Open The Gates to Darkmeyer in In Old School Runescape

Though borne by nostalgia, the Old School Runescape team refuse to dwell in the past as they deliver a new update that unlocks the doors to Darkmeyer for the first time. Sins of the Father is the latest chapter of the Myreque quest line and, upon completion, opens up the previously inaccessible Darkmeyer city. 

The bloodstained path of the Myreque storyline has been a mainstay of the Old School Runescape lore for quite some time. Within it, the freedom-fighting Myreque struggle to liberate the dark swamplands of Morytania from the grasp of the feared vampyre Lord Drakan.

Mike Donatelli, the game’s Product Director said of the update:

“The Myreque is a dramatic storyline and one which is close to many players’ hearts. It is one of the oldest and longest quest series in-game, and players have enjoyed unravelling the history of the vampyres and the elusive Lord Drakan. As always, we have collaborated closely with the Old School RuneScape community throughout the development of Darkmeyer, with an emphatic vote of ~90% of 55,000+ polled players backing the quest.”

Upon throwing open the Darkmeyer gates players will encounter a new multitude of shops, amenities, enemies and two new skilling methods: 

  • The Hallowed Sepulchre will train players’ agility skill, with a minigame that involves traversing the boobytrapped crypt that houses the long-dead citizens of the ancient city of Hallowvale
  • The Essence Mine will train the Runecrafting skill by harnessing the mysterious power of mineral deposits within the demonic city. 

Be sure to experience this exciting new world by diving into the world of Old School Runescape, and check out our game page for more details on the game.

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Old School Runescape Does Its Part

The practically immortal Fantasy MMO Old School RuneScape has shelled out a hefty sum of prize money and a charity donation following the end of their month-long DMM Tournament which wrapped up over the weekend. User ‘Tata Sleepy’ landed first place, surpassing thousands of fellow competitors from across the globe all vying to prove themselves as world-class players of the nostalgic MMO.

The tournament was developer Jagex’s contribution to the game industry’s #PlayApartTogether initiative, topping things off with a £25,000 donation to its three partnered mental health charities: CPSL Mind, The Prince’s Trust and Rise Above The Disorder. This stunning donation is part of Jagex’s commitment to to support the work of these charities throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Tata Sleepy’s victory also bagged them $1000, the Razer Ultimate Bundle, Intel i9 9900kCPU, Intel SSD, Intel Swag Bag and one year of Old School Runescape membership, not that they’ll need this impressive rig to play it.

Old School Runescape’s executive producer said, said: “We were really excited to watch the DMM tournament and have been thrilled by its reception from our players. Globally, we are all going through a very difficult time and so we’re humbled to see our community come together to support our mental health charities while playing Old School RuneScape. We’ve seen the best of the best compete in this tournament and are blown away by the skill on display.”

Game companies across the globe have come together to support the #PlayApartTogether initiative. Each has encouraged their vast networks of players and fans to adopt best practices for the sake of their own health and that of their families and communities. You can find out more about Jagex’s support of the initiative and its £100,000 donation to its mental health charities here. For all the info on Old School Runescape check out the game page.

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Older computer? Great MMO Games for Low-End PCs

It’s 2020. The shops are full of 4K and 8K ultra-high definition TVs, and Sony even sells a 16k model now. The latest smartphones have more cores than ever, and laptops without SSD hard drives are so last decade. New video games make use of the latest technologies to provide often almost photorealistic graphics on huge maps that load in seconds.

That’s all well and good if you can afford the new technology, but what if you can’t? Don’t fret – we’re here for you. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got your nan’s hand-me-down battered old tablet, a laptop thicker than an encyclopaedia, or if you use your family computer (the one with that fan that sounds like a hairdryer). We’ve curated this list of MMO games for low-end PCs that still stand half a chance of running on that potato you call a computer.

Some of these games might be a little older and they might not have the shiniest graphics, but they are all active, and many of them are still receiving updates, patches and new content.

