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Welcome![edit source]

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Hello, Metapig, and welcome to the RuneScape Wiki!

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Again, welcome! —BerserkHackr 22:43, June 11, 2010 (UTC)

RE: Chrome extension feedback[edit source]

Thanks! Smile --Quarenon  Talk 05:08, August 1, 2010 (UTC)

about hidden updates[edit source]

never knew about that,sorry.Btw check the latest edit to while guthix sleeps,is that true?Brego1176 20:56, September 8, 2010 (UTC)

Personal Image[edit source]

InformationHello. An image or video that you have uploaded appears to be personal. Personal files should not be hosted on the RuneScape Wiki (see RS:NOT#HOST). If you want to add a picture or video of your RuneScape character, or any other media that doesn't fit in an article, you may upload it on an image hosting site, such as Photobucket or ImageShack. You can then insert it into your userpage simply by copying and pasting the URL where you want to insert it. If you have uploaded a picture of your avatar, you can instead directly link to your avatar picture by pasting character name/full.gif for full avatar and for chathead. If you need more details feel free to ask any question you have on my talk page. Iiii I I I 02:46, November 24, 2010 (UTC)

Ohaider[edit source]

  • poke*

S T Y G 23:41, November 24, 2010 (UTC)

Oh, and nice logo :3
S T Y G 01:52, November 25, 2010 (UTC)

CajunFX[edit source]

Come check us out to better your GFX skills. StrangeDesigns.Net

Re: Leeuni's Chathead image.[edit source]

Heyy, I've also been having problems with the wiki not displaying images properly too. Over time, I realized that if you leave an image for long enough, it'll display what it should display. I'm absolutely certain that I did not shrink the image - I definitely cropped it. I'm going to re-upload a cropped version rather than revert it just incase. If it appears to be shrunk, just trust me and leave it. It'll display properly if you give it a couple of hours. Blasty Talk 13:16, December 4, 2010 (UTC)

I've been...[edit source]

Busy all week :/ I'll try and get on sometime this week, tho :)

S T Y G 18:58, December 12, 2010 (UTC)

Please fix your signature[edit source]

Have a look at this edit you just made. Most of the characters added in the edit are the raw form of your sig; this practice unnecessarily bloats pages and your signature won't update as you change it.

Do the following:

  • Create [[RuneScape:Signatures/Metapig|this page]].
  • Copy your signature code into the page and save:

<span style="border:3px ridge #660099; -webkit-border-radius:0em 0em 0em 2em; background-color:#000000">   [[User:Metapig/Guestbook|<span style="color:#666666;">Subscriptio</span>]] </span><span style="border:4px ridge #cc0000;background-color:#000000; ">[[User:Metapig| <span style="font-family:Segoe Script;"><span style="color:#00cc00;"> Metapig</span>]] </span><span style="border:3px ridge #660099; -webkit-border-radius:0em 2em 0em 0em; background-color:#000000"> [[User talk: Metapig|<span style="color:#666666;">Disputatio</span>]]  </span>


  • Make sure the custom signature box is checked and save.
  • Optionally: Go back to pages you've signed before that include your raw sig code and replace them with ~~~~.

Voila. --Andorin (Talk) (Contribs) 05:30, December 15, 2010 (UTC)

My lil' holiday[edit source]

Hithar. I always have fun on holidays. And when you say I'm your idol, do you mean American Idol? Because I'm Carrie Underwood. ʞooɔ 01:55, December 20, 2010 (UTC)

No i don't mean American Idol, Ms. Underwood. I meant on the Wiki. You're edits are over 4*9000!!!    Guestbook  Metapig  Talk Page   01:59, December 20, 2010 (UTC)

Your signature[edit source]

It's blacking out all the text after it, look at all the stuff after your message here. Could you have a look at it? Kthx. Real Crazy 11:25, December 21, 2010 (UTC)


is what I can see... Real Crazy 20:53, December 21, 2010 (UTC)

I can fix your signature[edit source]

