Remember that easter item that turned you into an egg? Me and a couple of friends used to pretend that a witch had turned us into eggs and asked newer players to save us. I don't remember why, it's been around 10 years. Good times though.
I used to carry the rubber chicken with me wherever I went.
>you will never walk through the members gate north-west of Falador to barely cross White Wolf Mountain in order to reach Catherby and do some comfy fishing or do some fletching in Seers for the first time ever again
>tfw was desperate to be a member in 05 I had them charge our phone bill in the subscription call >dad freaking out asking why he there was a £15 call in the phone bill >said I was talking to a mate helping him do homework for ages
>you tried to put on goblin mail >you asked your friends how to put on goblin mail >you asked other players how to put on goblin mail >you thought combining a white bread with a staff would make a staff of air >somebody wanted to buy that white bead off you for a quest with imps out something >you told them no because you were going to make an air staff Man I was a stupid motherfucker
>>281033838 I did that same exact thing. My mom eventually blocked the number so I couldn't call it though. I was able to just use my lunch money to give it to my neighbor's uncle and he bought membership for me.
>>281033546 /v/ has it's very own private server. They don't have all the quests working but it's better than giving Jagex money. I think they're migrating servers right now though so it might be a big laggy. >>>/vg/92749263
>>281033639 > still thinking ge ruined runescape. only because it made it easier for botted items to be sold. Nothing wrong with ge for regular players who kill and grind for their items. Just like real life internet brah
>>281034565 >tfw Runescape is the only MMO that you can still enjoy It's a fucked up mess nowadays and I can spend a whole day finding things that I hate about it, but I'll still take it over any other MMO.
>typical school day back in middle/high school >sit in class writing out a to-do list for when I get home and fire up runescape >when I was done doing that I would draw my character killing cows or a boss from a quest >take the bus home >run to my house >put some ramen noodles in the microwave and fire up windows media player >play runescape all evening while listening to vidya music, particularly from Final Fantasy X/X-2
Also >Saturday morning, 7am after a long week of school >Sun just coming up >Wrap up in a blanket and sit down at the pc >Play Runescape all day
>>281034746 A few times throughout my rs career I quit to play rsps. Idk, something about the incredibly high xp rates, the shitty communities, people begging and sucking dick for mod/admin privileges, people actually BUYING mod/admin then getting their dicks sucked in exchange didn't get my dick hard like the actual game did.
I still log in occassionally and pay for membership too after getting that 10 year cape a couple years back.
Guthix died in a quest in 2013, was impaled in the throat by Sliske (the guy who cursed the Barrows Brothers) using the Staff of Armadyl) Bandos (Big High War God of goblins) was killed in 2014 by Armadyl the bird god Zaros has returned
I tried playing RS3 but it's such a mess. The interface is extremely confusing and you get bombarded with windows. RS2 had a really nice and simple interface with everything being on the right and you didn't have to stop playing to access it, I don't know why they thought a change was necessary.
>>281035131 I have notebooks completely filled with numbers and to do lists for runescape that I would make in class. I would calculate how many flax i would need to spin or how many tuna potatoes i could make to get x amount of gp. The game literally consumed my life and i couldn't think of anything else for awhile.
>>281034823 I remember the gnomeball minigame. It was so fucking stupid and literally RNG if I remember correctly, but when I was a kid I loved it for some reason because I would pretend it was blitzball.
I would RP that I was a famous gnomeball player too. Jesus fuck I was autistic as shit.
>>281035428 There's still a decent amount of people playing rs3 nowadays, however, its a totally different game and because of this, a TON of pre-eoc content is utterly dead and forgotten. I really would like to play osrs but i don't have anywhere near the time or patience to level up a new character, so i play rs3 instead.
>older brother played Runescape through miniclip every day after school >say stupid shit like "runescape is totally gay lel" but watched him play for hours >finally muster up the courage to make MY OWN ACCOUNT >the amazing feeling of being in a open, virtual world with other players for the first time >felt like i could take on the world with my leather boots, bronze sword and wooden shield >spent my first day in rs pestering a group of girls in lummy asking them if they will eat krabby patties with me
>>281035456 Come try it out, right now theres a 2 week F2P trial going on, with full F2P coming in the very near future. Its pretty cool, its like from 2007 but with some new content that fits the spirit and style of 2007 era RS. I think I would describe OSRS like if Jagex never got rid of the wildy, free trade, and never added the HD update. It feels like a different direction that the game could've taken in an alternate universe, and this second there are around 30k players on.
