Global-RS News Archive

This is a complete news archive with all news that have been posted on Global RuneScape since the site was founded.

19-Aug-2012 – Herald: A New Global RuneScape

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ImageMaking its triumphant comeback this week the Global RuneScape Herald returns with none other than GRS veteran Chokelius taking a look at what the site means to him and what the future of RuneScape holds for both Global RuneScape and other RuneScape fansites in '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

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ImageThe Global RuneScape team is proud to present its guide for the latest quest in RuneScape, Some Like it Cold. Head back into the icy north and help rescue a polar bear spy from the clutches of a POW (that's Prisoner of Walrus!) camp. Many thanks to Flinched for this great 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

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Hello loyal Global RuneScapers! It doesn't take much to see that things have been a little less than active around Global RuneScape recently. Due to some staffing issues and other preoccupations, things have fallen a little flat over the past year.

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

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Image Hello all! In the spirit of our current skill week, I've taken the liberty of writing a short article on why Dungeoneering can be an enjoyable skill. You can find it in the Global RuneScape Herald!

Feel free to discuss it here after reading. Is it enjoyable to you?

"Dungeoneering is controversial, challenging, and enjoyable. This latest Herald entry gives insight into why it is enjoyable to a large portion of the RuneScape community. Enjoy the read!"

24-Oct-2010 – Tormented Demon Slaying Guide

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The Tormented Demon Slaying Guide is up and running. Many thanks to I R 456 on the making of this great guide! :)



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Sincerely, Deathen Shada
- The Content Team -

15-Oct-2010 – Mining Training Guide (F2P)

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Since the Woodcutting Training Guide has been released, me and Kevin have been at hard work with a new guide. I present you with the newly finished, hot of the press Mining Training Guide (F2P)! This guide was written by myself (Deathen Shada), and Kevin. Special Thanks to Rank Penguin for the beautiful animated picture you see below, and Anna Molly for the use of certain parts of his never finished Mining Training Guide. So everyone have a look and the new guide, and have a blast mining! If you find any errors or bugs, please send me a Private Message (PM) and I will try to fix it ASAP :)



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!

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Sincerely, Deathen Shada
- The Content Team -

30-Sep-2010 – Aliensvortex's Trip to Jagex and RuneFest

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ImageHello all! As many of you may already know, I was invited by Jagex to the real-life RuneScape event organized by Jagex, RuneFest 2010, in London. During my stay, I also got to visit the Jagex offices. Head over to the Herald to read about my trip to Jagex and RuneFest.

After you've read the article, feel free to ask me any questions in this thread. I may also post more images in the thread, as I have lots of images that I chose not to add to the article in order to not make it too long.

Enjoy!

26-Sep-2010 – Firemaking Training Guide

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Once again, our very own Content Team Members have got together and written a guide. So everyone please congratulate Kevin, Rebel007, and myself (Deathen Shada) on the making of this wonderful guide. So everyone pop on over and have a look at the brand new 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.

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Sincerely, Deathen Shada
- The Content Team -

21-Sep-2010 – Gunnar's Ground Quest Guide

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ImageHello all! We've just released a quest guide for the latest quest in RuneScape, Gunnar's Ground. Note that this is a rather short and easy quest, and for most players, it should be easy enough to complete without a 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

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The Waterfiend Slaying Guide is now up and ready thank to Night_elf45 who has done a wonderful job. So stop on over and view this wonderful guide. :)

The Content Team

- Deathen Shada

03-Sep-2010 – Exclusive Interview with Telmomarques!

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We're happy to announce that we've just published an exclusive interview with Telmomarques, currently the #1 on player on RuneScape and the first player to ever reach 120 dungeoneering! Many thanks to Telmomarques for letting us interview him!

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

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In fine fashion for our newest Honored Member, Call Me Larry, has written the quest guide for A Void Dance


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

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Please congratulate Call Me Larry as our newest Honored Member.

He has been an active, helpful member of GRS and has made many contributions to the site.

Congratulations Larry. :)

21-Jul-2010 – Port Khazard Mine Guide

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It is with great pleasure that I release this guide. I present to you the Port Khazard Mine. After a long departure Skewlrulz565 has returned to Global-Rs. Welcome back mate and it's great to have you. Great work on the guide!!

Angel,

12-Jul-2010 – Site Downtime

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Global-RS has recently been under a DoS attack which caused the site to go offline for a while. The site should now be running as normal again. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

09-Jul-2010 – Draynor City Guide

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The Draynor City Guide is active and ready thanks to myself for making and adding it. Special Thanks to Vannio for her beautiful maps and pics, also a big thanks to Death, Angel and Kevin for editing bugs and checking spelling etc.

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.

-Deathen

07-Jul-2010 – Quiet Before the Swarm Quest Guide

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For too long, the Void Knights have been diligently, yet quietly, fighting their battle against the pests in Pest Control. In this quest, you will travel to the Void Knights’ Outpost to inquire about the possibility of a pest slipping past their vigil and escaping onto the mainland. There, you’ll put your investigative and puzzle-solving skills to the test, wading through a torrent of small community squabbles to discover who could do such a thing.

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

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Our beloved Vannio has once again done a fantastic job this time at the update of the 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.

-Deathen Shada

24-Jun-2010 – Temple at Senntisten, The

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Another Quest Guide by the Content Team!

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

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Another guide update for you all. Devious Minds now has pictures. 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

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Once again, another great guide from Vannio has been added to Global-RS: Taverley Dungeon.

And again, sorry about the credit Vannio, just a misunderstanding. Still getting my feet in the site ed shoes.

02-Jun-2010 – Lletya City Guide

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Once again, Vannio has done a wonderful job! This time, she has produced a guide on the city of Lletya. You can now discover more about the mysterious city of the Elves!

Angel,

30-May-2010 – Elemental Workshop III Quest Guide

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The Elemental Workshop III Quest Guide has now been added to the site. A big thanks to Kevin for writing the 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...


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27-May-2010 – Dungeoneering Interview with Mod Mark

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ImageGlobal RuneScape has been given the opportunity to participate in a interview with Jagex's Mod Mark about the new Dungeoneering skill! The interview contains questions from several Gold fansites which have been compiled into one big interview. We've also included some new, unique Dungeoneering concept art in the interview!

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

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ImageHello all! We've added a new quest guide for Regicide! This guide was originally being worked on by Aeolus, and was incomplete for a while before I finally finished the 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

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I am more than happy to say we now have the Brimhaven Dungeon Guide up! A huge thank you to Vannio who has done a more than fabulous job!

Angel,

16-May-2010 – A Fairy Tale Part III

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Hello all! We've added a quest guide for the latest quest, A Fairy Tale Part III. Many thanks to Death for his work on this guide!

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.

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14-May-2010 – Rune Mechanics

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Thanks to Daedra Sword (and a helpful private message from Slim), we have added the Rune Mechanics Quest Guide!

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.)

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10-May-2010 – Dungeoneering "Lights Out" Puzzle Solver

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ImageHello all! We've added a new tool to our Dungeoneering skill guide: A solver for the "Lights out" puzzle (the puzzle with a tiled floor where all tiles need to have the same colour).

We hope you will find this tool useful when exploring the Dungeons of Daemonheim.

Many thanks to Mangleman for this great tool!

29-Apr-2010 – Buyers and Cellars Quest Guide

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The Buyers and Cellars Quest Guide has now been added as well as the three subquests that follow. A big thanks to 45674567h for his contribution.

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!

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Hello all! After weeks of hard work, the Dungeoneering skill guide is finally available!

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!

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We're proud to announce that Global RuneScape is now listed as a Gold fansite by Jagex! This means that Jagex recognizes Global-RS as a safe fansite that offers an array of frequently updated guides and tools, and as a site with a strong and friendly community! As a result of this, you may be seeing occasional Jagex staff interviews and syndicated concept art on GRS and we will also have the ability to occasionally bring you some exclusive content from Jagex.

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

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We've made some changes to the skill guides page. First, we've added a new column to the experience table that shows the difference between each level. For example, you can now see how much XP you need to level from level 51 to 52.

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

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Hello all! RuneScape has just released a new skill, dungeoneering! We have now updated our forum hiscores with this skill, and an update to the Hiscore history lookup tool will be released within the next few hours (the tool needs to be tested with someone who has been ranked).

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!

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Hello all! Today's calculator updates includes two new 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

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We've added a new quest guide for Defender of Varrock! Thanks to Slim50 for writing this great 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

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We've made several small changes to various areas of the website. First, we've added icons to our RSS feeds and Twitter account in the top right corner of the main page. There's also a new page explaining how you can subscribe to our RSS feeds.

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

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Hello all! We've just added another calculator, the Herblore Calculator! The calculator should contain all herbs that can be cleaned, and all potions and barbarian mixes that can be made. Remember, if there are any missing items or something in the calculator is incorrect, please let us know!

31-Mar-2010 – Crafting Calculator

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A Crafting calculator is now online! The calculator should contain all items that can be made in crafting, including leather items, jewellery, gems, glass items and more.

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

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The latest quest guide, The Blood Pact, has now been added. A big thanks to Shane for getting it up so quickly.

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

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Hello all! We've made some changes to the Forum hiscores and Hiscore history. First, we've renamed "minigames" to "activities", as has been done in RuneScape. Secondly, we've added missing activities to both tools: Mobilising Armies and B.A Attackers, Defenders, Collectors and Healers. Note that we've actually been tracking these activities since they were released, so you will be able to see your progress in these activities in the 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.

Enjoy!

20-Mar-2010 – 5th Anniversary of GRS - New Design And More!

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Hello all! Today, March 20th, is the 5th anniversary of GRS! In 2006, 2007 and 2008 we used the opportunity to release some large updates, and this year we thought that a good way to show you that the site is still alive and active was to make a new, better design for the site!

