RuneScape has become a worldwide sensation since its 2004 release (the original beta release was in 2001) and continues to grow today. The game looks and plays much like traditional Western style RPGs that were popular in the 1990s but plays entirely on your browser. Rather than choosing a class and leveling up, all players can progress as they chose by using the game’s 24 skills. Each skill starts at rank 1 and has a maximum rank of 99. There are no caps but many of the skills are restricted to subscribers ($5/month.) RuneScape runs on Java so new users may need to install an update for it before playing but other than that, there are no barriers to entry. This ease of access coupled with the large and varied game world of Gielinor have helped make RuneScape the most successful browser based MMORPG of all time. Along with many important skills, many other features are only available to paying members which somewhat diminish RuneScape’s free to play credentials.
Playerbase: Very High
Exp Rate: Slow
FileSize: N/A (It's a browser Based game)
This is a F2P (free to play mmorpg) but there's a cash shop mall for higher and advanced items
Pros: +Huge population. +Large game world. +Recently improved 3D graphics. +Skill based progression, no levels.
Cons: -Most features require subscription. -New players may experience lack of direction/purpose. -Blocky graphics.
Premium features include:
- Full screen mode
- 9 additional skills to train
- No in-game ads
- Access to 29 minigames
- Access to over 100 more quests
- Player owned housing.
- Access to the entire game world (only 1/3 available otherwise)
Here's the official Site: Runescape