The Easter ring (labelled as Ring of Egg in the Costume room of a player-owned house) was a reward for the 2006 Easter event. From 10 April to 24 April bunnies buried Easter eggs (different from the 2002 and 2005 eggs) in the forest south of Varrock and near Falador. Players needed to find the mounds and dig up the eggs. When they found the blue magic egg with a bunny print on it and ate it, they would temporarily turn into a bunny. This gave the players the Rabbit hop emote. If they ate the egg over a hole, they would be able to enter the rabbits' warren, in the centre of which was a chute and a large pile of eggs. Players had to go up the chute and talk to the Easter bunny. After the player had given 10 eggs to the nearby children, the bunny would give them an Easter ring. When worn, this ring turns the wearer into a motley Easter egg. Similar to the Ring of Stone and Bone Brooch, the only actions a player may perform while being an egg are "Unmorphing" and talking. Poison damage and prayer drain are halted while morphed. If a player loses the ring, a new one may be obtained from Diango in Draynor Village for free.
A player does not actually "wield" the ring when in morphed form. This has been confirmed via the Ring of Kinship. It cannot be taken into some minigames such as castle wars, which states that players cannot bring non-equippable items into the arena. The Easter Ring cannot be used during the middle of an emote - the text shown will be "You're a little busy showing off right now!" and the emote will continue. Known exceptions include the two emotes performed with the Zombie head; they can be interrupted.
This ring has been one of the most popular Holiday Rewards because it is very similar to the Ring of stone. Even today, it is possible to see some players playing with the Easter ring.
An update on 18 March 2013, made it so that using the Easter ring will always result in a blue egg with a yellow zigzag stripe. This is just one of several anti-gambling measures implemented on that date. However, as of a patch on 24 February 2014, the player using the Easter ring may now choose which Easter egg they would like to morph into.
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- patch 17 August 2011 (Update):
- The ring of stone, Easter ring, and bone brooch are now restricted in duels if ‘disable rings’ is selected.
- patch 15 July 2009 (Update):
- Removed an extra click needed to walk after using the ring of egg.
A player morphing into one of the possible eggs.
- When a player attempted to wear the ring during the event, while in the event area, (roughly from the Crafting Guild to Falador south gate) a message occurred, saying that one can't morph into an egg, due to the saturation of Easter magic.
- When a player drops an Easter ring, gets another one from Diango, and tries to pick up the original, the player will receive the message: You don't need another Easter ring...You already have one! However, this was added after some players were able to deposit more than one Easter ring in the bank.
- Up until about 18 October 2010, when a player unmorphed from being an egg, their Friend List would open every time. Now, it opens up the player's inventory.
- Some players use the Easter ring to their advantage when selling or buying items, as the "egg" grabs the attention of many players who are not familiar with it.
- The creation of the Bone brooch on 18 October 2010 gave Jagex the idea of updating the unmorphing action for the Easter ring as well. Unmorphing from the Bone brooch and the Easter ring is identical. Now, a player leans back and then forward when unmorphing instead of instantly turning back into a human.
- With the release of the Easter ring came a glitch. Players could perform certain emotes while being an egg. One example was the Air Guitar emote. Players would morph into an egg, but quickly press the Air Guitar emote. Their egg would appear to have music notes coming from it. This glitch was also used with various skillcape emotes. This has since been fixed.
- For a while after the Easter Ring was first released, players would not lose prayer points while being an egg, even while praying. This allowed the decorative icons for Protect from Magic, Missiles and Melee to appear permanently above the praying player while in egg form. The idea spread quickly and it was common to see groups of players all displaying their prayers, taking up large amounts of the screen. This glitch has since been fixed.
- A player cannot be attacked by monkeys in the Monkey Madness quest if they are formed as an egg. This works like a Monkey greegree, except that the player cannot move.