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.”