RuneScape adds Invention elite skill, slightly breaks the game

    
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There’s a new elite skill that’s come to the skill-centric RuneScape, and it’s causing both jubilation and jeers among the game’s community.

Invention allows players to disassemble items in order to procure and train gear perks for other items. These modded items can be given special qualities and striking visual appearances — and they can be leveled up as well.

However, it looks as though Jagex didn’t quite do enough testing on the skill, as invention has already caused serious imbalances due to it being power-leveled and abused in ways that the devs didn’t forsee. This required a strong course correction two days after the patch and a warning from the studio for players not to exploit the system.

“It was also not our intention when we released the skill that players would be able to max out the skill within 48 hours of release,” Jagex posted. “This has caused some concern, obviously, and we are aware of various rumours flying around.”

Source: RuneScape #1, #2. Thanks to Ashley for the tip!
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Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

becensodine Every time I try to step back into it I get weirded out by how different it all feels.  Lol.

becensodine
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becensodine

I played Runescape when I was 13 and now I’m in my late 20s and I’m loving the game again. I must’ve not played it for 5 years but I’m having a blast.

Murmillo
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Murmillo

Fenryr I am afraid it will always be a bit clunky, even in the new client. NXT client does make the game look pretty damn cool though.

If someone could just make a Runescape with Diablo 3 responsiveness *drools*

nshelton
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nshelton

I was streams and im astounded by how well some people can play it.

Fenryr
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Fenryr

I really want to get into runescape, but it’s so clunky, uurgh. I hope the new client nxt will smooth it enough that I’ll be able to play it.