For those not in the in the know, RuneScape is a major deal. A darned big deal. At least to those in the MMORPG world. Now entering its 21st year It's among the OSRS gold largest MMORPGs available and probably the best free one. The game's theme is high fantasy, with an equally strong medieval feel that runs through it . A combination that works superbly well; just inquire with J.K. Rowling.
RuneScape is important on a personal level because of three tiny points: being the first MMORPG I played; it was the first game I could be described as obsessed with; and also the first game which could be described as 'online' but is far from the most enjoyable. It's still three gaming milestones to not be overlooked.
Following a brief and bare-bones tutorial on the aptly named Tutorial Island after which I found myself dumped in the uneventful but rather pleasant riverside town of Lumbridge. The town is where every new player learns the basics of mechanics of the game, such as how to make fire or place money into the bank. It's important that you know that, in RuneScape all players start in a fair playing field (weirdly starting at level 3).
There's no standard classes or prescribed builds, only skills, ideally towards getting every one up to its highest level of 99. But, as that's not practical or desirable for most people so it's better to narrow your focus to a couple of. The overall character level or the combat level has an upper limit to 126 (or the number 123 for RuneScape Classic). I think I got to 82 before deciding to call it for the day. Perhaps school began again.
There are also five different types of attacks which you should master: stab slash, crush, magic, and ranged. At first, my measly prey comprised of goblins and chickens. However, there's plenty of larger and more dangerous food sources out there. Predators, too. Absolutely, RuneScape has a steep learning curve when you first start. Once I'd got the foundational skills covered, it's all gone and I quickly found it hard to walk away from my computer.
Yes, 232 total that are spread out over a large world map varied enough to satisfy the curiosity of my twelve-year-old self. Each one a unique little short story that has a wacky plot and witty dialogue. My personal favorites include resolving the mystery of a lost chicken in Draynor Manor and sneaking into the seemingly impenetrable Black Knights' Fortress on behalf of the adversaries, the White Knights of Falador.
The only thing that is better than getting rid of the dragon Crandor - by far the most memorable and memorable feat a free player can achieve. There are RS gold more quests that can be unlocked after becoming a member of RuneScape, which I duly did. This also allows access to vast portions of the world map with an array of other things which marked me distinct from the novice I'd been.