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  1. Here's the updates for 8-23-17!  This is a big one with a lot of new stuff!  Enjoy!

    • Added Daily Events!
      • Motivote Monday - double vote points
      • Treasure Tuesday - double clue scroll drop chance
      • Bossing Wednesday - double boss points
      • Throwdown Thursday - double pk points
      • Bonus XP Weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) - bonus xp
    • Added new Zogres & Skogres minigame!
      • Teleport to the Zogres & Skogres area in the minigame teleports to try your luck at receiving ogre coffin keys.  Open the ogre coffins within the area with them and receive special rewards!  Be on the look out for a special, ogre artefact, which grants you double damage towards Slash Bash, and provides you with a chance to receive a special drop from him. (Currently, it's just an uncut onyx, I haven't figured out what I want the rewards to be, but I wanted to get the content to you all.  I recommend saving up on the ogre artefacts for when I add the special drops.)
    • Buffed all stats for Slash Bash by 50%.
    • Ogres and Jogres now have a change to drop Jogre Bones instead of useless Ogre Ribs.
    • Changed Kalphie Queen drops to second form
    • Added Kingly Impling spawns to Donator Zone and Elite Donator Zone.  There are now five in each, along with the ones in Puro Puro.
    • Fixed issues with crystal chest and decreased delay time.
    • Removed unlimitted prayer from Moderator rank.
    • Added ability to pray and use bones on altars in player-owned-houses.
    • Offering bones at altars provide the same multipliers as real RS with two burners lit.
    • Nerfed multiplier for offering bones on normal altars from 3.5x to 2x.
    • Buffed bury xp of bones by 50% to compensate for the nerfed normal altar. Offering Frost Dragon Bones at your guilded altar now provides the best xp in game, besides curved and long bone offerings.
    • Made a few text changes.

  2. Hey everyone!  I know it's been a while since I've had an update, but I've been working on this one:  HISCORES!

    Hiscores has been requested by so many of you all, and it's always been a top priority on my plate.  It took me a long time to get it setup because I consistently over-thought things.  I took the long, hard way around instead of just doing what I should have done in the first place.  Either way, Hiscores are live, and if you don't see your name on the list, you have to log in and out of the game.  I have a bunch of smaller updates planned for the next few days that should fix and improve those small quirks in Salvage which frustrate players.  If you have any suggestions for bugs/new content that would fix those quirks, please let me know!

    Link to Hiscores: http://salvageps.com/hiscores/

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  3. Hey, everyone.

    I've been getting some feedback lately that a few players are thinking that I'm edging towards a P2W model with the new updates.  I wanted to let you all know that this is NOT the case.  Allow me to explain:

    The new cache updates took a LOT longer to get working than I expected.  I basically used the cache of another released server to be able to have these new items for the server, but there were some items that were messed up still and needed to be fixed (there's more that I didn't realized need to be fixed and are now broken - i.e. the Fire Cape).  There was a lot of code to write which I was not familiar with in any way, which all has to deal with model ids.  There's typically 3 model ids related to each item, and figuring them out is extremely difficult if they haven't already been released on a forum like Rune Server.

    At the same time, I had started getting complaints from a few players saying the server wasn't being updated regularly enough and they were wanting more content.  It bothered me to hear this because I was currently working on the biggest update the server had ever seen, and I felt pressured to release it to show that I AM still wanting to improve the server.  I worked long and hard on getting the cache right, so it would be a one-time download for all the new content that there was to come.  I got the cache to a point I believed was good enough to release, but I also wanted to add a way for players to acquire these new items and give me feedback on their performance, so I added a few to the donator shop.  This is what seems to have angered people.  In my update log, I did mention the Drygore weapons and hybrid armor sets would be for donators only, and I plan on that staying true, but the vine whip, in particular is the other one I added which will soon be available from a boss drop.  The first line of the update log mentions that there's going to be new items to come.  THIS INCLUDES MULTIPLE WEAPONS WHICH WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE THROUGH BOSS DROPS.  The reason I haven't added these weapons yet is because there's a lot of custom code involved in getting them to function the way they were meant to function...and I wanted to get the update out as soon as possible -- one, because people wanted an update, and two, I knew I would be going out of town for the weekend after.  I just wanted to get some content out there for people to start messing with (if they wanted to).

    I am currently working on fixing a few minor glitches involved with changing the cache, as well as a bunch of smaller things players have reported as being annoying.  These small improvements will be accompanied by at least one new weapon dropped by an existing or a new boss.  I haven't made it that far, yet, so bear with me.

