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When a player stands on the trap, the vine grabs the player, who then cannot move for several seconds, depending on your Agility level. During this time other players and monsters in the dungeon can attack the player. Higher Agility levels will allow players to be trapped in the tangle vine for a shorter amount of time, and help players avoid the trap.
Former Random EventEdit
The Tangle Vine is one of the former Random events that caused much panic when spotted. Once the Tangle Vine sprouted, players on the Tangle Vine had to stand still in order to avoid being damaged, however, the minute it started to appear many players tried to run away from the vine out of panic. If a player ran while on the vines, they would slowly sap the player's Hitpoints.
The Tangle Vine's appearance is the same as the marshy plant from the Jungle Potion quest, where you search it and obtain Snake Weed. It is located South-West of the Tai Bwo Wannai. It is also similar in appearance to a stage of growing watermelons, when you grow them in any allotment patch.
In some jungle-like areas (such as Karamja), it was hard to tell if the Tangle Vine appeared, and some players would walk while standing on it without noticing it. Many people died and lost their items due to the Tangle Vine. Some players would tell others to run, and if they did, they would slowly die, and the person would take their items. The Tangle Vine was the only random event to spread out and affect more than one person.
Some players suggested ways for the Tangle Vine to become less dangerous. For example, one suggestion was that an NPC should appear along with the Tangle Vine to warn players from moving, while some suggested that the Tangle Vine should only attack players when stationary instead of when moving, along with many other concepts that could render the Tangle Vine safer and easier to endure. However, these update ideas were ignored and instead the vine was simply removed altogether.
Removal of the Tangle VineEdit
Following massive amounts of criticism and feedback from players, Jagex removed the Tangle Vine. A multitude of players were relieved, knowing that there was no longer a chance of being killed out of random. Later in the game's timeline, many other random events that involved damage towards the player were removed.
- There is a similar plant called the "Devil's Snare" that has a similar effect in "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone".
- The Tangle Vine was originally added to the game on the 6th April of 2004.
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