History VideoGame / Runescape

13th Jun '17 6:01:52 PM WillyFourEyes
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''[=RuneScape=]'' is a browser-based MedievalEuropeanFantasy {{MMORPG}} by the UK-based developer Creator/JagexGamesStudio that runs on a {{Freemium}} subscription model. The free version of the game is self-contained and can be played on its own, but subscribers gain access to separate Member servers with more content in exchange for a monthly fee. The game holds the official Guinness world record for largest free MMORPG.

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''[=RuneScape=]'' is a browser-based MedievalEuropeanFantasy {{MMORPG}} by the UK-based developer Creator/JagexGamesStudio that runs on a {{Freemium}} subscription model. The free version of the game is self-contained and can be played on its own, but subscribers gain access to separate Member servers with more content in exchange for a monthly fee. The game holds the official Guinness world record for largest free MMORPG.
MMORPG, with over 250 million registered accounts since its initial release.
24th Apr '17 7:52:47 PM Tenma-Yuuki
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It has spawned its own annual FanConvention known as [=RuneFest=], which has run since 2010.
9th Apr '17 8:20:11 PM legendaryweredragon
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A documentary about the history of ''[=RuneScape=]'' made to celebrate the game's 15th anniversary can be seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RNK0YBdwko here.]]
20th Jan '17 12:17:50 AM iloveserperior
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''[=RuneScape=] 3'' and ''Old School'' (colloquially referred to as ''[=RS3=]'' and ''OSRS'' by players) are the two "main" versions of the game as they both receive regular updates and, thus, have their own dedicated playerbases.

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''[=RuneScape=] 3'' and ''Old School'' (colloquially School'', colloquially referred to as ''[=RS3=]'' and ''OSRS'' by players) players, are the two "main" versions of the game (if you were to simply say "''[=RuneScape=]''" you'd be assumed to be referring to one of these) as they both receive regular updates and, thus, have their own dedicated playerbases.playerbases.
20th Jan '17 12:12:22 AM iloveserperior
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[[caption-width-right:320:Join the World's largest free MMORPG game.[[note]]as recognized by Guinness World Records as the most popular free MMORPG.[[/note]] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:320:Join the World's largest free MMORPG game.[[note]]as recognized by Guinness World Records as the most popular free MMORPG.[[/note]] ]]
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''[=RuneScape=] 3'' and ''Old School'' (colloquially referred to as ''RS3'' and ''OSRS'' by players) are the two "main" versions of the game as they both receive regular updates and, thus, their own dedicated playerbases.

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''[=RuneScape=] 3'' and ''Old School'' (colloquially referred to as ''RS3'' ''[=RS3=]'' and ''OSRS'' by players) are the two "main" versions of the game as they both receive regular updates and, thus, have their own dedicated playerbases.
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Note that trope examples are assumed to refer to ''[=RuneScape=] 3'' unless otherwise stated.
20th Jan '17 12:09:42 AM iloveserperior
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The game was originally released in January 2001 in what would now be considered a very primitive form. The full world was ''much'' smaller, containing only a few small cities. There were only six quests, one server, and two developers. It gradually expanded until 2004, when the whole game was overhauled completely: such large changes were made to the game engine, the graphics, the basic game mechanics, and the content that the developers saw fit to call it "[=RuneScape=] 2" and retire the previous game as "[=RuneScape Classic=]". The Classic version is still playable today, although access is restricted to subscribing members. Then, in July of 2013, Jagex released Runescape 3, which added a new [=HTML5=] client with improved graphics[[note]]which fizzled due to browsers not adding [=HTML5=] support like Jagex had hoped[[/note]], as well as improved audio and a new, customizable interface and kicking off the first in a series of game-wide World Events. Jagex later rereleased Runescape 2, circa 2007, as Old School Runescape, with its own small dev team and player polled updates.

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The game was originally released in January 2001 (and is now referred to as ''[=RuneScape=] Classic'') in what would now be considered a very primitive form. The full world was ''much'' smaller, containing only a few small cities. There were only six quests, one server, and two developers. ''Classic'' is still playable today, although access is restricted to subscribing members who had logged in during its limited re-opening periods. It gradually expanded until 2004, when the whole game was overhauled completely: such large changes were made to the game engine, the graphics, the basic game mechanics, and the content that the developers saw fit to call it "[=RuneScape=] 2" and retire the previous game was released as "[=RuneScape Classic=]". The Classic version is still playable today, although access is restricted to subscribing members. ''[=RuneScape=] 2''. Then, in July of 2013, Jagex released Runescape 3, which added a new [=HTML5=] client ''[=RuneScape=] 3'', with improved graphics[[note]]which fizzled due to browsers not adding [=HTML5=] support like Jagex had hoped[[/note]], as well as improved audio and a new, customizable interface and kicking off the first in a series of game-wide World Events. Jagex later rereleased Runescape 2, ''[=RuneScape=] 2'', circa 2007, as Old ''Old School Runescape, [=RuneScape=]'', with its own small dev team and player polled updates.
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''[=RuneScape=] 3'' and ''Old School'' (colloquially referred to as ''RS3'' and ''OSRS'' by players) are the two "main" versions of the game as they both receive regular updates and, thus, their own dedicated playerbases.
19th Jan '17 11:43:50 PM iloveserperior
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[[caption-width-right:320:Go ahead, player. Change your Fate.]]

