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Some FAQs/rules about the Samurai Selfie competition this January! Feel free to ask anything I've not covered below.

Over what dates does the competition run?

It opens on Wednesday, January 14th, and closes on Sunday, January 25th at 23:59PM GMT. Voting also closes at this time.

How do I enter?

Head to our competition page on Facebook, and enter your details (and picture!) in the form at the bottom of the page.

Alternatively, you can enter on Twitter & Instagram by uploading your image and using the hashtag #RSSamuraiSelfie with your caption to enter automatically!

You can only enter one image, so ensure you’re happy with it before submitting it!

What information do I need to enter, and what is optional?

We need your RuneScape name and email address, as well as your photo and a caption, but the other fields are optional. Although we’d love you to follow us on YouTube, Twitter, or Google Plus if you don’t already!

You do not need to supply these details when entering through Instagram or Twitter.

What are the prizes, and what form will they come in?

The winning prize is a £50 iTunes voucher, and there are two runners-up prizes of £10 Steam vouchers, all courtesy of our Partners at PayPal Digital Gifts. They will come in the form of a redeemable code, of which there are instructions to redeem here (iTunes voucher) and here (Steam voucher). If you are not a UK/US/DE/Austrian resident, we'll transfer the equivalent monetary value into your PayPal account to spend in on iTunes/Steam.

We’ll choose the winner of the £50 voucher and the two runners-up prizes, and your gallery votes will decide who wins the ‘special prize’.

Any tips?

Be creative! Use every tool you have at your disposal – the Orb of Oculus, emotes, backdrop, in-game text, and your friends to produce something different!

Am I allowed to edit my picture externally?

In short, no. We just want what you can do in-game. Entries which have been edited with additional graphics (filters, text, images), will not be counted, and will be removed from the gallery.

I don’t have a Samurai outfit. How do I get one?

All you have to do is get this year’s Premier Club membership, and purchase it through PayPal. A full list of FAQs can be found on the link above.

I’ve already purchased the Premier Club membership, and haven’t purchased through PayPal. What can I do?

If you’ve already purchased Gold Membership, unfortunately you won’t be able to get the Samurai outfit. However, if you have Bronze or Silver, you can upgrade using PayPal, which will enable you to get the Samurai outfit!

If you can't get the Samurai Outfit, fear not! There are additional options for you though. Think Tetsu armour, Samurai Haircut, and Katanas! The key thing to highlight is we want you to be creative.

If I don't have the outfit, can I take a picture of a friend instead?

The idea is that it's meant to be a 'selfie', so we'd need you to be in it. However, you can take pictures with two or more of you! We'd need the overall theme to be Samurai-based though, and at least one person to be dressed like a Samurai (either with the bespoke outfit, or Tetsu armour - see the answer above for more information on alternative options available).

What is the ‘special prize’?

Well, it wouldn’t be so special if we told you, would it…?

How can I vote in the gallery?

Head to our competition page and click the ‘Vote’ button in the top-right-hand corner. You get one vote per day, so choose wisely! Pop back each day to check out all the new entries each day!

How will I know if I’ve won?

If you’ve entered via Facebook – we’ll contact you either through the email you supply us with when entering, or via your in-game inbox. Keep an eye out!

If you’ve entered via Twitter or Instagram, we’ll DM/private message you using the respective platform.


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14-Jan-2015 12:38:19 - Last edited on 15-Jan-2015 12:19:13 by Mod Jd

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Hi guys - I understand there's been a bit of confusion about entry requirements.

This hasn't been helped by me forgetting a " in the coding of the FAQs, meaning the part in question has been cut out without us realising! Please review the FAQs now, and it'll explain that anyone can enter, and some ideas if you don't have the Samurai Outfit.

Sorry for the confusion!


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15-Jan-2015 12:12:47

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Lumine said:
NZ Sheeps said:
Am I reading this right?

Mod Jd said:
I don’t have a Samurai outfit. How do I get one?

All you have to do is get this year’s competition page and click the ‘Vote’ button in the top-right-hand corner. You get one vote per day, so choose wisely! Pop back each day to check out all the new entries each day!


You're reading what it says right, but they've obviously written it wrong.

The question is about how to get a Samurai outfit; the answer is how to vote.

They URGENTLY need to fix it.


Hey - sorry, this was caused by myself forgetting a " in the coding of one of the links, which led to that section being visible when we were writing it, but not when we pressed 'submit'.

That's why one of the questions/answers didn't make sense, either.

Apologies for the confusion. We haven't edited anything out, we promise!
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15-Jan-2015 12:14:33

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Ferenc2017 said:
Heey,

When does the competition end?

Also are all the prices based on facebook votes or only one and the others picked by jagex?

It's easy for people to manipulate facebook votes :/

Ferenc2017 :)


All in the FAQs :).

But to clear up - it finishes at 23.59pm GMT on Sunday, 25th January; and Facebook votes will determine who wins the 'mystery prize', and we'll choose the winners of the monetary prizes.


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15-Jan-2015 12:18:47

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RonRon said:
RonRon said:
Mod Neena said:

It was meant to be just a Samurai competition and we've put things in place so more players can enter. We want people to win which is why we made the changes. It's not like we haven't made people aware - it is a Samurai Selfie competition though. It's the hashtag we're using and the title of the thread.

Fair enough if you don't want to enter and don't want a chance of winning but please try to understand that we have tried to put things in play for more people to enter!

Then can you give us some clarification since you seem to be giving us mixed messages on how someone can enter.

Let's say I don't have the Samurai outfit from PP/PC, but I have Tetsu armor and a katana or other samurai related things, can I take part in this competition using those items

or

Do I have to team up with someone who has the Samurai outfit from the PP promotion in order to take part in this competition

Thanks for the replies so far.


Would like a response to this


Okay - so...

You CAN enter if you don't have the PayPal-exclusive Samurai outfit.

You can:
1) Enter using Tetsu armour BY YOURSELF.
2) Enter an image with you without the Samurai/Tetsu armour IF you have a friend in the image wearing the Samurai Outfit/Tetsu armour as a prominent part of the shot. This will be down to our discretion.

Hope this clears things up!


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16-Jan-2015 11:19:08

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mormonmoo said:
P.S. Jagex, sorry if I seemed to angry earlier in the forums, to be clear I'm not that mad about this, but it's a little annoying that if someone already purchased the Premier Club and didn't pay with Paypal because they didn't know this competition would get made then they have literally no way of getting the samurai outfit now, but yet people who waited to sign up and now have knowledge of this competition can now sign up with Paypal because of this and be granted entry for paying the same price. If you had this planned all along to have this competition, then as soon as you came out with Premier Club this year you should have mentioned that "NOTE: While the benefits of paying with Paypal are purely cosmetic in terms of in-game benefits, these cosmetics benefits will be required to be worn by at least one person per entry into a competition for gift-card rewards."


Hey - please check the post above, because you CAN enter :)


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16-Jan-2015 11:19:48

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