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

Old School RuneScape roadmap details new areas, revamped classic quests, and Sailing’s future

This past weekend saw Jagex host its 2024 Winter Summit event for Old School RuneScape, which dropped a ton of reveals for fans of...

Massively Overthinking: The slowest and fastest combat in MMORPGs

During a recent podcast discussion about City of Heroes' official revival, the MOP writers were talking about its combat, which - let's be honest...

RuneScape improves the visuals of the Kandarin area, Old School RuneScape adjusts weapon rewards

The week in both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape is heralded by another set of granular updates to both of Jagex's MMORPGs, headlined by...

RuneScape and Old School RuneScape will close their official forums on March 28

Whether anyone likes it or not, it looks as if the official MMORPG forums are going the way of the dinosaurs, as even Jagex's...

The MOP Up: Magic Awakened deepens the mystery of Hogsmeade

Harry Potter: Magic Awakened rolled out its January patch with a new seasonal chapter, Luna Lovegood card, and a gauntlet mode to try. "Continue the...

Old School RuneScape releases its first subscriber-only quest for 2024, begins tweaks to Kourend and Varlamore

It's a new year in Old School RuneScape, and it's being kicked off with the MMORPG's very first quest line. Say hello to Children...

RuneScape hands out selectable daily buffs and a fancy hat to mark its 23rd birthday

RuneScape is turning 23 years old this year, and if that isn't an occasion to have a fancy hat, we're not sure what is....

Well Fed: An introduction to our MMO kitchen and MOP’s new Well Fed column

Hello fellow MMORPG lovers and food enjoyers alike! Welcome to Well Fed! If you listened to the end-of-year podcast from Bree and Justin, you...

Exercise-inspiring WalkScape heads to closed beta in January

If your big resolution for 2024 is to get moving and get healthy, then there's one game that could be your best friend on...

MassivelyOP’s 2023 Golden Yachties: Best Worst MMO Transmedia Synergy

Welcome back to MassivelyOP's not-so-serious end-of-the-year awards as we present our award for Best Worst MMO Transmedia Synergy. Yes, it's the Golden Yachties series,...
The scholar sees when you do not index things, and he is not impressed.

End-of-year Eleven: The best value MMORPGs at the end of 2023

I have been told that if I start another one of these columns musing on the abstract meaning of "value" as I have for...

Jukebox Heroes: A yuletide soundtrack for a gaming holiday

The winter night hushed to a halt to allow the wind to whisper. "Take heart, my friends," she crooned over snow-capped hills and frozen...

Jagex’s RuneScape-flavored RuneFest returns in 2024 after a four-year hiatus

Hey, remember back when Jagex ran RuneFest for RuneScape players? You might not. The last one was all the way back in 2019, but...

Old School RuneScape invites players to a frosty piece of Lumbridge in its Christmas event

The normally temperate location of Lumbridge is experiencing a bit of localized snowy weather, which can only mean one thing: It's Christmastime in Old...
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End-of-Year Eleven: The biggest MMO stories of 2023

Some years, it's hard to really cut a distinction between the biggest stories of a year and the biggest surprises. There can be a...

RuneScape devs engage in a game jam while players are surveyed on 2024 priorities

RuneScape dished out its final weekly developer post of 2023 today, saying that the feature will return on January 8th after a holiday break....
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End-of-year Eleven: The healthiest live MMOs at the end of 2023

When it comes to making a judgment call about the "healthiest" MMORPGs on the market at any given time, there are always plenty of...

RuneScape kicks off the Christmas season with a new yuletide village

You know those people who are already decorating for Christmas even as there is leftover turkey from Thanksgiving sitting on the counter? That's totally...
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RuneScape previews its Christmas Village with a new black party hat

Do you want to experience the winter holiday in RuneScape? The developers are certainly hoping you do, or even if you don't that you...

RuneScape pits players against an evil dragon in the Battle for Forinthry update

The fight against a very grumpy giga-lizard was already foretold, and this week will bring that battle to life, as RuneScape's new Vorkath, Battle...