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

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As you may know, RuneScape recently removed the term "hitpoints" altogether and replaced it with "Constitution" and "life points", the latter being a new way to calculate damage dealt and received (10 times "old" hitpoints), and the former being the name of the actual skill. This has not actually change the combat system in RuneScape, since you're just dealing 10 times more damage to enemies which have 10 times more life points.

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!

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ImageGlobal-Rs Slayer Guide Update!Image


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,
Slim50

30-Sep-2009 – Barrows Guide Rewrite.

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For nearly 10 months I have worked on and off this guide and now, finally it is done.

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.

Enjoy.

Pineapple,

10-Sep-2009 – Forgiveness of a Chaos Dwarf Quest Guide

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The Quest Guide for Forgiveness of a Chaos Dwarf has been added to the site.

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!

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Congratulations to all who submitted; we've just added the 2,000th item to the database! An added thank you to all of our editors for their recent work, and may we see our next milestone soon!

31-Aug-2009 – GRS Facebook

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Have you ever wanted to really connect with your fellow GRS members and staff?

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.
Global Runescapers
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

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Herald article: 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!...

http://herald.global-rs.com/article55

25-Aug-2009 – Global-Rs on Twitter

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Hello everyone,
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


Happy Tweeting!

19-Aug-2009 – Milestone of Our Community

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Congratulations GRS members!

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

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The Fur 'n' Seek quest guide has now been added to the site

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

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We've made some changes to the layout of the item pages. Firstly, we've added the 30, 90 and 180 days price change to the Grand Exchange market price information. The page will also tell you how long ago the prices were updated. Some items may not have the price change yet, but remember that you can update the price data yourself by clicking the small update icon in the lower right corner of the market price box.

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

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A new Prayer Calculator is now online! The calculator contains all bones, and you can also use the calculator when using bones with the ectofuntus and gilded altar. Remember to let us know about missing items, incorrect info and anything else that can improve the calculator!

29-Jul-2009 – Sorceress's Garden Guide Released

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First day after being a Site Editor, Illicit Rage with help from Tristipen and Pineapple, completed and added a guide for the Sorceress's Garden Minigame.

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!

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Hello all! After opening up for site editor applications a few weeks ago, we had a great response! I received lots of applications, which were then shown to the current site editor team, and after some long discussions, we've chosen six new editors: Predator, Call Me Larry, Aeolus, Illicit_Rage, Tristipen and skewlrulz565. Congratulations to all of you!

Expected downtime
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

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We've just published a new quest guide for Throne of Miscellania!

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

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Greetings! We've just published a new quest guide for The Giant Dwarf, the first quest in the Rise of the Red Axe quest series.

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

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Hello all! A new quest guide for A Fairy Tale Part I - Growing Pains has just been added to Global RuneScape!

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

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Hello all! Both our monster database and item database are constantly growing, and we've reached a new milestone with both databases today! Our monster database had its 300th monster added, and the item database now has more than 1500 items! Thanks to everyone who has been contributing to our databases!

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

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A quest guide for Hunt for Red Raktuber, which was released earlier today, has just been added. Thanks to Slim50 for this excellent 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

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The Missing My Mummy Quest Guide has been added. Thanks to Illicit_Rage for writing and pictures. As well as special thanks to Balatis and Mckenz1124 for corrections.

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

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Hello all! This is just a short post to announce our newest site editor, Shane The Pain! Shane has been actively contributing to the site by submitting missing database entries and images, and is one of the most active contributors to the site. He will be replacing Death, who retired from his position a few days ago. Be sure to give him a congrats if you see him in-game or in the forums! :)

18-Apr-2009 – New Pest Control Guide

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The Pest Control Guide has been re-written and is now up-to-date by Hitman.

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

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Hello all! We've made some changes to the monster database. First, we've added the level to hits ratio for every monster in the database. The ratio is the monster's hitpoints level divided by its combat level. A higher ratio means that the monster has more hitpoints than other monster in the same level range.

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

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Hello all! After several forum members asked us to add a live chat, we've finally registered our own IRC channel. The IRC channel is #globalrs on the SwiftIRC network. If you have an IRC client such as mIRC, you can connect to the network by entering /server irc.swiftirc.net, and /join #globalrs to join the channel.

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

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The Glorious Memories Quest Guide has now been added to the site.

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

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The Chosen Commander Quest Guide has now been added to the site.

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

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Good afternoon GRS,

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.

Lil McGinley

23-Feb-2009 – Capes of Achievement Guide

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The Capes of Achievement Guide is finally up and I am more than proud to say this is my first and certainly not my last 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...

Pineapple,

21-Jan-2009 – Fastest Way to Cut Magic Logs Guide

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The Fastest Way to Cut Magic Logs Guide is up and running. Thanks to 45674567h for the submission.

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

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Hello,

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

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Smoking Kills Guide is now up and running. Thank you Aeolus for the wonderful submission.

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...


Pineapple,

07-Jan-2009 – In Pyre Need Quest Guide

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The latest quest, In Pyre Need, has been added. Thanks to Night_elf45 for submitting this 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

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Hello All! The Edgeville City Guide has been published! Thank you to Predator for submitting this guide.

02-Jan-2009 – Brimhaven City Guide

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Hello, just a quick post to you know that the Brimhaven City Guide has been added.

Resolved: Please notice for the time being you can only access the guide through this link as there are a few problems adding the link to the City Guides page which will be worked out shortly.

01-Jan-2009 – Site editors

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Happy New Year! As promised in mid December, we've given more people site editor access. Two regular users have been promoted: Tim and Pineapple, who have distinguished themselves as helpful contributors in the past. Also, all our moderators have now been given site editor access: Lil McGinley, Anna Molly, Hitman and Mangleman. Due to unforeseen bugs in the item and monster databases, these members do not have the ability to edit those areas yet, but as soon as those areas are ready, they will have full access to edit and add site content. In the meantime, they can edit all other guides, where there's plenty of work to do.

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

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Hello everyone, just to let you know that this year's christmas quest, Myths of the White Lands, has been added.

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

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Hello, hello. Just to inform you that the latest site editors haven't been slacking. The two latest quests, While Guthix Sleeps and Swept Away have been added. A big thank you to everyone who helped contribute to these.

07-Dec-2008 – My activity + future updates

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Hello all. As you may have noticed, I've been very inactive lately, and as a result of this, there have been very few site updates. Due to personal issues I've been unable to work on Global RuneScape the last few months, and I won't be able to do much on the site until December 17th-18th. However, there are many important updates in the pipeline.

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 filter that removes potentially malicious code such as JavaScript, inline frames and so on.
  • 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! :)

Aliensvortex

20-Oct-2008 – Herald: Interview With Hitman

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The latest Herald: An interview with Hitman, our new moderator was written by zarzarx1 and will hopefully begin a renewed interest in the Herald. Please take a moment to read it over, maybe you can pose some questions of your own in this thread and Hitman will see fit to answer them while he is in the spotlight.

12-Sep-2008 – Legends' Quest Guide

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Hello all! A new quest guide for one of the longest and hardest quests in RuneScape, Legends' Quest, has just been published! The pictures in this guide were originally made by Polaki several months ago, but thanks to Chokelius, we now have a complete and in-depth walkthrough for the quest. Again, thanks to both of them for making this great 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

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Hello all! A Treasure Trails Coordinate Locator has just been added to Global RuneScape! This tool is designed to help you with your coordinate clue scrolls; by entering the coordinates on your clue scroll, you can get the exact location of where you will find the next clue scroll (or treasure). It can be accessed by using the link in the main menu under "Tools". Enjoy!

30-Aug-2008 – All Fired Up Quest Guide

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Hello all! We've just added a quest guide to help you in the latest quest, All Fired Up.

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

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Hello all! Lately, we've been working on the backend of the Item Database, which was very slow and buggy. Things like the advanced search clearly didn't work in the old item database, and there were lots of small flaws and inconsistencies which made it very hard to work with. Therefore, we've decided to recode the item database. Thanks to [M]ike for his help during the development of the new 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

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We've just added a new Mountain Daughter quest guide. Many thanks to sk84ever159 for submitting this 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!

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Hello all, today we've added a quest guide for RuneScape's latest quest, Meeting History!

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

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The latest Herald: Slayer by Example gives some insight into my experience getting 85 slayer and how Lil McGinley feels about his role as a mentor and an example. After you've read the article, feel free to post your thoughts and comments in this topic.

11-Jun-2008 – Shadow of the Storm

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Another quest guide has just been added to Global RuneScape! This time, it's the Shadow of the Storm quest guide. Many thanks to Slim50 for this great guide!

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

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Hello everyone. A new quest guide for In Aid of the Myreque has just been added. Many thanks to our new member Slim50 for this excellent 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

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As announced by Anna Molly a few days ago, we are now re-launching the Global RuneScape Herald with a new article on the first day of every month. In the article for this month, The Rhythm of Runescape: How to skill in Runescape without really trying, Mangleman discusses how you can spend time to train repetitive and seemingly boring skills that will, in the end, reward you for your hard work. After you've read the article, feel free to post your thoughts and comments in this topic.

27-May-2008 – Re-launch of the GRS Herald!

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As many of you have noticed, the herald has been inactive recently. Due to a lack of commitment, the herald editing team was unable to produce articles every weekend as they used to. Therefore, the Global-rs Herald is now going to be a monthly feature, with Mangleman publishing articles about runescape on the first day of every month. As soon as we are able to find more herald articles, we will begin to put out bi-weekly articles, and maybe even weekly articles once more!

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

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Hi everyone. We've added a new minigame guide for Fist of Guthix - many thanks to x_ashe for this great 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

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The quest guide for the latest quest, TokTz-Ket-Dill, is now available. Thanks to Syntax Error and Death for this great guide! As usual, feedback is always welcome.

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

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Hello everyone! A new quest guide for Icthlarin's Little Helper has just been added. Many thanks to Anna Molly for this great guide!

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

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Hello all! We've just added a guide for the latest quest in RuneScape, Perils of Ice Mountain. Many thanks to Syntax Error for this great 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.


