RuneFest 2017 was the the seventh annual RuneScape convention, and was held on 23 September 2017 at Battersea Evolution in London. It was announced on 9 May 2017. It had a "Back to Our Roots" theme.
Introduction[edit | edit source]
Venue[edit | edit source]
RuneFest 2017 was held at the same venue as the previous year's event, Battersea Evolution (Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ). It featured two stages, the Varrock Stage and the Circus Stage, both hosting a range of events throughout the day.
Tickets[edit | edit source]
|Early Bird||RuneFest only||£99 plus booking fee|
|RuneFest & Night Before combo||£125 plus booking fee|
|Standard||RuneFest only||£120 plus booking fee|
|RuneFest & Night Before combo||£145 plus booking fee|
The Night Before[edit | edit source]
"The Night Before" RuneFest party was again held at Namco Funscape (Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7PB) on 22 September 2017. Attendees had free-play on all arcade machines, plus unlimited bowling, table tennis, and pool tables. A free drink was also provided.
RuneFest Live[edit | edit source]
A web application called RuneFest Live was created for RuneFest 2017, designed for both desktop and smartphone users. It features a schedule, map and information on available merchandise.
Main event[edit | edit source]
The event started at 10:30am Saturday 23rd September, and finished at 23:30 the same day. The Varrock (main) stage was streamed live on RuneScape's Twitch channel, whilst the Circus (secondary) stage was streamed live on RuneScape's YouTube channel. Mod Archie and Mod Shauny, along with Old School streamers Skiddler and Ianspam, hosted the livestream.
Goodie bag[edit | edit source]
Upon arrival, attendees received:
- RuneFest 2017 lanyard
- RuneFest 2017 wristband
- RuneFest 2017 goodie bag
- Code for an exclusive Reddit flair
The goodie bag included:
- Code to unlock the the RuneFest 2017 Shield
- RuneFest notebook
- RuneFest badge
- RuneFest marker pen
- RuneFest meal token
- RuneFest drinks token x 2
- Through The Ages Original Soundtrack
- Log pen
- Monty the dragon duck
- Cabbage stress ball
- Hunt the JMod booklet
- Penguin hunt sheet
Revealed future updates[edit | edit source]
- Treasure Trails rework
- Magical Relics
- Combat pets
- Evil Dave's Big Day Out
- Pieces of Hate
- Deep Sea Fishing
- The Lost Grove
- Slayer creatures
- Dimension of the Damned
- Group Ironman
Schedule[edit | edit source]
All times are written in British Summer Time (BST).
Skilling chips[edit | edit source]
Activities[edit | edit source]
There were various other activities and areas around the venue, including:
- Art area
- Balthazar's LAN Gaming (Gaming area)
- Virtual reality area
- RuneScape mobile area
- A large board for attendees to draw and write on
Merchandise[edit | edit source]
Players were able to purchase RuneScape-themed merchandise at the event.
|RuneFest 2017 skill chip presentation box||£12.00|
|RuneFest 2017 gnome child keyring||£5.00|
|RuneFest 2017 dragon head pendant||£12.00|
|RuneFest 2017 burgundy beanie||£14.00|
|RuneFest 2017 brown beanie||£14.00|
|RuneFest 2017 t-shirt||£15.00|
|RuneFest 2017 hoodie||£25.00|
|Menaphos USB stick (8GB)||£6.00|
|Menaphos cat plushie||£20.00|
|Menaphos pyramid t-shirt||£10.00|
|Menaphos hand t-shirt||£10.00|
|Menaphos wave t-shirt||£10.00|
|Menaphos wing keyring||£4.00|
|Menaphos coin in wooden box||£10.00|
|Menaphos coin in wooden box (signed)||£13.00|
|Menaphos pyramid gift box||£5.00|
|Inferno hot sauce||£3.50|
|Official logo mug||£7.00|
|RuneScape coffee mug||£7.00|
|RuneScape tea mug||£7.00|
|Gnome child mug||£7.00|
|RuneFest 2014 mousemat||£4.00|
|Drakan poster (A3)||£2.00|
|Eat Sleep Scape Repeat poster (A3)||£2.00|
|Invention workshop poster (A3)||£2.00|
|RuneScape bumper sticker||£2.00|
|Old School bumper sticker||£2.00|
|Runes badge set||£4.00|
|Skills badge set||£4.00|
|Gods badge set||£4.00|
|RuneScape badge set||£4.00|
|Old School badge set||£4.00|
|Fire rune keyring||£4.00|
|PK skull tote bag||£5.00|
|Foam dragon dagger||£10.00|
|Pak yak plush||£20.00*|
|Monsters of RuneScape Top Trumps cards||£2.00|
|Betrayal at Falador book||£4.00|
|Foam party hat||£7.00|
|Rune Gods bobble hat||£13.00|
|Snapback - Seren||£12.00|
|Old School t-shirt||£10.00|
|Eat Sleep Scape Repeat t-shirt||£10.00|
|I Am Deadman t-shirt||£10.00|
|PK Skull t-shirt||£10.00|
|Japanese dragon t-shirt||£10.00|
|Level Up 99 t-shirt||£10.00|
|Level Up Slayer t-shirt||£10.00|
|Rune Mage sweater (black)||£18.00|
|Rune Mage sweater (dark grey)||£18.00|
|Rune Moon sweater (dark grey)||£18.00|
|Rune Moon sweater (navy)||£18.00|
|Level Up 99 hoodie||£25.00|
|Old School hoodie||£25.00|
* On the day some prices were cheaper than originally stated on the app.
