Information regarding future updates can be speculative, tentative, or almost certain. In the latter case, this information usually comes from reliable sources such as official Jagex posts or certain in game information. In these cases, the information is welcome; however, it must be made clear to readers and editors where this information comes from.
Official sources[edit source]
These sources can be considered reliable enough to cite information from for articles:
- RuneScape news articles
- Videos from YouTube and Twitch streams. Clips should be used from Twitch where possible, available through the 'clip' button in the player. YouTube supports timestamps in the URL, so those links should be used to provide a pinpoint source.
- @RuneScape and tweets by Jagex Moderators on Twitter
- Posts from Jagex Moderators on the RuneScape Forums
- Posts from Jagex Moderators on /r/runescape
- Quick Chat, for verifying item names
- The official RS and OSRS Discord channels (discord.gg/rs and discord.gg/osrs) only if no other source is available
Images from these sources can be uploaded to the wiki, and should use the Category:Upcoming update images.template with a link back to the original source, aswell as
- Use for news posts, including Behind the Scenes
- Use WebCite for forum posts, but remember to archive them using
- Use for Reddit posts
- Use for Twitter posts
- Use for podcasts
- Use for miscellaneous web sources
Information that can be added[edit source]
Any information, even that which is subject to change, can be added if it can be cited and is specific.
- Item names - As stated in BTS articles, found in Quick Chat, or given by reliable sources
- Requirements for items, quests, monsters, etc.
- Combat levels and other combat statistics
- Locations including names of
- NPCs and Monster names including their uses/functions
- Slated release dates - If an exact date is given. For example, if a JMod posts on Twitter "<Update> is ready and set to release on Monday the 5th", then this information may be cited; however, this should go in the body of an article, not the infobox. Save that parameter for when it actually happens. On the other hand, the BTS article may say "<Update> is our first planned update of this month!", and that is not reliable enough. Most importantly, it is ambiguous.
- Approximate release dates - Like above, if given with an official source. Again, these should only appear in the body of the article and not in the infoboxes.
Speculation of any kind is not allowed in articles. This includes making logical connections. No matter how true or plausible these statements may seem, they are still speculation.
Writing about future content[edit source]
Articles written about future content should be written using future tense (words/phrases such as upcoming, will be, or is set to; rather than an unqualified statement, can be or is). As the content is not released, it makes no sense to suggest it is in game.
All articles or sections about unreleased content should be marked as such. In most cases, articles will be entirely about future content, in which caseshould be added to the top of the article. Sometimes, only certain parts of the article are about unreleased content, in which case tagging a section rather than the whole article may be appropriate. Whatever the case, this information should be cited.
Some information that is readily available to all readers may not exactly be needed in a citation. For example, Treasure Hunter items are added in updates that are usually on Mondays/Tuesdays, but they are not actually released or mentioned until Thursday/Friday. Being found in Quick Chat, anyone can verify item names, though it might be helpful to include this in the creation edit summary for the article. Information found in BTS articles can be prefixed with "As mentioned in the BTS for <Month>...", or another similar line that explains where this information comes from.
On the other hand, Jagex Moderator forum posts or tweets are not readily available. When these are used, they should be linked directly in the reference. It is not the readers' responsibility to trawl through posts that a moderator makes to find the source, it is the responsibility of the editor who adds the information.
If, for whatever reason, the official name has not yet been released but sufficient information has been confirmed to warrant an article, refer to RuneScape:Unnamed content.