Talk:Christmas cracker

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Untitled[edit source]

I've only seen one floating around RS2. Some guy sold it for 750M. Lucky <censored> {{Signatures/Total Rune}}01:30, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Why so much for an item that simply contains a party hat along with some other junk?--Pkthis 01:40, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Because it is so rare. People don't buy them to get a party hat, they buy them to say "look, I have an item that is really rare". Tesfan 01:42, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Diminishing importance of rare items?[edit source]

It is stated here in the article that the cracker and all other rare items (e.g. party hats) are losing their value because ppl no longer want to buy them. I wonder; for what reason ppl gave up trading these items for money (and vice versa)? --Fatman4ever 16:00, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

That never happened. I'm not sure who added in into the article but it was speculation. Woodcutting-icon.pngHyenastetalk 16:24, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

How was it racist? (sorry if i spelled it wrong)[edit source]

At the last sentence of the article is says "xmas crackers have been of subject of racism of the forums" how? i would really like to know... (and no im not a racist if thats what your thinkin)

'Tis a deragatory (sp?) slang term for white people. Don't really know how to put it any other way... May be coloured blue in the near
In G.E. when you buy a party hat or examine a party hat it says "A nice hat from a cracker"... most racism on the forums is just spam. Skull.pngGalanothwolf(talk) 15:01, October 3, 2009 (UTC)

Happy[edit source]

It would be nice when you have 750M, buy a christmas cracker and accidently alch it, then you would lose 749,999,999 coins XD

The prices will then rise again, maybe passing the 800M or even 1B (1000M)

That would be stupid and fun

Buzz (Talk#P ) 14:22, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

destroy... ...drop?[edit source]

Can you destroy Christmas Crackers by dropping them, or will they exist after being dropped?-Omega32 21:21, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

If you drop them, you can still pick them up. --NakaXeta 01:35, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Although like any other item with this new trade limit bs, since it is worth over 3k it will not show up for anyone other than the dropper Revenant-Drag.png MonsterMan RS Name theskk 2 Quest point cape.png 02:56, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Ok, thanks-Omega32

The Number[edit source]

I heard from several people that there are 29 crackers left. Is this true? Verac's flail.png Lord Rapter Rune full helm (Guthix).png 19:38, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

How could we know? --Andorin (Talk) (Contribs) 19:39, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
There really isn't a way to count how many Christmas crackers are left, only how many people claim to have them. Quest map icon.png Laser Dragon Task map icon.png 19:43, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

Well, back when I started, they were only 45,00 GP, but now millions. I had maybe 100 of them, and sold all but 10, and popped the rest, I got 8 random thing, 3 rune items, bronze thing, and about 5 other things that were worth nothing. But I did get a blue and green partyhat, which I still have. But as to how many left, I don't know, Nobody has bought one for nearly 60 days on the ge. I would say there are few left. I wish I kep one. And partyhats are diminishing too, which is not exactly great for RS.

Blue partyhat.png Cj Pichu Talk Fire cape detail.png 22:09, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

A little confused about the wording here...[edit source]

I quote: "when a player uses the cracker on another player, the player who pulled it gets the reward." the part im stuck on is, is the player who pulled the origional owner and what counts as the reward? the partyhat or the rune item? sorry to bother :/ Super adm 16:06, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

One player will get a Party hat and the other player will get a piece of loot, such as a rune platebody. Karlis (talk) (contribs) 16:11, 11 July 2008 (UTC)
Actually, whoever gets the P-Hat is random. I've tested this (as I was around when they were dropped). Daedryon 16:49, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

sorry neither solve my problem, im asking what is the quote refering to as the "reward", and who is it refering to as "who pulled it" sorry to bother...again :S Super adm 17:10, 11 July 2008 (UTC) The original owner is the puller,but I think that quote is quite wrong as the "real award"(phat)is quite randomly given.

Randomly?[edit source]

Could one person get more than one christmas cracker on the day it was dropped?

Yes. You could obtain several and some players even made phats in sets of 10, 20, 30, etc. and later droped them because they took up bank space.

please answer this question...[edit source]

will they be dropped every year. i hope so whos with me... fadalisdestroyer 12:10, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

They will not be dropped again, I think. But someone with more experience might know better than I. Lia§lyliaison 12:18, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
They won't be dropped again, and I hope they won't be. Because, if they are dropped again, the Christmas Cracker will become almost worthless because there are so many of them. That and the party hats. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 13:18, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

After 25 December[edit source]

Did all the remaining christmas crackers on the ground disappear after 25 December, or did they remain until they were all picked up? White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 14:12, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

No longer able to use on other players?[edit source]

I've heard that Jagex has removed the ability to use the crackers on other people, seeing it as a way to transfer gold. Validity? 25 August 2009

I highly doubt anyone can use a Christmas cracker to transfer gold, the amount left is so low and it's nearly impossible to get one unless you were a long-time veteran and i don't think anyone would break the rules after playing it for a couple of years.
Crackers can still be cracked, but the owner of the cracker now gets both items from the cracker 100% of the time (this can be seen in the video linked to in the main article - the owner got both items out of the cracker). ~Blooblyblobl

sorry to say but after 26th of december at 4:30 in the morining they would no longer be avalable, if they are not picked up then they disapear. and people just want christmas crackes either to have a rare item or to try and get a few couple of million dollars. so if you do end up getting one it would mean they are probubly worthless. so just forget about getting christmas crackers and just stick with other stuff

hope this helps


Wizard Crackers[edit source]

The section saying the Christmas cracker bears a striking resemblance to Wizard crackers is somewhat incorrect. Christmas Crackers are a traditional British thingy, which contain a small novelty gift, usually a very bad joke, and dun dun dun! a party hat. A flimsy paper one, no less! So while they are similar to Wizard Crackers, it's not in a remarkable or striking way, as much as they are based on the same thing, namely, christmas crackers, J K Rowling did not invent the concept and have it sneakily yoinked by Jagex.

