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old messages[edit source]

Hey man, welcome to the RuneScape Wiki. I look forward to your contributions here.--Richard 20:45, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

  • Hey, thanks for the warm welcome. :) --Ixfd64 20:47, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Hi[edit source]

Hey its me from runescape. Jcantrell 01:00, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

Great job[edit source]

Excellent work on the popular culture stuff man. I was wondering if it's OK to use that stuff on the main page in like a Did you know? thing, like on the RuneScape portal on Wikipedia.--Richard 21:41, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

  • Sure, that sounds great! --Ixfd64 22:15, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Apologies[edit source]

Sorry if I disturbed you last night while reverting that vandalizer's attack. He attakced your culture article, so I reverted yours. Sorry if any trouble was caused. Huanghe63talk 04:28, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

  • Don't worry, your help is appreciated! --Ixfd64 07:31, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

Hey, just a tip[edit source]

It's usually better to reply to someone on their own talk page, with a header that's the same as the subject on your page, but with a "Re: " before it. Most people can't be bothered to check everyone else's talk pages for messages meant for themselves. =) Oddlyoko 23:08, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

Very old game updates[edit source]

Where did you find the articles for those 3 updates you added? The game updates at end at Members' quests (23-Jul-2002). -- Couchpotato99 (talk) (contribs) 17:36, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

  • Unfortunately, Jagex did not keep any news items prior to July 23rd, 2002. To make matters worse, Jagex has asked Alexa Internet not to archive the RuneScape site. [1] The Rune Tips news archive contains some official news items prior to July 23rd, 2002. However, Rune Tips was often inactive in the early days, so it does not have every news item. --Ixfd64 21:04, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

¡Qué interesante![edit source]

Where do you discover such interesting tidbits as this?  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Hyenaste (talk).

  • Well, I've played RuneScape since February 2001. :) --Ixfd64 04:05, 10 September 2006 (UTC)

Quest guide stubs[edit source]

I'm not sure it's a good idea just to make stubs of quest articles. Leaving them as redlinks shows us they are incomplete - if they're blue we might think they're done and ignore them when looking for a quest guide to write. I know I would. JalYt-Xil-Vimescarrot 21:20, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

  • Hmm, that's a good point. Also, would it be a good idea to indicate any imcomplete guides on the quests article? --Ixfd64 21:25, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

popular culture page[edit source]

This is good =)

I think the pyramid in desert treasure is largely based on The Mummy series of films.

Ape atoll and the monkey madness quests have echoes of Planet of the apes. I can't remember any specific references though.

--Eucarya 07:41, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

HP Lovecraft referenced in Slug Menace - talk to the fishing shop guy. Some notes in Witchaven about it.  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Eucarya (talk).

One of the songs Mind over Matter is a popular phrase used often in philosophy.It was popularlised in the 1960's, 1970's.

Hi again lol[edit source]

Hey its me, Jcantrell from runescape.  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Wow...[edit source]

Most of these are not even Popular Culture references.

"Players may see a wandering cat named Bob, who gives the text "The Jagex cat" upon examination. A Jagex staff member has stated that Bob is based on a real cat in the Jagex office. In A Tail of Two Cats, the player gets to interact with Bob."???  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

  • Not everything mentioned on that page is a popular culture reference. Anyways, I've made it less confusing. --Ixfd64 18:58, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

New pages: Remember[edit source]

Two things:

  1. English spelling (armour not armor)
  2. Categorise! Category:Bestiary for those Barrows Brothers stubs. JalYt-Xil-Vimescarrot 22:01, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

2007![edit source]

YAy yyayay ayayay Happy 2007 woohooo Im so happy I LOVE OYU UORUTOU I LUV U Hahhhah yAYAYAYYa im so hyper hyerp hyper yayayyayay woootootohooto YAYAYYAYAYAY!!!! Wooohoooo to 2007 AYayayyaya YEAAAAAHHHH Red partyhat.pngDreadnoughttalk 10:41, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

More references[edit source]

(moved from user talk:Ixfd64/statistics)[edit source]

I'm liking it. Is this developing into a full RSWiki article? JalYt-Xil-Vimescarrot 21:15, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

