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Any runescape players, in particular OldSchool players around?

Just curious what others think of the game, or what you're up to. I've been working on an account thats 2.1k total levels now and the game is a lil stale, I've never really dabbled in bossing or pvp and I'm mainly just an afker and skiller. Considering making an ironman or something


A few years ago I got 99 in my favorite skill and felt nothing, I basically lost all interest after that, I don't see the point in playing runescape unless you have friends or you enjoy pking, if you're just gaining exp and gold for no reason it feels like a massive waste of time that I could spend doing anything else. The pvm combat in oldschool is also broken, you can be invulnerable forever if you just time the monsters attack animation tick to a protect prayer. The game was fun when I was 12 and everything was new and exciting, but now it's just a chore because I know absolutely everything about the game.


I'm starting to feel similarly, although I do think some of the very high-end tier PvM requires some more skill and learning mechanics than just flipping overhead prayers on, but these days it is starting to lose a lot of its enjoyment and a part of it is the kind of weird elitist and "no exp waste" types of mentalities the game has now

you can really tell its a bunch of adults and no kids anymore and my nostalgia is really running low, I kinda treat the game as an idle/background type of game these days while watching shows or listening to music and its not bad for relaxing with since the gameplay is pretty slow and repetitive


I play it extremely casually, I do what I want more or less for long periods of time. Feels more like an adventurer's life, going along with the whims that command me. No xp waste is just a way to play the game that others enjoy engaging in, just as I enjoy casually playing while puzzling out how the no xp methods work. I mildly engage in them for a short while and do something else once it's not fun for me anymore.

MMORPGs are a wasteful grind, just like being a NEET you'd have to come up with something you want to do to not succumb to madness/boredom. Personally I enjoy how unique the game is, very atmospheric even with the midi-sounding music.

The no xp waste guys take the game too seriously in my opinion so I don't think I'll be socializing with them too often. Most talkative I've seen players, the ones that aren't full no xp waste, was back in f2p. The Barbarian Village fishing spots. Constant shit-talking and general chit-chat, and occasionally drop parties I would partake in to recoup my losses from using feathers to powerfish trout/salmon. I leveled fishing to 99 there, I could have tick-abused barbarian fishing but it wouldn't be fun for me. In the end I got my 99 and I had fun doing it, and that's what games are for. I also get to infuriate efficiency players by existing, I get random ironmen who call me a noob all the time, even taking the time to spam it when they could be pickpocketing their ham members instead.

But hey, more power to those guys if they don't burn out playing the game like they're speedrunning 24/7, right down to the EHP. They can do what they want. I just find it a waste of their time if they take the time to criticize my methods instead of concentrating on their own, especially since I kinda don't give a shit if I'm being efficient or not. Waste of their time to even bother.


I just get extremely bored repeating the same tasks millions of times. I don't understad how people get to 99, it feels like a complete waste of time.


Tricking the brain into believing you're working towards something. Which is all video games in general.


It depends on the activity, sometimes I sort of hit a flow/in the zone feeling after doing something for a while of repetition, or at least lesser form of it. In the case of runescape it's a bit of time management if you do farming while also training other skills. It's also pretty idle/casual so you could always talk to others or do something else on the side like watching youtube, television, anime, etc. All games have a similar song and dance where you can repeat actions millions of times, it's just that they are either well-decorated or complex enough to distract you from that fact.

When it comes down to it, it just depends on the person. Everything is potentially a waste of time, it just depends on what you value. If something's a waste of time for you, why bother? Even I burn out on the game after a 2-week binge nowadays, but I still enjoy it up until that point. Personally I try not to do the same thing every day, or at least for too long. Having variety helps retain your sanity in games, especially MMORPGs. The players that look me up mention I have an oddly/impressively-rounded set of account skills, compared to all the people that grind one particular skill.


I think you can only enjoy runescape if you're either a naive child or an adult with their life together. When I play runescape it feels like a complete waste of time for me too because I feel like "I have no future, no education, and I can't even leave my house, why am I wasting my time hoarding virtual crap in this pointless game", I need something a bit more engaging to suppress these feelings, for me I'd rather pace around in circles than play runescape.