>>281035456 That's the beauty of runescape though. There wasn't any story or narrative dictating the kind of player you needed to be to enjoy the game. It truly felt like a vast and open world and that you could do anything you wanted at any time. Whether that is being a mong at the gnomeball field or grinding your skills to get 99s. Its an experience I've never had in any other game besides rs, its truly unique on that regard.
>>281035631 I remember making a Sunday Night Football parody for it. Played some. Connection/DDoS/whatever issues Trained thieving alongside Solaire. Met a guy named Appajack. Went back to Cancerscape.
>>281035305 It took me some time to get used to the new UI. I've actually grown to like it more than classic U. It starts out as a huge fucking mess but spend like 10 minutes dealing with that clusterfuck and it can actually become a very good one.
Sometimes I wonder why the UI couldn't be less appalling by default.
>>281036220 This is Zamorak, the god all the bad guys in quests followed. He got his shit wrecked by Saradomin recently and is on the same level as the cabbage god from that april fool's newspost. Who is now canon. No, I'm not joking.
>>281036927 Not really. Rs has always had a decent backstory if you bothered to read about it, or if you actually read betrayal at falador lol.
Recently they have kind of shoehorned the gods in more than they should have in my opinion. Zamoral, saradomin, and guthix always seemed like actual gods to me. There was mystery surrounding them and we were never 100% sure who they were or what they were capable of. The god wars dungeon added to this as well.
Nowadays all of the gods are just hanging out on the surface world and literally killing each other.
>>281034043 >back in the day when I used to just play video games without feeling the urge to look up a guide when I got stuck >I did stupid shit like this all the time >Played for hundreds of hours and never made it past level 50
It was so much better back then when I actually enjoyed games for the experience rather than minmaxing everything and having to use the most efficient methods possible in everything I do. It's just not the same anymore
>Sitting in a coffee shop >Waiting to get dank (for real) >younger friends friend won't stop talking about dank memes >he wants the phrase dank memes on his gravestone >Start watching hearthstone on phone. Whats happening and why is this popular with other people?
>>281044243 you're forgetting >voodoo corpses >swarms of unkillable bugs >almost zero places to restock >half the places you can't get to unless you've done some tedious quest >agility tests everywhere >poisonous tribesmen
that place was so fucking hostile. actually, runescape having environments which were so hostile to players, like mort myre and the al kharid desert really made the game a lot more fun
think about it, the most fun places in runescape were the most dangerous
Those niggers had some potent ass poison jesus fuck. I got lured to them once but thanks to my cunning managed to store my stuff below the deck of the brimhaven ship docked in Ardy before dying. Never went near them again, poison was hitting for like 15+ or something retarded.
>>281045149 i can't have been the only one who examined almost every new object they came across because some of the descriptions were either really funny or very subtly helped you to understand the lore better
>>281045353 because the items you could get from it were the ultimate show of patrician-ness
>machete with a gem blade >tribesman clothing >tubers for making mad dosh
another point, if you think about it all the minigames would be fun, co-operative and if played enough would have cosmetic rewards. There were so many of them you would be constantly encountering people with cool clothing and asking about where they got it from, always giving the player more inspiration to do quests
>tfw you remember the day that Castle wars came out vividly >The lobby was fucking packed >Some dude AFK in the corner dying to one of those plant random events and everyone rushing over to get his stuff >he probably quit because he was clearly loaded >finally get into a castle war match >Nobody knows what the hell they're doing but they're loving it
>That one guy on the opposing team who had done the quest to unlock ancient magic and would use ice barrage
The new city has a lot of content sure, but it makes skills even easier to train, and also it's hideous. Make's me sad that the new main "hub" of the game is a stark white empty void in the sky, while all the old cities with their charm are pretty much empty.
I feel the reason for that, for me at least, was that I did a LOT of just dicking around. The only time I really trained toward something was because I needed a skill for a quest or I just really wanted to wear some better gear.