In-game skillchip hunt[edit | edit source]
To start, players should speak to Skillchipx southeast of Taverley bank, west of the bridge. For each task completed, Skillchipx will reward players with an experience lamp. For completing the whole set of tasks, an extra experience lamp will be given.
Logging in during the hunt prompted a pop-up ad and the message RuneFest noticeboards could also be found in select locations, promoting the event.
Tasks[edit | edit source]
|Catherby||Throw 8 rotten tomatoes at the JMod on Catherby Beach from the nearby bucket.||Mod Passata can be found in a cage on Catherby beach. There is a crate of rotten tomatoes directly south of him. Use these on him to get the chip.|
|Taverley||Speak to Skillchipx and help him obtain some special flour from the windmill nearby.||The order is up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right|
|Falador||Pickup a Cabbage from the pile east of the Falador lodestone. Kick it to the 8 checkpoints in order. The first one is just to the East.||Place the cabbage ball near the cabbage pile. Click on it to initiate a kick, then click the location of where to kick it to. The path of markers go east around Falador, through the cabbage patch, west around the farm, and then north, up to the southern gate.|
|Varrock||Kill certain dragons or craft hides to earn points for the Dragon's Challenge, the harder the dragons the more points you'll get!||
|Canifis||Head toward the graves north of Canifis and dig up 8 bones of convention using a spade.||The graveyard is located north of the Canifis lodestone and is filled with aggressive ghouls, so armour and food is suggested for low level players. A spade in the inventory is required. The bone of convention may appear randomly on each dig, however each dig cannot be too close to each other.|
|Lumbridge||Use the temporary Photo Booth in Lumbridge to take a selfie with a Staff of Air.||The photobooth is located near the Lumbridge lodestone. Only a staff of air will work for this. This will not replace your forum avatar.|
|Edgeville||Find 4 JMods throughout the world. Ask your friends or hunt them together!|
|Ardougne||Find 10 special R.U.N.E.F.E.S.T. Penguins throughout RuneScape. Ask your friends or hunt them together!||
Five of the penguins can be found roaming the Free-to-play area in both members and non-members worlds.
Five of the penguins can be found roaming the Pay-to-Play area of Kandarin.
After finding all penguins speak to the Wise Old Man.
Rewards[edit | edit source]
Each completed chip rewards a small XP lamp. Completing all tasks rewards a medium XP lamp and unlocks the ability to build a RuneFest display case in the Skill Hall of a player-owned house, which displays all the earned chips. Building the display case requires level 43 Construction, 4 teak planks, and 4 molten glass.
Should any lamp be missed due to a full inventory, they can be obtained by speaking to Skillchipx.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The special flour code and the resulting message is a reference to the Konami Code: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, start.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- ^ Mod William. "RuneFest | Save the Date – September 23rd." 9 May 2017. RuneScape News.
- ^ Jagex. RuneFest's Twitter account. (Archived from the original on 2017-08-04.)
- ^ a b Mod William. "RuneFest | Live Streams & In-Game Skillchip Hunt." 22 September 2017. RuneScape News.
- ^ RuneFest Team. RuneFest 2017. (Archived from the original on 20 September 2017.)
- ^ Mod William. "Buy Runefest Tickets | Early Bird Pricing." 22 May 2017. RuneScape News.
- ^ Mod Balance. Night Before Party 2017. 22 May 2017. (Archived from the original on 2017-05-22.)
- ^ Jagex. "Runefest Web App – Get It Now!." 15 September 2017. RuneScape News.
External sites[edit | edit source]