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Popular categories

Shouldn't we be using categories from [[Special:Mostpopularcategories]] or Special:MostLinkedCategories?   az talk   19:18, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Who wrote...?

"You might be a king or a little street sweeper, but sooner or later you dance with the reaper..."

Horray for a fellow B&T fan ^_^ --Gold ore.png Mercifull UK serv.svg (Talk) 15:56, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Jagex wrote it in their News section.   az talk   15:34, 16 November 2008 (UTC)


It would be very nice if there were a minigames link in the left navbar. --Signatures/Zblessed 10:11AM, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

There is a link to Minigames in the right navbar.   az talk   15:34, 16 November 2008 (UTC)
It would be much more obvious if it were on the left, given that along with Skills, minigames are a major element of the game. Just my two cents. --z
Um, I'm was talking about the Monobook skin. Which skin are you referring to?   az talk   17:01, 16 November 2008 (UTC)
I've added more navigation options to the Monaco sidebar ([[MediaWiki:Monaco-sidebar]]). Is that what you meant?--Richardtalk 18:16, 16 November 2008 (UTC)
To be honest, I have no clue...I just take the default that the site gives. --Ztalk
Ah, that looks much better, tyvm! --Ztalk

new news

stuff about funorb is on the website news now, better add it on. my school blocks runescape so i cant copy da info Explorer's ring 3.pngBtzkillerv has entered the building! Cape (blue).png 11:08, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

How we could make website better?

I think we need some java calculators like other fansites, as people have to go over to or sal's realm when they want to know how many bones to bury to get to 50 prayer or so. Ippy97 15:33, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Use Template:Items Needed to calculate "how many bones to bury to get to 50 prayer".   az talk   08:20, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

I think we should update the main page articale. its been over a month.  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mgs Cell (talk).

Hmm... what exactly do we need to update?   az talk   08:52, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
Here's an idea, making a separate "Training" section under the "Skills" tab on the main page. If you don't understand what I'm saying, here's an explanation. If you mouse over the "Skills" tab on the left side of any page in the RS wiki, it comes up with "Members", and "Free to play".
They should add another tab there labeled "Training", if you mouse over this, it will pop up with a list of all the skills, then if you click on one of the skills, it will take you to another page specifically about training a certain skill.
This would take some of the stress of of some of the larger guides, and let us expand the training guides of the smaller skills (that we dont already have huge training sections on the skill guide). They also already have a separate Slayer training guide, that was split from the regular skill guide because it was so gigantic.
the number of animations (advertisements and otherwise) can slow down computers if multiple windows are open. Anything that reduces the number of animations playing, or the processing power they take would be nice. Since I last checked this site has otherwise improved greatly.
Its just my opinion that we should do what wiki suggests to do first... like cleaning up articles and/or enhancing the contents... Its just my Opinion though >_< --(GuardianAngel 05:18, 9 August 2009 (UTC))

There are lots of ways to make this site better. I have a couple. Well for starters I think the site should be made more readable like in all the posts everyone types alot of random stuff like lol, brb, ty, yw. Not everyone knows what these mean. I know what they mean but not every one does. When I first got to this it was and still is confusing to find what your looking for. I didn't take me that long to find this I already knew how actually I just forgot. It should be more organized. Another thing is that I noticed people can say pretty much whatever they want. One last thing is that the background of the website wich could be the reason why it's confusing. It's not very inviting give it a little or a lot would be better of pizzaz!


There's a new runescape wikia called or see here. --Africa South 07:37, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

I fixed the url; Wikia wikis do not have "www" in them; I'll update the interwikis soon as they won't work right now due to them not active yet.--Richardtalk 23:00, 10 December 2008 (UTC)
I see that the languages are in alphabetical order, can we put afrikaans first then? --Africa South 11:27, 13 December 2008 (UTC)
I put the Chinese and Russian wikis first because their writing doesn't really use characters used in the English language, though Afrikaans comes immediately after them if that helps.--Richardtalk 17:33, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Update 13:28, 11 December 2008 (UTC) I Think the main page could use a nice background and more articles and a section on the most visited sections. I also think there should be a better quest guide that is more easy to search through. Also the main page could use a new design and better Images be put on it.

Uotm December 2008

As i am User of the Month December 2008 i wish every wikian, runescape player and every single human on this planet a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!! Buzz (Talk#P ) 18:40, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Lol, Thanks Wintumber tree.png C0ngratz406 (talk) Santa hat detail.png 18:42, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Christmas countdown

am i allowed to put christmas countdown? Australia serv.svgJapol1Australia serv.svg Talk | Sign Here 07:40, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Nope, Hurston left a message on your talk page about it. Wintumber tree.png C0ngratz406 (talk) Santa hat detail.png 10:53, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

Distractions + Diversions link

Can someone change the link Distractions and Diversions to Distractions and diversions locations instead? I'm sure most people who click that link would want to see the current locations rather than a short article about the feature itself. Luckytoilet 17:09, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Done.--Richardtalk 20:36, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

random images on mainpage

I'm trying to create something similar to the Maincomplete template with random images for a different wiki, however it keeps getting cached, so it's always the same images, I was wondering how this is avoided, thanks Reddo 19:53, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Announcement area

I was thinking of a announcement table so yuou can say stuff like User212 has been sysopped or User736 has made a new WikiGuild project. I'm not sure on doing it myself, so does anyone wanna help? Guthix symbol.png Theg721chatAudio Me! I feel the power.

Like here? Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 20:02, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Nice! Guthix symbol.png Theg721chatAudio Me! I feel the power.

