* {{Defictionalization}}: Some food items, such as "crunchies" and "battas," were sold as real food during [=RuneFest=], a fan event organized by Jagex.
* IKnewIt:
** The Rewards Trader is Marmaros.
** [[spoiler:Koschei the Deathless]] revealed to be Kharshai, which was correctly theorized by a large part of the fanbase.
* MilestoneCelebration:
** Recipe for Disaster, [=RuneScape=]'s 100th quest, and soon to be followed by the 200th quest.
** The game itself sends out server-wide announcements whenever a player maxes out a skill, as well as [[UpToEleven global announcements]] when a player maxes all their skills or earns the Completionist Cape.
** For the 15th anniversary of Runescape in 2016, the Gower Brothers (AKA the original creators of the game) helped design a new quest to be added to the game. Jagex also began working on a documentary about the history of the game, that was finally released on April 9, 2017, which can be viewed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RNK0YBdwko here.]]
* MoneyDearBoy: In December 2010, the American company Insight Venture Partners purchased majority ownership of Jagex, the developers of [=RuneScape=], after slowly buying into the company since October 2005. Since then, the Squeal of Fortune was introduced in February 2012, Solomon's General Store followed in July 2012, the cost of membership has gone up sharply, and the number of [[{{Microtransactions}} microtransaction]] promotions now tends to far outnumber the quantity of in-game content updates. This has, not surprisingly, led to frequent accusations from the player base that Jagex and IVP are caring more about the game as a [[CashCowFranchise revenue stream]] rather than as an online community.
* OfficialFanSubmittedContent:
** On multiple occasions. The pub in southeast Ardougne, for example, was designed and voted on by players, and the name of the sea monster Thalassus from the "Deadliest Catch" quest was suggested and selected by the public.
** The Chaos Giant and Ikadia from Birthright of the Dwarves were also the result of a [[http://services.runescape.com/m=news/a=13/dwarf-quest-competition-winners competition for fan-made designs]].
** With the advent of Rune Labs, players can now suggest ideas for new content to be added to the game which can be supported by other players, is then reviewed by a content team within Jagex and finally voted for its inclusion in the game by the wider community .
* OldShame: RomeoAndJuliet, to the point where they edited a four-year-old letter (Issue 14 of Postbag From the Hedge, published December 2006) just to further erase the quest's existence. However, a reference is made to them in the 200th quest, where they are present as severed heads. Romeo also has a role in the Gower Quest.
* OneOfUs:
** In the "Quests Exposed Part 2" podcast, a few of the Jmods mentioned visiting ThisVeryWiki, and claimed that they considered their work on quests making it to this wiki as a sort of prize. They also jokingly claimed to come here for inspiration.
** Someone in the company appears to be a fan of LetsPlay/HatFilms, if their [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QipwkG4osQ&feature=youtu.be&t=2m28s&ab_channel=RuneScape wearing a "Hand of Truth" t-shirt is any indication]].
* ReferencedBy: In the episode "Point Blank" in ''Series/WhiteCollar'', a character mentions the hidden message in the song "[[http://runescape.wikia.com/wiki/Norse_Code Norse Code]]".
* ShrugOfGod: Jagex deliberately left Zaros's alignment ambiguous for years.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Sir Ewain Ouse, the Signature Hero character who was later redesigned as Sir Owen Sonde. Sir E. Ouse would have been a clean-shaven blond knight whose spotlight quest portrayed him as a BadassInDistress. To contrast, Sir Owen is a scarred, stubbly dark-haired KnightTemplar whose spotlight quest [[spoiler: kills him off completely, and gets worse from there]].
** Significant updates for Invention were planned, which included content for levels 100-120, machines, full access to the Invention Guild, and additional technology trees. They were confirmed cancelled on [[FanConvention RuneFest 2016]].
** After Menaphos, two more area expansion updates were planned for release on September and December 2017. These updates were confirmed suspended in an "Unfinished Business | Release Strategy Update" video due to player feedback.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://runescape.wikia.com/wiki/RuneScape_Wiki The RuneScape Wiki]]