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Key use[edit source]

Had eight keys waiting, so I used them.

  • White prizes - Prismatic small fallen star, prismatic small fallen star, small fallen star (attack)
  • Yellow - Prismatic medium fallen star
  • Orange - Large fallen star (magic), large fallen star (smithing), large fallen star (mining)
  • Red - Huge fallen star (magic)

No purple prizes this time. Small recharge gem.png AnselaJonla Slayer-icon.png 14:35, February 4, 2014 (UTC)

  • Yellow - Prismatic medium fallen star
  • Red - Mimic pet
  • Purple - 200M (I didn't win it though) What I've done Ciphrius Kane Talk 16:53, February 4, 2014 (UTC)

Freezing[edit source]

Does this affect XP rewards only, or does it include XP outfits? Rich Farmbrough, 01:13 5 February 2014 (UTC).

You can check this. If I happen to be offered the few items of clothing I lack, I'll check too. If you hover over the gem containing an outfit piece, see what category it falls in. If it's a skill category, block that skill and watch as it comes round again. Frozen items have an extra "block of ice" effect over the top of them. Obsidian charm.png Magma2050 T C E Obsidian charm.png 18:37, February 8, 2014 (UTC)

Extra Hearts of Ice[edit source]

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--Jlun2 (talk) 03:11, February 6, 2014 (UTC)

I got this twice in one day after playing TH 10 times. Looks like they only have this message to display rather than increments of 5.--Jlun2 (talk) 17:24, February 8, 2014 (UTC)

Diviner[edit source]

Wow.  Diviner's promotional on TH; first chest: Diviner Legwear. Second chest:  Headwear.  Third Chest: boots.

DivineLaw (talk) 13:45, March 26, 2014 (UTC)

Priority of keys[edit source]

Thanks to Ryan PM:

So it goes bought > bought (earned from Sonic Ads) > Earned in game > Daily

--Jlun2 (talk) 03:36, June 3, 2014 (UTC)

Incorrect, my daily keys are always used before the keys earned ingame (handing in daily challenges, key tokens, ...). Never bought keys, so I don't know the priority of those. IP83.101.44.209 (talk) 04:27, June 3, 2014 (UTC)
Another user mentioned it's the other way around, as in Daily -> Earned -> bought (earned from Sonic Ads) -> bought. Anyone can confirm? :o --Jlun2 (talk) 00:16, June 5, 2014 (UTC)
Isn't that what I just said? Actually, looking at the lists, perhaps you got Ryan PM's list backwards? Then they're the same. IP83.101.44.209 (talk) 04:15, June 5, 2014 (UTC)

Comment - Just went through every single key (several hundred):

  • Daily keys
  • Earned (Daily Challenges)
  • Bought (spent currency on)[1]
  • Bought (SupersonicAds)[1][2]
  • Earned from Key Tokens[2]

[1]: Not sure on this as I've not personally had both at the same time.
[2]: The game remembers where you gained a key token. Example: 100 keys; first 9 are from key tokens, the next 80 are from SupersonicAds, the 90th key is my final key token I can redeem, and the final 10 are also from SupersonicAds. I can't get any more key tokens until I use up my earned keys from key tokens. If I use TH 11 times, I'll have used the 10 latest keys from SSA and 1 earned key. I'll then be able to get 1 more key token redeemed. I hope this makes sense. Ryan PM 00:06, August 15, 2014 (UTC)

The above seems outdated. The game first uses my daily keys, then my earned keys (daily challenges, quests, key tokens), and then my bought keys. I don't know in what order it uses keys from surveys and those from bonds, but both of those are in the "bought keys" pile. IP83.101.44.209 (talk) 16:37, December 2, 2014 (UTC)

Keys through skilling spells[edit source]

I got a key while enchanting fire orbs, and another when I alched an item. Can anyone confrirm that skilling spells can give keys? Feenix Libra (talk) 19:16, June 15, 2014 (UTC)

Double keys promotion[edit source]

This goes slightly beyond what I would expect from a promotion to try and get us to buy keys... (Sent to my personal e-mail address, to remind me that I still haven't taken them up on their offer of getting double keys with my first purchase). IP83.101.44.209 (talk) 19:15, July 28, 2014 (UTC)

Promo chest[edit source]

The promo chest that shows you its content and gives you double rewards, does not use a key to open, but opening it does count towards the "use 5 keys in a day to receive 5 bonus hearts of ice". IP83.101.44.209 (talk) 04:36, February 9, 2015 (UTC)

Broad Arrow got a key[edit source]

I just got a key while I was fletching Broad Arrows. Normally that wouldn't yield strange rocks but I actually got a key while doing this. Puretppc (talk) 16:31, March 31, 2015 (UTC)

butterfly promo[edit source]

https://www.reddit.com/r/runescape/comments/4bpgsj/this_th_promo_is_bullshit/d1bkgf9

So, in context, people misclicked or spam clicked the lock will use a key, but not have any progress counted for the butterfly. And apparently, this is not a bug and intended. GG keys --Jlun2 (talk) 21:42, March 24, 2016 (UTC)

Also for reference:

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Optimal route; after 5th prestige it can be done infinitely until the promo ends for Butterfly jar (huge)

--Jlun2 (talk) 20:06, March 25, 2016 (UTC)

200m gp rates[edit source]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBr4fBy7vV8

So, A Friend just went and spend 20k keys on this promo and won 200M 5 times. Is it fair to say it's ~1/5000 chance? He wins it at 2:35, 5:50, 7:00, 10:30, 12:20 --Jlun2 (talk) 01:49, April 30, 2016 (UTC)

