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For a guide for new players, see Lumbridge Beginner guide.
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Tutorial Island was an island where new players were guided through the basics of playing RuneScape. It was released in the update of 24 September 2002,[1] and until the July 2008 update, all new players had to have completed the tutorial before they could leave. During the July 2008 Behind the Scenes update, Jagex replaced Tutorial Island with a new tutorial, Learning the Ropes, that takes place in Lumbridge, involving a three-headed dragon and a White Knight named Sir Vant. Players that created accounts before this update but never completed the tutorial still remain in Tutorial Island. Learning the Ropes was then taken out of the game to be reconstructed, and Tutorial Island was put back into the game as a temporary tutorial until the new one was finished. Learning the Ropes has since been re-released during the Advisors and Objectives update as Unstable Foundations (17 September 2009). Tutorial Island still remains on the landmass of Gielinor, though it is inaccessible.

Players are shown the basics of training all free-to-play skills except for Crafting and Runecrafting. There were many icons on the minimap to show new players what they meant.

Tutorial Island never taught any pay-to-play skills, and there is no such equivalent for new members to learn them (although this has been requested on the forums).

When players finished the tutorial, they may leave the island by activating their Home Teleport spell. This does not trigger the 30 minute-long wait to use it again. After they left the Tutorial Island, they could never return.



Tutorial Island was released on 24 September 2002 with the news post "Tutorial island", at the same time of the release of the Waterfall Quest and the King Black Dragon.[1] Tutorial Island was added to the World Map on 4 March 2003.[2]

In July 2008, it was announced that the tutorial would soon no longer take place on the island, but in a quarantined Lumbridge, involving a White Knight (Sir Vant) as one of the tutors. This was done to make the tutorial seem more "quest-like and exciting".[3] The new tutorial quest, Learning the Ropes, was released on 14 July.[4]

On 15 September 2008, the Learning the Ropes tutorial quest was discontinued so a new tutorial could be created. Until that was finished, Tutorial Island would become the tutorial again.[5] This lasted 1 year, until the new tutorial was released on 17 September 2009.[6] Tutorial Island is no longer accessible; however, accounts that were on Tutorial Island when it was still the tutorial still have access to it.

Despite Tutorial Island being unusable and unvisited, one change has been made to the island after the release of the new tutorial: a building was "repaired";[7] however, Jagex has not given any indication that Tutorial Island will be used ever again. Tutorial Island remains on the World Map.[8]

Starting the tutorial

A player customises their character.

Before they began the tutorial, players had to first customise their character. To do this, they had a simplified version of the interface later used in Learning the Ropes. There was no close-up of the head, or mouse settings. There were also fewer options to choose from. The default look was always the same: bald head, moustache and beard, green shirt and pants. The default look was what made bots so easy to recognise. After the player clicked, "Accept," they would be told to talk to the RuneScape guide. Note: It is recommended to train every skill learned to level 3, so you can get a head start on the game, and some skills are much easier to train in Tutorial Island; i.e: Giant Rats there can't kill you, and rocks, furnaces, and anvils are all in the same room.


The Basics

The RuneScape Guide was the first non-player character that new players encountered.

The RuneScape guide was the first non-player character players ever met (a role now played by Sir Vant). Players learned:

  • How to move the camera .
  • How to keep the minimap positioned so that the top is north.
  • How to talk to non-player characters .
  • How to use the RuneScape website .
  • How to open doors .

Woodcutting, Firemaking and Fishing

The Survival Expert teaches players enough skills to become self-sufficient for basic food.

The Survival Expert gave players basics for Woodcutting, Firemaking and Fishing. She taught players how to view and use items in their inventory, cut wood, light a fire, fish, cook, and view their current skill levels.

Players were expected to cut and burn at least one lot of logs, although if they wished, they can repeat until both Woodcutting and Firemaking reach level 3. The player gained experience in Woodcutting, Firemaking, and Fishing faster on Tutorial Island.

