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The notes interface allows players to record text-based information.
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The Notes feature was released with the Mobilising Armies update of 8 July 2009. It is a part of the interface that allows players to add up to 30 notes in plain text, with a maximum of 50 characters each, for a total of 1500 characters.[1] Players can add a note by pressing the button at the bottom of the interface, which is marked with a plus symbol (+), and then typing on the keyboard.

Players can customise an individual note by right-clicking it. This allows them to change the colour of the note's text to any of four different colours — red, green, amber, and white — with white being the default. They can also edit the text of any note, using the caret to select certain parts of the note to go back to. A note can be deleted by right-clicking it and selecting "Delete".

The Notes feature is useful for keeping track of daily tasks, item prices or writing down lists of things to procure for quests or tasks. It could also be used in quests that require the player to remember a word or phrase.

This feature can also be used on Quick Chat worlds.

Easter eggs[edit | edit source]

Typing any key or specific phrases will result in the note changing to a popular cultural reference or meme. Mod Hope has tentatively confirmed there are more to be found.

Input Filters to Explanation
All your base are belong to us orly? "All your base are belong to us" is a famous line from the video game Zero Wing which was ineptly translated by the European Sega department. "Orly", meaning "oh really?", is an internet meme which began with a famous image of a snowy owl looking sceptical and disbelieving, captioned with the phrase "O RLY?".
orly yarly "Yarly", meaning "yeah really", is often used as a reply to "orly".
Murder All rest and no play makes Guthix a dull boy. This is a reference to the book The Shining by Stephen King, in which the main character goes insane and types "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." over and over. "Redrum" (murder spelled backwards) refer to the main character's son who repeats this word throughout the course of the book.
Andrew Cabbage. In RuneScape Classic, censored words were replaced with "Cabbage" instead of stars. It is also a running joke in RuneScape, featuring prominently in the 2007 and 2009 April Fools events.
Paul Rargh, I'm a lava monster! This is possibly an inside joke in Jagex Studios. It's a possibility that Paul really likes lava monsters, or it could just be meant to be funny in a sense that it's completely irrelevant.
I am your father Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo! In the movie Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, the main villain Darth Vader tells Luke Skywalker that he is his father, causing Luke to shout "Nooo!"
I'll be back Come with me if you want to live. The lines are from the movie The Terminator. The first is said by the terminator himself and the second is said by Kyle Reese to Sarah Connor.
Finish the fight They must love the smell of hero. These lines reference the video game Halo 3.
There is no spoon Then you will see, it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself. This is a reference to the movie The Matrix in which a child explains to the protagonist how he is able to bend spoons with his mind.
You fight like a dairy farmer How appropriate. You fight like a cow. A reference to the video game The Secret of Monkey Island, where one-liners like this are the fighting method.
Bangin' donk This may be a reference to the film Crocodile Dundee in which an antagonist goes to attack a friend of Mick Dundee, which results in the line "I don't need a gun, I have a donk" which then results in the antagonist being hit on the head with a donk like noise.

"Bangin' donk" may also refer to the popular song on YouTube, entitled "Put a donk on it" which is sung by the Blackout Crew. It may come from the quote "You know what you gotta do right? Put a bangin' donk on it!". It is also widely speculated, that this was added to the game due to a popular radio show on Zybez Radio, hosted by Socks (DJ Suox), who'd repeatedly play the song.

Humperdinck Have fun storming the castle! These lines are from the film The Princess Bride.
Milton Waddams The ratio of people to cake is too big. This is a reference to Office Space.
R.I.P. Runescape Wanna bet? Players speculate about the death of RuneScape.
Penso, logo existo Borboletas salpicadas de goiabada... The first line is Portuguese and translates to "I think, therefore I am". This is a famous quote from the French philosopher René Descartes regarding the question of existence. The second line, also Portuguese, translates to "Butterflies sprinkled with guava jelly...".
Le temps passe L'œuf dur. Both lines are in French, the first translates to "Time flies" and the second translates to "The hard-boiled egg."
Sevga Marmaros had a close encounter with a prayer-eating behemoth. Sevga was the name of the player that sent a letter to Plane-freezer Lakhrahnaz in the Postbag 44. The Chaos Elemental answered with a new set of hints.
Maz Squirrels are watching you. This is a reference to Mod Maz ("Queen of the Squirrels")
Fossil Island Not as dead as we thought! A possible reference to the release of Anachronia (also known as Fossil Island), first hinted at in 2007 and eventually released in 2019.

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included—see here for how to help out!
  • patch 3 March 2014 (Update):
    • The interface for selecting the colour of notes has been updated to the new style.
  • patch 13 August 2013 (Update):
    • Notes no longer break when you drag one outside of the interface.
  • patch 19 June 2012 (Update):
    • Pressing enter after trying to add a blank note no longer makes the game think an interface is still open.
  • patch 22 November 2011 (Update):
    • Selecting a note on the notes tab is slightly less laggy.
  • patch 28 April 2010 (Update):
    • Editing a note with certain text will no longer initially bring up images.
  • patch 9 November 2009 (Update):
    • Optimised the code for player notes.
  • patch 2 September 2009 (Update):
    • Fixed problems wrapping text on the Notes interface.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Players who are under 13 years old cannot use the notes feature.
  • When the game is rolled back, notes that were added after the point the game was rolled back to are not deleted.
  • Adding "r.i.p runescape" used to say "Totgesagte leben länger." which means "the dead live longer" in German.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Tim (Lead Content Developer) and Mod Maz (Content Developer and Queen of the Squirrels). "Mobilising Armies." RuneScape News.