Nice article Atlandy 21:50, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
Reverse speed values Edit
I don't see why the speed values should match up with the image filenames. Most people don't see them and they are completely counter-intuitive for this article. If an editor wanted to add a speed image to a particular article, he could (and would) simply copy and paste the filename regardless of what it is.
This is how the KB describes the speed bar:
The more the speed bar is coloured in, the faster the weapon/weapon type is. (http://services.runescape.com/m=rswiki/en/Weapon_Types)
It only makes sense that the speed values should match up with the number of blue squares in the bar. I highly suggest a revert to my edit. Thanks, Dromedarii 04:04, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
- I already understood all of that, and I have read that KBase article multiple times. Let me explain it more simply: the file which is named "Speed4.gif" (or whatever, I can't remember exact names atm) corresponds directly to the speed value of 4 as it is described in the article. While I agree that your revision was certainly the more logical, my only reason for reverting it was that the wiki's primary goal is accuracy, not logic. The style in which the article is written should be decided by community consensus, so vote away. Gangsterls talk04:25, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
- "as it is described in the article" - If you're talking about this article (as opposed to the KB article), we'd need to know exactly why the filenames (which are usually invisible to the reader) need to correspond to the speed values in this article (or vice versa). You mentioned accuracy, but accurate with regards to what? Readers don't come here to find illogical speed values that match up with image filenames as opposed to the images themselves.
- What bits of information Jagex conveys through image filenames should not be regarded as official RS "canon" because they were never intended to be presented to its core audience. If Jagex wanted to give the idea that a speed bar with 6 coloured squares actually has a speed value of 4, they would have stated so in its KB article. What I'm proposing is that we redefine speed value and use it as a tool to better present information within the context of this wiki. Dromedarii 05:58, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
Issue resolved. Dromedarii 00:00, 22 September 2007 (UTC)
What is the advantage of having a fast weapon?
- Well, you can attack faster, getting more hits on your opponent, increasing your chances of winning by a lot... C Teng talk 02:14, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, but doesn't each combatant take turns? Belligerance
- No, the combatant with the faster weapon will hit more often (depending on weapon speeds). Amaurice talk 21:11, 3 February 2008 (UTC)
- Runescape Classic had a turn based attack system; there was no weapon speed back then. Anincent
- Speed 6, same speed as a scimitar firstname.lastname@example.org 15:51, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
In an article about Monk's Robe (Top) it noted that wearing the Robe will increase bow speed by 0.1 second, is this statement true? Please confirm it as truth or myth. email@example.com 15:51, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
- That's...wroooooooong. WWTDD? 16:25, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
How fast can a player eat? Edit
Whats the speed for eating, I know it differs depending on the type of food but, sharks for instance whats the eating speed on them just to give me a general idea. 06:38, December 24, 2009 (UTC)06:38, December 24, 2009 (UTC)06:38, December 24, 2009 (UTC)~
Sharks and most regular food can be spammed to be eaten at a maximum speed of 1 shark per 1.8 seconds. Foods that have two halves like pies and pizzas can be eaten at a rate of 1 half per 0.6 seconds. However, if eaten during combat, regardless of the time it takes to eat the food, you will miss one turn of combat for every food eaten (and every slice of multi-part foods) Saradomin brews can be drunk without missing a turn of combat.Lord784 21:55, January 20, 2010 (UTC)
so your saying the weapon that is wielded in combat while eating effects the speed of eating food in combat? u said "However, if eaten during combat, regardless of the time it takes to eat the food, you will miss one turn of combat for every food eaten" so a swordie takes 4.8 seconds to eat while wielding a 2h, but only 1.8 seconds while wielding a shortbow in rapid? sound wrong to me . . .
I think what he means is after you eat the food, you have to wait that long before you can attack again, but the eating time per food if you are spamming them is the same no matter what. Tim Bassler, player since Fall 2004. 04:12, June 12, 2011 (UTC)
Added template(s) Edit
There are some staves like master wand and chaotic staff that dont't have the attack speed informantion, what it means? that the speed is 0?
One more thing, does the attack speed influence magic attacks?
- If you look at the weapon stats, where it would say speed at the bottom of the table, it says "Speed Unknown", so it's not that they are 0, it's just that no one has recorded their speeds here yet.
- The weapon you are weilding has no influance on magic attack speed as far as I know, I belive the magic attack speed is consistant somewhere around 6. [citation needed...]
- Tim Bassler, player since Fall 2004. 04:36, June 12, 2011 (UTC)
Actual Weapon Speed Edit
Going by the official standard for a game tick (0.6 seconds), should we not add a column for the time in between attacks for each speed. Like how 8 would have 1.2 seconds between each attack and how 1 would have 5.4 seconds between each attack? --Oniplayer 03:02, December 15, 2010 (UTC)
- I think the main point of the attack speed on here is to give a comparison between weapons, rather than having such detail. If you want to calculate damage per second in that maner or whatever, I assume mentally doing 8*0.6=1.2 is simple enough... Tim Bassler, player since Fall 2004. 04:39, June 12, 2011 (UTC)
2h speed Edit
for standard 2h speed i quote
that contradicts the info on this page
- The ratio is accurate for 2:1, but the numbers seem to be off, a whip is 6 and a 2h is 3. Where did you read this? Tim Bassler, player since Fall 2004. 04:43, June 12, 2011 (UTC)
How do you view the speed gauge shown on this wiki in-game? Edit
I've looked for where it could be, assuming the image is taken straight from a screenshot, but I can't for the life of me work out where to view it. Churkirby 20:18, July 17, 2011 (UTC)
- I'm not sure. I found the blue speed bars on the website, but the one with changing colors.. I'll keep looking. (: 20:23, July 17, 2011 (UTC)
- Pretty sure the images on the page were created independently (they're not in-game) but were obviously based on the blue speed bars from the RuneScape Game Guide. --Limxzero 20:30, July 17, 2011 (UTC)
The sol and the ancient staff have different speeds. I was wondering is that the speed for melee usage, or (also) the speed with which spells are cast?14:49, September 17, 2011 (UTC)
- That's the speed for melee usage only; Spells are always cast at speed 5 (3s interval), with the exception of the Storm of armadyl while using the Armadyl battlestaff and the blitzer ring in DG, both of which boost spell speed to 6 (2.4s interval) 22.214.171.124
- Shouldn't we include that in the page? (Btw, pls sign ;) ) 12:15, January 28, 2012 (UTC)
Corrected spelling/grammar Edit
if you spam abilities does attack speed still matter?