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Merge[edit source]

Each of the server blackout articles should be merged, because there are getting to be too many and the occurrences aren't particularly unique. In addition, I do recall there being other server blackouts years ago before anyone thought to make note of them here. Skill 01:58, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

There have been at least 6 blackouts since I started, this definitely isn't the third. Lexmarkmantalk  02:00, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Yes, I agree with you! Santa hat.pngpatninjaReindeer hat.png 02:01, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

this is wierd though how can the friend server go down first,watch out for people tellying to ice plateau - greenthunder 9:06pm(ET)

Careful guys!Santa hat.pngpatninjaReindeer hat.png 02:08, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

heres a tip check runescape every 10mins75.88.174.164 02:25, 19 November 2007 (UTC)greenthunder75.88.174.164 02:25, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Notice the adds are even down, This is defiantly a black out and not some update. Bunny ears.png

Do we need a page on every blackout? This is prob not the third either Wintumber tree.png Atlandy 03:37, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

I think it should stay as is,and yes,we do need a page for each blackout.Prince12th 03:52, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Why is this labeled the 3rd? I've been playing since 2002 and they happen from time to time. Either they have to be researched/corrected or merged to make the wiki correctWintumber tree.png Atlandy 04:02, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

I have come up with and put into effect a solution for the fact that these are definitely not the first, second, and third blackouts ever. I have renamed them the first, second, and third blackouts of 2007. From now on, when a new article is added for a new blackout, make sure you put "of <year>" at the end of it. This way, it is completely accurate. For example, if another blackout occurs in december, it should be called Fourth server blackout of 2007. If there is one in February next year, the article should be named First server blackout of 2008.Quest.png Obese Potato 05:20, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

The same thing happens in every blackout. Login servers go down, people get kicked, the main page shows 0, wild rumours about a glitch or keylogger circulate, the servers come back on, a riot starts. Do we need a separate page about each one? Skill 05:33, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

I say keep them all having their own articles. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!I have 12 friends. 05:40, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Why not simply have them in separate sections of the same article? This way, we don't have to explain the details of a blackout repeatedly in several articles. In every instance the main page shows 0 players, why repeat that three times? Skill 05:46, 19 November 2007 (UTC)
Though these are events and not items, I say "keep" because of/per RuneScape:Granularity. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!I have 12 friends. 06:40, 19 November 2007 (UTC)
Sort of forgot about this discussion. Anyways, I don't think granularity is supposed to apply in cases like this. The idea of the policy was to allow easy searching for a particular item, rather than to make everything separate. I see no reason in this case not to merge the articles, as it's a better way to present the information. Skill 06:03, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
I have to agree with Skill, the information would be presented better in a merged page. I'd rather search "blackout" on the wiki and find all the blackouts recorded on one page, instead of being directed to a disambiguation page that would show multiple pages of the blackouts that have occured in the past, over years. As I DK 19:09, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Another reason to merge the articles is that each of them has pretty much the same picture of the worlds going offline. Again, there's no reason to repeat information in five articles when we could just merge them into one. Skill 06:14, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

I have to agree with Skill here.. Merge Grim reaper hood.png Ben RyfosTalk 06:16, 19 January 2008 (UTC)
Keep I agree with Chia Chicken7 >talk 10:16, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
Merge but keep details of each blackout in the one article. It would be much simpler that way. Just put each one in different subsections. White partyhat old.png C Teng talk 01:02, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Merge Most of the Articles are stubs, and nothing really was different in any one of them. Red hallowe'en mask.png NakaXeta (talk) (contribs) Dragon scimitar old.png

Keep Per the reasons listed above. Prayer-icon.png Sir Lenehan File:Smite old.png|25px 23:16, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Another RSII blackout?[edit source]

I was playing Runescape earlier today when I went outside hung some lights came back and it would not log in. Kept saying no available server etc. I can open up the worlds page even and it shows 0 people playing on all worlds. It also shows 0 on the initial login page.

Ultra71.220.198.68 03:57, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

possible one today[edit source]

Respond asap? I can't log in, friend server was offline before, and user numbers are going down rapidly... Morphyhunter 18:49, 17 January 2008 (UTC) Forums unavailable too.

