Talk:List of quests by release date

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Reverse chronological order[edit source]

Maybe this should redirect to "list of quests in chronological release order"? It's a bit of a mouthful, so a shorter name would be good, but I have always wanted to know the release order of some earlier quests, and the page would still maintain the use it has now. :) JalYt-Xil-Vimescarrot 22:12, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Switch it to list of quests by date of release or LOQBDOR for short ;). --Whiplash 22:36, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Keep it in reverse chronological order as that would be the most useful. I'm always looking up a recent quest and keeping it at the top would be better. Chrislee33 22:53, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

There are only 117 quests in total. --Whiplash 23:08, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Underground pass[edit source]

Yes, it is listed twice!. There are 2 update links and i'm not sure which is correct. Chrislee33 02:35, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

The earlier version is for RS classic, the later version for the new current RS. Chrislee33 03:38, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Undated quests[edit source]

I've added members' and free quests which do not have dates near the bottom of the article page. Need help tracking dates if possible. Chrislee33 07:12, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

Witch's House[edit source]

I'm sure this came out with the other original classic members quests. It's the first members quest listed on the ingame quest journal on RS Classic, which is in chronological order. It did not come out after legends - that was Rune Mysteries. Dtm142 00:30, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

  • Switched the 2 quests. Can someone with RS classic list the order of the quest in the journal? thanks Chrislee33 01:28, 4 February 2007 (UTC)
  • Reviewed RSC quest journal. only 17 free quests and 50 total quests. Rune mysteries only free quest after RS2- no date yet. Chrislee33 07:46, 4 February 2007 (UTC)
    • found date for rune mysteries. "quest guide was entered into the database on Mon, Dec 01, 2003," [1]- Chrislee33 08:05, 4 February 2007 (UTC)
      • I am 100% positive that it was released with RS2 beta, as you said. Dtm142 20:43, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

Grand Tree - December 12th 2002[edit source]

The quest is listed to have come out in 2003, while it really was released on December 12th with the agility skill. See this article. Dtm142 22:20, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

  • thanks, correction made. Chrislee33 23:42, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

Feb 26 Recent edit reverted[edit source]

Table is in reverse chronological order because most people want to know more about recent quests then older quests -- what was the name of that quest that came out recently?, when did it come out?, what was that quest that came out before/after that other recent quest? .... Therefore, the table headings (timeline dates) that appear further down the table should be read in a down to up order. The 51st quest Rune Mysteries of Dec 1 should appear above the timeline date heading RuneScape 2 beta released December 1, 2003 instead of below the heading. Chrislee33 07:03, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

27th or 28th of February?[edit source]

Druidic Ritual, as well as all the quests listed in this list as 27 Feb are each respectively listed as 28 Feb in their respective articles. Which was it?

I'm curious because it was obviously the introduction of the new herblaw skill at the time. ~kytti khat 17:10, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

I'm going to assume that Vimescarrot was off by 1 on the date as i spotted all the quest articles of the date in question were all updated on 8 January 2008. ~kytti khat 01:08, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

release dates[edit source]

how do quests 1-7 pre-date the release of runescape?Reddo 06:20, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

I dunno. My theory is the quests existed in DeviousMUD, the forerunner to RuneScape, which was created in 1998 by Andrew Gower. The game was never publicly released.   az talk   13:30, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
"When RuneScape went into alpha testing March 2000, I and a few others from that games site alpha tested it. At that time we all had the option to write some quests, only the chat and invent people, invent objects etc, Andrew and his team of brothers then added the graphics and drew the items. so the chat, story, etc in RuneScript. I wrote Romeo and Juliet, simple first quest to try and get to grips with the code, and make it a story for all players, not just certain level ones." - Rab / Rob Law / Moderator, 18th of June 2003. I don't know where the December 1st 2000 thing comes from, tho. --RS Ren 22:26, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
The December 1st, 2000 date for Romeo & Juliet comes from the Internet Archives copy of the Runescape promo page when it was still in Alpha testing. I just added the information as an antique update message from Jagex that gives the exact quote from what I think was Andrew Gower himself, back when Jagex was just a handful of employees. That is a fun source of information, which needs to be mined for some of the early history of the game as well. There are a couple of other "updates" that I think could be extracted from the same source, but alas there isn't anything more detailed about when other quests were created. Romeo & Juliet is the first quest with a specific date for when it was released. --

