Thursday, January 21, 2016

Slayer Changes


Re-rolls have not been removed, but the way assignments are given has changed. In original RS2 tasks had specific minimum and maximum amounts for assignments. In addition to this the tasks had 'weights' which equates to the chance you have for a task to be assigned. The theory is basically that a monster has a weight from around 5 through 12 which you can consider as how many times you write that monster's name on a slip of paper and put it into a hat with all the other weighted task papers. You then draw a random paper and that's your assignment. It's simple probability and basically just means that a task with higher weight has a higher chance to be picked.

tl;dr Task amounts have been fixed and therefore are a lot lower than they were before, but the odds of getting a desirable task (AKA memevelds) is much different and better than before.

Does task weight affect how likely I am to get a task of 200 bloodvelds?
-No. Task weight only affects how likely you are to GET a specific task, once you get that task the amount you get is flat random between min and max task amount for that task. 

You can read more at these wiki pages:
Click on the individual master and you'll see an entire list of tasks (which have also been corrected) as well as the weights on the right hand side of the table.

P.S Maybe sometime down the road I'll run an algorithm to print specific chances per monster on the different masters.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Barrows these nuts


This recent update brings an overhaul to the Barrows minigame. The entire thing has been overhauled to be correct to RS2 / OSRS - the game during that era. For general answers about rewards see:

And for a period accurate guide see:

So getting 14kc doesnt help the chance to get a piece now? I should just get 6 kc if I want a chance of getting every bro's piece?
No. The formula is entirely dependent on how many brothers are dead. Each brother you kill rolls for barrows pieces once, so 6 rolls times the chance per brother is the maximum chance for -a- piece of barrows.

Aren't there supposed to be ladders in the NW and SE rooms?
No. The ladder spawns in the room you go through the empty crypt into. You either teleport away after opening the chest or re-trace your steps back to the original room you spawned in and climb out of the tunnels. 

Will brothers still randomly spawn when trying to open the chest?
Yes and no. It's not entirely random if you haven't killed all the brothers before searching the chest. If you run to the chest with 1 brother still alive, that will be the one who appears at the chest. Likewise, if you search the chest with more than 1 brother alive, a random one will spawn. This mechanic did not change from the old Barrows.

Any benefit to raising kc, like unlocking bloods?
Yes, raising killcount to 8 unlocks bloods and bolt racks per realscape. Raising kc to 14 unlocks dmeds and crystal key halves. Higher killcount ensures better rune / rack / random rewards.