I have all 99s on the game. I think I just enjoy repetition because it makes me feel safe. I suppose another thing is if I was not playing it, I wouldn't have much to do.
I remember having troubles getting 'focused' or whatever at first, but then it becomes natural and you'll play for 16 hours per day. Then there's always the feeling that if you were to stop playing, you would be losing out on experience. I'm not one for efficiency, but this can motivate some.
You could try and start out easy with a skill such as cooking or fletching. Set a small goal of hitting a few levels a day. That's about all I have to say on the subject.


Started playing rs3 again recently after recovering my original account from my teen years. It's been leveled up to 1900 from maybe 1500 by the hacker but all wealth was stripped. 99 ranged and hp and 96 slayer makes up for the fact that until I recoverd it I had been playing on a new account that i got to 2000 total.

Im enjoying bossing and questing, and also theres afk leveling to do if I dont feel like doing those.


the repetitive grind is hypnotizing, i wish i could play forever


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>why am I wasting my time hoarding virtual crap
Damn right in the feels. Whenever I get back into Rs i'll just PK till my banks full of stuff people have dropped. But then without fail one day i'll take a look at my bank and feel like it's all a lie followed by me dropping all the items or trading a random scrub all my money.


Can you enjoy anything with that mindset? If you read a fantasy book about a mysterious world with adventure and then you think about the depressing boring world you live in you won't be able to enjoy any fantasy. If you play any games and get good at them or rich in them, but you're a homeless in real life with no skill you won't be able to enjoy anything.


Well I mean, runescape is so mindless it's hard to take your mind off of things happening in real life while you play it, a book would definitely be more engaging than runescape and let you escape to another world for a bit.


i try to do the most click intensive and efficient methods to keep me engaged in a state of trance for as many hours as possible


yeah, that's how I got 99 hunter, but once I got that everything else sucked and put me to sleep


Would anyone be interested in reviving the wizardchan clan? It didn't go so well the first time but we could give it a second go.


Wizchan clan ain't nothing to fuck with.


been fishing for almost 2 weeks now because i got nothing better to do


I'm fairly close to maxing but I'm so burnt out


I’ve been playing rs3 and it’s really fun, way better than oldschool, a lot more interactive with a lot more content



Game is utterly pointless now. When ultimate ironman came out a couple years ago it was the best game ever.

shit was competitive and you could reach page 1 by training skills that weren't trained at all like construction, runecrafting or hunting.

Nowadays there's 99 UIM everywhere, pointless to start a new character when you would need 10 years to reach page 1 whereas it took a single fucking day back when it started.

When deadman came out it was pretty cool too.

But now the game is pointless, good for a little nostalgia playthrough


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does anyone wanna play still? I'm playing rs3 but we can have a wizard friend's chat cause that works through both games, or a clan if enough people play rs3, it's pretty fun if you give it a chance


It’s a very tedious game that’s only worth playing if you’re p2p.


I got into a f2p clan in rs3, if anyone is interested, rs3 has tons of f2p content, there's fletching now, and even two bosses, the KBD and the falador mole, over the past month I've spent more than 300 hours playing rs3 and it's really fun


I would like to play osrs, but it's too complicated for my tastes. I dislike the many forms of combat and having to settle for different types and having to figure out when to use which. It's a pain, I'm low IQ and just want to click on enemies and defeat them with a bigger number.


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I'm interested in this, too. Sorry to dredge up an old thread, but I need some shit to fill this void in my life.


I stopped playing a little while ago, now I'm playing albion


I guess my RS story is pretty typical. Started in 2006, quit when EOC came out, then started playing Old School when that was released. I'll never be maxed or do high level PVM, but I am content to skill and slay until the end of time. Mobile is great, I can afk chop magics at work and no one is the wiser.


i tried albion, but my graphics card just isn't up to par :^( it looks kinda fun, though.

i wonder if there's any other MMORPG that can be played on a shit computer and with other people here


what are your pc specs? albion runs on my 2011 pc just fine


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I'm willing to play some oldschool right now wizzie, this is my character, I don't have money so I just do f2p, I also have stats in rs3 for f2p stuff, if anyone wants to play, my plans in albion are kinda falling through and hardly anyone logs in anymore, my name in runescape is 'Tumii' if you wanna add me to play, or maybe we could start a clan chat and stuff

there is more group stuff to do in rs3 as a f2p but if you can't run rs3 I'll still play with you


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and here's my stats in rs3, same name, we could do dungeons together and play some minigames and stuff if we do rs3, the rs3 client runs pretty well nowadays


I'm up for either rs3 or oldschool version if anyone is


right now I'm playing oldschool >>45984 but I'd like to preferably play rs3 because it has lots of group activities that we can do together


also in rs3 we can make a guild and wear matching capes


I can trim some armor for you guys. I'll do it cheap for my fellow wizards.


so you guys wanna play rs? what are your usernames


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anyone up for rs3 wizguild?