Grinding was less important than running around, exploring, playing minigames or whatever.
Also, factor in that training now you probably know what you're doing to maximize xp gain, movement is much easier with free teleports to pretty much goddamn anywhere, and most all skills can be done with a "Make X" option now (the one thing I don't really have a problem with, too much clicking was a bit of a pain in the ass)
>>281034373 The GE murdered any sense of community that the game had. No longer would anyone haggle for items, or have to actually work to sell or buy items. No meeting new people and getting crafter contacts. Prices dropped with the GE being added, since it became really easy for people to see the prices of items. Monkfish high? SELL SELL SELL. Need to buy something? Just go to the GE which was just one giant fucking store and buy it for the cheapest fucking price offered. Then there were the fucking merchers who destroyed the damn economy. The GE was one of the worst things to happen to Runescape and was one of the signs that Jagex wanted the game to be more like WoW.
>get members finally >exploring the world in awe >jump through hoops to get colored gloves and boots of all things for some reason >see some dude with a cool cape >ask him what it was >"Legend's cape" >Find out you can only get it after you do legends quest >Spend all my years on runescape slowly training and doing pre-required quests in order to do legends quest quest >Jagex fucks up trade system and wilderness, as well as adds GE >decide to leave the game with everyone else >my character never got to achieve his dream of becoming a legend
Maybe I should resub just to finish that quest someday
For me it was actually Dark Warrior's fortress, since that's where my clan's "headquarters" was. Just sitting around, waiting to see if there was a good fight.
There usually wasn't, and we were awful at fighting. But it comfy in a way. It felt safe in the building with your clan friends in the middle of the dangerous wilderness, even though you really weren't all that safe, and that one asshole probably would wind up teamkilling you with ice burst.
Barring that, I really liked the Tree Gnome Stronghold.
>>281048275 Legend's capes were great. Extremely cheap with good cape stats. They were behind the Lava Cape, Skill Cape and that one cape from the Volcano people, Obsidian Cape I think it was. When I ventured into dangerous areas I wore the Legends Cape plus a prayer armor set that I can't remember the name of.
Is it me or are the newer graphics just shit? I prefer the look of Oldschool. If you ask me, Oldschool looks perfect for java. If they want to make the game look so much better they should switch to a new engine instead of trying to make crap look shiny.
>>281047790 Me and my friends would hang out in the basement of the blue moon inn on w102. At all times of day there was at least 2 people there. The place became so well known that people just started showing up and making friends.
Really wish i could put together some kind of reunion for old times sake. Met a lot of cool people in that place.
>>281046664 Those fucking faggots, being hit with one of those spells in CW would instill a rage inside that even satern himself could quell. And then I did the quest and then would only target other ice-barragers and I'd sit there and revel in all the hate I got from them.
>>281034373 it's bad because you couldn't make 300K-500K per hour (back when coals were 100-150 each? I don't remember anymore) anymore just buying runes off that wilderness mage place, then selling them on the forums
Look, if anyone is still playing, would a /v/ro like to max out their account with me? I'm almost all 80+ with 10 skills at 99. It don't want a race but I want someone similar (around 2200-2400 total) to finish up with at a slow but steady pace.
>>281049479 >log in now >all those red names on your friends list >mfw
I had some true bros in Runescape. We made a small clan together and claimed a house in Varrock as our base. We would go questing, do holiday events and explore the world. We even created a group website for some reason. I remember we took a group photo at the top of the church in Ardougne. I wish I still had those photos.
What did you think of the bullshit laser-puzzle-while-being-eaten-by-shades thing in Mourning Ends Part 2?
On a completely different note: Anyone know if the old developers of Runescape made guidelines for whoever took over now in terms of lore? I actually kind of like how Zaros was handled for the most part in the recent quest thing, considering all the mystery and suspense they had with his character up until this point. I wonder if that was the work of new writers, or did the people who originally made the lore have a hand in it somehow.