Yep, "There are currently 0 people playing!" I was in the middle of fighting an iron dragon... argh >_< Construction.pngGlenn1 Construction.png 18:58, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
Back on for me now! :D As I DK 19:10, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

First Server Blackout of 2007[edit source]

From Dark RuneScape Wiki:

"On June 2nd, 2007, in the late afternoon-late evening, the RuneScape servers were all offline. This was the First Server Blackout. JaGeX said that it was there was a heavy storm that downed power to the main JaGeX building, causing loss of connection with all other servers and an auto-shutdown of every server. The weather reason was false, though many news stations in Europe and North America commented on a storm.

The first server blackout occured because an unnamed player had found a way to duplicate the World 111 Glitch. And thus, JaGeX blocked access to all servers to prevent the event from occuring once again."

Location: see here

Does anyone have any verification of this? The Dark RuneScape Wiki seems a reliable site, just less used. -- Gaz Lloyd 20:03, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Friday June 13th, 2008[edit source]

Another server blackout today, 0 people playing!

Hey here is the official Jagex Statement:

"13-Jun-2008RuneScape Server Problems Telstra, one of our service providers, is currently experiencing technical difficulties. As a result, you will not be able to access the RuneScape game and a number of our website features. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and we are assured our service provider is working hard to rectify this fault."

Plus it IS Friday the 13th =Þ-GNR Shad0w Runescape Addict

Theunknown one 15:32, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Nah, it's just a friend server shutdown. Syugecinspam

Theres one world offline and all other worlds 0 people, what do you call that? and you cant get on the forums, just like other blackouts. Theunknown one 15:36, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Ugh, didn't Jagex say they'd do all they could to stop these server blackouts from occurring? Luckily I wasn't doing anything dangerous...  Tien  15:38, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

  • Is this a precedent for the Riot article to be summarised as I had it the other day?Planeshifted 15:43, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

I agree with Theunknown one. Its definitely a blackout. Anyone else think that the main thing blame will be "Friday 13th"? At least wildy is a little safer nowadays anyways, no pkers, if anyone tried to telegroup ice plateau. Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 15:49, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

PHEW! i was about killing waterfiends for my slayer TASK! luckily i was not there yet... but what's happening? im sure it is a cut of electricity or something... or a server blackout like you said guys i hope they can fix it fasT!...Johnjack922

16:01, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
I was killing Green Dragons before the blackout. Are revenants and other NPCs still active? If they are, I have the feeling I'll log back in with only 100k worth of equipment. May be coloured blue in the near

Even the forums are offline!

I was killing turoths for slayer and in the middle of fighting one with my heath low! does this mean I may be dead when i log back on? i hope not i already lost 3.6m of items in GW do to lag last month :( Bartizle76 16:25, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Umm whoever edited the main article is wrong, the game hasn't been down since 7:30gmt and down for eleven hours lol, it went down about 16:30 GMT and has so far been down about an hour :\

Mabye there is a bug that they are working toward getting rid of? Or mabye a suprise update?

347 people playing![edit source]

About this 347 people playing even though all servers say 0, is there even a remote possibility there are 347 JaGex Mods playing?

  • No, it means the system is unable to refresh properly and is returning a cached copy of the page.Planeshifted 15:56, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

What makes me laugh is that Runescape Classic servers now have 722 players on Classic 1 and 457 players on Classic 2. And thanks for clearing that up Planeshifted. Theunknown one 15:57, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

How long do server blackouts take?? Bronze scimitar.pngUser:Chicken l0v3rBronze platebody.png

It could take a couple hours. =/  Tien  16:01, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

This is most certainly a blackout as the forums,Runescape,Funorb,hi scores and even the advertisements are down... Runescape Classic is down as well I couldn't get on it.

funorb also down[edit source]

Seeing as this is my first blackout (not a good thing) i thought i might be able to play funorb while Runescape is down but soon found out that funorb is down also. * my second thought was, could this be a large update that takes a while. * third thought, why would fun orb and runescape be down for a update. --mr.twee 16:00, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Well if it was an update then surely they'd announce it on the main page beforehand?

yea! im sure it's a huge problem needed to fix as fast as possible all we can do now is wait! wow runescape and funorb down.. real loss of cash for Johnjack922 16:03, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

No loss of cash for them... they already have our money...

graphical update[edit source]

Hey any1 has any clues that this could be the big graphical updadte?

