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Official Site: RuneScape
Studio: Jagex Games Studio
Launch Date: January 4, 2001
Genre: Fantasy Sandbox
Business Model: Hybrid F2P (Optional Sub, Cash Shop)
Platform: PC, Browser

Perfect Ten: MMOs that were ahead of their time

Timing is, as they say, everything. A good idea presented at the wrong time (and perhaps in the wrong way) might fizzle hard when...

Old School RuneScape plots the return of the Bounty Hunter minigame

Let's provide a little bit of background: Earlier this year, Old School RuneScape had to remove the Bounty Hunter minigame as a result...
Dig it.

RuneScape adds in the new Archaeology skill for excavating and cleaning artifacts

We promise you, after this line there will be absolutely no jokes about whether or not you can "dig" the latest skill added to...

Old School RuneScape makes several small improvements as RuneScape shows off Archaeology rewards

Jagex is still pretty busy with both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, with the former providing another look at Archaeology and the...

RuneScape releases the Zodi-yak Track and digs into Archaeology in a livestream

RuneScape is looking both into the dirt and at the stars with this week's series of news updates. As of today, players of...

Old School RuneScape discusses buy-in fee removal and other changes to Last Man Standing

For the PvP player of Old School RuneScape, there are perhaps fewer finer joys than the Last Man Standing competition. Or, at least,...

RuneScape offers more Archaeology details and confirms the return of the Yak Track

Oh man, I almost got away with not seeing the gaggle of RuneScape updates, but then Bree gave me the puppy dog eyes...

Daybreak, Cryptic, City State, Frontier, and more MMO studios affected by worldwide pandemic shutdowns

As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to make itself felt, we've got another quick roundup of news relevant to MMO players. First, we've...

Coronavirus roundup: GamesCom 2020 is still planned for August – for now

With GDC and E3 closing their doors, you might be wondering about GamesCom 2020, originally set for August this summer. Will the coronavirus...

The MOP Up: Dark Age of Camelot widens its F2P doorway

St. Patty's day is alive and kicking in Dark Age of Camelot through next Wednesday, but the big news here is that Broadsword...
This will probably be on the list.

Battle Bards Episode 164: Away with the fairies

If you ever walked into a forest glade at the light of the first full moon of the year, you may spy an impish...

RuneScape shows off object outlining, begins elaborating on Archaeology, and hosts a crafting event

RuneScape fans, it's Monday, so that means we're once again just gorged full of news items related to the sandbox MMORPG. Let's exercise...

RuneScape Mobile gameplay is demonstrated on iOS in a developer livestream

RuneScape Mobile as been chugging along in early access for Android devices for quite a while now, but that's also left iOS users...

Massively Overthinking: How could MMOs combat endgame rushing?

Rushers, content locusts, world-firsters: Whatever you want to call them, these folks are both a boon and a bane for MMORPGs. They buy the...

RuneScape adds scaling to Solak, adds a ripper demon pet, and revives the Ninja Team

If it's Monday, it's another weekly update from RuneScape! In the regular weekly newsletter from Jagex we're getting word of some new...

The Daily Grind: Do old MMOs perform so much better now than at launch that they’re actually easier?

MMO blogger Wilhelm of The Ancient Gaming Noob fame recently posed us a question about old vs. new MMOs. "Our WoW Classic group...

Hands-on with Dragon Raja: First impressions of Tecent’s new mobile MMORPG

I enjoy mobile MMOs. It's a hit-or-miss kind of genre: Some are great, others are terrible. I personally love the adventure of finding those good...

RuneScape’s Archaeology skill launches March 30 in ‘major expansion’

You probably saw the peeks on Twitter last night, but it's officially official now: RuneScape's Archaeology skill is finally launching on March 30th...

RuneScape patches in quality-of-life and asks players to fill out a survey

This week in RuneScape is pretty tame overall as far as updates go. There is the Double XP Weekend Extended happening, of...

Jukebox Heroes: Ten MMOs that strongly support their soundtracks

It's one thing to put a lot of music in your MMORPG or even to release that launch-day album. It's another thing entirely to...

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