ads. After a couple weeks when the honeymoon phase wears off with the new Call of Duty, @Eyan and I will be fully back in the action with regular updates. I hope you all have a good week! Thanks for your understanding and patience.
  17. Brad donated again...

    No news here, just @Brad is top donator again. Thanks, you mad man.
  18. Green's intro

    About time you introduced yourself. Lol
  19. Sapphire Rank

    Done. Thank you for your donation.
  20. Updates 10-19-17

    Hey everyone, here's the updates for 10-19-17. Sorry it's taken so long to get another update out, but I've been SUPER busy at work (where I usually work on the game...shhhh): For a limitted time, earn 50% MORE donator points for every donation! To celebrate Justin's birthday, this event will be going on until October 28th! Buffed Toxic Blowpipe accuracy by 50% and drastically increased damage multiplier for each dart type Fixed "Defeat Kalphite Queen" achievement Construction changes: Fixed issue where players could remove garden with the only exit portal in it Fixed issue where players could not enter home when not having an exit portal Fixed issue where removing an exit portal or decorative rock in a formal garden would spawn wrong hotspot, allowing players to mass-click any formal garden-specific furniture to gain xp without building anything Changed teleport location for house exit portal to right outside portal instead of construction teleport Fixed some required items for different house furniture including stuffed heads Added Crawling Hand, Abyssal Demon Head, and Kalphite Queen head to their respective drop tables
  21. Quest to Comp! Update (10-14-2017)

    At first, I wasn't sure whether I wanted to see new topics posted for every update, but I'm liking what you're doing. Keep it up, bud.
  22. Server Support Application Template

    Modified staff application template to include note about total time played.
  23. If you wish to apply to become Server Support, please use the following template and post a new topic in this thread. DO NOT DEVIATE FROM THIS TEMPLATE. ANY APPLICATIONS NOT IN THIS FORMAT WILL BE REJECTED. Do NOT pm staff to look at your application. Be patient and we will keep you in consideration while we make our decision. NOTE: Total time played is only a metric. It is not, by any means, a direct representation of your game knowledge. If you have 100 hours played, but have sit AFK for 80% of it, we know your game knowledge will not be up to par with other potential applicants with the same play time. We look for individuals with the know-how to be or become great staff members, not someone who can log in and stay AFK the entire day. In-game Name: Total Time Played (provide screenshot): Have you, or are you able to join our community Discord server? Timezone: Age: Staff Experience (Please do not disclose server names:) How many hours a day do you spend on Salvage? What time(s) are you usually on Salvage? (e.g 3am-7am) Are there any days that you are unable to play Salvage? Have you ever been warned or infracted by a staff member on Salvage? (If yes, please explain.): What 5 qualities do you feel you possess that will make you an exemplary Salvage staff member? 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) In 3 short paragraphs, why do you feel you are right for the position you wish to acquire?: What do you hope to achieve if you are promoted?: If there is one rule you wish to change or address, what rule would it be? (Must answer) How do you feel about respect, loyalty, and rule enforcement as a staff member?
  24. I've updated the AFKing rule, so I'm locking this topic.