Global-RS News Archive
19-Aug-2012 – Herald: A New Global RuneScape
Chokelius helped greatly with the site in its early days, submitting vast amounts of detailed and high quality content so be sure to give him a big warm welcome back and let him know what you thought of this week's herald in the comments below!
We're always looking for new Herald contributors so if you've got a great idea that you think would make an interesting article then don't hesitate to get in touch!
13-Aug-2012 – Some Like it Cold Quest Guide
Teddy - an agent of the PBJ - has gone missing while on the trail to find Larry. Chuck has received a ransom note from the Walrus and has asked you to investigate. Become a roadie for the famous Ping and Pong and break into a PoW camp to save Larry.
12-Aug-2012 – The Return of Global RuneScape
However, onto the good news - we're back! We've reassembled an elite team of 'Scapers and veteran GRS'ers to help restore Global RuneScape and return it to its rightful place as one of the best RuneScape fansites on the internet!
As a gold-level Jagex recognised fansite, you can expect only the best and most concise guides and tips for all of the latest and hardest content in the game along with a bustling active community to share all your stories, strategies and PKing victories with.
Of course, we're going to need a lot of help and that's where you come in! If you'd like to help submit any guides, items or monsters then you can do so by heading over to the Submissions / Updates forum. As things are always changing in the world of RuneScape, we're also always in need of updates to the existing content on the website so if you spot anything that's not quite right any more in a guide then please do let us know in the forums! All contributions will be rewarded with contributor points, allowing you to rank up and show your GRS pride among the forums!
We have lots of exciting website updates in the pipeline which we're sure will make your day-to-day RuneScaping that little bit easier and more fun so we'll be sure to keep you updated on those as and when we can!
Welcome back all and we look forward to seeing you online!
29-Oct-2010 – New Herald Article
24-Oct-2010 – Tormented Demon Slaying Guide
15-Oct-2010 – Mining Training Guide (F2P)
Mining, it's what makes the RuneScape economy go round. Without it you wouldn't have your Runite Platelegs or the limestone bricks for your house. This is one of the best ways to make money in the game. A single Runite Ore is worth up to 13k! In this guide we will cover how to get you the leet cape and where the best training spots are. We will be covering free to play methods only!
Sincerely, Deathen Shada
- The Content Team -
30-Sep-2010 – Aliensvortex's Trip to Jagex and RuneFest
26-Sep-2010 – Firemaking Training Guide
The Firemaking cape is one of the more common skillcapes you will see around Runescape. It is an easy skill, involving only logs, a tinderbox, and a decent amount of time and patience. There are a few different ways we want to show you how to save money, or shorten the time it takes to get 99 Firemaking. We'd also like to go over the different locations that are best for training. This will include both F2P and P2P locations.
Sincerely, Deathen Shada
- The Content Team -
21-Sep-2010 – Gunnar's Ground Quest Guide
A smitten dwarf sits lone, forlorn;
His love full-formed but lost.
Will you help to guide his path and
Uncross a love star-crossed?
Since this quest has replaced the Romeo and Juliet quest, we've removed Romeo and Juliet from the list of quest guides. If you want to know more about why Jagex decided to remove Romeo and Juliet, see this blog post by Mod Mark.
06-Sep-2010 – Waterfiend Slaying Guide
03-Sep-2010 – Exclusive Interview with Telmomarques!
This interview was done at RuneFest last Saturday. We will of course publish more material from RuneFest in the near future, so be sure to check the site regularly for more updates.
12-Aug-2010 – A Void Dance Quest Guide
Despite everyone’s best efforts, the pest that Jessika released onto the mainland is still at large. Perhaps a smaller tracking party will be able to hunt the pest without succumbing to the same fate that befell the last Void Knight landing party. Commodore Tyr believes you’re the person to lead the hunt, but you’ll not be alone in your endeavours. Two allies will accompany you, each bringing their own set of skills (and opinions) to balance your own.
Your hunting abilities will be tested, but that's not all it will take to get to the bottom of this. You’ll traverse jungles, fields and a beer-filled cellar, and turn your hand to chemical investigation in order to uncover the first of the enemies mentioned in the Into the Void blog.
Through careful application of your team’s skills and judicious use of your own moral judgement you will succeed in getting closer to the elusive truth of a terrible conspiracy. You’ll also be rewarded with training and Void Knight Commendation Points, which will be much needed for what is still to come...
11-Aug-2010 – New Honored Member
He has been an active, helpful member of GRS and has made many contributions to the site.
21-Jul-2010 – Port Khazard Mine Guide
12-Jul-2010 – Site Downtime
09-Jul-2010 – Draynor City Guide
Draynor is a small village located west of Lumbridge and east of Port Sarim. It's busy town full of adventures running around either to try their hand at Fishing, chopping Willows, questing, or running away from the rabid vampire in the Manor.
07-Jul-2010 – Quiet Before the Swarm Quest Guide
The 'Quiet Before the Swarm' Quest Guide is now up here .
Thanks to silverelf 69, and Call Me Larry for making this guide
30-Jun-2010 – Varrock City Guide
Welcome to the grand city of Varrock! This great city lies in the centre of the F2P (Free to play) worlds and is one of the largest city in the realm of RuneScape. It is also the comfortable home of King Roald, master of the Kingdom of Misthalin. Now let us take a tour of this magnificent city and discover the many wonders within.
24-Jun-2010 – Temple at Senntisten, The
Visit it here - Temple at Senntisten, The.
Ali the Wise has been talking to one of his 'old friends' - a certain Dr Nabanik - about your various dealings with the mysterious Mahjarrat. As a result, Dr Nabanik thinks you would be the perfect candidate to aid him in his restoration of the temple beneath the Digsite, but to what end?
10-Jun-2010 – Devious Minds
No-one likes to miss a good ceremony, least of all a poor lowly monk who needs your assistance! Will you be able to aid him and make his dreams come true?
09-Jun-2010 – Taverley Dungeon
02-Jun-2010 – Lletya City Guide
30-May-2010 – Elemental Workshop III Quest Guide
A number of restored texts have been made available in the Seers' Village chapel, and one stands apart from the others. In a book embossed with a curious attern, the story of Vitruvius is continued, as he attempts to bring his assistant to life using the mysterious properties of the 'body'.
There are lessons to be learned from this new book, as you put Vitruvius's theories into practice again in the Elemental Workshop. Only those with the ability to unravel the most devious puzzles may, perhaps, be able to unlock the workshop's latest secret...
27-May-2010 – Dungeoneering Interview with Mod Mark
Many thanks to Jagex for taking the time to answer the questions and for the concept artwork, and of course thanks to other fansites for their questions!
25-May-2010 – Regicide Quest Guide
Continuing the Plague City series, the Regicide Quest takes you beyond the 'Well of Voyage' to a new realm.
King Lathas will employ you once again, this time for the grim task of deposing his brother.
Once you have travelled to the realm you will find yourself surrounded by new and strange plants, animals and even a new race.
Once there, you will see that everything is not as serene as it first appears.
20-May-2010 – Brimhaven Dungeon Guide
16-May-2010 – A Fairy Tale Part III
The Fairy Queen is back to full health and her resistance movement is gathering momentum, but the Godfather (and his ever-growing ork army) aren't going to give up the throne without a fight. Defeating all those orks is going to be like pulling teeth.
14-May-2010 – Rune Mechanics
Apprentice Clerval over at the Mage Training Arena is just a bit useless, which really isn't helping him to achieve his dream of being the first wizard in centuries to build a rune guardian from scratch. He might need some help to do some research, gather supplies, fix broken machinery, and, er, do everything else... (He really is useless.)
10-May-2010 – Dungeoneering "Lights Out" Puzzle Solver
29-Apr-2010 – Buyers and Cellars Quest Guide
While some find their fortunes in forsaken lands battling dangerous monsters, the opportunistic adventurer knows that there is wealth to be had all around: in guarded vaults, trapped safes and the fattened purses of the rich and careless.
With naught but a capacious cellar, an extensive vocabulary and a dash of derring-do, rakish confidence trickster Darren Lightfinger hopes to establish an official Lumbridge Thieves’ Guild where all proponents of his time-honoured profession may pursue their various business interests.
Darren has sent out feelers for assistance, promising rich rewards to the person who helps him bring his plan to fruition. It's never wise to trust a con-man, but this is too good an opportunity for a resourceful rogue to pass up.
29-Apr-2010 – Dungeoneering Skill Guide!
This guide includes general information about the skill, including basic information such as how to start training this skill and how to get XP, including information about prestige. The guide also contains detailed information about how to solve all puzzles, information about how to defeat every boss and information about all rewards. Finally, we have several tips on how to maximize the XP you get and how to minimize the time used to complete dungeons.
Many thanks to Death who has written about a lot of the puzzles and high level bosses, as well as helping with pictures of most puzzles and several of the bosses and writing the Dungeoneering tips at the end of the guide!
If you have any comments, tips or suggestions that may improve the guide, please let us know! More Dungeoneering related content will also be added in the near future, and we will also be working to further improve the guide and add more information.
28-Apr-2010 – Global-RS Now a Gold Fansite!
As always, we are striving to keep the site up to date with some of the most helpful RuneScape guides. We still need our members' help to keep us updated. If you wish to contribute to Global-RS, you may take a look at the list of needed quest guides, which is always updated as new quests are released. You can also submit updates to existing quest and skill guides, or submit new items or monsters to our databases. Every contribution helps, and we will always give credits to everyone who contributes!
We will also be looking for more content editors in the near future, so if you are interested in this position, this is the perfect time to show us that you're willing to help out with site content.
18-Apr-2010 – Update to Skill Guides page
Since the new dungeoneering skill has a max level of 120, we've also added the experience requirements for level 100 to 120. Please keep in mind that these are calculated based on the formula which is used for level 1-99, and if Jagex has used a different formula for levels past 100, then these numbers will not be correct.
12-Apr-2010 – Dungeoneering in our hiscore systems
Let us know if you experience any problems with our hiscore lookup features, as there may be unforeseen problems arising due to the new skill.
UPDATE: The Hiscore history tool will now show Dungeoneering as well.
11-Apr-2010 – New Thieving and Cooking Calculators!
The Cooking calculator will help you plan how you train this skill, and has all items ranging from fish and meat to pizzas and gnome cuisine.
The Thieving calculator includes all NPCs that you can pickpocket, as well as stalls, chests and sq'irk juice from Sorceress's garden.
Remember, if there's anything missing in these calculators, or anything that should be updated, please let us know!
10-Apr-2010 – Defender of Varrock Quest Guide
Troubling reports are arriving from scouts in the Wilderness: zombies are amassing and organising. Zombies alone are incapable of such intelligent behaviour, and each time it has happened in the past great tragedies have come to pass. Captain Rovin, suitably concerned, needs your help to go on a dangerous mission to verify the reports.
Are the Varrock Guard just being paranoid, or could this be a major threat to their city?
03-Apr-2010 – Site Updates
There is now a filter function in our Quest Guides where you can filter guides by name and/or difficulty. Simply start writing in the name field and you'll see the guide list become shorter as you type.
We've also added a search feature to our Forum Hiscores! You can either search by RuneScape name or by forum name.
Lastly, we have now placed redirects from alternative domain names (such as global-rs.net), so that you will always come to global-rs.com if you try to visit using other domain names linked to Global-RS.
02-Apr-2010 – Herblore Calculator
31-Mar-2010 – Crafting Calculator
If any items are missing or some of the information is incorrect, please let us know. Enjoy!
27-Mar-2010 – The Blood Pact Quest Guide
Dire deeds are afoot in Lumbridge Graveyard. A tomb lies defiled and rumours of baleful cults and profane rituals are whispered throughout the town.
The veteran adventurer Xenia has come in search of talented heroes to accompany her into the depths of Lumbridge Catacombs. Together, you will uncover a plot to awaken a slumbering evil. Can you save the citizens of Lumbridge from a fate worse than death?
26-Mar-2010 – Updates to Forum Hiscores and Hiscore History
Since these additions would've made the Hiscore history table too wide for the page, we decided to split it into two tables; one for skills and one for activities. You can switch between the two tables by clicking the appropriate links above the table.
These new activities also meant that the the forum hiscores menu listing all skills and activities became longer, so we've also increased the number of members displayed on one page from 30 to 40.
Lastly, the tables in both of these tools now have alternating row colours which will help distinguishing the rows from one another.
20-Mar-2010 – 5th Anniversary of GRS - New Design And More!
In addition to the new design, we have decided to not show ads at all to users who are logged in. So if you want to hide the ads, simply log in and they'll all be gone!
We also have some other major updates in the pipeline which aren't ready for release yet, but stay tuned as there will be a lot of small and big changes coming in the next few days and weeks.
We would really like to get some feedback and suggestions, because there is certainly room for improvement. We have a lot of things we'd like to change, so consider this new design a 'beta', since it's not really finished. If you see any bugs, or if there's something you don't like about the new design, then let us know!
04-Mar-2010 – Changes to Hitpoints
As a result of this change, we've now updated all the monsters in the monster database to reflect this change, as well as updating the content in several of our guides and items. If you still see the old term being used anywhere on the site (or the old number having been multiplied by 10), please let us know in the forums!
06-Oct-2009 – Slayer Guide Update!
Hello Everyone! Lil McGinley has been so kind as to grace us with an update to our wonderful Slayer Guide! Its been a long time coming for some of our guides getting updated, and this is just one of many to come! Feel free to check it out and enjoy! Also Lil McGinley is in the process of updating his Slayer Equipment Guide. Be sure to keep an eye on it to see what gear is optimal for the different combat styles!
You can view the Slayer Guide <-- there!
On behalf of the Global RuneScape Staff,
30-Sep-2009 – Barrows Guide Rewrite.
Without the help of these people I would never have managed to get this done. A special thanks goes to Tristipen for her faithful editing and also for the map picture. Also a special thanks to Adidoo, who is not a member of Grs, but she has assisted me greatly with this guide!
A thanks to Hitman and Predator for finding some errors in my guide.
Without the continuous help from this person my guide never would have gotten off the ground. A massive thank you to Death who I am happy to say I see a mentor and as a friend. I am in your debt for all you have done for me. Thank you!
The Barrows Guide.
