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Outdoors of a short web cafe dalliance again within the early 2000s, I have never performed a lot RuneScape, both in its fashionable or old-school varieties. However perhaps I ought to, as a result of Previous College RuneScape continues to generate tales of triumph, tragedy, fantasy cop-befuddlement, and jaw-dropping luck.

Take, for instance, the participant who simply grew to become the second confirmed individual in historical past (after somebody named enneUni) to acquire the game’s rarest drop. As confirmed by GamesRadar, a participant named Coti managed to get their palms on an uncut onyx from one in all OSRS’ baggage filled with gems, basically grab-bags of 40 assorted gems that gamers should purchase from sure in-game distributors. 

Uncut Onyx from Bag Filled with Gems! from r/2007scape

They work fairly merely: open the bag and get one in all six doable uncommon stones, with some being extra probably than others. However there’s the rub: per the OSRS Wiki, 5 of the gems you will get from the bag—uncut sapphires, diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and dragonstones—all have cheap likelihoods of dropping. 

The ultimate sort, uncut onyxes, have a one in 100 million shot of dropping, making Coti’s discover greater than twice as unlikely as profitable the UK lottery jackpot (although I ought to caveat that: with 40 possibilities at discovering one per bag, the sensible fee evens out to at least one in two and a half million). Even higher? The uncut onyx itself is not truly all that particular.

Oh, do not get me improper, you possibly can flip it into some highly effective jewelry or promote it for a bit of change, however it’s not particular within the mind-boggling, world-altering manner you may anticipate a one in 100 million drop in another game to be particular. That is as a result of (as GamesRadar factors out) there are many different methods to get your palms on uncut onyx in OSRS that do not depend on 8-leaf clover model luck. The percentages of getting one from a boss named Skotizo, as an example, are a mere one in a single thousand.

So it is the drop itself, relatively than its contents, that is actually gorgeous right here, and the OSRS neighborhood on Reddit has reacted accordingly. “1/100,000,000 odds?” wrote a commenter named DewDropDreamer3, “You need to play the lottery! However then once more, who wants irl riches once you’ve received a shiny black gem in a 2001 medieval clicking simulator.”

They’ve a degree. Different gamers merely feared what Coti utilizing up all their luck directly would do to them. A Reddit person named BoulderFalcon prophesied that “This man is about to have a coronary heart assault on his drive to work tomorrow adopted by a airplane crashing on high of him adopted by a meteorite putting him within the head to complete the job.” Alternatively: shiny digital stone, so it was in all probability nonetheless value it.