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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. What if, after you complete a task, there's a CHANCE your slayer master contacts you asking if you want to extend the task for some kind of extra reward?  Could be double points or maybe something else?

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  2. 2 hours ago, Eyan said:

    Nice! A skilling guide!

    It wouldn't be a bad idea to also add the amount of xp you get from cutting each different type of log.

    Hope to see a fletching guide soon now!

    It'd be important to add the base xp because Brad gets all the bonuses.  Or I could just add the values to the post...

  3. Are you using charming imp for summoning?  Also, I recommend camping dust devils for effigies to get dragonkin lamps to put towards dung, unless you're concerned with completing the new achievements, then you have plenty of reason to do dung!

  4. Only issues I know of so far is:

    • Price checker one requires player to put item in, then take it out to get the achievement
    • Elite void one does not work.

    If there are anymore that need worked on or if you have any suggestions for the "reserved" ones, please let me know.  The "reserved" hard achievements right after the "defeat x boss" are reserved for future bosses ;)

  5. Hey guys!  Here's the update for 10-6-17!  It took a long time, but I'm glad I finally got it done!

    • Added 149 new achievements!  That brings the new total up to 250!
    • Replaced all PK-related achievements except for "attack a player".
    • Added achievement certificate to Explorer Jack's shop.  Claim this certificate to set the new achievements' progresses which you've already completed in the past.
    • Added rewards for completing different tiers of achievements!  For completing all easy tasks, you get a mystery box and a dragonkin lamp.  For completing all medium tasks, you get a legendary mystery box and a dragonkin lamp.  For completing all hard tasks, you get a $20 scroll and a dragonkin lamp.
    • Raised chance of getting heavy ballista from Slash Bash's special drops
    • Added another ogre artefact to the ogre coffin drop table.  Now it's a 2 in 28 chance to get it (or 1 in 14).
    • Added red spider's eggs to herblore shop
    • Added explosive potion to consumables shop
    • Lowered shooting star timer to 1 hour

    NOTE:  I didn't test ALL of the achievements because there's a shit ton of them.  If you feel like something should work that doesn't, please let me know.

    DOUBLE NOTE:  The achievement certificate ONLY gives you progress or completion for the achievements I was able to track.  For example, when I wrote Treasure Trails, I added a counter for each clue difficulty.  There wasn't a counter for tracking how many crystal chests you've opened, though, so this you'll have to start fresh with.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

    TRIPLE NOTE:  You must reload your client to see all the achievements and use the certificate.

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  6. Hey everyone, here's all the ranks I currently have on the forums and what it takes to get them.  All screenshots must include player's username.

    admin.pngAdministrator - be an administrator

    completionist.pngCompletionist - achieve completionist status in-game and add a screenshot of completionist cape being worn in-game

    programmer.pngDeveloper - be a developer

    diamond.pngDiamond Donator - have $250-499 donated and add a screenshot of the "claimed" amount shown in-game

    dragonstone.pngDragonstone Donator - have $500-999 donated and add a screenshot of the "claimed" amount shown in-game

    emerald.pngEmerald Donator - have $50-99 donated and add a screenshot of the "claimed" amount shown in-game

    exstaff.pngEx-Staff - awarded to ex-staff (moderator + only)

    forummod.pngForum Moderator - be a forum moderator

    graphic.pngGraphic Designer - design graphics, banners, etc. for the server under supervision of the owner

    hardcore.pngHardcore Ironman - account matching forum username must be a hardcore ironman, provide screenshot of "game mode" shown in the ::players interface

    ironman.pngIronman - account matching forum username must be an ironman, provide screenshot of "game mode" shown in the ::players interface

    manager.pngManager - be the manager

    maxed.pngMaxed - achieve at least level 99 in all skills and provide screenshot of max cape, MAXED title, skills menu, or completed achievement in achievements tab

    moderator.pngModerator - be a moderator

    onyx.pngOnyx Donator - have over $1,000 donated and add a screenshot of the "claimed" amount shown in-game

    owner.pngOwner - be the owner

    propk.pngPro Pker - have a wilderness player killcount of at least 250 and a kill/death ratio of at least 5.0

    propvm.pngPro Pvmer - complete both the "kill 10,000 monsters" and "kill 500 bosses" achievements, as well as have at least 100 kills of each boss listed in the boss teleports; provide screenshots of completed achievements and boss kill log

    ruby.pngRuby Donator - have $100-249 donated and add a screenshot of the "claimed" amount shown in-game

    sapphire.pngSapphire Donator - have $10-49 donated and add a screenshot of the "claimed" amount shown in-game

    support.pngServer Support - be a server support

    top_donator.pngTop Donator - be the top donator; donate more than what shows on the top donator widget on the home page and have their name replaced with yours

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  7. If you're ever online when @Virtus is online, there's no doubt you've seen a few solid roasts from one player to another.  This contest will allow you to post the best roasts you see throughout Salvage.

    Terms of the contest:

    • Post a screenshot of the roast you've been involved in...whether you're the roasted or the one doing the roasting, post that screenshot here.
    • Post as many submissions as you like, as long as you're involved in them.
    • You have until noon E.S.T. on October 6th to post your best roast.  The topic will auto-lock at that time.
    • Winner will be selected by the number of likes on their reply.


    • Roasted winner will be given the in-game "ROASTED" title, while the one who performed the roast will be given the "ROASTMASTER" title.
    • Both parties involved will receive a donation scroll for their efforts, and overall depression.

    Extra points for double, triple, or quad+ kills.  If you can get it in a single screenshot, we wanna see it.  I can definitely see this being a reoccurring contest on this server.  We'll see how this goes.

    Happy Roasting!  Don't get butthurt if you become the victim!

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  8. Hey everyone, here's the updates for 9-28-17!  They're pretty small, but took a little bit of ingenuity and time to make.  Plus, they're pretty neat!  I hope you enjoy!

    • Added a ton of implings throughout the world. Catch them outside of Puro Puro and the donator zones for TRIPLE xp!
    • Added barehanded impling catching!  Now you can catch implings anywhere with or without a net and impling jar.
    • Made ring of forging work (a common reward from implings) properly.  There's now a 100% chance to make iron bars when equipped, plus double xp on any bar smelted!
    • Added Kraken to Sumona slayer tasks
    • Ensured all activities at EDZ cannot be done by staff teleporting there unless they meet the requirements.
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