10-Sep-2009 – Forgiveness of a Chaos Dwarf Quest Guide
Missing person reports have been flooding in from Keldagrim East, but the Black Guard seem reluctant to do anything about it. Resources are stretched thin, but Keldagrim West is undoubtedly a greater priority for the Black Guard Supreme Commander. Veldaban refuses to subscribe to this opinion, but his hands are tied; can you help him to reveal the abductors' identities?
Thank you, Aeolus, for writing the guide for this one.
04-Sep-2009 – 2,000 items in the database!
31-Aug-2009 – GRS Facebook
Now on the tail end of the Twitter release I feel its time to open up to all of the GRS member and say that we have a GRS Facebook group.
The group is open to all, just request to join the group and pm your name to Illicit_Rage or the group creator so as we know who is who.
25-Aug-2009 – Herald: RuneScape & the World of Merchants
This article by Slim50 brings a deeper look at the often talked about and never deeply discussed practice of "merchanting." Enjoy and discuss!...
25-Aug-2009 – Global-Rs on Twitter
I'd just like to let everyone here at Global RuneScape know that we now have a Twitter page! If you've got an account, feel free to follow us. Otherwise make an account! This should help to bring more traffic through the site as well as make it easier to see updates if you can't get to the site!
We'll be using it to announce any updates to the site we get alongside the announcement forums here. There will also be other things be posted on it here and there, so be sure to check it out!
You can find the page here: GlobalRS Twitter
19-Aug-2009 – Milestone of Our Community
We have officially reached the 100,000 post mark.
Thank you all for your interest and participation in the GRS Community and we will continue providing you with the best services we have to offer.
11-Aug-2009 – Fur 'n' Seek Quest Guide
The Odd Old Man is again in need of a hand, but this time it’s not all going to be about bones. Apparently, he has new needs that will require adventurers to seek the hides, pelts and skins of creatures commonly found in the Fremennik Province.
Players will be able to allow the Odd Old Man to take his plan fur-ther. More experienced players will then be able to help him the rest of the way, getting extra rewards and uncovering the truth behind one of RuneScape’s most guarded secrets – just what is in that mumbling bonesack?
04-Aug-2009 – Item Database Updates
Secondly, the table containing stats for equippable items has been re-done to make room for Ranged strength bonus, which was previously missing from the database. Ranged strength has also been added to the item comparison feature.
03-Aug-2009 – Prayer Calculator
29-Jul-2009 – Sorceress's Garden Guide Released
Osman, spymaster of Al Kharid, finds skulking and skullduggery thirsty work. Over the years he has managed to quench it with sq'irk juice - a delicious drink made from the fruits of the Sorceress's Garden - but he and the Sorceress are no longer on speaking terms. The craving for sq'irk is near unbearable, so Osman takes a desperate course: asking you for help!
Finding ripe sq'irk for juicing will involve sweet-talking your way into Sorceress's Garden and stealthily creeping past the gardeners to get to the sq'irk trees.
The guide can be found here. Thank you for such a great guide Illicit Rage!
28-Jul-2009 – Six new site editors!
Our servers will be upgraded on Wednesday July 29, 2009 between the hours of 12AM and 6AM CST (06:00 - 12:00GMT). In order to complete the upgrade the server will need to be taken offline. The upgrade should take no longer than 15 to 30 minutes to complete.
30-Jun-2009 – Throne of Miscellania Quest Guide
Rumours have been coming back from Miscellania that all is not well. It is said that the King has turned into a monster! An exceptional hero is required to investigate. Experience in ruling kingdoms, wooing royalty and negotiating peace would be an advantage. Apply within.
27-Jun-2009 – The Giant Dwarf Quest Guide
Five hundred years have passed since the rule of King Alvis, saviour of Keldagrim and victim of his own inventions.
He founded the Consortium: the gathering of Mining companies that were to serve the monarchy. But, eventually, the monarchy came to serve the Consortium.
By the time of his death, the monarchy was all but abolished. Now the Kings in Keldagrim are but a distant memory... with only the statue of King Alvis to remind the people of the old days, the dark days.
So begins the Rise of the Red Axe, the new multi-part storyline centered around the dwarves and their capital of Keldagrim. The first quest, The Giant Dwarf, introduces the city and the powerful business Consortium that rules the dwarven realm. Discover weird goings-on, narrowly escape from falling chunks of rock, ride around in minecarts and... make sure you don't bump into the wrong person on the way to the city!
In other news, we're happy to announce that we now have nearly 1600 items in our item database, only a few days after we announced the 1500th item!
25-Jun-2009 – A Fairy Tale Part I Quest Guide
Why are all the crops failing?
Can you help the Group of Advanced Gardeners to save their precious Farming patches? Does having green fingers help when faced with a 6-foot tall gorse bush with a nasty temper?
Do you suffer from growing pains?
21-Jun-2009 – Database milestones
You can help us to continue growing by submitting items and monsters to our databases. Enjoy!
02-Jun-2009 – Hunt for Red Raktuber Quest Guide
When we last left Larry, the penguins were hatching a diabolical plot to invade the mainland. Larry is certain the invasion has begun and you two must hurry to sabotage whatever the penguins are up to. This new adventure will take you back to the Iceberg where you will sing, interrogate and wear odd hats.
22-May-2009 – Missing My Mummy - Quest Added
There are many secrets hidden in the depths of the desert. Forgotten tombs of forgotten rulers from a forgotten time, when the world was a very different place...or at least they were forgotten. The spread of human civilization, however, means that many of the hidden corners of the world are being uncovered, often by treasure-hunters with little regard for preserving the sanctity of these ancient places. Recently, one such tomb, near Uzer, was discovered by treasure-hunters. Leela of Al Kharid does care about the sanctity of this particular place, and she wants your help to recover information that is of great importance to her.
09-May-2009 – Site editors
18-Apr-2009 – New Pest Control Guide
Pest Control is a minigame released by Jagex on 18 April 2006. It requires a minimum combat level of 40 to participate. It is a "safe" game, meaning if you die you do not lose any items. On 17 July 2007 it was updated to 3 different boats, each requiring a specific combat level to enter.
11-Apr-2009 – Monster database changes
We've also made some changes to the monster page layout. The list of possible drops now hides item types that aren't dropped by the monster, and the fields are hidden altogether for monsters that don't drop any items. We've also added fields for charms and seeds - monsters that drop these items will be updated in the near future. We will also be adding more monsters and update the existing ones, as some of the information in the database may be outdated. Remember, if you want to submit a monster to the database, you can do so in our Database Submissions forum.
08-Apr-2009 – New IRC channel for Global RuneScape
If you are unfamiliar with IRC or don't have a client, you can easily access the chat by going to chat.global-rs.com. Firefox users can also install the ChatZilla plugin to use IRC directly from the browser.
Remember that all our forum rules also apply to the IRC channel. We hope to see you there, enjoy!
06-Apr-2009 – Glorious Memories Quest Guide
Over the seas around Rellekka peace reigns, proud nations brought together by masterful diplomacy. People can be harder to please than nations, though, especially where sour recollections are rife. Manni the Reveller is planning a birthday feast for Chieftain Brundt, but the plan is jeopardised by an incident long past that can't be entirely forgotten.
See old friends in new ways as you delve into their past and help them settle their differences. To save the chieftain's birthday celebrations you'll have to find the secrets they don't remember and confront the monster they want to forget.
22-Mar-2009 – The Chosen Commander Quest Guide
Zanik is missing, her fate unknown. Captain Undak, leader of the Dorgeshuun Guard, believes that a new H.A.M. plot is in progress, and the only person he can call on for help is the human adventurer who has saved the city before.
But there are more forces at play than Captain Undak realises. Goblin prophecy will be fulfilled, the destiny of the Chosen Commander will be revealed, and Dorgesh-Kaan will face its darkest hour.
24-Feb-2009 – Slayer Guide Updated
I have some rather good news. Last night I spent around 2 hours completely updating the Slayer Guide here at Global-RS. I edited the task listings to reflect those found on Runescape.com. I also added Sumona as a slayer master. There are just a few tweaks needed to be made but the good news it that it is updated.
Feel free to click here to check it out. Feel free to note any mistakes and I'll be more then happy to change them.
23-Feb-2009 – Capes of Achievement Guide
On the 18th of October 2006 Capes of Achievement were released onto Runescape. Those lucky, and some would say crazy people, who had devoted the time to train a skill to the incredible level 99 were able to retrieve these capes and show the rest of Runescape their achievement...
21-Jan-2009 – Fastest Way to Cut Magic Logs Guide
Have you tried every single world and every single Magic tree spot and all you see is a tree stump! Yea I hate that too. But recently jagex released Summer's End and the Cursed Magic Tree. Requirement of 82 Woodcutting. Can't find Cursed Magic Logs in Grand Exchange? What, theres no such thing you are crazy.
15-Jan-2009 – Item Database Organization
The Item Database has been re-organized so the items are in the areas more specific to their skill and use. This should be more helpful to users looking for items related to certain skills.
In other news we would like all members to take a look at this thread and help us work out what is needed.
08-Jan-2009 – Smoking Kills Quest Guide
Pollnivneach has a new inhabitant whose name is not Ali (or any variant of Ali, curiously enough). Who could this mysterious stranger be, and how did her sister end up trapped in a dungeon filled with Slayer monsters?
Do you dare to venture into the depths beneath Pollnivneach, where unknown dangers await amid smoke and screaming? The perils will be great, but, when rescuing a damsel in distress, the act should be reward enough...
07-Jan-2009 – In Pyre Need Quest Guide
An ancient avian of fiery disposition is in need of your help! Returning to its roost after a long time away from home, the phoenix encountered some trouble. Now it waits, weak and dying, isolated from the world. By chance, a priest with a suspicious amount of knowledge about the phoenix has appeared near its roost, and he is searching for an adventurer with the skills and the mettle to venture forth and aid the phoenix in its hour of need.
03-Jan-2009 – Edgeville City Guide
02-Jan-2009 – Brimhaven City Guide
01-Jan-2009 – Site editors
Of course, this is only the beginning - many more updates are planned for 2009 and we will need more site editors in the near future! Site editors will be picked based on their contributions to the site and helpful, friendly members will have a higher chance of getting this position!
25-Dec-2008 – Myths of the White Lands Quest Guide
Explorer Jack may have taken a break from exploring, but he hasn't given up his old habits quite yet. His constant search for myths that could potentially hold secrets to rare trinkets and other trophies has led him to a passing snow imp, who told him a tale of riches in the distant Land of Snow. Just the task for any wannabe explorer! He now wants you to go and investigate the imp's story to discover if it holds any truth...
14-Dec-2008 – New Quest Guides
07-Dec-2008 – My activity + future updates
Unlike previous updates, these updates all have one primary goal: to involve many more people in the main site by giving members the ability to add and edit guides and database entries. This requires some very important changes to ensure the security of all visitors and avoid malicious edits. Some features related to this are:
- A revision system which allows all editors to see other editors' changes, with the ability to revert changes.
Obviously, it is also very important that editors can edit the content easily, otherwise they won't be bothered to do anything. Unfortunately, the current system isn't very effective nor user friendly. To edit something, one must login to an administration panel (with a login separate from the forum login) and edit everything in an admin panel that doesn't even look like the rest of the site. It would obviously be much easier to just click an "edit" button when you view a guide or database entry, and then be able to edit it if you're already logged in to the site/forum.
These features are all in progress, and most of them are almost ready. Some need more testing, so I have given two regular members the ability to edit guides and the item database: Syntax Error and Death. Both have been very active for a while and have also had access to the administration control panel for a few months. Thes are now being moved to the "Site editors" group, which hopefully will grow in the future.
I'm planning to give all staff members and users who have been contributing to the site the same ability as these two members after the updates described in this post. And since people obviously are wondering when all this is going to happen, here's a deadline I've set for myself: January 1st 2009. There's still a lot to do, but we really need these updates if we want to expand the site and keep existing guides and databases updated. The sooner, the better.
Expect to see more updates in the future!
20-Oct-2008 – Herald: Interview With Hitman
12-Sep-2008 – Legends' Quest Guide
Accept the challenge of the Legends' Guild to map the southern part of Karamja Island, make friends with the natives and bring back a prize to display in the Legends Guild main hall.
04-Sep-2008 – Treasure Trails Coordinate Locator
30-Aug-2008 – All Fired Up Quest Guide
Over the years, the kingdoms of Asgarnia and Misthalin have become increasingly uncomfortable about the possibility of threats from the Wilderness and Morytania. King Roald has taken matters into his own hands and has commissioned a network of beacons to be built across the land, from the Temple of Paterdomus at the border of Morytania, along the northern borders of Misthalin and Asgarnia and up along the western border of the Wilderness. The communication network is already in place, but King Roald could use a little help making sure everything is ready to go, in the event of emergency....
17-Aug-2008 – New Item Database
Several areas of the database have been improved:
- New category system
- A cleaner layout on the item database main page
- Tabbed search interface which makes it easier to switch between normal and advanced search and a better integration with the compare items feature
- Better search options for equippable items in the advanced; you can browse through items by item slot and with specific stats)
- Images on search results page
- Improved item lookup in the compare items feature. Results are returned faster than before
- Search box at the top of the whole item database, including the item pages
Due to the new category system, some items may have been placed in the wrong categories. There may also be some bugs, so if there's anything wrong, please let us know!
In addition to these updates, we are currently working on a new feedback system for the item database. We are also looking into giving more people the ability to manage the item database and other parts of the site, so stay tuned for more updates in the future!
13-Aug-2008 – Mountain Daughter Quest Guide
Years ago, a small tribe of people split off from the Fremennik in Rellekka and decided to inhabit the mountains to the east. There they lived as nomads for many years, but now the chieftain of the camp has lost his daughter and will not move on before she has been found.
Has she run away? Has she been eaten by trolls? Or is there something more sinister going on? Only you can find out.
05-Aug-2008 – Meeting History quest guide!
Jorral has discovered more information about the weird yet wonderful enchanted key. Where this historical information will lead is a mystery, but one thing is certain: it'll be no ordinary search for clues from the past.
02-Jul-2008 – Herald: Slayer by Example
11-Jun-2008 – Shadow of the Storm
A sinister group of dark wizards is attempting to summon Agrith-Naar, a demon of exceptional mystical power.
Rather than try to prevent them, a Saradominist priest asks the player to help summon the demon and then kill it once and for all. But all is not as it seems...
