RuneScape:One Small Wiki Favour/Archive 7

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One Small Wiki Favour is a project to improve the OSRS Wiki, where wiki users can contribute to a number of ongoing wiki tasks and qualify for receiving in-game rewards, including bonds. Anyone is welcome to participate, whether you're completely new to the wiki or you've been here for a while. If you have not edited before, then this is a great time to get involved!

To participate in this project, take a look at the tasks below and find one that looks exciting -- completing any one of them will earn you a share of a bond. Each task has some advice on how to effectively tackle it, but we strongly recommend joining the #one-small-wiki-favour channel in our Discord to coordinate with other editors, discuss the project, and claim your rewards.


Tasks

Current tasks active until

22 March

If you have worked on a goal and want to be considered for a bond, please let us know in the OSWF discord channel. One of the project helpers will check your contributions and may award you a bond if you have completed the task. If you have done work on a goal but not managed to complete it fully before the reset time then you may still be rewarded some coins for your work.

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F2P money making guides - Task completed

Create 4 free-to-play money making guides from the list below.

We have some new free-to-play methods we'd like to add to the money making guide. Test them out for a bit, get a sense of the timing, and then create a page!

Here's the list of guides to be made:

Wilderness methods:

Go do the method for a bit (at least a few runs) to get an idea of how much money it is per hour if you're playing reasonably efficiently. Try to get an idea of whether the inputs and outputs actually buy/sell on the Grand Exchange, since for a few of these, that may be a concern. In some cases it may be useful to look at the RS3 version of the money making guide since some of these methods already have reasonable timings or other info that can be reused.

Once you have an estimate, write the article! For some good examples, check out:

These guides do a good job of showing the inputs, outputs, requirements, and details, so try and follow their examples. Definitely join our Discord if you have any questions.
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Serum 208 Rewards - Task completed

Use 1000 doses of Serum 208 on Afflicted in Mort'ton

To improve the accuracy of our Serum 208 page, you will cure 1000 Afflicted around Mort'ton, and keep track of the rewards they give you. This process will also involve making the Serum 208 in the Shades of Mort'ton minigame.

Using Serum 208 on Afflicted turns them back into Mort'ton locals, after which they give the player a small reward. While right now the page has a rough drop table, we'd like a larger sample size, so we can aim for more accurate rarities and make sure the wiki isn't missing anything. Making Serum 208 requires participating in the Shades of Mort'ton minigame, during which the player can use Serum 207 (easily made or cheaply purchasable from the Grand Exchange) on the sacred flame to transform it into Serum 208. This requires at least 20% "Sanctity", which will build up through participation in the minigame. It may be useful to use the dedicated Shades of Mort'ton world for this part.


Once you have Serum 208, it can be used on the various Afflicted around town to transform them back into Mort'ton locals. They turn back into Afflicted fairly quickly, so it is probably not necessary to hop worlds to find more Afflicted (running around the town should suffice). Keep track of the rewards these locals give, including the type of the reward, the amount of the reward, and the local which gave it (though hopefully that doesn't make a difference). The task is to use 1000 doses (250 four-dose potions worth) of Serum 208 on the Afflicted, and should probably take a couple hours between creating the Serum 208 and using it on the Afflicted. Please use [google sheet] to track you loot under your name.
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Closest... page - Task active

Add 100 pairs to the Closest...

The Closest... page aims to describe the best location to find one thing close to another thing. For example, where the closest Bank is to a Range. In free-to-play, this is in Al-Kharid, but in members it is the Myths' Guild. We want your help thinking up pairs, adding them to the page, and measuring the distance between them.