Cool stuff. I've done some analysis on KQ trips (done 200 trips without a drop). I'll add to the article, delete or ammend if you dont like it. --Miw 09:57, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
Added some text, but lacks links to statistics. Interesting questions:
  • what is a good estimator for (rare) drops? How many kills does one need to say that the odds of getting a particular drop is 1 in 100?
  • I have seen various debates on woodcutting speed. What (if any) is the relationship between wc speed and wc levels? It would be nice to have a statistically solid design of an experiment.
  • How can one obtain a decent average hit estimate from a long sequence of monster kills. What is the impact of the last hit (limited by the remaining hitpoints of the opponent) which introduces a form of non-linearity into the analysis.
  • Is it possible to discover more on the random generator used in the game? There seems to be a tendency of clustering, that is manifest in several drop lists. This could be some kind of imagination, or it could be a side effect of the random generator that drives so many aspects of the game.
  • Some player state that there is some type of starting up penalty. As they stay longer with a particular activity they see their results improving. How can they verify such a hypothesis?  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Miw (talk).

(moved from user talk:Ixfd64/addiction)[edit source]

I'll help a bit! Red partyhat.pngDreadnoughttalk 06:26, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Did you hear about the four month old girl who died from neglect due to her parents playing World of Warcraft? Now that's addiction. JalYt-Xil-Vimescarrot 08:20, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
If you haven't... Woodcutting-icon.png HYEN-ASTE 08:47, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
I heard of a 10 year old girl who played World Of Warcraft for 3 whole days without bathroom breaks, lunches or any meals, and without sleep!!! Guess what happened... She died on the fourth day!!!!!!! That is addicted!!!!!!!Yellow partyhat.png Ilyas Talk Contribs01:23, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
ROFL!!!! No I really was Rolling on the floor laughing!!!!!!! This is soooooo funny, My mom asked what was going on and I said I wanted to coppy this to word and save so I could forward this through e-mail to all of my friends or print it!!!Yellow partyhat.png Ilyas Talk Contribs01:26, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
Who even has $21,474,836.47?!! In life that would be so much money while if you real world item trade for that amount of coins, it would only be about $9,000!! Even though I don't real world item trade, I know the prices because I clicked on a google add.Yellow partyhat.png Ilyas Talk Contribs02:03, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
I'm addicted to the chron homies. Marijuana. I tried it in high school and got hooked. {{Signatures/Total Rune}}07:46, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Here's a pop culture reference for ya[edit source]

Use a herring (cooked/uncooked on any tree and you get the message "This is not the strongest tree in the forest" or somethin like that. That's a Monty Python; Holy Grail; Knights Who Say Ni reference. {{Signatures/Total Rune}}07:46, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Broken links[edit source]

Hello, one of the projects that a few members of the wiki have recently taken up includes tackling Wanted Pages to try to remove red links that are not article names. It seems that either your userpage or talk page have links to articles that no longer exist. I’m sending this message to ask you to remove these red links for your pages, or in 2-3 days I will do it myself. If for some reason you would like to keep the links (and the only case I could see of this is if you are trying to retrieve a forum thread that has been deleted, and have not yet been in contact with Hyenaste) then please leave me a message on my talk page as soon as possible so that I know not to remove these links. If you are unsure of what links your page may include, again please leave a message on my talk page. This is what I plan to do:

  • Replace any forum links with [[Forum:Does not exist|link text you had previously]] or, if its just a link to a forum I will replace it with [[Forum:Does not exist|Forum:old forum name]]
  • If your page includes a link to a signature that does not exist (most likely [[User:Total Rune|Total Rune’s]]) I will replace the bad link with [[User:User name|User name]]
  • Links to fake items will be replaced simply with the item name
  • Links to non-existant images will be removed completely
  • Links to non-existant user subpages will most likely be replaced with Subpage name

Thank you for your cooperation, and please leave any questions on my talk page. ChristineTalk 15:28, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Pop[edit source]

Check out the jackal page for another pop culture tidbitScythe.png Atlandy 21:05, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

File:Fishing vs. cooking XP.PNG[edit source]

Though I'm not Christine, I've restored your requested image. Dragon medium helm! Whaddaya know?Chiafriend12Better than rune!I have 12 friends. 05:37, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

