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The Beggar

The Beggar is a crutch-wielding Victorian-era street denizen who first appeared in The Muppet Christmas Carol. A human figure with caricatured features reminiscent of 19th century illustrations, of the sort which often accompanied the work of the real Charles Dickens, the Beggar is first glimpsed waving his begging cup on a roof-ledge during the opening credits, and later sings a line during the ensemble number, "It Feels Like Christmas".

The puppet was later re-used, sans crutch, as one of Long John Silver's mutinous pirates in Muppet Treasure Island.


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Some beggars use emotes such as "Dance" and "Jig" in exchange for coins or items.

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Begging is the practice of asking other players for free coins or items. Players who do this are commonly referred to as beggars. Begging itself is not against the rules, nor is giving money to beggars. Beggars sometimes break rules in order to get money, such as using offensive language or spamming. The Lumbridge Guide advises new players: "Please don't try to get money by begging off other players. It will make you unpopular. Nobody likes a beggar. It is very irritating to have other players asking for your hard-earned cash." It is also a general consensus amongst players (especially paying members) that begging is not a positive thing to contribute to the game of RuneScape because it may bother other players and it isn't productive. Despite this, it is very popular, especially among low-level players in Free to Play worlds.

Players will often beg because they're too inexperienced to make their own money using skills or do not like them. These people will instead beg people for money or items as their source of income. Begging very rarely gains much cash or any valuable items, however. Because of the trade limit, a beggar can gain a maximum of 60,000 coins-worth of cash and items every 15 minutes, which is 240k coins per hour. In reality, a beggar can usually pull in much lower amounts of coins, as they likely have not done enough quests to qualify for the maximum trade limit.

Sometimes beggars can be helpful for other players. For example, players harpoon fishing may not wish to bother with Tuna, and giving all Tuna away to another player requires less time and clicks than dropping them. Beggars may also be able to pick up Tuna which is already dropped on the ground. The same principle applies to Power levellers who do not wish to bank or drop their supplies.

Some beggars will claim to have died, to have been hacked, or to have been scammed.

Spamming

Spamming is the most common form of begging and is simply asking for things over and over. It can be in a crowded area and not directed at anyone, or it can be directed at one person either through Private chat or by following them. Spammers are breaking the rules however, and risk having offenses applied to their account or being muted. They are very easy to deal with, as they can simply be ignored. Players can deal with followers by switching worlds or teleporting away.

Lying

Some players resort to lying to gain more coins. The most popular lie is that they have just died, were just scammed, or that they were hacked, however the lies may also pertain to real-life tragedies to evoke sympathy for the beggar.

Lending

Another form of begging arose after the release of the Lending feature. Some players beg to borrow items such as Godswords, Dragon hatchets, and Claws, and Discontinued items for free. However, this is rarely successful, since most players will not lend out their items to strangers unless they are willing to pay a large sum of cash to borrow said item. Most players who beg for items to be lended out, promising to pay a large amount of money, are also lying as the trade limit negates any attempt to trade over the player's quest point limit so it is best to ignore them or inform them that you do not wish to lend that particular item.

Dancing

Players sometimes go into a crowded area and do emotes while asking for money in a RuneScape form of "street performing". They often spam less because the amount of clicking required to do emotes over and over. They can also be easily ignored.

See also

  • Ali the Snake Charmer, a non-player character in Pollnivneach who players can donate coins to.
  • Charlie the Tramp, a non-player character in Varrock who players can donate coins to.
  • Lachtopher, a non-player character who begs in a way similar to some players
  • Tramp, a non-player character who asks players for money, and tells the player they are stingy if they refuse. If you talk to him and do not give him coins, he'll say, "Don't give money to______, he's/she's too stingy!" Some players make funny names to make fun of this. Example: Don't ask My Father for money, he's too stingy!)
  • The Fremennik Isles - this is parodied at one point in the quest.
  • Swan Song, where the player begs at the end of the quest.
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