We can’t guarantee that these will all run perfectly well on max settings at 60fps, but if you dial down the graphic settings and try a few out, then we are confident you will find a game that takes your fancy and works with your modest set-up.

Without further ado…

RuneScape (and Old School RuneScape)

Old School RuneScape

An obvious first entry to the list: RuneScape. RuneScape is the world’s most popular free to play MMO with over 250 million players registered. This absolutely massive MMORPG will be familiar to anyone growing up in the early 2000s. I have fond memories of setting my alarm at 6am just so I could get up and smelt ore before school, on what is now known as Old School RuneScape

Here is RuneScape in a nutshell for those of you who grew up later (or for those who spent the early 2000s living under a rock). It is a fantasy-based MMORPG set in the land of quests and treasure: Gieliner. There are 27 fun skills, and the more you learn the further you will get in the exciting adventure. The world is huge, with cities, towns, shops and dungeons.

For those of you interested in taking a nostalgia trip into the Old School RuneScape servers, it might not be exactly the same as you remembered it. Game developer Jagex have harnessed the power of community: any new content updates (and there have been plenty in the last ten years) are decided by community poll.

EverQuest

Another absolute behemoth of an MMORPG. With this being a list of older games, generally only the biggest and best tend to survive!  EverQuest is a free-to-play fantasy MMORPG released around the turn of the century. It is a vast and complex game, and totally enjoyable to play solo or as a group. The graphics are reminiscent of a PS2 or Xbox game – not necessarily something you could describe as elegant beauty, but it gets the job done all the same.

Players can live out their fantasy lives in the realm of Norrath, whether that might be exploring the massive world, battling monsters, finding loot in dungeons, and making friends (or foes) in battle. Just like the previous entry on the list, if you’re planning on diving into EverQuest to reminisce those times you used to play, you might notice a few differences – you can even own your own house now. The game is frequently updated, and at the date of writing has a grand total of 26 expansions.

Guild Wars 1 & 2

Guild Wars saw immediate critical acclaim on its release in 2005, and won countless ‘Best Game’ and ‘Best RPG’ awards. 

The game has an instanced approach to gameplay. For those not familiar, instancing in MMO games refers to different zones that are loaded separately as a new copy of the original. It is often used to generate dungeons or non-shared spaces within MMOs. There are arguments in favour of using instancing to improve gameplay, but some also argue that there can be a negative impact by making the game feel unrealistic or not genuine. Regardless, there is one thing that instancing does well: helping the game to have lower computer specification requirements.

The graphics in Guild Wars can be described as basic, but still manage to capture a certain beauty. And Guild Wars 2? Slightly less basic and slightly more beautiful! The second version of the game is also much more active, with most players having moved across. 

The original Guild Wars is now in “Maintenance Mode”, meaning there won’t be any more updates. Given the reduced player numbers, you may find it few and far between even bumping into anyone! Having said that, there are still friendly guilds, and perhaps your technical hardware will limit your options to the more graphically basic Guild Wars 1.

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Having graced our presence in 2011, Star Wars: The Old Republic is still very much going strong. This free-to-play sci-fi MMORPG is set in the Star Wars universe, in space. The MMO does feature PVP action, but the game is primarily focused on the (Han) solo experience (puns aside, the game does not actually feature Han Solo). 

There are hundreds of hours of fantastic free-to-play story content, so you won’t run out of things to do any time soon. The game is a great experience for new and experienced gamers alike, although any super active players should note that after the hundreds of hours of existing content, updates are now few and far between.

At the time of release, the game was estimated to be one of the most expensive MMOs ever made. That large development spend certainly did something right though – within three days of game launch SW:TOR had over a million subscribers.

You can choose to play as one of eight different classes, each class with its own three act storyline. In addition to class, a player chooses allegiance to either the Galactic Republic or the Sith Empire. Regardless of whether you choose the typically good Republic or the evil Empire, you can still select your own morality anywhere on the light/dark spectrum.

