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  • November 12, 2018 12:41 AM EST
    Runescape's runescape mobile gold  tone is joyously light, and with fewer degree cap hurdles to jump over you're free to embrace and explore it without submitting to the grind. Which is great, since Runescape's quests have never actually required you to use skills aside from battle, and have usually incorporated puzzles or interactive components which have more in common with old school point-and-click experience games than dream questing.
     
    Places that used to be empty are brimming with NPCs, quests and stories. Each inch of the world has been filled in, or sometimes expanded, so as to incorporate all of the characters, enemies and attributes that Jagex have been busy stuffing into the game for the last decade. The simple fact that Runescape is an online game is currently a bonus as opposed to its primary draw. Jagex may take their match completely offline and it would still be worth playingwith.
     
    But that is the biggest difference between Runescape and its still running Old School Runescape counterpart. Both share roughly the exact same amount of concurrent players, but the way that players interact in every is very different.
     
    Old School Runescape may just have about 25,000 players at any given instant - barely a scratch on the numbers it used to reach in 2006 - but its players have known the game for years. They've decade-old friendships , they know the best way to hang out, the way to interact and almost every talking point the game and its particular history has ever produced. Conversely, many of the inhabitants of Runescape, myself included, are returning players or total newcomers. They ramble past each other without laughing, do not all throw at the same areas for no motive or attend pretend parties in empty attics... they just get on with enjoying the game.
     
    You will find online experiences to be had there, but the ones I played were more structured and curated than anything else in Old School Runescape. My thoughts of Runescape in 2006 entirely revolve around interacting with other individuals. I had been duped or lured into PvP zones and murdered almost daily since I had been promised some gift from a top level player, but as often as gamers exploited my ignorance there were countless times they provided to help RuneScape2018  me, taking me under their wing in analyzing boss fights or giving me free equipment.
     

    They created the enormous, sprawling Stronghold of Security and filled it with unique rewards simply to educate players about internet security, they eliminated free trade to stop new players getting duped into unfair prices, and made it so players can only lose a little bit of loot upon dying in the Wilderness.