Other news
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

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Hello all! When the Grand Exchange price database was released a few weeks ago, it also gave us the possibility to automatically update any item's Grand Exchange values from the RuneScape website. So we decided to make a feature that did exactly that, so all the prices in the item database are now retrieved from the Grand Exchange. The prices will automatically be updated once a day, but it is also possible to update the market values manually by clicking the small update icon (Image) next to the item's values when you are viewing an item. We may add a chart that shows the items' price history, but we currently don't have enough data to do so at the moment.

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

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Hello all! We've released the Legacy of Seergaze quest guide! Many thanks to Death for this great guide! Feel free to post your feedback and comments on this 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

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Hello all! It's time for a new article in the Global RuneScape Herald. Two weeks ago, Mangleman wrote about how adults enjoy RuneScape, but in this week's article, Feed24 writes about why RuneScape appeals to younger players and why pre-teen children often ignore RuneScape's age limit. After you've read the article, we invite you to post your thoughts and comments in this topic.

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?

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Hello all! It's Sunday and as usual, we bring you the weekly Global RuneScape Herald article. This week's article, written by Renegade, is about why RuneScape has become so popular, despite its bad reputation in other gaming communites. After you've read the article, feel free to post your thoughts and comments in this topic. Enjoy!

31-Mar-2008 – Herald: The Aging Video Game Culture

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Hello all! We know we're a bit late with this week's Herald article. The latest article is entitled The Aging Video Game Culture and is an article about adults playing video games - from the view of a 27 year old player. Enjoy!

24-Mar-2008 – Updates, updates, updates...

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Hello all! A few days ago, on March 20th, Global RuneScape saw its third anniversary. In 2006 and 2007 we made some major updates to the site for its birthday, but this year's update was so big that we had to delay it a few days.

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!

New tools
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

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Hello all, it's Sunday so that means a new herald! This weeks herald was once again, written by Mangleman. It discusses the various issues caused by the ingame chat filtering system. After you've read the article, we invite you to post your thoughts and comments in this topic.

17-Mar-2008 – God Wars, an Old Player Takes a New Look

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Hello all! Again, we're sorry for the delay again, Herald articles should be published on Sundays! Anyway, we bring you the latest article, entitled God Wars, an Old Player Takes a New Look by Mangleman, and hope you don't mind seeing this news a few hours too late. After you've read the article, we invite you to post your thoughts and comments in this topic.

15-Mar-2008 – Kennith's Concerns Quest Guide

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Hello all! A quest guide for the latest quest in RuneScape, Kennith's Concerns, has just been added! Many thanks to Syntax Error and Death for this great 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

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Hello all! It's Sunday, and as usual, we're here with the weekly dose of RuneScape editorial. This week's article is a guest article written by Nightmare, and is entitled RuneScape Skillcapes. The article's topic should be self-explanatory, so that's all for now, enjoy! After you've read the article, feel free to post your thoughts and comments in this topic.

03-Mar-2008 – Herald: Quitting RuneScape

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Hello all! We're really sorry about this week's delay in the Herald. The latest Herald article is written by Mangleman, and is about quitting RuneScape. After you've read the article, we invite you to post your thoughts and comments in this topic.

24-Feb-2008 – Herald: A Developer's View

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Hello all! It's Sunday again, and time for the weekly Herald article. This week's article is the only article written by myself, and takes you "behind the scenes" and shows what we've actually been doing at Global RuneScape recently - from a developer's point of view. If you have any questions or comments reguarding the article, feel free to post them in this topic. That's all for now, enjoy!

23-Feb-2008 – Catapult Construction quest guide!

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Hello all,
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

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Hello all! It's Sunday again, and time for a new Herald. This week's article, entitled RuneScape University, is written by Mangleman and discusses the educational benefits of RuneScape. The average RuneScape player is quite young, and the players' parents often do not know what their children are doing in front of their computer screens. If you are one of RuneScape young players, you might even want to show this article to your parents! After you've read this article, we invite you comment the article in this topic - maybe you want to add something that the article did not include?

Other news
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?

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Hello all, it's that time of the week again when we release our Herald! Today's article is written by Anna Molly. Summoning has been released and the new article goes over various ideas for possible new skills, we invite you to post your thoughts and comments in this topic. Enjoy!

03-Feb-2008 – New Herald: Loving Lag

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Hello all, it's that time of the week again when we release our Herald! Today's article is written by our newly promoted Head Editor, Mangleman. The article discusses "lag" and issues it causes, we invite you to post your thoughts and comments in this topic. Enjoy!

29-Jan-2008 – Remember we accept Herald submissions

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Many people enjoyed reading Keith Morrison's take on the recent changes to Runescape. All Keith had to do was submit his article and it was selected to be published! That means they you too can have your name on the front page, and can contribute to our community. It is a great way to make a name for yourself on this website and is a great way to have your voice be heard.

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?

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Hello everyone, a new article has been added to the Global RuneScape Herald! This week's Herald article is by a guest writer, Keith, who writes about the changes in trading and PKing in December and beginning of January with a different point of view than we've seen lately in other articles and forum posts on Global RuneScape and the RuneScape forums. After you've read the article, we invite you to comment the article in this forum topic. Enjoy!

27-Jan-2008 – Head Editor Changes

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Hello,

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 :thumbup: I know he will do a great job and I hope everyone gives him a great welcome. :mrgreen:

Thanks,
Herald Staff

20-Jan-2008 – Herald: Summoning up a healthy economy

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Greetings everybody! It's time for a new article in the Global RuneScape Herald. With summoning being released in the last big update, this week's article focuses on summoning and how it affects the RuneScape economy. After you've read the article, we invite you to post your thoughts and comments in this topic. Enjoy!

15-Jan-2008 – Wolf Whistle Quest Guide

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Hello all! As most of you probably know, summoning was released earlier today. Before you can start using this skill, you need to complete the new Wolf Whistle quest - so we've just added a guide for it!

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

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Greetings all! It's Sunday and time for a new article in the Global RuneScape Herald. This week's article is written by Anna Molly, and is about the Grand Exchange's impact on the discontinued items market. After you've read the article, we invite you to post your thoughts and comments in this topic.

06-Jan-2008 – Herald: Kalphite Queen Interview

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Hello Global Runescapers and happy new year! It's Sunday again, and time for a new Herald article! In the first article of 2008, Tim takes a humorous approach to one of the most dangerous monsters in the game, with a fictional interview with the Kalphite Queen. Enjoy!

30-Dec-2007 – Herald: Interview with Slayerbelle

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Greetings all! It's sunday, and time for a new article in our Herald. This week's article is an interview with Slayerbelle by Tim. Slayerbelle is the first and only one to get level 99 slayer without getting level 99 in any other skill. This is quite hard, as you get only 1 slayer XP for each hit, but 1.33 hitpoints XP for each hit you deal. If you want to know more about Slayerbelle and how she managed to do this, be sure that you don't miss this week's Herald article!

23-Dec-2007 – Herald: When Updates Cause Uproar

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Hello all! It's sunday, and it's time for a new article for the Herald. Recent updates in RuneScape have made major changes to the game, and this has obviously caused a lot of debates in the RuneScape forums and all of its fansites. This week's article, When Updates Cause Uproar, is about how major updates have caused uproar in the game's community, and how the recent updates have changed the game forever. After you've read this article, we invite you to post your thoughts and comments in this topic.

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!

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This Weekend, the GRS team is having a Runescape Christmas party! Anyone is welcome, and it is sure to be a good time. Please visit this thread for details about the 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:

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See you tomorow in World 15! :thumbup:

17-Dec-2007 – Herald: Interview with Aliensvortex

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Hello all! We're sorry for the delay of this week's Herald article. This week, the Global-RS herald is bringing you an interview by Anna Molly with "the founder of Global RuneScape" (who is, ironically, the person making this announcement). Hopefully, through this interview, you will get a better insight into the mind behind Global Runescape!

09-Dec-2007 – New Herald: Runescapism

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Hey everyone! Anna Molly here with you for your weekly dose of runescape editorial, in the form of The Global Runescape Herald! This week's article, entititled Runescapism, takes a look into the communtity of Runescape. Thanks to Chokelius for this excellent article. After you are done reading, feel free to post comments, thoughts and opinions in this topic. :)

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

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Hello all! Contrary to what the title of this news may suggest, there has been no graphical update in our Herald. However, Tim has written an article about Graphic Updates in RuneScape - how do they affect the game, and what are the positive and negative sides of the graphic updates in RuneScape? After you've read this week's article, feel free to post your comments and thoughts in this topic.

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

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Hey all, it's Sunday again and you all know what that means! Yes, the new Herald has been published and this week we're taking A Brief Look at Political Ideologies of Global-RuneScape. Many thanks to Anna Molly for this great article.

After you've read the article, feel free to post comments, thoughts and opinions in this topic.

18-Nov-2007 – The Death of Merchanting

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Greetings all. As usual, a new article has been added to the Global RuneScape Herald! This week's article is about the Varrock Grand Exchange, an update coming later this month, and how Runescape will thrive on the Varrock Grand Exchange and why it is so desperately needed. Many thanks to Mangleman for this wonderful article, which is much longer and detailed than our usual articles.

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

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Hello all! We've made some small, yet useful updates to the monster and item database. In the monster database, there is now a link to each item dropped by a specific monster, so you will now be able to easily find out more about a specific item when you browse the monsters.

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!

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Hello all, today we've added a guide for RuneScape's latest quest, Land of Goblins, many thanks to Chokelius for this great 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

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Hello all, it's Sunday and of course, with Sunday brings a new Herald article from the Global-RuneScape Herald team! This week, the herald is discussing the recently raised matter of future Jagex games, rumors of MechScape, funOrb and more! Check out the New Herald out today!

09-Nov-2007 – The Herald: Extra Guest Article

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Hello all! An extra article written by one of our members, Gamer H, has just been added to the Herald! We have decided to publish most of the guest articles between our regular articles published on sundays. Gamer H's guest article is about the big update announced this month, the Grand Exchange: Will it change the RuneScape economy? After you've read this article, we invite you to discuss it and post comments in this topic. Have a good weekend!