Main Page Problem

Ok, I made this vid to show you guys what is wrong with the main page (for me at least). Note: I have tried both my Mac and PC and both Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers. You can find my vid here. Can anyone help me with this problem? This just started happening in late Nov. for me (I think). --Rollback crown.svg Spencer (Talk | Edits | Contribs) 23:05, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

wikifest timer

Are we allowed to put the timer on the mainpage so people can notice there's a event.

The 2009 Autumn Wikifest is over. We hope you all had fun!

Australia serv.svgJapol1Australia serv.svg Talk | Sign Here 02:13, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

No reason to because it's in the site notice at the very top of the page in bold. Andrew talk 02:25, 10 January 2009 (UTC)


Since when did ads appear and why did they appear? The very first time I went on this wiki there wew no ads but no ads keep appearing.Seamonster73 13:14, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

I see ads =S Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 17:49, 26 January 2009 (UTC)
June 2008ish. See [[w:Forum:Wikia's New Style]].--Richardtalk 00:28, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

i think there shouldnt be adds as they take all day to load Legaking 21:15, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Not our choice, it's wikia. They've been there for over half a year. It's not something we have a say in. The money has to come from somewhere.. Karlis (talk) (contribs) 21:17, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

UotM Error

So I decided to read the main page again to see if there is anything good when all of a sudden, I read that degenret is January's UotM. I thought he was February's own. Morian and C teng were January's UotM. Hope you guys fix this.Santa hat.png Powers38 おはようヾ(´・ω・`) 23:20, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Fixed, thanks :-) Quest map icon.png Laser Dragon Task map icon.png 23:24, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Main page needs updated

The Price checker, Evil Tree, randoms update, and new quest list is out.Seamonster73 11:02, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Main page "News" section has been updated. Try refreshing your browser cache, if you still see the old news.   az talk   11:07, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

so much for 11000 articles.. we have 10099 o.O --File:Red phat chathead.png‎|30px|My hair is ftw ^.^ Noah Talk to meh here <-You should really talk with me..... 11:15, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Wiki Theme Song?

I've made a song for the wiki, shall I put it on the main page? Guthix symbol.png Theg721chatAudio Me! I feel the power.

[[File:Rs wiki song.ogg]]

Nice. Did you compose this yourself?   az talk   11:29, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
Yea. Btw could some one put this on the main page? Read this first mind. Guthix symbol.png Theg721chatAudio Me! I feel the power.
Something like this would require a community decision, we can't just add it. =\ Karlis (talk) (contribs) 18:25, 24 March 2009 (UTC)
1.Why does that have anything to do with RS? 2. How does it have to do with out wiki? 3.Whats the point? 4.How would it be put on the front page (i.e. just saying "this is our wiki's theme song!" seems out of place) --Starfy 17:48, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

Main Page makeover

Ok, simply put, we have too much stuff on the Main Page. It is also very unorganised - for example, User of the Month is on the very bottom! Here's my proposal...

  1. Shorten the "Welcome to Runescape Wiki" Box by removing all the possible languages. Instead, we could only leave the "Other Languages" Link. Same goes to sister-sites.
  2. Featured Image is severely cropping the "featured article" Box. I suggest we merge the two together, with the Featured Image being put in bottom Right Corner, And the Featured Article Taking the Rest of the space. I mean, seriously, featured image doesn't need that much room!
  3. Shorten the "Popular Articles Column. Most of these can already be found in the Bar on the left. These include: Quest Walkthroughs, Genral Guides, Skill guides, lands and cities, polls (as this has been abandoned), Minigames, Treasure Trails, Weapons, Armour, Runes, Items, Discontinued items, Adventurer's tales (Discontinued as well).
  4. Move Featured User to the left, so it isn't the bottom box.

This would, hopefully, shorten and organise the Main Page. Now that's a throwing weapon!Doucher4000******r4000I'll eat you! 14:48, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

But how would people who speak in other languages know what "Other languages" means? I say keep that there. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 15:59, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

I would recommend removing the image in the "Feature article", since we already have a "Featured image". The "Featured user" could be shortened by just mentioning the name of the featured user. Sidebar is only available in Monobook skin, but the "Popular articles" could be reduced in font size.   az talk   16:12, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

This is what i have made with the ideas given:



{{Mainpagemakerover/Article of the month}} {{Mainpagemakeover/User of the month}}

All i got so far Liam - Beta Tester (talk)

-- Ok, simply put, we have too much stuff on the Main Page. It is also very unorganised - for example, User of the Month is on the very bottom! Here's my proposal... Yes, there is too much crap on the main page. However, things like User of the month should be out of the way, dumped right at the bottom, because they're of interest to few people. The front page should be the showcase of the best and most visited information - a lot of people only use fansites for the treasure trails and quests guides - these should be not only on the front page, but "above the fold" - should appear without you having to scroll. Yes, it's in the menus too, but that's irrelevant - a showcase of the best and most looked for information, that's what the front page is about. And Languages should be right up there at the top - If you're a speaker of another language, it's awesome to suddenly see "hey, there's content for me too!". Even if that wiki has sparse content, it's still good - they start contributing over there too. --Eucarya Talk 22:34, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Maincomplete Easter

As it is near easter time and i have made a new template for easter like the halloween and christmas to put on the mainpage which can be found Here And as the mainpage is now protected i cant add it. Please can an admin please put {{Maincomplete easter}} on the mainpage.


Liam - Beta Tester (talk) 17:43, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

I'm having alot of what should be banner ads becoming box ads, interfering with the wiki. Does anyone know what to tell Wikia? Is it a coding error? -- 18:45, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

Please help us!

