Transcript of RuneScape Month Ahead (Aug 2018) - Dragonkin Laboratory, Master Skillcape Perks

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[00:00] We like to keep you on your toes, so we've brought Double XP Weekend earlier this year!
[00:04] Gosh and, indeed, golly.
[00:05] And what better reason to gorge on some gains than master skillcape perks and a rework to 99 perks!
[00:11] The delayed Dragonkin Laboratory will come this month,
[00:13] and there are side orders on August's menu that include more Summer Weekends,
[00:17] The Beach, Twitch Prime rewards, and a new event called Rune Capers.
[00:30] THE MONTH AHEAD
AUGUST
[00:32] Let's cut to the chase.
[00:33] Double XP Weekend is coming on 31st August to 3rd September.
[00:37] There are no frills this time. Just straight up, delicious XP from midday Friday to midday Monday.
[00:43] So start hoarding those resources and we'll see you at the summoning obelisks.
[00:47] There's a good reason to level up too.
[00:49] Before the Double XP Weekend, we'll be releasing master skillcape perks for Invention,
[00:53] Dungeoneering and Slayer at level 120, and also perks for the master quest cape.
[00:58] So let's list them.
[01:00] Invention gives an increased chance of receiving uncommon and rare components when disassembling.
[01:04] Dungeoneering offers a chance to choose which boss you face,
[01:07] increased chance of lore drops inside Daemonheim and Elite Dungeons,
[01:09] and the ability to wear your cape inside Daemonheim.
[01:12] Slayer gives a chance to choose your task from a Slayer master each time you receive one.
[01:16] And the master quest cape brings a range of lore-related teleports into a single item,
[01:20] allowing you to teleport to the Legends' Guild, the World Gate,
[01:23] Varrock Museum, the Empty Throne Room, and more.
[01:25] We've also taken the opportunity to improve existing 99 skillcape perks, based on your feedback.
[01:31] Thank you to everyone who got involved and shared their ideas.
[01:33] Here are a few highlights.
[01:35] The Agility perk means you no longer fail any Agility obstacles
[01:38] and this has been rolled out to work on every obstacle in the game.
[01:41] Fletching provides a chance to make extra bolts, arrows, and darts.
[01:45] Thieving is my favourite. All drops are noted, and it stacks with Ardougne Cape.
[01:49] We've also done some fixes to perks,
[01:50] including the ability to activate them directly from the Max Cape,
[01:53] and the ability to have two perks on expert capes of accomplishment.
[01:56] Although planned for July, the Dragonkin Laboratory team asked for more time to get the polish right,
[02:01] so expect this awesome dungeon on the 13th August.
[02:04] If you've missed our previous rundowns of the lab, then it can be summarised as such.
[02:09] It is a gauntlet of dragons, punctuated with boss battles against Astellarn, the first celestial dragon,
[02:14] a new three-headed black dragon, and a secret third boss.
[02:18] There's also a story mode that makes the dungeon accessible to pretty much everyone.
[02:21] Rewards have been added to since we last gave you a list.
[02:24] You can expect three new mutated combat abilities,
[02:26] new and upgraded tectonic items, enhancers of Shifting Tombs and Slayer, and much more.
[02:32] Now if you thought Double XP Weekend was early this year,
[02:34] then Summer Weekends asks you to hold its drink.
[02:37] These are the Winter Weekends that traditionally run over Christmas,
[02:40] brought forward to August!
[02:41] There are three Summer Weekends for you to enjoy in August,
[02:44] as well as a Ports month-long "weekend".
[02:46] For information on what is running each weekend, head to the RuneScape home page.
[02:49] Let's go on a brisk trot through some noteworthy updates from the Live Events team.
[02:54] No doubt you will already be knee-deep in the beach, which runs throughout August.
[02:57] And if you're not up to the kneecaps already,
[02:59] then know that there are new rewards and a face-in-the-hole location.
[03:03] Then there's the Rune Capers event, similar to Agents of Fury and Deathbeard's Demise.
[03:06] This asks you to pick a side, skilling or combat,
[03:10] and gain enough points to unlock the Cloak of Might or the Cloak of Talents.
[03:14] No doubt some of you will manage to gain both,
[03:16] which will unlock the even cloakier Cloak of Proficiency.
[03:19] If you have Twitch Prime or are thinking about getting it,
[03:21] then make sure to grab some awesome and free RuneScape swag
[03:24] that includes 1 month's free membership, an umbral crassian pet,
[03:27] umbral flame blade, umbral armour, and other goodies.
[03:30] And of course you'll get to enjoy all that's planned for the next month,
[03:34] including Double XP Weekend with the month's free membership.
[03:36] And existing RuneScape members should note
[03:38] that the free month stacks on top of their existing membership.
[03:41] To welcome all these new players from Twitch Prime,
[03:43] we've made a trailer that showcases the adventures of Darren,
[03:46] who you might recognise from Safecracking and Elite Dungeon artwork.
[03:49] Make sure you watch it after this video.
[03:51] We wanted to sign off with a quick nod towards a big update coming on 3rd September,
[03:56] called the Player-Owned Farm.
[03:57] If you're a rearing enthusiast, then you are in for a treat.
[04:01] And once that's out, then there's not much time before RuneFest on October 5th and 6th.
[04:05] Get your tickets in or set your alarms for the livestreams,
[04:07] as we've been saving the majority of our announcements for this belter of a weekend.
[04:11] Finally, make sure you keep up-to-date with RuneScape goings-on
[04:14] by clicking the bell icon to turn on notifications.
[04:16] All the best, and see you at Double XP Weekend!
[04:19] And now for the Dragonkin Laboratory, originally...
[04:22] And now for the Dragonkin Laboratory, originally...
[04:29] Steve?
[04:31] I just looked at the extreme close-up that you did!