Runeacape Classic is shutting down after 17 Years

My Memories of First Playing Runescape

17 years after releasing Runescape Classic, Jagex will shut down the original version on August 6th, 2018 due to Jagex focusing on their main platforms, Runescape and Old School Runescape. This comes because of the increasing number of bots on the servers and their inability to apply Internet safety and micro detection tools to it. This will give them more time to further improve Runescape and Old School Runescape, and let the original Runescape model lay to rest. He is some of my memories of my early days on Runescape.

Tutorial Island

Where it used to all begin. After designing your character, you would be placed to tutorial Island where you would learn to cook, fish, woodcut and all the combat skills by testing your powers on rats and chickens. If you were committed enough you get all your levels to three before going off to the big leagues, where you be called a noob because you were only level 3.

Running to get everywhere

Unlike the Runescape of today, there was no lodestone network so it took real effort to get around unless you had high magic to teleport places. One Small Favour was the longest quest ever as you couldn’t just teleport to the places you needed to go, you’d have to walk/run across the map.

The Quest Dragon Slater

Completing this quest made you feel like a legit hero, you’d worked hard to get to get to this point, as you had to have decent skills to kill a level 68 dragon. The hardest quest for free to play players, this was the pinnacle of free to play, as you would be able to wield rune after completion, still the highest armour for free to play.

The Wildernesses (Wildy)

This is not remembered fondly, having been PKed in here many times through promises of 1 Mill and better armour. You’d be lured in deep in the wilderness where a group of PKers would be waiting to bind you then bombard you with attacks. You’d also do this to your friends as well if you were cruel. It used to be the most dangerous place in the game but has been watered down now.

Selling your items in a bank

You could be standing for hours on end in a bank trying to flog and buy stuff. Using colours and flashes to make your writing stand out above the rest. Varrock Bank world one for free to play personally while world 2 for members was the place to be to get the items you needed. There was no grand exchange which makes it so much easier today. You’d also think you were rich when you made 1k after selling 10,000 feathers from killing chickens. I also mistakingly thought I had more money then I did, with the currency used.

Playing as a girl to get free stuff

Everyone has done it in one game or another just to fool someone into them giving them free stuff. Going to the makeover mage to transform yourself into a woman, trying to make her as attractive as possible so that a male player would take you under his wing and give you free stuff. It’s one of the weirdest things of the gaming world.

Killing Goblins and Cows with your Wooden Sheild and Bronze Dagger

If you didn’t have any friends who already played, the first item you would require would be a bronze dagger, the worst weapon ever made, along with the worst shield, the wooden shield. You’d go north from Lumbridge and start killing Goblins, it taking ages to kill them and struggling against them even though they’ve only got ten hitpoints. When you could finally kill them in one shot with a Rune Scimmy, you knew you had made it.

Let me know what memories of Runescape you have

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