04-Nov-2007 – New Herald - The History of Global-RuneScape

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It's that time of the week again when we add a new article to the Herald, this is the first article written by the newly formed Herald editors. This week's article is about the history of Global-RuneScape. Many thanks to Bite Me for this great article! After you've read the article, feel free to post your comments and thoughts about the article in this topic.

21-Oct-2007 – Welcome to the new GRS herald!

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As many of you already know, these last few weeks marks a revolution in the Global-rs herald. We have four new editors, a brand new usergroup, private forum, and a smokin hot pink user color! Basically, weve got all the tools to bring you an informative, well written editorial every week. We are also accepting guest articles, which will be published on Thursdays of every week!

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

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Some of you might be wondering about the new user group on the forums. Since our main Herald editor had gone inactive, we selected a group of people to get the herald back and running on a regular basis again.

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!

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Greetings all, we've added a guide, once again, for RuneScape's latest quest, Back to my Roots. Many thanks to Chokelius for this great 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

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It's sunday, and as usual, a new article has been added to the Herald. This week's article is about the never-ending war against the cheating scum of RuneScape, entitled "Macro Wars" Part 1 - "A New Hope". Many thanks to Anna Molly for this great article! After you've read the article, feel free to post your comments and thoughts about the article in this topic.

13-Sep-2007 – Firemaking guide update!

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Hello all! Today we've totally rewritten the Firemaking skill guide! Many thanks to Chokelius who wrote this great new guide!

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

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Hello all! A new article has been added to the Global RuneScape Herald! This week's article, entitled Cha-Ching, is about the unstable item prices in RuneScape, and the factors that affect RuneScape's economy. After you've read the article, feel free to comment the article in this topic.

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!

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Hello all, once again we have just added a quest guide for RuneScape's latest quest, The Path of Glouphrie. Many thanks to Chokelius for this great 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

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Hello all! A new article has just been added to the Global RuneScape Herald, entitled Life Strategies: RuneScape. Many thanks to Esker for this great article!

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

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Greetings all! Today we have a new Herald article for you, written by Anna Molly, entitled The Big Picture. This week's article should get you thinking about the way runescapers interact, and how the game runs on a whole. As usual, we invite you to comment and discuss the article in this topic after you've read it.

19-Aug-2007 – Warriors' Guild Guide

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Hello again all! We have just added a new Warriors' Guild Guide! Many thanks to Syntax Error for this great 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

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Hello all; we've (finally) added a new Hunter skill guide! Many thanks to [M]ike and Chokelius for making this great 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...

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Greetings all, it's that time of week again when we release our Global-RuneScape herald, and this week it's about the very thing your looking at now! Our shiny new forums, the article also covers other breakthroughs in technology that have come around as the world is 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

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Hello all, today we've added a new quest guide for RuneScape's latest quest, King's Ransom

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

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Most of our users have probably experienced a major downtime the last few days on our forums, topsites, calculators and a few other sections of the site. We've been in touch with our web host, and it was most likely caused by a bug on the server we're using. We really apologize for this, but there was not much we could do and we had to wait until our web host fixed the problem. All sections except the topsites are up again. The topsites will be down for a few days to optimize the script and to fix some problems we've had with the system.

16-Jul-2007 – Quest Experience Guide

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Hello all, today we have added a Quest Experience Guide. This guide will show you which quests you need to complete to gain experience in various skills.
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

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Hello all, we are aware that RuneScape is currently offline, but we are NOT Jagex and have no control over this matter. So please do not message us asking questions.

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.
Thanks Andrew!


(Taken from his post on another large fansite, as he is unable to access his news management system on the RuneScape website)

Update
RuneScape is now back online, and working correctly.

07-Jul-2007 – Reporting Errors

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It has come to my attention that some people have been reporting things in a very disorganised manner, this includes forum and item database reports. This makes our job very hard! If you wish to report an error in the item database, please do it correctly, entering all valid fields. The report submissions in the Item Database are not for you to contact us, if you wish to contact any of the staff then either use the forums or see the Global-RuneScape Team page. Concering forum reports, please make sure you report clearly, stating which rules have been broken. For more information see our Reporting Posts guide.

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?

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Hello all! It's time for another article in our Herald (finally!). An author who wishes to be anonymous has written an article about one of the never-ending discussions players talk about in every RuneScape-related forum: Is Jagex being unfair to F2P players?. After you've read the article, we invite you to share your opinion in this thread.

23-Jun-2007 – Grim Tales Quest Guide

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Hello all, today we've added a guide for RuneScape's latest quest, Grim Tales.

"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!

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Firstly today we've added a new mini-quest guide, the Mage Arena many thanks to Syntax Error for this great guide!

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)

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Hello all! It's time for a new article in our Herald - and this week, the article is about the month's "big" update, which came after two weeks with no RuneScape updates, the new and shiny Varrock (and its new 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

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My apologies that this week's Herald is one day delayed, this is due to communicational errors beyond my control (Aliensvortex was gone when I had the article ready). This week, I dived into my brains (not literally) to find some theories about what Jagex will probably do with RuneScape 3. Good new for everyone who disliked my last article, this is not a "expressionistic literary experiment", just a pretty straight article, except that it is all theoretical as nobody even knows if there will be a RuneScape 3. Now read it!

17-May-2007 – Dream Mentor Quest Guide

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Hello all! A quest guide for the newest quest in RuneScape, Dream Mentor, has just been added! Many thanks to Syntax Error for submitting guides for both quests in the Lunar series!

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

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This week the Herald is back. And I am sure you will love it! I know it just looks like my computer has crashed and all paragraphs are mixed up - trust me, my computer works perfect. I could say this is a bad article, but that sounds so bad, so let me call it a "expressionistic literary experiment", about RuneScape. Enjoy reading it!

Lobsters

15-May-2007 – Olaf's Quest Guide

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Today a guide for Olaf's Quest has been added to the site. Thanks goes to Syntax Error for writing this 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

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Today we have added a quest guide for The Golem. Many thanks to Thegreateddy for writing this 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

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Hello everyone! A new Slayer Equipment Guide has just been added to the site! This is a guide designed to show you the best equipment to wear for whichever price range you are in. This guide will also show you what the best armor to wear while meleeing (against melee), meleeing (against mage), ranging, and maging. Many thanks to Lil McGinley for this great guide!

01-May-2007 – Real-world trading website ads

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After RuneScape's announcement about real-world trading, several people have messaged us asking whether Global RuneScape is one of those so-called "corrupt" fansites or not, because they had seen advertisements to some of these sites.

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!

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Hello everyone. We are still striving to add all the quest guides, but we've finally reached a new milestone with our 100th quest guide, the Enakhra's Lament quest guide!

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

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Hey everyone. Today we uploaded a quest guide for Another Slice of H.A.M.. Many thanks to Andyy for this 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

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Hi everyone. We've just added a new quest guide for the Cold War quest! Many thanks to Chokelius, known as EyeS in our forums, for this great 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

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Hello all! We know that there haven't been many updates lately. We've worked a lot on the item database, and unfortunately we have received very few submissions. But we've just added a new Horror From the Deep quest guide, and we really hope that other people will help us by submitting more guides.

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!!

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The trailer was an Aprils Fools' joke, and Jagex has never cooperated with any fansite, unfortunately. The trailer was a picture of a trailer with the RuneScape logo on it. You can still follow the links below to see it.

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

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Hi everyone, we know that the number of new quest guides lately has been way too low. This is not something we want to continue, so we've just added a quest guide for the newest quest in RuneScape, What Lies Below! All items related to the quest have also been added to the item database.

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

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As we announced on Tuesday, some of the database's features were not finished and could not be published. Today, a new feature to compare items has just been added! With this tool, you can compare two items' stats. Obviously, it is pointless to compare the stats of items you can't equip, so only equippable items can be compared. A link to this feature has been added in the item database index, and there is also a link in the item details for all equippable items.

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!

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Hello everyone! Today, it's exactly 2 years since the creation of Global RuneScape! As many of you may know, Global RuneScape was originally started as a small HTML-based site running on an InvisionFree forum. For months, the site was growing very slowly, getting about 40-50 daily visitors.

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

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Hello all! A new article has been added to the Global RuneScape Herald. The RuneScape rules are, as most active players know, very controversial. Therefore, our Herald editor has written an article about this issue: Is Jagex too strict? After you've read the article, feel free to post a comment on the article, or share your own thoughts and ideas.

07-Mar-2007 – Herald article - German Beta Report

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Hello all! As a "hidden" update which has not been announced on the main page of RuneScape, the German version of RuneScape is now open to everyone after three weeks in the Closed Beta stage. Therefore, our editor has written a short article about the German version of RuneScape. After you've read it, feel free to comment the article and discuss the German version of RuneScape in this topic.

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

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On behalf of the official Global Runescape clan, I am sad to annouce the Official Global RuneScape clan has folded. The clan is no longer affiliated with Global RuneScape in any way and is now named Wrath of Elegance. We are now no longer the official clan of Global Runescape. This was suggested by many people. Now it happened... Sorry Global Runescape, I am not leaving, but the clan is no longer affiliated with Global RuneScape.

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?

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Hello everyone! We've just added a new article to the Herald. This week's article is written by Polaki, and is about one of the most important factors in the game; the skills: How Balanced Are They? We hope you'll enjoy the article; many thanks to Polaki for writing this great article!

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

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Hello all, today we've put quite a 'useful' update, the Chat Applet has been updated. Therefore now, to use the chat room you will be required to login (Using your Forum account). This has been put in place for two reasons, the first that we've recently had a lot of people joining the chat room and either spamming our channel or other channels on the network, this has angered many of the network's operators, therefore we had to change something before we we're removed from the network. Secondly, being logged in to use the chat room means upon connection to the network you will automatically be known as your forum username, making it easier for other Global-RuneScape admins and members to recognise you. This should solve any existing problems with the chat.

