Spring Fayre (2017)

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Spring Fayre (2017) was removed after an update.
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Not to be confused with Build-A-Fayre.
This article is about the 2017 event. For other events, see Spring Fayre.

Spring Fayre was a seasonal event, similar to the Summer Beach Party, that was released on 24 April 2017 and lasted until 5 June 2017.[1] Its release was preceded by a pre-event activity called Build-A-Fayre, which was released on 18 April, where players helped to build the Helter Skelter. The fayre was located in Lumbridge Crater.

Activities[edit | edit source]

Participating in activities required the player to spend fayre attraction tokens, 100 of which were obtained for free each day. More tokens could be bought for Rune Coins in the tickets and tokens stall. All activities gave various amounts of Fayre prize tickets. Activities included:

Agility funhouse P2P icon.png[edit | edit source]

Agility funhouse was an activity located in south-west corner of the Fayre, next to eastern exit. It functioned similarly to regular agility courses. Each lap cost 10 tokens and awarded Agility experience.

Bucking Baroo[edit | edit source]

Bucking Baroo was an activity located in north-eastern corner of the Fayre, in which player tried to stay on top of the Yak by using the correct option on the interface (Left or Right), if the player failed to do so, they fell down. The correct option was displayed above the arrows. Each match cost 10 tokens and awarded Defence experience.

Candy floss machine[edit | edit source]

Candy floss machine was an activity that allowed players to gain Cooking experience and a chance to obtain the candy floss maul. There were 2 machines in the Spring Fayre grounds. The machine cost 2 tokens per experience drop.

Chinchompa Hunt P2P icon.png[edit | edit source]

Players obtained the Chinchompa hunt map from Menowin. The map was 5 columns by 6 rows. Once per day, players could click on one of the map squares for free to win a prize. To play more than once per day, players could spend 40 tokens per play.

The hunt ran for 4 weeks, with a different cosmetic outfit reward each week. If the player does not obtain all pieces of the outfit, then they may buy them using fayre prize tickets in the following weeks.

Any members who had completed all the requirements but not the chinchompa map will now have the title unlock. Players that had missed out on the obtaining The Fairest of Them All title due to the chinchompa hunt requirement will now have their title unlocked upon login, provided that all other requirements have been met.

Claw-dia Stall P2P icon.png[edit | edit source]

The Claw-dia Stall was a claw crane game machine located in north-western corner of the Fayre. It awarded a guaranteed prize box which contained at least two items, among which may be prismatic lamps and fallen stars. Each use of the machine cost 50 tokens and the machine may only be operated twice per day. Using this gave 6 tickets.

Dancing Platform[edit | edit source]

The Dancing Platform was an activity led by Dixie and Mixie. It was located in south-east corner of the Fayre. It functioned similarly to Serenity posts, players stood on the platforms and attempted to follow the emotes done by the leaders. It awarded Prayer experience and cost 2 tokens per experience drop.

Easter Egg Shy[edit | edit source]

Easter Egg Shy was an activity located in south-eastern corner of the Fayre, in which players attempted to hit Easter eggs with various objects. Those included:

  • Balls
  • Cabbages, which have a lower chance to hit but give higher experience
  • Chinchompas, which have a higher chance to hit but give lower experience

Each successful hit cost 1 token and awarded Ranged experience.

Festive egg hunt[edit | edit source]

Festive eggs could be found around the fayre. Collecting them was a sub-requirement to unlock the Fairest of Them All title (there are additional requirements to obtain title). Festive eggs had no other use and could be destroyed after being found, as keeping them was not required for the title. Collecting the eggs did not require tokens.

Egg Location
Festive egg (bank chest).png Either Bank chest (east or west of the Helter Skelter)
Festive egg (hay bale).png Any Hay bale found within the area
Festive egg (candy floss).png Cart west of the Test of strength machine, north of the Candy floss machine
Festive egg (Big Chinchompa portal).png Big Chinchompa portal (while inactive)
Festive egg (stage).png The Stage that Menowin is standing on
Festive egg (tickets and tokens stall).png Tickets and tokens stall
Festive egg (fortune teller's tent).png Fortune teller's tent
Festive egg (Claw-dia stall).png Claw-dia stall
Festive egg (Easter Egg Shy).png Easter Egg Shy
Festive egg (The Mighty Zoltan).png The Mighty Zoltan

Fortune teller[edit | edit source]

Kristlin provided medium fortune stars in a variety of skills via the cloud of destiny located to the east of the crater. It cost 40 tokens per destiny.