It's simple I only need to template it. Do you want me too? Answer fast plox after it u gotta repair all the places you pur your untemplated signature Frown Sorry but it is the truth. Lunar Helm Victorgno T G B Gecko 19:23, January 16, 2011 (UTC) (An example of a nice, templated signature)

You need not help, for the problem was fixed several weeks ago. Thank you for your kind offerings, though.    Guestbook  Metapig  Talk Page   20:30, January 16, 2011 (UTC)
Sorry, you beat me by some weeks. But in ZamorakO o's Guestbook it wasn't templated. Oh, now, you also gotta edit all the places you put your untemplated signature Concerned
Lunar Helm Victorgno T G B Gecko 21:38, January 16, 2011 (UTC)
If you could direct me to the places where i put an untemplated signature, that would help. Thanks.    Guestbook  Metapig  Talk Page   22:42, January 16, 2011 (UTC)
Will do. I'm already fixing most I see, though.
Lunar Helm Victorgno T G B Gecko 02:17, January 18, 2011 (UTC)

Untemplated signatures.[edit source]

I already got tired of doing this, so i'll just put a list of the links here.

Page Joeytje50's GB Stornsaw1's GB Porp1's GB Pharos 5's GB
Fixed? No Yes Yes No

I got bored because nobody is vandalising the wikia, so....[edit source]


SPAMGuy.jpgS T Y G 03:26, February 22, 2011 (UTC)

Long story involving my absense, my little cousin, and a misunderstanting between a contest and my little cousin, rofl. Oh, and here is the best video evarr made.
Original video
S T Y G 01:09, February 23, 2011 (UTC)

ZOMG[edit source]

I got an abyssal whip drop from abyssal demons :D Da thingie is, I only has 62 slayer. Explanation: I was watching my friend kill abyssals when a bot's script messed up and forgot to pick up a whip, which later on appeared to everyone and... The rest is history >:)

S T Y G 22:31, February 28, 2011 (UTC)

LUCKY >:o Sometimes I wish i could get a drop WORTH LIKE 3-4M GP. Gosh...    Guestbook  Metapig  Talk Page   19:23, March 1, 2011 (UTC)
Actually, whips are worth around 1.4 mil now... :/
S T Y G 03:42, March 5, 2011 (UTC)

Your new username[edit source]

Love it ;) Nado lyubitʹ russkih !

S T Y G 04:22, April 10, 2011 (UTC)

99 Fletch![edit source]

Stygma's getting 99 fletching![edit source]

I'm gonna get my second 99 on Sunday, and I'm gonna be holding a party for it :)

Fletching Emote.gif

Not only me, but my friend Fishie is gonna be getting a 99! However, he's gonna get 99. First, we'll be meeting in Taverley, north of Falador and halfway between the two Skillcape salesmen who sell the cape for the respective skills.

The Plan[edit source]

Alrighty, first, we're gonna meet up in a spot between Catherby and the Saradomin statue north of Falador. Fishie is going to chop the log he needs for 99 WC, and then give it to me, and I'm going to fletch that into a normal longbow and string it for 99 fletch.

After that, we'll proceed to get our capes, and then meet up in the Grand Exchange for a five-minute period of showing off our capes, and just having general fun. Finally, we'll meet up at the Rimmington house portal and all go into my POH and have fun, killing each other in my dungeon/combat/ranging rings or playing a game of darts.


Images[edit source]

Hey, your recent equipped item images look nice, however they look kind of awkward when viewed from their rear-viewing angle. Would you please take them from an angle more like this, or this? Thanks Walrus068 21:42, May 16, 2011 (UTC)

I think the angle of the 2nd image is better than the first image btw. Slight front view is just more natural. Also I would like to ask you to use Anti Aliasing if your computer supports that, and if it does, use the transparency method explained on this guide. Anti Aliasing shows more detail of something, which is better when used on the wiki. If your computer does not support Anti Aliasing, don't worry, images without AA are still good. AA is just a little better, and usually also faster when applying transparency (if this method is used). Thanks, JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 18:00, May 21, 2011 (UTC)
Okay, then it's okay Ok. I was just wondering if your computer supports it, but if it doesn't, it's no problem. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 18:33, May 21, 2011 (UTC)

