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Revisiting Your Childhood: Jagex Making Runescape 3

Many a gamer began their MMO careers in their pre-teens (maybe younger, maybe older) playing the browser-based MMO Runescape. Most have, since then, grown out of the game, or simply got tired of grinding to just about level anything. However, even after all these years, Runescape continues to be popular.

Jagex is now working on Runescape 3. Much like Runescape 2, which really was more of a complete re-do than a sequel, Runescape 3 will be yet another revamp of the game… meaning players will still be able to log on using their old log-in details. The game's graphics will be massively improved upon, and the game will hopefully run better, as they game will be re-scripted in HTML5 and utilize WebGL. For those who are a few years behind on tech, the old Java client will remain available.

Other improvements include better draw distance, a fully customizable UI, an upgraded camera, and a new, fully-orchestrated soundtrack.

Runescape 3 will be touching down sometime this summer. If you've been curious about revisiting the Runescape of your childhood, now might be a good time. 

Here's the announcement video containing all the info you need to know about the new and improved Runescape:

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  • -Jackson
    Kinda surprised I saw an article about RS on Toms..
    This game is a dying franchise.
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  • buckcm
    And the botting continues.
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  • joytech22
    -JacksonKinda surprised I saw an article about RS on Toms..This game is a dying franchise.
    You'd be surprised. It's remained very constant in regards to the amount of players still active.

    buckcmAnd the botting continues.Botting has been virtually eradicated - Jagex unlike many other MMO creators actually made it a priority. They constantly improve their system too.

    Back on-topic, can't wait. They've kept the game going for 10+ years with constant content updates.
    Perhaps I'll become active again when RS 3 comes around.
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  • edogawa
    I used to play this when I was younger, it was one of my favorite memories, but the game has changed now; not for the better either.
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  • JJ1217
    Ah yes I remember this game after a long time. I remember as a kid sneaking around the house at night time so I could play it, as my Dad only allowed me to play 2 hours a week hahaha.
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  • NaThRo
    Gosh, I didn't think I was that old... my "MMO career" started with UO in '97...
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  • alidan
    god... played the game when it came out.
    made a powerfull character
    got full ruin armor
    got it all stolen and every item i amassed was dropped
    never felt like playing the game again.

    tried comeing back a few years after that
    new character... but just could never get into the game that was more of a grind then everquests AA system.
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  • shikamaru31789
    I've played Runescape off and on since 2004 when a friend in high school told me about it. It was alot of fun. My first MMO. I haven't played since August. Looks like I might be playing again this summer, get a few more 99's.
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  • buckcm
    joytech22You'd be surprised. It's remained very constant in regards to the amount of players still active.Botting has been virtually eradicated - Jagex unlike many other MMO creators actually made it a priority. They constantly improve their system too.Back on-topic, can't wait. They've kept the game going for 10+ years with constant content updates.Perhaps I'll become active again when RS 3 comes around.
    I'm off topic? Runescape is a grindfest, and there will be botting in the next game like there has been in Runescape for years. Botting makes Jagex money, and I really wonder what their intentions are with bots. They can't try too hard because bots make them a lot of money. Botting is still going strong, and plenty of people go unbanned.
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  • -Jackson
    edogawaI used to play this when I was younger, it was one of my favorite memories, but the game has changed now; not for the better either.For me, the game went downhill after Jagex sold out to the US. I was pretty much done after that.
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