    I do want to remind everyone that this is NOT all I do.  I have a full-time job, a passion for drag racing (where I was last weekend), a girlfriend, a house I'm trying to fix up, along with other things a normal person should have in their life.  While I am occupied most of the time, I feel I can still pump out regular updates after I get the backbone of the server straight again.  I am NOT giving up on the server, because a few players haven't given up on me.  Improving and maintaining the server is not on the back burner.  I've met some awesome people and gotten a lot of feedback on what should be added or removed, and I wish to see this server grow as much as any player who has invested a lot of time into it.

    I appreciate everyone's support, and I ask that you please bear with me until I can get the bulk of the new items into the game via drops, because this is not, and will never be a P2W server.  I do have to give players who are able and willing to donate a reason to do so, because the server has to stay running, and that takes money, so they can get a slight advantage if they wanted to.  In case you're wondering, the next bulk amount of donations I get will go directly towards advertising, because having just the spots on the toplists that we have is not doing enough to get new players on the server.

    That being said, I want to make things enjoyable for every type of player.  I don't want to hide anything from my players, and I hope you all wouldn't hide anything from me.  Please, if you have any feedback, no matter how harsh, please let me know.  It can be public or private, I really don't care, because there's a chance other people feel the same way you might, and I want them to know how I feel about them as well.  If you enjoy the server, the staff, and your fellow players, help me help you to get this server to where it should be...one of the top RSPSs out there.  If you've made it this far in reading, reply with your favorite color and an out of ten current server rating.

    Thanks,

    Justin

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  4. Hey, guys!  Sorry it's taken so long to get another update out, but as you all may have known, I was working on a big update.  Well, here it is:

    • Added cache for multiple new items in the game, be on the lookout soon for different items (and maybe bosses) being added!

    • Reduced price of Nex armor sets to 50 points in donator store

    • Reduced max hit multiplier of nex sets to 1.2x from 1.3x

    • Added hybrid armor sets. Vanguard, Trickster, and Battle-Mage armor can now be found in the donator store.  These are donator exclusives.  A full hybrid armor set gives players a 1.4x max hit multiplier for the primary combat style the set is designed for, plus a 1.2x damage multiplier for the secondary combat style.

    • Added Vine Whip.  This is currently a donator exclusive, but will be available as a future boss drop.  Stats are (currently) 1.25x that of the regular Abyssal Whip.

    • Added Drygore Rapier and Drygore Longsword.  These are donator exclusives.  Stats are (currently) 1.25x that of the Primal Rapier and Primal Longsword, respectively.  I plan to add the ability to change the color of your Drygores in the future.

    • Fixed text input issues, now you can type quotation marks.

    • Added bolt racks to stardust shop

    • Removed unlimited prayer from Moderator rank

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  5. 12 minutes ago, Skittle said:

    A more consistent update timetable with regular scheduled updates would be great. Nothing a player loves more than seeing a consistently updated server, even if they're just small changes. 

    I'm currently working on a big one (new items and bosses), so that's what's been taking up my time.  I have a lot of smaller updates planned for after this goes live as well.


  6. Hey everyone,

    Today begins a new month, which means top lists reset their votes.  This allows smaller servers to have a chance at growing once again.  As you all may know, I purchased the premium on TopG, so we should always at least be on the front page, but I want to shoot for a high rank on the other top lists as well.  After getting some feedback, I've removed some of the top lists from the voting page.  It was sometimes too much of a hassle to vote on every single page and wasn't really worth the reward you got in the end.  I'm going to be adding a double vote rewards day soon (probably going to be held every Monday), so that should assist with the situation.

    What I am asking from you now is that if you really do enjoy the server and you want to see it grow quickly, please, vote on the remaining top lists twice-daily.  I'd love to see some more players around here so we can have an active community and eco.  Please keep the suggestions coming on whatever you think may help the server improve.  I greatly appreciate your support.

    -Justin


  7. Salvage-PS currently contains items that holds some special characteristics which many new players might not know about.  They would either have to hear about the characteristics from other players, learn about them themselves, or look back at the update logs to see what I've added to them.  This guide will aim to alleviate that headache and explain what each item has to offer.