Each player gets their very own starship, and each class gets five companions during the storyline to assist with tasks like resource gathering or crafting. The game now has seven expansions, with the latest being released after a three year gap in 2019. 

Whether you’re a Star Wars fan, or you just like the idea of piloting your very own starship through space, we highly recommend giving it a try. And if need any more of an incentive, the games have released some of the best game trailers ever made.

 

Mabinogi

A Korean… and Welsh game? Sure – why not? To be more precise, this is a Korean MMORPG developed by devCAT studio, with game locations loosely based on Welsh mythology. In fact, the name Mabinogi comes from the Mabinogion – a real-world Welsh anthology of legend written around 700 years ago.

This MMO game features a unique graphical style, using edge detection outlining and hand-painted textures to create something of real – but slightly bizarre – beauty. Released initially just in Korea in 2004, the popularity of the game led to its gradual roll-out across the world. This game also makes use of instancing to create different zones of play, reducing hardware requirements, and making Mabinogi a perfect contender for this list.

Playable races include human, elf and giant, and each will start the game in different places on Mabinogi’s three different continents. The game is very much skill-based (fishing, magic, tailoring, first aid, music, cooking etc), and this lends itself to the combat system as well.

The game isn’t all about combat though. Players can create and customise their own homesteads, giving them a space to relax or farm and fish. There is a big social aspect to the game, whether that be inviting your friends to hang out at your homestead, composing and sharing music, or just kicking back and chatting around the campfire.

The game is still plenty active, with a feeling among players that nothing similar has come along since. If you fancy a vibrant, colourful and open-ended game with a friendly active community, give Mabinogi a try.

 

And so…

These should all run and play on low-end computers. We don’t promise that they will run perfectly at all times with a cluster of 200 people having a magic spell battle at 60fps, but then that depends on where exactly your PC is on a scale of potato to toaster. Each game featured has slightly different hardware requirements, so if you find that one doesn’t work then just try another. Who even needs a graphics card anyway?

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10 Best MMORPGs in 2020

You may have heard that the MMORPG genre is dying, and you know what, that may be true, but it isn’t dead yet! There are still a ton of amazing MMOs that you can play. That’s not even mentioning the ones that are coming out in the near future. What should you be playing if you want to play the best? Here’s our list of the 10 best MMORPGs in 2020.

 

10. Guild Wars 2

Despite recent displeasure from longtime fans of the game Guild Wars 2 is still one of the best AAA MMORPGs available on the market. ArenaNet is developing another game and many feel that is reflected by the smaller content patches. But, the game that already exists is fantastic. It has had two expansions which are still popular to this day. Just don’t rush through all the content expecting to get more frequently or you may end up disappointed.

 

9. ArcheAge

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Last year ArcheAge got a huge boost to life with the release of ArcheAge Unchained. The new business model brought in new players and older ones who had previously left citing irritation with the monetization of the game. While reviews of the game on Steam are mixed closer inspection shows that the vast majority of complaints are about difficulties accessing the game and not problems with the game itself. The game is being praised as being enjoyable and fun to play. Quite a feat for a game that is going on 6 years old.

 

8. Phantasy Star Online 2

It may not be expected to launch until Q2 this year but we can already say without a doubt that Phantasy Star Online 2 is going to be one of the best MMORPGs you will play this year. The game has been running consistently in Japan since 2012. In that time it has expanded to be available on PC, PS Vita, PS4, and in 2018 Nintendo Switch. Here in the West, the release will be limited to North America and only be for PC and Xbox One but we’re sure that this much sought after MMORPG will be the talk of the gaming community once it releases.

