The explorer's ring 1 is a reward from the Beginner Lumbridge achievements, and is obtained from Explorer Jack. It can be retrieved from Ned for free if lost. The ring is one of the many items which are always kept on death, in addition to the standard three items (except if in the Wilderness).
If a player attempts to restore his/her run energy when it is already at 100%, it will give a message saying "You are fully rested. You do not need to use the ring's power for the moment." But run energy will be wasted if the player tries to restore run energy at 51-99% run energy level.
There was a glitch when the ring recharges every day at 00:00 UTC. If a player is logged in at that time, the ring will not be recharged until the next log in, which is now patched.
Previously, while wearing the ring, the only right-click option available would be to "Operate" it, opening a screen with two or more options. However, after an update on 7 October2009, right-clicking it when worn will display the options without having to operate it and then select the desired options.
Along with the superior versions, this is the only task reward that doesn't begin with the name of the area the tasks take place in. If it did, it would be called either the Lumbridge ring, Draynor ring, or a combination of both.
The Explorer's rings were the only rings to provide a prayer bonus until the addition of the ring of death.
The Explorer's ring 1, 2 and 3 resemble each other and appear to be made of bronze, silver and gold respectively; however, the explorer ring 4 looks more different. Many people assume that the Explorers ring 4 is made of platinum.