RuneScape's Mining and Smithing Overhaul Launches

Despite being scheduled to come out in 2017, RuneScape's long requested mining and smithing overhaul is finally out now in January 2019. The leveling process is made easier, lowering the level requirement of many smithing recipes. Each smith also takes more time but gives more experience, with the option to manually interact with the forge to speed up the process. Four new tiers of weapons and armor have been introduced, up to level 99.

Mining rocks no longer deplete, letting players mine now while AFK. Sometimes another rock will sparkle, giving you a boost to experience and ore progress. There's also a small bonus when clicking on every four ticks of the rock, so it still rewards interacting with the game.

Further reading: Official site