 

7. Bless Unleashed

We don’t yet know when Bless Unleashed will be leaving beta, but the fact that it has been doing open beta testing suggests that it’s quite close. Bless Unleashed is the game that Bless Online should have been, something that I’ve seen repeated over and over by people who have played in the beta. It is a vast improvement to the game with completely new combat and a number of other big changes. Most notably, it isn’t even made by the same studio. Bless Unleashed is an amazing game, but, it has to get past the stigma and misunderstanding of what the game is. This isn’t just a repackaging of the same game but now it’s free or anything like.

 

6. City of Heroes

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It has almost been a year since City of Heroes made a comeback with a bunch of fan-run servers and we are expecting to start seeing new content from the largest of these servers sometime this year. But, that isn’t the reason City of Heroes makes our list. Despite the game being 15 years old and not having any new content for a number of years thanks to it having been offline, it is still one of the most playable MMORPGs on the market right now. This is thanks to the massive amount of content that already existed for the game and just how alt friendly it is. It is also a fantastic game for roleplayers, something of a rarity these days.

 

5. Runescape

This year Runescape is 19 years old but it is still going strong. In fact, 2019 was the best year the Runescape games have ever had! Jagex is also planning something big for the big 20th anniversary next January. So, if you want to try out the game that introduced a large chunk of the internet to MMOs, now might just be the best time to give Runescape a try. Throughout this year Jagex is also going to be hiring 100 new employees, which means that the new content is going to keep rolling in for a long time.

 

4. EVE Online

EVE Online is another one of those games that just keeps getting better with age. This year they’ll be celebrating their 17th birthday! Sure, if you ask the player base there might be some concerns about the game growing stale and yes, the population of the game has been declining. But behind all the current drama there is an incredibly solid game and there is nothing else on the market quite like it.

 

3. World of Warcraft

“Don’t ask what happened to the first one — Mechagon Technology is still Gnome technology!”

When it came to picking the top 3 MMORPGs in 2020 it wasn’t easy. The three games are all on pretty equal ground and it really just depends on personal taste which one you like more. For the sake of this list, however, we let the general hype levels of the game decide. World of Warcraft is still going strong and, while the hype may not be quite as strong anymore for WoW Classic, there are still oh so many who swear by it. 2019 may not have been an amazing year for WoW but it is on such a high pedestal that it can afford to have a bad year and still be one of the best.

 

2. ESO

If you think back to the launch of Elder Scrolls Online it might come as a complete surprise that ESO has come so far. Despite the rough launch, the game has jumped from strength to strength. It’s a solid game through and through that somehow gets forgotten fairly regularly. Right now is a great time to jump in as they’re starting a year-long story that will stretch over several DLCs released throughout 2020.

 

1. FFXIV

2019 was an amazing year for Final Fantasy XIV. Even if only one thing had happened in the game the entire year, the release of Shadowbringers, it still would be number one. Why? Shadowbringers has often been praised as the best MMO expansion of all time. The fact that six months on from the release of the expansion players are still singing its praises is also something of a wonder these days. There is no doubt that as of the time of writing it, in January 2020 Final Fantasy XIV is the best MMORPG, period.

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Runescape Had its Best Year Ever

2019 was a record breaking year for Jagex as Runescape had its best year ever with memberships at an all-time high. But that wasn’t the only milestone they reached last year. Old School Runescape achieved its highest ever daily active player count. On mobile, it had more than 8 million installations. They also streamed a record breaking 11.3 million minutes of content from RuneFest.  A quote from Jagex CEO Phil Mansell about the record breaking year can be read below.

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“Putting Jagex on track for its most successful year to date, 2019 was a record-breaking year for Jagex and our RuneScape communities. We hit exciting milestones, welcomed more members and players to the games than at any point in their 19-year history, achieved significant success on mobile and saw notable industry talent joining our established teams to steer the future for our living games. We’re delighted and deeply appreciate the dedication of our staff and fans.

