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MeatCanoe
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I've been thinking about the long term life of RS3 and '07 in their current states.

As great as the addition of 2007 was, I can't help but feel like there will forever be a permanent divide causing a potential loss of players if either were to change or get closed down.

Think about this; RS3 has gone too far in the eyes of man which is why it was nice to have 2007 back, to re-live the nostalgia of that era. A lot of the updates in RS3 people didn't like such as EOC, trade limits, hitpoints etc. This forced them to quit until the 2007 version was reinstated. RS3 is a completely different game from what it was back then, it's friendlier to newer players, more immersive and caters for a wide variety of players which is also good.

Potentially now there are two separate games now with two separate fan bases. The number of people who play both equally is probably very small, at some point in the future; Jagex are going to need to decide what to do. Remove OS or remove RS3 to focus on one and improve it or make a harmonized version for all to play.

I'm aware RS3 does try to act as a harmonized version in several ways, such as Legacy mode and the customization of the interfaces.

What kind of future will this leave for either game?

What will each game look like in 5 years time?

If either game went, what effect do you think this would have on Jagex?

Would Jagex be able to regain players from the closed version?
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01-Mar-2018 20:11:40

Netee
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If Rs3 closed, some, if not most of the playerbase might move over to osrs.
In reverse, if old school closed. I expect those players are gone for good.

01-Mar-2018 20:23:15

Iceey

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The people who play RS3 now are the people who don't really care about OSRS.

There is about even player base, although OSRS has far more bots, so it makes it seem like OSRS has more player when in reality they have about the same or less.

If RS3 closed, most people are going to quit. They don't want to play OSRS because of how long it takes to do stuff and eventually OSRS will turn into RS3. There is already a lot they have added to OSRS that shows in time, it will go in the same direction as RS3 with worse graphics which is not going to be good selling point.

OSRS will not bring in new players because of how much video gamers have changed. Getting rid of RS3 is the death of the game. Getting rid of OSRS will have a bigger effect, but it will mean a slow death.

Both games have to be up and running for Runescape to stay alive, without one they other will die. RS3 will have a much larger impact.
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01-Mar-2018 20:46:19

Iceey

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Netee said:
If Rs3 closed, some, if not most of the playerbase might move over to osrs.
In reverse, if old school closed. I expect those players are gone for good.


I doubt this, as I said in my post above, those who play RS3 now don't want to bother with OSRS. More players would be gone for good. And it won't bring in new players because of the crappy graphics in the way the game is. Video gamers of today do not like stuff like OSRS.
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01-Mar-2018 20:47:45

MeatCanoe
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Could that leave RS3 open to a radical overhaul to keep in-line with newer games?
It could always go to 3rd or 1st person like fallout etc. I'd imagine that'd be next in the bigger changes eventually to happen and full character control via WASD
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01-Mar-2018 22:12:10

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MeatCanoe said:
I've been thinking about the long term life of RS3 and '07 in their current states.

As great as the addition of 2007 was, I can't help but feel like there will forever be a permanent divide causing a potential loss of players if either were to change or get closed down.

Think about this; RS3 has gone too far in the eyes of man which is why it was nice to have 2007 back, to re-live the nostalgia of that era. A lot of the updates in RS3 people didn't like such as EOC, trade limits, hitpoints etc. This forced them to quit until the 2007 version was reinstated. RS3 is a completely different game from what it was back then, it's friendlier to newer players, more immersive and caters for a wide variety of players which is also good.

Potentially now there are two separate games now with two separate fan bases. The number of people who play both equally is probably very small, at some point in the future; Jagex are going to need to decide what to do. Remove OS or remove RS3 to focus on one and improve it or make a harmonized version for all to play.

I'm aware RS3 does try to act as a harmonized version in several ways, such as Legacy mode and the customization of the interfaces.

What kind of future will this leave for either game?

What will each game look like in 5 years time?

If either game went, what effect do you think this would have on Jagex?

Would Jagex be able to regain players from the closed version?


Osrs is way more popular, and no not bots.

02-Mar-2018 00:26:43

Serene Steel
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Neither of them are going anywhere because both of them have very solid playerbases now.

Mobile will make them both more popular.



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02-Mar-2018 00:26:56

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Netee said:
If Rs3 closed, some, if not most of the playerbase might move over to osrs.
In reverse, if old school closed. I expect those players are gone for good.


True no one likes rs3, besides the people on forums.

02-Mar-2018 00:27:26

Dilbert2001
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It is totally pointless even to bring up this topic again since the OFFICIAL JAGEX news is Runescape is becoming a global franchise.

It is just a matter what they name the titles. RS3, Old School, Classic or whatever won't matter. They can just rename the existing ones or call the news ones RS4, RS5, RS9000 or just RS:Remastered, RS:Tactics.

Runescape won't die. If the current RS titles really "die" for this community, they will be survived by new RS franchise titles in other parts of the worlds for perhaps different RS loving communities.

Stop worrying about the "future", Chicken Littles. Wake up and enjoy the
FUN
game.

02-Mar-2018 01:08:57

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