Helter Skelter[edit | edit source]

The Helter Skelter stood in the middle of the Fayre grounds, and allowed players to slide down it. It rewarded Constitution experience and cost 10 tokens per ride.

Hook-a-Duck P2P icon.png[edit | edit source]

The Hook-a-Duck was an activity located in south-eastern corner of the Fayre. There were various different rods that players could use in this activity which affected the experience they get, and their chances of success. Each successful action cost 1 token and awarded Hunter experience.

Rod Experience Success rate
Light weight Average Average
Fast action High Low
Magnetic Low High

The Mighty Zoltan P2P icon.png[edit | edit source]

The Mighty Zoltan was located slightly east of the Helter Skelter. Operating it awarded one of the 17 mis-fortunes and Divination experience at the cost of 10 tokens per fortune. It was possible to get duplicates.

Pickaxe wanging[edit | edit source]

Pickaxe wanging was an activity located in the north-western corner of the Fayre, in which player tossed a pickaxe towards the rocks. It awarded Mining experience and cost 1 token per experience drop.

Test of strength machine[edit | edit source]

Test of strength machine was located at north-western side of Fayre, right beside the north entrance to the crater. Operating the machine awarded Strength experience at the cost of 2 tokens per hit.

Trixie's scavenger hunt P2P icon.png[edit | edit source]

Thieving experience was awarded in the form of a medium XP lamp for bringing items to Trixie from a random set list. The list was generated at the cost of 10 tokens. For each new list, another 10 tokens were required. It was possible to buy a new list to replace an old one if the items were not to the player's liking. Trixie was located in the north-west corner of the crater.

Happy Hour[edit | edit source]

Occasionally a Happy Hour occurred which allowed players to do most of the activities without using any tokens, gain 10% more experience from activities, but only have a chance at receiving one ticket per successful action rather than the usual six.

As of 4 May 2017, all Happy Hours became automated, following the below schedule (weekends had the same schedule as weekdays).[2] Automated Happy Hours had the following broadcast:

Happy Hour is starting at the Spring Fayre! Gain increased XP and don't spend tokens whilst taking part in activities at the Fayre!

Jagex Moderators could also manually trigger a Happy Hour, by talking to Menowin. Prior to the automation update, all Happy Hours were manually triggered. If a Happy Hour was activated by a Jagex Moderator, the following message is broadcast:

Mod [Name] has started Happy Hour at the Spring Fayre! Gain increased XP and don't spend tokens whilst taking part in activities at the Fayre!

81 (F2P) and 82, 83, 84, 85, 88 (P2P) (English) 118 (P2P) and 55 (F2P) (French) 102 (P2P) and 122 (F2P) (German) 47 (P2P) and 94 (F2P) (Portuguese)
  • 01:00-02:00 Game Time
  • 09:00-10:00 Game Time
  • 14:00–15:00 Game Time
  • 21:00–22:00 Game Time
  • 16:30–17:30 Game Time
  • 21:00–22:00 Game Time
  • 16:30–17:30 Game Time
  • 21:00-22:00 Game Time
  • 16:30–17:30 Game Time
  • 21:00–22:00 Game Time

Activity costs[edit | edit source]

Activities during Happy Hour
Free Agility funhouse (Agility)
Bucking Baroo (Defence)
Candy floss machine (Cooking)
Dancing Platform (Prayer)
Easter Egg Shy (Ranged)
Helter Skelter (Constitution)
Hook-a-Duck (Hunter)
Pickaxe wanging (Mining)
Test of strength machine (Strength)
The Mighty Zoltan (Divination)
Retains cost Chinchompa Hunt (Cosmetic overrides and consolation prizes)
Claw-dia Stall (Event mystery box)
Trixie's scavenger hunt (Thieving)
Fortune teller (Experience boost)

Distraction and Diversion portals P2P icon.png[edit | edit source]

The Spring Fayre had the same Distractions and Diversions portals as the Summer Beach Party:

When a portal became active, Barri announced it in the in-game chat.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Most rewards could be purchased via the three rewards shops by speaking to Nixie, Rixie, and Prezleek during the event. They could also be awarded randomly by participating in the fayre events, which gave the message Whilst playing games at the Fayre you find - <token>. Rewards included cosmetic overrides, emotes, pets and a special title, The Fairest of Them All.

