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NonMax Jake

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Dilbert2001 said:
Varpushaukka said:
Somebody on Reddit actually did a calculation based on the graphs at Misplaced Items for how long it'd take for RS3 to reach 0 online players if the current pace remained, and I don't remember the exact date he came up with, but it was somewhere in the year of 2022-2024, that much I can remember. So assuming that nothing changes, you have give or take 5 years left, make of that what you will.


OSRS is actually declining much faster than RS3 lately. If you follow that Redditor's logic, OSRS is going to reach 0 online players way before RS3.

As a matter of fact, RS3's concurrent players have been going up the last week but the same can't be said to OSRS.

Don't worry though. Concurrent players counts are inaccurate for most parts. However, if you choose to follow the logics of that Redditor, then you may have to worry about OSRS hitting 0 concurrent players way before 2022-2024.

http://www.misplaceditems.com/rs_tools/graph/?display=avg&interval=week&total=0
Haha, I remember when I brought up this website and you said you'd never trust it because it's not Jagex data, it's a random website posting it. Classic!

Anyway, I don't think the inflated numbers from mobile release reversing is too much to worry about for OSRS, I'd be more worried about long term trends, such as the long term up trend for osrs, the long term down trend for RS3. Below 20k average for RS3 now. How many worlds are there? 141? So there's on average only 140 people online in each world. Let's assume there's generally around 1k people in w2, that means that 19k are in 140 worlds, Just 135 players per world. If that's a lively game for you, playing on a world that has an average of 135 in the entirety of Runescape, then you'll enjoy what's to come! And remember, I assumed a number higher than the current RS3 average player count.

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12-Oct-2019 01:53:01

Dilbert2001
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^^
"Concurrent players counts are inaccurate for most parts. However, if you choose to follow the logics of that Redditor, then you may have to worry about OSRS hitting 0 concurrent players way before 2022-2024."


I clearly said don't trust the inaccurate concurrent player data. However, for those who choose to trust it then they should expect OSRS to hit 0 concurrent players way before RS3.

Trust it or not? Your choice. Shrug!

12-Oct-2019 01:59:55 - Last edited on 12-Oct-2019 02:04:07 by Dilbert2001

Jaekob Caed
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No, there is absolutely no need to worry. RS3 may not have as high of a player count as I'd like but it's still Jagex's largest source of income and Jagex is hitting record profits as of late. Additionally, Jagex seems determined to find a way to push RS3 into another golden age lately, so I don't think we have anything to worry about. As long as these two games are bringing them a decent profit, they will stay alive and frankly, I don't see them ever reaching a state where these games won't be profitable unless they really screw things up.

DarkScape was shut down because it was mostly an experiment, meant to help them learn how to run limited-time special events utilizing the core gameplay of RS3. Classic... well, I'm still a little frustrated about that, frankly. It was costing them a fraction of a pittance to run -- so little as to barely even be noticeable -- yet they shut it down and gave us half-baked excuses in the process. That was one thing that really hurt my respect for Jagex but thankfully, they've really been regaining it over this past year.

In general, like I said, the only reason you'd ever need to be concerned is if Jagex stopped making a profit off of RS3 and OSRS. So long as those games are functioning as veritable cash cows, Jagex and the games will continue to grow.
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12-Oct-2019 03:21:50

Jeremy Cheng
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FreeScouse said:
Jezza, i know how hard it is to make a legitimate choice about how this game controls your life, most players either can't see the effect or decide to ignore just how much runescape becomes part of daily life " i am in no way blaming or accusing anybody of anything here" but it does not matter if you can see what i am saying or refusing to admit that i am correct but my advice to you on this topic you ask is, do not allow your heart or even your mind to make this decision, step back and take a good look at your life and where you want it to go and then choose.

Don't be like me and go through the heartbreak of jagex choosing which path i take, don't get me wrong though, it took me 4 years of pain to see that although i was hurting, actually it was probably the best thing that could have happened because if not, i may have been still here grinding 16+ hours a day, now all i see is they released me and gave me a life.

Moral of the story.......

Choose your own route, don't allow anyone else to show you the way.

Much love

Scouse - Did i fuck cheat but idgafs anymore

Hey Scouse,

OP isn't me or my alt. His name is Jeremy Chang, with an A. Sorry you got confused, but OP is someone else entirely. I don't currently use Forum Alts. I didn't make this thread.

To answer OP's question:

Take whatever RuneScape route you want to take. I suggest whichever RuneScape you play, focus your attention on it completely and don't bother with the other until you've achieved what you think is your endgame.

12-Oct-2019 03:58:11

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Jeremy Cheng said:
FreeScouse said:
Jezza, i know how hard it is to make a legitimate choice about how this game controls your life, most players either can't see the effect or decide to ignore just how much runescape becomes part of daily life " i am in no way blaming or accusing anybody of anything here" but it does not matter if you can see what i am saying or refusing to admit that i am correct but my advice to you on this topic you ask is, do not allow your heart or even your mind to make this decision, step back and take a good look at your life and where you want it to go and then choose.

Don't be like me and go through the heartbreak of jagex choosing which path i take, don't get me wrong though, it took me 4 years of pain to see that although i was hurting, actually it was probably the best thing that could have happened because if not, i may have been still here grinding 16+ hours a day, now all i see is they released me and gave me a life.

Moral of the story.......

Choose your own route, don't allow anyone else to show you the way.

Much love

Scouse - Did i fuck cheat but idgafs anymore

Hey Scouse,

OP isn't me or my alt. His name is Jeremy Chang, with an A. Sorry you got confused, but OP is someone else entirely. I don't currently use Forum Alts. I didn't make this thread.

To answer OP's question:

Take whatever RuneScape route you want to take. I suggest whichever RuneScape you play, focus your attention on it completely and don't bother with the other until you've achieved what you think is your endgame.


O h god yer, only just noticed mate, sorry for confusing you with someone else but my statement still stands, choose your own path, don't let this failing company choose the path for you.
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12-Oct-2019 04:18:20

NonMax Jake

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Dilbert2001 said:
^^
"Concurrent players counts are inaccurate for most parts. However, if you choose to follow the logics of that Redditor, then you may have to worry about OSRS hitting 0 concurrent players way before 2022-2024."


I clearly said don't trust the inaccurate concurrent player data. However, for those who choose to trust it then they should expect OSRS to hit 0 concurrent players way before RS3.

Trust it or not? Your choice. Shrug!
Long term trends are more important than short term reversals due to overinflated numbers (which can be traced back to an event). The RS3 numbers, now with an average of 17k, indicate and average of 114 players per world if you assume 1k players in w2. Insane! Also, we both know that you didn't say that. :)

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13-Oct-2019 02:10:43

Mightiest
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It is truly your choice; both games have a great number of players so you don't necessarily have anything to worry about when it comes to player population. just find your forte.

OSRS has a good streaming + video-making community that gets a lot of hits, so that's a bonus there.

RS3 has more content and constant updates, but it may not be for you. I don't know.

You'd have to give them both a try and choose for yourself.

Anyway, best of luck, I hope you find the best option for yourself. :)

13-Oct-2019 03:41:52

Knightarnaud
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People have been complaining about this for years, but the game still exists. A new skill is coming, so RS3 is definitely not dead yet.

I wouldn't think about it too much, and just enjoy the game.

13-Oct-2019 17:12:10

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