>>281050329 i got muted for a year after getting into an argument with a mod
and because of this i couldn't talk to a friend who had moved to another part of the country we used to play the original tomb raider at his house, he got bullied because he was fat but i was always nice to him sorry ashley ;_;
>>281050939 >be a member >membership eventually runs out >have to play a free world wearing members stuff >people globbing on to you wondering where you got all your cool shit >those few in the bunch who get mad and tell you to get back to your members world and quit showing off
>>281050329 Checked my account for the first time in years and I remember this mute in vivid detail. It was shortly after the Warrior's Guild was released and I was shooting the shit with some fucker in the animated armour room. Guess he was a prude,cant blame him really though since it seems me from 8 years ago was retarded.
I actually had a dream about my long lost rsgf last night. Literally the only girl I have ever had in my life that was interested in me. Broke off the relationship after 5 years and even after so long I still think about her sometimes.
>>281050329 I don't remember my password anymore, so I'll greentext it.
>discover "lick my balls" "you lick balls" isn't censored >spam that insult to anyone who beats me in castle wars >get banned early in the month >had a subscription >the jews don't reimburse me for the time I lost >make another account and buy another subscription like a good goy
>>281052824 >they're slowly adding in all the shit from the main game they're adding shit the players vote on >>281052824 >including stuff like the grand exchange you mean just the grand exchange >microtransactions the OSRS bonds are going to be ONLY for membership
educate yourself before you spew garbage misinformation
>>281053362 >garbage misinformation Jagex shill detected. Bonds are a form of RWT because it allows you to purchase in-game money for real money. They're not "ONLY for membership" like you seem to think. Your shitty private-server-tier game ran by Jagex will soon be halfway to being P2W.
>they're adding shit the players vote on Does it matter whether or not the players are voting for it? It's still being added and it's still going to ruin the game. The community currently seems to want to turn the game into RS2 in 2011-2012, but I'm sure they won't stop there; just as they didn't stop at getting RS2 in 2007 with some minor quality of life additions because the nostalgia wore off after a while. Basically they just want RS3 but without the ability to use EoC.
Your game is going to shit and the community is literally Reddit.
>get perm muted for spamming tfuck and babyshit >give account away >had done like 80% of all the quests >cb level 110 >recover it years later >guy used it to macro >the perm mute ended up getting removed Fuck me.
>Going into the Fight Cave with 200-whatever era dial up or shitty early DSL. >That fear once you get to the later waves that the you're going to lag and suddenly be dead outside. >That fear when Jad spawns, but you don't see him and you hope he spawned on the other side of the semi-safespot lest his cray ass range OKO you before you even see him. >Yfw he summons his healers and you know he's at half health. >Your sweat when you take out 3 of the healers and you focus on him, changing your prayers and fighting against the lag to stay ahead of his attacks the entire time. >Yfw he finally goes down after ~10 minutes of a trance-like fight.
>>281057264 A lot of people complain about the how long and boring the fight caves are but the first time i did it, it added to the tension so well. The punishment for dying felt very real because you really didn't want to go through all that again.
The jad fight just added to that. A perfect finale to the entire experience.
After the first tine i wish it didn't take so damn long but whatever.
>>281057993 Yes. I know this is the Internet and 4chan of all places, and everyone loves to say everything is shit but just look at this thread. Everyone here had solid bros they remember. RS had no fast travel, you had to walk everywhere, so did everyone else. It was common to start conversations with people going the same way as you, or at least say hello to people passing you. There was no auction house so in order to get what you needed you had to socialize with the merchants and crafters. It was normal to try and haggle on item prices and you could end up rich just buying and selling things to people. No mater what you did everything in the game had you socializing with people and forming relationships.
Every community has its assholes and edgy teens but if I had to spend the rest of my life with one group of people, it would be all the friends I made on RS.
>Get stuck in upper wildy with full rune armor >Get so scared of losing it I decided to cancel my subscription and wait it out >Realize how dumb that is >Tell mom I "accidentally" cancelled my subscription and renew it >Log back in and run out of wildy real smooth
>Jagex said they would never allow gold buying >they gradually introduced P2W elements >you can now buy gold >they desperately defend it by saying it's not buying gold if you buy it from another player
>>281059170 >PK a rune scimitar in deep wild >Hyped as fuck >out of food and low on health >log out and back in on empty German language server >some German just happens to be exactly where I logged back in >lose all my gear to some really lucky German
>>281058976 All those years mang. >The first online friends I ever had were from this game >Played for years >One suddenly disappeared >The other one day told me he was quitting and thanked me for all the good times I kept playing for a while, I would always be chilling in the lever puzzle thing in Draynor manor helping out newbies.
