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A Look Back At a Great MMO

When I was a Senior in high school, something was seriously hogging all of the bandwidth in the computer labs. After some investigation, the teachers found out that it was a game that all the students were playing. RuneScape had invaded the school. It got so bad that the teachers in the computer lab actually put a sign on each computer saying that games were off limits to the students, especially RuneScape.

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A truly classic MMO experience. Photo courtesy of twitch.com

The original RuneScape was released in January of 2001. In the wake of Ever Quest, this game became very popular. In the early 2K period, Runescape became known as “every man’s MMO.” It was free to play and easy to navigate. This top-down, click-to-move MMORPG became the free alternative to such games as World of Warcraft and Final Fantasy 11. The independent development company behind the title, Jagex, has kept RuneScape going for many years, and now it is about to take it one step further.

RuneScape, Born Again!

On September 5th, Jagex announced that a port of its 2013 re-release of the MMORPG, known as Old School RuneScape, will be coming to iOS and Andriod devices on Tuesday, October 30th of this year. This game will offer a full cross-platform experience. Those playing on a PC can actually enjoy the game with those on a mobile device. Jagex has assured us that the classic Runescape experience will be retained through the transition.

Old School RuneScape is now available for pre-order and pre-registration in the app store for both iOS and Android devices. Over the course of the game’s history, nearly 250 million players have experienced Runescape. It is good to know that this timeless classic will now be available to a new generation of gamers. Are you looking forward to Old School RuneScape Mobile?

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It may look basic, but the battles were intense. Courtesy of http://metallife.com.