|Release date||9 October 2017 (Update)|
|Reward||Cosmetic overrides, animations, pets, titles, and more|
|Head developer||Unknown edit|
|Preceded by||Summer Beach Party|
Logging in for the first time during the event prompts the message NovtumberFest has arrived! Pay a visit today to participate in various activities for XP and unlock unique new rewards!
Participating in the some activities is free for all players, and unlike previous events there is not a cap on the amount of times a player can participate. Ironmen can participate in the event.
Hops gathering (m)Edit
Hops have emerged on either side of the paths into the Lumbridge Crater, which can be interacted with to yield experience in Farming and Novtumber hops. After harvesting for a while, the hops will deplete and will require time to regenerate before players can gather them again. Neither gathering nor turning in hops will fill farming urns.
The collected hops can be given to Marta, south of the glass-blowing furnace, for extra experience in Farming.
Players can receive Crafting experience by creating steins at the glass-blowing furnace, which does not require any materials. No items are received by taking part in this activity.
Located near Jonas, there are lines of patrons, which consist of: dwarves, humans, and elves. These patrons emerge from three tents, waiting to be served drinks from three benches. To participate in the minigame, players have to slide drinks from the barrels in front of the benches. The player can do this simply by clicking the barrel parallel to its table. Only one drink can slide along each bench per click. There is a maximum score of 1000, but the player can continue playing for additional Agility experience. Higher scores will gradually increase the amount of experience given per patron served.
If there is a patron that hasn't been served, they will grab the drink and the player will be granted experience in Agility. Otherwise, the drink will topple over and fall to the ground, resulting in no experience being gained. You will begin with a full meter of 100/100. If you throw one too many drinks down a bench, you will lose 30 points. You will also lose 30 points if a patron makes it to the player. Successfully handing a drink to a patron after you have lost points will add 5 points per patron to your meter. If your meter falls to 0, the minigame will end.
Dwarves will first emerge from the tents, and are relatively slow. The humans are much faster than the dwarves, and appear not long after the game has started. Lastly, the elves appear when the player has accumulated a 300 score.
On a side note, if you have the shadow touched training items from the Sliske's Endgame quest, it is recommended to remove them before starting the minigame, otherwise manifest knowledge can spawn over one of the taps. Should this happen, you will not be able to collect the knowledge and you will be forced to right-click the keg in order to continue serving drinks.
At the north entrance of the Lumbridge Crater, a dwarven cook named Jakob has set up grills that players can use to grill sausages. By taking part in the activity, players will receive Cooking experience. Novtumberfest sausages are received by taking part in this activity, and it does not require any materials.
Wolpertinger zapping (m)Edit
Wizard Deedit, located at the east entrance of the crater, is having trouble trying to send wolpertingers back to the spirit plane. Players can talk to him to open an interface, allowing them to slay or dismiss the wolpertingers.
To start running, players can right click the Racing Supervisor and click on Start Race. While racing, players can switch between lanes by using the interface or by clicking number 1, 2 and 3 on their keyboard. For the best experience, players should try to stay on the inside lane only switching lanes to avoid obstacles since it gives 125% experience compared to 100% in the middle lane and 75% on the outside lane. There are three types of obstacles:
- Pretzel: Boosts the player's experience gain.
- Stool: Trips players and lowers their experience gain.
- Keg: Kicks players off the track and lowers their experience gain.
Friedrich has set up three targets for players to practice their Ranged skills on. Each time that a player fires a shot at a target, they receive Ranged experience. This activity does not require any combat equipment.
Table dancing (m)Edit
Prayer experience can be earned by taking part in a dancing activity near the carousel. Following Mila and Elias' moves will give experience, while performing the other moves will not give any experience. Followers must be dismissed before players are allowed to participate.
Lukas, located at the south entrance of the crater, provides an activity where players can manufacture barrels to house the festival's beer. Taking part in the activity allows players to receive experience in Smithing.
Gunther's carriage eventsEdit
Gunther, who spawns at a different location in Gielinor every three hours, can be found allowing players to take part in various different activities. The location for Gunther is different per world, so switching between worlds may help players find him quicker.
Spawn times appear to be approximately 2:00, 5:00, 8:00, 11:00, 14:00, 17:00, 20:00, and 23:00 game time.
When Gunther spawns, a message will appear in the chatbox similar to A cart has spawned south of Barbarian Village. From the spawn point, Gunther and his cart will traverse to a location and a message like the following appears: An event has begun south-east of Varrock.. All game messages must be toggled on to receive this message. His location will be shown by an orange holiday event icon on the minimap.
