1 year later revealing plans to port both RuneScape and Old School Runescape to cellular and tablet, developer Jagex has declared that the original RuneScape's PC servers will be going offline indefinitely. To be clear, that's RuneScape gold Classic -- that the 2001 match -- so Old School Runescape servers remain unaffected.
For fans of the 17-year old browser-based MMORPG, this is akin to the ending of an age; RuneScape was among the leaders in the online fantasy niche, sitting amongst EverQuest and Asheron's Call; it dunked players to some medieval kingdom, make them transform in an avatar of their choice, and embark on a non-linear adventure full of questing, PvP combat, and of course, an enviable chatroom. Jagex explained that its resources simply are not compatible with Classic any longer:
"It's been amazing to see such dedication amongst those of you who have maintained playing RuneScape Classic over the past couple of years," Jagex's farewell post states,"However, it's not all fun and games" Apparently, botting had turned into a significant issue and a growing record of game-breaking bugs were proving too difficult to eradicate.
And it seems old habits die hard. In 2013, RuneScape reached a two million account landmark. The match obviously evolved since its initial release -- with significant updates in 2004 and 2013 -- players were still enthralled by retro sensibilities: a poll of 160,000 fans resulted in the recovery of hosts that were old, and this leaves Jagex's announcement all the more bittersweet.
The good news -- since there is always a bright side to all -- is that RuneScape Classic servers continue to be online right buy OSRS gold, and Gielindor's doors will stay open for the next three months.The studio was working together with three organizations on a local, national, and global level to attempt to influence change and support young people struggling with psychological health.