Call animal

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Call animal was an early concept for a Summoning spell which was never released in RuneScape Classic. It would have been available at level 45 Magic, and consumed 3 Air-Runes, 3 Water-Runes, 3 Earth-Runes and 1 Life-Rune when cast.

Existence in game files[edit | edit source]

Call animal was never visible in the Spellbook, but was added to the game's internal cache files likely on 24 May 2001 (Update) when much of the modern Free-to-play spellbook was designed.[1]

The idea was abandoned in Classic with its removal from the game's internal cache files in late December 2001.[2] This was at the same time that much of the preparation for the upcoming release of Pay-to-play was also being done.

Implementation post-Classic[edit | edit source]

Like many ideas originating in Classic, the concept of "Call animal" would go on to be implemented in RuneScape 2 with the release of Summoning on 15 January 2008 (Update). The idea was fleshed out massively, to be made into an entire skill summoning not just a single animal, but myriads.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Not in config18.jag/spells (2001-05-10) but is in config26.jag/spells (2001-06-12)
  2. Present in config46.jag/spells (2001-12-10) but is no longer in config48.jag/spells (2001-12-24)