When Jagex upgraded its game engine earlier this year, it allowed for much more fluid and detailed animation in its monsters. I uploaded of few screenshots that demonstrate the new beasts. Granted, seeing them in action is much more fun.
No, they do not compare to WOW in graphics. However, this is a game engine that you can play ANYWHERE on ANY COMPUTER. You don't have to buy a $50 game and pay $15 a month to enjoy it either. So keep it in perspective.
MMORPG.Com needs to remove the Runescape Classic screenshots. That game is not open to the public anymore so should not be used to advertise Runescape.