They have christmas crackers in the united states too. they just arent popular but i have seen them in stores

and they have tissue paper party hats in them and little toys lmao Ranged cape.png Sir erik54 Talk Rune crossbow.png 03:24, October 3, 2009 (UTC)

Yet more wording issues[edit source]

Christmas crackers were considered junk, and could not be sold in the Grand Exchange (and could be bought instantly for the minimum price)

Is it just me or does this not make sense ? They couldn't be sold on the GE, however they could be bought instantly for min ? Veritas vos Liberabit 19:05, January 10, 2010 (UTC)

This makes perfect sense. They could not be sold in the GE as there were many people selling for minimum and it was extremely rare for someone to buy one. In the extremely rare case that someone would buy one, it would of course be bought instantly for min. Although this means that a few people did sell their crackers for minimum to the extremely rare buyers, the fact that the buyers were so rare, plus the existence of the priority system in the Grand Exchange, made it impossible for someone to sell a cracker in the GE except for the first few offers that had been placed in. If there was no priority system then anyone could have sold a cracker in the GE if they were EXTREMELY lucky but the priority system (and almost nonexistent GE updates to the price) made it literally impossible for everyone except the first few to sell crackers in the GE.Ur 03:24, January 27, 2010 (UTC)

Most expensive item[edit source]

{{Rfc}} Would there be any way to get a bot to go to the Grand Exchange Database in RuneScape and find the top most expensive items in the game? It could be used for a Most expensive item page. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 01:52, January 13, 2010 (UTC)

Yes, it would be relatively simple to program a bot in such a manner, but I don't know if a most expensive items page is really necessary. LUPIVBucket detail.pngrwojy 02:06, January 13, 2010 (UTC)
It would be interesting. We have Template:Succession anyway. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 20:24, January 15, 2010 (UTC)
We also have Strongest monster. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 01:54, January 27, 2010 (UTC)
You don't need a bot to do that, it is quite simple to do without one.Hunter cape (t).png Sentra246Blue hallowe'en mask.png 12:48, June 13, 2010 (UTC)

I think it would be interesting to have a page that lists the top ten (or so) most expensive items. Air rune.png Tollerach hates SoF Fire rune.png 23:37, February 4, 2010 (UTC)

Number left in existance[edit source]

I removed the line saying "There are currently 13 Christmas crackers left in the game, as confirmed by Mod Ash", which had a 'source needed' tag. Considering this is almost certainly far less than the number that do exist, and the fact that this item is probably the most high-profile item in existance, claims like that shouldn't be made unless you actually have a source to back it up. Damnads 21:41, March 26, 2010 (UTC)

Another Record...[edit source]

As well as being the most expensive item in Runescape, it also holds the record for "Least Profitable Item to High Alch", as you would lose over 700m for every single one, not to mention the fact that you'd probably use all of the ones left in the game before you gained many Magic levels...

There are currently 8 left in the game.

Where did you get that number? ʞooɔ 00:57, December 21, 2010 (UTC)

Preceeded AND succeeded by the Blue Partyhat? SephorixTH 11:43, February 19, 2011 (UTC)

Brown partyhat[edit source]

Mod Ninja said in cc today that there is 1/15000 chance to get Brown partyhat from pulling the cracker.

1 no he didn't

2 no you can't

3 stop lying and at least sign your commants Ulmuchiha 05:35, June 9, 2011 (UTC)

i am sorry but every 1 who said how many christmas crackers are left is wrong i used to work at jagex i was vary close to mod. but then i had a child so i had to quit this job to become a fulltime husband. i colected vary many christmas ckrackers while i worked ther that night almost a million but i now only have about 50 i plan to put 1 in random party room chestes and sell them on the ge i hope you all keep playing runescape and if you get lucky maybe you will find one of my christmas crackersBrockman411 03:17, September 3, 2011 (UTC)petter fluago

So let me get this straight, you werent EVEN a mod, yet you brought almost a million new crackers in? I doubt it. 20080201180922!Purple_partyhat.png Hunter103 Talk My weapon of choice, only after a zamorak godsword. 03:21, September 3, 2011 (UTC)

^yea i did foo. wat u dnt blieve me/??

Sample Size of 2218[edit source]

How in god's name could anyone have tested 2218 christmas crackers? kitty.pngPsycho Robot talkSilver bar.png 01:16, November 29, 2012 (UTC)

During the combat beta. People were able to duplicate items by dropping them then reimporting their livegame data. Some people did it a ton of times and then opened a couple thousand. MolMan 01:24, November 29, 2012 (UTC)

Banned players[edit source]

I removed "(In which case the cracker is automatically put in to GE at market value.)" since no source was given. I believe this is based on Mod Mark's unscripted reply that if someone were banned with "a lot" of rares, they might be reintroduced, possibly through the GE. Rich Farmbrough, 18:49 2 December 2013 (UTC).

Banned players[edit source]

I removed "(In which case the cracker is automatically put in to GE at market value.)" since no source was given. I believe this is based on Mod Mark's unscripted reply that if someone were banned with "a lot" of rares, they might be reintroduced, possibly through the GE. Rich Farmbrough, 18:49 2 December 2013 (UTC).

Lobsters?[edit source]

A lot of things appear to have been replaced with the word lobster, I don't know what they said originally so I can't fix it.

Will.gidley (talk) 04:03, January 9, 2014 (UTC)