|Released||27 May 2003 (Update)|
|Shop price||39gp - General Stores|
|Examine||Not as comfy as a bed but better than nothing|
A Sleeping Bag is used to reduce fatigue in skills by selecting the sleep option. It is a portable bed. When used, a random word appears that a player must type into a text box to continue playing. This feature was added as a way to combat autoers, though it greatly affected legitimate players. Autoers had found ways to circumvent the fatigue system by using programs that type in the needed random word (using Wikipedia:optical character recognition or crowdsourcing). Upon the transition to RuneScape 2, the fatigue system was replaced with Random Events with the sleeping bag removed.
Sleeping bags were not added at the same time as fatigue but were a later revision to the system. Initially, fatigue had to be restored with beds or food. Food no longer restores fatigue, but beds restore it at a quicker rate.
- Following the movement of the World 2 server on 28 May 2010, there was a glitch where sleeping bags - along with beds - could not be used in World 2, rendering the game almost unplayable as soon as fatigue reached 100%. This was fixed at approximately 10AM BST on the 1 June 2010.
- If the player does not rest at 100% fatigue, they will not earn any further experience.