Rixie's shop[edit | edit source]

Items here were all sold by Rixie, who was located in the southern end of the Lumbridge Crater, next to the Big Chinchompa portal.

Reward Unlocks Fayre prize tickets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fayre prize tickets Cost G.E. price Coin/Ticket
Pickaxe hat token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pickaxe hat tokenPickaxe hat token Fayre Pickaxe Hat 100 16,308 163.08
Crystal ball token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Crystal ball tokenCrystal ball token Fayre Crystal Ball 100 10,637 106.37
Fortune cape token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fortune cape tokenFortune cape token Fayre Fortune Cape 500 137,771 275.54
Mallet token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mallet tokenMallet token Fayre Mallet 900 30,963 34.4
Hypnotic parasol token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Hypnotic parasol tokenHypnotic parasol token Hypnotic parasol 1,100 1,070,410 973.1
Zoltan pet token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Zoltan pet tokenZoltan pet token Zoltan 1,200 925,560 771.3
Total 3,900 2,191,649

Nixie's shop[edit | edit source]

Items here were all sold by Nixie, who could be found just to the north of the stage beside the Bucking Baroo activity.

Reward Unlocks Fayre prize tickets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fayre prize tickets Cost G.E price Coin/Ticket
Fayre dancer emote pack 1 token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fayre dancer emote pack 1 tokenFayre dancer emote pack 1 token Dance Step and Samba Step 100 18,906 189.06
Fayre dancer emote pack 2 token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fayre dancer emote pack 2 tokenFayre dancer emote pack 2 token Skip Step and Twirl Step 100 14,393 143.93
Test of strength emote token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Test of strength emote tokenTest of strength emote token Test of Strength 500 33,472 66.94
Bucking yak teleport token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bucking yak teleport tokenBucking yak teleport token Bucking Yak teleport 600 225,540 375.9
Contact juggling resting token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Contact juggling resting tokenContact juggling resting token Contact Juggling Resting 600 85,309 142.18
Total 1,900 377,620

Prezleek's shop[edit | edit source]

Items here were sold by Prezleek.

Reward Unlocks Fayre prize tickets.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fayre prize tickets Cost G.E price Gp/Ticket
Yak balloon token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Yak balloon tokenYak balloon token Yak Balloon 1,000 1,398,477 1,398.48
Yak plushie token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Yak plushie tokenYak plushie token Yak plushie 1,200 1,014,660 845.55
Total 2,200 2,413,137

Title[edit | edit source]

The title [Name] the Fairest of Them All was awarded for completing all parts of the event that were available to the player: free to play and ironman players did not have to complete requirements that are not available to them. Upon earning the title, players received the message Your presence at the Fayre has been noted by all. You have unlocked the title the Fairest of Them All.. A summary of requirements to unlock the title is in the table below; for a comprehensive list of all requirements to unlock, see The Fairest of Them All.

Unlock requirements
Find all 10 festive eggs.
Talk to all NPCs at the Lumbridge Crater that have dialogue.
Interact with all available activities.
Own all of the items that can be bought with Fayre prize tickets.

Controversy[edit | edit source]

On the day of the Spring Fayre's release the event received negative feedback from players due to the limited accessibility of the content. The number of fayre attraction tokens that the player received each day allowed them to participate in the fayre's activities for only a minimal amount of time, and therefore earn a limited number of fayre prize tickets. Players believed that the number of prize tickets gained from using only the free daily attraction tokens was not sufficient to unlock all of the rewards from the event and that it would be necessary to purchase additional attraction tokens using RuneCoins or participate in Happy Hours if they wished to obtain all the rewards.

In response to criticisms from players, the following changes were made on 25 April 2017:[3]

  • The number of prize tickets earned when using up tokens (in other words, at any time outside of Happy Hour) was increased to 6 times the original amount.
  • The number of worlds for Happy Hours was increased from 4 to 6, the frequency of Happy Hours was increased, and more times suitable for American and Australian players were added.

Happy Hours received negative feedback throughout the first few weeks of the event because of the manual work required by Jagex moderators to start them. This resulted in scheduled slots being missed, started late, or started too early. From 4 May 2017, Happy Hours were automatically activated on a schedule.[2]

Event ending[edit | edit source]

The event ended on 5 June 2017 with the game update. The three reward shops were immediately removed. The message at sign-in stated You have until the 12th of June before all of your Fayre Tickets and Tokens are cleared up.

