Ok so now we've dealt with how to do the physical part of it on the forums. I'm going to try to help you with the actual events itself.
First, MAKING EVENTS
Stuck on what events to have? Here are some suggestions. Asking in CC is a good idea, so that the answer is direct and fast. But if you'd rather not, the next best is putting up a poll in forums.
Certain events are always popular but if repeated too often can become uninteresting. Still if you are really stuck and are rushed for time, these are the easiest to make. I will list them from the easiest ones to the more challenging ones as an idea for you.
1) Skilling events at towns - These allow you to include many possible skills for as many members as possible, no matter what their levels are. Of course if it's in places like Keldagrim or Piscatoris, you might be excluding those who haven't done the quests for it. Still most of our members have, and they are often fun for the higher level members. And it might motivate those who haven't done it to do it for the event. *wink*
Special skilling areas, like:-
Living Rock Caverns for fishing, cooking, mining or slaying rock creatures. Requires level 77 mining though as a minimum to mine concentrated coal. Level 80 to mine concentrated gold, but only level 73 to mine the living minerals from slain rock creatures. For fishing, level 85 to fish cavefish, and level 90 for rocktail.
LRC worlds are 84, 77 and 88 in the order of popularity if you want a crowd of people there to prevent the rock strikers from focusing on any one clan member.
Falconry, at the Piscatoris hunting area. Requires 500 gp and Fairy ring code AKQ. There is a hunting area nearby as well.
Fishing Guild. Sharks, swordfish and tuna.
Feldip hills. Well this one needs some caution. Usually chinchompa spots are far too crowded because they're popular. But this area also includes barb-tailed kebbits, larupia and birds, could do those for strange rocks as well.
Falador Dwarven mines. Now pretty good with a deposit box for those with those who have Level 15 Dungeoneering and more mith, addy and runite in another section in the Mining Guild for those with Level 45 Dungeoneering
Runecrafting at the Abyss or at ZMI, most people would be able to do this. Chance to motivate members to get some Rc done as a group.
2) Hide and seek at towns - Again easy to do for those short on time and ideas. Make sure you set some limits though as some people can
take forever to find people, like me for example :lol: A variation of it can be done, for example, making up a set of clues which point to a town in which you will be hiding and have the members find you. All it takes is some imagination.
3) Minigames - First up, read up and know what to do first if you are hosting these because you might need to help a couple of members playing them for the first time. Also you might have to be ready to bail them out with items, for example, be ready with some tuna to sell to attendees for temple trekking and such. See Minigame Guides
for some really good ones some of our members have made. :)
Also, it's important to note that for the most part people have to go through the tutorial first like for Stealing Creation and Barbarian Assault, so be sure to put that information in your thread when making event, so that they're prepared.
Impetuous Impulses. The impling hunting game in Zanaris. Was a very popular event too when I held it. Most people will like it. For those who haven't done the quest to gain entry into Zanaris, they need to find a wheat field with a crop circle to enter it.
Giant Mole in Falador. You get nests and also seeds in the nests from trading the mole skins and claws in the Wyson the Gardener's house. One of the oldest reigning group events which many have forgotten about which most members can do. Requires a lot of running, so tireless run scrolls and terrorbird pouches would be good. Also Guthans or Agi armour, pray pots if needed. Best way to attack it - dds poison it and then use a stab weapon. Ranged is also possible. MUST HAVE:- a spade and a light source (tinderbox + lantern or Seers headband) to go down. Lootshare is possible.
Castle Wars. Another popular event. And not many requirements needed to play.
Fist Of Guthix. Held as an event before.
Duel Arena in Al Kharid. Have fun killing each other without losing stuff :P
Clan Wars. Also popular for the most part.
Falador Drop Party Room, think the name says it all.
Vinesweeper. Very easy. It's like minesweeper, anyone can play, seed rewards and accessible via any Tool Leprechaun at farming patches or tree patches
Sorceror's Garden. Well not everyone is good at it, but it's easy to hold. And there are 4 gardens for different thieve levels. Get s'quirks for thieve xp or herbs.
Mage Arena in Al Kharid. Four Sections to do Mage stuff and you can collect points to earn yourself some infinity robes or the bones to peaches spell. Although not everyone might be in the same room to do it but it can be done and you'll see each other from time to time.
Pyramid Plunder - Requires a little food or bunyip, antipoisons or unicorn, and if you can get boots of lightness, gloves of silence and spottier cape that would help you in raiding urns. A Pharaoh's sceptre will help you find the right door in the pyramid otherwise you'll have to try all the doors and there are 4 of them.
Great Orb Project is another great minigame for Rc and it can be f2p as well. Requires only 4 people to play. Found at the top of Wizard Tower. Bring essence pouches and don't wear a hat since you'll be given one there. There is a deposit box there. For 50/50 GOP so that each team gets equal xp and tokens Yellow team goes first for the first three altars, then Green team goes for the next three altars and then Yellow for the 7th and Green for the 8th. For f2p it's two altars for Yellow, 2 for Green, then one each again because there are only 6 altars.
Blast Furnace. Need only 2 at least to play. It's in Keldagrim so need Giant Dwarf quest (or part of it) to be able to access Keldagrim. Great for smithing xp. Need to bring ore noted with gp to get them un-noted. Sc hammers are great in this minigame.
Fishing Trawler. Need at least 5 people for it to be able to work. Bring coins like 20k gp to buy swamp paste, bailing buckets and nets which are available at Port Khazard itself.