10-Jun-2008 – In Aid of the Myreque Quest Guide
After the attack on the Myreque by Vanstrom Klause - and with the deaths of both Sani and Harold - Veliaf is counting on you to help. Now that the Myreque freedom fighters' base camp has been revealed, they'll need to move on and set up base somewhere else.
Veliaf has heard of a little-known village south of Mort'ton, referred to as 'Burgh de Rott'. This could be just the place to set up operations to strike back against the evil of Lowerniel Vergidiyad Drakan and his vampyric overlordship in Morytania. And, who knows what other secrets about Morytania and its dark past will be revealed?
01-Jun-2008 – Herald: The Rhythm of Runescape
27-May-2008 – Re-launch of the GRS Herald!
If you are interesting in possibly being a herald editor, or you would like to submit a guest article, please send Mangleman a private message. Thats all for now, thanks for your time!
Stay tuned for an all new herald article June 1st!
21-May-2008 – Fist of Guthix Guide
There are strange secrets buried in the cold and ancient parts of the world, and every now and then one of them is drawn back into the light. The druids of Guthix, searching for something or other in caves beneath the Wilderness, have found a truly ancient artefact and its truly bizarre guardian.
Fist of Guthix is a combat-based minigame that pits you against a single opponent in a battle of cunning, speed and sheer determination. The rewards are great for those who can both hunt their enemy and evade that same enemy in turn...
15-May-2008 – TokTz-Ket-Dill quest guide
One of the various creatures inhabiting the Karamja volcano has dug a series of tunnels underneath the TzHaar city. Some of them have already collapsed and the TzHaar fear that their home will end up in ruin. They may be a proud race, but they need your help. Are you up for the task of maneuvering your way through TzHaar society — and all the quirks that come with it — and stabilising the tunnels in order to save the city?
11-May-2008 – Icthlarin's Little Helper
In the deep south of the desert, unrest is brewing. The Menaphites have barred their city's gates from all. An unsettling desert wanderer may know of a secret entrance to Sophanem - the city of the dead. Will you become Icthlarin's Little Helper by entering? Enter into a titanic struggle for the soul of the High Priest of Icthlarin in a land where the cat is top dog.
08-May-2008 – Perils of Ice Mountain Quest Guide
The dwarves of the Dwarven Mine have built the latest marvel of dwarven engineering: a machine to automatically make pickaxes for the many miners. In order to supply energy for this machine, they have commissioned a new power station on the slopes of Ice Mountain.
Projects of this scale are never without their problems, though. A hapless dwarf delivering resources to the power station has lost part of his delivery and any adventurer who helps him is bound to find more problems to solve.
When I wrote the Herald article "A Developer's View" a few weeks ago, I said that one of the things that made me work on a new code was the need for a better way to administrate the site. I've been working on this lately, and most of the core code of it has been done. Therefore, I've decided that it's time to start giving some users access to it - so they'll be able to edit the site. Syntax Error, who wrote the quest guide announced in this post, is the first user to get access to the control panel. He can only add and edit quest guides at the moment, but as bugs are fixed in other sections, he will get access to more areas of the administration panel, thus being the first one to become a site editor since [M]ike was promoted one year ago.
Obviously, as development continues, more people will eventually get access to it, which hopefully should make updates happen at a faster rate than before. To start with I will pick a few forum members based on their past contributions to the site, but as the system gets developed there might be other ways to show your interest, such as application forms or polls in a forum section for site editors. We will post more about this in the future, so be sure to stay tuned! Also, keep in mind that only forum members will have the ability to become site editors, and members with many good submissions will obviously have higher chances of becoming site editors.
That's all for now, enjoy!
03-May-2008 – Grand Exchange synchronization
Feedback and suggestions are welcome. If there is an item that seems to be retrieving the wrong information (which means that it looks up the wrong item in the Grand Exchange), please let us know so we can fix it. That's all for now, enjoy!
23-Apr-2008 – Legacy of Seergaze Quest Guide
Mercenaries make their way into the rotten swamps of Morytania from Paterdomus to the front-lines at Burgh de Rott. The Vyrewatch continue to draw blood tithes from the pitiful citizens of Meiyerditch, the great ghetto-city of the Sanguinesti region, its weakened citizens growing fewer in number every day. The vampyres are getting more tithes from somewhere, but how long before House Drakan settles its eye upon Misthalin and the lands to the west?
13-Apr-2008 – Herald: The Runescape Age Limit
On a side note, this article is actually the 50th article published in the Herald! Thanks to everybody who has contributed in the past, and remember that we accept Herald submissions from any registered member of the forums!
06-Apr-2008 – Herald: Why RuneScape?
31-Mar-2008 – Herald: The Aging Video Game Culture
24-Mar-2008 – Updates, updates, updates...
Firstly, we've moved the site to a new server. Our old host told us that the site's resource usage was too high, and due to the constant growth of the site, we decided that it was time for us to move on from a shared server to a private server. Some of you might have been experiencing long load times recently, especially in the forums. These issues should be fixed.
There has been a major update in the site backend; the whole system Global RuneScape runs on has been completely rewritten from scratch. This gives us much more flexibility, and you may notice that the whole site is integrated with the forums. When you are logged on in the forums, it will show your status and number of private messages in the header. That means no more login boxes when you're already logged in! If there's something else you would like to see in the header, feel free to let us know! A screenshot posted a few weeks ago showed a "settings" button in the new header. We didn't have time to add the functionality we had planned there, so it will be added later.
With this update, we will also look for more site editors! We have a new control panel for the site editors which will give them the ability to change all guides, database entries, images and calculators. We will make a separate announcement for this in the future, so be sure to check the site news here regularly!
As mentioned in the Herald article I posted a few weeks ago, there is a new set of calculators, including a new combat calculator!
We also have added forum hiscores. All members of the Global RuneScape forums with more than 10 posts will be listed here. You also need to set a valid RuneScape name in your profile, which can be done in your User Control Panel.
Speaking of hiscores, we have another new tool, the hiscore history! Every time you enter your name in one of the (new!) calculators or use the hiscore lookup feature somewhere on the site, the stats will be saved in the database. You can then view your progress in the hiscore history tool. The forum hiscores will be updated once a day, so one entry will be added every day in the hiscore history for all users listed in the forum hiscores.
We've also added the the ability to search the site using the search box in the header. We also have new RSS news feeds that can be viewed by clicking the RSS icon (an orange icon with rounded corners) in your web browser (not supported by older browsers such as Internet Explorer 6 or Firefox 1.5).
We would really like to get some feedback and suggestions, because there is certainly room for improvement. We have a lot of things we'd like to change, so you could call this new backend a beta, since it's not really finished. If you see any bugs, or something you really don't like, then let us know!
That's all for now. Enjoy!
23-Mar-2008 – New Herald: Cabbage, *****, and other chat filter nightmares
17-Mar-2008 – God Wars, an Old Player Takes a New Look
15-Mar-2008 – Kennith's Concerns Quest Guide
As ever, there are strange occurrences afoot in the sea slug-riddled town of Witchaven. Kennith, the child rescued at the end of the Sea Slug quest, is convinced that the usually peaceful (albeit gastropod-possessed) locals are up to no good in the caverns under the village and asks players to investigate. Beware: not everything is quite what it seems.
09-Mar-2008 – Herald: RuneScape Skillcapes
03-Mar-2008 – Herald: Quitting RuneScape
24-Feb-2008 – Herald: A Developer's View
23-Feb-2008 – Catapult Construction quest guide!
Today we've added a guide for RuneScape's latest quest, Catapult Construction. Many thanks to Jacksai for this great guide!
Things are not going well for the Catapult Guard at the Tyras Camp. Already unpopular with his comrades after his security lapses, he's now neglected the catapult and allowed the damp of the forests of Isafdar to seep in and rot the frame. General Hining is furious, the replacement catapult parts haven't arrived and the rookie catapult engineer has gone missing.
It's a good thing, then, that a bold adventurer with your knowledge of Construction is in the area. Of course, this will take more effort than forming furniture - catapults are complicated pieces of equipment - ensuring that this mission will mean your exertions will be mental as much as physical.
17-Feb-2008 – Herald: Runescape University
You might have noticed a significant downtime this week. Earlier this week, all pages on global-rs.com (the forums are located at global-rs.net) were down. This was caused by an error by our web host and was beyond our control, and we had to contact our host and wait for them to restore the site. Today, the forums (global-rs.net) were down for about six hours. A part of the forum database had crashed and we were unable to repair it. These two downtimes were unrelated, but combined, the site has been down for nearly 18 hours this week. We apologize for any issues this may have caused for our visitors.
10-Feb-2008 – New Herald: The Next New Skill For Runescape?
03-Feb-2008 – New Herald: Loving Lag
29-Jan-2008 – Remember we accept Herald submissions
Please keep submissions above 500 words and try to give some new ideas or insight. If your story is not accepted I will give you detailed information on the reason why and what you could do in the future to increase your chances.
You can PM your submissions directly to me, but any member of Herald staff is ok.
27-Jan-2008 – RuneScape: Living or Dying?
27-Jan-2008 – Head Editor Changes
Today I am (Tim) resigning from the Head Editor spot for the Herald, for many reasons. The good news for this is we have a great person taking the job. I would like to welcome Mangleman to the Head Editor position I know he will do a great job and I hope everyone gives him a great welcome.
20-Jan-2008 – Herald: Summoning up a healthy economy
15-Jan-2008 – Wolf Whistle Quest Guide
The venerable druid Pikkupstix is in a bind. He needs someone to help him with a little problem. Well, a large, angry, destructive problem, to be exact! Summon your courage and prepare to learn the deeper mysteries of nature, such as what druids keep in their basements, and how large a rabbit can get before it becomes a little too big...
13-Jan-2008 – Herald: The Current Day Rares Market
06-Jan-2008 – Herald: Kalphite Queen Interview
30-Dec-2007 – Herald: Interview with Slayerbelle
23-Dec-2007 – Herald: When Updates Cause Uproar
This is the last news before Christmas, the whole Global RuneScape team would like to wish everybody a merry Christmas and hope you will have a brilliant day!
22-Dec-2007 – Global Runescape First Ever In-game Event!
PLEASE NOTE: THE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE 10 HOURS LATER THEN ORIGINALLY PLANNED. HERE IS AN UPDATED TABLE, SHOWING THE NEW TIME FOR THE EVENT IN ALL TIME ZONES:
See you tomorow in World 15!
17-Dec-2007 – Herald: Interview with Aliensvortex
09-Dec-2007 – New Herald: Runescapism
Also, take a look at this forum topic to find out how to have some fun in Runescape this Christmas season, along with everyone else from Global Runescape! We're looking forward to seeing you there!
02-Dec-2007 – Herald: Graphic Updates
In other news, new users have been unable to register in our forums between November 8th and 28th - they couldn't get past the terms agreement page and no error was shown. Since the admins obviously don't try to register every day and nobody contacted us letting us know, we didn't discover this bug before a whooping 20 days had passed! We're really sorry for this. The bug was fixed on the 28th you should now be able to register if you haven't done so yet.
That's all for now. Enjoy!
25-Nov-2007 – A Brief Look at Political Ideologies of Global-RuneScape
After you've read the article, feel free to post comments, thoughts and opinions in this topic.
18-Nov-2007 – The Death of Merchanting
After you've read the article, feel free to post comments, thoughts and opinions in this topic.
17-Nov-2007 – Item and Monster Database Updates
We've also added some features to the item database. Firstly, we've made a small change to the way the item search works. If you search for an item and there is only 1 result, you will automatically be taken to item's page. So if you enter "abyssal whip" (or "abby whip") in the search bar, you will see the details about the items instead of the search results, which would obviously only have one item listed.
The monster database update also made it possible for us to list all monsters dropping a specific item. You will now see a list with all the monsters that drop a specific item on the item pages (look at this entry for an example).
That's all for now. Enjoy!
13-Nov-2007 – Land of Goblins Quest guide!
The most ancient goblin legends speak of Yu'biusk, the far-off land that saw the origin of the goblin race. Now, one goblin has had a vision of this land and believes it is Zanik's destiny to lead all goblins to live there in peace and safety - but Zanik will not be able to realise her destiny without your help.
11-Nov-2007 – New Herald: The Future of Jagex Games
09-Nov-2007 – The Herald: Extra Guest Article
04-Nov-2007 – New Herald - The History of Global-RuneScape
21-Oct-2007 – Welcome to the new GRS herald!
Any member of the forum can write an article and PM it to one of the editors, preferably the Head. The editor will then post the article in the Herald forums in a poll form for all other editors to vote on whether the article should be published or not.
We are just as excited about this as you are, so feel free to post any questions, comments, concerns or queries about the new herald here!
18-Oct-2007 – Herald Editors
These users will now appear pink throughout the forums. If you have any suggestions for a herald article, or would even like to join the team, the feel free to contact any of the herald editors.
The herald will begin in November, and will be released every Sunday like it used to.
10-Oct-2007 – Back to my Roots quest guide!
Use your Slayer skills to battle out of control vegetation with an attitude, cultivate your wits and stretch your Agility to solve a cunning maze - all to make a gardener's day. Do you have what it takes to cut this quest down to size?
In Other News...
Aliensvortex has left for Bejing today and will be away for 10 days, so lets all wish him a safe journey there and back, I'm sure we'll keep the site in one piece in his absence.
16-Sep-2007 – Herald: "Macro Wars" Part 1
13-Sep-2007 – Firemaking guide update!
Also, some of you may have been noticing a slight lack in updates recently. This is due to alot of work being done on the main "backend" of the website. We're sure it seems like this is never-ending but I can guarantee that once it is complete, you'll enjoy using Global-RuneScape more! Lastly, we need you to help with the site, we're still missing various guides. So if you wish to help to contribute to the website, feel free to make a submission!
10-Sep-2007 – New Herald Article
In addition, some users were unable to access the Herald this weekend, and could only see an error message. This bug has now been fixed.
04-Sep-2007 – The Path of Glouphrie quest guide!
In addition we have updated our Slayer guide and Monster database with the new Warped creatures.
King Bolren has a new pet. Unfortunately, it's another watcher, like the ones unmasked in the Tree Gnome Stronghold. Has Glouphrie been watching the Tree Gnome Village, too?
