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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...
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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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    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 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...

    If I remember well.. Didnt Runescape have like 250k users online back in 2004 or so?

    I think thats what I saw back then. Were great times.

    And that it already has 20k in classic compared to 50k in the current rs3 already tells that something is very wrong

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

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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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    runescape 3 sucks ! that is all there is to it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Romgor View Post
    if you dig Runescape you should check out Eldevin, it's really similar but with more modern graphics and MMO features
    dude ... it looks the same as current runescape 3 ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by poeticas View Post
    dude ... it looks the same as current runescape 3 ...
    I decided to check it out since I seen Romgor's sig. I'm not too up to date on Runescape but this game has 6 fairly large talent trees that you can mix and match, If Runescape has something like this now I may definitely revisit lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    I decided to check it out since I seen Romgor's sig. I'm not too up to date on Runescape but this game has 6 fairly large talent trees that you can mix and match, If Runescape has something like this now I may definitely revisit lol.
    they revamped quite a lot ... but runescape 3 sucks balls big time ... because of the graphic revamp older was better... period.
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    Runescape's hybrid system was like a mix of melee/mage/range from what I remember, but Eldevin's has 6 classes that you can invest points into as you level up so you can have a mix of skills from all the classes.

    Currently playing: Eldevin Online as a Deadly Assassin

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