Jagex has just released a new version of Runescape known as Darkscape it contains all of the Runescape 3 content that was available shortly before June 2015.
Unlike normal Runescape no membership at all is required and every player has access to all content from the very beginning
, this includes all quests, areas, and bosses.New Info
https://uk.linkedin.com/in/clausgrovdalThe Basic Breakdown.
Apparently the lead developer for Darkscape is
the lead dev from Darkfall before he left to go to jagex, thats awesome.
I'm going to try this now.
100% Open World PVP nowhere is safe not even towns.
Towns, banks, and some areas will have level 138 Guards who will attack any PKer on sight and as of now are seemingly imortal.
You start from scratch even if you had played Runescape before everyone gets a clean slate.
Weapons and armour above level 75 have a drastically reduced gain over their previous tiers.
Legacy combat basic easy to master Runescape 2 style combat but with the new Runescape 3 interface, no action bars in this version.
Free trade and the Grand Exchange are still present.Members Benefits
If you are a Runescape member you will get some benefits over free-players.
50% experience bonus.
Double the normal bank space.
One extra item kept on death, unless skulled(Runescape's way of labeling PKers).Full FAQhttp://services.runescape.com/m=forum/forums.ws?398,399,0,65678848Play the Game, client highly recommended over browser for best performance.https://darkscape.runescape.com/game
I heard about this and for nostalgia's sake figured I'd give it a go and so far it's pretty fun. The economy is just starting so acquiring items and gear is really difficult and the starting zones are still kill on sight but once you hit around level 25-30 things quickly begin mellowing out and players begin judging risk vs reward.
Friendly tip if you want to be a melee warrior if you do the Waterfall quest it will instantly give you enough experience to jump to level 30.