  • Thanks. I've saved the image to my computer, so you can delete it now. --Ixfd64 05:54, 13 October 2007 (UTC)
Well. I deleted 613 images on the first day I started to delete them. If I had deleted it that day, I think giving reasons for all of them would have taken an insane amount of time. >_< If it was later, then I'm not sure. But its been months. It was on the site notice for everyone too.. ChristineTalk 14:34, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

Banned...[edit source]

I'm sorry you got banneded on RuneScape. Planeshifted 23:27, 5 November 2007 (UTC)

Re: Jagex' response to real world trading.[edit source]

It was a speedy delete and this information is suitable on the Dark RuneScape Wiki. Dragon chainbody.pngEmosworldSysop crown.svg 02:27, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

  • (copied) Thanks for your reply. Since you are an administrator on the Dark RuneScape Wiki as well, could you please export the article and import it there? Thanks! --Ixfd64 04:24, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

Old skooler[edit source]

Nice to see other old skool rsc'ers still active. U play much? --Gold ore.png Mercifull UK serv.svg (Talk) 19:47, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

  • I still play from time to time, but not as much as I used to, though. --Ixfd64 20:11, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Drop party[edit source]

Hi Ixfd,

I saw and the reference, and it caught my eye because (to my knowledge) many of those items mentioned in the reference were released months after the supposed date of the drop party. Do you think you might have the year wrong or something? ʞooɔ 06:59, May 7, 2011 (UTC)

  • I think Dumb Woob hosted his weekly event for several months, which would explain why some "newer" items were shown in the pictures. --Ixfd64 17:30, May 7, 2011 (UTC)

Yew Grove thread[edit source]

Hi, nice to see an old wikian. :) Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I closed the Yew Grove thread you made as it's not really a topic or discussion. It looks like Mol Man is able and willing to help, so feel free to talk to him about the issue on his talk page. Cheers, --LiquidTalk 23:46, January 29, 2014 (UTC)

Ya. It looks like the icons that position them there are only on [[MediaWiki:Wikia.css]]. You should ask an admin to move the topright-icon class to MediaWiki:Common.css. MolMan 00:03, January 30, 2014 (UTC)
Cqm fixed it. Also, Cqm is a buttocks. MolMan 00:54, January 30, 2014 (UTC)
Lies cqm 00:59, 30 Jan 2014 (UTC) (UTC)
It works perfectly now. Thanks to everyone that looked into this! --Ixfd64 (talk) 01:12, January 30, 2014 (UTC)
Mostly thanks to me. You're welcome, Ixfd. Shove off, cam. MolMan 01:15, January 30, 2014 (UTC)

Future[edit source]

Hey man, just read through your predictions list, and many of them were accurate. I do have one correction for you, however, and it is that Gertjaars was NOT the first player to hit 1 billion experience. He was, in fact, fourth. Behind at least Zezima, Uloveme, and Yogosun. Zezima was the first to hit that milestone, which he achieved on June 14, 2007.TheGreatWhiteNorth (talk) 21:58, January 31, 2014 (UTC)

Moved to here from a probably accidentally created subpage that I have requested deletion for. Small recharge gem.png AnselaJonla Slayer-icon.png 22:12, January 31, 2014 (UTC)

Buyable skills[edit source]

Hello Ixfd. I moved your buyable skill page to User:Ixfd64/Buyable skill as we do not really need that. You can find skilling guides which will explain what skill is buyable. It's really a matter of opinion. Thanks, — Jr Mime (talk) 18:17, August 8, 2014 (UTC)

  • Fair enough. --Ixfd64 (talk) 19:28, August 8, 2014 (UTC)

DropsLine and "gemw"[edit source]

When you correct that an item is now available on the GE, please simply remove the parameter "|gemw=" completely, instead of setting it to "yes". It is one of those parameters that is assumed "yes" unless included, so it keeps the wiki code cleaner. IP83.101.44.209 (talk) 05:15, January 31, 2015 (UTC)

  • All right, thanks for the reminder. --Ixfd64 (talk) 19:44, January 31, 2015 (UTC)

Random shout-out from 14 years ago[edit source]

I was just looking through some old Tip.It forum archives and you showed up. ʞooɔ 20:03, February 23, 2015 (UTC)

Yeah, those were the good times. :D --Ixfd64 (talk) 20:08, February 25, 2015 (UTC)

