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The RuneScape Hiscores main page.
An individual player's hiscore rank.
Comparing player's hiscores.
The old top-2000 in the early days of RuneScape.

The Hiscores is a website feature in which all players are ranked by their experience in skills. For players to appear in the hiscores:

  • They must be in the top 2 million (for any skill).
  • They must have a minimum skill level of 30 in the skill (13,363 experience points).
  • The player must not be banned. Banned players are removed from the hiscores. If a player is unbanned, they appear on the hiscores again.
  • Jagex Moderators' test accounts (on which they can change stats and spawn items) do not appear on the hiscores. All these accounts begin with the word "Mod" except for Andrew, Paul, and Ian. Jagex Moderators' real private accounts, however, do appear on the hiscores. These are just regular accounts with no special powers that Jagex Mods create to play on for fun. They are just regular players and there is no way to know that they work for Jagex unless they reveal this information (and typically they don't).

The highscores has added a very competitive atmosphere to the game. This has caused players to continue training their skills after 99 in order to gain ranks. Some players view the hiscores very often and perceive the game to be very competitive. These players look up their own ranks often and may note how much experience they need to gain to reach a certain rank. Also, many players look up their friends in the hiscores often. Some of the top ranked players are often followed as well.

Other players do not view the hiscores very often and do not perceive the game to be as competitive.

The hiscores are updated with a player's stats each time they log out. An exception is that a player's hiscores do not update if they are automatically logged out of the game due to a system update.

The hiscores for a player do update if a player reaches the 6-hour auto-log.

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Minimum levels

The minimum level to be ranked in the hiscores is level 30, unless more than 2 million players are already ranked, in which case a skill level of 30 will not rank a player. The following table shows the current minimum levels for each skill to be ranked on the hiscores.

For a more detailed chart, check out Extended Hiscore Table.

Skill Minimum level
to be ranked
Skill Minimum level
to be ranked
File:Stats Overall icon highscores.png Overall

817

File:Attack icon highscores.png Attack 60
File:Defence icon highscores.png Defence 56 File:Strength icon highscores.png Strength 64
File:Hitpoints icon highscores.png Hitpoints 62 File:Ranged icon highscores.png Ranged 52
File:Prayer icon highscores.png Prayer 40 File:Magic icon highscores.png Magic 52
File:Cooking icon highscores.png Cooking 54 File:Woodcutting icon highscores.png Woodcutting 63
File:Fletching icon highscores.png Fletching 30 File:Fishing icon highscores.png Fishing 55
File:Firemaking icon highscores.png Firemaking 49 File:Crafting icon highscores.png Crafting 42
File:Smithing icon highscores.png Smithing 43 File:Mining icon highscores.png Mining 53
File:Herblore icon highscores.png Herblore 30 File:Agility icon highscores.png Agility 30
File:Thieving icon highscores.png Thieving 30 File:Slayer icon highscores.png Slayer 30
File:Farming icon highscores.png Farming 30 File:Runecrafting icon highscores.png Runecrafting 30
File:Hunter icon highscores.png Hunter 30 File:Construction icon highscores.png Construction 30
File:Summoning icon highscores.png Summoning 30 As of 26 January 2010

Minigames set the minimum "level" differently, according to the minigame's scoring system. See the table below.

Minigame Minimum score to be ranked
File:Duel tournament.PNG Duel Arena Tournaments 1800 rank
File:Bh icon.PNG Bounty Hunter 250 kills
File:Bh rogue.PNG Bounty Hunter Rogues 250 kills
other than your target
File:Fist of Guthix icon highscores.png Fist of Guthix 500 rating
File:Mobilising Armies icon highscores.png Mobilising Armies 300 rank
File:Barbarian Assault Attackers hiscores.png Barbarian Assault attackers 500 score
File:Barbarian Assault Defenders hiscores.png Barbarian Assault defenders 500 score
File:Barbarian Assault Collectors hiscores.png Barbarian Assault collectors 500 score
File:Barbarian Assault Healers hiscores.png Barbarian Assault healers 500 score

History

The original hiscores table was updated weekly with players' ranks overall, levels, experience, and change in rank. It recorded the top 2,000 players.

The hiscores were redone on 21 November 2003. The update changed the maximum number of players on the hiscores to 250,000.

This was changed to a maximum of 500,000 on 24 May 2004.

On 1 June 2004 another update to the hiscores allowed players to see the hiscores of all the people on that player's Friends list on one page.

On 25 August 2005, the number of people that were on the hiscores was increased to 1,000,000. The change was due to a larger number of accounts, meaning many players were being left off the hiscores.

It was once again changed on 30 January 2006. The 'compare' function was added and the look of the hiscores page was updated.

On 4 May 2008 at 17:39, 4 years, five months and three days after the release of this last free skill, Runecrafting reached one million people on the hiscores.

On 9 July 2008, the limit increased to 2,000,000 people. Although the Crafting skill had not yet topped out at 2,000,000 people above the skill level 30, later that day, the 2,000,000th person achieved 30 Crafting. Runecrafting remains the only free skill that has not filled the hiscores.

Skill level of a 2,000,000 ranking player

The table shows the level of a player with a rank of 2,000,000 for each particular skill. A player needs at least this level to be in the top 2 million in that skill in order to appear in the hiscores. If a player falls below the top 2 million, then that skill falls out of the player's hiscores.

Most players develop their combat skills as well as Mining/Smithing/Crafting, Fishing/Cooking, and Woodcutting/Firemaking.

Skills that directly affect combat level (Magic, Attack, Strength), skills that are easy to level up (e.g. Cooking), skills that centre on extraction of resources (e.g. Mining) and skills that are heavily trained (like Woodcutting) tend to be very high in the hiscores and therefore players must achieve higher levels in these skills. Skills that cost a lot of money to train (like Construction), skills that are available only to members (like Herblore), or skills that are slow to train (like Farming and Runecrafting), often have fewer players reaching high level and therefore easier to reach in the hiscores with lower level. As of December 2009, the only skills in which nobody has reached 200,000,000 experience are Slayer, Runecrafting, and Summoning.

Trivia

A hiscores glitch.
  • In early July 2008, there was a rumor that an icon for a Sailing skill appeared on the Hiscores. However, this rumor has been confirmed as false by Jagex mods. Various mods have said that a sailing skill is unlikely.
  • Both Hunter and Summoning were temporarily leaked to the hiscores before they were officially released.
  • Summoning was leaked on 11 January 2008 when an "undefined" skill appeared in the hiscores.
  • As of 1 July 2008, when RuneScape HD was launched, the hiscores said "You have to be in the top 2 million in a category..." when you type a person's username who doesn't appear in the hiscores.
  • There are currently, as of 28 January 2010, 528 players with all of their skills at level 99.
  • As of 25 January 2010, 12 free players have all 15 non-member skills at level 99.
  • On 2 September 2009, some maxed players (2376 total level) were shown on the hiscores as having 2377 total level instead of 2376.
  • Mod Fetzki has stated that new features are planned for the hiscores, as mentioned here.

See also

External links

  • RuneScape hiscores

References


This article uses material from the "Hiscores" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.







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