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Nex's voice
A voice in the God Wars Dungeon
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Saint Elspeth's Rasping Voice
Saint Elspeth deeming you worthy.
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Sliske's voice
Peter Marinker, the voice of Sliske, performing a line in Missing, Presumed Death.

Voice acting is a feature available in some areas of the game. Most often speech is used alongside text in the chatbox, such as when talking to an NPC, or the text that an NPC "says" above their head. The volume of it can be adjusted from the Audio Options screen.

It was first introduced in-game on 21 April 2010 in the update Slayer Challenges, when voices where added to the (former) tutorial, Unstable Foundations. You could hear Sir Vant, a goblin and several other NPCs talk, along with the player. The intent was to expand speech to a certain amount of the game based on how players reacted to the update.[1] The response to the voices in the tutorial were fairly positive.

Due to positive feedback from the community, Jagex implemented voices to the release of the member's tutorial. At the time of release, voices were only heard in cutscenes during the tutorial. However, at a later date, most of the NPC's found in the tutorial area were given a voice, which was the largest range of voices added at once. Among these added voices, two of the featured voices were those of the voice-acting contest winners, who were also the first members of the RuneScape community to feature in the game or in the official credits on the website. After that, a number of quests were voiced. However, due to increased costs, full voice acting has been largely halted on quests as of 2014.[2]

List of voice actors[edit | edit source]

Name Character name Biography External link
Alix Wilton Regan Ariane Alix Wilton Regan was born on January 26, 1986 in London, England. Alix Wilton Regan on IMDB
Ben Crowe Sir Owen Ben Crowe is an actor, known for Titanfall (2014), Risen 3: Titan Lords (2014) and Ryse: Son of Rome (2013) Ben Crowe on IMDB
Stanley Townsend Saradomin Stanley Townsend was born in Dublin, Ireland. He is an actor, known for The Libertine (2004), Cars 2 (2011) and In the Name of the Father (1993). Stanley Townsend on IMDB
David Rintoul Zaros David Rintoul was born on November 29, 1948 in Aberdeen, Grampian, Scotland as David Wilson. Known for Peppa Pig (2004), Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom (2009), Captain Pugwash (1998), and for playing Aerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones (2011). David Rintoul on IMDB
Dan Mersh Zamorak Dan Mersh was born on June 20, 1974 in Wimbledon, England. Dan Mersh on IMDB
Charlie Norfolk Lensig Charlie Norfolk is an actress, known for The Book of Unwritten Tales (2011), RuneScape (2001) and Driven (1998). Charlie Norfolk on IMDB
Peter Marinker Wizard Isidor, Sliske, Statue of Death Peter Marinker is known for his work on Event Horizon (1997), Love Actually (2003) and Judge Dredd (1995). Peter Marinker on IMDB
Toby Longworth Azzanadra Toby Longworth is an actor and writer, known for Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), Four Lions (2010) and Judge Dredd: Dredd vs Death (2003). Toby Longworth on IMDB
Victoria Kruger Fern Victoria Kruger is an actress, known for Dragon Age II (2011), Trine 2 (2011) and Karma Magnet (2008). Victoria Kruger on IMDB
Johnathon Coote Hierophant Marius Jonathan Coote is an actor and director, known for Razor Blade Smile (1998), The Last Horror Movie (2003) and Weyback (2000). Johnathon Coote on IMDB
Charlotte More The Occultist Charlotte Moore is an actress, known for Alfie (2004), Missed (2005) and Flight of the Swan (1992). Charlotte More on IMDB
Owain Rhys Davies Goblin Owain Rhys Davies is an actor, known for Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (2011), Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) and RuneScape (2001). Owain Rhys Davies on IMDB
Michelle Deco Nurse Michelle Deco is an actress, known for Good Afternoon! (2013), Chingu 2 (2013) and RuneScape (2001). Michelle Deco on IMDB
Mod Michelle Marimbo, Jambon Mod Michelle is a former employee of Jagex. N/A
Mod Liono Holstein Mod Liono is an employee of Jagex. N/A
Mod Chris L Kal'Ger the Warmonger Mod Chris L is a former employee of Jagex N/A
Mod Mark Ezekial Lovecraft, Morningstar, Skald Ogson Mod Mark is an employee of Jagex. N/A
Mod Osborne Yk'Lagor the Thunderous Mod Osborne is an employee of Jagex. N/A
Mod Raven Brassica Prime Mod Raven is an employee of Jagex. N/A
Mod Ana Commander Zilyana Mod Ana is a former employee of Jagex. N/A
Mod Orion The Ambassador Mod Orion is an employee of Jagex. N/A
Mod Slippers Bossy McBossFace Mod Slippers is an employee of Jagex. N/A
Falcon zb Wounded Soldier, Soldier (Death Plateau) Falcon zb was the winner of a voice acting competition. N/A
Trang Nguyen Trang Trang Nguyen is a real life member of the United for Wildlife campaign. United for Wildlife Young Conservationist Page
Mauricio Guerra Mauritzio Mauricio is a member of the United for Wildlife campaign. United for Wildlife Young Conservationist Page
Doug Cockle Solak, the Grove Guardian Doug Cockle is an actor known for playing Geralt in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015). Doug Cockle on IMDb
Viva Seifert Merethiel
Sally Orrock Orla Fairweather Sally Orrock on IMDb
Harriet Kershaw Villager Harriet Kershaw on IMDb
Giles Wood Masuta the Ascended Giles Wood on IMDb
Greg Jones Gorvek, Raksha, the Shadow Colossus Greg Jones on IMDb
Nick Ellsworth Varanus, the Keeper
Nico Lennon Armadyl Nico Lennon on IMDb
Kerry Shale Kerapac, the bound Kerry Shale on IMDb

Update history[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

A Jagex Moderator comments on the use of voice-over
  • The player character is never voiced during any quest or activity, likely to preserve an idea of uniqueness. However, at one point players did have a voice during the Unstable Foundations tutorial (possibly exclusive to the instant demo), which changed depending if the character was male or female.
    • However, whenever the player is injured in the regular game, they make an audible sound of pain. Additionally, the character yells out when using some abilities. They will also exclaim during the Taskmaster emote, saying "HA!". This was voiced by Mod Moltare for male characters and Mod Faye for female characters.
  • In early 2011, a poll was released to see if players would like voice chat for players to allow them to communicate with other players over a microphone. Although the results were mostly positive, no info has been heard about this actually being implemented into the game.

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