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Old-School RuneScape
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Ky Offline
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Old-School RuneScape

RuneScape stopped being awesome fairly recently. Some say it was with the EoC update. Others say it was with the return of Wildy/Free Trade. Still others blame the Grand Exchange.

It's awesome again, but not the current version.

Old School RuneScape is here, but only to RS members (P2P only, I'm afraid) who have voted on the poll at the current moment.

I've played it, and...it's far more challenging and fun than the current version. I also missed Tutorial Island, which has made a triumphant return.

If any SS members have any interest, here it is in all its glory.

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02-23-2013 02:02 PM
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Old-School RuneScape

Last I played that game was about a few months before the wilderness changes(PvP stuff removed and only allowed in specific sections) and the restriction on trading high value things(I couldn't be generous and gift people stuff worth like 60k in coins. Yes, I was pretty rich and also pretty nice. If I liked you, I'd buy you some expensive as hell armor,shield or weapon Biggrin)

I don't think I'll be ever going back...

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02-23-2013 02:47 PM
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They returned Free Trade and Wilderness (for all the good THAT did). They even got rid of (most of) the bots that plagued the RS economy.

The real pinnacle of the game, now, is the 2007 version. It is truly epic - worth buying a membership and voting to bring it back for.

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02-23-2013 03:32 PM
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Yeah, it does seem interesting the '07 version came back. I believe around that time in May, my best friend got a subscription so after a bit of time I asked my mother for one too. She allowed me a subscription but after 3 months (4 for my buddy since he started early) we both unsubbed. Got way too boring. Razz

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02-23-2013 04:26 PM
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RE: Old-School RuneScape

HOLY CRAP! I just went to the poll and when it asked me for my login i was surprised that (at first just that the password i tried actually didn't have any numbers in it) it actually still has my log in...i thought they got rid of those after like 6 months of inactivity...i think i'm gonna go get on the free version and find out where the hell my character is at (btw, if anyone is asking...HE'S NOT A HIGH LEVEL BECAUSE I NEVER ACTUALLY REALLY TRIED AND I NEVER USED BOTS!...level is: idk bc i can't play it on my laptop because my skool has it set to make things think i have an outdated java (or maybe i really do) so that we can't play certain popular games)

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Boredom is the #1 enemy of learning. Therefore, school is the #1 enemy of learning.

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"free speech under the constitution only guarantees the government won't stop him saying it and does not guarantee his right to say things and have no consequences at all as a result. also i completely doubt that he is motivated solely by "i'm saying it because i can" and is probably motivated by a more shitheady motive like "i think it's funny to annoy people and Rustle Le Jimmies™ and is just hiding behind the first amendment to try to deflect any consequences or make you realize that being allowed to annoy people is a superior moral right. you can still disdain someone for doing things for dumbarse wankery purposes and you have evne more right to ban and insult them for it" ~Trar's friend about Potato.

Thanks for the diploma… can I have my childhood back?

I’d love to have a battle of wits with you… but I hate to fight the unarmed.
02-24-2013 05:52 PM
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Ky Offline
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Old-School RuneScape

^ If you've ever had membership or had a fairly decent total level, your account is never deleted. (Also, it's a year of inactivity. I checked.)

Still, the poll only works if you are a member, not a free player. I think that sucks, but...

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02-25-2013 03:08 AM
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RE: Old-School RuneScape

i never bought membership and i haven't bothered to log in since 6th grad (i'm in 12th right now) and i'm not too sure about my level, but i think it was in the low 50s

The less you try to control things, the less you need to.

Boredom is the #1 enemy of learning. Therefore, school is the #1 enemy of learning.

"Bodies fucking fuck."~Night.Artist

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"free speech under the constitution only guarantees the government won't stop him saying it and does not guarantee his right to say things and have no consequences at all as a result. also i completely doubt that he is motivated solely by "i'm saying it because i can" and is probably motivated by a more shitheady motive like "i think it's funny to annoy people and Rustle Le Jimmies™ and is just hiding behind the first amendment to try to deflect any consequences or make you realize that being allowed to annoy people is a superior moral right. you can still disdain someone for doing things for dumbarse wankery purposes and you have evne more right to ban and insult them for it" ~Trar's friend about Potato.

Thanks for the diploma… can I have my childhood back?

I’d love to have a battle of wits with you… but I hate to fight the unarmed.
02-26-2013 06:41 AM
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Ky Offline
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Level looks different now that they released Evolution of Combat. It's 2 + Defense level + highest level related to a combat skill (I think). 200 maximum, 4 minimum.

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02-26-2013 07:06 AM
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RE: Old-School RuneScape

well i haven't gotten around to remembering to get on it on my desktop, so idk what it is right now at all since there isn't a away to check your stats without getting online

The less you try to control things, the less you need to.

Boredom is the #1 enemy of learning. Therefore, school is the #1 enemy of learning.

"Bodies fucking fuck."~Night.Artist

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"free speech under the constitution only guarantees the government won't stop him saying it and does not guarantee his right to say things and have no consequences at all as a result. also i completely doubt that he is motivated solely by "i'm saying it because i can" and is probably motivated by a more shitheady motive like "i think it's funny to annoy people and Rustle Le Jimmies™ and is just hiding behind the first amendment to try to deflect any consequences or make you realize that being allowed to annoy people is a superior moral right. you can still disdain someone for doing things for dumbarse wankery purposes and you have evne more right to ban and insult them for it" ~Trar's friend about Potato.

Thanks for the diploma… can I have my childhood back?

I’d love to have a battle of wits with you… but I hate to fight the unarmed.
02-28-2013 05:07 AM
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Old-School RuneScape

^ Sure there is, it's called hiscores.
...Except free players don't have them now. Right.

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