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

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Hello everyone, a new Herald article has just been published! This article is about a widely known problem in RuneScape's economy; the RuneScape inflation: can it ever be stopped? After you've read the article, feel free to post any comments or thoughts you have.

20-Feb-2007 – Tower of Life quest guide

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A quest guide for the newest quest in RuneScape, Tower of Life, has just been added! Many thanks to Gamer H for this 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

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Hello all! We've just added a new article to the Herald. Its name would probably explain what it is about: Sq'irks, and changes. The article is evidently about the latest RuneScape update, A sq'irk a day... We hope you will enjoy this 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!

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We here at Global Runescape aplogize for the recent downtime of up to 2 days. The reason is mainly unknown, but we are leading to believe it was an error on the part of the Lunarpages webhosting company whom host Global Runescape. We aplogize, and will try and ensure this will not happen again...

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.

Sincerely,
Global Runescape Staff

11-Feb-2007 – Shades of Mort'ton quest guide

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A new Shades of Mort'ton quest guide has just been added to Global RuneScape!

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

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Hello all! After a few weeks without any updates in the Herald, we've finally added a new article! This week's Herald article is about clans: Why do we join them? What do they add to the game? After you've read the article, feel free to post any comments, thoughts or ideas you might have in this topic.

03-Feb-2007 – Observatory Quest guide

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A new Observatory Quest guide has just been added to Global RuneScape!

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!

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Some people may have realized the major downtime on Global Runescape today. Aliensvortex found out it was the clan, so he told me to switch the server of the clan. The clan has been transferred to a new server. The domain will still be grsclan.com, but the forums are now located at http://grsclan.com/forum/

Edit: grsclan.com will automatically forward to the forums. :)

25-Jan-2007 – Recruitment Drive Quest Guide!

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Today, we've added a guide for Recruitment Drive! Many thanks to Chokelius for this great 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!

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Today we have uploaded two new quest guides to the site!

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

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We're too late once again, and I really apologize. We'll try to continue publishing the articles on Sunday again, but many of our staff members, including me and Gamer H have been quite busy lately and unable to make an article within the deadline. Anyway, we've published a new article in the Global RuneScape Herald today! We hope you'll enjoy our latest article, which is about a clan/group chat system in RuneScape, and how this may eventually affect the game.

02-Jan-2007 – New article in the Herald

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There was no article on the Christmas' Eve, and we did not publish another Herald issue on Sunday. Well, the Herald is not dead, and today we've added the article that should have been added two days ago. Sorry about the delay. I hope you'll enjoy the first article of 2007 anyway! We would also love to wish you all a happy new year, and we hope there will be just as many good updates in RuneScape this year!

23-Dec-2006 – Animal Magnetism

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Today, we have written a guide for 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

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Hello again! We've been very busy this week, and we've been unable to add any new guides or update the site lately. There have been many important errors that we've had to fix, causing a significant downtime in the beginning of this week. As you may know, the clan has been restarted and we've spent lots of time on it in addition to the main site. Speaking of the clan, that's exactly what this week's Herald article is about! This is the longest article in the Herald so far, and includes a brief history of the clan, how it was founded and an interview with one of the clan's leaders, Brian1775. There's probably a lot in this article that many of our clan members didn't know about, and we hope it will be an interesting read for all our users too! Please check this topic if you wish to comment this article!

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

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We are very sorry on the recent downtime of Global Runescape. There are a few problems that Aliensvortex will try to fix as soon as possible. Please do not think we are closing as that is far from the truth. Also for those of you who are wondering, yes this is the same thing with the clan. We are sorry for this, and will try to fix it as soon as possible.

10-Dec-2006 – New Herald Article

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Hello everyone! It is December and soon Christmas time, and many RuneScape players will obviously wonder what this year's Christmas event will be! Each time the holiday events are released, countless of players are discussing the same controversial topic: Should rares be kept tradeable? Some players share Jagex' opinions; tradable discountinued items spoil the game's fun. Other players would rather say that these rare items add more variation to the marketplace. After you've read the article, we invite you to discuss the article and post your own opinions.

10-Dec-2006 – TOGRC is Back

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After a few days of hard work, the clan is back up again. There are many new changes to the clan. It has been completely restarted, so everyone will need to re-register.

For more information on the clan, visit this site: http://www.grsclan.com

06-Dec-2006 – Clan Downtime

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For those of you who don't know, Invision Power Board released their new forum software, IPS Community, today. The clan forums were being upgraded by the Invision Board staff, when some technical difficulties were met.

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!

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Howdy! Our sixth Herald article has just been published, and this is also our first interview in the Herald. Last week was our official clan's birthday, and as this is our official clan, it can't go unnoticed! Therefore, we have interviewed one of the clan's High Council members, Sk84ever159. Due to obvious reasons, there is no dedicated topic for comments about this interview, but we hope that you will enjoy reading the article anyway! Many thanks to [M]ike for this great interview.

02-Dec-2006 – Guide to Essence Running

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Hello everyone. Today, we've added a new Guide to Essence Running to Global RuneScape! Many thanks to Syntax Error for writing this great guide!

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

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We've just added 2 new mining area guides! The first guide is a guide for the Skeleton Coal Mining Area, a mining area in the Wilderness with a lot of coal rocks. Our second guide is for the Rune Rock Mining Spot. Located deep in the Wilderness, this is the only place where free players can mine their Runite ores! Many thanks to Thegreateddy for writing both guides!

26-Nov-2006 – The Knowledge Base: Killing fan sites?

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It's sunday again, and it's time for a new article in the Global RuneScape Herald! Today, we've published the first article written by someone else than our main editor. But don't worry! This week's article, written by [M]ike, is just as good as all the other articles. So take your time to read the latest article; The Knowledge Base: Killing fan sites? After you've read the article, feel free to post any comments, thoughts or ideas you might have in this topic!

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

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Hello all! We know it's not sunday yet (in fact, the last article was added 2 days ago), but with the new Hunter skill, we decided to add an extra article today. This article, Hunter Skill: Review, is, as the title suggests, about the newest skill. Don't worry, won't affect future Herald articles, so be prepared for yet another article on Sunday.

19-Nov-2006 – New Herald article and Sheep herder

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It's sunday again, and it's time for a new article for a new article in the Herald. This week's article, RuneScape, in historical context, is about the medieval theme of RuneScape, and the differences between RuneScape and the real medieval period. Of course, magic, dragons and elves are completely fictional, but there is a lot that looks medieval, but in fact, it isn't! When you've read the article, feel free to discuss the article here.

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

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Hello everyone! There are several updates today. Firstly, we've added a completely new section in our Atlas, "Other areas". A link to this section has been added to the main menu, and we've also added it to the Atlas index. This new section will contain guides that doesn't fit in the other sections of the atlas, including our new Wizards' Tower guide. Thanks to U1bd2005 for writing this great guide!

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

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We've finally added a quest guide for the Monkey Madness quest! This guide has been requested by many members, and people have even contacted us directly through the website's contact form asking for this 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

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A new guide has been added to the minigames section: The Duel arena guide! Many thanks to U1bd2005 for this great 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

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It's sunday again, and as promised last week, we've published a new article in the Global RuneScape Herald! This week's article, Why people play RuneScape is about why people are playing RuneScape, and why people actually play computer games at all.

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

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We've just added a guide for the TzHaar region! Many thanks to [M]ike for writing this 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

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We've just added a city guide for Rimmington! Many thanks to Sk84ever159 for writing this 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

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We're happy to announce the relaunch of the Global RuneScape Newspaper! It is now released with a new layout, and as you may have noticed, a new name. That's right, say hello to 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

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To assist you with the newest quest in RuneScape, we've just added a quest guide for My Arm's Big Adventure! Many thanks to [M]ike for this great guide!

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

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Say hello to our Swan Song quest guide, which has just been added to Global RuneScape! Many thanks to Syntax Error for writing this wonderful guide!

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

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We've just added a quest guide for the Underground Pass quest to the site! Many thanks to [M]ike for writing this guide and Chokelius for the pictures.

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

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We've just added a quest guide for A Fairy Tale Part II - Cure a Queen! Many thanks to Thegreateddy for writing this great 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

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We have just released a quest guide for the Elemental Workshop II! Many thanks to Chokelius for making this fantastic guide!

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

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We have just added the Abyssal Runecrafting guide! Many thanks to Thegreateddy for writing this great 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

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We've finally added the Smithing tables to our Smithing skill guide! Many thanks to Syntax Error for coding the tables and creating all the images.

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

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We've just added a city guide for the Bandit Camp! Many thanks to Low Fighter for writing this guide!

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

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A new quest guide for In Search of the Myreque has just been added!

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?

In this guide, we have introduced a new way to display the maps that are opened on a link click. Previously, we simply linked to the image. Now, we are using javascript to display the map in the guide, so the image will be shown as all other images in the guide. Find a [map] link in the guide and test it for yourself, and click on the image to remove it again. If your browser doesn't support javascript or it is deactivated, the map will be loaded the old way.

03-Sep-2006 – Quarry mining spot

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A guide for the Quarry mining spot has just been added! Many thanks for Thegreateddy for making this guide!

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

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A completely new Combat skill guide has replaced our old combat guide! The new guide has been written from scratch by Syntax Error, and is not an expanded version of our old guide. Thanks to Syntax Error for this 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

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The shoutbox on the main page has been replaced with a new one. The new shoutbox is now integrated into our forums, so only registered members can shout, but all guests can still view the shoutbox. This was done because our old shoutbox was remotely hosted, and attracted too many spammers.

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

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We have made major updates to our Crafters' Guild guide, with more information and improved pictures. Many thanks to Attacker760 who submitted a new guide for this guild, which we used bits and pieces of to improve our existing guide.

