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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

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

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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 I'm...

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

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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 suppose...

World of Warcraft and RuneScape dare you to become a beach bunny

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What's up with all of the beach studio blogs lately? I guess we know where all of the devs' minds are at now that...

One Shots: Primitive GPS

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There's no shame in being lost, especially if your MMO doesn't include an on-screen map. Anyone remember the olden days of using graph paper...

The Game Archaeologist: Seven MMOs operating on borrowed time

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Most everyone who knows me well will acknowledge that I'm not generally a cynical, dark person. I'm not rooting for games to fail, for...

RuneScape’s RuneFest community event scheduled for October 3

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Jagex has announced that RuneFest will return for a fifth incarnation of the annual community event devoted to RuneScape. It happens at London's Tobacco...

Perfect Ten: The top 10 healthiest live MMOs

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One question that consistently pops up across the MMO gaming circuit is, "What are the most popular/healthy/active MMOs out there?" Every time I see...

Old School RuneScape tries its hand at e-sports

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Old School RuneScape is gearing up for its first-ever competitive tournament. The contest runs from July 24th through July 26th, and it will feature...

RuneScape players fend off a planet eater

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Bummer: A giant creature named Tuska is heading toward RuneScape's world with the full intent of gobbling it up. Wait, did we say bummer?...

Perfect Ten: Proof that the RuneScape Twitter account is stark raving mad

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For a writer on a multi-MMORPG news site, following pretty much every online game's Twitter feed comes with the territory. It's always interesting to me to see...
It's been a long time.

Runescape offers big summer update plans at a discount

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Interested in having fun in RuneScape over the summer? The amount of stuff being added to the game over the next few months is...

Villagers and Heroes gets a do-over with Reborn

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Class-based sandbox Villagers and Heroes is looking to update its image in the coming weeks as the title reinvents itself as Villagers and Heroes:...

The Daily Grind: Would you play a World of Warcraft progression server?

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Classic servers and progression servers are on my mind lately. EverQuest just got yet another progression server; it had launch issues, but it's up...
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Jagex addresses continued old school RuneScape DDoS attacks

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Jagex has published a website update focused on some of the "more pressing issues" being faced by the Old School RuneScape community. The ongoing...

Massively Overthinking: What would persuade you to play a classic MMO?

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For this edition of Massively Overthinking, Kickstarter donor Sargon wants us think back to 1997, when Ultima Online launched and parted MMOs from graphical MUDs forever....
So many colors in the rainbow.

Perfect Ten: Ten MMOs still going after ten years

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It struck me, very recently, that a decade is a long time for MMOs. If we're going to count Ultima Online as the first proper...

Not So Massively: HoN’s fifth anniversary update; Dota 2 rakes in millions of dollars

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Heroes of Newerth received a colossal patch this week to celebrate its fifth anniversary, introducing a new intelligence carry hero, a capture the flag...

Perfect Ten: How to find the right MMO for you

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A common question that I see posited around forums and Reddit is, "What MMO should I play?" If there is a more loaded question...

LOTRO Legendarium: Why LOTRO needs a progression server

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At some point this year -- Turbine isn't saying when, yet -- Lord of the Rings Online will be making an effort to consolidate...

Massively Overthinking: The pure PvE ‘niche’ of MMORPGs

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This week's Massively Overthinking question is posed by Kickstarter donor Winterskorn, who wants to talk about something getting less and less love in MMORPGs lately: PvE. "There...

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