Nevermind, he spent 50k keys and had all purples won. I guess more than 1/5k chance for each purple? There's more than 10 purple slot items at the time of posting. --Jlun2 (talk) 22:03, May 5, 2016 (UTC)

https://www.reddit.com/r/runescape/comments/5ekzug/so_my_friend_is_a_fucking_stain/

someone got 200m, then followed by 200m x 4. Mfw🙂 --Jlun2 (talk) 04:31, November 24, 2016 (UTC)

I saw a comment on that thread stating that it's actually 200m x5, but the first one is split off because of items that can only be obtained once, like skilling outfit pieces. Farming-icon.png Salix of Prifddinas (Talk) Prifddinas lodestone icon.png 08:25, November 24, 2016 (UTC)

Summer Sizzler promo[edit source]

https://www.reddit.com/r/runescape/comments/4w1t9b/psa_treasure_hunter_summer_sizzler_promo_tresholds/

"From 00:00 UTC on 4th August until 23:59 UTC on 8th August, Summer Sizzler will replace all lamps and stars with bright lamps and stars – awarding an extra 20% extra XP. Continue playing and pass thresholds to unlock more XP in 10% increments, all the way up to 70% extra XP."

  • 10 keys = 30% bonus
  • 25 keys = 40% bonus
  • 50 keys = 50% bonus
  • 100 keys = 60% bonus
  • 175 keys = 70% bonus

Happy Treasure Hunting --Jlun2 (talk) 02:41, August 5, 2016 (UTC)

http://imgur.com/a/cRmVJ

http://imgur.com/a/DMNs1

It also applies to lamps, in case anyone wonders. --Jlun2 (talk) 02:46, August 5, 2016 (UTC)

earn keys glitch[edit source]

https://www.reddit.com/r/runescape/comments/5bdo0x/supersonic_was_the_only_one_with_working_videos/d9np246/

Also it happened 2 years ago apparently, but I can't find it. --Jlun2 (talk) 08:34, November 6, 2016 (UTC)

Hearts of Ice mechanics[edit source]

Probably like most people I use my hearts of ice on silver items when there is a desired "red" item - it should be optimal strategy to increase the chance of the desired item. This hasn't been a successful strategy of late (the last 6 months or so). Is it possible that either:

  1. The rng chooses colour of prize first, then rolls until it get an unfrozen item, or
  2. The chance of getting a unique red item is dependent on how many unique red items are left in the total promotion.

Rich Farmbrough, 11:47 26 March 2017 (UTC).

I think it's more likely the first one. If we assume similar roll Mechanics to clue scrolls, then there's no limit to the amount of prizes, however the odds of getting rarer prizes would be Tony (similar to the odds of rolling a 3rd age dye). I think it'd bee unlikely there's a limited number of items, cus then people who play th first would (technically) have a higher chance of getting rare items, which would be unfair on players who have jobs etc. and can't play as often as other players. NYX TRYX | E 12:05, March 26, 2017 (UTC)
I can somewhat confirm this, as I have had several occasions where I froze lots of orange/red gems to test in order to get red gems.. but on 90% of the tests, I got a white-orange.
Purple partyhat.png Sparky Kitty the WikianFiremaking.png 01:09, March 27, 2017 (UTC)

Dune mender-like promos[edit source]

Because apparently noone seems to get the fact this type of promo has been reused over and over, here's a list. Each event lasted 4-5 days, and had the remaining week to use items before they disappeared:

--Jlun2 (talk) 05:53, July 23, 2017 (UTC)

profitability[edit source]

https://twitter.com/JagexOsborne/status/922549574316843008

"@helring @Crocky_God @DaddyBzay @RuneScape A cosmetic promotion makes 8 times less than even a bonus XP promo. We need to make cosmetics more desirable, but I think it can be done"

no idea who's interested, but just posting this here if needed --Jlun2 (talk) 02:16, October 29, 2017 (UTC)

F2P Max Earned Keys[edit source]

The maximum amount of Earned Keys that a f2p can hold is 10, beyond that number the player will get a Key Token instead. The player won't be able to redeem such token if he has 10 or more Earned Keys. K ox (talk) 18:17, December 29, 2017 (UTC)

Post RunePass[edit source]

https://www.reddit.com/r/runescape/comments/8wenhs/psa_jagex_has_no_plans_to_replace_th_with/

TH lives --Jlun2 (talk) 18:00, July 6, 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, an interpration of something Mod Osborne said as opposed to an actual statement is not a real source, is it. Farming-icon.png Salix of Prifddinas (Talk) Prifddinas lodestone icon.png 18:48, July 7, 2018 (UTC)

Keys from Skilling/Killing Increase[edit source]

Let it be known starting from July 8th, 2019 with the Land out of Time release TH keys are much, much more common. There was no patch notes indicating this. Larka (talk) 06:35, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

Max keys through questing? Clarify or delete[edit source]

I have no idea what this is supposed to mean: "The maximum number of keys obtainable through questing is 100." I have completed all but two quests and received keys for all of them so far. Perhaps it refers to a previous limit, in which case it should be deleted. If it refers to not being able to gain keys from a quest when the player already has 100+, then it should be clarified. Armadyl the GoodAnastasious, Feal to Armadyl (Talk)Armadyl the True 09:33, 2 March 2020 (UTC)

Dwarven Discovery controversy[edit source]

Just added a piece to the Controversies section on the recent Dwarven Discovery mess-up - the last part of that block is sort-of-mentioning this YouTube video, but I didn't want to directly cite it since I am not sure what the rules are on citing videos from random (non-official) sources. User talk:ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of User talk:ThePsionic ThePsionic Special:Contributions/ThePsionic.png: RS3 Inventory image of Special:Contributions/ThePsionic 13:00, 27 October 2020 (UTC)