After taking a long break, I attempted to log in hoping my character name or account name were available. They aren't however both names do not show up on the Hiscores.
It could very well be a case where someone took the names at some point, and doesn't play anymore or enough to make it to the visible list.
Is there a way for Jagex to notify me that an old name is once again available? I'd like to come back as a member, but only if the name remains what it was for sentimental reasons. This account dates back to 2001 (not to suggest preferential treatment either).
Try adding the name to your friends list - if that works, then the name is associated with another account.
If it doesn't work, then the name is not associated with another account, and you should be able to (re)claim it yourself, unless the name has been removed from the game by Jagex because they deemed it inappropriate.
Historically, Jagex has done large name releases from inactive accounts, but this is not a regualr actvitiy, is extremely infrequent (I think it's happened twice in the last 18 years or so), and there is no plan to do it again in the imminent future.
- Last edited on 12-Aug-2019 10:20:34 by Moneybucks