In theory, the page would encompass all sorts of interesting connections, which can be particularly useful to Ironman players. There is also a dedicated Closest.../Free-to-play page for the same purpose, but for non-members worlds. Some examples of potential entries are: For more inspiration, check out the Closest... page on RuneScape Wiki. Distances should ideally be measured in Chebyshev distance, though it may be easiest to simply walk between the two locations in-game and count how many steps you take along the way. Adding distances to pairs already on the page is also appreciated. While the Closest... page has a number of suggestions on it already, feel free to add anything you think could be useful or helpful. If you have any questions about the process or whether a pair is right for the page, come on down to the #one-small-wiki-favour Discord channel and ask there!
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Teleport logging - Task active

Add the start/end points and timing of 200 teleports/other transportation things to our spreadsheet.

In order to finish our automatic pathfinding project (Google Maps for RuneScape!), we need to get an exhaustive list of all the ways you can move, besides walking. That includes teleports, spirit trees, ships, and even things like cave entrances and ladders. We specifically need the start and end points (if applicable -- teleports generally don't have start points), and how many ticks they take to do.

We've created a RuneLite external plugin to make this way easier, and save you from having to write down everything by hand and do the timing yourself. You don't have to use it, but this will probably make the job 10 times faster.

To use it, click the Configuration wrench in RuneLite, scroll to the bottom and click "Plugin Hub", and then look for the "Teleport Logger" plugin. Installing it will add a little teleport icon to the right navigation menu. Click it, and it will expand to show an empty text panel. Doing a teleport (or any movement over 2 squares at once) should log the start/end/time to the panel, which you can copy to the spreadsheet, which can be found here. In that spreadsheet, there's also a list of important TODO teleports (mostly boats), if you're looking for a nice subset to work on.

Important: getting an accurate time taken relies on you not standing in the starting point for any longer than is necessary, otherwise we'll get overestimated times. To deal with this, please be walking somewhere while you click the teleport. Don't pause before going up a ladder, et cetera.

Please try to add a useful description of what the "teleport" actually was (take inspiration from the first few entries in the sheet).

We're probably going to get some duplicates, but please try to do a Ctrl+F on the sheet first to see if the method you're about to try has already been done by someone else.

Probably the majority of the teleports here will be ladders and stairs, so it might be useful to just go through an entire city at once. And make sure to get both the up an down parts!

This is a bit complex, so please join to the Discord if you want to help!
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Update history - Task completed

Add patch notes from 4 different updates to relevant pages

One of our newest (and most ambitious) projects is to document information about how game updates have affected content over time. A group of editors is currently working through old patch notes and copying them on to pages of content that was affected by each patch.

This information is organised chronologically in a new section called "Changes" which is being added to pages. You can help by doing this for the patch notes listed below. There is a project page which explains how to add in a new patch note here, as well as a dedicated <#517023326942658597> channel on our Discord.


The list of updates for this OSWF task can be found below. Completing four of these updates will earn a bond:

Zoom & The Herb Sack Stian27 (talk) 03:20, 25 February 2020 (UTC)
XP Drops, Jad Pet & Slayer Stian27 (talk) 08:37, 25 February 2020 (UTC)
Custom F-Keys & Music Cape Stian27 (talk) 09:15, 25 February 2020 (UTC)
Big Cats & WWF TindalosKP
Duel Arena Rework TindalosKP
Clue Scroll Step Counter Stian27 (talk) 10:16, 25 February 2020 (UTC)
Boss Room Counters & Platinum Tokens TindalosKP
Multiple Clues & Midsummer TindalosKP

Once you've completed an update, mark it off here and on the project page, so we can stay organized and keep track of what's been done.

Rules

  • You must have a wiki account and cannot be blocked. Anonymous edits will not count. You can sign up for a wiki account at Special:CreateAccount.
  • The reward for completion of a task will be one bond or equivalent coins. If multiple editors contribute to a goal then the prize may be split between them.
  • Partial rewards may be awarded for completing part of a task, with a minimum award at 25% of a bond.
  • A task must be completed in its entirety before any bonds or partial bonds are awarded for that task.
  • If you are awarded a bond or a share of a bond, you can get in contact with one of the project runners on Discord, and claim it in-game.
  • You can claim a maximum of two bonds over each two week period that tasks are active.