Adding Quest Difficulty to This List[edit source]

I'm compiling some information about JaGeX update qualities over time and it won't be much extra effort in my part to add a quest difficulty column to this page (easy, medium, grandmaster, etc). Considering this page is made for people who has historical interest of RuneScape's development, I think it'll be a nice addition to this page.

Any objections? Primadog 01:37, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Great idea, go ahead. My proudest achievement Juliusc01Talk Click here if you think this wiki is obsessed with bunniesN W A  F T W 01:39, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
Oppose - Adding a difficulty column is unnecessary. People can just click on the quest page to know more.   az talk   10:44, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
Added the difficulty column, hopefully it's not too invasive. I do think our current icon system for difficulty is not intuitive. The color dots do not correlate with anything from the game and it's not obvious what color corresponds to which difficulty. Perhaps we can replace them with a resized ones from here ? Primadog 07:35, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

Upcoming quests[edit source]

The upcoming quests section at the top mentions an upcoming Mahjarrat quest. The Temple of Sennisten is it, according to the news post. I'd edit the section myself, but I'm not quite sure how I'd word it. --Jimfromtx 17:59, December 3, 2009 (UTC)

Earliest quests[edit source]

I'm not really sure why we have Romeo and Juliet as being released in December of 2000. The game wasn't even released until January 2001. ʞooɔ 18:47, June 22, 2010 (UTC)

That's why I put a question mark as my summary for editing. Coelacanth0794 18:53, June 22, 2010 (UTC)

mistake erasing witch's potion and sheep shearer[edit source]

Erasing those made the quest order messed up. RfD is no longer 100th, The Chosen Commander is no longer 150, etc...Balance iz powa!4ndrepd TalkContribsStupid monkeys actually have a use...Jump to the God Wars II! 11:33, June 30, 2010 (UTC)

mistake erasing witch's potion and sheep shearer[edit source]

Erasing those made the quest order messed up. RfD is no longer 100th, The Chosen Commander is no longer 150, etc...Balance iz powa!4ndrepd TalkContribsStupid monkeys actually have a use...Jump to the God Wars II! 11:33, June 30, 2010 (UTC)

Two quest count columns[edit source]

I propose there be two columns to count the number of quests. Column one would count the actual amount of amount of quests in the game currently. The second column would take into account the removed quests. This doesn't seem to be a big priority but this would show Recipe for Disaster at its intended spot. What say you.--Sceptileus 11:55, September 25, 2010 (UTC)

Problem?[edit source]

There seems to be a problem with the total quest points possible for each quest

Im not sure what is right but I am sure it is wrong because of this:

when the blood pact came out there was a possible of 300 not 298

when wgs came out there was a total possible of 270 not 268

gunnars ground did not add any quest points

Removal of messy columns[edit source]

I intend removing:

  • Quest #
  • Total QP Possible

as these are:

  • messed up
  • difficult to maintain
  • don't provide useful information

Leave feedback here, or on my talk page if you have a different opinion. I'll probably wait at least 1 week. --   For Camelot!  Zang! talk  My health! 15:02, December 6, 2012 (UTC)

Quest Order #[edit source]

We need a little consistency to the order ...

Shouldn't the quest order number be updated to reflect all quests that have been removed and replaced?

