|Release date||30 October 2013 (Update)|
|End date||13 November 2013 (Update)|
|Reward||Builder's apron, Explorer Jack's helmet, the Builder title, The Architect (emote) emote|
|Head developer||Frédérique G|
|Preceded by||2012 Hallowe'en event|
|Succeeded by||2014 Hallowe'en event|
|Infobox • Talk page|
In the event, players were able to help Foreman George and his crew builders rebuild Lumbridge after the devastation caused by Zamorak and Saradomin fighting in the Battle of Lumbridge. Players also helped them dismantle the camps left by Zamorakians and Saradominists.
Starting the event[edit | edit source]
The event was started by talking to Foreman George in Lumbridge, between Explorer Jack and Hank's houses. He needed players to obtain resources for the rebuilding of several buildings in Lumbridge, namely Explorer Jack's house, Hank's fishing shop Lumbridge Fishing Supplies, and the Lumbridge General Store. When players agreed to help Foreman George, he gave them a Builder's apron.
Resources[edit | edit source]
Resources were obtained from around Lumbridge, although the player was limited to collecting 1,500 resources every day. Resources were then handed to Foreman George or one of the other builders in order to contribute. Excess resources that were not needed were stored in stacks located within the Lumbridge crater, to the west of Foreman George. Storing supplies in the stack did not contribute towards the needed resources, although it did give points, albeit less than if given to one of the builders.
Resources in the stack could be claimed by all players who have not met the cap and given to the builders, provided that the stacks were not empty. Resources taken from the stack gave less points when given to the builders than when gathered from elsewhere, meaning that the daily cap was reached slower, allowing players to contribute more resources towards the rebuildathon per day. Players solely interested in points gathered supplies from elsewhere.
|Rubble||Rubble||Obtained by talking to Foreman George or the builders: Reed, Mason, Sawyer, and Chandler.|
|Stone||Reclaimed stone||Found in piles around the destroyed Lumbridge Castle walls, and in some of the ruined houses.|
|Plank||Reclaimed plank||Collected either from the planks lying on the ground, from the ex-recruitment officers' podiums, or from the barricades around the battlefield camps.|
|Fabric||Reclaimed fabric||Collected either from all of the tents inside the battlefield camps and from the ex-recruitment officers' podiums.|
|Beam||Reclaimed beam||Collected either from the spikes around the camp barricades, the girders them, from the barricades themselves, or from the large tents inside the camps.|
|Mortar||Bucket of water||Made by adding buckets of water to the Mortar and plaster mixer next to Foreman George. Buckets were purchased from the nearby Lumbridge General Store and filled up at the fountain outside Lumbridge Castle, the Water trough in the Furnace, or via the Humidify spell. Note that mortar did not actually appear in the inventory.|
|Plaster||Bucket of water||Made by adding buckets of water to the Mortar and plaster mixer next to Foreman George. Buckets were purchased from the nearby Lumbridge General Store and filled up at the fountain outside Lumbridge Castle, the Water trough in the Furnace, or via the Humidify spell. Note that plaster did not actually appear in the inventory.|
|Straw||Straw or Wheat||Straw is actually wheat with its grains removed. Was obtained from either the wheat field found just north of the Saradominist camp, next to the windmill, or alternatively by Draynor Village. Depositing wheat into the crater turned it into straw. The builders accepted either straw OR wheat.|
Stages[edit | edit source]
Stage 1: Explorer Jack's House[edit | edit source]
The rebuilding of Explorer Jack's house began on 30 October. On 31 October, the rebuilding of Explorer Jack's house had reached step 11, but progress was reset to step 1. No official reason was given by Jagex for the reset. The house was completely rebuilt on 4 November. Jack remarks that the house is perfect, and that he requires a carpet and a few decorations for his house. The north-western portion of the Lumbridge Castle wall was also repaired.