If you investigate further you'll find out more about Glouphrie, the history of the gnomes (and their unusual monarchy) and maybe you'll get within a hair's breadth of the lost city of Arposandra...
02-Sep-2007 – Herald - Life Strategies: RuneScape
As usual, we invite you to comment and discuss the article in this topic. Also, remember that you can write the next Herald article! Just register to our forums and send it to Aliensvortex or Dave, and you may see your own article in the Herald next time we update it! You may write about anything you want, but it should obviously be related to RuneScape. We generally get articles discussing recent updates or topics that are generally much discussed by RuneScape players, but if you have another good idea, don't hesitate to send it!
That's all for now. Enjoy!
26-Aug-2007 – Herald: The Big Picture
19-Aug-2007 – Warriors' Guild Guide
Throughout the years, many guilds dedicated to different trades have been created. Among these guilds were the Rangers' Guild and Wizards' Guild, covering two out of the three styles of combat. A man named Harrallak Menarous decided to add the last piece to the triangle and created the Warriors' Guild, a guild dedicated to the art of melee combat. To read more about the Warriors' Guild, check out the new guide!
14-Aug-2007 – Hunter Skill Guide
Deep in some of the coldest and deepest areas of RuneScape lie strange monsters. These monsters are known to drop various furs, hides or tools that are valued by many players. There are many ways to trap these pesky creatures, varying from magical imp boxes to using a rented falcon to catch agile little kebbits.
In other news, our prayer guide has been updated to include the two new prayers, Chivalry and Piety, which can be unlocked after completing the Knights Wave training ground minigame after doing the King's Ransom.
05-Aug-2007 – New Herald: Moving On...
After you've read the article, feel free to post a comment on it in this topic, and as stated at the end of the article, everyone is welcome to write an article for the Herald! If there is something you would like to write about, feel free to let the staff know; your article might be published in the Herald next week!
30-Jul-2007 – King's Ransom Quest Guide
Life has been quiet at the Sinclair Mansion since you discovered the murderer... too quiet. So quiet, in fact, that the family has gone!
Suspicions are running high that the Sinclairs' recent departure is tied to the disappearance of King Arthur and his knights. But time is running short and clues are scarce, will you crack the case in time?
27-Jul-2007 – Recent downtime
16-Jul-2007 – Quest Experience Guide
Many thanks to Feed24 and sk84ever159 for contributions to this guide.
RuneScape holds many quests, each varying in difficulty, enjoyability and brutality, Some people will complete quests for the reward, or maybe to obtain that fancy quest point cape, but others favor the wonderful experience point rewards from quests, to help you see which quests will help you on your way with your desired skill we have a quest experience page.
15-Jul-2007 – RuneScape Downtime
Andrew Gower has said;
Our core hosting facility has lost it's internet connection. We are (urgently!) talking to the ISP now.
When this sort of thing happens it's normally because a router somewhere has died, so hopefully it won't take them too long to fix, but since it's a fault with a 3rd party system, now we've let them know all we can do is wait (and keep nagging them every 10 mins, heheh)
Please be patient, and we're sorry for the inconvenience.
(Taken from his post on another large fansite, as he is unable to access his news management system on the RuneScape website)
RuneScape is now back online, and working correctly.
07-Jul-2007 – Reporting Errors
So next time you report, please take time to make sure your report is valid and that we'll be able to understand it and take action on it.
Lastly, to all of you that have reported correctly, on behalf of all the Global-RuneScape staff I would like to thank you, we have report systems to keep the site content up-to-date. As of this post, all submitted reports have been corrected.
07-Jul-2007 – Is Jagex being unfair to F2P players?
23-Jun-2007 – Grim Tales Quest Guide
"Once upon a time in a land far, far away..." Sylas, a collector of items both wondrous and unusual seeks out the latest additions to his trove with a somewhat unusual prize for the finder.
Terrors and towers await; fierce battles with giant beasts; striding boldly to rescue a dwarf in distress! Not a quest for the meek or faint-hearted, prepare yourself for a feast of fairytale fun with rewards a-plenty! The Brothers Grimm could never have foretold a tale such as this...
14-Jun-2007 – A Bundle of Updates!
Kolodion, the master of battle magic, has set up an arena deep in the Wilderness.
Prove yourself worthy to this bloodthirsty wizard by surviving the trials of the Mage Arena and he will teach you spells capable of summoning the power of the gods themselves!
Secondly we've added a new skill training guide for the Mining skill! Many thanks to Anna Molly for this wonderful guide!
Lastly, Aliensvortex, Dave and myself have been clearing out some of the accepted submissions so keep an eye out for updated guides, these updates include new images, new content, more up to date information and generally a better standard of guides! Many thanks to all the people who submitted all these updates.
30-May-2007 – New Herald: Varrock (Museum)
After you've read the article, feel free to post a comment on it in this topic, and as stated at the end of the article, everyone is welcome to write an article for the Herald! If there is something you would like to write about, feel free to let me know; your article might be published in the Herald next week!
24-May-2007 – New Herald: RuneScape 3
17-May-2007 – Dream Mentor Quest Guide
RuneScape is not the safest place to live - dragons, trolls, demons... dangerous and despicable monsters of all sorts roam free. In this quest, you must help a fellow adventurer that doesn't do so well against these threats. With perseverence and the magical help of the Moon Clan, there should be no monster that can't be beaten.
But is that really true? How about the monsters in your dreams? How about your own inescapable fears? How would you defeat them? Well, you'll soon find out as a tough and often bizarre quest awaits those of a strong will!
16-May-2007 – Herald Article - Lobsters
15-May-2007 – Olaf's Quest Guide
Poor Olaf Hradson. He has to live up to such expectations. His ancestors sailed all over the world, and now he has to go out and prove himself their equal. If only he could read a map... If only he could sail... If only he hadn't crashed! Can you help a depressed and soggy Fremennik regain his pride, and possibly the lost treasure of his grandfather?
13-May-2007 – The Golem Quest Guide
Deep in the desert sand, the ruins of the once great city of Uzer, a lone survivor - an ancient clay golem - forever paces back and forth. It is badly damaged, and its mind cannot rest until it has completed the task for which it was created.
It is up to you to uncover the secret of the lost city, and add the final chapter to a story begat amidst the violence of the Third Age.
04-May-2007 – Slayer Equipment Guide
01-May-2007 – Real-world trading website ads
We would like to make it clear that we do not manage which ads are shown, because we are using a third party advertising network to display the ads. However, that doesn't mean that we ignore the problem. We have the ability to filter our ads, and we are certainly doing so. Currently, we have banned more than 100 real-world trading sites from the ad network, but there are still a few new sites that are coming regularly.
Other fansites have stated that they can't remove the ads because of technical restrictions or because they need them to keep the site running. This is certainly not the case. Although we would earn more money by showing them, we earn enough money to keep the site without them. Global RuneScape is not a commercial web site with the aim to earn as much as possible, and therefore, we see absolutely no need to keep these ads.
If you see advertisements for money shops, please contact us or send me a PM with the ad's address. If you have more questions, feel free to reply to this topic.
30-Apr-2007 – Enakhra's Lament - 100 quest guides!
Lazim the sculptor has a sad tale to tell - his days of making art are over, and now all he can do is carp at adventurers as they make a statue for him in the desert. Although, isn't just south of the Bandit Camp an odd place to be putting up a statue?
Help Lazim out with his artistic endeavours, and learn more as this quest goes deeper into the history of RuneScape than you might expect.
25-Apr-2007 – Another Slice of H.A.M. Quest Guide
The dwarves are building a new underground rail link between their city of Keldagrim and the cave goblins' Dorgesh-Kaan, but work is being held up by the discovery of ancient goblin artefacts, and they need the help of a qualified archaeologist. Helping them out should be simple enough - unless you stumble upon another H.A.M. plot against the city.
If there are any mistakes/errors in this guide please feel free to report them in this forum.
22-Apr-2007 – Cold War Quest Guide
At the Ardougne Zoo, one of the zookeepers has become a bit preoccupied by penguins. In fact, he's downright paranoid about them. He needs your help to observe their habits on the iceberg in the Lunar Sea. What begins as a peaceful bird-watching expedition opens a new world of espionage and bad musicians.
17-Apr-2007 – Horror From the Deep
Our quest guides section is still not completed, so there are still a bunch of old quests that don't have a quest guide yet. A complete list of needed quest guides can be found here, so feel free to write a guide if you're going to do one of those quests. Writing a quest guide might seem hard to do, but writing a simple walkthrough with a few images and list of requirements is very easy, and in order to have a fair amount of updates in the future, we need our users' help to improve the site!
01-Apr-2007 – RuneScape 3 Trailer!!
Hello everyone! Jagex has recently decided to start cooperating with some fan sites to bring the fan sites more unique content, thus also improving the community of RuneScape. They see this as a good way to promote the game, like other games such as World of Warcraft and Guild Wars have done.
Global RuneScape is one of the fan sites that they are going to share information and content with, and today, they just gave us access to the unique RuneScape 3 Trailer! Although the game's sounds and music is not done, we can already see that the game will have some amazing graphics! So why wait, check out the new RuneScape 3 Trailer!!
30-Mar-2007 – What Lies Below
A travelling trader has been stranded south of Varrock after his cart was attacked by local outlaws. He needs the help of a hero to recover his lost documents, but that's not all...
The Varrock Palace Secret Guard (VPSG) are on the trail of treacherous dealings with the Monks of Zamorak. Will you be able to help the VPSG and uncover what lies below?
25-Mar-2007 – Item database updates
In other news, our item database has now more than 700 items; which means that more than 60 items have been added since the database's release. We would like to remind you that everyone can submit item information in the forums, and if the item already exists, there is a link below the item details to submit an update for that item.
20-Mar-2007 – Global RuneScape 2 Years + Item Database!
Today, two years after its creation, the site is running on a powerful system to manage the guides, and we've added many advanced feature, such as the Advanced Calculators that were added March 20th last year.
Of course, we don't want to just post a silly announcement without adding anything. Therefore, we've decided to publish the Item Database, which we have been working on since October last year! It contains detailed information about the items in RuneScape, a powerful search feature and a lot of other useful information!
Obviously, the database is not completed yet, and we really need your help to expand it. If there is a missing item that you have information about, feel free to submit it! Lastly, all the planned features have not been implemented because our deadline came too quickly – more exciting stuff will soon be added to the database, so stay tuned!
14-Mar-2007 – New Herald Article
07-Mar-2007 – Herald article - German Beta Report
We would also like to remind you that everyone can write their own article for the Herald, as mentioned in this announcement.
03-Mar-2007 – TOGRC Has Folded
However we hope that members of the clan will still stay around here at Global RuneScape and its forums.
For those whom cant find us, our new link is http://woeclan.com/forum/index.php?
28-Feb-2007 – Skills: How balanced are they?
Also, if you want to write an article, feel free to do so and PM Aliensvortex with it. We will not add poorly written articles, so be sure to take your time when your write it. If we add it, all credits will go to you and it will be announced like all the other articles. That's all for now; we hope you enjoy this week's article. After you've read the article, feel free to post any comments or thoughts you may have in this topic.
26-Feb-2007 – Chat Updates
Also on another note, we apologize for what seems as lack of updates to the site. This is because we are doing a lot of 'Back End' work, including control panels for content management with the website and general updates to older parts of the site.
Lastly, to keep the website up-to-date we really need your help! If you can, please submit any missing data, for more information please see our Submissions/Updates forum.
21-Feb-2007 – New Herald Article
20-Feb-2007 – Tower of Life quest guide
The construction of a mysterious tower is almost complete, but the builders working on it have gone on strike. Losing patience, the alchemists that hired them are looking for anybody to help them. When the world of magic and the world of logic combine you can expect dangerous results, but a true adventurer would cherish such things... wouldn't they?
14-Feb-2007 – New Herald Article
In other news, users trying to access our Shades of Mort'ton quest guide have recently only seen a "404: Quest guide not found" error. A backup had to be used to restore the site after the recent site downtime, and the last backup was taken before we added this guide. The guide has now been re-added. No other guides were affected.
14-Feb-2007 – Sorry for downtime!
This was server error that we had no control over, and we really apologize. We hope this will not happen again, but because this was beyond our control, there is nothing we can do.
Everything should be up, but if you experience problems, please let us know as soon as possible.
Global Runescape Staff
11-Feb-2007 – Shades of Mort'ton quest guide
Mort Myre's south border has been breached, and a path towards a strange town called 'Mort'ton' has been found. Strangers return from such visits with tales of the 'Afflicted' and shadowy creatures who jealously guard their tomb treasure.
04-Feb-2007 – New Herald Article
03-Feb-2007 – Observatory Quest guide
The observatory in south west Ardougne has been ransacked by a family of nearby goblins. Can you help the professors to get the required items and rebuild it?
26-Jan-2007 – New Clan Server!
Edit: grsclan.com will automatically forward to the forums.
25-Jan-2007 – Recruitment Drive Quest Guide!
The Temple Knights of Saradomin, a secret organisation founded many centuries ago by Saradomin himself, are currently looking to expand their ranks with some new blood.
After the successful thwarting of the Black Knights' plans to take over Asgarnia, and with the personal recommendation of Sir Amik, you have now been offered the chance to apply for membership in this organisation... but are you up to the challenge?
14-Jan-2007 – Two New Quest Guides!
Thanks to Chokelius for submitting a quest guide for Making History.
A secluded outpost has served the City of Ardougne for generations, playing stage to many exceptional events. It's current occupant wants to employ your skills to construct it's true history before time runs out and history itself is wiped away!
Thanks to Dave for writing a guide for Eagle's Peak.
The Ardougne Zoo is always looking for new specimens, but one of their anticipated new attractions - a ferret from the north - has been proving elusive.
One of the Zoo's more eccentric freelance specimen hunters is reported to be on the case, but after setting out for the far western reaches, somewhere between the Piscatoris Fishing Colony and the Tree Gnome Stronghold, nothing more has been heard from him.
Will you be able to use your skills as a Hunter to track him down? What else will you discover at the mountain known as Eagles' Peak?
09-Jan-2007 – New Herald Article
02-Jan-2007 – New article in the Herald
23-Dec-2006 – Animal Magnetism
Draynor Manor has a new resident and, adventurers rejoice, she is a damsel in distress. Far from being Sleeping Beauty, she finds the Manor's beds not to her liking and is suffering from insomniac nights. If you fancy yourself able to aid Ava in her search for a good night's sleep, who knows what the budding scientist will produce as a reward?