    • Slayer Helmet/Hexcrest/Focus Sight:  While wearing either of these items, your potential max hit will increase by 12% for the given combat style (Slayer Helmet = Melee, Hexcrest = Magic, Focus Sight = Ranged).  Works on and off task.
    • Full Slayer Helmet:  While wearing a full slayer helmet, your max hit will increase by 12% for any combat style.  Works on and off task.
    • Nex Armor Sets:  Wearing a complete Nex armor set (Torva, Pernix, or Virtus) increases your potential max hit by 20%.
    • Hybrid Armor Sets:  Wearing a complete hybrid armor set (Vanguard, Trickster, or Battle-Mage) increases your potential max hit for the armor's primary combat style by 40% and the armor's secondary combat style by 20%.
    • Penance Gloves:  While wearing Penance Gloves, any special attack accuracy bonus from another player will be eliminated.
    • Penance Boots:  In the Wilderness, your run energy will deplete.  While wearing Penance Boots, your run energy will never deplete.
    • Ogre Artefact:  Deal double damage to Slash Bash while the Ogre Artefact is in your inventory.  Upon killing him, the artefact will be destroyed and you have a chance to receive a special drop.
    • Drygore Rapier/Drygore Longsword:  Drygore weaponry currently has 1.25x the bonuses as their primal counterparts.  This means they are, by far, the best melee weapons in the game.
    • Magic Secateurs:  83.33% chance to harvest each consecutive herb (after three herbs) instead of 75% chance from regular secateurs.  Can be equipped or in inventory.
    • Queen's Secateurs:  87.5% chance to harvest each consecutive herb (after three herbs) instead of 75% chance from regular secateurs.  Must be in inventory.
    • Ring of Wealth: Increases chance of getting rare or better drops by...a pretty substantial amount...:D
    • Ring of Fire: 1.5x Firemaking xp when equipped
    • Ring of Forging: 100% chance to successfully smelt iron bar and 2x Smithing xp for smelting when equipped



    *Keep watching this list, as others are sure to be added!

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  8. 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:

    • Each auth code you claim rewards you with a vote book, which you can sell to other players or claim yourself.  The reward for claiming the book is 1,000,000 GP each and 1 Vote Point (which means 12m GP and 12 Vote Points if you vote on all the sites!).  Vote Points can be used at the vote shop which contains the following items (currently 7/18/17):

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    • As of 9-26-17, claiming an auth code gives you a 5% chance to receive a mystery box as well!
    • Claiming votes is actually an achievement for comp cape, so if you want to comp, there's some motivation already.
    • 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.

    I have a few ideas to make voting even more beneficial to the player in the future.  If you love the game and would like to see it grow, please consider voting twice a day.  Thank you!

     


  9. 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?

     

    Have you, or are you able to join our community Skype chat?

     

    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?

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  10. All donators get access to the exclusive Donator Zone.  Diamond+ Donators also get access to the Elite Donator Zone, which contains afk skilling!

    Sapphire - $10

    • 1.15x all experience in all skills
    • Steal noted items from all stalls
    • Ghost chair while ::afk
    • 10% chance to re-roll casket when no reward would be given
    • ::yell ability with 60 second yell delay

    Emerald - $50

    • 1.25x all experience in all skills
    • Steal noted items from all stalls
    • Ghost chair while ::afk
    • 15% chance to re-roll casket when no reward would be given
    • ::yell ability with 30 second yell delay
    • Godwars killcount required to enter boss room reduced to 10

    Ruby - $100

    • 1.5x all experience in all skills
    • Steal noted items from all stalls
    • Ghost chair while ::afk
    • ::yell ability with 15 second yell delay
    • 25% chance to re-roll casket when no reward would be given
    • No Godwars killcount required to enter boss room
    • 5% chance to get double rare drops

    Diamond - $250

    • 2x all experience in all skills
    • Steal noted items from all stalls
    • Ghost chair while ::afk
    • ::yell ability with 5 second yell delay
    • 50% chance to re-roll casket when no reward would be given
    • Unlimited prayer outside of wilderness
    • No Godwars killcount required to enter boss room
    • 10% chance to get double rare drops
    • Access to High-Level Donator skilling area

    Dragonstone - $500

    • 2.5x all experience in all skills
    • Steal noted items from all stalls
    • Bone chair while ::afk
    • ::yell ability with no yell delay
    • 75% chance to re-roll casket when no reward would be given
    • No Godwars killcount required to enter boss room
    • 25% chance to get double rare drops
    • Unlimited prayer outside of wilderness
    • Unlimited ::bank command outside of wilderness
    • Access to High-Level Donator skilling area

    Onyx - $1,000

    • 3x all experience in all skills
    • Steal noted items from all stalls
    • Bone chair while ::afk
    • ::yell ability with no yell delay
    • 100% chance to re-roll casket when no reward would be given
    • No Godwars killcount required to enter boss room
    • 50% chance to get double rare drops
    • Unlimited prayer outside of wilderness
    • Unlimited ::bank command outside of wilderness
    • Access to High-Level Donator skilling area
    • Permanent Ring of Wealth effect (does not stack with wearing Ring of Wealth)

     

    NOTE: There will be no refunds on any claimed donations.

