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Mod Ronan

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Easter 2015
 

Easter is just a few weeks away, on April 5th for most countries. For Old School RuneScape, we normally dig through the archives and resurrect you a holiday event from a previous year. In the last two years, we brought back the 2007 and 2006 Easter events.

The Easter celebration in 2005 was on a much smaller scale, with players simply handing out eggs from a basket, then receiving their rubber chicken. Although we could recreate that quite easily, it's far smaller than the holiday events from later years that we all came to know and love. Also, we already gave you the Easter Basket as a reward last Easter.

So for 2015, we'd like to offer you a new event created specifically for Old School RuneScape.

Note: This blog has now been updated with new reward information (13/03/2015)

 

Plot


Once again, the Easter Bunny is in a bind, and is unable to deliver his chocolate eggs to the children of Gielinor. It's not his fault, though. At least, if it is his fault, he's not admitting it. This year something very odd has happened to his chocolate eggs.

They've been hatching. And the chocolate critters inside might be sweet to the taste, but their personalities are distinctly more sour, and now they're rampaging all over the Easter Bunny's warren.

The Bunny, showing his traditional level of initiative, has gone into a state of panic and barricaded himself into his office, where he's waiting for a kind adventurer to come and rescue him.

In this event, you'll need to construct yourself a suitable weapon, then go on a killing spree to blast the little critters into chocolate dust to rescue the Bunny and save Easter. Maybe you'll even be able to track down the source of the infestation...

If you've ever wanted to celebrate Easter by unloading all shades of hell on a flock of demonic chocolate chickens, your moment is at hand.

 

Rewards


At the conclusion of the event, you'll win a set of cosmetic bunny feet. These will be equipped in the boot slot.

We will also be polling a chocolate bunny pet reward separately. Like the existing boss pets, it would be purely cosmetic, and you wouldn't see the options on other players' pets, so it shouldn't get in the way.

All the untradeable Easter items from previous years' events will become available:

    • Bunny ears (2003)
    • Rubber chicken (2005)
    • Ring of Egg (2006)
    • Chicken suit (2007) including its enhanced Flap emote
    • Easter Basket (2014)

You'll also receive 2 of the edible Easter Egg that first came out in RS Classic.

All these items, including the chocolate bunny pet, will be available to both members and non-members.

 

Poll and Development


If you like this idea, we'll put it to a poll in the next few days, and if that passes we'll release the event shortly before Easter.

We know there are other projects that you'd like us to work on too, so we've deliberately designed this event as something we can implement quickly, within just a few days, while still having the fun and nostalgia of the classic holiday events. We'd like to continue RuneScape's tradition of celebrating the holiday seasons without slowing down the bigger projects. Nevertheless, if you vote No to the event, we'll still unlock the Easter items from previous years, but without a celebratory event.

Mods Archie, Ash, Ghost, Ian, John C, Mat K, Reach, Ronan, Weath
The Old School Team

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11-Mar-2015 12:02:23 - Last edited on 13-Mar-2015 13:34:32 by Mod Ronan

Slay Helm

Slay Helm

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Chocolate!?!?
Edit : Hope that the chocolate bunny pet isn't 100% drop rate, I don't want to be 'that elitist guy', but I don't think that everyone should beable to get pets this easily.
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11-Mar-2015 14:30:18 - Last edited on 11-Mar-2015 14:32:57 by Slay Helm

PvM Virus
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chocolate bunny pet


Edit: Like Slay Helm said, I don't think everyone should get a pet for completing the event but make it so it takes a few hours of work after the event to receive it.

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11-Mar-2015 14:30:26 - Last edited on 11-Mar-2015 14:48:51 by PvM Virus

Cute Kitty

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Sounds like good old fashioned Runescape-styled fun! :D Being able to unlock all the previous easter holiday rewards is what I'm most looking forward to ^-^
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11-Mar-2015 14:31:44

King Cpt
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Could you PLEASE answer this:

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The reason quickhopping wasn't implemented in the official client was because the interface was hard to edit wasn't it?

Why not do it like ::togglerooftop used to be

For example:

::hop320 would quickhop you to world 320

This way, i imagine its only a quick job, and people would be reasonably able to compete with users of certain unnamed cheatclients

Thoughts?


This would finally make the game fair

11-Mar-2015 14:32:24 - Last edited on 11-Mar-2015 14:32:47 by King Cpt

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