Rune Goldberg Machine
The Rune Goldberg machine provides a once per day Distraction and Diversion which offers an alternative use of runes. The machine takes a selected combination of your runes and offers you an amount of Vis Wax, which can be used to extend or swap out Daily Challenges, reset the timer of an Aura or extend your divine location gathering limit, amongst other bonuses.
How to Play
To start using the Rune Goldberg machine, you first will need a supply of Runes. Note that the machine can use any rune except for Armadyl runes (this includes combination runes such as mud or steam), so it may be worth banking a large supply of each. The machine could require as little as 300 or as much as 2000+ of any one rune type depending on the class of rune, so stocking up is highly recommended. A list of the runes is given below:
Once you've got enough runes, head to the RuneCrafting guild to find the Rune Goldberg Machine with Wizard Goldberg, on the eastern wall of the guild. You can either ask Wizard Goldberg for some starting tips, or open the machine interface and read on to begin creating Vis wax.
You're presented with the above interface, in which you see three slots and all of your rune types. Note: The machine looks inside your bank for runes, so you don't actually need to bring them with you in your inventory.
Getting the right combination
The Rune Goldberg machine requires a certain combination of runes to return the maximum number of Vis wax (100), and it scores your Rune selection based on how close your combination is to the perfect combination for the day. This can be any combination regardless of your RuneCrafting level, and regardless of which runes you actually have in your bank. Hence for example one of the perfect rune selections could be Blood Runes, even if you don't have the RuneCrafting level to create them, or don't have any in your bank.
Each slot has a traffic light colour indicating how close your choice is to the correct rune: green indicates that this is the perfect choice, orange is a decent choice, and red is a poor choice. Simply click in order a combination of runes on the right hand side to go into your top, middle and bottom slot respectively.
Each slot in the machine has a different frequency of rune type for the player:
In total, you get 100 tries at finding the perfect combination. A 'try' is counted when you choose a rune for each slot, and the spot-indicators only change when you've chosen a rune for each slot (for example, there's no use trying every rune in the first slot without filling the other two, as every rune will show up red).
There is only one reward from this D&D, the Vis wax that the machine produces. To use your vis wax, simply left click it to activate it and view the interface.
Vis wax will extend or reset Auras, Daily Challenges and Divine location gather limits.
You can choose to extend most auras by either 50% of their base time, or 100% (effectively doubling the duration). The only auras not affected are oddball, festive, enlightenment, wisdom, Daemonheim, jack of trades, master jack of trades, greater jack of trades, and cosmetic auras. The costs do so are given below.
You can also choose to reset the wisdom, jack of trades, master jack of trades and greater jack of trades auras to use again on any given day.
You can reroll any daily challenge at the cost of 10 vis wax. Doing so will replace your selected challenge with a different one in a different skill, and you cannot use more vis wax to reroll the alternative.
Finally, Vis Wax can be used to extend the daily limit when using Divine Locations. You can increase the limit by 50% or 100%, at the costs of 20 or 40 vis wax respectively.
Original Guide by: Omnitec
Thanks to: Blood_Angel
Last updated by: Omnitec
Last updated on: 17-Sept-2014
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