With tales of 16-year-old missions, raids that took several years and a half to implement, and variations in the game to match both nostalgic and modern players—Runescape's constant evolution never isn't able to impress me. To this end, one questline has now been seen by way of conclusion, some 13 years after first gracing Gielinor.
The pirate-themed questline is, since you may expect, among Runescape's longest running stories having launched in 2005. The ultimate branch, named 'Pieces of Hate' has players plundering for loot, fighting zombie raiders, tussling with sea monsters, and upgrading the Book o'Piracy—a rum-powered tool that lets players teleport around the globe.
Publisher Jagex reckons players should go for level 83 Agility before undertaking Pieces of Hate's last leg, in addition to level 85 Thieving, level 82 Firemaking, and level 81 Construction.
"It’s really astonishing to possess reached the end in the pirates’ tale after 13 years, so we’re thrilled the players can feel the concluding events in Pieces of Hate," says lead designer Dave Osborne within a statement. "The team worked as a chef hard to deliver a fantastic end to your story, especially to the people waiting since 2005, therefore we can’t wait to construct on it in our narrative arcs for one more five years.
"The recent launch of deep-sea fishing has recently enticed the very best fishers from across Gielinor to feel the new activity hub; it’s a powerful way to level up the skill and it’s so rewarding to find out our players agree."
With the near future in mind, Runescape has rolled out deep-sea fishing. A new offshore hub lets players with "at least level 68" standard Fishing skill—which is, certainly, considered one of PC gaming's my beloved and preferred pastimes—capture many methods from jellyfish to great whites. More information on all from the above could be via the game's official site.