|Rebuilding of Explorer Jack's House|
|1–2||Getting rid of the rubble||Rubble||Rubble||30 October|
|3–8||Building the ground floor walls||Stone
Bucket of water
|30 October – 31 October|
|9–10||Building the ground floor door and window frames||Planks||Reclaimed plank||31 October – 1 November|
|11–13||Building supports for the first floor||Beams
|14–16||Building the floorboards for the first floor||Beams
|17–20||Building the frame for the first floor||Beams||Reclaimed beam||1 November|
|21–23||Building supports for the roof||Beams||Reclaimed beam||1 November – 2 November|
|24–26||Building the roof||Planks||Reclaimed plank||2 November|
|27–32||Thatching the roof||Straw||Straw
|33||Building the staircase to the first floor||Planks||Reclaimed plank||2 November|
|34–36||Building the windows on the ground floor||Planks||Reclaimed plank||2 November – 3 November|
|37–38||Building the windows on the first floor||Planks||Reclaimed plank||3 November|
|39–41||Plastering the first floor walls||Plaster||Bucket of water||3 November|
|42–44||Plastering the ground floor walls||Plaster||Bucket of water||3 November|
|45||Plastering the roof||Plaster||Bucket of water||3 November|
|46–47||Adding floorboards to the ground floor||Planks||Reclaimed plank||3 November|
|48||Adding a door to the ground floor||Planks||Reclaimed plank||3 November|
|49||Adding a door to the first floor||Planks||Reclaimed plank||3 November|
|50–57||Adding furniture to the ground floor||Planks
|58–66||Adding furniture to the first floor||Planks
|3 November – 4 November|
Stage 2: Hank's Fishing Shop[edit | edit source]
The rebuilding of Hank's Fishing shop Lumbridge Fishing Supplies began on 4 November. The shop was completely rebuilt on 7 November. Hank remarks that the house is perfect, and that he needs to restock and fill his shelves with goods. The north-eastern portion of the Lumbridge Castle wall was also repaired.
|Rebuilding of Hank's Fishing Shop|
|67–69||Getting rid of the rubble||Rubble||Rubble||4 November|
|70–75||Building the ground floor walls||Stone
Bucket of water
|76–77||Building the ground floor door and window frames||Planks||Reclaimed plank||4 November|
|78–80||Building the floorboards for the first floor||Planks
|81–84||Building the frame for the first floor||Beams||Reclaimed beam||4 November – 5 November|
|85–87||Building supports for the roof||Beams||Reclaimed beam||5 November|
|88–90||Building the roof||Planks||Reclaimed plank||5 November|
|91–96||Thatching the roof||Straw||Straw
|5 November – 6 November|
|97||Building the staircase to the first floor||Planks||Reclaimed plank||6 November|
|98–100||Building the windows on the ground floor||Planks||Reclaimed plank||6 November|
|101–105||Building the windows on the first floor||Planks||Reclaimed plank||6 November|
|106–108||Plastering the first floor walls||Plaster||Bucket of water||6 November|
|109–111||Plastering the ground floor walls||Plaster||Bucket of water||6 November|
|112||Plastering the roof||Plaster||Bucket of water||6 November – 7 November|
|113||Building a frame for the inner walls on the first floor||Planks||Reclaimed plank||7 November|
|114||Plastering the inner walls on the first floor||Plaster||Bucket of water||7 November|
|115–116||Building the floorboards on the ground floor||Planks||Reclaimed plank||7 November|
|117||Building the double doors on the ground floor||Planks||Reclaimed plank||7 November|
|118||Building the back door on the ground floor||Planks||Reclaimed plank||7 November|
|119||Building the door on the first floor||Planks||Reclaimed plank||7 November|
|120–128||Building furniture on the ground floor||Planks||Reclaimed plank||7 November|
|129–137||Building furniture on the first floor||Planks
|138||Adding a sign to the outside of the first floor||Planks||Reclaimed plank||7 November|
|139||Adding a sign to the outside of the ground floor||Planks||Reclaimed plank||7 November|
Stage 3: Lumbridge General Store[edit | edit source]
The rebuilding of the Lumbridge General Store began on 7 November. The store was completely rebuilt on 10 November. The Shopkeeper remarks that Foreman George and his team of builders had patched up the damage to the store perfectly. The south-eastern castle walls were also repaired.
