RUNESCAPE Is back, Old School Style

The classic MMORPG, RuneScape, is back with— all of its grindy, point-and-click, first-time-3D-graphics-ever-existed— glory. Yes, the timeless (or depending on who you ask, incessant) music, humorous quests, and internet trolls are in action once more renewed and optimized for iOS platforms. From the comfort of your phone you can play this game for a good 35 minutes before it saps your device of its entire battery life.

In all seriousness, the accessibility and convenience that this game has been given with touch screen controls was enough to get me sucked back in for another go. Regular player events give decent incentive to keep playing, and as always, you can train, team up and trade with friends.

Your old RuneScape account won’t work for YE OLDEN SCHOOL version, but if you had the patience to grind the first time around, there’s probably not much stopping you from starting over now- a little like those kids who restarted Pokémon every three days to make a new team of all bug types....

Take advantage of how easy it is to chop trees or go fishing by opening up RuneScape while in class, during down time at work, or any other time you please (except of course never at stop lights while driving, because no one would never open an app at such a dangerous time—*cough* looking at you, Pokémon Go *cough*). No need to actually go out and camp, cut trees, fish, or slay wild animals, because you can access these events at higher speed and lower resolution than ever before in RuneScape Old School— all without actually putting in any effort.

For those new to RuneScape, by participating in a given activity, of which there are dozens, you increase skills and gain access to new abilities, spells, skills, crafts, and so forth. Gain experience in combat, magics, archery, or simply become a craftsman or tradesperson. The dynamic economy that RuneScape was programmed with and that players created has made for compelling reason to participate and progress in this fantastic world. If you haven’t tried it before, make a free account, and give it at least an hour after the tutorial to whet an appetite and see if this game is one for you or if it simply grinds your gears the wrong way. Either way, you’re sure to have a story or two afterwards.

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