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[Interview] Runescape: Mark Ogilvie Talks MMORPG Design

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RuneScape is one of the oldest and most revered of MMOs in the genre today with a still-active and vibrant community. We took a few minutes to chat with Mark Ogilvie about RuneScape and about MMO design in general. See what he's got to say before continuing the discussion in the comments.

Massively multiplayer online games are hugely popular, but what happened to that last part? The final piece of acronym puzzle that invoked wizard hats, billowing silk robes, and dice beyond count? We caught up with RuneScape lead designer, Mark Ogilvie, to discuss his influences and why the RPG factor is hugely important to Jagex's game.

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  • Dreamo84Dreamo84 Niagara Falls, NYPosts: 3,694Member Uncommon
    Interesting read.

  • AlomarAlomar Middle EarthPosts: 765Member Uncommon
    Looking forward to seeing RS 3.0 pan out.
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  • ThupliThupli Posts: 903Member Uncommon
    I wonder if Chromebook could run RS3?
  • mmoskimmoski plymouthPosts: 282Member

    Good read, <3 Jagex tbh, great design principles and impressive execution in game technology.

  • itchmonitchmon west islip, NYPosts: 1,787Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Thupli
    I wonder if Chromebook could run RS3?

    AFAIK chromebooks and java are still fighting.


    but it has the power to run it i'm sure.  (i love my chromebook as well)

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  • ThupliThupli Posts: 903Member Uncommon
    I think that rs3 will use html5, so maybe it won't matter when 3 hits.
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