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anyone interested in f2p


I'll come play with you if you get me a bond


I'm just playing f2p, I'm not a member


I've never been able to enjoy multiplayer gaming because that powergaming mentality ruins everything you have to play with or against people. Figuring out a game's systems on your own and the most efficient way to exploit them is a core part of the video game experience and it's something you do by learning from your mistakes and spending time reflecting on ways you can improve, not from reading a FAQ or a wiki or a subreddit. Ultimately I think these people have no capacity for creative thinking which systematically puts me at odds with them. The only time I tried playing a MOBA I was systematically criticized by my own teammates because I wasn't picking the right items according to build guides or w/e. How the fuck are you supposed to know this 4 games in. I just did what I do in every other game with RPG style stats and gear: experiment with the options at hand and figure out what works and what doesn't. It reminds me of people who spend hours grinding in JRPG's because they can't be assed to deal with the challenge of combat (or they will openly admit to hating the combat, but then why even bother playing the damn thing??) It's like you're only getting half a game. At least MMO's let you opt out of the social stuff, i've had a lot of fun soloing in games like Everquest and limiting interactions with people to casting helpful buffs on weaker players. I just started Runescape too and i'm having fun trying to be self sufficient on my own, without having to rely on boting or anything. I feel like your barbarian village fishing story will probably end up being very relatable once I have a few more hours under my belt


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anyone interested in playing


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don't play with this kid, he fucking camwhores with the mods of this site and i'm almost 100% sure he's not a virgin
stay the fuck away


I don't know where you got that idea from, the only thing I've done is play games with people here, I tried playing albion online but out of 12 total people no one stuck around for more than a few days besides one guy, so now I'm trying to gather some guys to play rs3, I have plans of doing large dungeoneering dungeons and killing the falador mole together. I don't do cameras or discord or mics/whatever, so you can add me on steam and we can text chat on steam or in game, but preferably in-game unless you wanna play steam games with me too.

my name in rs3 is Tumii if anyone wants to play rs3 with me my private chat is on so you can message me


oh yeah, and I'm us-east, so check your time if I'm not on, but I should be online most all of every day except mondays because I have class from 6am to 6pm


i can start a clan if anyone is interested. i've been playing this game a lot lately.


I am interested wizzie, what version are you playing


should have specified. I'm playing OSRS, and I'm free-to-play because cheap.
Idk what it entails to start a clan, but if there are enough people down, I can make one.


osrs doesn't have clans, just friends chats


you can join my friends chat, just type in tumii for the cc you want to join, or set your own up if you want, but post your name so I can join


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does anyone wanna play? someone joined the cc I set up a few days ago but after they logged out I never saw them again


is there anyone playing rs but me


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need more people


Is the game fun? Would you care to explain me what makes the game worth playing?


you grind skills and dress up your character


Most people i've seen who are playing right now seem to be paying members which I wasn't expecting. Is there any reason to stick with the free version at all


I'm not a member and I'm like the only one playing here


give me bond boyposter


Members is like 90% of the game my dude


i have 150 total skills now please invite me to cool club


hi im new to grand exchange is there a reason why sometimes i get to sell item at a ludicrously high price?


there's no invite you just join the friend's chat I made by typing my name in "Tumii"


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anyone interested? We're at two people now, we need 5 to make a cool official wizzie clan

if you played runescape before you can give it a try now, runescape 3 is like a whole new game these days

pic is my setup, also new skin I unlocked

lets waste time together wizzies


The free version is useful to improve your skills, in preparation for members worlds. It is possible to have fun for free too.


yes, there are even a couple bosses in f2p, we could have a wizzie group and kill a couple bosses together, all just fun, don't worry about profit or anything