Gunther remains at each event location for 20 minutes and visits a total of three random locations before disappearing until another spawn time.
|East of Falador||Keg theft|
|(At the entrance to Gamer's Grotto)||North of Falador||Wolly?|
|North of Lumbridge||Keg rolling|
|North of Port Sarim||Wolly?|
|South of Barbarian Village||Keg rolling|
|South-east of Varrock||Wolly?|
During the keg rolling activity, he will ask the player to roll a keg across a patch of grass. You have to make sure to time the keg so it doesn't hit any of the NPCs crossing that patch. If an NPC is hit, it will have to be restarted. Taking part in this activity rewards the player with Strength experience.
During the keg theft activity, he will ask the player to return the kegs that an ogre has stole from him. This activity is played the same as the real-world children's game statues (or "red light, green light"). Players must walk toward the ogre and the kegs while he is not looking at you, and stop when he is. If they fail, they must go back to the beginning of the track. Taking part in this activity rewards the player with Thieving experience.
During the Wolly? activity, he will provide a hint about where Wolly? is. Finding Wolly? and returning him to Gunther will provide the player with Hunter experience. The location for Wolly? is different per player.
At the south entrance of the crater, Johanna provides bar crawl cards to players who want to take part in the festival's bar crawl. There are two different types of cards - standard and advanced.
By taking part in the bar crawl, players can receive experience lamps. One lamp is granted for each bar completed. For completing all of the cards, an additional two lamps are provided. Although one task becomes available every day, the bar crawl tasks can be completed retroactively. Because of this, players might want to wait until all of the bars are revealed before choosing which card to complete.
The standard bar crawl is the easiest version of the activity. It is available for all players and all of the bars will be accessible to anyone. Completing a task will reward a small experience lamp while completing the full card will reward two medium experience lamps.
The advanced bar crawl is only available to members. Some of the bars in this card may be locked behind quests. Completing a task will reward a small experience lamp while completing the full card will reward two large experience lamps.
Players can collect Novtumberfest beer from the various tables within the crater. Drinking one grants a temporary skill boost for Strength (+2), heals the player by 200 life points and reduces the player's Attack level temporarily by 5 points.
Distraction and Diversion portals (m)Edit
Novtumberfest will have the same Distractions and Diversions portals as previous seasonal events:
- Big Chinchompa portal
- Evil tree portal
- Familiarisation portal
- Fish Flingers portal
- Guthixian Cache portal
- Sinkhole portal
- Shooting Star portal
- Waiko portal
- Menaphos portal
During NovtumberFest, there will be a series of "happy hours", where players (ironmen excluded) can gain double experience from all activities that they take part in. Happy hours take place at 04:00, 10:00, 16:00, and 22:00 game time (UTC) each day on the following worlds:
- 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 88 (English)
- 47, 94 (Portuguese)
- 55, 118 (French)
- 102, 122 (German)
Rewards include a number of tokens that unlock cosmetic overrides and pets. As with previous events, tokens may be bought with RuneCoins from Linus' store or may be randomly obtained while taking part in the event.
A title, [Name] the Party Animal, can be earned by talking to all NPCs involved in the event and taking part in all Free-to-Play accessible activities. This includes buying at least one drink on a bar crawl card, as well as helping Gunther once. You can check your progress by right-clicking Johanna.
|Novtumberfest outfit token||NovtumberFest Outfit||250||2,082,735|
|Gingerbread necklace token||NovtumberFest Gingerbread Necklace||100||118,471|
|Beer goggles token||NovtumberFest Beer Goggles||100||139,426|
|Pretzel shield token||NovtumberFest Pretzel Shield||80||105,269|
|Stein weapon token||Main-hand and off-hand stein||80||128,022|
|Lederhosen terrorbird mount token||Lederhosen terrorbird mount||150||691,172|
|Keg companion pet token||Keggy||300||1,404,461|
|Wolpertinger companion pet token||Tinger||300||1,419,760|
|Party fever walk override token||Party Fever Walk||80||371,559|
|Carrying steins resting token||Carrying Steins Resting||80||684,903|
|Novtumberfest dance emotes token||NovtumberFest Dancing (includes 4 emotes: Stamp, Drop, Slap and March)||80||1,000,000|
- Novtumberfest is inspired by Oktoberfest, a large beer festival held in Germany.
- It is possible to obtain strange rocks while skilling at the festival but it is not possible to obtain skilling pets.
- It is possible for anagogic orts to drop while skilling at the festival.
- Wolly? is a reference to the Where's Wally? children’s puzzle books, published in the US as Where's Waldo?.
- Kegger is a reference to the arcade game Tapper, right down to the gameplay.
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