Hi, I'm from a sister site named the UnRunescape Wiki (one of the sister sites at the top of the page). We offer a parody of all happening in RuneScape- so as long as RuneScape exists, we can't go obsolete. However, there is a lack of editors, so any help from members of this site would be much appreciated. A lot of our old editors had other commitments, so we NEED some new contributors. Please help us, and come and join the Wiki! {{Signatures/Angel 09:54, 12 April 2009 (UTC)


You know guys, you keep saying how we can make the website better. Well if you want to, go ahead, just leave the others out of it. You can edit anything practically on the web-site, so go ahead and make it better.  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Togofizzy (talk).

Thai RS Wiki

I just created Thai RS Wiki with contents translated from here. Please link to [[c:th.runescape|it]] :) --Willwill 09:44, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

New Featured Article

I think we should put Slayer as our next article. Many people like it and should deserve a place in there. Runecrafting.gif Mo 55 55 Talk|Sign 15:16, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

To discuss next month's featured article, see RuneScape:Article of the Month. If you're thinking of nominating it, I'd wait until next month. Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 16:17, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Affiliation with the MechScape Wiki

Hi, I'm Dragongnexus, I come from the MechScape Wiki. MechScape is a game currently under processed and will be released soon made by the same makers of RuneScape, Jagex. MechScape and RuneScape are different games, but they are still related. I have come to ask for permission if you may want to help us build the MechScape Wiki, and also allow us to use some of your content such as policies and important, central content. If you have any questions, please come to our Wiki and post on the Main Page's talk page under the "Affiliation with the RuneScape Wiki" thread. Thank you. Dragongnexus 11:28, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

I'm moving this from "Talk:RuneScape Wiki" to the Yew Grove. That is where we should discuss something like this. C.ChiamTalk 11:29, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Restyling RS News

Check out my sandbox. I restyled the update news on the mainpage there. What do you think? Discuss on the sandbox talk page. Adult chameleon (automatic).png Anurin Talk · Sign! . 14:55, 9 May 2009 (UTC) Nvm. Adult chameleon (automatic).png Anurin Talk · Sign! . 21:58, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Full protection and backup version

The Main Page has been fully protected as per the discussion here. However, all users will be able to freely edit the backup copy of the Main Page (RuneScape:Main Page). Any changes considered as good faith edits will be reflected in the Main Page.   az talk   05:54, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

Missing Developer's Blog Item

The blog entry posted today called "Feedback and Blue Blocks is missing under the Developer's Blog section. --Quarenon  Talk 20:39, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. The place to add it would be here. Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 22:50, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
Ah thanks, I had assumed all the Main Page templates would be protected too. --Quarenon  Talk 23:57, 24 June 2009 (UTC)


Since we post Dev Blogs, Patch notes, and all other news; why not add Twitter updates and posts to the main page also? Forum moderator crown.pngFerrelShadowSlayer.png 16:07, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

"favourite combat-related skill" poll question

Shouldn't this also include Slayer? Vadanea 10:01, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

Cannot Create A Account!

There's some thing wrong with the wiki's account creation I cannot create an account, Somebody help!

Thank you! now i have an account finally =]--Finch claw 07:37, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

Ok, i know that this has nothing to do with the main page but, how do you make a tag? I say this as in the two pictures and the persons name inbetween it. --Finch claw 08:08, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

This should help (even though I haven't managed to make one yet). And it's called a signature, not a tag. --Randomly Crazy 12:14, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

LOL, finnally i got it all figured out, thank you for the help every one! =] Zamorak bird.pngFinch ClawFiremaking-icon.png 21:23, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

New news

Can someone make a link on the front page about the new Machinima competition? I've already created the page. --Randomly Crazy 12:18, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Teh Newspaper.

Shouldn't we have a link to the newspaper...?, It'd be Helpful --Ringmaster hat.png Celtic-Creations Talk to me Dragon hatchet.png

Promoting WOW?

I was just going through a few of our quest quides and what not and i realized something... we on the RuneScape Wikia are promoting World of Warcraft. I noticed this about 2 days ago. There is atleast 2 adds of WOW only even in the middle of guides!!! I was just thinking it might make some people play WOW instead of RuneScape. So Just an idea off the top of my head maby remove most of the adverts in guides and elave them on spots dedicated to adverts such as as the bottom or sides...any one thinking the same here? 03:06, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

We don't control the ads, we promote nothing. The ads are general gaming ads, we have no say over what is displayed. So long as they break no rules, there is nothing that can be done. Karlis (talk) (contribs) 03:10, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

OK thats for clearing that up for me alittle Karlis... but wish that they could change adds up a bit instead of WOW and more WOW kinda gets annoying at times... 05:05, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

Ehh, I guess it would be nice to perhaps advertise RS, but the wiki is aimed at gaming, and there are far more generic gaming ads for bigger games than just RuneScape I'm afraid. Karlis (talk) (contribs) 05:54, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

I don't think Jagex advertises for Runescape anyway, and the whole site is sorta like a RS ad in a way --Starfy 17:43, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

In addition to what's been said, I've noticed some ads for "Evony" which blatently use boobs to try and get us to take interest and join. As a quote from Wikipedia says:

"The images depicted females who, as the ad campaign continued, grew further and further unclothed, until the ad was simply a bra-clad pair of breasts" Somehow I don't think it's an appropriate advert for RuneScape wikia users. Black cavalier.png Zenihdrol Tribal top (blue).png 19:44, September 22, 2009 (UTC)

We had something in the Yew Grove about Evony recently. Plus, Wikia is already removing as many versions of the ad as they can find. WWTDD? 20:16, September 22, 2009 (UTC)

Main page redesign

Just to note that the Main Page was redesigned as per discussions in Forum:Main page redesign - Take 3. If you have any feedback, please use the forum thread to post. This thread will be closed by during the 2009 Hallowe'en event.   az talk   18:14, October 14, 2009 (UTC)

Translucent Modifing the Front Page Articles?