I play OSRS fairly frequently, but not RS3 (anymore). I was in your chat group today for a while but I never saw you online, only a couple of other people who I didn’t know.


sorry, I've been going through a lot of emotional issues lately, I'll be on for good amounts of time, but not 24/7 as I was thinking


the clan-recruiting still stands though, if you guys play osrs it's fine but it'd be cool if we got 5 people the os players could jump in rs3 just for a moment to help us set up a clan, would be nice


made a fresh account to play, haven't played in AGES so learning a few things over again


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summer skill off wizzies, join while you can


ok wizzie i'll play, but i never played runescape before so you'll have to help me


it's easy, what's your username


i was playing the tutorial but i got bored and quit, maybe ill come back later wizzie

my username is exflood


well the game is a big boring waste of time, like any other, the point is we all waste our time together, then it makes it fun


getting snak yak (15k tokens) means we have to grind 2.5k tokens/day within a 6 days period, better start skilling friends :)


anyone here play OSRS? ive gotten into it the past couple months and it would be nice to have a comfy wiz chat to talk about stuff in-game. please reply if interested and if so I can set up a clan chat


I set up a chat already, not many people play besides occasionally one person I run into about once a week


well maybe share the cc name then if you want


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For the past few months I have been playing on a private server called vidyascape. I left osrs because I didn't like the direction the game was taking. I feel like the art direction and gameplay is deviating from the original character of the game and detracting from its authenticity with every new update. I don't want act like a shill for the private server here, but I do want to share my discovery because I think it could be appreciated by wizzies who are equally disappointed by the current state of osrs.

Vidyascape is a server created on 4chan's /v/ board in 2014. It offers a 2007 experience, meaning no post-2007 or redditscape content (except for things like ironman accounts and gilded armour). Notable server differences are inf. run energy and double xp (I dont like the latter but oh well). It also has no grand exchange, which is great imho. What it does have is regular updates, many quests (somewhere around 170 qp) and a ~30 active players during peak hours.

What I like about it the most is that the userbase comprises almost entirely of imageboard users and this acts like a natural normalfag deterrent. Sure you might get the obnoxious 4chan type here and there, but most of these guys stick to the osrs generals.

I wish more wizards would play there so I could have some company.


I tried vscape years ago. Aside from the fact that I kind of outgrew the stat grinding (it seemed so boring to me doing it again, idk how I thought it was fun as a kid), it was just so empty. The world felt pretty lifeless to me without the large population legit runescape had/has.


Anyone excelling gold wise? Like max stack of platinum tokens?
Let me tell ya'll what I used to do on methoxetamine: kill black dragons with range and bank the loot. 70~94
Remember: be as efficient as possible! As in best possible xp/hr and questing XP prior to 30


I left OSRS, I think? Or Runescape 3 about 10 years ago? I'm interested in OSRS, but I, like >>42467 would feel like I'm wasting my life, even at one hour a day. Still, I'm wasting my life now.

>"I have no future, no education, and I can't even leave my house, why am I wasting my time hoarding virtual crap in this pointless game", I need something a bit more engaging to suppress these feelings, for me I'd rather pace around in circles than play runescape.

Is pretty much how I feel to a T. I have more concerns though. It just doesn't feel "right" to play a game where you can literally get 99 everything. If you max everything, or have a lot of players maxing everything, a lot of items you can make are pretty useless. It's been 10 years, but I do remember leaving when there was a grand exchange, and playing before it. I do like the grand exchange, but I can only imagine thousands of players making and selling things like rune bars, weapons, armor, etc. and the rune armor just being a thing everyone had. You'll not even need to find a player with a good enough skill level to make you armor since you can just go to the G.E. and get it for a pretty flat price. I know there's manipulation of prices, but rune armor and weapons are so plentiful, so why aren't they cheaper? It was like, 30k IIRC for some rune, but it's not like many people can't craft it, mine it, etc. I do want to play, but if I did, I would only limit myself to an hour and just never talk to anyone. I might just either make everything from scratch or just use the G.E. to make a profit. Both are fun. I want to make weapons, armor, and arrows.

