Patch Notes (19 December 2012)

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These official Patch Notes are copied verbatim from this forum thread of the RuneScape forums. It is copyrighted by Jagex.
These Patch Notes were announced on 19 December 2012.

The following fixes and tweaks have now been implemented. As always, be sure to submit a bug report should you encounter a gameplay bug or graphical glitch in-game.


  • Elite Varrock armour has been updated to match the rest of the elite achievement gear.
  • The armour displayed in the Fist of Guthix cave has been graphically updated.
  • The Daemonheim guard between Daemonheim and the Wilderness no longer has a stretchy mouth.
  • Tribesmen on Karamja no longer have patchy skin.
  • Heraldic adamant platebodies no longer cause problems for male characters.
  • Pikkenmix's jaw no longer stretches.
  • Jones' no longer has wandering lips.
  • Steam no longer goes the wrong way in the Artisans Workshop.
  • Some extra grass has been mapped down in Burthorpe to stop players walking on water when fishing.
  • The Gnome maze has had some missing blocking on a tile in a hedge added.
  • Armadyl chaps no longer leave a gap between the players feet and legs.
  • Salve robes no longer stretch when performing certain emotes.
  • Armod's face no longer has a gap between his mouth and nose.
  • Players no longer have a gap in their face when wearing the artisan's bandana or botanist's mask.
  • Fixed some animation issues with the Knights Talon cutscene.
  • Several goblins have been graphically updated to the same standard as the recently reworked goblins.
  • The Ranged skillcape emote now has the bow held in the correct hand.
  • Plain staves no longer display an orb on the staff.
  • We've replaced some missing textures in Yu'buisk area.

Quests, Challenges & Achievements:

  • The snake charmer in Pollnivneach now makes it clearer why he won't talk to you.
  • The Constitution reward from Stolen Hearts and Diamond in the Rough are now lamps, so players don't have to gain the XP if so desired.
  • The Ghosts Ahoy quest dialogue now refers to shieldbows instead of longbows.
  • The final cutscene in the Forgettable Tale of a Drunken Dwarf quest has been updated to ensure that the player doesn't wield a weapon instead of a beer glass.
  • Fixed some voiceovers in Rune Mysteries from playing too soon.
  • The quest complete interface no longer shows the first tower hat twice after Rune Mysteries is completed.
  • The Troll Stronghold quest journal now states the correct combat level of the troll the player must defeat.
  • Corrected a typo in Tales of the Muspah.
  • The "Chain Store" Falador achievement now displays the correct requirement to wear a black chainbody.
  • Replaced some mentions of longbows in Lumbridge/Draynor and Seers' Village achievements with shieldbows.
  • A hint for the Docking Out achievement no longer points to the location of the old toll gate.
  • The Hold Them Back achievement is now completable for players who progressed to a certain point in the original Troll Warzone before the Evolution of Combat was released.
  • Ice strikewyrms can once again be attacked for the relevant achievement whilst not on a Slayer task.


  • The tradeable Ports armours have been added to the Grand Exchange.
  • Barrows pistol crossbows are now tradeable.
  • Failing a mission after passing a mission no longer claims to have succeeded.
  • Players are now given a more accurate response from Black Marketeer when buying all of 0 stock.
  • The D&D minimap icon no longer appears in a Player owned Port when Meg is adventuring.
  • Switching camera view on shipyard interface no longer causes the minimap to mess up.
  • Gave the Captain's log book a port symbol.
  • Empty voyages now repopulate correctly on entering a new day.
  • The fires in the Rogues Den bank area have had blocking added to them.
  • The royal d'hide armour set now requires the correct equip stats on the Grand Exchange.
  • It is no longer possible to run in the Port Khazard underwater area.
  • Black crossbows now use the correct wield requirements.
  • The Agility Skill Advance Guide has been updated to show that 73 Agility is only required to enter an extra part of the Polypore dungeon.
  • The "Make Leather" spell now tans only in batches of 5.
  • Players are now able to make more than 3 mithril grapples at a time.
  • Tune Bane Ore now works correctly with mounted POH stuffed heads.
  • The nature staff now works correctly with the Enchant Jewellery spells.
  • Thigat is now spelled correctly on the Fletching interface.
  • The "Confirm" button on the Make-x interface for firing runes now states "Add rune" instead of "Fire".
  • A "targeted" typo has been fixed on several spell tooltips.
  • Updated the Slayer Skill Advance Guide with correct combat levels required for Slayer master access.
  • Olympic torches are now destroyed rather than dropped.
  • Fixed a typo when slicing fruit into slices, chunks or rings.
  • Fixed a minor typo in Avalani's dialogue.
  • Fixed a typo in the Tourist Trap quest journal.
  • Players can no longer obtain more than one golden hammer.
  • Yak Hide armour has had the name updated to differentiate between the top and bottom pieces.
  • The Stat info window in a shop interface no longer has two close buttons overlapping each other.
  • Fixed a typo on the danger signs in Shantay Pass.
  • Players will no longer lose the re-colour button on the Customisation Interface when switching between body and head.
  • Unequipping a recoloured customised weapon or shield will no longer revert the colour.
  • The Runecrafting Guild bank deposit box can once again be used.
  • Players are no longer restricted from teleporting from the southern end of the Wizards Tower due to an obsolete Tutorial Island check.
  • Players can no longer use the trail feature to find non-visible players.
  • Failing the stepping stone agility obstacle in the Brimhaven Dungeon no longer references non-existent lava.
  • Updated the Skill Advance Guide to state that some of the Dungeoneering staves are members only.
  • Speaking to Cyrisus via the NPC Contact spell no longer mentions Jad being a level 702.
  • Charged items should now work correctly with the action bar after they run out of charge.
  • Harry's cutlass can now be sheathed.
  • The arcane stream necklace's Magic requirement has been corrected in the Skill Advance Guide and Dungeoneering rewards shop.
  • Updated some item descriptions at the Dungeoneering Rewards Trader.
  • Reworded some of the Imperial Guard Quartermaster's dialogue to make it clearer what he'll check when handing in a daily challenge.
  • Respawn rates for common Slayer creatures have been increased in preparation for the Slayer bonus XP weekend. The increased respawn rates will remain in game until the next game content update.
  • The orb of oculus camera controls have been updated.