Notoriously salty Runescape player gets comeuppance as their 20,000 hour ‘skiller’ account is hacked and renamed ‘Same Password Everywhere’

In a series of events that feel like some kind of marketing stunt by Big Password Manager, an Old School Runescape player with over 20,000 hours on a single character has had it snatched away by hackers. GamesRadar (opens in new tab) reports that Diddeboy—a notorious and not especially beloved figure in the Runescape community—awoke recently to find that their maxed-out “skiller” account had been stolen. Worse, whoever stole it had rubbed salt in the wound, renaming the character from Diddeboy1 to “Same Password Everywhere”.

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If you’re not up on your Runescape lingo, a skiller account (opens in new tab) is essentially a kind of quasi-pacifist run: a self-imposed challenge that sees players try to max out their skill levels while remaining at combat level 3, the lowest possible for players in the game. Diddeboy says they’ve spent 20K hours doing just that, dedicating 8000 hours (opens in new tab) to maxing the game’s slayer skillset alone (how do you max a skillset named ‘slayer’ without upping your combat rank? Cleaning lamps (opens in new tab), of course).

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