30-Aug-2006 – Karamja city guide

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We've just added a city guide for Karamja! Although this is not a city or a town, we felt that this was the best category to put it in. Many thanks to Low Fighter for writing this 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

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A quest guide for The Tourist Trap has just been added! Many thanks to Sk84ever159 for submitting this guide!

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

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A completely new Woodcutting skill guide has replaced our old and outdated 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

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Today, we continue the daily updates with a new Garden of Tranquillity quest guide! Many thanks to [M]ike for this great guide!

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

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We've just added a Cabin Fever quest guide! Thanks to Thegreateedy for writing this great guide!

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

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We've just added a quest guide for the Death to the Dorgeshuun quest! Many thanks to Chokelius for writing this great guide!

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

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The Rare items guide has been updated with new info on the Rubber Chicken, Zombie Head, Hats and Scarves, Marionettes and Easter Ring. Many thanks to [M]ike and everybody else who helped with this update!

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

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Today's new guide in Global RuneScape is a Rum Deal quest guide! Many thanks to Thegreateddy for this nice 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

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We've just added a quest guide for the Lunar Diplomacy quest! Many thanks to Syntax Error for writing this great 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

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We've just added the Gnome Restaurant guide! Many thanks to Gamer H for writing this mini game guide! Although this is a well-written guide, it lacks good pictures. If you have some pictures from this mini game, please submit them!

20-Aug-2006 – Tribal Totem and Heroes Quest

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We are publishing two guides today! Firstly, the Tribal Totem quest guide has just been added to Global RuneScape! Thanks to Thegreateddy for this great guide!

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

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The Scorpion Catcher quest guide has just been added! Many thanks to [M]ike who submitted this guide!

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

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We've just added another guide by [M]ike, The Alfred Grimhand Barcrawl guide!

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

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A quest guide for the Hand in the Sand quest has just been added! Many thanks to the author of this guide, Thegreateddy!

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

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There has been a major update to the Ranging skill guide, and we have added all new bows, bolts and information related to the crossbows update last month. Thanks to [M]ike for submitting this!

15-Aug-2006 – The Eyes of Glouphrie

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We've just added a quest guide for the newest quest, The Eyes of Glouphrie! Thanks alot to [M]ike who wrote this guide!

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

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We've just added a guide for The Stronghold of Security! Many thanks to Ken who made this guide!

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

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We have just added the Haunted Mine quest guide! Thanks alot to Syntax Error who submitted this 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

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A guide for the South Brimhaven mining spot has just been added! Thanks to Thegreateddy for writing this guide!

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

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There has been a lack of updates the last month, and no new guides or major updates has been made. However, we have many submissions waiting to be added to the main site. So the first guide added is a quest guide for the Holy Grail quest! Many thanks to [M]ike who submitted this 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

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Our host is having problems with their servers for some reason. It sends everything that is on the .net domain of the site offline. When you see this don't be alarmed. Even if it says it will be down for a month or some period of time, it usually comes back up in a few minutes for some reason. So if the site is down, just come back in 5 minutes or so and refresh the page.

~GRS Staff

20-Jun-2006 – Recent forums and clan downtime

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Today and yesterday, there were major downtimes in our forums, the clan, topsites system and calculators, which are all on the .net server. Our host had major hacking attacks which caused a server crash, and when the server were re-started, they received another hacking attack.

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!

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As promised, we have finally released the 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

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After lots of hard work, we have finally released parts of the Construction Skill Guide! This is the longest guide in Global RuneScape, but we are still expanding it, as this is the largest skill released. If you find any missing info to the existing sections, or wrong info, please submit it here.

Enjoy!

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!

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I am proud today to be releasing a whole new section of the site. I have been working really hard to bring you... The Global RuneScape Newspaper! With stories and Interviews to please all, this is sure to take Global RuneScape forward as a major site. There is also a chance that you could win a little bit of GP. The link to the paper can be found on the right navagation menu or by clicking the link above.

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!
Sir Earpster

27-May-2006 – Royal Trouble

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We have just added the Royal Trouble quest guide! Thanks to 1337Jedi for making this guide. On a related note, today is 1337jedi's birthday too. Congrats!

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

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We have just added Thegreateddy's Ghosts Ahoy quest guide!

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

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Sir Earpster's East Ardougne dungeon map has just been added to Global RuneScape!

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!

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We are happy to announce that the clan is back! All known security holes has now been fixed, and the forums are now fully patched and upgraded to the latest version. We are now working on a new system tracking absolutely all actions done on both servers, detecting IP adresses even if a proxy is used. This is a very complex system which is not implemented yet, but we hope to implement it as soon as possible.

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

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Recently, our clan forums were hacked. The clan forums are now temporarily shut 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

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A guide for the South Ardougne mining spot has just been added! Thanks to Thegreateddy for making this guide!

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

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We have just added Thegreateddy's East Ardougne mining spot guide!

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

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Only a few days after we released the Blue dragon ranging guide, Thegreateddy submitted a new and improved guide. Therefore, the whole guide has been updated, including two new training spots and a new FAQ section. Enjoy!

29-Apr-2006 – Advanced herblore calculator

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We have just added another advanced calculator: The herblore calculator! It can be found with the other calculators in the calculators section.

Remember that if any info is wrong or missing, please let us know!

28-Apr-2006 – Blue Dragon Ranging guide

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The Blue Dragon Ranging guide has just been added! Many thanks to Thegreateddy for writing this 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

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We have just added the Nature Spirit quest guide!

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

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We've just added another great guide by Runeman9230 and Andymacky999: The 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

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We have just added a minigame guide for the newest minigame, the Pest Control! Many thanks to Arne-Christian who wrote this excellent 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

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We have just added a new quest guide to Global RuneScape; the Hazeel Cult 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

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With many thanks to G M0n3y, we have now completed our guild guides section with the 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

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We have added another guild guide by Runeman9230 today; the 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

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We have just added the Cooks' Guild guide to Global RuneScape! Thanks to Runeman9230 for writing this one!

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

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With many thanks to Andymacky999, we have just released the 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...

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We have just added a guide for the Between a Rock... quest. Many thanks to G M0n3y!

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

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We have just added a quest guide for the new quest; Rag and Bone Man! However, since it was made so fast, we still need pictures for the guide, so feel free to submit them!

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

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The Falador City Guide has just been added! Thanks to Andymacky999, who wrote this excellent guide!

07-Apr-2006 – Champions' Guild guide

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A guide for the Champions' Guild has just been added! Since Tom1210, Sir Earpster and Runeman9230 submitted a guide for this guild, we decided to use the best parts of each submissions and make a better guide! Enjoy :)

07-Apr-2006 – A Soul's Bane

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We have just added A Soul's Bane quest guide! Thanks to [M]ike who submitted this guide!

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

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We have now added two new mining sites to Global RuneScape: The Rimmington Mine and the Lumbridge Swamps Mine, both by *Tappaja*. Thanks!

06-Apr-2006 – Prayer Guild guide

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A guide for the Prayer Guild, also known as the Monastery, has been released!

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

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We have added the Al Kharid city guide to Global RuneScape! You can find this guide in our new section of the atlas; the City Guides.
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

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Remember that we do have an IRC chat here at Global-rs. It can be accessed by clicking the chat button at the top of the page under the banner. Please go ahead and drop by. I am going to be getting on more often, and I would like to get some of you better then seeing just posts on the forums.

So please drop by, the staff will be there. I hope. :P

~Global-Rs Staff

31-Mar-2006 – Mining and fishing guild guides

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A guide for the Mining Guild and the Fishing Guild has just been added! Thanks to Sir Earpster who made and coded these guides. :)

31-Mar-2006 – Family Crest

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A quest guide for the Family Crest quest has just been added! Thanks to [M]ike who wrote this guide, and Dave who coded it!

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

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The West Varrock Mining Spot guide has been added to the Mining Sites section of our atlas. A big thanks to Thegreateddy for making this guide!

26-Mar-2006 – Skill training guides

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We have now added a new section to Global RuneScape: The 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

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The Contact us page has been down for about a week. It is now up again, this time with a better interface :)

We have also updated the Global RuneScape Team page.

20-Mar-2006 – Global RuneScape 1 year - New calculator set!!

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Believe it or not, Global RuneScape has its first birthday today! The site started out as a small site only coded in HTML with InvisionFree forums, and in many months, we were just a small site. There were only a few visitors coming to the site every days, usually below 50. We bought a domain in September, and the site has grown much since that.

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

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There has recently been a major downtime on Global RuneScape. As you may know, we used too much server ressources.

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

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A guide for the Rangers' Guild has just been added! Thanks to Thegreateddy for making this 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.

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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

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Because of the excessive amount of ressources used by the site, the forums, clan forums, topsites, signatures will be disabled. This will happen between 9 AM and 14 PM GMT monday 20th. The forums, clan forums and topsites will be inaccessible during this time. The topsite buttons on other sites and signatures will appear as broken images, and new signatures can not be created.

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

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Our old topsites used way too much server ressources, and we have replaced it with a new topsite. All members have been transferred to the new topsite system.

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.

Sincerely,
The Global RuneScape Team

15-Feb-2006 – Server problems

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We have been told by our host that we are using way too much server ressources. I am now trying to remove un-needed parts in scripts, and trying to find out which script causes the high server load. As you know, we have these forums, the clan forums, the main site, newspaper, topsites, dynamic stat sigs and clan site being worked on.

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!

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The dynamic signatures have been fixed again!
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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!

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The Mage Training Arena Guide has now been uploaded. You can find it under the new Mini Games section.
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!

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We have updated the hiscore parsers, and the dynamic stat signatures and the "Get stats!" function on the calculators should now work properly.

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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!

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The Runecrafting calculator has now been uploaded, you will find it in our Calculators section.

28-Jan-2006 – Font Guide

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Today we have added a Font Guide to our guides section entitled "Other Guides". This guide was submitted by Alchemist411.

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

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Another quest guide has been added: 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

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Calculators
Today, we made and uploaded two new calculators, a Fishing calculator and a Thieving calculator. They are both available in the calculators section.