Nah, that's in early July. This could be related to it though.  Tien  16:04, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

yeh i hope so =\ Santa hat.pngUser:Chicken l0v3rDragon scimitar old.png

runescape graphical update is an early july release... you can read that at the behind the scene plus they are working these 2 weeks for it and why would be funorb servers down? So it is not! probably a big problem...Johnjack922 16:10, 13 June 2008 (UTC) (i hope they write something to apologize! like always lol)

ITsBecause of a server glitch at thier login service server Here is the Message

"13-Jun-2008RuneScape Server Problems Telstra, one of our service providers, is currently experiencing technical difficulties. As a result, you will not be able to access the RuneScape game and a number of our website features. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and we are assured our service provider is working hard to rectify this fault."

Runescape Classic servers down[edit source]

I don't know who put that in the article but they aren't down, more people are logging in to them O_o Theunknown one 16:06, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

you can't loggin anymore cause " runescape servers are offline, please try again later.." try it if you want in rs classic, maybe the page is out of date the one that showing there is people in it ...Johnjack922 16:20, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Some people are on rs classic it says soDragon scimitar old.pngUser:Chicken l0v3rSanta hat.png

oh well...Johnjack922 16:32, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Well let's all just hope that we get a message from jagex about it. Dragon scimitar old.pngUser:Chicken l0v3rSanta hat.png

They should have told us SOMETHING by now, its been more than an hour and a half, I'm getting a little angry now, my internet connection is unreliable and today I have it good and I'm still unable to play >.<Theunknown one 16:41, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Actually, it's been barely over an hour. Maybe 70 minutes. They're probably still working on it, or something. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!I have 12 friends. 16:44, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Eh, let's not go overboard, here. I swear, there had better not be a riot. Chocotard 16:45, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

This is annoying... Buzz (Talk#P ) 16:46, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

If this is a update it better be good cause i don't wana wait over an hour for a stupid small update.Dragon scimitar old.pngUser:Chicken l0v3rSanta hat.png

It is annoying... I'll go eat my lunch. Seriously, I do think that this Friday the 13th has something to do with it. Like the 666 Massacre...and now a server blackout just HAPPENS to occur on a Friday 13th.  Tien  16:51, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

It all depends when you logged out, I logged out (not kicked off) early so yes it has been an hour and a half for me. And its sure that the people that have died and lost stuff to this blackout, there will most likely be a riot. And I dont think this is an update or there would have been a System Update timer. This is just a plain blackout. Theunknown one 16:52, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

This has happened before on dates other than Friday the 13th. It's a coincidence. As is everything that anyone ever attributed to this stupid date. Chocotard 16:53, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

then whe should believe the firday the 13th is an unlucky day for runescape!Johnjack922 16:56, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

What was the last unlucky thing that happened on RuneScape on Friday the 13th? Chocotard 16:56, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Man this is really annoying. I at least want some news from jagex! }=[ Dragon scimitar old.pngUser:Chicken l0v3rSanta hat.png

Quick lunch there. This is my opinion, I'm not superstitious or anything, but I think Friday the 13th is unlucky. In real life, I remember playing basketball in middle school and falling down, scraping a heckload of skin off my shoulder and making it bleed. That was on Friday the 13th. On the next Friday the 13th, I fell and hit my forehead against a wall. That hurt a lot. Ever since, I've believed that Friday the 13th is unlucky, and the only thing I think is unlucky.  Tien  17:06, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

I had something like that last friday the 13th i died cause of a lagg on rs and lost my 10m! Dragon scimitar old.pngUser:Chicken l0v3rSanta hat.png

NEWS UPDATE! They are aware of the problem. Blame Telstra. Thank you for those 2 edit conflicts. Chocotard 17:09, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

News[edit source]

Jagex just updated the main page.  Tien  17:09, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Not enough news for me, I want to know if theres the possibility if anyone died and lost items! Theunknown one 17:12, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

haha. Check out the FO news O_o --r1ky | Talk | Contributions 17:16, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Man i wish a mod could go on this wikia and explain the problem and when/how its gona be fixed Dragon scimitar old.pngUser:Chicken l0v3rSanta hat.png

They didn't aplogized much! shiiishhh they are not like they used to be!Johnjack922 17:21, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Any 1 here how to make contact with jagex? if so please do it and post on here wat happensDragon scimitar old.pngUser:Chicken l0v3rSanta hat.png

BACK UP! GO PLAY! Chocotard 17:27, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

would anyone think that this was related to durial revenge w111 massacrE? as the date is close to 6 june? But nevermind go play runescape its back!

hehehehe... --r1ky | Talk | Contributions 17:35, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

GOOD NEWS EVERYONE![edit source]

From a post in the Forum:

We have been experiencing some technical difficulties which would have resulted in some of you losing connection from the game and our forums.