This level of success only comes with the passion of huge player communities, who engage with our games because of the amazing craft and care from our talented teams. It is thanks to these efforts that we’ve been able to greatly increase our investment in our existing games, new product development and the broader business with more than 100 new hires coming onboard in the last 12 months. This includes senior leaders joining from EA, Blizzard, Activision, Ubisoft, Riot and more, adding more than 250 years of cumulative games industry experience to the Jagex team.”

 

Runescape is also getting ready for its 20th anniversary which isn’t until January 4th 2021 but from the sound of it they are going big. Jagex will have a series of initiatives that celebrate the community. More information on those will be coming at a later date.

 

Source: Press Release

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Games Like World of Warcraft in 2019

For more than a decade now World of Warcraft has dominated the MMORPG genre and helped shape the development of the entire genre. But nothing gold can stay. The bad news is that there are very few AAA MMORPGs being developed anymore. The good news is that there are still quite a few amazing ones out there you can play right now. Below is a list of games like World of Warcraft that you can download and jump into right now. It isn’t in any particular order, we wanted to mix in a variety of options to try to cover what everyone might be looking for. We did a similar list back in 2015 but felt it was time to give the topic another look.

 

Final Fantasy XIV

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Final Fantasy XIV (FFXIV) may very well be the best MMORPG that is currently available on the market. It has had three amazing expansions, the most recent being Shadowbringers in July 2019. Shadowbringers was praised by many fans of the game to be the best MMORPG expansion there has ever been. On Metacritic the expansion has a critic score of 91 (out of 100) and a user score of 8.9 (Out of 10). This puts it in the number one spot for best PC game of 2019 on Metacritic.

Something that makes FFXIV stand out from other MMORPGs is that you are able to level all classes and jobs on one character. So, if you’re the type of person who enjoys trying out everything you won’t have to roll up a new character to do it. On the other hand, if you like having a lot of alts FFXIV may not be for you. This is a dungeon-based game and getting through the storyline will require you to complete dungeons.

 

Tera

Tera is a fantasy MMORPG that came out in North America and Europe in 2012, then released on consoles worldwide in April 2018. It uses action combat and a non-target battle system. This basically means that you have to make sure you’ve got your enemy in front of you in the cross-hair cursor in order to execute an attack. For anyone who is used to the old fashioned tab targeting that is usually found in MMOs this can be a difficult hurdle to overcome. Those that do get past it enjoy Tera for its many unique and interesting classes and the constant updates that are coming to the game despite its age. It’s clear that Tera still has many more years of life left in it so don’t let its age scare you away.

 

Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2 is without a doubt the most beautiful MMORPG there has ever been. It is absolutely gorgeous and the developers at ArenaNet know it. Fashion is a big part of the Guild Wars 2 experience, so much so that the game has the nickname Fashion Wars. It is broadly considered a more casual friendly MMO than most but that doesn’t mean there aren’t challenges to be found. It’s a great game if you prefer to play your MMOs solo. The story is designed with a solo player in mind but there are still tons of opportunities for groups to play together too.

So far, Guild Wars 2 has had 2 expansions but it also gets content updates every 3 months. These include a brand new zone, another part in the ongoing story, and lots of beautiful weapon skins It also has a lively PvP scene with two different types of PvP to pick from.

 

Runescape

For many MMO players today Runescape was their first love. The game has been around since 2001, making it even older than World of Warcraft. But, just because it’s nearly 20 years old doesn’t mean it is slowing down or that it looks 20 year old. It has had a number of updates over the years as technology has advanced.

Runescape isn’t for everyone though. The game puts a big emphasis on grinding which can be really unattractive to a lot of people. A lot of people also say that the community isn’t very newbie friendly. Which can be quite difficult to overcome if you’re looking for a communal experience from your MMORPG.

