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Lil Kurty1
Jan Member 2019

Lil Kurty1

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Can we please change runescape oldschool to just Runescape? why is it even called oldschool it never used to be? I got my cousin to download osrs last week and he instantly said ohh I don't play old games, its a huge put off for new players.

Also whats with the stupid flag with OLDSCHOOL on it?? really its like a child has drawn it..

ok rant over.

Apart from that great game :P
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29-Jan-2019 14:19:33

Ladyolake
Jan Gold Premier Club Member 2008

Ladyolake

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Old school is the latest version of RS. it came out in 2013

Runescape is the original version that has changed over time to what it is now.
it is the classic to rs2 and then rs3.

So technically you cant call OSRS - Runescape

Runescape is the other version that has evolved from the beginning.
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29-Jan-2019 14:36:33

Blackwing
Nov Member 2012

Blackwing

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OSRS is called that way because the game feels for the most part like a game back from the old school era, said era lasting from the start of RS2 up until the GE was introduced.

RS3 is technically called just "Runescape" now, even though vast majority will always call it RS3 until something actually changes in it to warrant a name change, e.g. RS4.

As long as Jagex keeps up with the MTX sellouts though, it's unlikely that RS3 will change its official name to something else or allow OSRS to take it, because "Runescape" as a name is more positive than "RS3"; it's not really tied into just one era or version of the game, so pretty much everyone has positive memories connected to that name, whereas with the "RS3" name, many people dislike it due to EoC/MTX, possibly even the NIS too.

The only way I could see OSRS changing into the name of just "Runescape", is if RS3 got rid of its MTX (TH and SGS in particular) and reworked its combat system from the 0.6s tick system, and then called the game something like the "Runescape Remastered". At that point, OSRS could pick up just the name "Runescape", as it'd effectively be like the source of RR, with some differences in content obviously.

But really, none of the games should be called just "Runescape" IMO, because technically they're all Runescape, each of them just being a different version.
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29-Jan-2019 14:51:33

Ladyolake
Jan Gold Premier Club Member 2008

Ladyolake

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I agree whole heartedly with what Blackwing said

its all RUNESCAPE.

Although I dont play OSRS. I am glad there are versions of the game
that appeals to all types of players.
The richest person is not who has the most. It is who Needs the least.

29-Jan-2019 18:06:24

KeyScape
Nov Gold Premier Club Member 2016

KeyScape

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"its a huge put off for new players"

This statement is the opposite of true, everyone playing osrs preferred the old version of runescape. " oldschool " is a massive draw to a large number of people.

The issue here is your cousins outlook as there are a ton of old games that far surpass todays " realistic graphics bad gameplay " meta and they are missing out on them :)

30-Jan-2019 13:46:59

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