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#1 Kevin♫

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:19 PM

The swords have been swung, and the monsters slain; the dragon bones interred and the pouches infused. The dust has finally settled from our first ever Double XP Weekend, and what a doozy it was!

This is the first time that we've ever offered a flat rate of bonus XP - double XP for members - and the first time that we've opened up a Bonus XP Weekend to free players. All together, you clocked up an incredible 4,445,966 hours of game time over the weekend, and accumulated untold billions of XP. The level of devotion displayed for RuneScape over the weekend was truly staggering.

This level of activity was unprecedented, and at peak times some worlds experienced notable lag. The log-in servers also felt the strain, meaning that some users had difficulty logging in or switching worlds. While we kept everything running over the course of the 48 hours, we're aware that this was frustrating to those of you who were affected.

We'd like to apologise to anyone who had problems playing over the course of the weekend. In light of this, we're working hard to upgrade our server infrastructure, as well as further optimising our game systems.

Thank you again for your unmatched enthusiasm for RuneScape, and for your patience when there were technical issues. You can be sure that our next big game event will be better, smoother and more fun than ever before.

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#2 *Tom*

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:24 PM

507 years of game play over a 48 hour period...that is nothing short of insane!

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#3 Cookson

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:30 PM

Personally gained about 300k xp at armoured zombies because I was out for the majority of the weekend, I have literally no dedication to train on this game at all :x

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#4 Zq50

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:32 PM

Damn almost 4.5M hours thats impressive.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:32 PM

It was a good weekend, wish i got more play time but alas it was not meant to be.

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#6 bryanq

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:36 PM

Saw that the number of people in game at a certain time was always around 150k, so that would mean around an average 30 hours per person.... I suppose the number's bumped up a bit because of bots that probably trained 40+ hours. Still that's quite a crazy stat.

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#7 Murdoc

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:44 PM

Haha, I was just thinking a few hours back whether we'd get any information on our collective performances. Good to see that they've gone ahead and done so to an extent. Knew the end of a weekend like this seemed a bit too quiet. :lol: Personally I only logged on for a few hours to get a handful of Fletching levels, as I'm going through another RuneScape-activity trough, but congratulations to everyone who met/exceeded their own expectations. Looking over the results of the Zybez tracker competition, it's ridiculous what some people managed to achieve...! Good job team. :-)

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#8 Velits

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:54 PM

I've spent quite a few hours playing the past weekend. I gained like 9m EXP myself. It's impressive to so how many hours there have been played. Maybe not so unexpected when you think of the lag there was at times :XD:

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:03 PM

Was a productive weekend even though I didn't spend as much time as others. Managed to clinch 99 herb and gained a ton of summoning xp as well.

The lag and login issues were frustrating though. I'm not sure what they were referring to with "during peak hours" because it felt like the entire weekend was encased in lag.
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#10 Jay

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 02:57 PM

Managed to get 99 construction, 90+ all skills, 91 hunt, etc.

Was fun even with the lag issues.


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#11 Milktea4me

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:34 PM

I personally got ~99 Construction and 98 Agility which wasn't a lot compared to other people's gain that I've seen throughout the weekend. Lag was a big issue especially in Dungeon where the end time couldn't even be trusted. Still, a lot of fun and always a blast to see people actually enjoy training. Hopefully, we'll have another Double XP Weekend next year!

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#12 Andraxion

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:54 PM

I wonder how they tracked the total hours. If they used the in-game tracker as a log, then this number may even be too low due to the slowed ticks.

#13 Sasha Black

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:02 PM

I got 8 con, 3 thief, 1 hunt, 1 wc & 1 agility level in ~9hrs.  Hate my demon butler.  Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaate my demon butler.  Had a great time :yes:.

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#14 Echliurn

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:03 PM

81-86 con, 83-84 thieve, and a chunk of xp towards 98 farming.  

Disappointed in my gains, had a lot more planned out, i was going to do agility but couldnt be bothered once it hit, ill probably regret that, but yeah, had a ton of plans to do and warned my girlfriend in advance (with a bribery of Forza) but alas, she still made nice fun filled plans of crap for us to do together instead.

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#15 Wyatt Family

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:27 PM

I got about 10k agility xp then realized i was playing runescape and went back to farming gifts in tf2.

#16 Paradite

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:56 PM

My weekend consisted of 23.6M herblore experience, 1.2M firemaking experience and 1.2M dungeoneering experience.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:14 AM

All the skill training I do were not doubled by the weekend. I did a little bit of agility but i realize that I just hate training the skills that I dont have 99's in.

I had more fun after it was over and I was able to concentrate on the holiday event and the Al Kharid quests.

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#18 Sasha Black

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:08 AM

View PostParadite, on 29 October 2012 - 08:56 PM, said:

My weekend consisted of 23.6M herblore experience, 1.2M firemaking experience and 1.2M dungeoneering experience.

How many pots did you make? :woeh:

Edited by SashaGrey, 30 October 2012 - 08:09 AM.

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#19 Crunkeh

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:14 AM

wish i stocked up on summoning materials beforehand. Instead I got 90-97 range which i'm not dissapointed about, If i didn't go out saturday could have easily got 99 and maybe even 90+ thieve.

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#20 Paradite

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:38 AM

View PostSashaGrey, on 30 October 2012 - 08:08 AM, said:

View PostParadite, on 29 October 2012 - 08:56 PM, said:

My weekend consisted of 23.6M herblore experience, 1.2M firemaking experience and 1.2M dungeoneering experience.

How many pots did you make? :woeh:

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