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Lip Nicky

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OSRS should be put on phones and tablet after the main game is already out. It doesn't make sense to port an older version of the game first. All of the new players to Runescape will start playing on old school servers and won't want to start over on the main servers. Old school Runescape is more of a nostalgic experience for older players.

Returning players are also more likely to have RS3 accounts instead of having to make a new character in old school. This is a good opportunity to try and bring the Runescape community back together instead of furthering the divide.

18-Jul-2017 00:16:53 - Last edited on 20-Jul-2017 00:47:18 by Lip Nicky

Anarya

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Since it's older, it's also less complicated and has a simpler interface. If I had to approach a problem like that, I'd pick OSRS first because it sounds easier to do from a technical perspective.

Once they figure out how to make things work in a simpler environment, they can work out how to fit in all of RS3's bells and whistles.

18-Jul-2017 03:48:11

Serene Steel
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Anarya said:
Since it's older, it's also less complicated and has a simpler interface. If I had to approach a problem like that, I'd pick OSRS first because it sounds easier to do from a technical perspective.

Once they figure out how to make things work in a simpler environment, they can work out how to fit in all of RS3's bells and whistles.


This.

Not only does OSRS still run entirely on Java, but RS3 is in the process of phasing Java out entirely.

It's hardly a matter of popularity, moreso that OSRS is more simplistic than RS3.
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18-Jul-2017 04:37:20

Sreyas
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Lip Nicky said:
OSRS should be put on phones and tablet after the main game is already out. It doesn't make sense to port an older version of the game first. All of the new players to Runescape will start playing on old school servers and won't want to start over on the main servers. Old school Runescape is more of a nostalgic experience for older players.


1. Anarya said:
Since it's older, it's also less complicated and has a simpler interface. If I had to approach a problem like that, I'd pick OSRS first because it sounds easier to do from a technical perspective.

Once they figure out how to make things work in a simpler environment, they can work out how to fit in all of RS3's bells and whistles.


2. There's no "starting over", you use the exact same account on mobile as you play on the pc right now, with all the same skills and quests and game progress. It's not a totally new game or game mode.
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18-Jul-2017 04:48:18

James Bond
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Serene Steel said:
Anarya said:
Since it's older, it's also less complicated and has a simpler interface. If I had to approach a problem like that, I'd pick OSRS first because it sounds easier to do from a technical perspective.

Once they figure out how to make things work in a simpler environment, they can work out how to fit in all of RS3's bells and whistles.


This.

Not only does OSRS still run entirely on Java, but RS3 is in the process of phasing Java out entirely.

It's hardly a matter of popularity, moreso that OSRS is more simplistic than RS3.

You can't possibly believe it has nothing to do with population lol. If RS3 had more players, they would be priority. Sounds like someone finally knows what they are doing, Rs3 mobile isn't going to happen with this combat style. Just accept what is happening.
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18-Jul-2017 06:07:53

Rikornak
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James Bond said:
Serene Steel said:
Anarya said:
Since it's older, it's also less complicated and has a simpler interface. If I had to approach a problem like that, I'd pick OSRS first because it sounds easier to do from a technical perspective.

Once they figure out how to make things work in a simpler environment, they can work out how to fit in all of RS3's bells and whistles.


This.

Not only does OSRS still run entirely on Java, but RS3 is in the process of phasing Java out entirely.

It's hardly a matter of popularity, moreso that OSRS is more simplistic than RS3.

You can't possibly believe it has nothing to do with population lol. If RS3 had more players, they would be priority. Sounds like someone finally knows what they are doing, Rs3 mobile isn't going to happen with this combat style. Just accept what is happening.


If something is more popular, but more complex you'd still try to get it try running on the simple system first (even if it was not as popular) - if it doesn't work out well there you don't even need to start for the more complex one (and you may have wasted ressources, but certainly not as much if it is done vice versa and fails then): And I really doubt they'll work on both systems simultaneously
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18-Jul-2017 06:14:02 - Last edited on 18-Jul-2017 06:16:48 by Rikornak

James Bond
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They're going to put it on OS first and once they revert the EoC they will add it to that. I mean c'mon, you really don't think this is happening? Can't wait to have my game back, I'll even get to play in mobile!
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18-Jul-2017 15:34:50

Konota
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They wanna experiment on oldschool first to save us the trouble for the real game.

But in all seriousness, 07 is most likely easier to make than Rs3 and that's why.
Perhaps my first sentence as well, lol.
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