Skill of the Month goes back to November 2006. Every month since then we’ve run one competition. Starting in April 2007 we automated the XP gathering system and have had great success with this system. Since then though the amount of XP that someone can get in RuneScape in a month has changed.
We’ve gone from winners gaining a few million XP to tens of millions. It’s also become unrealistic to ask someone to dedicate an entire month to gaining experience in one singular skill with the hope of winning.
With that being said, here are some of the changes that we would like to make:
1.) We will run two competitions per month instead of one. Each competition will run for 10 days (this is subject to change if the desire is there). There will also be a cool down period of a couple days before the next competition begins.
2.) There will be at most one combat competition per month. Constitution will be dropped as a possible contender. Slayer will be grouped as a combat skill.
3.) Miscellaneous activities will be added to the basket of competitions possible (i.e. RuneScore, easy/medium/hard/elite/master clues completed, and Barbarian Assault role ranks)
I am fairly confident that #1 and #2 will be simple to do and well received. I do want to hear what feedback you have on #3 and which activities from here
that you’d like to compete in.
Finally… prizes! What would be an acceptable prize for winning a skilling competition? And would you be willing to donate GP to a bank to purchase prizes?
We were initially going to role these changes out for the April competition but given that we’re dealing with an almost 12 year legacy, it’s best to post what’s happening first well in advance.