Runescape Classic Fact Sheet
This fact sheet is open to submissions. Not all, but 98% are, "facts" here are fact. If you find one that isn't, please post. This fact sheet was made to accumulate the most information about RSC possible, not the flamed by if "yea, nice fact sheet.. except it isn't a FACT SHEET, noob!". Perhaps if you contribute we can make this the fullest topic with information about RSC.
Also, if you ever played RS1, please review the "Still looking for..." section at the bottom (above the Contributors list)!! :D
If you wish to add or correct any information please post :D.
Please give your opinions on anything too :D!
All of the interesting stuff is in "Interesting Stuff" & "Fun Stuff"
November 11, 2010: Reuploaded Jut's duping pictures. Also found a lot of new pictures of the duping day. Some of them even have crackers being cracked! Fixed the broken geocities link. A couple of pictures added to 'fun stuff'. Added a new section to 'Interesting Stuff'. Basically contains links to very, very old websites of Runescape. You can find some very interesting info. Wealth of info! Please leave your feedback
- Highest levels
- Famous & Legendary players
- Famous pkers
- What is "RSC"?
- RSC Facts
- Runescape's Opening
- "Official" Runescape Classic Firsts
- Interesting Stuff
- Fun Stuff
- Still looking for this
Highest levels around the popular times
Gearshifter (First player to level 123)
S A X (second player to lvl 123) [picture]
Zonghui (lvl 122)
Ladykilljoy (lvl 121. She never really got pass 121. First to 99 strength)
Lilyuffie88 (lvl 113 to lvl 120s. wasn't very famous until she reached some high prayer lvl)
Famous & Legendary players
Random order. Names in bold mean that the player was also famous. Names not in bold mean that player was first to a skill
Rab: Apart from being the first player to sign up and being one of the alpha testers, he created 3 quests, and moderated RS on the name "Moderator" for a year. Had a huge influence in early Runescape.
Bluerose13x: First to 99 Smithing, first/second to 99 Magic. Controlled Runescape.
L6vi: Was ranked #1 overall for a while. Later on, Tks passed him/her. Overall hiscore picture of L6vi #1 here
Lilyuffie88: She was famous after achieving a high prayer level. First to 99 prayer
The Old Nite: I don't think he was known as the mentioned above but he was known for his kindness and his levels.
Tks: She was ranked number 1 overall for a very long time until she requested Jagex to lock her account for security reasons. First to 99 fishing and 99 cooking.
Bonebreaker6: Ranked #1 overall after Tks requested for her account to be locked. Never moved to RS2, that is when Zezima and Lilyuffie88 passed him in ranks.
Ezarc: First player to reach 85 mining. Supplied the ores to Bluerose13x.
Gearshifter: First player to level 123 combat. Was famous because of his combat level.
Ladykilljoy: First player to 99 strength. Was famous because of her/his combat level mainly.
Due to the controversy of famous pkers, various users will have to recommend a famous pker for a pker to be added.
What is "RSC"?
RSC is means "RuneScape Classic". RuneScape Classic was the previous version of Runescape 2 (the game 99% of people play). RS2 was released in December 1, 2003. RSC remained open to everybody (f2p and p2p) until Jagex changed it to p2p only. Then, sometime in mid 2005, it was changed to "you must had played RS1 within the last 6 months to be able to play it AND be a member". There are currently very few people that are able to play RS1. Runescape Classic is also called Runescape 1 (RS1).
News: Section about Runescape being bought removed. I wrote it on Dec 8, 2007. When I didn't know as much about RS1 as I do now.
The following facts are from when RS1 was first opened to when RS2 was launched.
1. The member version of the game was launched on February 27, 2002.
2. The maximum combat level is 123. Prayer did affected combat level but not as much as in RS2.
3. You could only gain exp after killing the monster.
4. When your fatigue reached 100%, you had to go "ingame sleep" until it lowered. This was not in the game in the beginning. It is an addon ;).
5. You could (still can) duel/stake anyone anywhere. When you died, you only lost your STAKED items and you spawned in Lumbridge.
6. Click here to view the original "planned" RS layout. This is confirmed. Drawn by Andrew and then mirrored.
7. Crumble Undead was 98exp per shot.
8. Al Karid (as it was originally called) was added a week or 2 after the game opened, before that it was just ocean.
9. There was no Adamant armor in the beginning. It was slowly released piece by piece. Same thing with rune. After Rune armor was integrated into the game (but no-one had it since no monsters dropped it or no-one could make it).
