Areas that used to be empty are brimming buy runescape mobile gold with NPCs, quests and stories. Every inch of the world was full of, or in some cases expanded, in order to incorporate all of the characters, enemies and attributes that Jagex are busy stuffing into the game for the past decade. The simple fact that Runescape is an internet game is currently a bonus rather than its main attraction. Jagex may take their game entirely offline and it might still be worth playingwith.
But that is the biggest gap between Runescape and its still running Old School Runescape counterpart. Both share roughly the exact same amount of concurrent players, but the way that players interact in every one is very different.
Old School Runescape might only have about 25,000 players at any given instant - hardly a scratch on the amounts it used to achieve in 2006 - but its players've understood the game for years. They've decade-old friendships , they know where to hang out, the way to interact and almost every talking point the match and its storied history has produced. Conversely, many of the inhabitants of Runescape, myself included, are returning players total newcomers. They wander past each other without laughing, don't all converge in the very same areas for no motive or attend pretend parties in empty attics... they simply get on with playing the match.
You will find online adventures to be had there, but the ones I played were more structured and curated than anything in Old School Runescape. My memories of Runescape in 2006 completely revolve around interacting with other individuals. I had been scammed or lured into PvP zones and murdered almost daily because I had been promised some talent from a top level player, but as often as players exploited my ignorance there were countless times that they offered to help me, taking me under their wing into analyzing boss fights or giving me loose gear.
Jagex spent trying to OSRS gold smooth out the rough edges of Runescape's online interactions to assist noobs like me. They created the massive, sprawling Stronghold of Security and stuffed it with exceptional rewards just to educate players about internet safety, they eliminated free commerce to stop new players getting duped into unfair deals, and made it so players could only lose a small amount of loot upon dying at the Wilderness.