AMG[edit source]

YOU'RE BACK@@@@ #rswiki, nao S T Y G 21:24, April 16, 2012 (UTC)

<3 S T Y G 02:35, April 18, 2012 (UTC)

Trans[edit source]

Could you please stick {{working on trans}} on the file pages of images you're transing, so others know you're doing it and don't start it themselves? Small recharge gem.png AnselaJonla Slayer-icon.png 21:35, June 17, 2012 (UTC)

Oh, I didn't know I was supposed to do that. Sincerely sorry if I wasted any of your time. I will remember to do that in the future to prevent these sorts of problems.    Guestbook  Metapig  Talk Page   21:38, June 17, 2012 (UTC)

Templated Signature[edit source]


I have templated my signature and replaced all spots where i left it. Thanks for warning about that.

Goliath gloves (white).png Komodoros TokHaar-Kal-Ket.png 17:10, July 2, 2012 (UTC)

Here's your pic! :D[edit source]

kitties S T Y G 02:30, July 4, 2012 (UTC)

e5g0v.jpg how's this? S T Y G 02:42, July 4, 2012 (UTC)

Re:Ranged weapons trader.png[edit source]

I rarely ever mess up transparencies ;) - he has a glitched face. Thanks for asking though. --Recent uploads SpineTalkGuest book 02:59, July 4, 2012 (UTC)

Re: Armadyl kiteshield.png[edit source]

The file is in a bug, so here is the imgur photo:


For my talk page, I have it green on my screen but gray on other people screens. Strange :). Gona change it.

Jr Mime (talk) 11:47, July 13, 2012 (UTC)

in case you arent aware[edit source]

Using [[User:Spineweilder/Transparency guide#Applying basic translucency|this]] method can apply translucency for things against a basic background, so there wont be a need for approximation. If you're aware already, then sorry and please ignore this message. --02:07, March 25, 2015 (UTC)

Re:Your opinion on this translucency[edit source]

Looks okay to me. -- Recent uploads SpineTalkGuest book 00:38, March 26, 2015 (UTC)

Re: Bestiary[edit source]

Hi Metapig, thanks for the message. Updating the bestiary has been on my to do list for a while, but I've never quite gotten around to it. The way I see it, if we get all of the monster pages updated, it's trivial to make the bestiary correct (and we could even make it dynamic). I have a list of all of the monsters and their levels, and for those in the bestiary, their skill levels, lifepoints, and experience (although the experience is incorrect). You can see it here. The hard part of the bestiary situation is how to deal with monsters that have the same name but multiple levels. For starters, we can do all of the monsters for which there's only one by that name (count = 1). Let me know what you think, but hold off on actually adding that info for a little while until I can confirm a bit more of it. Thanks! ʞooɔ 23:46, April 7, 2015 (UTC)

