RuneScape is planning three expansions in 2017

RuneScape was nominated for our Most Underrated award this year and made it into our top 10 list of healthiest MMOs, and for good reason: The 2001 game saw its highest profits ever in 2015, its 250,000,000th player, and a constant parade of content updates, spinoffs, and legacy server nods, culminating in a Chinese expansion and new London offices.

So it should come as no surprise that Jagex has big plans for 2017 too. January is expected to update Divination, add the Nex: Angel of Death content storyline, and reprise several events. February should introduce new skills for the Invention system, XP events, and a secret event: "Let me tell you what a little bird told me: it's great, Scott." Shattered Worlds, the achievements system, spring events, a dailies rework, retooled challenges, a bank rework, and a redesign of the mining/smithing professions are also on the way, in addition to -- count 'em up -- three expansions in June, September, and December.

The June expansion and the City of Menaphos first teased back in September.

"We want you to enjoy exploring the sunny city, discovering rewards, quests and other treats as you go, which means keeping a lot secret. But we have made sure that there is stuff worth shouting from the pyramid-tops. Firstly, there are the Tombs of Amascut, which will bring much-needed strategy and skill to non-combat training. Jump into a tomb and show your skill at raiding them to receive windfalls of resources and XP. There’s a new addition to the desert questline with the corrupted god Crondis. There’s a new slayer dungeon to master which comes with a range of new mobs and – finally – an increase to the Slayer level cap, taking you all the way to 120."

Check out the preview video for a zip through and clear your calendars.

Source: Official site. Thanks, John!
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ayatesart
ayatesart

Do any of the writers on this site play this game?


Just wondering if it's worth checking out... 


Suikoden
Suikoden

@ayatesart Same here.  I always hear about this game, but never tried it out.

EBreezy
EBreezy

@Suikoden @ayatesart I'm not a writer, but I enjoy the game very much. I've been an 'on again, off again' subscriber for some time. I think the quests in Runescape are really well done and are a big reason on why I play.  They have everything that I think quests should: puzzles, exploration, lore, etc. Not just your typical "kill 5 wolves and report back to me" type quests. 


When I first played many, many years ago (I just got my 15 year cape. Now I feel old!) I was turned off by grinding of some skills. But,they added in tons of minigames that are pretty fun and are a great distraction from skilling/grinding and award useful things.


You might as well try it since it's free to play.  Compared to the total game, free players can only access a tiny bit of it. But, there are still tons of voiced quests to complete, minigames to try, land to explore, stuff to craft and sell, etc.

nosz
nosz

Runescape, you never cease to surprise me!