|Released||17 March 2001 (Update)|
The Black Hole was Jagex's early punishment in RuneScape Classic, before Jagex implemented the banning system. Players who misbehaved were sent to the Black Hole as punishment for their actions, and they would remain there for an undefined amount of time before being removed. The Black Hole was implemented in 2001 and later removed from RuneScape Classic on December 2001 in RuneScape.
Players are able to visit The Black Hole by selecting the Activate option on the Disk of returning in the Dwarven Mines beneath Falador. In here, players will encounter Thordur, but will not be able to move around.
Players can visit a blacker blackhole by selecting the Blackout option, which takes players to a completely dark area where players are freely able to move around, allowing screenshots to be easily taken without background disruption. Players in the blacker blackhole can leave using the light found in the south-west corner. Players who attempt to leave both black holes will be warned that any items left on the ground will disappear permanently.
The black holes have strict restrictions to teleportation, causing any teleportation method other than the disk of returning to be blocked, giving the message "You can't teleport out of the hole!". Logging out and back in will transport the player outside the black hole, though.
- Note: You can still get out of both versions of the black hole after dropping the disk of returning, either by talking to Thordur and asking how to get out, or by exiting through the Light in the blacker blackhole. Leaving the black hole will cause any dropped items that are still on the floor to be deleted, however.
Original purpose[edit | edit source]
Upon the official release of Thordur's Black Hole in 2001, some players deliberately misbehaved and violated the Code of Conduct for the sole purpose of seeing what the Black Hole was like. As a result of this, Andrew Gower made the decision to program a clone of the Black Hole, so that any player could visit the area without breaking any rules. Those wishing to enter would visit Thordur in the western side of the Dwarven Mine under Falador, who would sell them a disk of returning for 10 coins. Once the player obtained the Disk, they were then able to climb down a nearby ladder to access the cloned Black Hole and would use the disk of returning to get out.
The Black Hole and its clone were then removed from the game in December 2001 because of a scam where players would ask one another to drop the disk of returning, thus causing them to be stuck in the black hole until a member of Jagex staff removed them.
Although it has now been removed from RuneScape 3, players are still able to visit the Black Hole on Old School RuneScape after the release of the disk of returning in 2013. Players wishing to enter the hole simply have to activate the disk of returning in the Dwarven Mine to be teleported directly into the Black Hole, where they will meet Thordur.
Changes[edit | edit source]
|26 November 2015
(update | poll)
The blank space is an area with nothing in it but a dark map square. To access this space, find your way to the Dwarven mine located underneath Falador, right click a disc of returning and select the 'Blackout' option. You will then be transported to the blank space and can leave using the light found in the south-west corner.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Near the end of 20th Anniversary event, players inside Realm of Memories before the 27 January 2021 update removing the area could find themselves briefly in a blacker blackhole after the update.
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