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Mod Pips

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Old School RuneScape is here to stay!


Hi everyone,

Old School RuneScape has been running for over 3 months, so now is a good time to talk about our long term plans for the servers. Let’s cut to the chase: Old School RuneScape is here to stay!

Longevity – We’re committed to Old School RuneScape for the long term. We plan to run the service for many years to come.

Cost – When Old School RuneScape launched we said access would be included as part of membership for the first 6 months, and then we’d review the pricing. We’ve made that decision now, rather than wait for September… There will be no increase in cost for the foreseeable future and we aren’t planning to review the pricing again for at least the next year, if not much longer. You will be able to access both Old School and the main game for the price you are currently paying for membership.

Stability – We’re aware players are still being affected by sporadic server disconnects and connectivity issues, and are re-doubling our efforts to sort this out. We’re confident that in the coming weeks and months the various steps we’re taking will progressively improve connection stability.

Bots – We will continue our anti-bot work which has really been seeing results in the last month or so. Since expanding BotWatch’s reach into Old School over 90,000 additional bans have been made, an incredible number, which averages out around 1,800 bans a day. Let us be clear: this behaviour is not allowed in either main or Old School RuneScape!

Support – We will continue to support the game from a development and community perspective, continuing to evolve the service as directed by you the players. This includes the regular polls for feature updates, powered by ideas sourced from the community.

Mods Ash, MatK, Nexus, Reach and the rest of the team love working with the Old School community and are looking forward to many exciting times ahead.

Mod_Pips, Executive Producer

07-Jun-2013 13:54:07 - Last edited on 07-Jun-2013 14:03:41 by Mod Mat K

Np

Np

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Nice thanks for the great news!

@Mod Pips, would OSRS servers be available to free players in the future? I believe this is essential to the economy, and there are a lot of threads talking about this issue and its benefits, but the OSRS J-mods said that they are unable to comment as the decision to open up OSRS to free players lies in the hands of the executives.

While I understand that we need to remove bots first, opening up OSRS to free players could serve as the best form of advertisement!

07-Jun-2013 14:08:31 - Last edited on 07-Jun-2013 14:15:48 by Np

Musou

Musou

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This is the greatest news you could have ever delivered, thank you to everyone at Jagex!
Woot!

EDIT: Added a 'woot!' on the end because I felt it's necessary for such an occasion.

07-Jun-2013 14:11:53 - Last edited on 08-Jun-2013 00:07:31 by Musou

Mod Mat K

Mod Mat K

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Nice thanks for the great news!

@Mod Pips, would OSRS servers be available to free players in the future? I believe this is essential to the economy, and there are a lot of threads talking about this issue, but the OSRS J-mods said that they are unable to comment as the decision to open up OSRS to free players lies in the hands of the executives.

While I understand that we need to remove bots first, opening up OSRS to free players could serve as the best form of advertisement!


There are no plans at the moment, but never say never.

07-Jun-2013 14:15:41

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