|Rebuilding of Lumbridge General Store|
|140–144||Getting rid of the rubble from the damaged roof||Rubble||Rubble||7 November|
|145–146||Building the windows on the ground floor||Planks||Reclaimed plank||7 November|
|147||Getting rid of the rubble from the damaged wall||Rubble||Rubble||7 November – 8 November|
|148||Rebuilding the wall supports||Beams||Reclaimed beam||8 November|
|149–151||Rebuilding the roof supports||Beams||Reclaimed beam||8 November|
|152–154||Rebuilding the roof||Planks||Reclaimed plank||8 November – 9 November|
|155–160||Thatching the roof||Straw||Straw
|9 November – 10 November|
|161||Plastering the wall||Plaster||Bucket of water||10 November|
|162||Plastering the roof||Plaster||Bucket of water||10 November|
Battle of Lumbridge memorial[edit | edit source]
On 2 November 2013, during the RuneFest 2013 event, a new memorial for the fallen combatants of the Battle of Lumbridge was being built in Lumbridge. This memorial was a chance for RuneFesters and in-game players to collaborate.
Until 13 November, a memorial tent was located next to Foreman George, stating the memorial is being "built away from prying eyes" under the tent. Resources in the form of reclaimed stones could be deposited to Builder Bob, right outside the memorial tent. The contribution of the memorial was shown as a progress meter on the status board, which remained at 0% the entire day. Contributing to the memorial yielded more contribution points, to a maximum of 1,500 in addition to the daily limit, and thus more experience.
It was announced that if the memorial was not completed by the end of 2 November 2013, then it will remain incomplete. It is assumed the lack of movement in the progress meter was indicative of a glitch, which could have made the memorial unbuildable.
On 13 November, the memorial was unveiled as a fountain.
Battle of Lumbridge camps[edit | edit source]
The battlefield camps used by both Saradominists and Zamorakians during the Battle of Lumbridge were gradually dismantled. Wooden footpaths, tents, barricades and spikes were salvaged from the camps to be used as resources for the event. The Saradominist quartermaster and the Zamorakian quartermaster remained within their camps until the end of the event. The pedestals on which the gods stood, the tower gateways, and the crater itself remain.
Rewards[edit | edit source]
- XP lamps
- Free unlockable rewards - once players help they may claim the reward
- Talking to Foreman George about Hallowe'en unlocks the following emotes for players who do not already have them:
Transcript[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
|Explorer Jack's house|
|Hank's Fishing shop|
|Lumbridge General Store|
Lag issues[edit | edit source]
Many players had reported in the RuneScape Forums of experiencing extreme lag while in the event area, especially near Lumbridge Castle and Foreman George. Some players had dubbed the event "Lumbridge Lagathon" due to this lag.
Update history[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- After rubble was cleared from Explorer Jack's house around an hour after release, a glitch caused the rebuildathon to be completed in a matter of seconds. Some time later, the first floor of Jack's house returned to its ruined state, and the rest of the house and the other buildings soon followed, although NPCs continued to act as though the rebuildathon was complete for some time after. Players who obtained the rewards still have them. This glitch also made it possible for free players to obtain the title reward which was meant to be for members only.
- On 31 October, when the rebuild of Explorer Jack's house was on step 11, the progress was reset back to the first step. On 1 November, the progress was back at step 11.
- When starting the Lumbridge Rebuildathon, a player's Adventurer's Log will read: Joined the Rebuildathon to help repair the damage done to Lumbridge by the gods' battle.
- Even after the interface indicated that all the buildings were completed, players could still take resources and deposit them onto their respective piles for points, in preparations for the next project of the builders.
- "... the Builder" is a reference to the popular children's animated programme and franchise Bob the Builder. Builder Bob who was part of the memorial is also the same reference.
- With the release of Ashdale on 26 November 2013, a glitch occurred causing Hank's Fishing shop Lumbridge Fishing Supplies to be in ruin again, with both the Saradomin and Zamorak camp barricades returning to their post-Battle of Lumbridge state and the memorial fountain reverting to its unbuilt state.