2003 Hallowe'en event

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During the 2003 Hallowe'en event, untradeable scythes were dropped. The drop happened on two days; on 31 October and 2 November 2003. Players could only own one scythe at a time. If they tried to pick up another one while a scythe was in their bank or inventory, a message said: "You already have a scythe you don't need another one". Some players found out they could drop their untradable scythe (destroying it) to pick up a new one, making it much rarer than it could have been. If dropped or lost after the event, players could talk to Thessalia in the Thessalia's Fine Clothes shop in Varrock to get the scythe back.

Jagex originally did not want to create a Hallowe'en event for 2003, because they feared it would delay the planned release date (1 December) of RuneScape 2. In one of their polls, they asked players if they would want a new Hallowe'en event but also delay the release of RuneScape 2, or keep it on schedule and have a "pancake day" in February instead. 78% of voters wanted a 2003 Hallowe'en event.[1] However, RuneScape 2 was still released on schedule,[2] because the developers came in early and on weekends to do extra work.[3]

Due to timezone differences between the UK and North America, many North American players missed the drop. Jagex organised a second drop day where every hour for four hours the scythes were randomly dropped.[4] One of the drop location took place around the Al Kharid mine area.

A poll on the Hallowe'en drop.

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  1. ^ Jagex. Halloween Drop. 23 October 2003. (Archived from the original on 24 December 2019.)
  2. ^ Andrew and the RuneScape Team. RuneScape 2 Beta is Here!. 1 December 2003. (Archived from the original on 24 December 2019.)
  3. ^ Jagex. RS2 is still on schedule. 2 November 2003. (Archived from the original on 24 December 2019.)
  4. ^ Jagex. More Scythes dropping today. 2 November 2003. (Archived from the original on 24 December 2019.)