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    Default So, RuneScape is Dead?

    I played RuneScape a LOT during it's earlier years and hop back from time to time.
    So, I bought 1 month of premium membership and jumped in.

    To my surprise a large amount of the game servers are very low pop.
    Even some of the previously full "trade" servers are < 100.
    The last time I logged in pretty much so every server was >700.

    What happened?

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    People didn't like that HTML5 was chrome only?

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    Seems a bit silly. Chrome takes like 1 minute to install. The desktop client takes about the same.

    I really like the new systems. It's no longer a mindless grind that requires jumping to a new interface table for each new action you want to do. lol

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    I've played since Runescape Classic and the population is still pretty high.

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    http://oldschool.runescape.com/l=6/


    you can see how many players are on atm at the top.
    20k right now and earlier after school hours it peaked to 25k players...thats not dead at all...
    nexus.....only at Onrpg.com =)

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    Plus the html lags on my computer even tho it should i just find rs to be going down hill


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    I recently played RS07 linked above. It's still going great.

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    i played a couple months ago, the game just doesn't hold the charm it used to back during classic/2

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    I loved classic. I really wish I still had PHats and Halloween Masks.

    "RuneScape 2" was annoying due to the needlessly complex interface. Switching from combat, to magic, to prayer, switching weapons, switching armor, eating...

    RuneScape 3? Seems to fix a lot of that annoying crap but brings the game to the verge of being another generic MMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarmerM View Post
    What happened?
    They removed the bots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarmerM View Post
    I loved classic. I really wish I still had PHats and Halloween Masks.

    "RuneScape 2" was annoying due to the needlessly complex interface. Switching from combat, to magic, to prayer, switching weapons, switching armor, eating...

    RuneScape 3? Seems to fix a lot of that annoying crap but brings the game to the verge of being another generic MMO.
    I agree with basically everything here o-o

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nexus View Post
    http://oldschool.runescape.com/l=6/


    you can see how many players are on atm at the top.
    20k right now and earlier after school hours it peaked to 25k players...thats not dead at all...
    how do we know the numbers are not fake?
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    Quote Originally Posted by queenvoo View Post
    how do we know the numbers are not fake?
    how do we know you are not a dog?
    yeah, I know, tons of grammar errors. Sorry :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidemo89 View Post
    how do we know you are not a dog?

    i remember when it used to have 100k players, 0 bots back in 06. but the best era was classic. 3 hit pk system provided me with nonstop fun throughout middle school. Its what opened the gateway to my current addiction to mmos
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidemo89 View Post
    how do we know you are not a dog?

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    Pre EOC you had to kill thousands of mobs to level at higher levels. Some people were put of by that, but you could flick on prayer and afk-ish train.
    EOC you still have to kill thousands of mobs for that level, but you can't afk it. You have to spam abilities and it is mindlessly spamming. Think maplestory (pre big bang) and then remove the AOE grind.

    Since the brothers who created it (Andrew and Paul gower) sold their shares and left, it has gone downhill.

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    An AFK System would make the game dead anyway. See Kitsu Saga and Angels Online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldReactive View Post
    An AFK System would make the game dead anyway. See Kitsu Saga and Angels Online.
    what afk system? huh?

    YOU COULD 'AFK'. Say you had a slayer task, you could turn on protection prayer use prayer pots and kill 150+mobs while watching videos/movies. You would switch back every now and again.
    You cant do that anymore with the evolution of combat, because you need to spam skills.

    What I'm trying to say is the grind is still there, but you can afk watch movies/videos like before. You now have to spam abilities while grinding combat skills and when a skill in the 90s take a good few hours to level ( some skills take even more) it gets tedious. Now do that for 25+ skills...yea
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    It isn't dead, but it is a ghost town compared to what it once was.

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    RuneScape wasn't primarily about leveling, for me at least.
    I do stuff to earn $$+gear and level up in the process.

    The only skill that I truly despise. Hate more than anything else in game is... agility.
    It's mindlessly running in a circle but you need to pay attention to actually click the obstacles.
    Unless that has changed. I hate it so much I haven't checked.

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    I just can't get addicted to Runescape 3 like I did with RS2. Back in RS2 days pre-EoS, I used to like getting the best gear because you really had to make the effort to make the money. Now everything is super cheap; the prices are ridiculously low. Old School Runescape is where it's at . I believe the population is still really strong for RS3, but it's just spread out too much over the number of servers they have. I think they have too many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by queenvoo View Post
    how do we know the numbers are not fake?
    You can't know the population for sure. But after playing it, it seems to be true. There are plenty of people online in the main worlds.

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    If they removed 1/2 the servers it would help. Although that just means everyone would be fighting for resources.

    The only thing people talk about other than what they are currently doing in-game is what the game used to be like. Having the same "back in *insert year here* the game was so much better" conversation with everyone you meet gets kind of depressing after a while.

    Then you've got the huge disparity of wealth among players. "New" players would find it impossible to earn any of the ultra rare items in-game unless they get lucky either through ******** (PvP, dueling, whatever) or multiple rare drops from whatever the newest boss is. Skills have little to no use and they haven't for years, other than skills that directly affect combat. (When's the last time you decided to do hunter for fun or for cash? It's useless other than bumping up your total and getting a max cape)

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    Some items go for a few billion gold. I think that's pretty cool.
    You can earn money by gathering and selling or crafting and selling. You can even play the Grand Exchange(Market.)
    Staking in Combat or even murder.

    As I said, I play RS like a money earning sim. lol

    But, yes. A lot of skills are pointless and just there to make you sink time.
    Last edited by FarmerM; 01-29-2014 at 12:16 AM.

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    if you dig Runescape you should check out Eldevin, it's really similar but with more modern graphics and MMO features

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