Could we perhaps really been far with animated as decided to use even gifs go want to do look to make more like with RuneScape articles? With this example: ?
But we can probably true, as from animation, so he decided to use it if I need to check if this article? Thank you. -- 06:58, October 18, 2009 (UTC)

Umm, what are you talking about? --Nup(T) 07:19, October 18, 2009 (UTC)
Work on grammar pl0x — Enigma 07:19, October 18, 2009 (UTC)
I think what he/she meant was inserting pictures into the main page so it looks more like a standard article.
No, they say want to he has if the pictures in the articles with them? Needing to place for translucent where on the front page put them when we have for articles. -- 09:31, October 21, 2009 (UTC)
You're making absolutely no sense at all. ShinyUnown T | C | E 13:14, October 21, 2009 (UTC)
I will be explain more. Killr833, you told me how in much of his articles but not here. So how can we not without now put it on where it is? You had said it wasn't much of an issue with the most deals, but it does not appear :-( -- 00:25, October 22, 2009 (UTC)
Umm.... --Nup(T) 08:43, October 22, 2009 (UTC)
Can now I thank for no articles giving but not, say, most images on the page? I'm waiting for your help...-- 10:05, October 23, 2009 (UTC)
This is getting ridiculous. I can't understand anything he's saying. Perfect spelling and everything, but the sentence structure is all messed up. C.ChiamTalk 10:11, October 23, 2009 (UTC)
Actually, this IP is using a modified version of a common 4 Chan meme to troll you all. Sons I am disappoint for you all not recognising this...-- 10:57, October 23, 2009 (UTC)
The common what now? C.ChiamTalk 11:25, October 23, 2009 (UTC)
4 chan is a image posting board thingymabob. Lots of meme comes from this site and /b/ is one of the most popular section. People can post anonymously which made the site popular I believe. Santa hat.png Powers38 おはようヾ(´・ω・`) 11:34, October 23, 2009 (UTC)
Yes: -- 05:19, October 25, 2009 (UTC)

Ardougne news picture

The picture next to the announcement about the ardougne diary is the picture of the Within a Light quest. Can someone fix it.--Air talisman staffIron i eat u TalkA rune pickaxe. 20:43, October 20, 2009 (UTC)

I've sorted it out kitty.pngPsycho Robot talkSilver bar.png 20:48, October 20, 2009 (UTC)

"RuneScape Wiki"

Somebody please put a class tag on the blue "RuneScape Wiki" text so that themes (like the one I'm using) can access it. Thank you. ShinyUnown T | C | E 13:28, October 21, 2009 (UTC)

Or, rather, an id one. ShinyUnown T | C | E 15:05, October 25, 2009 (UTC)
Done, use #mp-header to change it. We'll eventually want to add IDs to the other elements as well, and possibly consolidate some of the inline CSS being used. --Quarenon  Talk 17:24, October 25, 2009 (UTC)

Asada story full page ad?

I know RS wiki has always been kinda lenient with it's ads, with those bloody ones and the Evony ads. *shudder*. But this is too far, I don't like full page ads for this new role playing game that labels itself as 100% addicting and 100% free? Too far. WildWings (talkcontribs) forgot to sign this comment on 00:14, October 25, 2009 (UTC).

You may want to visit the discussion we are having about it at the Yew Grove. --Quarenon  Talk 00:17, October 25, 2009 (UTC)


i tried out this new program on my laptop (cain) i used arp and i found my username and password when i logged onto the site

please fix this if you can...if not, release some warning?Leinad177 12:13, October 31, 2009 (UTC)

This isn't something restricted to just this website, and is a function of your browser. You can select within your web browser the ability to always type in passwords into the various websites that you use, and to scrub all "cookies" and preserved passwords. It isn't something we can do much about here on this wiki... other than remind people like you to be more conscious of security issues.
I agree, this is a stupid practice that such passwords are even kept and preserved on your web browser. Perhaps if you do a hostile take-over of a majority of the shares in Microsoft you can make a difference here and get this practice to end. --Robert Horning 15:58, October 31, 2009 (UTC)

GE update notification

Some where on the main page i think there should be template telling you when the last grand exchange update was. --godpower49 16:34, November 25, 2009 (UTC)

I'm curious about how you would be able to identify when the last update actually happened, and if it was a universal update (for all items on the GE) or just for a small number of items? Yes, I've used the GE long enough to know there is often a specific time (usually but not always once per day) when the prices update, and it seems to be somewhat general. Unfortunately this isn't a statistic Jagex publishes, nor is it something you can identify other than constantly polling some page seeing if the price has changed, if that price has changed with the last update. If you would be willing to help us in monitoring the time since the last update, I would certainly be willing to help with making a template and placing it on this page. I am not asking you to do this by yourself, but organizing a WikiGuild and taking the leadership to make that happen would be appreciated. Are you up to the task? --Robert Horning 23:30, November 25, 2009 (UTC)

More info should be included on the homepage!

More additions to the home page would be nice, as you can see, there is a huge blank space underneath the "Featured user of the month..." section. --Fruit.Smoothie 01:26, November 28, 2009 (UTC)

That blank space only happens on certain resolutions. Ancient talisman.png Oil4 Talk 20:42, November 29, 2009 (UTC)

Poll errors

There's something wrong with the bottom part of all the front page polls. They're doing impossible things. Like predicting the opinions of people in the distant future and assigning everyone a monetary value.

"The poll was created at on 4128 , and so far $3 people voted."

