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KB[edit source]

Official site description is [ here].

Expression error[edit source]

Getting 'Expression error: Unrecognised punctuation character ","' when trying to figure Coins per point using {{#expr:({{GEPrice|Tomato seed}}/220) round 2}} for the Making Money section for watermelon seeds. The formula is working for the other 3 seeds above watermelon seeds. Any ideas about why? Chrislee33 23:20, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

AHA, figure out that if the price is over 1000 the formula adds a comma which triggers the unrecognised punctuation error. Need to figure out something to work around this!!!! Chrislee33 23:30, 19 February 2008 (UTC)
Correct formula is {{#expr:({{:Exchange:Watermelon seed|View=price}}/1450) round 2}} which accounts for any price over 1,000 which uses the comma sign. Chrislee33 23:39, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

number colors[edit source]

Number Color
1 Blue
2 Green
3 Red
4 Yellow
5 Purple
6 Blueish-green

Redekopmark 02:33, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

I just got a 6 in the game. Have yet to see 7 or 8, but I doubt they even existSsj metroid 00:38, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Other fansite minigame guides[edit source]

Other sites listed here (on talk pages) as resources:

  • to make this guide more comprehensive
  • to improve quality of our information
  • to check that nothing here has been copied outright from other sites - RuneScape:Copyrights
  • for new quests, to see when and which sites have their guides up; if this info is timely

Only one other site has a guide up...

2 forum guides now up -

dissapointing[edit source]

this new farming game is rubbish, i went to try it, it took me a minute each flag (put 10 flags in the ground, got 9 sets of points, 1 rabbit) and for that i got 115xp, 10 mins 115 farm exp, thats rubbish i could get that raking weeds in less time. say you get to 30 secs per flag (unlikely) thats still rubbish xp, what a waste of time and a dissapointment this minigame is, especially when the time could have been spent improving recent content, I would be happy to have no significant updates or quests for a month if it helped sort things out. Green partyhat.png Bob2006ty(RUNESTORM333)  talk Green partyhat.png 14:42, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

I totally agree... I went there, spent my 10 flags so they'll store them for me and it won't waste my bank space, and I'm not going back there again unless they update it. Not to mention the poor user-friendlyness of the thing (*cough* not being able to remove a flag you'd accidentally misplaced *cough*). Second-abyssal-whip.pngPatheticcockroachGuthan's platebody.png(Talk) 14:48, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
you now get 1xp per point witch is 6 times as much^^--j-g 21:55, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

stealing points[edit source]

i see alot of people comming running to you to "steal" points but do you get less points when a player stands next to you? if you have the answer please try to add link were it says so.

(and btw a flag attracs:farmer,rabit and other players :D)--j-g 21:55, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Comments[edit source]

Since the update, I've taken out the "needs lvl 10 farming."

I went in with about 10xp in farming. I did *not* receive 50 points for identifying a seed! But as my level went up (having traded in points for xp) the number of points for identifying a seed increased - I don't think the table on the page is accurate, does someone want to verify this and take it out?

Also the points > xp conversion isn't linear... I haven't played with the numbers yet though.

The number of points per correct flag is based on your level, though it is not obvious how this is calculated. Even given a particular level, the points per flag are not constant. As far as I can tell, the number of squares around the flag that *you* have cleared also makes a difference. It needs more testing to be sure. I'm loving this minigame, and the update certainly makes it rewarding. Hurston 23:58, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Some more Comments[edit source]

1.) Should we add in details about where and who and how much we can buy the ogleroots? 2.) The runehq guide says that the points for uncovering a square depends on the number of the grid. Should we do something? XDRAGONAITE +Saradomin's Book of Wisdom.png 10:36, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

A couple more:
When a farmer clears a (correct) flag, or finds a dead seed, the 7x7 area around him is reset to dirt *but* any seeds that are already in that area don't move. The only thing that changes is the farmer adds *one* more seed, somewhere within the *5x5* area around the flag - the squares at the edge of the 7x7 square do never get the new seed.
runehq are (or were) wrong. xp for digging any hole (without a seed) is 1


Points Per Hour/etc.[edit source]

Anybody have any ideas on how quickly points can be earned by yourself and on the Vinesweeper world at peak time? Might be useful info for the article so we can compare it to other methods of farming, as they all give 'X' xp in 'Y' time. --E.T. Prod U (Talk) 09:16, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

Well it would depend on how experienced you are at the game. While trying to get 65 farming for the new quest, I realise I average at 13-14k exp/hour. Note that my flags are placed correctly almost all the time. --C.ChiamTalk 12:45, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Well I consider myself fairly experienced at the game.. and I managed to get 6k points in 40 minutes. That's equal to 9k/hr. I didn't once get a flag wrong, or have it eaten by rabbits... Getting 13-14k may be possible if you find a seed and move on, but I was clearing a large patch then marking the flags all at once.

Either way to get 13-14k (even 9k) per hour you need to be extremely experienced. 17:01, March 6, 2011 (UTC)S

flags to point ratio[edit source]

Is there a way to tell how many points you are going to get when you lay a flag or is the number of points you get random? Some variables i'm knowticing to be good are number of correct flags in a row (assumming that a rabbit dosn't eat the seed), and number of spots dug around it (less spots dug = more points about 40-70% of the time) Mathwiz908 19:13, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Glitch[edit source]

I've stumbled upon a certain glitch or bug in the game twice now. I've made screenshots which I could add to this page. Should I, or would that mess up the page's quality? In case I should, how would I do it? The glitch is that there is a 3x3 area filled with numbers. --Tharkon 13:17, September 21, 2009 (UTC)

BIt of a late response but its not a glitch, it happens when there are existing numbers on the ground and a flag is placed nearby. When the farmer picks up the flag it "resets" the ground near it but if some numbers are just out of reach of the reset then it is possible for that area to become 3x3 as those numbers were previously existing and somtimes dont match the current seeds, although it is rare. Bakinblak009 00:39, February 24, 2010 (UTC)

No Official World[edit source]

The article states that World 51 is the official world for Vinesweeper. In actuality, there is no dedicated VS world. I seem to recall some world merging/repurposing a while back, I figure it changed then. As I'm not aware of the proper thing to do with the article, I have not removed the erroneus message at the top of the page. Whatthefbomb (talk) 03:49, May 27, 2015 (UTC)