Players were expected to fish and cook successfully at least one portion of shrimps.


The Master Chef teaches more sophisticated Cooking techniques, including the use of a range.

The Master Chef teaches players the finer points of Cooking; in this case, making bread.

The Master Chef also instructs players in controlling the game music and in running using their menu option.

Remember that players can also run to a position, by holding the CTRL key as they click - use the minimap to click on, or they will not run far enough if trying to escape. If players click again, even without holding CTRL, they will continue running unless they have already stopped.


The Quest Guide teaches the basics about quests and how to find them.

The Quest guide covers using the quest menu, and what quests are about.

Mining and Smithing

The Mining Instructor teaches both Mining and Smithing.

The Mining instructor teaches players the basics of:

The dungeon in which players learn Mining and Smithing is one of the best areas to train these skills, due to the rocks' proximity to the furnace and the anvil. This area can only be accessed once, so taking the opportunity to progress to level 3 here is worthwhile. However, players will have to mine a little more to get Smithing up to 3.

Melee and Ranged

Vannaka teaches new players the basics of combat, except magic combat.

The combat instructor, Vannaka (also a Slayer Master), discusses the different types of combat. Pures should pay attention, as they can make their first bit of character tweaking here.

Players are given a bronze sword and wooden shield, and only at this stage are they allowed to enter the rat cage. Players cannot die here, so food is not required.

The minimum requirement is to kill one rat, using any combat style you prefer, while the maximum is to train each style to the maximum level of 3, while gaining no hitpoints - the essence of a pure character being able to maximise their strike while keeping their combat level low. If players choose to progress any skill here, they will be reminded of their next action, but can still carry on.


Trains players' Attack skill, governing the type of metal they can wield and their chance of hitting. Since players can train this to 8 on the Varrock dummies later, also without Hitpoints, it is not important to progress this here.


Trains their Strength skill, increasing the potential damage of a successful hit. Since there is no other way to train this without also getting Hitpoints experience, (excepting member's methods of magical wheat and barbarian fishing) this is valuable for a melee pure.


Trains players' Defence skill, reducing the chance of being hit by attacks and allowing players to wear higher level armour.

Since Defence adds to combat level but not players' strike, pures often do without Defence altogether, although a "steel pure" would have level five Defence and wear full steel armour - not excessively expensive to lose and a fair bit better than iron armour, in return for being one combat level higher, while some almost wholly ditch the no defence idea and get rune armour and a Fremennik helmet.

Ranged combat

The instructor gives players a shortbow and 50 bronze arrows, and will give more arrows for free if they run out. The free ammunition makes it worthwhile training Ranged to level 3.

When players leave the cage before learning ranged attacks, they cannot re-enter. Some players who had previous accounts would drop the arrows and then claim more. Once they had around 1000 or more arrows they would move on and bank it, meaning once they had finished the tutorial they would have arrows to sell for money or trade with their main.


Financial advisor.

The Financial Advisor instructs players in using RuneScape's banks, and in some possible ways to make money. He suggests three options for making money; killing monsters, completing quests, and levelling skills in fishing, mining, etc...

Generally, both cash and items can be withdrawn from any branch, not just the one they were deposited at. Any items deposited into the bank on Tutorial Island is placed into the player's inventory once they leave the island.


Brother Brace.

Brother Brace instructs players in Prayer, although if they choose the path of a pure, they may choose not to acquire any, as Prayer also contributes to combat level. The effects of high-level Prayers can be devastating in combat, but the low to mid-level prayers are mostly useful for melee combat.

Brother Brace also instructs players in using the Friends List and the Ignore List and in general conduct. However, he only briefly mentions the clan chat in passing, without going into any detail.

There is an organ upstairs which can be played. However, as of 6 November 2008, the organ couldn't be reached as the doors to the room with the staircase are non-objects (players can't open them or even examine them - it was effectively one big wall across). This caused some accounts left inside to be completely trapped. At some point before Tutorial Island was shut down, the doors were once again placed, allowing any trapped accounts still left on the island to escape.


