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Updates in this section have either passed a poll or have been otherwise officially confirmed.
Making Friends with My ArmEdit
Making Friends with My Arm is a new Troll questline planned for release during 2018. It is a sequel to My Arm's Big Adventure featuring a new city of Ice Trolls and the Wise Old Man. Proposed rewards are access to the new city, Weiss, and potential Firemaking perks. It was announced during RuneFest 2016 as an update for 2017. However in 2017, it was revealed to have been pushed back to 2018. It was confirmed in an update on 26 July 2018, and expected to launch in early Autumn 2018.
Old School RuneScape MobileEdit
Old School RuneScape Mobile is a mobile app version of Old School RuneScape. The beta is slated for release in January 2018, with the full release following shortly after. It was announced on July 17th 2017 and there was a demo for it at RuneFest 2017. It is the same game with a mobile-optimised interface, allowing you to log out on your PC and log back in on your phone using your existing account with all progress intact across both platforms.
An in-game collection log for unique and otherwise notable items was polled in Content Poll #59, passing with 95.9% of the votes. Due to the extensive work required, as well as requiring community feedback on what items it should log, it is expected to launch later than the other changes in the poll. An update on its development can be seen in the news post of 9 July 2018.
The Hitsplat update will add a toggle to make damage from other players tinted a different colour than yours. It was polled in Content Poll #46 (Question 7) and passed on August 17th 2016. It has been delayed due to other engine changes, like Mobile, taking priority.
Updates in this section have been revealed by the Old School Team and are likely to be polled or added in the future.
The Farming Guild was revealed at RuneFest 2017 as a 2018 update. It is located on Zeah, north of Mount Quidamortem and west of Shayzien. The guild will be split into 3 tiers; 60, 70, and 80; each unlocking different patches within the guild. There are also plans to expand the Farming skill with more crops such as snape grass for allotment, bamboo used to make battlestaves for hops, dragonfruit trees used in potions for fruit trees, chaotic herb seeds with random herb yields for herbs, and evil spirit trees that offer a one-way teleport into the Wilderness as well as livestock, allowing you to raise creatures for resources.
The Fremennik ExilesEdit
The Fremennik Exiles is a new Fremennik quest planned for release during 2018. It was first revealed by Mod Wolf as one of his personal projects. It was later confirmed for a 2018 release at RuneFest 2017. Not much is known about it, apart from the fact that it will be a Master Quest.
Updates in this section have been discussed in Q&As or on Social Media but there is no promise they will be offered.
Interface rescaling is a feature that has been discussed since the release of Resizeable Mode. It was originally being worked on by Ian Gower but after he left Jagex, the engine team picked up from where he left off. No release estimate has ever been given, but it was mentioned as part of Old School RuneScape Mobile and it is expected the desktop version of the game will see it soon after.
Some of the engine development team have worked on a GPU-accelerated rasteriser in order to optimise the game for better performance, as it currently can only use one CPU core. However, due to the development focus shifting primarily towards RuneScape Mobile, it has been on hold.
Brimstone and ZeahEdit
Brimstone is a city located on the northwest of Zeah. It was originally offered to host the Inferno, but after feedback the Inferno was moved to Mor Ul Rek . Since then, there hasn't been much talk of Brimstone but during RuneFest it was featured in a concept map alongside the Farming Guild. Mod West confirmed it was something he was working on in his spare time and the design is not final, but some form of Brimstone will likely be offered in the future.
Sacred eel buffEdit
A buff to sacred eels has been suggested and discussed multiple times since their release. It was mentioned that they planned to offer a sacred eel buff in the Content and QoL Poll on October 19th 2017, but it was cut since they didn't decide on how to buff them in time.
With Mount Quidamortem's release, there is a bridge leading south. This area will likely be offered in a future Zeah batch and it is suspected to be the Kingdom of Varlamore, a community suggested region, based on the Knight of Varlamore found in the Castle in Kourend. In addition, there are plans for a Zeah Achievement Diary once the continent is completed.
A few members of the Old School Team have expressed interest in another construction update. The two most popular ideas were redwood planks and the Teleport Nexus, a high-level teleport chamber that could teleport to all possible destinations. There have also been mention of things like a silver jewellery box or a mounted burning amulet.
There was some talk of updating Last Man Standing with changes such as few players per game, new maps and a community map competition, and a possible reward shop. It was a low priority as there has been not mention of it since.
Not much is known of these, but Mod West has mentioned that he was working on some dungeons intended for Zeah during his TAPP time. One of these was released as the Chasm of Fire, but there are still others that have yet to be discussed.
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