For all the people who don’t know, Runescape is a MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Player Game); the very first I was introduced to almost 5 to 6 years ago. (Yep, that’s a long time.) Discovered by Bluemistwarrior, we were a group of 3 (Bluemistwar, Vickyschwarz, and Sterex – me) playing it everyday!
When we started playing, the game was 2D, with a lot of bugs, and very few people managing it (besides the creators) and had only 3 servers, and was completely free-to-play! Now, it is 3D, very few bugs, and a huge staff managing it (no sign of the creators now!) and has more than a 100 servers, and has a free-to-play version as well as a pay-to-play upgrade! I wouldn’t call that a happy transcend; partly because I liked the gameplay of the Classic Runescape better. And now, as you could guess, there’s no support for free players and no major updates either. Every time I open the page to play it, I see a whole lot of updates for the paid players (members) including quests (something which made the game very good to play!) and none for the free users. I know I can’t argue much there. (If you haven’t quite realized I’m a free player)
After playing the game for about 2 years, all of us lost interest, and stopped. (Of course, we had finished all the quests and there wasn’t much to do in the game as such) Then there was this occasional logging in to see if our characters still existed. And we’d be amazed to find so many updates that kept taking place.
Now after a gap of 3 years, I started playing again! Don’t ask why. ‘Cause I don’t know if I’d be able to answer it. Anyways, sadly, Bluemistwarrior did not come back. And though Vickyschwarz did come back, he doesn’t play much. That leaves me; playing for about an hour everyday.