Currently the list shows 196, but that number excludes several removed items such as the 2 tutorial 'quests', a few of the first reworked quests, and the demoted Sheep Shearer and Witch Potion, yet the latest reowrked quests are struck thru but still counted ...Deltaslug (talk) 17:25, February 8, 2013 (UTC)

I feel we should go back to the old numbering since that was clearly the correct numbering as recipe for disaster was the hundredth quest and the chosen commander the 150th ecetera. Now the 200th quest will be the 190th on the wiki and it'll look even stupider if the update is called 200th quest or something like the recipe for disaster update. 04ismailjj6 (talk) 19:50, March 12, 2013 (UTC)
I agree, I had fixed this but someone reverted that. This page is about quests released, not quests ingame. The number is not supposed to reflect the amount of quests currently ingame. And I have another argument to support this case. If we include Learning the Ropes and Unstable Foundations, which we previously did not, then The World Wakes is the 200th quest, and it is sufficiently epic to assume that is what Jagex intended. Talk to meTHARKONMy adventurer's log 03:00, March 22, 2013 (UTC)
The removed quests are struck trough only for extra convenience since it has no detrimental effect on the functioning of this page. Removed quests are still quests though, they still have articles on this wiki and are a very real part of RuneScape's history. It is simply nonsensical to list them and not number them. And it seems we all agree that they should be listed. Talk to meTHARKONMy adventurer's log 04:50, March 23, 2013 (UTC)
By the way, there is already another page that lists all quests currently in the game, rather than all quests released. It is found here: List of quests/All. Talk to meTHARKONMy adventurer's log 05:00, March 23, 2013 (UTC)
This page is for total quest count and quest release order and dates, not their number at release. While RfD was number 100 at release, TWW was definitely not 200, hence the notice. Please read the outcome of the recently closed YG thread, thank you. Caek. User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 07:29, March 23, 2013 (UTC)
Explain why TWW is not 200, other than it possibly being 198? And not sure what you mean by number at release, the quests do not have an inherent number, the numbers on this page are merely to easily count how many entries are on this page, and I doubt anyone would disagree that there are 200 entries (other than the first 6 quests possibly being a single entry). And it's pointless to keep mentioning the Yew Grove without mentioning which thread and linking there. Why wasn't that discussed on this talk page anyway, that's what it's for. Talk to meTHARKONMy adventurer's log 04:38, March 24, 2013 (UTC)
TWW is 188 because it's the 188th quest release to date. Things like Prince Ali Rescue or Druidic Ritual (old) should not have a number because they don't exist. Again, this article is NOT for what number a quest was at release - individual quest pages have that. This page is for total quest count (which is 188) and the order of release. Also, Forum:Remove 'quest order' from list of quests. The quest numbers on this page are not supposed to show which the number the quest was at release (RfD - 100), but the total number of quest and the order of release (RfD - 91, since 9 quests before RfD no longer exist). User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 07:30, March 24, 2013 (UTC)

What if we included both numbers? One column for release order number, and one for quest number? That is a good compromise, I think.   az talk   13:17, March 24, 2013 (UTC)

Sounds good to me. User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 14:31, March 24, 2013 (UTC)
Could work, although I have to point out there is already another page that lists all quests currently ingame. Or rather it should list all of them, it is currently missing some. Talk to meTHARKONMy adventurer's log 01:05, March 25, 2013 (UTC)
What would the new column represent though? Total amount of quests ingame if no quests would have been released after this quest? Talk to meTHARKONMy adventurer's log 01:35, March 25, 2013 (UTC)
I feel that since the title of the page is "List of quest release dates", it should first be a list of dates on which quests were released , and a list of currently existing quests second. This would necessarily give each quest the number it had on its release day, and include removed quests and their reworks seperately. Footnotes could be used to denote content which no longer exists as a quest. Quorzonix (talk) 10:16, April 6, 2013 (UTC)

Love Story + Quiet Before the Swarm?[edit source]