17-Dec-2006 – New Herald Article - The History of TOGRC
In other news, we've added a new Barbarian Outpost guide to the Other Areas section of our atlas. Many thanks to Sk84ever159 for this guide!
13-Dec-2006 – Recent Site Downtime
10-Dec-2006 – New Herald Article
10-Dec-2006 – TOGRC is Back
For more information on the clan, visit this site: http://www.grsclan.com
06-Dec-2006 – Clan Downtime
We are not exactly sure what the problems are, or how to fix them. We will be trying our hardest to get the clan forums back up, but be prepared for a wait.
Please stand by while these problems are being worked on. Hopefully the clan will be back soon, but we can't promise anything. Brian is contacting the IPB staff as I am posting this announcement.
For the time being, clan members, just continue your discussions here. The events have been canceled until further notice, and there will be problem with missing them.
Over the next few days I will be talking with Aliensvortex and Brian to try and find a solution to this problem if worst comes to worst and we need to create an entire new forums.
*Update* - The clan forums are back and running with the new software. There are a few problems that we need to fix, and also mods and skins need to be reinstalled. The forums should be ready soon though.
I will keep this updated with any news on the topic.
03-Dec-2006 – New Herald Article!
02-Dec-2006 – Guide to Essence Running
Essence running is a way to quickly level up the Runecrafting skill. The crafter, usually a high leveled character, takes a large amount of noted rune essence. He/she waits at the one of the Runecrafting altars, usually air or law, while other characters, the essence runners, take un-noted rune essence to the crafter. The crafter then gives the runner money or runes and noted rune essence in exchange for un-noted rune essence. The more runners participating, the quicker the experience builds up. If you want to know more about essence running, and its benefits, then feel free to check out our new guide!
30-Nov-2006 – Two new mining spot guides
26-Nov-2006 – The Knowledge Base: Killing fan sites?
In other news, a Heroes' Guild Basement map has been added to the Dungeon maps section and the Heroes' Guild guide. This map was also made by [M]ike. Thanks!
21-Nov-2006 – Extra herald article - Hunter Skill: Review
19-Nov-2006 – New Herald article and Sheep herder
We have also added a new quest guide for the Sheep Herder quest! We hope you like both additions, and we look forward to a new week, with new updates (and maybe even a new skill...?). Enjoy!
18-Nov-2006 – New guides + new section
We hope that people will submit more guides in the future so this section can be filled up with good and helpful guides. We've also added a new Pyramid Plunder mini-game guide. Many thanks to [M]ike for this guide!
17-Nov-2006 – Monkey Madness quest guide
The King of the northern Gnomes, Narnode Shareen, is once again in need of your help. He recently decided to send an envoy of his Royal Guard, the 10th squad, to oversee the decommissioning of the Gnome owned ship-building facilities on the eastern coast of Karamja.
It has been quite some time since the 10th squad were dispatched and they have been deemed missing in action.
Can you unravel the mystery behind the deception? Can you separate the truth from the lies? Can you decide for yourself what is real and what is not?
13-Nov-2006 – Duel arena guide
The duelling arena is a member’s mini-game in Al Kharid where you fight other P2P players. This is a safe minigame; if you die during this mini-game you won't lose any of your items unless you stake them in the stake window.
12-Nov-2006 – New article in The Herald
If you have any comments on this article, then feel free to post any comments, thoughts or ideas you might have.
10-Nov-2006 – TzHaar region guide
In the depths of Karamaja volcano lies one of the Runescapes most challenging areas. This entire area is controlled by a powerful and ancient race known as the TzHaar. You can choose to either fight in the dangerous Fight Pits against some of Runescape's strongest players, or take on the challenge of fighting Runescape's strongest monsters in the Fight Caves. If you are one of the few who is succesful in either of these challenges, you will be rewarded with TokKul, which you can redeem for an impressive range of new and unique equipment, such as new weapons, a new shield , new jewlery and a new gem which can be crafted into a oynx amulet or ring!
08-Nov-2006 – Rimmington city guide
Rimmington is a small town South West of Falador and West of Port Sarim. Due to its location, bordered to the west and the south by seas at the southwestern part of the Kingdom of Asgarnia, it is an isolated place with few visitors. Its most popular attractions are the mines located north-east of the town, and the house portal directly north of the town, which attracts the members training their Construction levels or trading materials for their houses.
05-Nov-2006 – The Global RuneScape Herald
The new Global RuneScape Herald will be updated with a new article every week, that will mainly be written by our head editor; Gamer H. Our first article, Hunter Skill: A Preview, is, as the title suggests, about the Hunter Skill, announced by Jagex in this month's Behind the Scenes. Please take a moment to read this article, and comment the article in this topic.
27-Oct-2006 – My Arm's Big Adventure
Trolls love goutweed. They love it so much that they've picked it all, and now they can't get any more. However, in his smelly kitchen in the Troll Stronghold, Burntmeat the cook has heard a rumour that goutweed is growing once again, for anyone who's got the skill to farm it. Can you teach his young assistant - a simple troll known as My Arm - to grow the precious goutweed? Will you overcome My Arm's stubbornness and ignorance to earn yourself Burntmeat's reward? Dare you accompany My Arm on this uniquely trollish expedition?
More importantly, can you survive an attack from a seriously large mountain-dwelling bird?
26-Oct-2006 – Swan Song
Out on the edge of the known world, the Piscatoris Fishing Colony stands on the brink of disaster. Angry sea trolls are emerging from the sea and attacking the colonists, preventing them from harvesting the valuable monkfish that live in those waters. A highly experienced adventurer will be needed to drive back the trolls for good.
The Colony's director, Herman Caranos, has a particular adventurer in mind: the notoriously amoral Wise Old Man of Draynor Village (allegations of his involvement in a spectacular bank robbery have never been substantiated).
If you're in the mood for a bit of combat, jump on the boat on the west side of the Gnome Stronghold, speak to the Colony's director and prepare to fight alongside the Wise Old Man as he embarks on his final adventure - his swan song.
25-Oct-2006 – Underground Pass
The Underground Pass, sealed for thousands of years, has now been re-opened to reveal a complex labyrinth of tunnels and chasms.
You must find a way through, and get one step closer to the evil King Tyras. But the road is long and it could be lonely.
When fatigue starts to take its toll, mental strength is what you'll need...
14-Oct-2006 – A Fairy Tale Part II quest guide
The Fairy Queen should be awake and back in charge of the Lost City by now, but what is happening in Zanaris? Why hasn't the Fairy Godfather abdicated the throne?
What is happening to all the fairy inhabitants and where has Fairy Nuff gone? Can you rise to the challenge of using the Fairy rings to search the other planes and Cure the Queen, in the second part of the Fairy Tale trilogy?
02-Oct-2006 – Elemental Workshop II
Among the ancient scrolls and papers held at the Dig Site's Examination Centre scholars have discovered more references to the mysterious elemental ore. Recently they have uncovered a beaten book detailing long-lost uses for this odd material.
Can you decrypt the code that will lead you to the deeper depths of the Elemental Workshop? Can you get your head around fixing the mind-bending machinery, or will you fry your brain in the attempt?
30-Sep-2006 – Abyssal Runecrafting guide
The Abyss is easily the best way to runecraft massive amounts of runes. People can gain massive amounts of wealth and Runecrafting experience through the abyss. Though of course, it is extremely dangerous. Access to the abyss is in the wilderness (always dangerous) and there are dangerous monsters within the abyss. Also you need to complete a mini-quest before you can use the abyss.
24-Sep-2006 – Smithing tables
The tables are not shown by default. To view the tables, simply go to the "Smithing tables" section at the bottom of the guide and chose the metal type you wish to see the smithing tables for.
23-Sep-2006 – Bandit Camp
As you may have noticed, there has been a lack of updates lately. School has started again, and people that used to write many guides in the summer vacation don't have much spare time to submit guides. But we still need many quest guides, city guides, maps and all of the other guides, so please submit any missing guide!
12-Sep-2006 – In Search of the Myreque
Canifis is experiencing an upsurge in new faces and a new stranger has appeared with a job to track down some local heroes known only as "The Myreque".
The Myreque are fighting a desperate battle against the darkness of Morytania and he wishes to take them weapons to aid in the battle. Can you help him out?
03-Sep-2006 – Quarry mining spot
The quarry is a great place for powermining granite and sandstone. Granite and Sandstone have no material value but are great for mining experience.
02-Sep-2006 – New combat skill guide
Combat is probably the biggest and most widely trained of all the skills in RuneScape, it's a very useful skill. This guide will explain and help familiarize you with the collection of skills that we know as the combat skills. These skills play an important role in RuneScape; they are the cornerstone of pking, the focus of many mini-games and quests, and a big source of money and items for players. Without combat, how else would you be able to slay dragons if you didn't know how to fight?
01-Sep-2006 – New shoutbox
Forum moderators and administrators are able to edit and delete all shouts.
All our forum smilies are working for the shoutbox too, but only the bold, italic and underline BBCodes are parsed. Lastly, for those of you using Internet Explorer, you will notice that there is a small white space next to the shouts. This is the space that a scrollbar should have been appeared in, and when more shouts are posted, it will be shown correctly. There is nothing we can do with it.
31-Aug-2006 – Crafters' Guild updated
30-Aug-2006 – Karamja city guide
Karamja is a small place on a large island, and many people come to fish here. The city is also very well known for its volcano filled with interesting monsters such as Elvarg the Dragon, Spiders, Demons and much more.
Please note that this guide is about the free part of Karamja, and does not include members-only places such as Brimhaven, Shilo Village etc.
29-Aug-2006 – The Tourist Trap
South of Al Kharid a new desert pass has opened up, leading to the dangers of the Kharid desert.
Don your desert garb and make sure your waterskin is full before heading off into the trackless dunes in search of desert adventure.
28-Aug-2006 – New woodcutting guide
The new guide now includes information on the vegetation types that were missing in the old guide, such as jungle vegetation, teak and mahogany, and new pictures for almost all the trees, including an animated picture of a magic tree! We have also added information about machetes and canoes, everything in a new and fresh layout!
27-Aug-2006 – Garden of Tranquillity
Queen of Varrock seeks experienced gardener to help construct a garden of peace and serenity as surprise for husband.
Only serious Farmers need apply. Peasants welcome (although not that welcome). Tools not supplied. Please note: under no circumstances are the contents of this message to be disclosed to Rollie – um, one means King Roald.
In other news, the Pest Control guide had somehow disappeared from the mini games index. It has now been re-added.
26-Aug-2006 – Cabin Fever
It's war on the high seas as Bill Teach tries to make the journey from Port Phasmatys to the pirate enclave of Mos Le'Harmless!
With his crew heading for the hills he's looking to recruit anyone eager to become a pirate to help him sink the enemy before he ends up swimming home. He's offering a lot more than a shilling to join his crew. Have you got what it takes to be a pirate?
25-Aug-2006 – Death to the Dorgeshuun
Humans have been visiting the Dorgeshuun mines for some time now, but no Dorgeshuun has visited the surface since the signing of the Lumbridge-Dorgeshuun treaty.
The Dorgeshuun Council fears that the HAM group may be planning another attack, and want to send an agent to the surface to investigate. But they do not want to send someone to the surface without a guide...
24-Aug-2006 – Update to the Rare items guide
There has also been major updates to the layout of this guide and the FAQ, and we have also added the current street price for all the tradeable rare items. Lastly, there is a new URL for this guide, so if you have bookmarked the old URL, please edit it so it points to the new URL.
23-Aug-2006 – Rum Deal quest guide
Zombie pirates have arisen on Braindeath Island, and they don't look friendly. Production of 'rum' has stopped, and the pirate brewers are running scared.
Can you overcome the horde of drunken, undead pirates? Can you even get to the island without getting a splitting headache?
22-Aug-2006 – Lunar Diplomacy quest guide
Get ready to be taken on a diplomatic mission between the Fremennik and the mysterious Moon Clan of Lunar Isle.
It's up to you to settle their dispute and bring peace to these lands. Along your mission you will travel with pirates in their giant sea galleon, explore a new magical island and journey into your very dreams!
21-Aug-2006 – Gnome Restaurant guide
20-Aug-2006 – Tribal Totem and Heroes Quest
Lord Handelmort of Ardougne is a collector of exotic artifacts. A recent addition to his private collection is a strange looking totem from Karamja.
The Rantuki tribe are not happy about the recent disappearance of their totem. Can you help Kangai Mau recover his lost totem?
We have also added the Heroes Quest guide! Many thanks to Sir Earpster for this guide.
Prove you are worthy to enter the heroes' guild. To prove your status as a hero you will need to obtain a number of items. There are many challenges standing between you and these items.
19-Aug-2006 – Scorpion Catcher
Thormac has lost his rare lesser kharid scorpions after leaving their cage door open. These scorpions have hidden in areas that are rather difficult to get into.
You will have to overcome various challenges (and drink a lot of beer) to get all the scorpions back. If you manage to help him, Thormac will improve your battlestaffs.
19-Aug-2006 – The Alfred Grimhand Barcrawl
In other news, we've renamed the Mini Games section. It is now called "Mini Games and Mini Quests", and due to the width of the menu, it is shown as "Mini Games/Quests" in the main menu. Please note that the URL to this section has not been changed.
17-Aug-2006 – Hand in the Sand
Bert the Sandman in Yanille is in a spot of bother. A mysterious severed hand has appeared in his sand box. Help find out whose hand it is and, more to the point, how it got in Bert's sand box.
16-Aug-2006 – Major update to the Ranging guide
15-Aug-2006 – The Eyes of Glouphrie
After you foiled a plan to destroy the Grand Tree things have been quiet in the gnome world. Brimstail has found a strange machine, though, built by Oaknock the Engineer during the Gnomes' Golden Age. What does the weird device do? Why on RuneScape was it built?
If you agree to help this bookworm gnome get this confusing device working, you will learn a little about gnome magicks, gnome history, and you will start to uncover a new threat (or is it an old one?) to gnome security - a threat that is a lot harder to see ...
