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Nuttymike

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Tough to say. When I was playing free account for a few weeks I noticed I met many more kids than when I got membership.

The mobile release probably brought in some fresh blood, but I would think the age of the average Runescape player is probably a lot higher than it was in 2004.

25-Feb-2019 15:51:59

Boabies
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I'd say it's a bunch of idiotic college and high school kids. The community seems to be jealous of those who are good at the game rather than respect them now. That's the biggest change I've noticed since 2007. Since luring nubnubs into the wilderness to be victims won't work, we should force them to anti-PK by preventing them from leaving the wilderness until they PK a couple of targets.

25-Feb-2019 16:07:14

Couldbeworse
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In my opinion, it mostly consists of people in their late 20's; early 30's. Why? Mobile brought alot of attention from mainly people whom used to play a long time ago, left for whatever reason. There's endless Reddit stories about returnees to this day.

The biggest draw to OSRS from me is the lack of MTX and cosmetic garbage. The simplicity as well of the interface and combat for everyone balances it out nicely, as well. The economy of OSRS is also much more well moderated, updates are polled (for the most part, yea) and many elitists stay with RS3, drowning out much toxicity.

Again, this is my opinion and observation, keyboard warriors settle down.
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25-Feb-2019 16:09:28

Boabies
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Lol yeah reddit temporarily attracted young people who quickly left. It mainly attracted older players. Since luring nubnubs into the wilderness to be victims won't work, we should force them to anti-PK by preventing them from leaving the wilderness until they PK a couple of targets.

25-Feb-2019 16:11:03

Nuttymike

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Yeah, the mobile release is what peaked my attention and brought me back. I really haven't been following RS3 development all that closely over the years, but MTX really is a problem to me. I might give RS3 another whirl at some point in spite of MTX, but I'm glad that OSRS is "pure" in the sense that the only thing it has is bonds, which I'm ok with because it's not just spawning exp and wealth out of the ether.

25-Feb-2019 16:15:21

Letterbag
Jan Member 2019

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The marketing through an Instagram ad that the release of Old School Runescape on mobile was what drew me back after like 10 years and I have that enjoyment again.

It made me reminisce a few good things from my childhood and it's great. I even told my fiance about that and asks me about it!

It was tough starting all over because I had all this knowledge back then and when I stopped playing back in '08, so many things have changed.

I literally had to search everything online again and build back up, but it was great doing so. I remember doing quests I did over 10 years ago and some of the hilarious dialogues.

I also had to start all over and find new people to chat and found a clan chat that's extremely helpful and mature and I extrapolate that their age range is between early 20's to early 30's. It's tough to say because everyone talks about college and marriage. :P
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25-Feb-2019 18:03:49 - Last edited on 25-Feb-2019 18:04:13 by Letterbag

Verekial
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yes and its much more enjoyable

i started playing when i was 11 back in 2008 and i absolutely cannot imagine how insufferable i was to everyone around me all the time

its for the better tbh

25-Feb-2019 23:14:41

FisherGaming

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I don't think anyone can really purport to know for certain. Even Jagex is incapable of knowing for sure due to online anonymity.

I'd wager most people playing OSRS are young adults, or people in their late teens; High School or College aged kids. People with an excess of time on their hands.

There's far too much grinding in this game for it to be the kind of game most middle-aged working adults can enjoy. They want a game you can play 1 hour a day and still get somewhere.
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26-Feb-2019 11:34:33

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