Talk:Air talisman

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Talisman Release Date?[edit source]

I noticed that all talismans have their release date as 1 December 2003, the launch of RS2 Beta.  However, I remember that Runecrafting wasn't added onto the stats tab during the beta; it was added with the official release of RS2 on 29 March 2004.  Does anyone know if talismans were a monster drop during the beta, even though RC didn't exist?  Or is the date wrong?  Alder Dryad (talk) 01:03, December 31, 2015 (UTC)

Hi -- it's quite possible (perhaps likely) that the release date of the air talisman is incorrect. In a lot of cases it's not clear what the precise release date for beta items is, so we stuck with the earliest possible one. However, I believe Runecrafting was added to the stats tab in December or January, not March: Update:More_RS2_Updates from January makes reference to fixing the icon in the stats tab, and this video, claimed to be from January 2004, shows the icon. Any ideas? ʞooɔ 01:07, December 31, 2015 (UTC)
Good catch - I wasn't aware that Runecrafting existed in the Beta, but it does look like it was added early.  I suppose it's hard to say: it's entirely possible that talismans were around before Runecrafting was added to the stats tab.  It may also be the case that pictures showing the stats tab without Runecrafting were previews screenshots taken by Andrew before the beta was actually released (unless there exist screenshots suggesting otherwise).  Perhaps the Stats page gallery needs an update?  Since the first mention of Runecrafting in the updates is in the one you mentioned, it seems like it may have actually been there all along, in which case 1 December 2003 is indeed the correct date.  Alder Dryad (talk) 00:53, January 2, 2016 (UTC)
Update:RS2_Combat_system_explained also talks about the Runecrafting skill and says "In addition we are going to be adding a new skill, Runecrafting, which will allow players to craft their own Runes! Not much information is available at the moment, but be assured that the skill is in the beta." This makes me think that Runecrafting was there from the very beginning, and the release dates are correct. Also note Update:More RS2 Quests + Fixes which talks about adding high-level talismans. ʞooɔ 01:34, January 2, 2016 (UTC)