Hey![edit source]

I just wanted to leave you this message and say that I've stumbled upon your essay on p-mods the other day. It's well written. Your observations are spot on, and most of it is still relevant even today. Great read, thank you for that. 5-x Talk 19:21, August 31, 2015 (UTC)

  • No problem, I'm glad you enjoyed reading it. --Ixfd64 (talk) 19:59, August 31, 2015 (UTC)

Degradation[edit source]

By the definition of Equipment degradation that we use, scrimshaws don't degrade. They are using a different system and shouldn't be listed in the category. MolMan 19:02, January 11, 2016 (UTC)

  • All right, thanks for the information. --Ixfd64 (talk) 19:02, January 11, 2016 (UTC)

Lamps![edit source]

{{Otheruses}} is your friend ;) Farming-icon.png Salix (Talk) Prifddinas lodestone icon.png 08:10, June 2, 2016 (UTC)

the Wikian title[edit source]

Hello! Following the discussion at RuneScape:The Wikian, you have been granted the Wikian title! Please make arrangements with Gaz Lloyd to receive the title in game. If you could please add your in-game name to RuneScape:The Wikian/Users, it would be most appreciated. Thanks and congratulations! svco4bY.png3Gf5N2F.png 01:17, December 14, 2016 (UTC)

Citing[edit source]

Hey, I saw yer referencing. We've actually got a series of templates fer easy referencing and formatting, such as Template:CiteTwitter, which can display mair information than the basic ref tags What I've done Ciphrius Kane Talk 03:10, April 4, 2017 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the information. That template looks pretty useful. I'll definitively use it next time! --Ixfd64 (talk) 03:14, April 4, 2017 (UTC)
By the way, ye seem tae be confusing the quote and title parts. The title is taken tae be the title of the original post, and the quote is the actual citation. If yer confused, try reading the template's documentation What I've done Ciphrius Kane Talk 17:59, April 14, 2017 (UTC)

Luck[edit source]

I thought the enhanced luck potion was tier 4, my bad. Thanks for improving my attempt of future proofing it. :) Farming-icon.png Salix (Talk) Prifddinas lodestone icon.png 00:12, June 4, 2017 (UTC)

Who got 99 Firemaking first?[edit source]

Hey, I was wondering if you still remember what the source was that you used for this edit back in 2007. Mainly because of this discussion on reddit (who got 99 Firemaking first?). P.S. Please reply on my talk page. :) Farming-icon.png Salix (Talk) Prifddinas lodestone icon.png 15:21, March 29, 2018 (UTC)

Hidden updates[edit source]

The original beach update says it’d be removed on the 27th, but as this was a bank holiday, the update was moved to the 28th. Not really a hidden update, also they told us on Twitter that it was changed to the 28th. Meeeeerds msg 04:15, August 29, 2018 (UTC)

Metamorphic Geodes and Strange/Golden Rocks[edit source]

Hi! I noticed you made an edit to the metamorphic geode page, specifically adding the line "Although the player is "guaranteed" to get a rock they do not yet own, the rate is not 100%." I was wondering what you meant by this, as it was a contradictory statement (if it is guaranteed, then it would be 100%, else it is not guaranteed.) Mod Breezy stated that they are 100%, and I personally have not yet gotten a geode that did not contain a rock. Perhaps, if you did recieve one, you had a statue collection bag that was already full, or all the possible rocks were already in your bank? Are you eligible to recieve golden rocks (having Prifddinas unlocked etc.)? I just wanted to let you know because I have adjusted your edit on the page, but if you have evidence of the drop not being guaranteed, I would like to discuss it so we can have the most accurate information on the page. Thanks!  RS AdvLogMyles Prower  Talk 03:53, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

I was basing the information on this Reddit thread. Ixfd64 (talk) 04:29, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Vote in the Weird Gloop elections![edit source]

Hi Ixfd64!

Because of your involvement with the wiki, you are eligible to vote on the candidates for the board of Weird Gloop, the company that hosts the RuneScape and Old School RuneScape wikis.

See meta:Weird Gloop elections/2019/Candidates for candidate presentations, and meta:Weird Gloop elections for how to vote – it'll take maybe 5 minutes.