This issue has now been resolved! Please accept our apologies.

Your account may be showing as logged in still. Don't panic, this is just a side-effect of the server being down; you will be able to log in again as normal soon. During this time your character will not be in the game so you have no fear of dying or losing items from this server problem.

In the event of a server crash your account will be returned to play with the most recent version of that servers 'saved game' file. As such any trades, training, questing, or items gained that happened before the crash will be undone as your file returns to the most recent backup. It is not possible for us to return anything undone from this crash but as these saves happen every 15 minutes we are sure you will not have lost too much of your time and effort.

Thank you and apologies for the disruption and any inconvenience caused.

noone has lost anything ;) --r1ky | Talk | Contributions | Best wiki ever 17:40, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

Hacked?[edit source]

The bottom topic on this page states that there is speculation that Runescape will be "hacked". Are the any sources to back that claim? If not, I will delete in 3 days.

It was just nonsense.--Richard 18:42, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

I humbly beg to differ on that, it was apparent from some users that several blackouts were caused by the user "Freya" because of her anger and frustration with updates and Jagex in general. Freya was an extremely devoted player, as I know a user by the name of Dramateyes that is in touch with her personally, and was also a programmer for computer businesses with that user. Both of them were also white/blue hat hackers (testing computer security and accessing computers to fix them), although it was reported by a user teamed up with Freya that "Dramateyes" was not involved in this. 50 others that apparently disabled and sabotaged Jagex's firewall have claimed this as well. I do not know that anything in this theory can be substantiated fully, but that Freya who was ranked #40 overall and was viewed in the hiscores for something like 2-6 consecutive years is now banned, and this happened recently after the blackout in which Falador was experiencing technical difficulties. Dramateyes I know can not claim anything about this either, because it was apparently hacked along with a system crash on her PC, so I dunno if she can be reached or not. If anyone can get sources on this, we may be able to verify it.

Server Blackout[edit source]

The servers are OFFLINE!!! oh dear oh deary me! Can somebody help update the article? —Manyman (talk) 00:24, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

Truth?[edit source]

Is there any truth to the April 29th Blackout? It is listen at the bottom of the page, but there are no details, so I had to ask... Thanks in advance 23:43, May 1, 2010 (UTC)

Cleanup[edit source]

Can someone clean up the blackouts of 2010 and the last few of 2009? I'd do it, but I don't have time now. They don't seem to match the format/flow of the rest of the sections, and one in 2009 still has it listed as current!

ok ok ok[edit source]

Another server blackout just now! 4th july 2010

i did a glance at the 2010 blackouts, nmost are "it didnt do much"


im sure we can renujmber and delete all these stub ones that didnt do shit.

i mean the last 09 one talked about "it didnt really effecty anybody" before i deleted it

How do we determine which ones are worth keeping, though? The Pandorica will open. 14:52, June 16, 2010 (UTC)
Keep it simple, if it didn't do anything..then get rid of it. We should not be documenting every time a server goes out...especially if it is just one or a few 16px‎AtlandyBeer.png 15:12, June 16, 2010 (UTC)
Yea, we should only document the blackouts that takes most or all of the servers offline. Or the blackouts that take out a large number of servers in a region. Remove the blackouts that only affected a few servers or some people, especially if it was only for a few minutes, like Atlandy said. Wires77 16:35, June 16, 2010 (UTC)

Another blackout...[edit source]

Way to go, Jagex. This will be record year of black outs... Another just happened, starting from 12.24 GMT. --Dotyfree 12:27, July 5, 2010 (UTC)

At least 1/2 the login servers, the GE and Friend lists -.- (and possibly some worlds) Will14smith Talk HS Ice Barrage icon.png
12:29, July 5, 2010 (UTC)
Yeh i can't log in, got auto logged out and i've been talking to other people with the same problems.Hunter cape (t).png Sentra246Blue hallowe'en mask.png 12:34, July 5, 2010 (UTC)

Same story here... Was doing slayer, forced logout happened, tried to login, error message... Same to that, we had during 5th black out, EXACTLY one month ago... 3 black outs in June, already 1 in July. History is repeating itself? :S R A W R ! --Dotyfree 12:37, July 5, 2010 (UTC)

