Transcript of RuneScape Behind the Scenes #72 - End of The Beginning

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[00:03] Behind the Scenes
The End of the Beginning
[00:08] The first World Event of the 6th age has been a bloody affair, with Gielinorians siding with either Zamorak or Saradomin in a fight that shapes the future of RuneScape.
[00:18] The battle may be drawing to a close but the war is far from over.
[00:24] The Battle of Lumbridge has gone on for the last 10 weeks.
[00:27] Players have been fighting and gathering for their chosen god, handing in over 4 billion divine tears.
[00:31] We've had almost half a million players take part.
[00:34] We're now in the very last throws of the world event. Players are allowed to gather a daily cap of 4500 tears instead of 3000.
[00:42] The drop rates of divine metal shards are increased and there's more node events going on. More bonus nodes and unstable nodes.
[00:51] We don't want to give too much away about what's going to happen to the losing and winning god at the end of the event.
[00:56] You'll see that for yourself at the conclusion. What I can tell you is one god is going to be empowered as a result.
[01:01] I can reassure everyone who's on the side of the losing god that there's no penalty.
[01:05] Likewise if you're on the side of the winning god there's no extra reward.
[01:10] After the world event the crater blown out of Lumbridge woods will remain.
[01:13] The gods obviously will be gone, and the soldiers, and the nodes.
[01:19] Lumbridge itself will remain in ruins until it's rebuilt and that will take effort on the part of the players and the people of Lumbridge.
[01:32] We've taken some lessons from World Event 1 to inform subsequent World Events.
[01:37] For a start, the first world event was, if anything, a little too long, and we're going to densen up that content in future.
[01:41] We're also going to make the choices players are presented with more tactically and strategically significant.
[01:47] World Event 2 will take place over a larger area, it will significantly feature the Divination skill and Divination energy,
[01:54] and it will feature, while not direct player killing, there will be a PvP element to it.
[02:00] Next week, behind the scenes changes gear to look ahead at a month of RuneScape content coming throughout October.