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Winter Weekends: Snowman Raids


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#1 Justin

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:02 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday in December has been a Winter Weekend for members, each with their own themed bonus!

For the final weekend, it’s time to take on some snowman raids! An army of snowmen is muscling in on prominent locations across RuneScape's members' worlds, and it’s up to you to take them down! Not only will you do battle against a full-blown snowman invasion, you also stand a chance of picking up some valuable drops.

The snowman onslaught will descend upon the following locations:
  • Varrock, south of the Grand Exchange
  • Falador, near the south gate
  • Lumbridge, outside the cow field
  • Ardougne market
  • Camelot, near the teleport spot
  • Gnome Stronghold, outside the Grand Tree
The snowmen will be raiding every hour, on the hour from Saturday 29th December 00:00 GMT until Sunday 30th December 23:59 GMT.

There’s still a change for even more festive fun – anyone who’s a member during December will get the awesome Festive Aura, which bestows a +50% XP boost for 30 minutes a day! To grab your aura and take part in the final Winter Weekend, click here and become a member today.

The RuneScape Team

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#2 Manga

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:11 PM

Vauge, but has potential to be awesome.

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#3 Loco.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:18 PM

I heard there is potential for good priced drops, anyone know of this?

#4 ~ Darky ~

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:19 PM

got 100 mahog planks of 1 kill, junk of the rest of the kills I had, pretty much impossible to get many kills with the # of cannon people there are.

Seems like a waste of a weekend to me not that I took part in the last 2 weekends either though.

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#5 Jay

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:21 PM

Don't waste your time lol. People have 15+ cannons on every world, every location.

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#6 Cernunnos

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:09 PM

Jagex should've expected something like this to get out of hand. Why not just make them spawn in groups in random locations anywhere in Runescape instead so people can't hunker down with cannons?

#7 Paradite

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:16 PM

It's not even the cannons, its the stupid tagging mechanic. Atleast in camelot, a cannon isn't really all that helpful because of all the trees where the snowmen spawn. Even if I do 1500/2000 damage some lv 110 who does essentially no damage will get the kill.
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#8 Sunofra1

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:18 PM

Another Epic Fail event by Jagex. Everyone has cannons out and you cant even click on a snowman. Why does Jagex bother doing these events is beyond me but its a fail like their other holiday events. Another fail and this time its big because their are like 100 + at one location (( that is not a raid )). And you cant even click on a Snowman. So why bother going to this fail event ?
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#9 Milktea4me

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:32 PM

Well, this event wasn't as good as I expected it. It's a shame, too. I was really looking forward to this event.

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#10 Manga

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:11 PM

Jagex should have done this GW2 style where everyone gets credit in the zone.

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#11 Saxton Hale

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:44 PM

Figures the tagging system would ruin this.

#12 daveeed0

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:19 AM

got a d hally and 80 mahagony planks from like 50-60 kills, but didnt see any canons today

#13 cestal

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:55 AM

Perhaps it is because I am playing at an odd time, but I find I can get a hit on many of the snowmen, and a few kills each time I go to a city.  Of course the cannon are annoying, but they are not getting in more than one shot on most snowmen before the group kills them.  The drops are good enough to make it worthwhile for something that is just supposed to be a quick, fun distraction anyways.  Heck, some people ignore or don't see their drops (I suspect it may be the folks on the cannons) and you can pick up things like a pile of 1,000 air runes or a few noted potato cacti.  Not bad for a few moments' attention.
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