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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

RuneScape took down 1.4 million bots last year

RuneScape's customer service team has lined up for its very own horn-tooting infographic, and if the stats are accurate, the team deserves those...

DarkScape raises the stakes for subscribers

DarkScape, the RuneScape spin-off with open-world PvP and a deeper economy, patched up yesterday to fix various issues but also to add...

World of Warcraft and RuneScape make Twitch’s top games list for September

Don't put much stock in what people are playing on Raptr? What about what people are watching on Twitch? The streaming giant recently released its...

Jagex preps new RuneScape client, takes beta apps for Chronicle TCG

Jagex made bold declarations about the future of RuneScape at this past weekend's RuneFest in London. 2016 will be a big,...

PSA: Double XP is happening in RuneScape right now

If you need a reason to log into RuneScape this weekend, how does double XP grab you? Jagex says that the majority...

Massively Overthinking: MMO server merge horror stories

Whether you call them server transitions, evolutions, consolidations, megaservers, or connected realms, server merges are a thing that affects most MMORPGs at some point...

The Game Archaeologist: Anarchy Online

"The future in your hands." This was Funcom's promise to gamers in the early days of the 2000s. Even as the MMORPG genre slowly...
I am Jack's grimdark reboot.

DarkScape introduces free-for-all PvP ganking to RuneScape

DarkScape is RuneScape, only it's not. It's an official spinoff of the existing game, it features all of the game's content that's...

RPG MO whips up an indie free-to-play sandbox

Someone must not have spread the word that "Mo" is our thing, but that's OK; we're not jealous. Apparently there's a new indie MMO...

RuneScape’s cash shop now accepts bonds

Jagex has announced that RuneScape's cash shop is now cash optional. As of today, RuneScape bonds may be used in lieu of meatspace...

The MOP Up: Blizzard belongs in a museum!

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we're deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Here’s what happened in RuneScape this week

Jagex has offered up a handy post that summarizes the current goings-on in RuneScape. The annual RuneFest fan event is front and...

Perfect Ten: Amazing MMO cosplay

I have nothing but deep respect for cosplayers because on two levels they are performing activities that I cannot. First of all, they put...

RuneScape convention sells out, fans post 324-page history of the game

If you ever thought that RuneScape was a piddly title beneath your notice, then here's a wake-up call for you today. The game's...

Perfect Ten: Clever features that should be in more MMOs

MMOs are built on the backs of many interlocking systems, some more crucial to the experience than others. While I have great appreciation for...
Cats are cats all over.

RuneScape offers new cat companions to highlight the World Wildlife Fund

Are big cats important to you while but not quite important enough to make you log out of RuneScape? Then the game's...

RuneFest tickets now on sale for real money or in-game bonds

RuneScape's annual convention, RuneFest, is coming this fall to London. And while October 3rd is a ways away, you can purchase...

RuneScape’s Liberation of Mazcab raid now available

RuneScape has been around for quite a while now, but one thing the long-running fantasy title has lacked is a proper raiding experience....

Massively Overthinking: The MMO innovation we long for (or do we?)

This week's Massively Overthinking topic comes from Kickstarter donor BigMikeyOcho, who wants to talk innovation: "Sometimes when I play MMOs, I get the feeling that...

Massively Overthinking: On the doom of server-wide MMO communities

This week's Massively Overthinking question comes from KS donor Morreion, who asks, Do you think that MMO server-wide communities will ever make a comeback? I...

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