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Part of the motive Old School Runescape is so bad at explaining itself boils to its own heritage. A decade ago, there wasn't any Old School Runescape. There was only Runescape. But after a major update completely overhauled Runescape and turned it into what is now colloquially known as OSRS gold, Jagex conducted a survey to determine if players wanted independent servers in which they might play Runescape as it was back in the day.
So, the threadbare tutorial is more than sufficient for those who've played Runescape earlier (like myself). That said, Old School could stand to guide new players a bit better, since it is completely unlike other MMOs.
Everybody has the exact same 23 abilities, which can be grouped into battle skills like Strength and Ranged, crafting skills like Herblore and Fletching, and gathering skills such as Fishing and Mining. To put it differently, you are not a mage, you have high Magic.
You're not a warrior, you've got high Attack, Strength, and Defence. Your abilities reflect your playstyle, however there isn't a hard division between personality types. Everybody is encouraged to level all of their buy Runescape gold, and the end goal for most players is to get all of them to 99.
Old School Runescape additionally doesn't play like most MMOs. It lacks the customary array of ability pubs, hotkeys and cooldowns. It seems more like an old cRPG. The world is laid out on a grid, and also to move your character, you click on the square that you would like to move to. To talk to an NPC, you click on their"Talk to" option. To strike a monster, you click on its"Attack" option. You can do virtually everything without touching your keyboard, though it's much easier to play after you establish a few shortcuts.