 

Blade & Soul

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Blade & Soul is sometimes called the World of Warcraft of Asia and despite its massive popularity in the East it rarely grabs headlines in the West. Which is unfortunate because it is a very good game that is a blast to play. It has been so popular in Asia that it had a 13 episode anime series adaptation. There is also an incredibly popular mobile version of the game. It stands out on this list for being more martial arts focused with classes like Kung Fu Master, Zen Archer, and Blade Master. If you’re looking for a completely unfamiliar MMORPG experience then give Blade & Soul a try.

 

Elder Scrolls Online

Despite its rough launch Elder Scrolls Online has gone on to become one of the most successful and most popular MMORPGs on the market right now. It is without a doubt one of the top 3 MMORPGs you can play right now. It is full of content that is accessible to both groups and solo players alike. It is still getting regular content updates with new expansions and DLC. For those familiar with Tamriel and the Elder Scrolls universe, the game takes place a millennium before Skyrim, 800 years before the events of Morrowind and Oblivion. If you’re looking for an MMORPG that is guaranteed to still have a long life ahead of itself then ESO may be the game for you. In a recent panel at PAX Australia ESO’s Creative Director said that Zenimax is planning to continue to support the game for a long time and that they have development plans through 2020 and beyond.

 

Rift

When it launched Rift was aiming to be a WoW killer and they weren’t shy about it with their advertising either. It is perhaps the most World of Warcraft like MMORPG that’s on the market without being a Chinese clone. Unfortunately it has had its share of struggles through the years and it has been relatively quiet since Gamigo bought it and developer Trion Worlds in October 2018. However, the core game and its expansions do still exist and it is all extremely playable. The playerbase may not be what it once was, but for a game that is 8 years old and has moved on to an entirely new developer it is still going strong.

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Runescape Double XP Weekend Announced

Do you remember when double XP weekends were happening all the time? These days they are few and far between so it is well worth mentioning when one is coming up…and well… a Runescape Double XP weekend is on its way.

The event will run from July 26th to July 29th, for a full 72 hours. During that time Runescape members will be able to enjoy a 100% boost to experience earned while free players will have a 20% boost. There are a few exclusions to what you can earn double XP from, actually it’s a pretty lengthy list. Here’s the full list from the website:

 

The Double XP Weekend boost is not applied to the XP earned through the following items or activities:

Assist system
XP lamps
Tomes of experience
Ectofuntus
Cremation
Dragon rider amulet
Auto-sanctifiers
Goldsmithing gloves
Brawling gloves
Player-owned house altars
Wilderness Chaos altar
Dungeoneering wildcards
Sacred clay
Urns
Ancient effigies

 

It also does not apply to XP rewards given on hand-in for the following activities:

Quests
Daily Challenges
Jade Vine
Strange and golden rocks
Other Distractions & Diversions
Harvesting animal produce from Player-Owned Farms

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It does not apply to XP awarded on hand-in of points or tokens. Examples:

Slayer point rewards
Brimhaven Agility Arena tickets
Dungeoneering tokens

 

The Invention skill benefits differently to others:

Item XP is gained at +50%
Making items on a workbench (charge packs, siphons etc) gives +50% improved XP
Disassembling random items (logs, potions etc) will give +50% improved XP
Disassembling/siphoning equipment does not give improved XP
Ironman accounts do not receive an XP boost on Double XP Weekend.

Finally, while stored Bonus XP itself is not boosted, it is still awarded alongside the boost from Double XP Weekend. So a member training a skill with stored Bonus XP on Double XP Weekend will receive +200% base XP.

 

From the sounds of it there are also going to be a number of events and competitions taking place. The details for those are going to be located on the various Runescape social media accounts, the Runescape Discord, and the Runescape Subreddit.

 

Source: Official Site

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RuneScape Winter Weekends to Boost Various Skill Lines

Whether you’re the sort to improve your Slayer skill or would rather just head out into the world and reel in all the fish, the upcoming RuneScape Winter Weekends will help you ramp up your skill line earnings with boosts to various playstyles over the next month or so.