Chat
The chat is also starting to get more visitors, but come there anyways :)

30-Dec-2005 – Skill calculator updates

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All of our skill calculators, excluding the new combat calculator, has been updated. Firstly, we have added a stat lookup to them, so you can now simply enter your RuneScape name, and the stats will be loaded.

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

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We have now added a quest guide for the Murder Mystery quest.

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!

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After many days of hard work, the combat calculator is finally online! We also have made a lookup tool, so you can just enter your RuneScape name, and the stats will be loaded from the RuneScape hiscore.

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

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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:
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

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Another quest guide has been added today: 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

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A quest guide for the Clock Tower quest has been added! Thanks to Lodve for this guide!

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.

Other info
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

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A Spirits of the Elid quest guide has finally been completed!

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?

Other News
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

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After lots of hard work, the Official Global RuneScape Clan is now online!

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

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A new guide has been added: Zogre Flesh Eaters quest guide!

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.

Other updates
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

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A quest guide for the Temple of Ikov quest has just been added!

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.

Other updates
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

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Two of our skill guides has been updated:
  • Herblore
    Added the new Saradomin Brew and the new ingredient Crushed Bird's Nest
  • Slayer
    Added the new slayer monsters, and new slayer items.
As you probably have noticed, there has been a lack of new guides the last weeks. I cannot work as much as I did on Global-RS, but if you want to see more guides, why not write your own guides and submit it in the forums?

24-Oct-2005 – Combat skill guide

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A Combat skill guide has been added, thanks to PKer for writing this guide, and thanks to Arnechristian for editing and making it ready to be published!

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

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A Castle Wars guide has just been published, thanks to PKer for writing the guide!

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.

Other updates
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

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Another quest has been added: 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!

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The Wanted! quest guide is now online.

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

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The 50th quest guide is now finished!

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

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After many hours of hard work, the topsites are finally online!

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

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A new quest guide is now online: The 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

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Another quest guide has been completed today: the 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

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The last free version quest is now out: 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

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A quest guide for the Pirate's Treasure quest is now online!

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

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A quest guide for the Fishing Contest quest has just been uploaded!

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!

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The site seems to be more and more popular for every day. Yesterday, we got over 170 unique visitors!!
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

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The Mourning's Ends Part I quest guide has just been released!

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

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Another quest guide has been completed, and published: 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

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There has now been added about 20-30 new smilies to the IRC Server for those who use the online Chat Client. I would also like to tell that we got a forum for the Chat, the link is http://forum.global-rs.com/index.php?f=43. I have also made a topic where you can submit new smilies that we can add.

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. :P

05-Oct-2005 – Legends' Guild guide

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The Legends' Guild guide is now online, thanks to Arne-Christian for this 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

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After many days of programming and testing, the long-awaited Dynamic Stat Signatures has been released!! A link can be found in the Main Menu, below the Tools section.

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

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A general Barrows Guide with info on how to get there, how to kill the Brothers etc. has been added.

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

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The IRC System is now online almost all the time, and next week we get a server and then its online 24/7. But until then go to http://chat.global-rs.com if you NOT have an IRC Chat Client, and if you have one you can log on irc://globalrs.sytes.net or just enter /server globalrs.sytes.net.

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.

Mod Arne-Christian :P
EDIT: A link to the chatroom has been added on the navigation bar below the logo.

01-Oct-2005 – Site Map

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A Site Map has been added. If there is something you don't find, you can search the site map, and you'll probably find it. Also, search engines can crawl our site easier with it, which results in higher ranking (and more visitors). It is not stylish, and the menus are removed to make it easier and faster to load.

01-Oct-2005 – Barrows Equipment Guide

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The Barrows Equipment Guide is now online! You will find the new guide in the Other Guides section.

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

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It is with my greatest pleasure to annouce the Global RuneScape Newspaper Project! We are currently looking for newspaper staff to help run the Newspaper. I will be overseeing the whole project but we will have catergory managers etc. etc.

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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Age:

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]Age: [/b]

[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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-Jhon
-Nemetrix
-Pker
-Miner


-Mod Arne-Christian

30-Sep-2005 – Anicent Magicks Guide

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The Anicent Magicks Guide is now done and a Barrows Guide is right next to the corner.

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

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After the server change and domain name change, I've got positive feedback from some users. Also, they are asking if we will make other stuff than only guides.

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!
  • Toplist
    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.
We will also add an IRC chatroom, but we need more users before we'll do this.
And of course, more guides will be made.

28-Sep-2005 – Domain name and new servers

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On monday (26th September), we purchased a domain name and paid webhosting for Global RuneScape, which results in improved speed (the site is up to three times faster now!). Now, the work with transferring everything is finished.

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

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A quest guide for the Creature of Fenkenstrain quest has been added!

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

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I have just completed a quest guide for the Shilo Village quest!

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

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The Watch Tower quest guide has just been uploaded!

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!

Other News
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

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The quest guide for the Jungle Potion has just been added!

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

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The quest guide for Tree Gnome Village has just been released!

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.
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I apologize for the 16 hours downtime yesterday, and I hope this never will happen again.

16-Sep-2005 – The Grand Tree

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A quest guide for The Grand Tree quest has just been added!

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

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A quest guide for the Gertrude's Cat quest has just been added!

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

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We've just released the Dwarf Cannon quest guide!

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!

Other updates
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

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A Priest in Peril quest guide has just been added to Global RuneScape!

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

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A quest guide for the Monk's Friend quest has just been uploaded!

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

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A Tears of Guthix quest guide has been added to Global RuneScape!

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?

Other updates
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

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I apologize for the lack of updates this week. I cannot work on GlobalRS as much as I did this summer, so there will be less updates. But the site will of course be updated, at least twice a week.

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

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A Woodcutting Calculator has just been added!

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

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A Mining Calculator has just been added! This is the third calculator added to Global RuneScape.

Remember that this is NOT a skill guide. If you want to visit the Mining Skill Guide, click on the link in the menu or in the Skills Page.

Other Updates
We've also added Limestone to our Mining Guide.

26-Aug-2005 – Skill Calculators!

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After many days of hard work, the first Calculators are finally online!

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

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The Black Knights' Fortress quest guide has just been added!
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

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A quest guide for The Knight's Sword quest has just been uploaded!
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

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A quest guide for the Demon Slayer quest has been added!
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

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A Big Chompy Bird Hunting quest guide has been uploaded to Global RuneScape!

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

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A huge quest guide for the One Small Favour quest has been added to Global RuneScape today!

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

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A quest guide for the Sea Slug Quest has been added to Global RuneScape!

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

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Today, we've also finished The Fremennik Trials Quest Guide! This is the second guide added today.

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

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A new quest guide has been added to Global RuneScape: 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

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A quest guide for Troll Romance has been added to Global RuneScape!

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

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Three of our Skill Guides have been updated:
  • Farming
    Added Gout Weed to the herbs section, and updated/added the XP for some of the crops.
  • Herblore
    Updated the Extra-Strong and Super-Strong potions, with images, XP and info.
  • Slayer
    Added monster images to all of the slayer monsters.
Also, there have been small updates and bug fixes on many pages.

15-Aug-2005 – Technical Updates and more

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There were no updates yesterday, so here's a double update.

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:
  • Herblore
    Added more info to the Potions Table, and added a new Troll Potion to the Quest Potions Table
  • Woodcutting
    Added a Log Prices section to this guide. Thanks to our affiliate RuneTip for sharing this info.

15-Aug-2005 – Eadgar's Ruse

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A new Quest Guide has been added to Global RuneScape: 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

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We have added a large map to Global RuneScape: Lumbridge Caves!
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

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A members only quest, Troll Stronghold, has been added to Global RuneScape!

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!

Other News
We have made major updates to our Lost City Quest Guide!

11-Aug-2005 – New skill guide: Farming

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Today, we have released a huge Farming Guide!

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?

Other News
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

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We have added 3 new maps, all of them mapped by 1337Jedi:
  • Blood Rune Tower Dungeon
  • Rune Essence Mine
  • Gnome Essence Teleport
Also, the Rune Essence map has been added to the Runecrafting Guide too.

09-Aug-2005 – New dungeon maps

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Four new dungeon maps have been added to Global RuneScape today, and more maps will come soon!
The added maps are:
  • Edgeville Dungeon*
  • Dwarven Mine
  • Karamja Volcano Dungeon
  • Ardougne Sewers
*This is now the whole dungeon. We added the free part some days ago.
A big thanks to 1337Jedi for all the maps!

08-Aug-2005 – Quest Guide added: Imp Catcher

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A new quest guide has been added to Global RuneScape: 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

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An Agility Guide has been added to Global RuneScape today!

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!

Other News
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

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A new map has been added to Global RuneScape today: Edgeville Dungeon (free)
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

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Today, a new skill guide has been made for Global RuneScape: Magic Guide!
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

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I apologize for a missing update yesterday. However, a good new is that we are soon going to change to a paid server, and a new domain name!

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

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We have made 3 new sections today:
  • 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
Contact Us

Hope you enjoy the updates!

02-Aug-2005 – New skill guide: Slayer

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Todays update is a Slayer Guide! Again, thanks to myself for writing the guide.

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

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We have updated two of our skill guides:
  • Mining
    • 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.
  • Runecrafting
    • 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
Other updates
  • 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!
I have made a completely new section today: 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 General Maps section, we have two maps, both are the World Map. One is the official Java World Map, which you also can find on runescape.com, and the other is also an official map, but in image.

In the Mining Sites Section, we only have one Mining Site: Al Kharid Mine.

In the Dungeon Maps section, we have three dungeons:
Draynor Sewers
Ice Dungeon
Varrock Sewers

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

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A new Ranging Guide has been added today!

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

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We've just added two new quest guides:
Both quests are for free players.
Thanks to our affiliate RuneTip for sharing the quest guides!