Tickets could only be used to obtain the four outfit override pieces from the chinchompa hunt map by right-clicking the map and selecting 'Open Store'.

Many players who were hoping to use their tickets to obtain rewards from the reward shops expressed their views on the RuneScape Forums. There was no warning about the exact time of event ending or that the reward shops would close immediately. Other events allowed an NPC which would remain a week to redeem rewards.

Mod Jam apologised for the way the Ticket and Token cleanup was handled and that Jagex will discuss ways to avoid these issues in future events.[4]

Music unlocked[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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!
  • hotfix 12 June 2017 (Update):
    • Players are now able to complete any remaining fayre fortunes that were previously incompletable due to the Fayre ending.
  • hotfix 4 May 2017 (Update):.
    • Happy hour is now automated. Menowin no longer requires JMod approval.
  • patch 2 May 2017 (Update):
    • A number of spelling errors within the Spring Fayre have been fixed.
    • The music track 'Fun of the Fayre' now correctly unlocks while music shuffle is enabled.
    • Ironmen can now access the chinchompa map store and buy outfit pieces with Spring Fayre tickets.
    • Anagogic orts no longer drop while riding the Bucking Baroo at the Spring Fayre.
    • Players can no longer obstruct pickaxe wanging at the Spring Fayre.
  • hotfix 27 April 2017 (Update):
    • Further changes to prevent players from skipping through the pickaxe wanging animation and achieving a higher XP rate than intended.
    • Fayre title now unlocks if the festive eggs are the last requirement met.
  • hotfix 26 April 2017 (Update):
    • Prevented players from skipping through the pickaxe wanging animation and achieving a higher XP rate than intended.
  • hotfix 25 April 2017 (Update):
    • Players will now gain 6 tickets per ticket drop while using Fayre attractions. During Happy Hour all free attractions will give 1 ticket per drop.
  • hotfix 24 April 2017 (Update):
    • Players can now correctly hand in scavenger lists consisting of 5 items.
    • Script error no longer occurs when using the wanging and test of strength attractions.
    • Ironmen can no longer buy Fayre tokens with RuneCoins.
    • No longer receive an error when talking to Trixie without an active list.
    • Zoltan Mis-fortune 3/17 has been reworked.
    • Players who did not participate in the Fayer Build-up but have leftover tools will now be able to turn them in for a small amount of xp.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Saradominist preacher was relocated south of the Lumbridge castle west gatehouse (back entrance) for the event.
  • Due to players originally being able to skip the animation for the pickaxe wanging activity, which allowed them to earn a very high amount of Mining experience and tickets by increasing the amount of actions that can be performed over a tick, a hotfix was released on 26 April 2017 to stop this.[5]
  • On 26 April 2017, the happy hour bonuses were accidentally activated an hour before the scheduled time, so Jagex made it last the full two hours instead.[6]
  • Participating in the activities could still drop strange rocks and anagogic orts, among various other items that can be obtained through skilling. Manifested knowledge could also spawn when wearing the correct items. However, skilling pets could not be obtained (similar to protean items).
  • As 1 May 2017 was a bank holiday in the UK, only one Happy Hour occurred that day, between 19:00-20:00 Game Time on the designated English worlds.
  • Despite coinciding with a Double XP Weekend, experience gained at the Spring Fayre was not affected by it.[7]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Sayln. Spring Fayre Extension. 15 May 2017. (Archived from the original on 2017-05-15.)
  2. ^ a b Mod Kalaya. PSA: Spring Fayre Happy Hours now automated. 4 May 2017. (Archived from the original on 2017-05-04.)
  3. ^ Mod Sayln. The Spring Fayre - Changes coming today. 25 April 2017. (Archived from the original on 2017-04-26.)
  4. ^ Mod Jam. Spring Fayre Extension. 8 June 2017.*
  5. ^ Mod Shauny. Shaunyowns comments on Moment of silence for Pickaxe Wanging. 26 April 2017. (Archived from the original on 2017-04-26.)
  6. ^ Mod Kalaya. JagexKalaya comments on Its happy hour right now, 1 hour to early :D. 26 April 2017. (Archived from the original on 2017-04-26.)
  7. ^ Mod Sayln. PSA: Spring Fayre will NOT be effected by DXP.. 18 May 2017. (Archived from the original on 2017-05-19.)