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It has a series of ExpandedUniverse novels: ''Betrayal at Falador'' (2008), ''Return to Canifis'' (2011) and ''Legacy of Blood'' (2012), all written by T.S. Church. It has also spawned three [[GaidenGame Gaiden Games]]: "Armies of Gielinor", a multiplayer TurnBasedTactics game set during the God Wars, released through Website/FunOrb, "Chronicle: [=RuneScape=] Legends" a CollectibleCardGame, and "[=RuneScape=] Idle Adventures", an IdleGame.

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It has a series of ExpandedUniverse novels: ''Betrayal at Falador'' (2008), ''Return to Canifis'' (2011) and ''Legacy of Blood'' (2012), all written by T.S. Church. It has also spawned three [[GaidenGame Gaiden Games]]: spin-off games]]: "Armies of Gielinor", a multiplayer TurnBasedTactics game set during the God Wars, released through Website/FunOrb, "Chronicle: [=RuneScape=] Legends" a CollectibleCardGame, and "[=RuneScape=] Idle Adventures", an IdleGame.
10th Apr '16 4:13:57 PM iloveserperior
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It has a series of ExpandedUniverse novels: ''Betrayal at Falador'' (2008), ''Return to Canifis'' (2011) and ''Legacy of Blood'' (2012), all written by T.S. Church. There's also a GaidenGame called "Armies of Gielinor", a multiplayer TurnBasedTactics game set during the God Wars, released through Website/FunOrb.

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It has a series of ExpandedUniverse novels: ''Betrayal at Falador'' (2008), ''Return to Canifis'' (2011) and ''Legacy of Blood'' (2012), all written by T.S. Church. There's It has also a GaidenGame called spawned three [[GaidenGame Gaiden Games]]: "Armies of Gielinor", a multiplayer TurnBasedTactics game set during the God Wars, released through Website/FunOrb.
Website/FunOrb, "Chronicle: [=RuneScape=] Legends" a CollectibleCardGame, and "[=RuneScape=] Idle Adventures", an IdleGame.
11th Jan '16 7:47:36 PM jormis29
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!!Tropes used in ''RuneScape'' include:

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!!Tropes used in ''RuneScape'' ''[=RuneScape=]'' include:
2nd May '15 8:29:13 PM damard
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The game was originally released in January 2001 in what would now be considered a very primitive form. The full world was ''much'' smaller, containing only a few small cities. There were only six quests, one server, and two developers. It gradually expanded until 2004, when the whole game was overhauled completely: such large changes were made to the game engine, the graphics, the basic game mechanics, and the content that the developers saw fit to call it "[=RuneScape=] 2" and retire the previous game as "[=RuneScape Classic=]". The Classic version is still playable today, although access is restricted to subscribing members. Then, in July of 2013, Jagex released Runescape 3, which added a new [=HTML5=] client with improved graphics[[note]]which fizzled due to browsers not adding [=HTML5=] support like Jagex had hoped[[/note]], as well as improved audio and a new, customizable interface and kicking off the first in a series of game-wide World Events. Jagex later released Runescape 2, circa 2007, as Old School Runescape, with its own small dev team and player polled updates.

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The game was originally released in January 2001 in what would now be considered a very primitive form. The full world was ''much'' smaller, containing only a few small cities. There were only six quests, one server, and two developers. It gradually expanded until 2004, when the whole game was overhauled completely: such large changes were made to the game engine, the graphics, the basic game mechanics, and the content that the developers saw fit to call it "[=RuneScape=] 2" and retire the previous game as "[=RuneScape Classic=]". The Classic version is still playable today, although access is restricted to subscribing members. Then, in July of 2013, Jagex released Runescape 3, which added a new [=HTML5=] client with improved graphics[[note]]which fizzled due to browsers not adding [=HTML5=] support like Jagex had hoped[[/note]], as well as improved audio and a new, customizable interface and kicking off the first in a series of game-wide World Events. Jagex later released rereleased Runescape 2, circa 2007, as Old School Runescape, with its own small dev team and player polled updates.
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