Kemp told us that the RuneScape team was in a position to support the runescape gold Old School RuneScape servers when the idea first came about; while he said it still “takes balls” to actually launch a retro-style version of a game, the developer weighed its options and ability to do so and figured out a way to make it work. Other studios might have come to a different conclusion, he said. And by ‘you’ we mean the community guy that we got to pick the cards for us, to make sure we beat the other journo we were playing.
Jagex closed the RSC forums to non-RSC players, but has since been reopened. He did too, selecting the various buffs and debuffs to ensure we also took chunks out of the other player’s health and squeaked a narrow victory. At the time it all seemed to make some sort of sense, which is pretty good going for a first go, and we came away quite impressed. If you want to try it yourself the open beta starts on March 23, and you can sign-up for it here. Gone are the Java-based visuals familiar to longtime players; as seen above, the free-to-play MMO sports a new look.
Despite launching the update, the team behind RuneScape is still dedicated its more nostalgic players. Old School RuneScape continues to run concurrently with the main game, offering a version that looks much the same as it did nearly 10 years ago at its height. Including staff and the fanbase — the majority voted to introduce the server. It’s since achieved success on both a business level and with players, something Kemp recently detailed in an analysis of the legacy server business model. We’re going to be honest, we didn’t really want to attend an event for the 15th anniversary of RuneScape.
Despite all the talk of hundreds of millions of players we’ve never known a single person who’s played or even talked about RuneScape. But the game has achieved quite the milestone, and developer Jagex are now the biggest independent developer in the UK. So we dragged ourselves along, in the hope at least of a few free vol-au-vents*, and came away surprised, bemused, and intrigued by some truly unconventional game offerings.
There was little chance this wasn’t going to be on here, really. The ThunderCats franchise has actually been served well by video games in the past – there’s an excellent Atari/Commodore 64 platformer starring Lion-O and the gang – but less so by its current IP holder, Warner, which has run the series into the ground with a terrible reboot cartoon. Just as Platinum used generation one Transformers as the jumping off point for Devastation, we’d love to see a brawler starring the original characters.
Naturally, parrying and dealing out enough damage would cheap rs gold trigger an unblockable animation sequence in which Lion-O swings his sword repeatedly before yelling “ThunderCats, hooooo!” and killing every single enemy on screen. We know a lot of players take a big, long break from MMOs,” Ogilvie added. “Then they come back to their game that they’ve invested thousands of hours into, they log in and they don’t understand what’s going on. They’re going to be alienated by it.