     


  11. Below is a list of all current Salvage-PS Rules!
    Read them carefully and reply here if you have any questions!

    All rules on this list will be strictly enforced by staff.  Just because something may not appear on this list does not necessarily mean it is okay to do.  If you are confused about something a little sketchy, ask a staff member.

    VPN
    VPN voting is not allowed, anyone caught VPN voting may be IP banned.

    Multilogging
    You can have up to three accounts logged in at one time, but none of the accounts can be performing the same task.

    Account Sharing
    Account sharing is allowed, but if one account needs to be IP banned, all IPs registered to that account will be banned as well.

    Real World Trading
    You are not allowed to trade Salvage-PS Gold, items, or accounts for any form of currency outside of Salvage-PS.

    Botting/Macroing/Auto-Clicking
    You are not allowed to use a bot or macro. If found using one of these you will be jailed and may be banned.  Auto-clicking is permitted ONLY if you are present and able to respond to other players and/or staff.  If you're AFK and still performing the task requiring the use of a click, there will be similar consequences to using a bot or macro.

    Bug Abuse
    Do not abuse any bugs you may find, if you find a bug report it to an Admin or the Owner. Your account may be rolled back or banned.

    Duping
    Any form of item duping or item generation is not allowed. You will be banned or possibly IP banned.

    Threats
    Do NOT threaten anyone on the server. You will be muted, possibly IP muted, or even IP banned if severe.

    Flaming
    Absolutely no flaming towards anyone, be respectful of everyone. Anyone caught flaming towards a member will be muted and anyone caught flaming towards a staff member will be IP muted. May result in an IP ban as well.

    Scamming
    You will NOT be refunded any items if you do not have video proof of the person who scammed you. If you are caught scamming you will be banned or possibly IP banned.

    Hacking
    Do not hack anyone's account. If you do not have permission by the creator of the account to be on the said account, you will be IP banned.

    Starter Pack Farming
    Anyone who logs onto new accounts to trade over gold and items is not allowed. You will be IP banned if caught trading from more than 3 accounts.

    Staff Impersonation
    Anyone caught impersonating staff will be IP banned.

    Abusing Help
    If you are caught requesting for help in the Duel Arena or Wilderness with malicious intent, you will be jailed or banned.

    Pk Point Farming
    Killing other accounts in the wilderness with a malicious intent of trying to boost your PkP or KDR is against the rules and can lead to a ban.

    Ragging
    Ragging becomes against the rules if it is taken to an extreme and prevents players from being able to be in the wilderness. Ragging the same person over and over will be considered Pk Point Farming and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Leaking IP Addresses
    Leaking a player’s IP goes hand-in-hand with threats and will result in a ban.

    Intolerance
    Same with flaming there will be absolutely no tolerance for racism, bigotry, sexism, or any other intolerance. You will be muted or IP muted.

    Advertising
    Advertising any server that is online is not permitted. You may talk about servers that are no longer online nor will ever be again. You will be muted or IP banned under drastic circumstances.

    DDoSing
    These actions are illegal and will not be tolerated. Any DDoS with proof of the victim or a third party member will always result in a permanent IP ban.

    AFKing
    Prolonged AFKing is discouraged, but not prohibited.  Players who are inactive (exhibited by the loopy birds graphic) will not receive loyalty points.  Staff are not encouraged to be AFK for long periods of time, as players may try to contact you for various reasons when they see you online.  Players who are extended AFK, but do NOT have the loopy birds graphic showing will be kicked for the suspicion of using some sort of auto-clicker or other piece of software to manipulate their presence.  Continued non-inactive AFKing will have further consequences.


  12. Hi, everyone!  Welcome to the NEW Forums of Salvage-PS.  I hope you like the look and feel of this forum a lot better.  I'll be constantly working on getting this site to work with our needs, so if you see any rapid changes, don't be alarmed.  I appreciate everyone's support.  See you in-game!