Magic Instructor.

The Magic Instructor introduces players to their spell list and spell casting, though practical magic combat will require players to use a magical staff and set an attack spell for it.

Note: as of September update Magic Staffs are no-longer required to use auto-cast.

The Magic Instructor gives five air runes and five mind runes. If players drop them and talk to the instructor again, he will give more runes. Repeating this to obtain 30 of each rune (collecting 5 previously dropped sets) enables level 3 Magic to be reached.

It is also possible to keep dropping them and getting more, possibly even banking them and doing it over.

Players use the runes to cast Wind Strike against the chickens.

Leaving the island

Players standing near Lumbridge Guide.

The magic instructor will now instruct you to give your Home Teleport spell a try, which will teleport you to Lumbridge. Players cannot take any extra items off the island and any standard items that they banked will be back in their inventory. Players are now standing next to the Lumbridge Sage.


The following music tracks are used on Tutorial Island:

Note: If a player had started playing before sounds were added in RuneScape 2, "Newbie Melody" is automatically unlocked.

Free-to-play newbies will have the following tracks unlocked after completing Tutorial Island and appearing in Lumbridge.


Tutorial Island is surrounded by Unknown.
A strange glitch when looking at the quest journal during learning the ropes (Tutorial Island version).
After reverting to the old Tutorial Island, the Lumbridge Home Teleport message is messed up.
A glitch where the player is on the island after it was removed and the objective panel mentioning a dragon, even though no dragon exists on the isle.
  • If you go to the edges of the map (the very North, East, South, and West parts of the island), you will see that Tutorial Island is surrounded by a giant Unknown space.
  • You can see part of Tutorial Island from the Wizards' Tower. Of course, since the real Tutorial Island is surrounded by unknown space, the piece of the island visible from the Wizards' Tower is just a doppleganger.
  • There was a Wilderness Guide on Tutorial Island before RuneScape 2 was installed. His purpose was to warn players about player-killing in the Wilderness (as his name suggests).
  • When Tutorial Island returned, and somebody tried to cast home teleport mid tutorial, they would still get a message about Sir Vant. Soon after (6 November 2008) the message was changed to inform you that "You can't cast this spell until after you've finished the Tutorial."
  • If you tried to climb a ladder or staircase aside from entering and exiting the mines, you would get an error message saying either the ubiquitous "Nothing Interesting happens", or "You are not supposed to go there."
  • On 1 November 2008, Tutorial Island was given a full graphics makeover due to the massive amounts of problems with the newer tutorial, thus making tutorial island a semi permanent tutorial at the time.
  • The Magic Instructor used to teleport the player to Lumbridge. Before this, new players would be taken on a boat. Finally, the player used the Lumbridge Home Teleport spell instead.
  • There used to be a glitch on Tutorial Island. You could die by being attacked by a giant rat while firemaking. If you died on Tutorial Island, you would arrive on Lumbridge with all the items a newcomer would have. [1]
  • Before a major re-haul of the island's interface, the chat box was covered up by the players instructions. However, if the player typed something and pressed enter, they would be able to talk regardless of the entry box not being visible.
  • It was impossible to die on Tutorial Island. If you had only 1 hitpoint left, a monster would only hit 0s on you.
  • You could not talk on Tutorial island, or trade with other players. If you tried to trade with another player, it would say something like "You cannot do this yet, try again later." It was possible to trade at one point in the past, however.
  • If you added someone to your Friends List on Tutorial Island, a message would appear, saying the last text that you have seen, excluding things said by NPCs.
  • Although it was possible to keep getting certain items from the tutors (like Bronze arrows using the 'dropping and picking up' technique), when you advanced to Lumbridge you would only have the items you were supposed to get and not the extras.
  • There were a number of oak trees around the island, although you could only go up to level 3 Woodcutting, and the oaks require level 15 woodcutting.
  • At the end of the tutorial, the Magic Tutor said he would take down the magical barriers around the island. But the constant flow of new players would make it impossible for him to ever put the barriers back up.
  • When you first logged into a new character, if you immediately logged back out before creating your character you would see them with the "default" look.
  • You will always burn the first shrimp when you try to cook during the Survival Expert part.
  • It is possible to have an account on tutorial island after it was removed, as long as the account was made before the update.
  • Following the release of RuneScape 2 It was possible to cut oak trees during the tutorial regardless of your level, however they would still only provide normal logs.
  • Following the release of RuneScape 2 new players used to appear on the tutorial island located south of the wizard tower, however Jagex later created a separate version surrounded by Unknown.
  • Prior to the new tutorial, Tutorial Island was the first place where newcomers will go.
  • The only way players would be on this island would be if they created a character prior to the release of Unstable Foundations and had not finished the tutorial. If a player is still in the island then the player will experience glitches for nearly anything he does, for example chopping a dead tree, leveling a skill or trying to talk to the advisor. It is possible to access the chat box, but the player is unable to speak. It is also possible to set a pin while on the island.
A player who was able to access the chatbox by talking to the Advisor.
  • Since the release of the The Orb of oculus, players can see parts of the island with the viewing.
  • It is not possible to rest while on the island.

