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RuneScape Classic, also known as RSC, is the first version of RuneScape and was superseded by RuneScape 2 (the first version of today's main game) which continues to be the primary focus for RuneScape at Jagex.
Though support and related services, such as content updates have been officially stopped, Jagex has patched small issues found within RSC, including fixing a chat issue between RSC and the main game, along with a few other community oriented fixes.
RuneScape Classic was initially developed by Andrew Gower, one of the founders of Jagex as a re-write to the partially developed Devious MUD, and was released on 4th january of 2001. Following the support of Paul Gower and Constant Tedder they founded Jagex to oversee the running of the game. As part of this process additional staff were hired and the members expansion was released on 27th February 2002 following it's announcement on 4th October 2001.
During the following 3 years Jagex continued to develop RuneScape Classic and released content updates. On 29th March 2004 they released RuneScape 2 and allowed players to transfer across their game profile to the new game. Free access to RSC was discontinued on 4th August 2005.
Only two types of Members' accounts can play RuneScape Classic:
At this time, there are no plans to re-open RSC in the future though the game remains open to support the loyal players and to those new to the community alike. Though RSC is open only to qualifying accounts with active Membership, continuous subscription is not required to prevent loss to access rights. In the event of a lapse in subscription you will be unable to log in to RSC until you resubscribe.
Of the three available game servers, Classic 1 is available only to Veteran members who logged in during the 6 month period before the initial closure of RSC. The Classic 2 and Classic 3 servers are available to all qualifying members.
Within the RuneScape Forums exist three forums dedicated to RuneScape Classic and its community.
These forums are open to all Members and qualifying free-players with access to the RuneScape Forums and are located at the bottom of the main forum index.
Click here to play RuneScape Classic.
|Getting Started||Controls||Area Guides|
|Find out how to get started on the road to RuneScape Classic mastery.||Learn how to move around the world of RuneScape Classic.||Travel the world from the comfort of the area guides.|
|Learn about the ancient art of combat in RuneScape Classic.||See what skills you can perform in RuneScape Classic.||View details on all fifty quests in RuneScape Classic.|
|Learn about different shop owners, quest characters, and more.||Knowing is half the battle. Learn about the monsters of RuneScape Classic.||View a complete list of items in RuneScape Classic.|
|Miscellaneous Guides||Rules of RuneScape|
|View our game guides and learn new methods and strategies.||Information about Jagex's rules common to all versions of RuneScape.|
|Current Version||RuneScape HD|
|Alternate Versions||RuneScape Classic • Old School RuneScape|
|Old Versions||Devious MUD • RuneScape 2|
|Future Versions||RuneScape 3|