Trivia / RuneScape

  • Defictionalization: Some food items, such as "crunchies" and "battas," were sold as real food during RuneFest, a fan event organized by Jagex.
  • I Knew It!:
    • The Rewards Trader is Marmaros.
    • Koschei the Deathless revealed to be Kharshai, which was correctly theorized by a large part of the fanbase.
  • Milestone Celebration:
    • 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 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 here.
  • Money, Dear Boy: 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 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 revenue stream rather than as an online community.
  • Official Fan-Submitted Content:
    • 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 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 .
  • Old Shame: Romeo and Juliet, 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.
  • One of Us:
  • Referenced by...: In the episode "Point Blank" in White Collar, a character mentions the hidden message in the song "Norse Code".
  • Shrug of God: Jagex deliberately left Zaros's alignment ambiguous for years.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • 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 Badass in Distress. To contrast, Sir Owen is a scarred, stubbly dark-haired Knight Templar whose spotlight quest kills him off completely, and gets worse from there.
    • A second batch of Invention-related updates were planned, which included content for levels 100-120, machines, full access to the Invention Guild, and additional technology trees. While initially confirmed cancelled on RuneFest 2016, they eventually saw release on September 18, 2017.
    • 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.
  • The Wiki Rule: The RuneScape Wiki
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