10. Beer could be drunk infinitely to raise your strength to level 99 which was promptly changed after word spread.
11. There was no buddy list at first, you used to have to type "tell (enter name)" then type your message and it would send your message.
12. Click here to see a picture of the RS highscores as of 2002, very old ^.^
13. Runescape Open Beta was released on Jan 4, 2001. Click here to see pic. From the Internet Archive, search "http://jagex.com" > dec 5 2000 > "runescape coming soon!" =)
14. In the really early stages of RSC (before the wilderness), The Sabres had a huge influence. This is a pretty cool quote: Largest War: Barbarian Village Debacle (Mithril Clan and RPKers versus EARTH Alliance, Syndicate Alliance, Dark Syndicate Alliance, NKKA Clan, and Sabres) this war filled up an entire server, almost 75% of the approximately 1200 users signed in were fighting this war. - Taken from this website
15. The Wine trick. This was when you drunk wine down to level 8 or below and attacked dummies. They gave 5 attack experience and no hp experience. You would see level 13s with rune 2hs.
16. If you stood in one location for too long, it gave you a warning, saying that you needed to move or risk being logged out. So if you were say, waiting with your general store screen menu open, you had to close it and take a step and reopen it in order to not be logged out every little bit. If you didn't move, you would be logged out and have to type random text to be allowed back in.
17. Player names were case sensitive at first. Proof can be found by clicking here.
18. Edgeville was once called "Ghost Town".
19. Only one person could talk to a banker at a time.
How Runescape opened
NOTE: All information in this section has been confirmed by the real Rab.
|Cyberwars was a popular game on GamesDomain where Andrew Gower wrote his net earlier games (link to the archive site March 2000). If you click "Cyber-wars" on the site, you will see that it says "Designed and programmed for GamesDomain by Jagex Software. Lead Programmer: Andrew Gower, Graphics by Ian Gower." He, Andrew, didn't own the site. This is where Rab, Lighting, Gugge, and Merlin met the brothers and their friends.|
None of the RS alpha testers (Rab, Lightning, Gugge, and Merlin) ever played DeviousMUD. DeviousMUD was one of Andrew's many games.
Around Feb 2000, Andrew invited Rab, Lightning, Gugge, and Merlin to test the very basic Runescape. Only Lumbridge Castle, a sheep, and Bob existed. Gradually more things were added to Runescape. Rab created the "Romeo & Juliet" quest during the testing, closed, stage.
Runescape opened for the very first time to the public on January 4, 2001. When you made your account, you would select what you wanted to be; Wizard, Warrior, Range, Adventurer, or Necromancer. Tutorial Island did not exist. After this selection, you would select to be a "Player killer" or a "Non player-killer". Back then, you could attack anyone anywhere 5 levels above or below you. Banks did exist but you could only store coins and only 1 of them at a time.
On August 13, 2001, The Wilderness was added to Runescape and the previous player killing system was removed. On this same day, you could now see the exact experience you had in a skill. You couldn't before.
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A very old screenshot of Cyberwars
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The first ever public screenshot of Runescape
"Official" Runescape Classic Firsts
Here are the players that were first to something in Runescape Classic. Though, there is a similar list down the fact sheet, that one was made back in Sept 2002.
NOTE: All pictures *next* to names are HISCORE pictures. Scroll down for the ingame pictures.
First player to achieve a 99: Everdred - August 28, 2001.