  13. Here are the updates for 7-14-17!

    • Added Boss Point shop!  Kill bosses for boss points and spend them in the shop!  Some items have unexpected benefits, so look on the forums for their bonuses!
    • Improved Donator Zone by adding a donator-only shop, the donation points shops, and a few other things.
    • Added Elite Donator Zone for Diamond+ Donators.  Get there by using the teleport in the donator zone or type ::edzone, ::edi, or ::edz.  The EDZ contains a few afk-able skilling objects (chop noted logs at the magic tree, burn noted magic logs at the fire, mine rune ore without depleting the rock, fish noted rocktails at the rocktail barrel)
    • Changed some clue scroll hints (same answers for the most part), more to come in the future.
    • Added support for future daily events.
    • Added charm box which rewards 10-25 charms of each type
    • Added level 90 Thieving Rune Armor Stand to Donator Zone and Elite Donator Zone.  If you're in the Donator Zone, the stand rewards a random rune armor piece.  If you're in the Elite Donator Zone, it rewards the coin value of whatever that random piece was worth.

  14. Here are the update for 7-10-17

    • Added Dharok set to stardust shop
    • Increased price of dragon claws in donator store
    • Nerfed clue scroll drop chance
    • Changed summoning ladder climb-up position to top of ladder by Fally bank
    • Added new icons for different ranks
    • Fixed bug where NPCs would lose aggro after running away from them


  15. Here are the updates for 7-7-17:

    • Moved a Guard at home away from prayer altar
    • Moved Revenant Dark Beast out of tree in Ghost Town
    • Added Quest Cape to Vote Store
    • Replaced Godswords in Stardust Shop with Barrows Sets
    • Changed value of stardust to 50k each
    • Changed the timer for spawning the crashed star to 2 hours (will decrease again when we get more players)
    • Halved the amount of time a server announcement pops up
    • Added color to vote reminder announcement
    • Made Ghost Town a Multi-Combat area
    • Made Firemaking possible in Donator Zone
    • Changed prices of items in Vote Store to better reflect new toplists
    • Moved Thieving teleport to home
    • Changed regular player ::afk animation id to one that works
    • Added claim instructions when you type ::donate
    • Removed intermediate dialog on Farming skill teleport
    • Added prospect option to crashed star to tell you what percentage of the star is left
    • Added 25 auth claim limit within a 24-hour period
    • You must now wait at least three seconds to claim an auth after claiming another

    Be looking out for plenty more coming at you soon!


  16. Here are the updates for 7-3-17:

    • Added ::skype and ::discord commands to take the player directly to join the conversations
    • Added motivate funcitonaltiy.  Type ::vote and vote on the toplists to receive auth codes which you can claim in-game using ::auth <auth code>
    • Added auto-donations, donate and type ::claim in game to claim your donations!
    • Added server messages to remind players to vote and read the rules
    • Changed the prayer teleport to the proper coordinates
    • Added ::rules command to pull up list of rules on the forums
    • Added "::remindrules" command for staff members+
    • Added server-wide message when a player reaches max xp in a skill


  17. Hey guys, been out of it for a little bit but I'm getting back into it now.  Here is the update log for 6-24-17!

    • Added proper links to new forum website
    • Added ::thread command to open threads by number
    • Fixed issue where you could attack Kree'Arra from a corner and not be hit by her
    • Fixed issue where your dark bow would be deleted after attacking with it
    • Buffed all leather making xp
    • Construction is now FULLY INSTANCED!
    • Building rooms in construction actually costs money now.  You're able to pay for the rooms out of your money pouch now, as well.
    • Minor text improvements
    • Added Lottery NPC at new Gamble Zone!  Type ::gamble to teleport there.
    • Changed prices of some items in the pk points store
    • Fixed maxed issues


  18. Here is the update log for 4-21-17!

    • Removed Sled from loyalty points shop
    • Added Sara Sword and Bandos, Armadyl, and Ancient rune armor to Bandos Avatar drops
    • Changed clue scrolls with answers relating to old home location
    • Added database support for hiscores
    • Added ability to change password through Town Crier


  19. Here is the update log for 4-20-17!

    • Fixed dialogue that said the well gives 50% bonus xp when active.  It gives 30%.  Also made it to where donators to the well DO get double loyalty points.
    • Fixed Dark Bow weapon speed
    • Made Ice Arrows work with bows it was supposed to
    • Buffed yew log cut xp
    • Fixed maxed achievement and all bugs relating to it.  You'll have to let me know if you're maxed and the achievement is not completed.
    • Moved home to Falador
    • Removed Elite Black armor from shops
    • Added Falador Guards at north gate.  They drop Elite Black armor as a rare drop along with crystal key halves as an uncommon drop.


  20. Here is the update log for 4-11-17!

    • Fixed Nex boss battle.  Now minions don't attack you until they are attackable
    • Buffed Construction xp
    • Buffed Shark, Manta Ray, and Rocktail catch xp
    • Nerfed Fletching Arrow-making xp