RuneScape is a browser-based fantasy MMORPG from Jagex Ltd. that has been around in some form since 2001. The game takes place in the divided land of Gielinor, where players can create their characters and advance through quests and monster hunting. While there is an overarching storyline, RuneScape is very non-linear, and includes minigames, events, guilds, PvP, and more.
Although RuneScape's roots are old, the game has had several incarnations, with each new version replacing the old. RuneScape HD, for example, a major overhaul, was released in 2008. While the basic game is free to download and play, it is limited, and a subscription will net a player more frequent (and exclusive) content updates, a player home, the ability to play full screen (free users are limited to a windowed client), and more advantages. An item shop is also available for cosmetic items.
RuneScape players are now on a journey to the 'cataclysmic conclusion' of a three plus years' long story line with the release of Sliske's Endgame. The new content wraps up the game's fifteenth anniversary. Sliske's Endgame is a grandmaster quest that devs say sets the stage for new stories set to launch in 2017.
Jagex has sent word that a new premium offering is now live for Runescape and Old School Runescape players. Available in Bronze, Silver and Gold levels, each offers a number of in-game bonuses and are available from now though February 5, 2017.
Rob's back this week to wrap up on his trip to London last month. This week he talks about the RuneScape spinoffs that were on display.
While at RuneFest last month Jagex put forth their strategy for next year. A host of new expansions are coming to the game in and Rob reports with it all entails.
During this past weekend's Runefest, Jagex made several big announcements, most notably that the company is bringing the expansion mentality into RuneScape. Starting in 2017, every three months, RuneScape will have a new area or region added to the game, something developers are calling a "new substantial part of the world map" and each will place an emphasis on exploration and discovery.