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Hiding was removed after an update.
The contents of this page no longer exist in RuneScape, and this article is kept for historical purposes.
A picture of the RuneScape Classic stats interface, showing the Hiding stat.

Hiding was an equipment bonus that existed very early in Runescape Classic's history. It was intended to help keep aggressive monsters away from the player, by reducing the monsters' chances of noticing, following, and attacking the player,[1][2] but was never implemented. Instead, several aggressiveness behaviors for different monsters were incorporated into the game. Using the Camouflage spell on the GoodMagic spell book would increase the player's hiding stat, at a cost of 1 fire rune, 1 mind rune, and 1 body rune. In an update on 10 May 2001, the stats list was reorganized, completely removing Hiding from the list of equipment bonuses.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • update 10 May 2001 (Update):
    • Hiding stat removed from bonuses list as part of reorganisation.
  • update 4 January 2001 (Update):
    • Runescape beta goes live, releasing Hiding into the game.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In Devious MUD, Hiding used to be both a skill and an equipment bonus.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Visolela. Skills. Tip.It. (Archived from the original on 3 March 2001.) "An anonymous informant reports that Hiding does work, and seems to reduce monsters' chances of noticing you and attacking you."
  2. ^ Wooddy98. : Runescape Skills :. :InSight: The World of Runescape. (Archived from the original on 17 June 2001.) "When there are enemies that will follow you around, this status may possibly hide you from them (so they may not follow you if this status is higher.)"