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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Why you should be looking forward to the Re-mastered version of The Shadow of the Colossus

Shadow of Collosus preview

Following the hugely successful remaster of Crash Bandicoot in 2017, Sony are set to release another huge return in the form of the Shadow of the Colossus having wowed so many people with its stunning graphics and unique game play 12 years ago. If you had ever played The Shadow of the Colossus created by Team Ico for the Playstation 2 or 3, you know how insanely great this game actually is, it even having a starring role in the film Reign Over Me. Many calling it the best game they have played. However, if you have not came into contact with this game, it is a must play experience, if you enjoyed The Last Guardian, this is a game for you.

The action-adventure games follows the protagonist Wander, and his trusty assistant, his horse Argo, as they must defeat 16 Colossi in aim to resurrect a girl named Mono of the fantasy land called the Forbidden Land. All 16 Colossi, are spread all over this marvelously created, aesthetically pleasing world and all possess various weaknesses the player must discover with your swords reflecting light which reveals a sigil. This game is solely based on boss battles essentially, so this is why each battle has being created with phenomenal detail and the Colossi are as big as you think they would be next to a person. A criticism towards The Shadow of the Colossus, would be its frame rate when battling a Colossi as it can blur and become slow. But this is what the PS4 will fix, with it being a far superior machine compared to the PS2, therefore the game will run so smoothly.

The Shadow of the Colossus is a masterpiece of gaming. the graphics when it was on the Playstation 2 being outstanding, they can only improve being brought on to a enhanced console. The only way this game could be better is, is if more Colossi were introduced!

Star wars Battlefront 2 Do loot boxes ruin the game?

2A5DB16D-A5C1-4775-8CF0-E4F5D1ADA35ETheir is two ways to advance in Star Wars Battlefront 2, through hard work and persistence or by buying loot crates and hope you get lucky. This system is flawed in so many ways, allowing people to buy their way to victory essentially. Complaints about gambling have also been made towards this game, as even you do buy loot crates, you are not guaranteed to get better weapons.

The game is still a great game overall, however, as the gameplay is better than the first, especially Starfighters and they have produced a campaign in which the first one lacked. Overall, the loot boxes do dampen the game but not enough to ruin it, it annoying at time, during when you’re online and someone with much better weapons and upgrades keeps killing you. This will either inspire you do the same and buy your way to top, but not many people like spending real life money games or just through hard work and hoping your lucky with a loot crate. The second way being the more preferred way for most people, if you are willing to put the time in effort in, instead of buying loot boxes.

Various other games use the loot box system, notably the new Call of Duty World War 2, COD using it in a more effective way, primarily loot boxes sharing temporary boosts and cosmetic items. I think Star Wars Battlefront 2 would’ve benefited from this system as well rather than loot boxes being a way to advance in the game. Seemingly, for Star Wars Battlefront 2, loot boxes in the game is just to generate more money than to enhance the experience for the player.