Stealing Creation is great, especially non-combat but better state the rules of how you want to play it first and make sure everyone knows it before you start, or it could get messy. :P 10 people minimum needed to play, so fix it on a busy day like a weekend or something. Worst case scenerio if not enough people to play, hop to an Sc world, like world 45, Clay Gods cc, or world 158 for combat sc.
In Clay Gods you have to be in pen and say '==========READY=======' in the cc to be given rank to play, then you will be told which cc to enter for games. Remember the wield bows rule and no picking, no barriers and DEFINITELY NO ATTACKING, NOT EVEN ACCIDENTALLY
, or you might be sat out or worse, banned from playing as there might be level 3 skillers playing who don't want to be killed accidentally. :P
Barbarian Assault is another popular game but again bear in mind 5 are needed to play and you may need to hop to BA world 6 to add people to your team to play. If too many people are playing you might have to split into two groups.
Temple Trekking. You can hold an event great for money and talons and charms but you don't get to play and see each other in the game. Still you can chat in the cc and share what is going on with you. And you do see each other running to the bank at times. ;)
Trouble Brewing. I don't know how it's played tbh, but it has been held recently and it was success. To play the game, you must have completed the Cabin Fever quest and have at least 40 Cooking. It is also recommended to bring Boots of lightness, Monkeyspeak amulet, and a good Hatchet (though a Bronze hatchet will be supplied). World 104 is the official world for Trouble Brewing. Need at least 6 to play though, 3 people on each team.
Mobilising Armies. Sorry not sure how it's played.
Soul Wars. Again not sure how it's played. :lol:
Big Chompy Bird Hunting. Need to have done the quest though, so need to give people who want to come ample time to do it. Could make it a competition so that the person who wins the best headdress will win something as well.
Gnome Restaurant. Any number can play but it's mostly for people who are patient in cooking and delivering stuff to way out places. :lol:
4) Skills like thieving at bandits, or a slaying event / competition where the first person to finish a task gets a reward. Again try to take into account the levels of the members coming for event. Use your imagination and also try to see if there are loopholes where people can cheat with the stuff they already have in the bank. :lol: Hence needing you to think of some rules and prepare for them. Any skill can be an event if you have imagination. I once held a Pizza Delivery event at my house and after that we could eat, or sell them to poor slayers busy at their tasks. :lol: Although we didn't really get to the selling part, but what I'm saying is anything is possible for an event. ;)
5) Penguin Hunting. Everyone loves penguins but you have to plan your route, make sure everyone has the right teles and communication in CC about the next place you're in is important or some people might get left behind. You also have to be prepared to get people to the wildy penguin safely and out if you have a wildy penguin to spot. Might need to get on lunar to be able to help tele people as well.
World 60 is the best place for it, as there are already certain selected places people trap the penguins in, and if you know them, you can just go there even if you have trouble getting into the penguin cc when it's busy and full.
Learnt all that from experience in holding Penguin hunts lol... :lmao:
6) Charades or quizzes. Alright this requires more preparation but it's fun for the members. Using the emotes to act out words you want them to guess. You can tell them how many words to make it easier and one emote can stand for many things. Like the Dramatic Point can mean, you, this, that, here, point, arm, etc...
Hold this in a more private spot so that other Runescapers don't crash your party :lol: For example in your house, or somewhere private. Again use your imagination for the prizes for the winner and where to host it.
7) Tasks. Get members to do stuff, like say, make a redberry pie and give it to you and maybe up to 6 items and the first to finish gets a prize. Try to make it so everyone can make the items to be fair.
8) Fun stuff like burning up towns and the GE with firemaking can be done as well.
Prizes for events can be an extra EP (but only give those once in a while ;)) and maybe an image prize or prize in-game. Again use your imagination.HOSTING EVENTS
1) Try to be in CC early and usually announcing the event every now and then helps as people come and go in CC, and people tend to forget event times and dates. And it also gives them time to prepare or plan the stuff they need to get or do in the event. For example, if they know the event is in 20 minutes and held in the GE, they'll know they shouldn't summon a war tortoise for a slayer task. :P ;)
2) Don't be too disappointed if only one or two turn up. It can happen. Not everyone wants to do the stuff in an event and Rs is a game at the end of the day and everyone is free to chill and relax in it. On other days the very same event can have an overwhelming turn out, so it's pretty random and normal. Remember even if only one other person turns up, you're helping them get their Event Points, so it's all good.
3) Be prepared to explain to people what and how to do an event if they're new to it. Not everyone reads the forums everyday, so we have to give them some chances.
4) When the time comes, announce in CC that the event is about to begin and where to meet. Give them some time to arrive and if people are midway doing something it's up to you and depending on what the event is to wait for them or not. For example if the event is a Quiz and explaining is needed at the start, you might say, those who are late will miss instructions and won't be able to take part. But if it's a skilling event, it's fine to be allowed to be a little late at times. Use your common sense here, and be flexible wherever it's needed. Of course if someone is like an hour late, then that would be too much. :lol: But anyway always let people know in advance what is expected of them before you take action to be fair. :)
5) If you forget to take attendance, it's fine to ask someone for help in noting them. Or pm people who have attended to ask them. Or you can ask in forums Event Points Thread
or post in Notices
to ask people who have attended to reply.
I hope that helps you if you get stumped in hosting. Remember, everyone, not just management can hold events and the more you host, the better you'll get at them. So have fun hosting them. :D
*Please reply or pm me if there's anything I could add to this thread to improve the guide. Thanks! :D
(Last updated 6/2/2011)