What's going on with the numbering of these 2 quests? They've both got 2 numbers next to them, both of which are assigned to other quests in the list. Can someone clarify this or explain what's going on? It;s really confusing. 04ismailjj6 (talk) 07:56, July 4, 2013 (UTC)

It's to make the chronology work, because Sheep Shearer and Witch's Potion were removed and not reworked. User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 09:30, July 4, 2013 (UTC)

Max QP column is full of errors[edit source]

The "max quest points" column has tons of errors. For instance, it says that the maximum available quest points when While Guthix Sleeps was released was 268, when starting the quest requires 270 quest points. Could someone look into this? 19:16, October 7, 2013 (UTC)

Might be because the Sheep Shearer and Witch's Potion columns no longer count any QP. Also, Elemental Workshop I's entry is funny. Id dictum, I'm fairly sure you are correct: as far as I know, WGS still requires 270 QP... User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 19:26, October 7, 2013 (UTC)
Fact remains that when WGS was released the Max QP was 270, regardless of whether or not Sheep Shearer and Witch's Potion later got their quest points removed. The removal of those quest points should be added on a separate line with a later date. I have tried to fix this page several times but all my edits keep getting undone because people refuse to acknowledge that quests that have been removed have been released (it would be hard to remove a quest that has not been released), so I am keeping my hands off it. Talk to meTHARKONMy adventurer's log 00:30, October 9, 2013 (UTC)

Lost City Quest Date Is Incorrect[edit source]

The Lost City Quest was not released along with members in Feb 2002. We were still within the "Age of Rune" with Rune items still being supreme. Bluerose22x had only reached 99 smithing in Jan 2002. I (Musashi 22) reached 99 smithing in May 2002 and became one of the first smiths to mass produce Rune 2hs, Helms, Kite shields, and Plate Legs for the masses wanting the best items in the game. Dragon items had not even been invented before I became 99 smithing, nor for a long time afterwards. If they had existed none of us would have pushed so hard for 99 smithing to begin with.

Dragon Medium Helms (Dropped by the King Black Dragon) were the first dragon items introduced into the game followed quickly by Dragon Long swords available after completing the Lost City quest. I would suggest Feb 2003 as being the correct date for this quest being introduced into the game. 13:48, October 19, 2013 (UTC)  Musashi22  - Oct 2013

Developer[edit source]

The future quest table has a parameter for developers. Would the quest release table itself benefit from such a parameter as well? The width of the update one can be reduced without problems so there is space. User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 11:18, April 30, 2014 (UTC)

Upcoming quests[edit source]

The Upcoming quests section is horribly, horribly sorted, phrased, and links to a bunch of dead ends. There have been multiple quest ideas pitched but the "Power to the Players" poll pages on the wiki have not been updated, and therefore, much of the information is now lacking and not up to date.

One immediate problem is that the vote for which Elder Gods quest has ended and the result announced (I believe it's the researching more information option). Because of outdated information, it makes Plague's End the only viable option to keep in this section, because this page is not showing the most current information.

As such, I have removed all of the upcoming quests from the section, excluding Plague's End. The Upcoming quests section, as it was, has been copied directly into this section, along with the references, either for myself or someone else to work on. If you disagree with my decision, feel free to revert it, but there is a necessity for a lot of fact finding and updating wiki information before everything should go back.

Overall, there are general wording problems, or just awkward phrasings. I have included the references as well. Salamence45 (talk) 05:27, June 16, 2014 (UTC)