[1] and [2] Will14smith Talk HS Ice Barrage icon.png

12:44, July 5, 2010 (UTC)

Jagex are trying to make this to look as ordinary maintenance of servers according to the main page. But according to the forum, this is "an issue". At least next time they could give a prior warning about a "scheduled maintenance", if it is truly thing, not a random one. Or, as usual, planned maintenance, of which players where not informed, plus some issues going alongside with maintenance. Hope to get online asap, don't mess up my daily slayer plans, Jagex :D --Dotyfree 12:51, July 5, 2010 (UTC) P.S. Login servers failing not only in the game, but on the main page too. Can't login to post on forums. --Dotyfree 12:58, July 5, 2010 (UTC)

Logging in works for me... --Iiii I I I 13:01, July 5, 2010 (UTC)

They said half of accounts so ur just lucky.Hunter cape (t).png Sentra246Blue hallowe'en mask.png 13:02, July 5, 2010 (UTC)

Seems it's already fixed :) Back to hardcore gaming :D --Dotyfree 13:26, July 5, 2010 (UTC)

Omg its another server blackout! June 22! aaah...

SOME people with clan chat and forum access.[edit source]

Its been a few hours and i still can't access forums and clan chat, I was able to access a famous players clan chat, but not my own. This stinks!!!!!!

and some people CAN access forums.

Viko 1678 OL 23:18, July 22, 2010 (UTC)Vik

And Jagex quiet as usual , pretending nothing happened , business as usual ...

Grof Simon 15:34, July 23, 2010 (UTC)

4/11/2011 blackout[edit source]

anyone here have any luck logging in? Extreme133 20:43, April 11, 2011 (UTC)

no, but you mean the 2011 blackout right? (I changed the title for you)

New server blackout?[edit source]

Several servers went offline at this moment. Should this already be mentioned as a server blackout or not? Divination.png Xsdvd Talk Duellist's cap (tier 1).png 18:45, April 21, 2011 (UTC)

We'll just have to wait and see what jagex has to say. Once the servers come online and Jagex posts on what the heck happened. Update away. ;) Viko 1678 OL 21:55, July 7, 2011 (UTC)Viko 1678 OL

Just a few minutes ago Runescape got a blackout or something. We don't know if it's a blackout or not servers went offline and people starting loggin out. Viko 1678 OL 21:58, July 7, 2011 (UTC)Viko 1678 OL

Player count GIF[edit source]

Do we need the GIF of the player count dropping then going back up at the bottom of the page? --Da PratstaWut? 13:36, July 8, 2011 (UTC)

Another blackout? 14/08/11[edit source]

Is it another lacout? Missed a clan event for this -.-

26/04/2012 Blackout?[edit source]

Cannot connect for 20 min. Is this another blackout?

Only listing major blackouts[edit source]

I think it is not really useful to list all minor blackouts, lasting about 10 minutes usually, because those are not informative. For example, Server blackout#Ninth server blackout 2 is VERY minor, but Server blackout#Third server blackout 5 is a HUGE crash. The third blackout is quite interesting to read, but just a section saying there was a blackout that day, isn't really interesting. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 10:31, October 25, 2011 (UTC)

Agreed. Today's edit stating some players were unable to get online is not even a server blackout. 10:56, December 4, 2011 (UTC)

Organization[edit source]

This page should be sorted in reverse order so that newest blackout is listed first. Most people come to the page to check out what happend with the most recent one; if people want to see history, they can scroll down.

dead right now[edit source]

the forums just died.

"The Forums are temporarily unavailable due to routine maintenance. The Forums should be online again in five to ten minutes."

Heavyoak 08:39, June 1, 2012 (UTC)

then came back up, then died again.

Also, the front page is dead. it loads, but has no news posts or any other content.

Heavyoak 09:13, June 1, 2012 (UTC)


5.june 2012 at around 4:45 pm GMT few worlds crashed (w54, w84 prob more)

some players claiming lost items on forums due to lag caused before server crash and being dced

mod announced possible (but not confirmed) 15min rollback,15,411,63771418Jollygoodshow 17:10, June 5, 2012 (UTC)

That's a fmod post, not a jmod post btw What I've done Ciphrius Kane Talk 17:13, June 5, 2012 (UTC)