13-Aug-2006 – The Stronghold of Security
The Stronghold of Security is a new minigame introduced to both the free players as well as the paying members of Runescape by Jagex in an effort to put a control on the increasing amount of hacked accounts as well as scamming. Besides being a good place for hammering good security sense into us, it’s also a good place to train not to mention the monsters there spawn at a much faster rate then other monsters their level. Now let us take a closer observation of the place itself.
10-Aug-2006 – Haunted Mine quest guide
Recent forays into Morytania by some of Saradomin's more fanatical supporters have unearthed murky rumours concerning an abandoned mine in the south.
Legend speaks of an unusual material, hidden in the depths of the mines, that is somehow linked to the desolation and fear that now surrounds the place. Do you have the nerve to find out more, and enter the haunted mines of Morytania?
30-Jul-2006 – South brimhaven mining spot
The South Brimhaven Mining Spot is in South Brimhaven and is a great spot for those who want to have a wide range of ores to mine. Iron, Silver, Coal, Mithril and Adamantite can all be mined here.
24-Jul-2006 – Holy grail quest guide
We are still working a lot on on the backend part of the site. New and improved site engine is being developed, and it will take some time to transfer all guides to the new system. But no guides will be taken offline, nothing will happen before the system is ready to be published. The new system will make it easier for us to add guides, and will include a new search engine for the site, and a new way to submit updates and corrections to our existing guides. So if you submit a guide and it is accepted, it will be added, but it may take a while.
23-Jun-2006 – More Downtime
20-Jun-2006 – Recent forums and clan downtime
Please note that this has only affected all pages on the .net domain of Global RuneScape, and the pages on .com have not been affected. However, the news system connects to our forums to load the latest news, so the main page will always be down if the forums are down. Absolutely nothing has been lost.
06-Jun-2006 – Monster Database!
The Monsters Database contains detailed info about hundreds of monsters different monsters in RuneScape, including their level, hitpoints, what they drop, where they are found etc. If you need help with the database, visit this page.
In addition to the 225 monsters listed in the database, there is an advanced search feature, and detailed information on all monsters.
Finally, we are also releasing a special feature only found at Global RuneScape: An integrated fighting calculator which works for ALL the monsters in the database! This calculators calculates how many of the selected monster you have to kill before you reach your desired level.
If you find any bugs or incorrect info, please let us know! All database submissions would also be appreciated.
There has been some changes to the main menu. Firstly, we have moved the Quest guides section up, just below the atlas section. The Global RuneScape and News section of the menu has been merged, and some links to the forums that were rarely used has been removed. Lastly, the Skill Training Guides link has been moved into the Skills section.
05-Jun-2006 – Construction skill guide
In other news, we are going to release the Monsters database later this week. There are still a few minor bugs that must be fixed before the database is released.
31-May-2006 – The Global RuneScape Newspaper!
On a releated note, there is also a new forum which is a great place to go if you wish to have your say on this, or any other issue. We are also looking for some Writers who will write for the paper on a monthly basis. Visit this topic for more information.
If you wish to Discuss this update then please feel free to do sohere
Enjoy the Newspaper!
27-May-2006 – Royal Trouble
It's tough being the regent of a small island kingdom, especially when the king has declared war while you were off adventuring.
Something is up in Miscellania and Etceteria, and you'd better find out what before both kingdoms end up in royal trouble!
26-May-2006 – Ghosts ahoy
The citizens of Port Phasmatys have unwittingly consigned themselves to an immortal existence, trapped forever in this world as unwilling ghosts.
Necrovarus, Lord of the Temple of Phasmatys, holds the key to the door into the next world. Can you convince him to open it and set them free?
17-May-2006 – East Ardougne dungeon map
It is a fairly small dungeon, but is popular with alot of members due to there being 2 hellhounds down there. This dungeon is also used the in Family Crest quest for the pure gold.
16-May-2006 – The clan is back!
EDIT: The clan was down for 2 hours while we double-checked every file on the server. The hacker still had access to the server by using some files that he had uploaded. Everything is up again.
15-May-2006 – Clan forums down until further notice
This is the only thing we could do with the clan forums, and we are trying to get it up as soon as possible. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.
A fun event may be organized this weekend. It will be posted in the main forums, and it will be for our clan members AND forum members; we won't let an idiot-with-no-life stop us
15-May-2006 – South Ardougne Mining Spot
The South Ardougne Mining Spot is actually two mining spots, but because they are so close together, they have been combined into one. This place is great for powermining iron and a good place to mine some extra coal on the side.
12-May-2006 – East Ardougne mining + more
This mining spot is east of the member city Ardougne. It is a great mining spot for low to mid range miners (30-59 mining).
New site engine
The last week, we have been working on a new site engine. It allows us to update and add all guides much faster. Currently, only our quest guides have been transferred to this new system, but we will start inserting all our guides to the new system. So, if you see a broken image or anything wrong, please let us know ASAP.
All guides will keep their same adress. There is only one exception; the Mourning's Ends Part 1 guide has a new URL.
The monsters database
We have also worked alot on our monsters database. Currently, we have added 145 monsters, most of them with pictures and complete information, but it is updated daily. We plan to publish it once it reaches 200 monsters.
04-May-2006 – Blue dragon ranging guide updated
29-Apr-2006 – Advanced herblore calculator
Remember that if any info is wrong or missing, please let us know!
28-Apr-2006 – Blue Dragon Ranging guide
This is a guide for ranging blue dragons in Taverley Dungeon. It will tell you what to bring, what levels you need, how to kill them, and the benefits of the whole process.
26-Apr-2006 – Nature Spirit
After saving the holy man Drezel, he's seeking some assistance again.
This time he has a special request for any adventurous sorts to search for the Druid 'Filliman Tarlock' and brave the terrors that infest the swamp of Mort Myre.
25-Apr-2006 – Varrock city guide
This great city lies in the centre of the F2P (Free to play) worlds and is one of the largest city in the realm of RuneScape. It is also the comfortable home of King Roald, master of the Kingdom of Misthalin.
We apologize for the large downtime yesterday. There was a power outage at our host's datacentre, and the backup power generators were not activated. As a result of this, Global RuneScape was down in 2 hours. Again, we apologize, and hope this won't happen again.
Please note that even if the .com server is down, you can use our forums which are on another server!
20-Apr-2006 – Pest Control guide
The Void Knights are devoted to keeping the balance that exists on Gielinor as decreed by Guthix. In the past this meant little more than the odd assassination but times are changing. Recently creatures from another realm have started breaking through into this one, though so far their incursions are limited to small islands to the south.
Outposts were constructed near the areas of regular breaches to house the Void Knights whose magic was used to close the portals. Unfortunately the invaders have become more aggressive and have managed to overrun some outposts before the ritual could be completed. Can someone help the Void Knights' effort and fight back against the creatures?
16-Apr-2006 – Hazeel Cult quest guide
Discover the truth behind the Carnillean family fortune.
Decide for yourself whether to aid the Carnilleans in retrieving stolen goods, or join the Hazeel cult members in their mission to resurrect the infamous Lord Hazeel.
The staff at Global RuneScape wishes everyone a happy Easter! If you haven't done so yet, visit this thread by G M0n3y. Also, do not forget the Easter event in RuneScape!
14-Apr-2006 – Heroes' Guild guide
To enter the Heroes' Guild, which is located north of Taverley, you must have done the Heroes' Quest, which also requires the Shield of Arrav, Dragon Slayer, Merlin's Crystal and Lost City quests.
13-Apr-2006 – Crafters' Guild Guide
The Crafters’ Guild is located south-west of the city of Falador. To gain admittances, you will need a minimum of level 40 crafting and wearing a brown apron.
13-Apr-2006 – Cooks' Guild Guide
The Guild can be located north-west of Varrock city and requirements to enter are a minimum of level 32 cooking and donning a chef hat.
12-Apr-2006 – Barbarian Village city guide
This is the home to seven buildings, two fishing spots and one safe. A very fun place to have an adventure! Beware the dangerous barbarians though.
11-Apr-2006 – Between a Rock...
Hidden away from the fearsome trolls and the roaming Fremennik, the dwarves delve deep beneath the mountains in search for the ore they need to support their home of Keldagrim. One dwarf in particular, however, has for years been trying to crack open a rock that seems to be impervious to any material that he's tried on it.
Convinced that solving the riddle of the rock will lead him to unimaginable wealth, he has spent the latter part of his life on just this lump of stone. Help him out, but take care you don't end up in a tight spot!
10-Apr-2006 – Rag and Bone Man
Everybody needs some body, and the Odd Old Man knows exactly which bits of those bodies he needs. Can you help him finish his extensive and extremely creepy collection?
10-Apr-2006 – Falador City Guide
07-Apr-2006 – Champions' Guild guide
07-Apr-2006 – A Soul's Bane
A rift in the ground has opened up releasing all manner of strange monsters into the lands near the Digsite. A sorrowful mother waits at the top of the rift for her long lost son, who has been missing for 25 years. You can journey down into the rift for an adventure full of twisted monsters all created from the mind of a young boy driven to madness through incarceration.
06-Apr-2006 – Two mining sites added
06-Apr-2006 – Prayer Guild guide
This guide is a merge of Runeman9230's and Sir Earpster's guide. Since they both had made a prayer guild guide, we decided to merge their guides!
03-Apr-2006 – Al Kharid city guide
Many thanks to Antiworldly1 who submitted this guide!
One of our most active and loyal members, Tom1210, tragically passed away yesterday after taking an overdose. You can find more about this sad event and discuss it here.
02-Apr-2006 – Chat Room Reminder
So please drop by, the staff will be there. I hope.
31-Mar-2006 – Mining and fishing guild guides
31-Mar-2006 – Family Crest
The Fitzharmon family crest has gone missing, and the family honour has been lost.
Can you find the crest and return it to Dimintheis in Varrock?
There are 3 different rewards available, but you can only choose one, so choose carefully!
We also need more training guides, so feel free to submit them!
27-Mar-2006 – West Varrock Mining Spot
26-Mar-2006 – Skill training guides
These guides are detailed guides showing you the best ways to train in all level ranges.
Thanks to Thegreateddy for writing the Crafting training guide, the Fishing training guide and the Ranging training guide!! The fourth guide in this section, the Woodcutting training guide is written by myself.
We hope you like the new guides! Feel free to submit more training guides or updates to the existing ones, as they are very useful for everyone!
24-Mar-2006 – Contact us and GRS Team pages updated
20-Mar-2006 – Global RuneScape 1 year - New calculator set!!
Today, we are proud to announce the 1-year birthday. We are releasing a completely new set of 10 incredible calculators - more advanced than any other RuneScape calculators! In addition to our old calculators, it has a new and improved layout, the possibility to show/hide pictures, hide member items, a new progress bar, and even more!
So, check out our new Advanced Calculators!
For everyone who have submitted guides in the forums lately, I apologize for the lack of updates, but we will now add all guides that are good enough to be added.
12-Mar-2006 – Recent downtime - fixed
Our host suspended Global RuneScape, and that's why it was down.
Some of you also know that I was on a vacation, and I did not actually check the site, so I did not know anything. That's why the downtime dured 1 week.
We are moving huge parts of the site to a new server, and you will notice that many parts of the site, including the forums and topsites, now ends with .net and not .com.
NOTE: Absolutely nothing has been lost.
24-Feb-2006 – Rangers' Guild guide
The range guild is located near Camelot and requires 40 range to get in. This place is great for buying range equipment. Like arrows, armor, bows, and other range equipment. Its also a cool place to get some unconventional range xp, and even a mini-game.
In other news, the clan moved earlier today to a new server, and we will move the topsites too. The clan also have its own domain now: grsclan.com!
19-Feb-2006 – Downtime on monday
The main site with guides, maps and calculators will be unaffected, but the stats lookup on the calculators will also be disabled.
We are doing this to find out which part of the site causing the high server load and memory usage. We really apologize for any inconvenience, but this is really needed.
NOTE: All parts except the topsites and signatures are up. Unfortunately, we have still not found which script that are using the ressources.
17-Feb-2006 – New topsites
Our new topsites are located at http://top100.global-rs.net/ and have much more features than our old one.
You have to change your button code in order to get votes for your site. This can be done by logging into the User Control Panel in our new topsites. Your username is the SITE NAME you used when you registered. So, if you registered with "My RuneScape Site", then that would be your username. You can request a new username in our forums. Your password is the same as the one you used in the old topsites. Once logged in, go to HTML code in the menu, and click "Generate code".
Unfortunately, the site banners were not transfered. You will have to set the banner again.
We hope this won't cause too many problems.
The Global RuneScape Team
15-Feb-2006 – Server problems
Since we are working on finding the issue and trying to fix it, guides will be added more slowly. We also apologize for the lack of updates the last weeks, but the coders have too much to do and does not have enough spare time to work on them.
On a more positive note, we are working on a huge update next month, including a completely new guide section found on no other sites, improved calculators, and if possible, new stat sigs. We will of course add the submitted guides too.
14-Feb-2006 – Dynamic Signatures fixed!
Below is the previous message if someone did not read it.
Jagex once again fixed on their hiscores, we're working on getting them fixed as soon as possible, just give us some time Seems that jagex loves to screw around with their Hiscores.
05-Feb-2006 – Mage Training Arena guide uploaded!
Thanks to Sir Earpster for writing this guide!
On the 4th January 2006 Jagex released the Mage training arena. This was a brand new place where people who wish to train there magic could go and try out 4 different mini-tasks. In this guide I will be explaining what you can do there and some of the benefits of training your magic here.
31-Jan-2006 – Dynamic stat signatures fixed!
Below is the previous message if someone did not read it.
Due to the update to the RuneScape hiscore yesterday (more info...), the dynamic signatures are not working. If you already have generated an image, it is still stored in our cache.
The "Get stats!" function on the calculators is also down.
29-Jan-2006 – Runecrafting calculator done!
28-Jan-2006 – Font Guide
This guide explains the ways to use different font colors in runescape. If you find any mistakes or incorrect information in this guide please leave a comment on it and we will fix it as soon as possible.
20-Jan-2006 – Fight Arena
A big thanks to Alchemist411 for writing this guide!
The prosperous Servil family have been abducted by the infamous General Khazard. He plans to have the family battle for his entertainment in the fight arena.
Can you rescue the Servil's before the tyrant has these innocent (not to mention wealthy) civillians slain?
