|Release date||11 July 2005 (Update)|
|Alchemy||Cannot be alchemised|
|Store price||Not sold|
The Rotten potato is an item which was first featured at RuneFest 2010 that was intended to be used only by Jagex moderators but was able to be used by a small number of players. It can be used to bank from anywhere, spawn the Quest point cape and hood, as well as several other features. It was obtained by a player by pickpocketing Mod Chrisso who had it in his inventory inside of Stealing Creation. Despite a statement by Mod Seven stating that the players were unable to use it, the players who pickpocketed the item appeared to be capable of spawning and wearing a Quest point cape with only 51 Quest points. However, in an attempt to keep it after being disconnected, the player who stole it dropped the item, but on dropping it a message appeared stating 'Too late! It's already gone.' The item then vanished.
After these events, Mod Chrisso patched the bug that allowed players to pickpocket the Rotten potato from Jagex Moderators in Stealing Creation. Until this patch was implemented, the existence of this item was denied to prevent players from trying to abuse the bug.
The Rotten Potato got its name from Jagex Moderators testing variables for the farming skill. They added a few shortcut commands onto a Rotten Potato just to make things easier for them. Another reason why they named it this is due to the fact that they felt the Rotten Potato may end up in a list of items (i.e. Quickchat) and they wanted to prevent public knowledge of the tool.
- The rotten potato was removed from the Quick chat system in a hidden update, date unknown.
Potatoes, toppings and ingredients