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Sayutaa
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Sayutaa

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It all started before I went to middle school. I would come home and eat the sandwiches my mom made me and log into Runescape. The Old Runescape Classic. I didnít speak English very well at that time. Hell I could barely write my own language properly. But I was fascinated by this game. To be in a world where you could explore new things, train yourself to make things easier. Slay monsters and sell the resources you have farmed for money to upgrade your items. I still remember being Ďgluedí to Lumbridge, just across the bridge, in front of the gate to Al-Kharid. Slamming those goblins with my chefís hat (Which I obtained by killing those) for my first 3.4k coins and buy an adamant battle axe in the shop in Port Sarim! I was always curious to find out what was behind those gates of the White Wolf Mountain or just a little South of the Goblin Village so I made my mom pay me for a month of membership. Which I finally got after nagging for hours straight :$. Then I figured out, the Runescape I was playing was actually 20% of what there really was!! More to explore! New things to find. Even better items! Over the days, months, weeks I had improved my English by translating everything word for word. Then in middle school I was the only one who spoke Ďfluentí English which gave me a huge advantage.
One memory I really cherish of RSC is the fact there was Player Mods. Very nice people (often wearing pink skirts) who would always politely answer your questions. One thing I didnít like about RSC was when they brought up Fatigue, where you had to use the sleeping bag after a course of actions. Of course this was to encounter bots but I didnít really get it at that time since I was young :)

26-Apr-2017 19:55:22

Sayutaa
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Sayutaa

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Once Runescape 2 had been released I fell in love with it even more. The graphics were amazing at that time. I remember I was actually scared doing some quests because it looked so real :). Clue scrolls. Trimmed armour. At that time I revealed my Ďsecretí that I was a Runescape player in middle school. This was huge for me as an introvert. I was seen as the Ďveteraní player since I knew all the ins and outs on Runescape and whenever they were in distress they would ask for my help. May it be with a boss, a quest. Oh they joy of the new skills, farming, hunter, runecrafting. I spent hours just watching my crops grow. Having a chat with the people who were doing the same.
At the same time I had a love hate relationship with Runescape2. I couldnít support my friends any more by giving them some gpís to upgrade their armour since they came up with the Trade limit. Wildy vanished. Bots took over. I remember getting 99 woodcutting trying my best to steal some maples before the bots took it away. I couldnít Ďafk trainí anymore . Oh and gambling.. I started playing on and off.
One thing I really liked about rs2 is that there were events where you had to do little quests in order to get a special item. I still have my yo-yo, marionettes and easter ring in my bank!
Then the evolution of combat came out. This is where I started to enjoy combat to a higher level. I could finally have some input in the combat system. Instead of just clicking and waiting. We got a new interface where we could actually position the things we liked. And ohhhhh cosmetics.. I love them! I can finally look classy whilst wearing some ugly bandos armour underneath!
Finally the NXT client. As I graduated as a software developer in the main time I canít explain it in words how proud I am of Runescape. How it transformed from a semi 3d game to something so beautiful and immersive. My dream still is to complete Runescape 100% but Iím afraid that will take another 15 years!

26-Apr-2017 19:55:43

Sayutaa
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Sayutaa

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And by then we probably have a few new skills, thousands of new quests and loads of new things to explore!
Looking back at the 15 years.. I have a few memories I hold dear.
One memory was when I was doing a quest and then suddenly I saw a player just chilling there. I right clicked the person to see who it was.. It was Mod Mark!! I felt like a groupie and had a nice but careful casual conversation. I didnít want to disturb a JMod from his work! But he was very charismatic and invited me over to his friendschat! Another thing a few years ago was with Mod Moonie. She would often host events like Draughts in Burthropes Games Room. And, i won a contest of the ĎBest update madeí and got some goodies from Mod Slayer which included a poster with signatures of several Jmods which still hangs in my bed room! I did some Kalphite Kingís Masses with the most lovely pmod I have ever known called Tirelessgod. Who gave me enough courage to duo KK in the end 
Looking back, Runescape, personally for me was about the players. I like to bankstand, work on a skill and have a nice conversation variating from the old days, the present, the future and cabbages. Runescape thaught me a lot. The English language. Not to trust just anyone, economics, saving, hard work pays off, generosity can be appreciated.
Thank you, to all the players who I have met so far. Those who supported me. Thank you Jagex for making such a wonderful game always listening to your players. Thank you pmods for muting those scammers advertising websites!
Maybe in the future when Iím confident enough I would apply for a job at the office. But for now I continue enjoying the game, show people around, fight off bots and scammers who destroy the game by reporting them once I encounter them. Iím just proud I can call myself a scaper.
You simply do not quit runescape. You afk!
Hereís to another 15 years!
~Brittaria

26-Apr-2017 19:56:09 - Last edited on 26-Apr-2017 20:00:01 by Sayutaa

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