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Every weekend (that’s Friday to Monday) from November 30th to January 7th, players of RuneScape can enjoy various boosts to specific skills, whether that’s 25% more XP for Slayers or higher yields for Farmers. Here are the complete dates and details:

  • November 30 – December 3: Elite Dungeons & Dungeoneering
  • December 7 – December 10: Deep Sea Fishing & Fishing
  • December 14 – December 17: Combat & Slayer
  • December 21 – December 24: Gathering & Support Skills
  • December 28 – December 31: Minigames
  • January 4 – January 7: Player-Owned Farms & Farming

In addition to these weekend buffs, the Violet is Blue seasonal quest is also arriving on December 17th. This quest will introduce players to a young girl who was raised by yetis and task them with helping her achieve her dream of visiting the annual yeti festival.

Full information on what each weekend’s skill boost will be can be found on the RuneScape website.

Our Thoughts

The Violet is Blue quest sounds pretty dang adorable, and we’re sure there are more than a few players of RuneScape who will appreciate seeing boosts to their favorite skill lines. We hope every player of this particular MMO has a good time over the winter months.

Source: press release

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RuneFest Unveils World Event, RuneScape Mobile Beta and OSRS Polls

This past weekend saw a bunch of reveals for both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape at RuneFest 2018, including the Members Beta for RuneScape Mobile and new content details for both OSRS and RuneScape.

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Starting today, subscribers to RuneScape can download and play the special members-only beta of the mobile edition. As with the mobile version of OSRS, this will feature full cross-platform and cross-account integration with the PC version of the full MMORPG. It’s currently available for Android only, but will release for both Android and iOS devices. Speaking of releases, OSRS Mobile is due to fully launch on October 30th.

As for the games proper, it wouldn’t be much of a RuneScape convention without a round of announcements for those. RuneScape players can now take on the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in the ‘Til Death Do Us Part event, which starts today and runs all through October. There are also updates due this Winter like a rework of mining and smithing, the new Needle Skips time-looping adventure, and the last part of the Elite Dungeons trilogy.

For Old School RuneScape players, polls will run that offer up the elven city of Priffdinas and the introduction of the continent of Zeah. If these polls are successful, both pieces of content should arrive to the MMO by next year.

A more in-depth rundown of all of RuneFest 2018’s reveals can be found right here.

Our Thoughts

As ever, RuneFest looked to be pretty jam-packed with new shiny things for all things RuneScape. We’re looking forward to further information for both the content updates and RuneScape Mobile’s progressing development.

Source: press release

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RuneScape and Old School RuneScape Release their Soundtracks

Wow, Jagex, you’re perhaps a little late to the soundtrack release party, huh? Still, news that two RuneScape soundtrack releases are coming will very likely delight fans of the current RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, so better late than never as they say.

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The releases in question come in two flavors. Runescape: The Orchestral Collection will include rearranged tunes from the MMORPGs by BAFTA award-winning composer James Hannigan, with compositions recorded by the London Philharmonic and Slovak National Symphony Orchestra. RuneScape: Original Soundtrack Classics will take a more nostalgic turn meanwhile, with a selection of original songs from OSRS and the early days of RuneScape.

Both soundtracks will be available in digital and physical releases, with CD and double-deluxe vinyl available for pre-order and the digital versions up for grabs now. The digital and CD versions will include 19 bonus tracks, while those who pre-order the vinyl editions will also get free digital copies of the albums as well.

Jagex plans to further release additional albums featuring the series soundtrack. Considering the title holds a Guinness World Record for most original pieces of music in a video game, they’ve got a lot of material available.

The announcement also came along with a video that offers a look at how the game’s music is put together, which you can watch below.

Our Thoughts

These tunes very likely carry lots of nostalgia for a lot of MMORPG fans, so it’s pretty surprising these songs weren’t released in an album sooner. Like we said in the opening, however, it’s definitely better late than never and we hope fans of the RuneScape series enjoy these new releases.

Source: press release

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