The syntax for switch infoboxes is potentially much simpler if we use the Infobox monster multi. I agree with you that for large numbers of monsters this isn't the way to go -- the options are splitting the page off even further (which is a good idea for something like skeletons), or having a table later on the page that encodes all of the unique information about a given level of a monster (level, lifepoints, experience, skills, weakness..), which is probably the way to go for something like forgotten warriors. I would like to use a template for that instead of just a table, so the information from it can be more easily extracted. Combat experience is complicated, but I think we kind of have a handle on it -- see my post here. I can do an adjustment to the experience given by the bestiary to get what is the correct experience amount for about 90% of monsters. I feel confident enough in that to put the derived experience value on the pages, because even when it's incorrect, it's better than nothing.
My intended plan for this is to create a set of rules for how to deal with monsters with multiple levels -- that is, when to split the page, when to use the switch infobox, when to use a data table, and when to ignore the differences altogether. If we have a codified way to handle that, I think things will be much easier. We can also start adding the relevant data to some monster pages, marking them off on the spreadsheet as we go. I think it makes sense to start with monsters of which there's only one type, where it's clear what should be done. We can just sort of chip away at the bestiary spreadsheet until there's nothing left. A ton of it is just going to be copying data from the spreadsheet to pages, and splitting/switchinfoboxing things that need it. There are also some monsters that unfortunately aren't in the bestiary, but those are relatively rare and we can go find them in the game to confirm things. If we have a clear set of rules about when things should be split, it should be pretty easy for you and I to do this, but you'll probably have some questions.
If you're a non-member, I can get you a bond if you are willing to help a bunch with this project. As for where the data came from, it's from combining two different sources -- one is a dump of the official bestiary data, and the other is an NPC list that is generated from the game cache. And no need to apologize for textwalls -- I'm a rather big fan of them myself. Let me know if you want to talk on [[Special:Chat]] though, as it may be easier to communicate in real time. ʞooɔ 09:04, April 8, 2015 (UTC)
I'm not sure that an input box is the way to go -- it should be clear which levels/versions are available, without having to enter all possible combinations...and sometimes, especially for Dungeoneering monsters, there are distinct versions of monsters that have the same level. For the experience, yes, it would be nice to check every monster, but I feel more comfortable having numbers that I know are correct 90% of the time instead of waiting for us to test all of them (which isn't really possible, even). It's very hard for a bot to copy the information from the spreadsheet, unfortunately...there are too many weird things going on with summoning familiars, switch infoboxes, disambiguated page's something we could semi-automate, but fully automating it is probably not possible.
I'm certainly in favor of making the overall bestiary and monster pages better -- it's just not always clear what that means. Do you have any suggestions for how to obtain exact drop rates for things? The charm logs are sort of a mess for a variety of reasons (one of which is that they aren't separated enough by different monsters), but they also get vandalized and have some possibly biased data. The best I can do for most drop rates is RuneScape:Data/Adventurer's Logs (18 September 2012). As for strategy, I certainly agree, but it's hard to get people to write strategy pages, especially in any standardized way. Most of the people who are really good at bossing (Vorago, et cetera) aren't too interested in writing for the wiki. ʞooɔ 00:11, April 9, 2015 (UTC)
"Most of the people who are really good at bossing (Vorago, et cetera) aren't too interested in writing for the wiki."
Or there are certain people who are absolute shit kids at the boss who think they're good and ruin the page. And the people like me who are actually good can't be bothered trying to fight with them over control of the article. Not naming any names, but I'm sure Cook knows who I mean. MolMan 00:49, April 9, 2015 (UTC)
Sadly it's just certain people don't learn and are insistent that their contributions are good even when they're terrible, not accepted by the majority of the PvM community, and sometimes blatantly incorrect. I prefer keeping complete creative control of strategies I write for this reason. I had the mainspace Araxxor strategies halfway up to par once upon a time, but then those kind of people came in. MolMan 01:34, April 9, 2015 (UTC)
No, I understand. It's just certain people are persistently bad. That's why I try my best to just not bother and instead just forgo improving those pages all together. There are some people who think I'm out to get them when I revert a bunch of their edits, even though I only did so because they were all simply bad. It's not that I think these people have bad intentions, I just think they have bad information. And it's been extremely difficult to communicate with them such. One person in particular is one of these subpar editors, and on top of that, an extremely annoying and terrible troll. He's why I have to vent a little on this topic. But don't get me wrong, I'm always a person to assume good faith :). MolMan 16:03, April 9, 2015 (UTC)
And ya, my Araxxor guide sure is a piece of work. I mainly wrote it for certain people because I got tired of explaining myself over and over and over. They are used to my vulgarity, and it entertained them a little; my goal. I actually had it deleted a while ago because it was terribly out of date and wasn't something I could be bothered with updating. Only had it recently undeleted because people kept asking for it. But I mainly linked it because 1) It's my only pvm guide, 2) it's a great example of what I said about creative control. If you'd like to let me redeem myself a little, User:The Mol Man/GIMP is probably the most helpful guide I've written in my userspace (not that I've written many). It also keeps vulgarity to a minimum. MolMan 16:09, April 9, 2015 (UTC)