31-Dec-2005 – Fishing and Thieving Calculator Uploaded
30-Dec-2005 – Skill calculator updates
Secondly, the results are always rounding UP, so if you have 80 XP in a skill, you will be told that you need to do something once, instead of just rounding it down and showing a zero. Thus, the calculators are more accurate than before.
We hope you like the updates!
30-Dec-2005 – Murder Mystery
Lord Sinclair, a highly respected Nobleman of Kandarin has been found murdered in his mansion. Despite the presence of a large number of guards all working hard to solve the crime, local law enforcement officers are totally baffled.
Can you use your razor sharp analytical mind to uncover the evidence and unmask the culprit?
28-Dec-2005 – Combat Calculator!
The other calculators will be slighty improved and more accurate, and we will also add a "get stats" function on them.
28-Dec-2005 – Sorry for the downtime
Today, we had a 30 minute downtime because of LunarPages (our host), had routing updates. The update went smoothly, so Global Runescape is up again.
Our chat is also starting to die, which is really sad. So if you had maybe a spare 10 minutes you could join the chat and chat with people there, it would really help!
26-Dec-2005 – Devious Minds
Once again, thanks to Lodve for writing this guide!
No-one likes to miss a good ceremony, least of all a poor lowly monk who needs your assistance! Will you be able to aid him and make his dreams come true?
26-Dec-2005 – Clock Tower
In this quest, you must help the confused Brother Kojo find the missing cogs and fix his clock tower. Search the dungeon using brawn and brains to correctly place the four cogs to complete the quest.
We are also working on a combat calculator, which is now almost done!
Also, our newspaper will be released early in 2006.
10-Dec-2005 – Spirits of the Elid
The people in the desert village of Nardah have a problem: their town well has dried up and any water they try to bring back to the town from the river mysteriously disappears before they can get it back. The villagers suspect they have been cursed in some way.
Can you unravel what is going on and save the village?
We are currently working hard to finish the Newspaper. We are also looking for people who wants to become an editor. If you want to, please post your application in this topic.
27-Nov-2005 – The Official Global RuneScape Clan
There is no level requirement for joining the clan, we are accepting everyone. But remember that some clan events will only be for high level members, and other events for low level members.
However, you must be active! Inactive members will be removed from the clan.
So, check out the new clan at http://clan.global-rs.com!
12-Nov-2005 – Zogre Flesh Eaters
Run for your lives...the Zombie Ogres are here for your flesh! An Ogre ceremonial dance area, used to communicate with ancient Ogrish ancestors, has been overrun with diseased undead ogres.
How could something like this have happened? And what sort of rewards could an enterprising adventurer gain from exploring the tombs of such a place? Adventurers with a good ranged level will be at an advantage.
We have cleaned up our main menu and right menu, so it is now shorter. No links are removed, but some of the menu sections were on both menus.
09-Nov-2005 – Temple of Ikov
A mysterious stranger called Lucien asks you to go on a mission deep under the Temple of Ikov in central Kandarin. He wants you to retrieve an artifact known as the Staff of Armadyl. Towards the end of the quest you are presented with a choice on how to complete the quest.
We have added the new Dragon Hatchet to the Woodcutting guide, and there has been some other minor updates to the guide.
03-Nov-2005 – Skill Guide updates
Added the new Saradomin Brew and the new ingredient Crushed Bird's Nest
Added the new slayer monsters, and new slayer items.
24-Oct-2005 – Combat skill guide
All combat is, is fighting. The combat skills are the most important skills in Runescape. You need to be good and have a high combat level for most quests. Combat is also used for killing monsters and PKing other players in the wilderness.
Want to know more? Then, check out our new Combat guide!
22-Oct-2005 – Castle Wars
Castle Wars is a combat-based team game with a single game lasting 20 minutes. The Zamorakians and the Saradominists try to infiltrate each others' castles, capture each others' standards and take them back through enemy lines to their own base to claim a victory point for their chosen deity.
We have also added Death talisman/tiara and info on needed levels and earned XP for the Death Runes to the Runecrafting guide.
21-Oct-2005 – A Tail of Two Cats
A small, black cat, named Bob, is missing. He was last seen on 19th Bennath. Have you seen him? Want to find him? Contact Unferth in Burthorpe.
18-Oct-2005 – Wanted!
Prove your worth to the White Knights by capturing this criminal, and you will gain limited access to their armouries. Continued demonstration of your commitment to their ranks, by waging war on the Black Knights that have plagued them eternally, will increase your access to their armour and weapons.
Do you have what it takes to become a White Knight Master?
16-Oct-2005 – The Lost Tribe
Sigmund is the advisor to the Duke of Lumbridge, but the duke does not always take his advice. When part of the cellar wall collapses the duke insists the damage was caused by an earthquake, but Sigmund is worried about a monster attack.
If you investigate this mystery in The Lost Tribe quest, it will lead you through treacherous caves to uncover something lost by the gods for thousands of years.
15-Oct-2005 – Global RuneScape Topsites
Webmasters/admins can add their own site to the topsites. The site with most visitors will be best ranked, the site with less visitors will be below. Remember to add the Topsites button linking back to the topsites, or we won't be able to count your visitors!
If you don't know how the topsites work, but you want to get your site listed, read the Help section of the topsites.
Also, remember to read the rules before joining!
Additionally, there has been added a forum section where you can post anything related to the topsites. Click here to view it.
12-Oct-2005 – Waterfall Quest
Investigate the death of elven leaders of old. Search for the elf king baxtorian's tomb and discover the mysterious hidden treasure of the waterfall.
08-Oct-2005 – Digsite Quest
Feeling uneducated? Desperate for buried treasure?
..."There's gold in them there hills" (well stream actually) as well as many other items that can be found at the digsite. Join the students in their attempt to be a qualified archaeologist, and become experienced in making the earth move! Have you got what it takes to unearth the hidden altar to one of Runescape's lesser-known Gods...?
08-Oct-2005 – Vampire slayer
The people of Draynor village live in constant terror. Their numbers are dwindling, all due to the foul creature lurking in the manor to the north known as a vampire.
Will you be able to stop the vampire before it's too late?
08-Oct-2005 – Pirate's treasure
Redbeard Frank knows where secret pirate treasure is hidden, it may require some work to persuade him to let you know where though.
08-Oct-2005 – Fishing Contest
The mountain Dwarves home would be an ideal way to get across White Wolf mountain safely.
However, the Dwarves aren't too fond of strangers. They will let you through if you can bring them a trophy. The trophy is the prize for the annual Hemenster fishing competition.
08-Oct-2005 – Visitor boost!
Old record was only 75. This is very good, so keep it up!
A chart will be shown in a reply to this post.
07-Oct-2005 – Mournings ends part I
It seems at last Arianwyn has need of your skills. He believes there is more to the Mourners than meets the eye and he wishes for you to find out just what they're up to. Can you gain the trust of the Mourners?
07-Oct-2005 – Biohazard
This is the second part of an ongoing adventure. Help Elena discover the truth about the infamous Ardougne plague. Smuggle test samples across Ardougne to Elena's old mentor.
06-Oct-2005 – New smilies in the chat
There are also Secret Easter Egg Smilies! You will get the code to them on holidays, but of couse these are already out so if you find one feel free to share on the topic and use the chat more.
05-Oct-2005 – Legends' Guild guide
The great Legends Guild is where the legends meet, you gain access here when you have 107 Quest Points, and have finished the Legends Quest. Want to know more? Then, check out our new guide.
05-Oct-2005 – Dynamic Stat Signatures
Dynamic Stat Signatures imports your RuneScape stats from the RuneScape Hiscores, and generates and image displaying your stats, and are ideal for forums.
There are currently 6 styles to chose from, but we will add more later. Also, if you have any skills in Photoshop, Gimp or any programs able to make styles, you can of course submit styles to us!
03-Oct-2005 – Barrows Guide
The IRC is also up and running, but we need more visitors. But it's quite new, so that's ok... But be on the chat when you play Runescape, looking on Forums or whatever.And to inform you all the channel is #globalrs IRC Clients enter /join #globalrs , the Client here auto joins
03-Oct-2005 – IRC Server
Remember the Forum Rules does also apply there too so NO FLAMING OR SPAMING, and we can ban you from the Server if you break them many times.
Also the Barrows Guide (the one with info how to come there and stuff like that) is now ready and is now making into a html (webfile) by AliensVortex.
Have a Nice Day and Follow the Rules.
EDIT: A link to the chatroom has been added on the navigation bar below the logo.
01-Oct-2005 – Site Map
01-Oct-2005 – Barrows Equipment Guide
Some sets of equipment, armour and weapons give the wearer special bonuses or effects when the complete set is worn. These can range from increased damage to affecting your opponents' stats.
These new equipment sets are incredibly ancient as they have been lying in the ground for centuries. The armour and weapons will require a bit of occasional servicing to keep them in tiptop condition.
30-Sep-2005 – Global Runescape Newspaper
We believe this is the right move for Global RuneScape and will help in our success!
There will be a few forums added where users can submit there own work and see it published in the paper. Of course I need to clarify a few ideas with AliensVortex but hopefully everything should run smoothly.
If you would like to apply for a position on the newspaper staff please pm me with the following apllication:
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Why should you be on the staff?
What skills and talents that we could use for the paper do you have?
How could you help the paper?
A bit about yourself:
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[b]Why should you be on the staff? [/b]
[b]What skills and talents that we could use for the paper do you have? [/b]
[b]How could you help the paper? [/b]
[b]A bit about yourself:[/b]
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30-Sep-2005 – Anicent Magicks Guide
The guide is at the moment only "Basics" they only got the spells, and no images these will come soon, right after i am done with the Barrows Guide
And the IRC is up and running but we need more members as AliensVortex said.
30-Sep-2005 – Future updates
The answer is YES. Here's what we will add to GlobalRS the next weeks:
- Dynamic Stat Signatures
This is an image, which is normally used in signatures in forums, that imports your stats from the RuneScape Hiscore, and inserts it on a stylish background image. Show people how good you are!
A toplist will soon be added, where webmasters can add their own site.
- New forums skins
We will add more forum skins, in addition to the basic skin that is used now.
And of course, more guides will be made.
28-Sep-2005 – Domain name and new servers
The new adress is www.global-rs.com. Also, we will now try to get more visitors the next week, and hope to grow faster than before.
There is still some minor issues and some work to do, but most of the site is working now. Also, some minor bugs has been corrected on the whole site. Enjoy!
26-Sep-2005 – Creature of Fenkenstrain
Dr Fenkenstrain, master and sole occupant of the castle to the northeast of Canifis, needs a new servant to go on a dark errand for him.
Do you have the stomach to help Fenkenstrain complete his twisted purpose?
24-Sep-2005 – Shilo Village
New areas in the Southern part of Karamja Island have been discovered with a mysterious village.
Who knows what hidden treasures exist, and what dangers lurk to guard them?
23-Sep-2005 – Watch Tower
The Wizards of the Yanille Watch Tower have been reporting increased ogre sightings recently.
Use a wide variety of your skills to help the wizards recover their stolen power crystals and stop the advance of the ogre hordes!
The Promote GlobalRS section has been removed from our Main Menu. This section is still on the news and staff pages (including the main page).
20-Sep-2005 – Jungle Potion
Trufitus Shakaya of the Tai Bwo Wannai Village requires that you collect five special jungle herbs for a potion so he can commune with his Gods.
Will you survive the dangerous jungle and be able to help Trufitus to get the herbs?
18-Sep-2005 – Tree Gnome Village
The tree gnomes are in trouble. General Khazard's forces are hunting them to extinction.
Find you way through the hedge maze to the gnomes secret treetop village. Then help the gnomes fight Khazard and retrieve the orbs of protection.
I apologize for the 16 hours downtime yesterday, and I hope this never will happen again.
16-Sep-2005 – The Grand Tree
The Grand Tree, which shelters the majority of RuneScape's small gnome population, is dying. Is it human sabotage or an inside job?
Help King Shareen to find the true cause and save the tree gnomes from an uncertain fate!
14-Sep-2005 – Gertrude's Cat
Gertrude's cat has been missing for some time now - for her peace of mind her prized pet must be rescued.
Handling cats isn't an easy business. They get hungry and need plenty of attention, but if you're the pet type, then this is the quest for you!
13-Sep-2005 – Dwarf Cannon
Run errands for the dwarf commander to repair his base and build his defenses. After you've done this quest, you will be able to use the powerful Dwarf MultiCannon, which can hit up to 30 hp on one shoot!
A new section has been added to the Ranging Guide: Dwarf MultiCannon. In this section, you will find all info on the powerful Dwarf MultiCannon that you can buy after completing the Dwarf Cannon Quest.
12-Sep-2005 – Priest in Peril
Recently contact has been lost with the temple to Saradomin on Misthalins' Eastern border. King Roald would be very interested to know what has caused this lack of communication, and seeks an adventurer willing to report back to him on the situation.
Will you be able to find out what has happened to King Roald's contact?
05-Sep-2005 – Monk's Friend
A monk's child has had their blanket stolen, and it is crying all the night. Find the thieves' den and return the blanket, then help Brother Omad organise the drinks for the child's birthday party.
03-Sep-2005 – Tears of Guthix and other updates
Deep beneath the earth, Juna the Serpent has guarded the Tears of Guthix for three thousand years.
If adventurers can relieve her boredom with an entertaining story, she will let them into the cave to collect the tears. But first she has a short task for them to do. Will you be able to do the task?
On all quest guides, there is now a new menu with a list of other quests. Now, you don't have to return to the quests page to find another quest.
02-Sep-2005 – Design Updates
Today, we have updated the design, with textured background, which make the site less boring, and a new header. We have a new logo which we are very proud of, and the buttons below the logo have also been changed. The site should now look better on screen with 800x600. But remember that Global RuneScape is designed for 1024x768 pixels, and if your resoltuion is lower, the design may be affected.
28-Aug-2005 – Woodcutting Calculator
Remember that this is NOT a skill guide. If you want to visit the Woodcutting Skill Guide, click on the link in the menu or in the Skills Page.
27-Aug-2005 – Mining Calculator
26-Aug-2005 – Skill Calculators!
In each of the calculators, you'll have to write your current XP (You can find this by hovering the skill you want to see the XP of, ingame), then select the level you want to be in. Then, click calculate, and you will see how many times you will need to do an action.
The added calculators are Cooking Calculator and Agility Calculator. Of course, we will add more calculators later.
