Jagex proposes a return of the 2007 version of Runescape.

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  1. Sterling
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    Hey there GBAtemp, I know many of you have played Runescape at some point in time. I also know an equal amount of you that hate Runescape with a blazing passion. Whether that be from pure prejudice or some dissatisfaction the "new" Runescape has brought about. Well, those of you who have fond memories of the good 'ole days of Runescape back in 2007, you'd better make your voice heard. The next weekly poll for members will go live on the 15th and the subject this time is a doozy.

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    Well, I don't know about the rest of GBAtemp, but I continue to enjoy Runescape to this day. I've been contemplating getting another membership and this is the perfect excuse to do so. I'm all for more of the game to be available and I remember 2007 with good memories.
     


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    I'm enjoying RuneScape, I don't have too many complaints about the EOC system. There are some imbalances currently (like level 90 weapons only for melee) but it addresses the issues where many people would not use better gear (like nex) when fighting the toughest monsters. I used God war equivalents and sometime even things like the fighter torso no matter what I did. This also allows the game to expand to harder monsters and better equipment.

    The abilities are pretty interesting too. I have 99 melee skills, 99 magic, almost 92 range. One of the range abilities is the ricochet shot which targets surrounding people. It's pretty decent to kill things amazingly fast. I have been doing dungeoneering quite a lot (got my first 200k tokens) and the eoc made it pretty cool to go through.

    Of course, what interests me is probably different from most people, so I can't speak for everyone.
     
  3. Sterling
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    EoC was a pretty cool update. I have no qualms with it.
     
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    Member ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

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    I haven't touched it in forever. I mean I still think back to the days when I had fun with it, and I contemplate on going back to it again, but then I always think of how much I hate the current runescape and how much of a mess it is. Before it was nice and simple, but not so much anymore.

    I don't even know if my friend canceled my membership, hopefully he did.

    Also, Jagex, bring back classic slime wars you bastards
     
  5. Gahars

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    I fiddled around with a bit when I was younger, but it was pretty dull all around. The only thing it really had going for it was the lack of a price tag. Otherwise, it's the epitome of "Eh" in game form - there's no Rune-escaping that fact.
     
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    The hours I burned into Runescape... good times, good times.
    I think I spent weeks just trying to level up my mining level to 99.
     
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    Heh, 2007? What was so cool about that year in runescape? Serious question, I played before it was even officially released, thanks to knowing some mods on Castle Games Domain, when that was a thing. Old school runescape was some of the most fun I had in an MMO, open world PVP, where I could actually smash some annoying fuck's shit in, take his loot, and never hear from him again.
     
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    Not to be Simon Cowell or anything, but recently your quality has been lacking... reminds me of Square Enix.
     
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    I know. I'm Rune-scraping from the bottom of the barrel.

    Perfect example right there.
     
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    Wow... last time I played this was in 2004 :o I liked it back then... now I've lost interest in it, MMO's just aren't for me.
     
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    I think you Rune'd that joke...
     
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    Apparently skills have changed a huge amount since 2007. The "old school" RS can be dated to roughly 2007 and then there were quite a few changes. Found an interesting thread related to it (Link).

    Stopped playing ages ago and tried it again a few years back. Found out my character had been hacked.. I managed to get it reseted with help from a friend who was a player mod at the time. Lost all my stuff -among them a blue party hat- in the game and haven't gotten back to it since. I doubt I ever will since my time is limited and the game is storywise a bit generic (though the quests did have quite a few interesting features and problems!). The game was fantastic in the days, but don't know about the current game :3
     
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    hahahahahaahahghghghahahahaha. so jagex admit they @#$@$%ed up this time. runescape has been dying since eoc.

    eoc is garbage. it has so many bugs/glitches and they don't even listen to the players. people kept saying eoc wasn't ready, eoc wasn't good. the people knew what was wrong... you lousy pfffftt

    for like 10 days I went to the RS forum reading people's complaints, i found out= :gun: jagex is dum13.

    I won't be coming back to rs, since its dying. my clan came back after several months of inactivity before eoc came. the day it came my friends never logged back in runescape. I didn't even get to say good bye or say some meaningful crap. :cry: there was no warning...I played for like a month after eoc and never saw em' log back in.

    #$@#@#%# jagex. :angry:
     
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    I believe they may have underestimated the power of the internet with those 4 levels. 750,000 shouldn't be TOO hard if this is spread around enough.
     
  15. Sterling
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    Members only vote BTW.

    @Narutofan: No, they're making this separate from the main game to try to cater to people such as yourself. TBH, I'm glad you're gone. Such an attitude stifles proper change and development.
     
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    Wow, looks like they ran out of ideas. They're really Runescraping the bottom of the barrel here.
     
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    I've never heard of a MMO company bringing back an older version.. I mean, I've seen it suggested a lot by sore old players, but never seen it considered by the development team.
     
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    ...I think I just heard an echo in this thread...
     
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    Fuck I need to get new friends.
     
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    I was never sure whether it was rune-scape or run-escape

    It's that bad
     

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