Can you come into [[Special:Chat]] for a second? I have something to show you that you might like. ʞooɔ 03:26, September 6, 2015 (UTC)

Block log[edit source]

Those vandals with an account have already been blocked; no need to report them again. IP83.101.44.209 (talk) 11:34, April 12, 2015 (UTC)

But thanks for the help though! We always need anti-vandals :) cqm 12:09, 12 Apr 2015 (UTC) (UTC)

"On a 3 year old image nobody cares about"[edit source]

Not true. The eventual goal is for every image to have transparency, for the category to be empty apart from those first few days after an update when no-one's got round to the new images yet. Small recharge gem.png AnselaJonla Slayer-icon.png 18:57, June 23, 2015 (UTC)

Also, File:Green tree.png looks fucking brilliant, and you're an absolute champion for doing the transparency and translucency to it. I literally gave up on it when I tried. Small recharge gem.png AnselaJonla Slayer-icon.png 19:07, June 23, 2015 (UTC)
Frequently viewed images, or those with the potential to be, tend to get transed rather quickly, especially if they're rather simple, like most non-TH non-SGS low-mid level weapons and armour tend to be. The category will never get cleared out without people like you, who are willing to put in the time and effort to figuring out how to get those trickier ones done. Small recharge gem.png AnselaJonla Slayer-icon.png 12:39, June 24, 2015 (UTC)

Re:MEP2[edit source]

Well, for lower levels they might be dangerous, I dunno. Certainly prayer won't hurt you, and I reckon it's better to have it than not to, but I'll leave that to your discretion now. And, well, yes, the colour wheel is unnecessary if you've memorised it, but otherwise it's your point of reference for which colours are one another's complementaries (as the system doesn't really correspond to irl colours), thus allowing you to complete the puzzle. Unless following the guide word-by-word without thinking, but I doubt everybody would do that. Hence the explanation of puzzle mechanics at the beginning so people can figure out for themselves as well. User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 17:21, August 15, 2015 (UTC)

r00nespan[edit source]

I use islands 1,2,13 for the levels 65-90; with visits to islands 16 or 32 for the Skulls node. After 77, I camped at 16 and 17 until 90 where I focused on Blood pools, Skulls and at 83, Bloody skulls. At 90+ I used islands 32,30,29 and 27 where I hopped around them for any nodes better than skulls+. I focused on the esswraiths when nodes are gone, and only helped the yellow wizard if he's on one of the mentioned islands or within 1 island of the above. --Jlun2 (talk) 03:32, September 14, 2015 (UTC)

Monster data[edit source]

Hey, I think we're finally going to pull the trigger and get to work on the new monster infoboxes. I can't remember how much I told you, but we have a lot more monster data than before, and we're planning to completely redesign the monster infobox to look like this. We'll also take this time to split out multiple monsters in a much more convenient way, making use of inline switch-infoboxes that Mol and Gaz and I created recently. Does that sound interesting to you? Want to help? A lot of this can be semi-automated, but there's still a fair amount of work just filling in stats. I can tell you more about what actually needs to happen. by the way, I still remember this. ʞooɔ 15:09, October 25, 2015 (UTC)

One concrete thing would be to figure out how accurate our monster experience values are. I've figured out the formula that the RuneScape Bestiary uses to calculate xp (, but unfortunately the bestiary doesn't always line up with the real game. What I'd need is for someone to go kill a bunch of random monsters (like just go through Taverley Dungeon and kill one of everything), noting down how much combat (non-Constitution) experience it gives, hopefully with no boosts active. If I get a wide variety of values, that might narrow down the underlying problem, so we can have fully accurate XP values on the infoboxes. ʞooɔ 13:12, October 26, 2015 (UTC)
I wrote up a short guide about contributing to the bestiary project: User:Cook Me Plox/Bestiary Project. ʞooɔ 03:10, November 8, 2015 (UTC)