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beardfree
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beardfree

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Hey, I'm a long time Runescape player who, like most, used to play back in 2005 then stopped when crap hit the fan in 2007.

I started playing again 5 years ago, however it was hard to get an experience as fun as the one I used to have. Of course, nostalgia and everything made my first experience perfect but.....There are a few things in Rs3 that made the game...well....too easy:

- The new eoc system was too powerful
- Money was too easy to accumulate
- Awesome gear was too easy to get with the ge system
- Leveling up was too fast because of all the new minigames, xp boosts from events and urns

Quite frankly, to an old school player like me, nothing felt rewarding...it just felt like I was handed everything and I felt like I was missing out on all the content you usually enjoy while you take time to progress at the early-mid game.

Therefore, I just set myself some rules that would make my experience a bit more similar to what I sought:

- Legacy only
- No trading with other players except for flipping goods on the ge to try and make bonds, as long as it doesn't affect any of my levels in any way
- No urns, no event rewards for xp, and I try to stay away from minigames except if I seek some of their rewards, exceptionally

Now, this mode isn't for everyone obviously, but it's been really, really fun for me and I now have more than 100 hours played on RS3 with no more desire to start over on OSRS despite the game looking awesome. I just...already have my thing going.

Until recently, I'd never heard of anyone doing anything similar as me, but I recently found this guy on YT, Zeroiclegacy, doing something similar.

Because I think this game mode is really fun, I thought I would share it with the RS community, hoping that it might bring back the nostalgia and fun to RS3 for all of those who might be thinking that the game isn't worth anything or something like that. I know I did ^^'.

Hope to have brought something new to this forum, GLHF on your servers!

29-Dec-2018 05:12:51

Kings Abbot

Kings Abbot

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You're describing Ironman mode, which already exists for several years. The RS Wiki needs a hand, and Bwian's will gladly take the rest of your body!
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This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

29-Dec-2018 11:17:29

beardfree
Jun Member 2018

beardfree

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I agree, it sounds similar to it.

I didn't know about Ironman mode at the time and when I found out about it I initially regretted not knowing about it before spending hours on my account.
However, this Nostalgia mode is actually quite different:

- Doesn't exclude multiplayer experiences with friends for things such as slayer or dungeoneering,

- Focuses around Legacy combat only

- Allows you to find ways of making money with the ge in order to buy bonds

All in all, I think the best way about this way of playing is that it is not yet an official mode, for now it is only a custom mode and therefore very easy to personalised.

My own mode is actually different than the one described in the video I mentioned, because I like a bit more restrictions, based on what my ideal experience is and based on what it was back when I used to play.

In the end, with this thread, I aim at offering a new custom experience based on the rebalancing of the initial game and on the different experiences we've had with runescape over the years.

I think some people could be interested, but since everyone wouldn't necessarily know where to start, I thought I'd give a few pointers based on my own experience and Zeroiclegacy's challenge video.

29-Dec-2018 18:51:58

Kings Abbot

Kings Abbot

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beardfree said:

- Doesn't exclude multiplayer experiences with friends for things such as slayer or dungeoneering,


Jagex has talked about Group Ironman where Ironmen can work together in content like Dungeoneering.

beardfree said:

- Focuses around Legacy combat only


Just limit yourself to a Legacy only server or play the ironman Mode in OSRS.

beardfree said:

- Allows you to find ways of making money with the ge in order to buy bonds


Ironmen can already use the GE to buy bonds (only item they can trade and they can only buy it I think) to finance their own membership ingame.
The RS Wiki needs a hand, and Bwian's will gladly take the rest of your body!
In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

30-Dec-2018 11:25:40

scousy

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If you want a challenge then you should try solak. It's probably the hardest boss in game right now outside of 4k enrage telos. The ge doesen't make armours easier to obtain as you can just trade with other players without it.

30-Dec-2018 12:12:32

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