I'm seeing this on all of the front page polls. Orbie 21:08, December 3, 2009 (UTC)

I'm getting this too, on all polls throughout the wiki. The $3 is used as like a placeholder for something that is supposed to be there, kind of like <insert number here>. I am unsure how to fix this, maybe we should send a report to Wikia. Cheers, Chicken7 >talk 12:29, December 4, 2009 (UTC)
User:Joeyaa closed my report and said that they've got a fix, and will be implementing it soon! Cheers, Chicken7 >talk 23:55, December 5, 2009 (UTC)
I'm still seeing it, but I guess I should give 'em a few more days. Orbie 01:19, December 8, 2009 (UTC)

Christmas-esque layout?

It would be SO COOL if RSW implemented the following template:

Merry Christmas from RuneScape Wiki! RuneScape WikiMerry Christmas from RuneScape Wiki!
The wiki devoted to RuneScape that anyone can edit!
60,551 articles since created on 8 April 2005

Onto the main page! =D --Fruit.Smoothie 01:37, December 8, 2009 (UTC)

I think that's what the template is for... OMG!OMG!OMG! --Iiii I I I 01:40, December 8, 2009 (UTC)
I think we may add that in when the holiday event comes out. I'm not totally sure. ~MuzTalk 01:41, December 8, 2009 (UTC)
Looks good! but when the holiday event comes out; I dislike how celebrations start so early. Cheers, Chicken7 >talk 09:21, December 9, 2009 (UTC)

Christmas break has officially commenced for some people, but I guess waiting another week or two shouldn't hurt. I really hope that RSW decides to implement more Christmas/Holiday-themed additions to the website/layout, it would make us seem so much more grandeur and professional! --Fruit.Smoothie 04:27, December 12, 2009 (UTC)

It's been suggested once to make the logo holiday-themed, but it was decided that it would be too much work. Anyone want to try? White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 18:28, December 12, 2009 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - I've made the necessary changes. All holiday-themed header icons are available in Template:Random skill1 and Template:Random skill2. The icons are randomised, so anyone could add more Christmas-based icons if they want.   az talk   08:49, December 13, 2009 (UTC)

I love you Az. I really do. I mean it. --Fruit.Smoothie 04:31, December 14, 2009 (UTC)

I reverted Bonziiznob's edits to the header, as they were kinda ugly... But I'll add "Merry Christmas" and "Happy New Year" at the sides.   az talk   06:52, December 23, 2009 (UTC)

That's a matter of opinion. I liked it and so did a few others, but meh...I think the current one is very ugly and plain and boring. It's Green Font.... Anyways, yeah...Change it to say Happy Holidays though. Some people don't celebrate the New Year in the same fashion (Chinese) and others have other celebrations than Christmas so it's best to hit two birds with one stone and wish every a happy holiday in general. 13:33, December 23, 2009 (UTC)
Well, the red and green combination is not suitable for certain people (see Colour blindness). I didn't see any discussion before the changes to the Main Page, at least not in this talk page. O_o If it was discussed earlier, and people liked it, then I apologise... Lol  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Azliq7 (talk).
Merry Christmas Azzy! 01:36, December 24, 2009 (UTC)

Section for RuneScape Wiki Post

We should add a small section to the Main Page for a link to the RuneScape Wiki Post, because it only appears in Template:News, and can get removed later in the month. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 03:35, December 13, 2009 (UTC)

I just realized that there's a link in the sidebar, so should we still have a link on the Main Page? White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 11:31, December 21, 2009 (UTC)
Yew Grove thread created. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 01:15, January 14, 2010 (UTC)

Annoying ads

I know we're required to have them, but is there any way we could move them higher, out of the actual page? The huge one on the right is especially bad, but I don't know if we'll be able to fit that one on top. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 17:17, December 19, 2009 (UTC)

I'm not sure if this is allowed or not, but I simply use third-party software such as Adblock Plus, or hosts files, to eliminate adservers directly and effectively. BUT, since ads are a main source of our revenue, I'm not sure if I should be lobbying for this. But, it's still a solution nonetheless. --Fruit.Smoothie 04:20, December 21, 2009 (UTC)

Adblock Plus. As far as I know who ever made this site it wouldn't block the ads it would but only the ads on his/her screen. Otherwise you have to have ads on sites, unfortinetly.


The answer to the life, the universe, and everything else... Fruit.Smoothie 08:52, December 24, 2009 (UTC)

What does that have to do with the main page? Magic-icon.pngStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance.png 16:29, December 24, 2009 (UTC)
What does this have to do with ANYTHING RS related? Abyssal whip.png Superplayer08Talk HS Log Dragon dagger (p++).png 20:15, January 16, 2010 (UTC)Superplayer08
Wait, do you think that there are "angry mastodons" in this wiki? White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 22:00, January 16, 2010 (UTC)

Header Template

The template that has been in the works recently is usable now. I recommend the main page be edited to use the templates so there is less lag for those editing it. Magic-icon.pngStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance.png 16:29, December 24, 2009 (UTC)

I'd support that, but there should probably be some more discussion before its implemented. kitty.pngPsycho Robot talkSilver bar.png 21:27, December 27, 2009 (UTC)
We hardly edit the Main Page so lag does not come into play. In fact, using multiple layers of templates actually introduces more lag. Using this template broke the settings for each box, i.e padding, alignment, and possibly the CSS class for some boxes. Thus, I reverted the changes for now.   az talk   10:43, January 30, 2010 (UTC)

Nothing interesting happened

I see that the On This Day... panel, when nothing happened, it says Nothing happened.... Why not change it to Nothing interesting happened to make it more of a RuneScape refference?--Snowball (2006 Christmas event) 5.png Alex1496 Snowball (2006 Christmas event) 5.png 22:01, December 27, 2009 (UTC)

