This week, RuneScape has unveiled two major updates that will offer players a variety of experiences – from delightfully dark rewards courtesy of departed souls, to the establishment of a new Woodcutting haven at Fort Forinthry.
Woodcutters’ Grove: Sustainability in Lumbering
Following successful defence against undead hordes at Fort Forinthry, players can now look forward to setting up a steady supply of resources for the Fort’s expansion. This introduces the new training area – The Woodcutters’ Grove, a one-stop chopping trove, located east of the Fort.
Players can level up the grove to gain access to more trees, use Wood Boxes and Wood Spirits to harvest logs en-masse, and train towards the brand-new tier 80 Imcando Hatchet. The Woodcutters’ Grove provides a sustainable approach to resource gathering, making it a haven for ‘lumbercore’ enthusiasts.
To access this new area, players need to meet with Aster or Bill at the Fort and complete the Unwelcome Guests quest.
In light of these changes, the Forts Core Buildings’ material costs have been rebalanced, leading to a substantial increase in XP for making higher Tier buildings. The move seeks to make Construction a more attractive training option for players.
Parcels From The Dead: A Deadly Post Office Fiasco
Meanwhile, there’s drama at the Post Office, with Postie Pete losing the unfulfilled Last Wills of the dearly departed. Players can assist in gathering the lost Wills while skilling, completing daily tasks, or using their Treasure Hunter keys.
Players can bring collected Wills to the Petes outside Death’s Domain at Draynor Village and exchange them for Forgotten Belongings – jumbled possessions of the deceased now in Lost Property. These Forgotten Belongings, which come in four varieties (Small, Medium, Large, and Soulful), contain unique rewards.
The new additions include the Soul Dye, which makes player’s swag more luminescent and can be found in any of the belongings. The Soul Witch Outfit is also up for grabs, as well as titles like ‘Forgotten’, ‘The Life and Soul’, and ‘Ensouled’, left behind by the deceased.
The event, Parcels From The Dead, begins today (June 19th) and runs until July 17th. An extra week will be given post-event to allow players to hand in any remaining Last Wills.
For both the Woodcutters’ Grove and the Parcels From The Dead updates, RuneScape promises an immersive and engaging experience for players, balancing the dark and light aspects of gameplay, offering a range of compelling rewards and ensuring that there are new challenges and adventures at every turn.