First to 99 Fishing: Tks
First to 99 Cooking: Tks
First to 99 Crafting: LtAngel - Picture here
First to 99 Woodcut: Everdred
First to 99 Herblaw: Halw-Gnun - Picture here
First to 99 Agility: Thehate
First to 99 Firemaking: Cowchicken
First to 99 Thieving: SwedeMike
First to 99 Fletching: Chilipeppers
First to 99 Smithing: Bluerose13x
Second to 99 Smithing: Krest**
First to 85 Mining: Ezarc
First to 99 Mining: Joe Bill64
First to 99 Prayer: Lilyuffie88*
First to 99 Range: Snake-Slava
First to 99 Magic: Bluerose13x
First to 99 Strength: Ladykilljoy
First to 99 Hitpoints: Zonghui
First to 99 Attack: Zonghui
First to 99 Defense: Zonghui
First to 100 Combat: Alchemon
First to 123 Combat: Gearshifter
First to max out melee stats (99 str, atk, df, hp): Zonghui
First to 80 Hitpoints: Alchemon
First player to be banned: Boot
Alleged first to sign up: Rab
First to 1000 Skill Total: Tiwi
First to 1100 Skill Total: L6vi - Picture here
First to 1200 SKill Total: L6vi
First to 1300 Skill Total: L6vi
First to 1400 Skill Total: Tks - Picture here
First to 1500 Skill Total: Tks
*Lilyuffie88 achieved 99 prayer in RS2 but since prayer is also an RSC skill, it is still counted.
**Krest gave his account away and because of this, his smithing was lowered from 99 to 89.
Ingame screenshots of players achieving the 99s or skill totals
99 Crafting - LtAngel | March 30, 2003
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99 Woodcut (first 99 achieved, also in fun stuff) - Everdred | August 28, 2001
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99 Smithing - Bluerose13x | December 13, 2001
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@[email protected] produced red text
@[email protected] produced blue text
@[email protected] produced green text
@[email protected] created white text
@[email protected] created cyan text
@[email protected] created rainbow text
Black Partyhat: It is rumored that some players saw Andrew and Paul wearing what looked like a Black Partyhat. This is a rumor so you're free to believe it or not.
Oct 12, 2010: Had to remove all quotes inside the spoiler because they were causing some weird error which prevented everything from showing. Might be a little unorganized, but it still works.
RS1 Cheating Black Book (Huge & New)
Runescape before the Wilderness
The Legendary Item Dupe
Cloned names and Fake moderators
The Knife Bug
Runescape Firsts (2)
Second & Third RS fansite *ever*
Banker killing fest
The Carpentry Skill
The She-male Bug
All news letters from Jan 4, 2001 to Sept 23, 2001
These are pictures that are interesting/fun to look at.
NEWS: Removed the "rune items used to be purple" picture because it was edited and took up valuable picture space.
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This picture was taken before the introduction of p2p. Its really cool to look because it shows how those who are now millionaires were just simple aspiring millionaires . It shows how they just used to be very friendly, they still are but yea, and open to everyone.
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Picture of the thing where you could select to be a pker or non-pker. Very old! Thanks to Hohto for the pic.
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Pk system before the wild was added. Notice at the top right.
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This is the famous black hole from the banned person view. The way a visitor saw it was the same. You would buy a Disk of Return it from Throndor in the Dwarfen Mines. There was an 'Spin' option on it. You would spin it to get to the black hole and out of the black hole.
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How it looked when Bunny Ears and Scythes were dropped
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Old 3d renders of RS1. Again, these are old 3d renders, I think before the wilderness came out. So not everything that is currently in RS1 is in these pictures.
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L6vi fighting Andrew in a duel (first picture). L6vi kills Andrew (second picture). L6vi is the first player to kill a J-mod.
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There were two types: The player named "Null" and the Null glitch. This one is the glitch. Appeared when you lagged.
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"This was before P2P. The Lost City quest was first planned to be there, however the doors were later removed and when the quest finally came out, it was the way we know it. That's in the west boarder of wilderness." - Hohto
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Since you could only talk to one NPC at a time, Paul made a line. This picture was when the Dragon Slayer quest was released.
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A Christmas Cracker being pulled. Although this was *not* from the week/day/month of the holiday since there is already the report function.
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This was on the first day of members. Andrew had to manually upgrade an account.
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This was taken on Feb 17th, 2001. This was prior to the release of Asgarnia.
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Taken on Feb 17th, 2001. I believe this was either (1) before it was officially opened/accessible to players or (2) it was added to the game but there was no way to get into it. Prayer Monastery.
Still looking for this content
If you have any information, pictures, or anything about the following please post. These are stuff I'm currently looking to find / know more about
- Pictures of when Pumpkins were dropped
- More facts about RS1
- Pictures demonstrating the huge differences between no-wildy-classic and wildy-classic. or in a simpler thing: a very old picture in no-wildy-classic
- ANYTHING is always welcomed! So post :D
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RS History Page
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