>start The Lost City >NPCs talking about Zanaris >Sounds kinda cool >Start talking about how if you walk into the empty shack in Lumbridge swamp with a staff you're about to get it transports you to Zanaris >Sounds pretty silly, don't know what to expect >Mfw entering Zanaris
The cosmic altar there was pretty fucking awesome.
>tfw your highest runescape level was only 33 >tfw you never ground up gold to buy membership from someone >tfw you never trimmed anyone's armor I want to play again because I haven't played a fun MMO in a long time..
I remember going to a trade world and trading some bullshit item like charcoal to nonmembers for their trimmed rune shit and bucket helmets. Got a few, too. They'd see the item and think it was rare, thus valuable. I loved that aspect of the game where people could just massively jew and cheat you.
>>281058836 I know. I will always have a soft spot for the beautiful memories of runescape.
I was so young. My mother saw the joy in me playing, she eventually bought me membership subscription. But what left a strong mark on me was that she also gave me CD's to listen to while playing, and particularly The Carpenters albums. I would listen to them all the time while grinding, training, having good and bad times. I can remember that one day I logged in and found myself stripped and hacked... my mother sympathized for me. Any track by The Carpenters leads me to reminisce rs memories.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jixeE8gkT-s I could die to this one.
>>281059012 >>281060747 I thought about it and I regret making that comment now. I have a couple lifelong friends because of that game that I still talk to. So yeah, the community was actually fantastic for the most part.
>>281060772 >save up a ton of money to buy 99 fletching >was going to be my first 99 and I was really excited >trade some goon in w2 for 15k yew logs >put up the money and accept >look at my inventory in horror
So I hope all of you have come to the bitter realization that all MMOs henceforth from now will almost always be shit. And not just because devs now pander to the largest possible demographic for a quick cash-in, but also due to the fact that nobody will ever focus on the social aspect of the MMO ever again. What we experienced in our late 90's/early 2000's fledgling MMOs will most likely never be experienced by other MMO players, or players of any genre, or at least, not to the degree or magnitude that we were so fortunate to receive. I know not whether to pity the millennials for being ignorant to the pleasure of anonymous virtual cooperation, or to envy them for never having to fill the void that is created when it goes away.
I should not come to these threads. Makes me existential.
I absolutely loved the Grand Exchange, though it undoubtedly damaged trading. Couple of years ago I was playing again and tried having a bank sale. No one knew what I was talking about. Broke my heart.
If you ever see a bank sale, hit that shit up, niggas selling items for pocket change.
>>281063812 I don't think I've ever seen it done. And if I have it wasn't executed successfully because I don't remember it. Mortal Online does it, I think, but that game is needlessly tedious, and I also think it has some form of paywall iirc.
>>281063452 It's nothing like it used to be but it's still going pretty decently.
Honestly it wouldn't be so bad in game if they just condensed the worlds, that way it'd be more populated on each world. Then it'd be back to 1k+ people in most worlds as opposed to the 400 players in every world except trading realms like it is now.
>>281055406 Peak is usually 50-60 per day, highest we've had is 100+. It's been around for almost a year too so Jagex won't suddenly shut it down after you've spent a lot of time in it. If you wanna give it a try be aware that we had to move servers recently so we're a bit unstable, but it should clear up in a week or so.
>Playing RS back in '04 or '05 >trying to mine coal >every world I go to is crowded as fuck >decide to just log off and go to bed >Wake up at 2am one night >log onto RS because I can't get back to sleep >all the mining spots are dead >mfw
>training ranged back in 05 >just wanted to get it desperately to 70, ranging Fire Giants in that Waterfall cave >every world was crowded as fuck and xp gain was slow as a snail >too stupid to just go to somewhere else
And after I finally got my whopping 70 ranged my account got hacked and banned.
The eternal struggle, with monkey madness that last boss, all you need to do is stand there doing nothing and just fire a arrow in the last hp of the demon. >Tfw Ididnt know that back then and die a lose like 9k of iron arrows
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