Haha that's not a bad idea. I don't see any harm so I'll make the change now. kitty.pngPsycho Robot talkSilver bar.png 22:50, December 27, 2009 (UTC)
Meh. Never mind. I'd have to go and change it on every single page, like 27 December, since that's where the message is stored. Too much trouble even if it is funnier. kitty.pngPsycho Robot talkSilver bar.png 22:54, December 27, 2009 (UTC)
Wouldn't that imply that even though nothing interesting happened, something happened? --Iiii I I I 22:56, December 27, 2009 (UTC)
THIS LOOKS LIKE A JOB FOR.... PORP MAN!!!! -- sig1.png Spam me w/ lolcatsPottery statuette detail.png Is <insert name here> awesome? I don't know, let me check... 22:57, December 27, 2009 (UTC)
And Iiii i i i, yes SOMETHING did happen: random player #1 got a sandwich lady random event, random player 2 soloed the kbd, and the list goes on and on. There ARE people in runescape -- sig1.png Spam me w/ lolcatsPottery statuette detail.png Is <insert name here> awesome? I don't know, let me check... 23:06, December 27, 2009 (UTC)
Furthermore there's the non-interesting things that Jagex did - they posted on the forums, maybe got some coffee. kitty.pngPsycho Robot talkSilver bar.png 23:13, December 27, 2009 (UTC)

FINALLY DONE!!! after a 5hour energy, 2 slices of coffee cake, and episode of family guy, and countless farts, I FINALLY CHANGED "nothing happened" to "nothing interesting happened". :) thanks to the Ctrl + V keys, and google chrome's tabs for making this easier! I hope I didn't miss any :D -- sig1.png Spam me w/ lolcatsPottery statuette detail.png Is <insert name here> awesome? I don't know, let me check... 00:53, December 28, 2009 (UTC)

That's great. Thanks everybody. And altho something happened, it wasn't interesting, so the Nothing interesting happened line is more correct. And more of a RuneScape refference. Thanks all.--Snowball (2006 Christmas event) 5.png Alex1496 Snowball (2006 Christmas event) 5.png 16:49, December 28, 2009 (UTC)


I hope I'm not overstepping the mark by making changes to the main page without gauging consensus first, but I have made some layout changes that seem logical. I have put featured items (article, user and image) together near the bottom of the page. Recent information (today's common trade index, On This Day, latest updates, and the opinion poll) are together nearer the top. I think this kind of information is probably of more interest to visitors than the featured article. If anyone has any objections then it should be easy to undo these changes, and discuss the matter further here or on the Yew Grove.  :-) Leevclarke talk Max_logo_mini.png bulldog_puppy.png 21:02, January 8, 2010 (UTC)

I do not agree with the changes, since we had to go through several long discussions before we agreed with the current one. I feel that any major changes should be discussed with the community first.   az talk   05:31, January 9, 2010 (UTC)
OK, I've undone the changes, and I will bring it up on the Yew Grove. Sorry.  :-$ Leevclarke talk Max_logo_mini.png bulldog_puppy.png 17:20, January 9, 2010 (UTC)
Wink   az talk   16:39, January 11, 2010 (UTC)
I had a look, and i have to say it was a very good layout, i prefer it to the current, though, i'm sure the yew grove will decide =/ Majorbling 16:46, January 12, 2010 (UTC)

The New Skill being released

what is the probability that the new skill thats being released soon will be f2p?  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Soldier uber (talk) on 00:51, January 15, 2010 (UTC).

Yes Jagex have stated that it will be released this year (hopefully Lol) and yes it was stated as well that it is F2P. —Manyman (talk) 00:59, January 15, 2010 (UTC)
→"This page is for discussion of the Main Page only.

Please don't post comments having nothing to do with the Main Page or its components.
If you wish to discuss large changes to the RuneScape Wiki, please go to the Yew Grove
If you need help, then please use the forums."← Ehh, can't you read? Fishing.png NnK Oliver (600613) talk 01:03, January 15, 2010 (UTC)

The "can't you read" comment was rather unnecessary 600... Unicorn horn dust.png Evil Yanks talk 01:09, January 15, 2010 (UTC)


This isn't really that important, but is it possible to change the {{CURRENTYEAR}} to the British time zone? Is that even how copyrights work? White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 22:50, January 16, 2010 (UTC)


Is it possible to change the tab name from "article" to "main page"? I know that Wikipedia does it. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 03:56, January 17, 2010 (UTC)

Yes, it should be possible. I'm going to look into. VFVKBucket detail.pngrwojy 04:00, January 17, 2010 (UTC)
It is done on WMF wikis using JavaScript in their MediaWiki:Common.js file:
/** Main Page layout fixes *********************************************************
 *  Description: Adds an additional link to the complete list of languages available.
 *  Maintainers: [[User:AzaToth]], [[User:R. Koot]], [[User:Alex Smotrov]]
if (wgPageName == 'Main_Page' || wgPageName == 'Talk:Main_Page') 
    addOnloadHook(function () {
        addPortletLink('p-lang', '',
                 'Complete list', 'interwiki-completelist', 'Complete list of Wikipedias')
        var nstab = document.getElementById('ca-nstab-main')
        if (nstab && wgUserLanguage=='en') {
            while (nstab.firstChild) nstab = nstab.firstChild
            nstab.nodeValue = 'Main Page'
It could be moved here with modifications. Is it really needed though? --Quarenon  Talk 04:41, January 17, 2010 (UTC)
Oh, I already added it before you posted it here, and it works Yay me!. It's just a minor change, to make things feel more wikipedic, and it makes sense because the people that use monobook are likely to have come from wikipedia, so it would be a little touch of familiarity. Rwojy 07:59, January 17, 2010 (UTC)
It still isn't working for me. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 15:59, January 17, 2010 (UTC)
Never mind, it works now. Thanks. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 21:22, January 17, 2010 (UTC)

CVU and undoing

What the hell, people? I keep undoing vandalism when i get the time, but instead of getting the edit in my contributions, i later get the "undid revision x by y" summary in an edit done by somebody else, and the z time ago says it happened at least 2 mins after i did that. What the hell? Why aren't mny vandalism undoing being taken?