There has also been a small change in our main menu: We have removed the guides: Random Events and Rare Items, but these can be found in our "All Guides" page. Also, we've added Tools and Calculators to the RuneScape section of the menu.
We hope you enjoy the updates!
25-Aug-2005 – Black Knights' Fortress
Again, thanks to Lodve for this guide!
The black knights are up to no good. You are hired by the white knights to spy on them and uncover their evil scheme.
Will you manage to stop them before it's too late?
24-Aug-2005 – The Knight's Sword
Thanks to Lodve for writing this guide!
Sir Vyvin's squire is in trouble. He has accidentally lost Sir Vyvin's ceremonial sword.
Help him find a replacement without Sir Vyvin finding out!
22-Aug-2005 – Demon Slayer
A big thanks to Lodve for writing this guide =)
A mighty demon is being summoned to destroy the city of Varrock. You find out you are the one destined to stop him. But you can't kill it with a normal weapon, you'll have to find, and use the Silverlight sword.
So, hurry up before the demon will destroy Varrock!
21-Aug-2005 – Big Chompy Bird Hunting
Rantz the Ogre needs to feed his demanding children, Fycie and Bugs so he wants to go Big Chompy Bird hunting. Problem is, he's all fingers and thumbs when it comes to making ogre arrows.
Could someone please give him a hand?
20-Aug-2005 – One Small Favour Quest guide
In this quest, you'll have to do a "small" favour for Yanni Salika in Shilo Village. However, the next person you'll talk to will also ask you to do a small favour. And of course, next person you'll meet will do it too. So, small favours can actually be very large, requiring you to fight demons and gang members!
Want to know more? Why not take a look at our new quest guide?
19-Aug-2005 – Sea Slug Quest guide
Something strange is happening on the fishing platform. Missing fishermen and the presence of dozens of strange sea creatures gives cause for concern. Investigate the platform, discover the truth before it's too late!
Need help with the quest? Then, check out our new quest guide!
18-Aug-2005 – The Fremennik Trials
Council workmen have at last found the time to make repairs to the footbridge that connects Kandarin with the Barbarian town of Rellekka.
Do you have what it takes to impress the people who live there, and be welcomed as an honorary member of their clan?
Why not give it a try?
18-Aug-2005 – Shield of Arrav
Varrockian literature tells of a valuable shield, stolen long ago from the museum of Varrock, by a gang of professional thieves. See if you can track down this shield and return it to the museum.
Also, in this quest, you will need a friend to help you complete it!
Want to know more? Then, check out our new quest guide!
17-Aug-2005 – Troll Romance Guide
Ug loves Aga, but Aga is together with Arrg. Since Arrg is a lot stronger than Ug, Ug can't follow the regular mating ritual, which involves ripping the opponent into pieces. Will you be able to find out what will impress the troll female more than a display of violence?
Will you survive the journey to help a lonely troll find love?
16-Aug-2005 – Skill Guide Updates
15-Aug-2005 – Technical Updates and more
All of our skill guides have been reprogrammed, to remove unnecessary programming. This resulted in up to 50% faster loading time on some of the skill guides!
I will also edit the code in the Atlas and Quest Guides.
Skill Guide Updates
We have also updated two of our Skill Guides:
15-Aug-2005 – Eadgar's Ruse
In this quest, Sanfew in Taverley needs a rare herb, the Gout Weed, which only can be found in the Troll Stronghold. Eadgar, which lives in the stronghold may be able to help you. But only the trolls have the herb, and you will need to get some.
This is a long quest, but you are rewarded 11000 Herblore XP when finishing this quest! Also, Sanfew will teach you the Trollheim Teleport Spell.
13-Aug-2005 – Lumbridge Caves Map
And of course, this is mapped by our official mapper 1337Jedi!
This is a huge dungeon under Lumbridge, and there are two entrances to it. There is lots of slayer monsters here, but even if the monsters are low-leveled, it can be dangerous to explore the dungeon without any knowledge! So, use this map to help you!
12-Aug-2005 – Troll Stronghold Quest Guide
The Army in Burhorpe had recently an attack on the Troll Stronghold. But the they were misleaded by the trolls, and they finally had to give up. However, they lost Dunstan's son! Your task is to rescue him. Also, you will rescue Eadgar, which will allow you to do the Eadgar's Ruse Quest!
Also, you will get a Law Talisman for completing this quest, which measn that you can start to craft your own Law Runes!
Want to do this quest? Then, check out our new Quest Guide!
We have made major updates to our Lost City Quest Guide!
11-Aug-2005 – New skill guide: Farming
Farming is a members-only skill where player can plant and harvest their own crops. The plants can take many hours to grow, but an active farmer have always something to do, with farming patches all around RuneScape.
In this guide, we will take you through all different plants, aswell as patch locations and everything you need to know about farming.
Why not check the guide yourself?
We've updated the log images in the Firemaking Guide. When farming was introduced, all logs was changed. We've now changed the logs, too.
10-Aug-2005 – 3 new maps
- Blood Rune Tower Dungeon
- Rune Essence Mine
- Gnome Essence Teleport
09-Aug-2005 – New dungeon maps
The added maps are:
- Edgeville Dungeon*
- Dwarven Mine
- Karamja Volcano Dungeon
- Ardougne Sewers
A big thanks to 1337Jedi for all the maps!
08-Aug-2005 – Quest Guide added: Imp Catcher
Thanks to 411archer for writing this guide!
In this quest, you will have to give four beads that the imps stolen from Wizard Mizgog a red, a white, a yellow and a black.
Not a hard quest at all, but it can be quite long. Want to know more? Then, check out our new quest guide!
08-Aug-2005 – New skill guide: Agility
Agility is a Members-Only skill which allows you to swing ropes, climb over piles of rocks, squeeze through pipes, balancing over logs and lots more!
This skill also affect your energy. So, if you have high agility level, you will gain your energy faster, which means that you will be able to run more, which means that you can do more in less time.
Also, many quests requires agility skills.
Lastly, this skill can give you access to many areas, especially special training areas made for people with high agility! For instance, the Agility Dungeon in Yanille is a perfect place for people who loves Herblore, and the training areas are of course less crowded!
Want to know more? Then, check out our new Agility Guide!
The Skills Page has been updated, now there are two columns, one for regular skills, and one for members-only skills. Also the colours have been changed. The Skills Page looks now way better than before!
07-Aug-2005 – Edgeville Free Dungeon Map
We will of course map the Members part of the dungeon, but this will come later.
There are monsters in many different levels in this dungeon, and there are two entrances, one south in Edgeville and one on the other side of the river of the Barbarian Village. Also, Vannaka, one of the Slayer Masters, is located here. However, only members can get tasks from him, since slayer is a members-only skill.
06-Aug-2005 – New skill guide: Magic
This is also the largest guide in Global RuneScape, so far.
Magic is the skill you need to cast spells. There are two types of spells:
Harmful spells, like attacking spells, binding spells, weaken spells etc.
Helpful Spells, like teleport, alchemy etc, who make the game easier.
This skill is a combat-based skill, like Ranging and Melee Figthing.
In this guide we will take you through all different kinds of spells aswell as the magic items.
Want to know about this huge skill? Why not take a look at our new Magic Guide?
05-Aug-2005 – Quest Guide Added: Witch's House
However, the real new is that we just got a new quest guide, written by Psi Command: Witch's House!
In this quest, a boy in Taverley accidently kicked his ball over the fence to the Witch's garden. Your task is to go get the ball back. But it isn't that easy. The witch doesn't want other people in her garden, nor she wants to give back the ball. You will have to fight one of the witch's experiments before you can get the ball!
Want to know more about this quest? Then, just check out our new quest guide!
03-Aug-2005 – Guild Guides, Link to us/Affs & Contact Us
- Guild Guides
Visit the Guilds of RuneScape - All info about the guilds in RuneScape!
- Link to us / Affiliates
We have made a new page with info on how to become an affiliate, and a selection of images you can use to link back to us.
- Contact Us
You can now send us an email via the Contact Us form. We will try to answer your mail within 24 hours, but we cannot give any guarantee.
Remember to read the rules before you send an email!
In the Guild Guides section, we have added a Wizards' Guild Guide. Remember that if ANY info is missing or wrong please tell us in the forums!
Between Community and Promote GlobalRS in the menu, we have added a "Global RuneScape" item, where we currently have 3 links:
The GlobalRS Team - This page have also a link in the footer of all pages.
Link to us/Affiliates
Hope you enjoy the updates!
02-Aug-2005 – New skill guide: Slayer
This is a Members-only skill. In slayer, a slayer master give you a task, that you will have to complete. The tasks are always different monsters, in all levels. From the easiest slayer masters, you can be assigned to kill a few goblins, while the hardest can give you tons of dragons to kill. The XP you get, is the same amount as the monster's hitpoint. Also, if you're assigned to kill Giants, you can kill everything with "Giant" in it's name: Hill Giant, Moss Giant etc. So, if you're assigned to kill goblins, you will get more XP from killing Hobgoblins, since they have more hitpoints than a normal goblin, but they're harder to kill.
Well, I don't say anything more. This is a very interresting skill as you never know what your next task will be. So, why not check our new guide and start the training?
01-Aug-2005 – Skill Guide Updates
- Added the following items to mining ores/rocks:
Rune Essence, Elemental, Gem Rock
- Added 2 new columns to the mining ores/rocks table: Mined Picture, Respawn time
Mining picture shows the mined item, and the Respawn Time tells how long the rock will be empty.
- New section: Mining Sites
About the different mining sites, and where you can get the different ores.
- New section: Gems
We've also added a Gems section, with information on gems you can mine.
- Added the following items to mining ores/rocks:
- New section: Tiaras
Added info on the Tiaras, which was introduced to the Runecrafting skill 13th June.
- New section: Combination Runes
Info on combination runes, which also was added 13th June.
- Location Maps
Added location maps to all altars
- New section: Tiaras
- Fixed the main menu, which lost the Ranging guide link yesterday when the Atlas was added.
- Fixed typos and minor bugs in many skill guides
- Fixed the image version of the world map, which had problems to load in Internet Explorer.
Feel free to check out the updates.
Also, do not forget to post in the Bug Report / Incorrect Info forum if you see any errors/problems!
31-Jul-2005 – Atlas
As sub-categories, you will find:
- General Maps
This is where you can find the World Maps, and we will soon make a Wilderness Map too.
- Mining Sites
This is where you will find info on the Mining Sites all around RuneScape, with maps.
- Dungeon Maps
We are mapping whole dungeons, so you can use them when exploring the dark underground! Also, you will see where different monsters are in the dungeons, aswell as some other info!
In the Mining Sites Section, we only have one Mining Site: Al Kharid Mine.
In the Dungeon Maps section, we have three dungeons:
Also, we will add City Guides and Guild Guides to the Atlas later, more info about this later.
But why not take a look at the new section to see it yourself?
30-Jul-2005 – New skill guide: Ranging
Ranged is a great skill for fighting, because it allows you to attack someone from a distance and them not being able to attack you. This is also a free skill, but there are lots of items only members can equip.
Why not take a look at the new guide to read more about this interresting skill?
29-Jul-2005 – 2 new Quest Guides
29-Jul-2005 – Quest Guide added: Witch's Potion
Thanks to our affiliate RuneTip for sharing the quest guide.
28-Jul-2005 – New skill guide: Thieving
Thieving Skill Guide
Thieving is a members only skill where you can pickpocket characters all around the RuneScape World, steal from different stalls, lockpick locked doors and steal from chests around the RuneScape World.
When you pick a characters pocket, you normally get a small amount of money, but you can also get other interresting items from some of the characters.
When you're stealing from stalls or chests, you will get one or more items.
When you're lockpicking the doors, you will just be able to enter the door which was locked.
Want to know more about this skill? Why not take a look?
28-Jul-2005 – Quest Guide added: Druidic Ritual
The dark wizards once, many years ago, casted a spell on the stone circle circle south of Varrock and took it from the druids. Your task is to get it back.
You will be rewarded with alot of info about the Herblore Skill, and 3 herblore levels which will allow you to start the Herblore Skill.
27-Jul-2005 – New skill guide: Herblore!
Herblore Skill Guide
This is not only a huge guide, but it provides more info and images than any other fansite! Psi Command and I have worked hard to get this guide out, and we are very proud of the result.
Herblore can be an interesting skill, allowing you to make your own potions, poisons and drinks by combine the correct ingredients together. Each potion has a different effect when you drink it, such as raising your attack, curing potion and you can also use poisons to poison a dagger. Herblore is a Members-Only skill, and you need to complete the Druidic Ritual Quest before you can begin making potions, this is because you need level 3 to get started.
Want to know about this skill? Read more in our Herblore Guide!
26-Jul-2005 – Quest Guide added: The Restless Ghost
A ghost has been haunting in the Lumbridge Graveyard. The priest, Aereck, wants you to get rid of the ghost. You will have to find out why this ghost haunts the graveyard, and you will have to give him what he want.
Want to know more? Why not check out our new guide, written by miner? You can find it in the Quest Guides section.
26-Jul-2005 – Quest Guide Added: The Feud
In this quest, you will have to find Ali Morrisane's nephew, also called Ali. He says that Ali is in Pollnivneach, but when you will come there, you will be between two gangs unable to find the right Ali - everyone is named Ali there!
You will have to bring peace in Pollnivneach before you will be able to find Ali.
Why not try it yourself? Visit our new questguide for a walkthrough!
This quest has also 15000 Thieving XP in reward!
26-Jul-2005 – Global RuneScape recoded
Also, the site loads faster now, because there were many frames with one page each which had to load, now you only need to load one page.
Global RuneScape have also its own icon now, which will be displayed on the tabs in tabbed browsers, next to the adress bar (not Internet Explorer) and on the bookmarks list.
Lastly, you couldn't scroll when your mouse was over the menus, header or forum-loginbox. You can now click there to scroll, too.
26-Jul-2005 – New forums!
All posts that was posted in the old forum are unfortunately lost, but you can repost them again if you want to. The old forum adress was: http://s9.invisionfree.com/globalrs
26-Jul-2005 – Quest Guide added: Cook's Assistant
You can find the new quest guide in our Quest Pages.
Older newsNews that were posted earlier than July 2005 were posted when we were using a different forum system. The entries below are therefore not integrated with the current forums.