* {{Defictionalization}}: Some food items, such as "crunchies" and "battas," were sold as real food during [=RuneFest=], a fan event organized by Jagex.
* GaidenGame: [[Website/FunOrb Armies of Gielinor]], a TurnBasedStrategy game that takes place during the God Wars.
* 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]].
* 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.
* ShrugOfGod: Jagex deliberately left Zaros's alignment ambiguous for years.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Sir Owen was initially going to be involved in a quest where he was a BadassInDistress, but it was scrapped. Also, he was meant to go by "Ewain" and looked less rugged.
* TheWikiRule: [[http://runescape.wikia.com/wiki/RuneScape_Wiki The RuneScape Wiki]]