Also, can anyone please explain how the Auto CVU thing works, i can't seem to find the button, and i can already be sure that only Rollbackers have it.

Thanks...Snowball (2006 Christmas event) 5.png Alex1496 Snowball (2006 Christmas event) 5.png 20:25, January 17, 2010 (UTC)

Spell check

Should'nt there be a spell checker on the wiki? I noticed that there have been some small spelling mistakes on some pages I have read recently. Could some one please look into installing one?- and make sure its an ENGLISH spell checker. Zamorak bird.pngFinch ClawFiremaking-icon.png 02:40, January 20, 2010 (UTC)

Thats more down to your browser than the settings we can control. Firefox and Opera both have spellchecks that I know of, I assume there are other browsers that do too (make sure you use British English not American English). Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 14:57, January 20, 2010 (UTC)

Runescape Detailed Updates

I think there should be a page where we can list all the changes for an update of certain date; because the "Update:" pages (The news from are very vcague concerning aññ the stuff that was added to the game. This is my suggestion: Update:19-01-2010 Barbarian Assault was updated with 1) 2) 3) New items: BArbarian horn, Barbarian Trident, Barbarian bla, bla bla SKill updates to do this and that, which means that bla bla Market impacts: Abyssal Whips was bought up from GE.

And like this, so we can make more sense from what changed in the game on that day, and we don't need to stream every page related to the update to understand. Of course this page would be constructed in the week (not the same day) of the release when the changes are understood. Sam 3010, 20-01-2010


i want to see articles about runescape events like the great guard invasion


F2 chat-fix to the Orb! 3 new Slayer Monsters, all requiring a Firecape! How to update News?? I have no clue. I just flew in from Tutorial Island, and boy, are my arms tired! --TheLastWordSword 16:17, February 8, 2010 (UTC)

Recent news/events section near the top

I was thinking that maybe a recent news/events section might be useful. These can be found on Template:Updates and on "On this day" sometimes, but they don't stay there very long. A section with short RSW descriptions of things like Shattered Heart or the strange power would be helpful, in my opinion. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 01:50, February 13, 2010 (UTC)

Recent events
  • Jagex has recently announced an update to the new skill called Shattered Heart. (read more)
  • A "strange power" has recently unleashed itself upon all RuneScape players. (read more)
White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 01:57, February 13, 2010 (UTC)
Also, the (read more) could link to Wiki Post pages. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 03:29, February 14, 2010 (UTC)

FunOrb and War of Legends Wikis

I added the missing pages of Andrew Gower, Mark Gerhard and Paul & Ian Gower on the Funorb and War of Legends Wikis, but i used copy-paste info from this Wiki without asking. Although they are our sister Wikis, i think i should've asked. I am sorry for every damage (doubt there could be any) that was/will be made (still doubt there is any).--Snowball (2006 Christmas event) 5.png Alex1496 Snowball (2006 Christmas event) 5.png 18:00, February 14, 2010 (UTC)

Bad Advert

There's an advert on the front page which is encouraging people to buy subscription from a third party site, calling themselves an "authorized reseller". I think it should be removed for obvious reasons... --CallofDuty4 08:24, February 21, 2010 (UTC)

Unfortunately, we cannot control advertisement, only wikia can. Santa hat.png Powers38 おはようヾ(´・ω・`) 08:34, February 21, 2010 (UTC)
It can be reported, I gave him the link, as I did not see the add myself. FLYXUBucket detail.pngrwojy 08:35, February 21, 2010 (UTC)

what is the song played in this rs video?

Replacing Hitpoints with Constitution in the sidebar

Someone need to do this --Prayer-icon.pngTyiloTalkQuest.png 14:54, March 5, 2010 (UTC)

Dragon items

Is it really neccesary to put this line at every single dragon item? "As with all Dragon equipment this item cannot be made from raw materials using the smithing skill. The Dragon platebody and the Dragon sq shield can be smithed from their component parts."

I don't think it adds anything to articles and it annoys me everytime I read it. People who think the items can be smithed have to take a look at the smithing section. Also the trade limit protects them from being scammed even if they think it can be smithed. Magicaragorn 19:30, March 8, 2010 (UTC)


How I put a signature with an image of anything (GS for example) with my name, as many people do?

Lol, I found out how. CMunz


About the Dragon Quest add that takes up the entire border: 1. It is incredibly distracting 2. Who gets the money? -- 21:34, March 16, 2010 (UTC)

Wikia does. They get a lot of their money from advertising. scoot4.pngscooties 00:39, March 17, 2010 (UTC)
Man it stinks that the members of this wiki put a whole lot of work into all the articles, and wikia gets all the credit, and the people who made the wiki are cursed with ads that lag our computers and pop up every time we search for something 23:21, March 17, 2010 (UTC)
Just download Firefox and get an ad blocker, it's not that hard. Then you won't have to see any annoying ads.

rwt problem

well i noticed some rwt adds around the website this wikis goal is to help players not to get them banned is there someway someone could bring this up with wiki or something

