The theme this month is "Random updates" since there is no real connecting theme between all the cool stuff released this month - aside from the theme of "Crikey, this is great!" of course.
First off you can now start collecting seeds in preperation for next months farming skill. We thought it would be a good idea to release a few of the raw materials this month so you can prepare your green fingers for a spot of planting and weeding for the full release of Farming in July.
We have seperated Farming from Player-Owned Houses in order to bring it to you sooner. Player Owned Houses are still being worked on along with the Carpentry skill for release towards the end of this year - Honestly! :-)
Seeds can be found through use of the woodcutting and thieving skills, as well as stalls to shop from and NPC's who drop tools. Don't worry, the bank of Varrock and all its branches will have extra space for members to store their new finds. Players will be able to find these seeds through a variety of new methods, starting in Draynor Village market.
Also, this month will bring a large update to the Runecrafting skill. We don't want to give too much away just yet, but it will provide new ways to create and carry your runes and will offer an entirely new route to get to the appropriate temples. Although the bulk of the update will be for our members, our free players will also notice a few new items to assist with rune creation.
New accounts will also reap the benefits of some helpful guides in the game. Lumbridge will see the addition of the Lumbridge guide who will offer useful advice to new players, and will welcome two new helpful chaps who will help new players find quests and things to do.
New challenges await our more sneaky and skulking players in the form of the "Rogues Den". Can you pit your wits against the challenges that await?
Also, a new quest coming this month will introduce the Temple Knights, founded by Saradomin centuries ago. Puzzle fans and those who enjoy pushing their logical thought to the max will be particularly interested in this short but taxing update.
We will also be introducing more NPC vs NPC combat this month. Although this will be a small addition to the game at the moment, we are planning to introduce more warring monsters in the future.