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How good is this game? thinking of trying it.

scythe99scythe99 Saint John, NBPosts: 326Member

How good is runescape.. thinking of trying it since my vid card fried, and isin't much else I can play. Any new player advice?

"An MMORPG could be completely diffirent from WoW. Just look at games like Dofus, Wizard101 or EVE. But as it is, most of the Western MMOs are trying to succeed by out-WoWing WoW. It's like an army of 10 sports games made about same sports, and barely none about other sports. WoW clone is an accurate description of those games, it manages to convey much information with only two words."
-Poster on

Rift: World of Warcraft clone #9321 Nothing special to see here move along.


  • BlisseyBlissey GdanskPosts: 515Member

    It's a good game, and in the following weeks, it will only get better due to the return of FREE TRADE.

    Make an account now,  start now, and subscribe now.

    This is a historical moment for Runescape.

  • BlisseyBlissey GdanskPosts: 515Member

    My advice is, start practicing your woodcutting skill, and fishing+cooking skills. These three are vital for an F2P player. Once free trade returns, there is a big chance you will get tons FREE ITEMS from players you don't know. It will be a BIG surprise.

  • How are you so confident that it will return? And why do you think he will get big things from random people?

  • BermannBermann Seattle, WAPosts: 40Member

    Nunez has a point. This may be an appetizer for something else; something like Stellar Dawn.

    With all the hype going on right now, and the hate shifting towards the so called marxists, there is no doubt that Jagex might instead pull of a series of major updates as a substitute for Free Trade and The Wilderness.

  • BexyWexyBexyWexy BristolPosts: 2Member

    I'd honestly recommend to anyone who wants to try this, to skip f2p totally, and just coff up for 1 months membership. In reality one month is very little cash wise, and you'll avoid so much frustration and annoyance by just not dealing with f2p to begin with.

    Everything is far far easier on members.

  • Dark_HUmarDark_HUmar AmsterdamPosts: 200Member

    Old School Runescape used to be really cool but they made it to casual nowdays I can remember when I had around a 100 Mil Exp and it took me a few years of  6-20 hours a day playing to get that far. Nowdays there are people with a few Bilion exp. My opinion is that Runescape is not what it used to be.

  • ImNotAGaymerImNotAGaymer Voorhees, NJPosts: 15Member

    Here is my fair - hopefully unbiased review - having returned to the game not to long ago after many years away.  I'd also like to make note that the evolution of this game has come in leaps and strides; it is an exceptional java-based game and the devs listen to their players.  Having played the classic and "rs2", the current quality is quite amazing - but generally, people that play java games - or at least this one - are not expecting such resolution.  If I judged the game purely on looks, I would've quit long ago.

    Positive things:

    Nicely sized world and many smaller servers that accomodate a comfortable number of players `2,000

    Many great mini-games, interesting quests, and sense of humor

    The quests

    Lots of skills to try

    Exploration ^probably falls under first point

    Attempts at clan and community based organization.

    Devs and player mods



    Player community tends to feel somewhat immature - or younger than most MMOs.  Less intelligent conversation and constant use of the word noob.

    Chat filter and kids, spamming - Not really a helpful community

    Feels too easy - lack of challenge - after a while.  The challenge comes in the form of attempting to keep your attention on skill grinding. 

    Skill grinding - it's ok early, but just gets ridiculous at higher levels.  Obviously they want you playing for years to come.

    More sense of grinding for other tokens and such - not fun unless you play with friends - online or real.



    Try it, it's free. It's fun, easy, and diverse.  You'll meet many other players, get called newb and noob a lot, might die and lose all your hard-earned items, start-over, quit in frustration, and pick it up again.  It can't hurt - try it out.  I tried to keep it concise; everyone has a different experience with a skill grinding based game.

    We like to play MMOs because real people aren't as interesting, real exercise and fighting hurts, and virtual females are attractive.

  • its an amazing game and i will be hiting my 10 year playtime for runescape, i could tell you so much good but you would think i was just a advertisement, but 1 thing i can do for you tho is, help you out if you play you can msg me at honorbydeath

  • kestecin2kestecin2 Anonymous proxyPosts: 1Member

    how you can be sure if ppl will be giving away stuff ???...well, let's just say that when it pulls tru go to world 135 @ lumbridge cows, someone (not me) ( sarcastic) will be giving away money from 10k-100k and a jackpot of 1m in an epic random lottery.....but you didn't hear it from me.

  • TazlorTazlor NYC, NYPosts: 864Member

    there's no download and it's F2P, go make an account and try it out.  and yes, it's a good game.

  • Palo_godPalo_god Tucson, AZPosts: 171Member

    Best quests and most detailed world of any mmorpg. Every single npc has their own personality.

  • Lovely_LalyLovely_Laly genevaPosts: 734Member

    try it for free, you don't need to download to play, and look how it is.

    I would tell: this game is good if you have very old comp or dial-up, or you love slow grinds, or you love to be noob for ages.

    If not, better play anything else.

    try before buy, even if it's a game to avoid bad surprises.
    Worst surprises for me: Aion, GW2

  • fjcastelfjcastel LANCASTER, PAPosts: 127Member

    Originally posted by Blissey

    My advice is, start practicing your woodcutting skill, and fishing+cooking skills. These three are vital for an F2P player. Once free trade returns, there is a big chance you will get tons FREE ITEMS from players you don't know. It will be a BIG surprise.

    but i live in new york city!!! if they see me cutting a tree down here they will shoot me in the head...


  • bisurgebisurge Anchorage, AKPosts: 168Member

    It's sort of a love or hate game.

    I play it from time to time but I'm definitely more interested in other MMORPGs.

  • timeraidertimeraider BredaPosts: 583Member Uncommon

    wow..people still play this game? :D

    Main games: Heroes of the Storm, Starcraft 2, Brawlhalla
    Waiting for: Overwatch

  • Jordan99tJordan99t ., MIPosts: 4Member

    Originally posted by timeraider

    wow..people still play this game? :D

    "Runescape has 10 million active accounts per month, over 156 million registered accounts"

    "Runescape has the second biggest public forum on the internet, with around 2.8 million posts a week"

    (as of July 17th 2009)

  • meilirsmeilirs Artesia, CAPosts: 32Member

    One of the biggest forums? Whoa, I never knew that. So sad that most of those posts are worthless to read. I always stay away from official Jagex forums because of all the noobs that post spam.

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