I have heard this being discussed on the forum i think and from what i remeber it is being taken up with wikia. Oh and please rember to sign your posts with four tildas (~)those things. Hunter cape (t).png Sentra246Blue hallowe'en mask.png 12:13, March 30, 2010 (UTC)

You can also report it but i don't actually know how. Just ask an administrater on their talk page. Thanks.Hunter cape (t).png Sentra246Blue hallowe'en mask.png 12:16, March 30, 2010 (UTC)

Awesome :D

Awesome, the wikia has reached 100,000,000 views :) ExclaiimerTCUSG

Cool! =D I'll add it to the Wiki News. Although, in future, please only discuss Main Page issues here. Smile Cheers, Chicken7 >talk 03:31, March 31, 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, I couldn't think of anywhere else to place it :( Perhaps you could tell me where to post it? Maybe on the forums? ExclaiimerTCUSG


I find it ironic that all featured users are always sysops/admins and that the edits and helpfulness of non admins/sysops goes ignored in favour of someone who has higher authority and most likely creates these front pages. --Defence cape (t).png Rabbit FearArmadyl godsword.png 17:57, March 31, 2010 (UTC)

Not true. There's been plenty of normal users who have won UoTM, and alot of them are well known for the helpfulness of their edits.   Swizz Talk   Events!   18:07, March 31, 2010 (UTC)
Many of the UotM were not admins before they were selected. I am case and point ‎16px‎AtlandyBeer.png 18:09, March 31, 2010 (UTC)

Logdotzip riot?

What is this idiocy about. There is a riot in world 66, but why? I can't understand what's going on in the chaos. Few people are trying to break it up, but it is out of hand.Master Chump 04:02, June 25, 2010 (UTC)

What's This Armour?

Hey guys, sometimes I used to see people wearing this really cool-looking armor. It was like patterns of red and blue and it looked really awesome! At first I thought it was Castle Wars Armour, but it turns out it isn't. Does anyone know what it is? Thanks!Red Dog31 04:38, August 24, 2010 (UTC)

Their new clothes from the clothes shop in Varrock. Firemaking-icon.png Rsrealm Maple logs.png 20:19, September 1, 2010 (UTC)
No this was armor. I'm 99% sure.Red Dog31 01:54, September 6, 2010 (UTC)

Sorry to break up this little discussion about the "really cool-looking armor" that Red Dog is so interested in finding out what it is, but this talk page is for discussion of the Main Page only, as stated by the big yellow box at the top of this talk page. [1] N7 Elite (Ready to talk now?) 02:06, September 6, 2010 (UTC)

I'm sorry Mr. Bicycle Cat, but could you please tell me what that armour was?Red Dog31 00:56, September 7, 2010 (UTC)


Their new clothes from the clothes shop in Varrock. Firemaking-icon.png Rsrealm Maple logs.png 20:19, September 1, 2010 (UTC)
No this was armor. I'm 99% sure.Red Dog31 01:54, September 6, 2010 (UTC)"
is correct 04:23, April 7, 2011 (UTC)

Many item icons need updating

After the Z-buffering update on Sept 15 2010, a lot of item icons seem to have been subtlety changed. I noticed this on the rune scim right away and uploaded it here. A while later I checked to see if all the scimitars had been updated, which they didn't appear to be at first glance (only checked f2p), but they turned out to be slightly different than their older version when opened up and compared to the older version in an image editor. I've uploaded a new version for each f2p scim (bronze, iron, steel, black, mith, addy, and rune), but I don't know about p2p ones.

I also just checked a rune battle-axe and rune 2h against their older versions, and they are slightly different as well (I've also uploaded new versions). I wouldn't be surprised if most melee weapons were updated (if not other things like armor too).

So, if other people could help check for updated item icons (even if they don't look different at first glance) and upload them, that would be nice. Goingtothe 04:34, September 16, 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for the info but as stated at the top of the page this is not the place to talk about it. talk pages are supposed to relate to thier normal page counterparts.

Need to edit Stat Template!

I'd be happy to do it, but I'm not sure how.

What I mean is add the new Absorb stats to the template. I suggest just adding a new line with a Mage icon, Ranged icon, and Melee icon with a shield in the corner.

If you think it's pointless, just create a separate template for other items. Still, for good standards, we need the new template :P

I'd be happy to create the icons myself.

I'll see if I can figure something out ;) But as for icons, they would have to be Jagex official or none at all. HaloTalk 21:46, November 14, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks :D How come they need to be from Jagex? I thought the opposite due to copyright.

Why is Fist of Guthix so crowded?

I meant to post what I wanted to say somewhere else.

Adamantite bolts

Hey, I got 200 adamantite bolts from a fire giant w/o a row message even though I WAS in fact wearing one at the time, also I seem to be recieving alot of rare drops from the fire giants, any thoughts?

No drops are RoW only. Jagex only added to the rare drop table. Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 23:34, March 22, 2011 (UTC)
um yes there are Ulmuchiha 18:55, March 26, 2011 (UTC)
Both myself and many of my friends have had those drops without a ring of wealth.
Also, it is stated in the section:
However, they may be obtained without a ring of wealth as well.
Rare drop table#Ring of wealth drops
Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 19:13, March 26, 2011 (UTC)

How long will the RS go in the future?

I heard of many bad comments from majority of players ,and they said that RS is rather stupid and uninteresting . These guys will drop of it and choose other games to play . Therefore, we don't think that will owe a long development. How do u think?

People have been prohesizing Runescape's demise since it was released. Jagex isn't scuttling their flagship anytime soon. 17:50, August 4, 2011 (UTC)

this wiki has a catch that bothers me...

What is this wiki all about, and what's the catch about this Rune Scape???

Well, uh, it's about RuneScape, which is a game. ajr 14:54, September 16, 2011 (UTC)