If I do join the wizclan by starting to play, which is doubtful, I'll sell weapons and armor for cheaper to clanmates. I probably won't be a member either, so members basically will have no use for me. IIRC, there was armor you couldn't craft, so any smithing seems absolutely useless for higher levels. Most skills feel impractical other than for making money anyways.


The reason why rune items remain expensive despite the immense supply is that their price is tied to their alch value. Also as you said jagex can artificially fix item prices in the GE.


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>a friend from some gaming forum urged me to play it in '08
>decide to give it a try
>fall in love
>get into all sorts of adventures and hijinks with the various players I meet
>get banned out of nowhere in 2010 supposedly for botting
>appeal, Jagex doesn't do shit, doesn't even tell me if my account was hacked
>pissed, forget about it for some years
>try OSRS in 2016
>have some fun for a couple weeks
>get banned for 'botting' again
I haven't touched that shit since then, and I don't think I will, just because of how furious it gets me thinking about the fun that was robbed from me 10 years ago.


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Anyone wanna play rs3 with me?


run eScape


Same thing happened to me, anon. I got banned for third party macros or whatever the ban message said. It happened when I was trying to log in after being disconnected and clicking the log in really fast. My laptop also has a touch screen that I hadn't disabled and maybe I bumped it, prompting an "illegal" input or something. I have no clue what I did wrong. I can't appeal it without making a god damn Twitter account, which I refuse to do. Fuck that website, fuck Jagex, fuck this game.


anyone wanna play the new version?


Were you guys using third party clients?


I had never heard of Runelite before and just used the default OSRS client. >>47549 is me, here again, and fuck, I re-subscribed. I'm starting fresh because I can't stand having a ban record. I have a bad habit of being influenced to play old games I swore I'd quit like RS and WoW. Already nearly 60 Agility, so it should be a week by the time I'm 80 and have mostly caught up to my favorite skill.


this game scares me


It's weird that you got banned then especially since you were high lvl. I see obvious lvl 3 bots with rune axes and gibberish names constantly mining shit everyday and nothing seems to get done. Maybe someone with some clout with jagex made up some shit about you? It seems shitty they wont even let you contact them via email.

Why? Is it about the creepypasta?


anyone interested in playing runescape 3?


anyone interested in a runescape classic private server? vid related, the most popular one right now, rscemulation


anyone up for some oldschool? any old school players here?


Bumping for support. Ign is lolisidekick.


Fellow wizards,
I showdown with my eternal runescape rival tomorrow, grant me mystic power and strength to defeat him in battle.

t,lv50 wizard


so how did the showdown go


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can you post the original webm?


RuneScape… so nostalgic…


I only play this so I can gamble gold I buy online at the duel arena


kicked his ass, thanks guys

retard brought heavy plate


anyone doing bond giveaways? Im sick of power leveling for days i want to play the full experience


I now play OSRS. I'm level 9 though, but I'm trying to make steel armor before I start leveling. Since armor and weapons take such a low skill to wield, I'm trying to increase my smithing and mining levels before I start leveling combat skills. I do this even though you can't craft dragon stuff, thus making smithing useless imo.

Mining is useless, woodcutting is useless, firemaking is useless, etc. If you can literally make money from selling raw materials and killing, I might consider all skills useless. Most likely not because it's probably not much of a money maker anyways, but I'll test that out when I'm done with this account.

I have a few things I want to accomplish. I want to find all the music, go to every place, do mostly everything (including member's stuff), talk to most NPCs, learn the lore a bit better, etc. To me, grinding is useless. Once I've done all the unique things, not including the clue scrolls since there are thousands of them, then I'm done. Game's been beaten. Nothing's left. After that, I hope to restart a new account and just do a combat-orientated build. I want to see how far I can go with just killing things. I can trade, but I only get things through killing, selling drops, and buying new items. It'll be fun.

I don't intend to do ironman because rune crafting and how wasteful it is. You can sell items to the shop for pennies compared to what they're worth, buy stuff that's more expensive, etc. I don't like being screwed over financially, so I just do my own thing, make my own stuff, and if I'm leveling rune crafting or something else tedious, I'll try to make a profit + get experience. I hear mind runes give a profit for F2P users.


Come play on Vidyascape and get the original 2007 experience for free. I wish i had known about this server when i was grinding bonds some years ago. There is also scaperune but i don't have any opinion on that rsps.