See also


  1. ^ a b Jagex. Tutorial island. 24 September 2002. RuneScape News. Retrieved 02:41, January 30, 2010 (UTC).
  2. ^ Jagex. RuneScape map updated. 4 March 2003. RuneScape News. Retrieved 30 January 2010.
  3. ^ Jagex. Behind the Scenes - July. 7 July 2008. RuneScape News. Retrieved 30 January 2010.
  4. ^ Jagex. Three Cheers for Lumbridge!. 14 July 2008. RuneScape News. Retrieved 30 January 2010.
  5. ^ Mod Osborne. File:Mod osborne.PNG. RuneScape Forums. Retrieved 02:48, January 30, 2010 (UTC).
  6. ^ Paul. Advisors and Objectives. 17 September 2009. RuneScape News. Retrieved 30 January 2010.
  7. ^ Mod Srowley. Patch Notes - Archive. 23 September 2009. News & Announcements Forums. Retrieved 30 January 2010.
  8. ^ Jagex. World Map (21st April 2009). Retrieved on 02:48, January 30, 2010 (UTC).
The message players received when not moving fast enough through the tutorial.

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Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From TibiaWiki

Map of Tutorial Island.


Tutorial Island

The Tutorial Island is located south of Rookgaard. You will appear there for the first time after logging in on a newly created character. This isle is meant to teach and explain the basics of Tibias' gameplay to new players.
For more information look at The Beginning Quest.


Name Level Prem Location Reward
The Beginning Quest 1 no Rookgaard. 150 Exp, Shovel, Rope, Club and a Coat. Or Shovel, Rope, Club, Jacket and an Apple (by skipping)

NPCs (3 NPCs)

Name Image:Trans.gif Job Buy/Sell Location
Santiago Image:Santiago.gif Fisherman no The small tutorial island south of Rookgaard.
Zirella Image:Zirella.gif Unknown Occupation no Tutorial island south of Rookgaard.
Carlos Image:Carlos.gif Hungry Nobleman yes Small island south of Rookgaard.


Name Image:Trans.gif Exp HP sum/con Loot
Cockroach Image:Cockroach.gif 0 1 200/200 Cockroach Leg (always).
Rabbit Image:Rabbit.gif 0 15 220/220 0-2 Carrot, 0-2 Meat, Blue Coloured Egg, Green Coloured Egg, Purple Coloured Egg, Red Coloured Egg, Yellow Coloured Egg (Coloured Eggs are semi-rares and only during the Easter holiday).
Deer Image:Deer.gif 0 25 260/260 0-4 Meat, 0-2 Ham, Antlers (rare).

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