Unreleased quests
Quest(s) Series Developer ETA Other information
Rite of Passage[1] Signature Heroes Mod Raven Intermediate quest involving Abbinah and Linza. In April, it was polled against the other Sixth-Age quests that won the March Quest Poll. However, it lost to the Elder God option.[2]
Plague's End[3] Elf series Mod John A August/September Grandmaster elf series finale granting access to Prifddinas.[4] Will be released before Prifddinas is opened.
Elemental Workshop V[5] Elemental Workshop series Mod Doctor Lost in the March Quest Poll to a Sixth-Age quest.[6]
At least two Myreque series Mod Ana 2015 Mod Osborne says it will not be released 2014.[7]
At least one[8] Penguin series Mod Raven The quest will involve the Motherland. Lost in the March Quest Poll to a Sixth-Age quest.[6]
At least one Signature Heroes The sequel of The Death of Chivalry. In April, it was polled against the other Sixth-Age quests that won the March Quest Poll. However, it lost to the Elder God option.[2]
At least two Pirate series Mod Liono Lost in the March Quest Poll to a Sixth-Age quest.[6]
One final quest[9] Gnome series Mod Maylea A master quest that will grant access to Arposandra. Lost in the March Quest Poll to a Sixth-Age quest.[6]
At least one[10] God series A quest involving Zamorak, aimed for 2014.[7]
Two or three[11][12] Desert series Mod Rowley Quests set in the Fifth Age that will resolve Het, Crondis and Amascut storylines and will feature Ozan. Menaphos is aimed to be involved in the finale. Lost in the March Quest Poll to a Sixth-Age quest.[6]
Tuska God series In April, it was polled against the other Sixth-Age quests that won the March Quest Poll. However, it lost to the Elder God option.[2]
At least one Elder God series October[13] In April, it was polled against the other Sixth-Age quests that won the March Quest Poll and won.[2]
At least one Dragonkin series In April, it was polled against the other Sixth-Age quests that won the March Quest Poll. However, it lost to the Elder God option.[2]

References[edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Above the Lore - episode 11: Rite of Passage Mod Raven Above the Lore podcast, 4 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e Jagex. "Future Quest - The Follow-Up". April 2014. RuneScape Polls.
  3. ^ Mod Balance. "Q&A - Elf City - Responses." 13 January 2013. Power to the Players Forums.
  4. ^ Mod John A. "Elf Quest: What do you want?." 25 February 2014. New Game Content - Suggestions Forums.
  5. ^ Q&A: March VIP Answers (blog).*
  6. ^ a b c d e Jagex. "Future Quest". 14 March 2014. RuneScape Polls.
  7. ^ a b Jagex. Future Quest Mod Osborne Pollcast podcast, 12 March 2014.
  8. ^ RuneScape BTS 12: Some Like it Cold! (YouTube video).*
  9. ^ RuneScape BTS 49: You choose the content! (YouTube video).*
  10. ^ Q&A: March VIP Answers (blog).*
  11. ^ Mod Rowley's Twitter account (tweet).*
  12. ^ Q&A: March VIP Answers (blog).*
  13. ^ Jagex. Future Quest Mod Osborne Pollcast podcast, 12 March 2014.
Please do not edit other people's comments. IP83.101.44.209 (talk) 05:29, June 16, 2014 (UTC)
I have gone ahead and readded the previous quests back in, rewording things to be consistant, less grammatically awkward, and overall better flowing. I also tried to clarify which quests were in which poll by changing the order, as the wiki is lacking updated information on the Power to the Player polls since April. Salamence45 (talk) 06:36, June 16, 2014 (UTC)

The Light Within[edit source]

Dunno how to do it but it needs to be added

Arctucrus (talk) 13:24, August 24, 2015 (UTC)

Untitled[edit source]

Ayy, this page is fucked up and i cant see what the next quest is  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) on 03:11, 27 April 2016.

Yeah, someone broke the page, it's fixed now. :) Farming-icon.png Salix of Prifddinas (Talk) Prifddinas lodestone icon.png 03:24, April 27, 2016 (UTC)

Miniquests?[edit source]

I feel it would be useful to have a list of Miniquest release dates as well. Should it be added as a separate table on this article, or make a new article? Opalhat (talk) 07:29, May 12, 2018 (UTC)

Go ahead with a new article. ʞooɔ 09:04, May 12, 2018 (UTC)