Official GB Runescape Community Thread.

#1 Edited by Hizang (8534 posts) -

I've been talking with some people that are interested into jumping back into Runescape, I also know a few who are already on Runescape. So if you don't have the money to play Star Wars Galaxies or World of Warcraft or want to play something different, why not play Runescape.

All you need do is post your Runescape name and whether you are playing it for free or paying for it. For those worried the free to play version provides enough things to do to last dozens of hours, but if your willing to pay a small fee for membership there are like 200 more quests to do, bigger areas and more skills.

Giant Bomb UsernameRunescape NamePaying or Free
HizangHizangableFree
WalkerDThe AvatarPaying
SkytylzskytylzFree
mosespippyArthur EllisFree
#2 Posted by EpicSteve (6471 posts) -

Yeah, I'm kinda broke. Wish I could play Star Wars: Galaxies.

#3 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

@EpicSteve: wrong star wars mmo :P

#4 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

I would also like to point out there is a Christmas quest going on right now!

#5 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

People still play Runescape? I mean..isnt it just a place to spam and make those text penis things? 

#6 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man: I honestly recommend people at least try it, a whole bunch has changed in what the game acutely is. I mean when you start now you choose a class, the tutorial is optional and the games humour has picked up dramatically, day and night cycles, the graphics have improved as has some of the music selection.

#7 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@Hizang said:

@The_Laughing_Man: I honestly recommend people at least try it, a whole bunch has changed in what the game acutely is. I mean when you start now you choose a class, the tutorial is optional and the games humour has picked up dramatically, day and night cycles, the graphics have improved as has some of the music selection.

I might try it but I swear to god if I see one 
 
8-----> 
 
I will back hand you so hard. 
#8 Edited by WalkerD (461 posts) -

I always try to get back into this game. I've just got so much stuff to do. I bought the six months of membership that was on sale even though I've played all of 30 hours in the past two years.

Anyways, my username is "The Avatar" and I'm a paying member. You might be able to catch me online sometime, as I've very slowly been finishing up maxing my combat stats and Slayer.

#9 Edited by Skytylz (4029 posts) -

Sure I'm in, I think my runescape id is skytylz and it's definitely a free account lol.

@Hizang: There's classes now? Lot has changed since I quit, I wonder what that means for existing players.

#10 Edited by WalkerD (461 posts) -

@Hizang said:

@The_Laughing_Man: I honestly recommend people at least try it, a whole bunch has changed in what the game acutely is. I mean when you start now you choose a class, the tutorial is optional and the games humour has picked up dramatically, day and night cycles, the graphics have improved as has some of the music selection.

There aren't really classes in any meaningful way, IIRC they're just pre-made looks for your character, and while there are some areas where it's day and some where it's night, there are no cycles, time of day is entirely static. However, there is some pretty decent music to be found in the "One Piercing Note" quest, which is fully voiced and (maybe?) available to free players.

#11 Edited by Hizang (8534 posts) -

I've also noticed coins are no longer items, thats a pretty nice feature. There is also a new thing called your tool belt, from what I have gathered its extra inventory space where you store things like pic axes and wood axes and other pieces of tools and equipment, that is a really awesome addition.

#12 Posted by mosespippy (4032 posts) -

Classes, a tool belt and no coins taking up inventory? Wow it sure has changed. I pretty much only played RS between the hours of 11PM and 8 AM (-3:30GMT). I'm increasingly less awake during those times than I used to be but the next time my cat wakes me up between 4 and 6:30 I'll make some coffee and give it a try. Username is Arthur Ellis, free to play user.

#13 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

Updated.

This is fantastic, there are already more people than I originally thought of on the list.

#14 Posted by slyspider (1153 posts) -

the account i made when i was like 10 or 11 was farm boy26 and now its a free account..... farm boy26 sounds like a good porn name

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#15 Posted by Enigma777 (6057 posts) -

Lol

#16 Posted by AjayRaz (12418 posts) -

yo dog my name is AjayRaz and i think i got banned for griefing but add me anyway

#17 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

@slyspider: Are you still using it?

@AjayRaz: Not if its been banned.

#18 Posted by TobbRobb (4579 posts) -

Oh runescape, so long ago.

The only thing I need to know before even considering making ANOTHER account. Is it still the grindiest piece of shit game ever?

#19 Posted by NegativeCero (2976 posts) -

Man, I tried making a new character about a year ago and I can't go back to Runescape. This game will remain as a good memory of my junior high years and I like it that way. Good luck, though.

#20 Posted by mosespippy (4032 posts) -

Apparently I last logged in 364 days ago. Crazy that I can still remember my password and bank pin.

#21 Posted by mosespippy (4032 posts) -

You know what's great about Runescape? Grinding is so mindless that you don't have to pay too much attention. You can click on the tree or the fishing spot to start and then pick up the PSP and play some turn based RPG. After your turn you go to the bank or cook everything in a single click and then it's back to the PSP. You can also play Peggle between clicking and picking up the PSP. THREE GAMES AT ONCE! Multitasking like a mother fucker.

#22 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

I recently jumped back in, not sure for how long but feel free to join me.

#23 Edited by TooWalrus (13135 posts) -

I'm glad the Giantbomb Runescape community consists of like, 4 people. My little brother's playing again and it's pissing us off, that game is such a pile of shit. In a world where he's got free access to my library of games, all he wants to do is play Runescape. Fuck him and fuck Runescape. Gah.

#24 Posted by TooWalrus (13135 posts) -

He's been just running around in a town lighting campfires all day. Literally, all day. What the fuck, and he's all excited about some skill cape he's got, he shows it off like it's badass, but it looks like garbage. I know it's a symbol of his 'accomplishment' of building houses over and over again or whatever but this is literally the worst game I've ever seen. I'm using the word "literally" in a literal sense. Fuck.

#25 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

@TooWalrus: I played it for about 20 minutes, I have now jumped back out.

#26 Posted by TooWalrus (13135 posts) -
@Hizang

@TooWalrus: I played it for about 20 minutes, I have now jumped back out.

Hey man, I'M not gonna judge you, you play whatever you want...

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