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I haven't played this game in years, mainly because I got bored. I've tried to play off and on again, but wasn't able to hold my interest for more than a few days before getting bored again.


My last login was a bit over a year ago, so do you guys think I should give the game another shot or should I just pass and find something else?

21-Jul-2019 05:06:27

Blackwing
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If you're a quester and haven't done the quests yet, yes; otherwise, unless you're a PvPer/minigamer and are willing to play OSRS for those, not really. Skilling is meaningless now thanks to MTX and all the excessive handouts Jagex has done and PvM is serviceable but not worth playing for alone when there are so many games that don't have the restrictions Runescape combat system has (tile movement, tick system, forced to click to move etc).
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21-Jul-2019 08:33:52

Tophurious
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Blackwing said:
Skilling is meaningless now thanks to MTX and all the excessive handouts Jagex has done and PvM is serviceable but not worth playing for alone when there are so many games that don't have the restrictions Runescape combat system has (tile movement, tick system, forced to click to move etc).


^this coming from someone who injects his anti mtx agenda into *every* forum post because he thinks it's the right thing to do. if you enjoy playing a certain way then just play and if you don't like mtx then ignore it or make an ironman because mtx is in both games and will never go away.
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21-Jul-2019 08:45:15

Will Miss It
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I mean; you're asking active players if it's worth playing, of course we're going to say yes. :P

I think RS is a quite unique MMO because of its simple graphics and easy-to-understand mechanics. Some things can get a bit complicated, such as settings and interface and all, but the world is huge to explore and nothing is hard to grasp.

Questing is good because the characters are visually distinctive, so whenever you get in to that stuff you wont be wondering who's who.

I don't know, it's hard to explain. RS just got a lot more appeal to me than other MMOs do.
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21-Jul-2019 09:07:26

One Dub
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OSRS yes! RS3 sadly is dying and isn't worth putting time and effort in. Especially since you can just buy every skill for pretty cheap; even cheaper than normal with double XP coming in a few days!

21-Jul-2019 10:03:32

Daibhi
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One Dub said:
OSRS yes! RS3 sadly is dying and isn't worth putting time and effort in. Especially since you can just buy every skill for pretty cheap; even cheaper than normal with double XP coming in a few days!


You say that like it's that simple and straightforward. Unless you're a billionaire with literal money to burn the chances of anyone having money to buy skills via MTX is close to none and even if you do or don't, you still have to actually physically train the skills yourself.

You also talk like not having to put as much time into skills is a bad thing as well. I can tell you from experience that's bloody great that's actually a thing and I'm not talking about stars, lamps etc. but the methods in RS3 actually giving you more for your time. More than a decade ago I cut 121k willow logs completely legitimately to get 99 woodcutting and it took me forever, thankfully back then the original community was actually openly social in public chat - and that was the fastest method of training at the time (debatable if it was maples, personally I think willows were faster).

I'd argue that if you want to waste your time then settle for the old methods of training on OS, whereas if you don't have as much time to play as you used to years ago you'll very likely get more out of your time with RS3. Not to mention you'll also have to start from scratch if you do create an account on OS, which will only make the process take even longer to get to where you currently are now - wherever that is level wise etc.

Honestly I've been playing since RSC and for people to actually say the older methods are better is unbelievable to me, they require more of your time, you're sitting in a chair for longer periods of time (thus unhealthier) and it's a lot more slower in comparison.

21-Jul-2019 10:44:50

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