29-Jul-2005 – Quest Guide added: Witch's Potion

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Today, we have added a new free quest guide: Witch's Potion.

Thanks to our affiliate RuneTip for sharing the quest guide.

28-Jul-2005 – New skill guide: Thieving

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Today, we have added a new skill guide:
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

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Today, we have added a new Members Only quest guide: 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!

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Today we have added a new massive skill guide:
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

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Today we have added a new free Quest Guide: 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

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In addition to the other updates, there were also added a members-only quest guide: 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

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The last 3 days I have spent my time on recoding GlobalRS to PHP, a dynamic programming language. This will make it easier to update the site, and there will hopefully be more updates.

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!

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We have now set up a new forum which is now the new official forum of Global RuneScape. We have more control now and this one is way better than the old one, and it's easier to use. hosted at InvisionFree.

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

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We just added Cook's assistant quest guide. This is the easiest quest in the whole RuneScape (isn't it?), and it's very short too. Since most of the people who do this quest are completely new to RuneScape, there is a quest map too, and the guide is very detailed.
You can find the new quest guide in our Quest Pages.

Older news

Information News 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.
31-jun-2005- 5 new Quest Guides added!  
5 new quest guides have now been added to GlobalRS. In addition, the layout of the quest pages is now updated.
4 of the new quests are members only, while one is free.

The added quests are:
  1. Death Plateau
  2. Elemental Workshop
  3. Goblin Diplomacy
  4. Merlin's Crystal
  5. Plague City
-Aliensvortex
31-jun-2005 - Fletching Guide added  
A fletching guide has been added to Global Runescape. This is the first members only skill guide added!

Fletching is a members only skill that allows you to make items used in ranged (not armour): Bows, darts, arrows etc.
The most important item here is a knife. You can get this at the respawn just south of Lumbridge Castle, and there's also a respawn in Seer's Village, in a house just east from the bank.

Want to know more about the skill? Needed level and earned experience for all items, how they can be made and more? Check out the new Fletching guide!
-Aliensvortex
31-jun-2005 - Crafting Guide added  
A huge Crafting Guide has been added to Global RuneScape. This is after 2 days of hard work, getting images, info and way more.

Crafting is not the most practiced skill in RuneScape, and it is rumoured that it is hard to train, and very boring. But don't let the rumours stop you! This is one of the funniest skills, and there are a lot of different things to do! Like making ranging armours, staffs, glass, pots, bowls, necklaces, rings, and way more!

However, lots of the things that are possible to make in crafting, are only available to members.
Items needed in crafting, like moulds, needle and threads can be bought from a crafting shop.

Want to know more about the skill? Needed level and earned experience for all items, how they can be made and more? Check out the new Crafting guide!
-Aliensvortex
30-jun-2005 - Design updates  
All menus have been updated, with a new texture background and a mouseover-effect.

Also, the Forum Login form which is displayed on all pages have been updated with a registration link and a password recovery link.

All skill guides and most of the quest guides have a updated design too, feel free to visit them and check it out :)

Also, the page should load faster on slower computers, since the whole page is programmed in CSS, which will make the HTML coding shorter, and the loading faster.
-Aliensvortex
22-apr-2005 - Design updates  
The news pages has completely changed. In addition, you can comment & rate all news from now on. To view the old pages, click here.

The header of each new is now blue, and the footer of each news are light blue. Anyway, I think you have seen it already :p

In addition, the main menu is updated too, and it's easier to use, and looks nicer. I will update the second menu too the next few days.

Lastly, the site will be optimized for Opera browsers. More about this will come soon.
-Aliensvortex
12-apr-2005 - Anti-hack and anti-scam guide added
There has been added an Anti-hack and anti-scam guide to GlobalRS today. You will find info on how to avoid account scamming/hacking, item scamming, common scams, and how to protect your computer from hackers etc.
You can find the link in "All Guides"
-Aliensvortex
12-apr-2005 - New guide index added View the new guide index
There has been added an "All guides" link in the menu. You will find a link to skill guides, quest guides, random events, rare items and alot of other guides that aren't in the main menu!
-Aliensvortex
7-apr-2005 - Cooking guide added Visit the cooking guide
A large cooking guide has been added to GlobalRS today.
You will find a cooking table with needed level, earned xp, and how much each food heals.
In addition, you can read how to make all different types of food.
Click in the menu or on the link above to visit the guide.
-Aliensvortex
7-apr-2005 - Design update: New header
There is now a new header with following links: Home, Forums, Skill guides, Quest guides, All Guides. The skill guides page is new, and it is added to the main menu too. In addition, there is a new and larger logo. Hope you like the updates.
-Aliensvortex
3-apr-2005 - Fishing guide added Visit the fishing guide
A fishing guide has been added to globalRS today.
The guide contains a fishing table with all info you need, and different fishing types info.
To view the fishing guide, simply click on the link in the menu or the link above.
-Aliensvortex
1-apr-2005 - Global Runescape redesigned!
1th april is the april fools day. Many times I have heard today on runescape "giving away free sharks" "giving away full rune" and then, when the trade was about to be accepted -- "hahaha lol april fool".

However, this is not an april fool. GlobalRS is now redesigned, the logo and header have a new colour, and the colours have totally changed. I hope you all like the new design. If you find some bugs in the new design, please let me know.
-Aliensvortex
28-mar-2005 - Firemaking guide added Visit the firemaking guide
A firemaking guide has been added to globalRS today.
Visit it by clicking on the link in the menu or on the link above.
-Aliensvortex
26-mar-2005 - Quest guide added View the new quest guide
I have added a new quest today: Prince Ali Rescue
Reward: Free pass in the Al-kharid gate, 700gp
This is a free quest, and can be found in the quest pages.
-Aliensvortex
24-mar-2005 - Quest guide added View the new quest guide
I have added a new quest today: Rune Mysteries
This quest will allow you to use the skill Runecrafting!
This is a free quest, and can now be found in the quest pages.
-Aliensvortex
24-mar-2005 - Runecrafting guide added View the Runecrafting guide
A Runecrafting guide has been added to GlobalRS today.

Runecrafting is the skill you need to make runes. You have to do the Rune Mysteries Quest before you can use this skill, but the quest is very easy, and everything you have to do, is to talk. To train this skill, you don't need much things. You only need a pickaxe to get Rune essence and the talisman of the rune you want to craft.

Visit the new guide by clicking on the link in the menu or on the link above.
-Aliensvortex
23-mar-2005 - Prayer guide added View the Prayer guide
A Prayer guide has been added to GlobalRS today.

By calling upon the gods of RuneScape, one can perform acts like superhuman strength or invulnerability. As well as using magic spells, you can also pray to the gods of Runescape to give you an higher advantage. However, you have to train this skill. The better prayer level you have, the greater are your advantages.

Visit the new guide by clicking on the link in the menu or on the link above.
-Aliensvortex
23-mar-2005 - Woodcutting guide added View the Woodcutting guide
A Woodcutting guide has been added to GlobalRS today.

Woodcutting is, as you might understand, to cut down trees. There are many different trees, like normal trees, oaks, willow, and maples which are for members only. To cut a tree, you need an axe (hatchet), but you don't need to wield it. The wood is either used for firemaking or fletching.
But beware of random events: Tree spirits, ents and pickaxe splitting!

Visit the new guide by clicking on the link in the menu or on the link above.
-Aliensvortex
23-mar-2005 - Quest guide added View the new quest guide
A new quest guide has been added to GlobalRS today: Lost City

This is the first members only quest that has been added, and it's a quite hard quest too: You have to beat a level 101 spirit without any armour or weapons!

You can find the quest in the quest pages, or you can click on the link above.
-ManJack
22-mar-2005 - Smithing guide added View the Smithing guide
A Smithing guide has been added to GlobalRS.

When you have mined different ores, you need to smelt them. When you have smelted them, you have to smith them to weapons or armor or whatsoever. To smelt something, you need to use a secondary ore with it, normally coal. Exeptions are: silver and gold, which is used in crafting, and iron. The iron ores have only 50% chance of conversion, as they are in 50% considered as impure.
To smelt, you have to "use" the ore on the furnace, or click on the furnace and select which ore you want to smelt.

Visit the new skill guide by clicking on the menu link, or click the link above.
-Aliensvortex
22-mar-2005 - Mining guide added View the Mining guide
A Mining guide has been added to GlobalRS. Thanks to 1337Jedi for all the images.

Using your pickaxe on rocks like tin, copper, iron etc, is called mining. When you have mined some rocks you can smith it. To mine, you have to wield a pickaxe. On the tutorial island you'll get a bronze pickaxe. The higher your mining level, the better the rock you can mine. In addition, you mine faster with better mining level and/or better pickaxes. Better rocks are of course more valuable. You can find rocks to mine on "mining sites", which are all over the RuneScape world.

Visit the new skill guide by clicking on the menu link, or click the link above.
-Aliensvortex
21-mar-2005 - Quest pages added View the quest pages
The quest pages are now added to GlobalRS. There are three quest pages: All quests, free quests and members only quests.
-Aliensvortex
20-mar-2005 - Random Events added View the new guide
A guide showing info on all random events in RuneScape is now added.

Random events is a feature added by Jagex (The developer of RS) to stop autos - programs made to train your character automatically.
There are two types of random events: Firstly, there are general events which can occur while you're doing anything, at any time, like Genie, Mysterious Old Man, and everything you have to do, is to talk with them. Secondly, there are skill specific events which occur only when you're training a specific skill.

You'll find a link to the guide in "All guides" pages, or you can click on the link above.
-Aliensvortex
20-mar-2005 - Forums online! Visit the forums
The Global Runescape forums are now online!
However, you need to register and login to view the forum.
A login form is displayed on all pages. You will find a register form in the forums if you're not registered.

EDIT - there are now new forums set up: http://forum.global-rs.com/
-Aliensvortex
20-mar-2005 - GlobalRS Launched!
After some days of hard work, Global RuneScape is finally online!
-The GlobalRS Team
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