Been playing this for a while. Got quest cape the other day but I'm completely stuck for money making. Upto now I've just been doing 2 or 3 herb runs a day which paid for everything but now I need around 15-20 mil to get my range and magic up in an efficient manner and to upgrade my house so I can do solo pvm in a somewhat efficient manner.


Do slayer


This is genuinely one of my favourite RuneScape images of all time.

God what I wouldn't give to 2004 to be able to start playing RS2 from the beginning.



I managed to find most F2P music except for a few ones that require skills. I'm missing 13 tracks without holidays included,. I also need to finish the quests that require killing higher level NPCs and get their music tracks. For that, I'll need to craft better weapons and train. Finally, I need to go into the various guilds and altars for F2P to finish my music collection. I'm level 16 right now. After I'm done with my document, I'll go over to the wiki and double check if I have all the f2p music.

I'll probably go to members when I'm done with exploring F2P and a high enough level to start doing those quests.


Mostly just AFK a skill when new content comes out but haven't really played since they removed 6 hour Guthans in the NMZ, but I'll probably come back since I found https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBocc-RuRpg the other day in my recommendations list.
Might have another go at lava eels too if the AFK NMZ doesn't work or whatever


The game takes a long time. You can slow it to a crawl if you do dragons without void and stuff, I legit seen disabled people use bone c'bow on blues non ironman you will never max with dumb strategy like that, kill chaos druids with that dude.. and build a bank… The RWT aspect is nice too, if i get igg it's real world cash and concept of pjing something worth $300 is exciting.
I am thinking of playing wow instead, honestly. In game I am getting full void. I have 1.4m xp to go to a fishing 99.


Tried to recapture the magic of RS2 recently by getting back into OSRS, but it just made me feel even more depressed. The worlds are much quieter, feels like everyone is taking their efficiency srsly and doing everything alone feels a lot more pointless, as opposed to alongside a bunch of other random idiots who have no idea what they're doing. I had fun playing leagues - at least until I hit 45k points and the only tasks I had left were either super grindy or RNG based.

Maybe I should try RS3, apparently it's different enough that it'll feel like a new experience, as opposed to trying to recreate an old one.


to me a lot of the osrs updates have basically fucked the game over similarly to what originally happened transitioning into rs3. member retards basically just vote to add easier grinds which shits on people who slogged through the old methods.


>Maybe I should try RS3, apparently it's different enough that it'll feel like a new experience, as opposed to trying to recreate an old one.

Don't go in expecting to either relive the past or experience an extension of the Runescape you loved.

It's the world you already know the ins-and-outs of, but with a bunch of junk dizzily tossed about, all drawn in such a flamboyant style as to draw eyes from kids. It's no longer a medieval role playing game but rather it is an interactive casino and minigame environment. A skill can be maxed in a matter of days of casual play even on Hardcore Ironman using no XP buffs. Nobody communicates in-game. All trades are done through the GE and all chat is done through Discords and private messages. Nobody even gathers around the old fishing and woodcutting zones because now people just buy materials that seem to be in infinite supply on the GE.

Look for private RS2 servers if you want a true community-fueled RS experience, but even that's a stretch.


>It's the world you already know the ins-and-outs of, but with a bunch of junk dizzily tossed about, all drawn in such a flamboyant style as to draw eyes from kids. It's no longer a medieval role playing game but rather it is an interactive casino and minigame environment. A skill can be maxed in a matter of days of casual play even on Hardcore Ironman using no XP buffs. Nobody communicates in-game. All trades are done through the GE and all chat is done through Discords and private messages. Nobody even gathers around the old fishing and woodcutting zones because now people just buy materials that seem to be in infinite supply on the GE.
Yeah, that seems to reflect my experience of playing RS3 for approximately an hour. Got assaulted by pop-ups and Disneyesque graphics, so I didn't stay logged in for too long. Was kinda interesting just running around the map and comparing RS3 versions of buildings and NPCs to the RS2 versions though.

>to me a lot of the osrs updates have basically fucked the game over similarly to what originally happened transitioning into rs3
Like what exactly? I liked a lot of the additional content they added since last time I played, especially the landmasses like Zeah and Volcanic Island. Wish they focused on adding more stuff like quests though, those were always my favourite part of the game.

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