There are 4 candidates for RuneScape, 4 candidates for OSRS, and 1 candidate for pt-RuneScape. If you'd like to influence who represents the voices of these communities inside the company, I strongly encourage you to vote! You are one of only 204 people that meet the requirements, and this is a chance to help shape the future of the wikis.

Thanks! ʞooɔ 01:08, 23 December 2019 (UTC)

Disambig pages[edit source]

Hey! Thanks for making those disambig pages. Just a couple of notes: (1) when there's only two possible targets for a disambig page, a disambig isn't necessary. Make the disambig redirect to the more popular target of the two and use Template:Redirect on that page instead; (2) Template:Disambig goes on the bottom of the page, not the top. Thank you! ɳex undique 02:15, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

Do you want a free wiki t-shirt?[edit source]

Hi Ixfd64!

To celebrate the two-year anniversary of the new site, we're giving away RuneScape Wiki t-shirts to a bunch of wiki editors. Because of your contributions to the community over the last year, we'd like to send you one! If you're interested, go fill out this form, and we'll get those shipped out before the end of the month.

If you have any questions, shoot me a talk page message or a DM on Discord (Cook#2222). Thanks!

ʞooɔ 22:37, 2 October 2020 (UTC)

Just requested one. Thank you so much! Ixfd64 (talk) 16:13, 4 October 2020 (UTC)

Old Woodcutting experience formula trivia[edit source]

Hi! I found on your contribution of the trivia that initially the experience given when woodcutting followed the formula 28.25 + level * 1.75, and wanted to query on that. Is that from own experience or is there some fansite that formula was featured or the experience they received at a particular level. I found one fansite with calculator that would indicate was similar equation of firemaking (25 + level * 1.75), and one where they indicated the experience they received (unfortunately they did not mention at what level it was observed). If its with the same formula of firemaking at level 38 would fit better (would have given calculated 91.5 and they reported 92 xp). Whereas with the formula you had placed if at level 36 would have been 91.25 and less likely to have placed as observed 92. These are the links which I found around:

Luis12345lts (talk) 16:26, 6 February 2021 (UTC)

  • For the Woodcutting and Firemaking skills, I know from experience that the XP per log increased with the player's level. However, this was a long time ago, and unfortunately I don't remember the exact formula. Ixfd64 (talk) 04:26, 7 February 2021 (UTC)

Aerated sediment artefacts[edit source]

Hi Ixfd, you changed the rarities for artefacts on Aerated sediment some time back on the basis of there being 32 artefacts. However, there don't seem to be that many by my count. Is this a mistake or is there something else I'm missing? Henneyj 19:46, 9 June 2021 (UTC)

Hmm... the page only shows 27 artifacts. I'm not sure where the figure of 32 artefacts came from. I might have copied it from earthen clay by mistake. Ixfd64 (talk) 21:40, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

Citations[edit source]

Hi. I've just been reminded about something. This is just a small request on my part. When adding citations to wiki pages, please use templates such as Template:CiteGeneral, Template:CiteReddit, and Template:CiteTwitter, as needed. I've noticed that you just dump the link between <ref></ref> tags (one example here), and I had to correct a bunch of those over the past couple years. Using proper templates makes it clearer, easier to read, and look nicer. Thank you. 5-x Talk 11:46, 24 August 2021 (UTC)

Sure, I'll keep that in mind. On a side note, it would be useful we had the RefToolbar like on Wikipedia. Ixfd64 (talk) 16:00, 24 August 2021 (UTC)

RE: drop rates for deathspore arrow tips and splintering arrow tips[edit source]

Oh hi, I missed your message. Anyway:

  1. The drop chances are cached - enums IDs 16550 and 16551 are the mining and woodcutting chances respectively. (code_06, its mapping item ID : chance out of 1000). You can grab a download from if you want to check.
  2. I believe so, since the mapping is item ID and not location ID (i.e. not trees/rocks).
  3. Can't say, doesn't appear to be cached. Or at least I don't see it.

Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 17:07, 4 October 2021 (UTC)

@Gaz Lloyd: Thanks. I didn't know the cache now contains drop rates. This will be very useful going forward. Ixfd64 (talk) 21:08, 4 October 2021 (UTC)
Its useful when its there, for sure. Probably don't expect it for like monsters and such. Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 01:23, 6 October 2021 (UTC)