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"Eww, you play RuneScape?"


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I have two friends outside of my main group of friends who play Runescape. They're the only ones I've ever talked with about Runescape, as my main group of friends don't give a damn. I've never been teased or ridiculed because of it, but I guess that's because one of my friends plays CoD 24/7 so we pick on him mostly :lol: (seriously, he actually skipped school once just to play =\)
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You see, there is this thing called a life.

Do what the rest of us runescapers did years ago:

lose it



I don't really see how that would come up in conversation. Me being only 3 years your elder, couldn't care less what people think about me. If your friends make fun of you, they aren't really your friends.



p.s. It's true. I DO exist outside of forum games =P

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i have played runescape since 2002, and never hid the fact, life's too short to be anyone other than yourself, and at the end of the day it's a game like WOW, halo, Call of duty, GTA (to name but a few 'popular games')

i am glad i have played it's how i met my girlfriend <3: , and if anyone over-hears me talking to my girlfriend about it (yes irl btw ;) ) and says anything I tell them where to shove there opinion.
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So you think runescape and your girlfriend are over rated?



I've played since '04 and I don't hide it. At this point, if somebody finds out, they don't really care.

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So you think runescape and your girlfriend are over rated?



I've played since '04 and I don't hide it. At this point, if somebody finds out, they don't really care.


no, they're the only things not over-rated apart from me of course :P
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I really don't care if people says they dislike Runescape. As long as I still derive entertainment and leisure out of this game, I continue to play it;)

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I hate that, especialy since its a great game, thats more extensive then most other online games on the market.
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I find that the people who actually care that you play Runescape are:

.people who play or have played

.people with absolutely no life what-so-ever



A perfect example is one of my friends, in-real-life, who is an academic year younger than me, I'm Year 10. He used to play but quit a while ago, I never knew him from it, I met him at Primary school. We both have Xbox 360's so whilst on that I mentioned Runescape and his reaction was:

"Wow, OMG, u play runescape"

(Bearing in mind that he lived on his 360 for ages and tries to hide the fact by now living on Windows Live Messenger)

I've never been addicted to Runescape or my 360, and never will be, but when I do go on I enjoy myself and rightly so.

Earlier today I signed into Xbox Live only to find him on Messenger and instantly got into conversation with me, saying:

him-ha,ha you play runescape, nerd

me-Your point is?

him-nerd nerd nerd

me-I suppose that is why I have a life, unlike yourself?

him-*signs out*



I suppose what I'm saying is that handle the situation how you want, you never know, they might be in the same situation as you.
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i dont tell people i play :mrgreen:

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Yeah, some kids at school do call me a nerd and poor because I go for poor mans WOW. Funny though, because I've played WOW and I tell them that I find WOW to be boring as hell. Fetch questing for an entire game doesn't appeal to me. Runescape has a back story and is more fun. I don't care what people think though, I enjoy playing the game, and as long as I do no ones going to make me play something else by making fun of me.



Gamers are a diverse community and I always find myself in that bad position where I hate Halo and WOW, and instead prefer lower class games like Runescape and Red Faction, ones not many people play.



Still, I'll just tell you, if someone gets on your nerves making fun of your gaming choices, as long as you enjoy what your playing, don't take their words with a grain of salt.
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This does annoy me, but I wouldn't want to talk about it in real life regardless. I've always found it awkward to talk about RuneScape subjects in real life. Why? Think about it. Try saying out loud, "I pwned a noob in RuneScape with a dclaw spec and got a dfs". Not sure if this feels weird to others, but it does for me.

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I have no reputation to lose =P

It doesn't really ever come up in conversation, but if it did, I'd probably say, "Shut up noob, My main could pwn you!" I did actually say that once. They walked away.

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Okay, I think this thread appeals to younger players like myself (age 13). But it could appeal to older players too, I really dont have the experience...



Has anyone ever heard you talk about RuneScape, or seen you play RuneScape, then they say something like, "Eww, you (still) play RuneScape? Nerd. Im gonna tell _____!" This happens to me on occasion, since I do play RuneScape. A lot of my friends used to play RuneScape, and Ive always been the best out of them all. By now, Im the only one left who still plays RuneScape, and everyone else is on to PS3, Xbox 360, or other MMORPGs. So they make fun of people to play RuneScape because they think that the game is for people of the age that they were when they were playing.

As for myself, I dont go on much, maybe 8-10 hours per week, max. So its pretty easy for me to hide the fact that I still play. But my friends who find out can get pretty annoying. If anyone asks me if I play RuneScape, then I just say no and then they go like, "Why you lieing?" or "Yeah, OKAY...".

I have some good friends who are okay with the fact that I still play, but someitmes I wouldnt even say that I play. Id just say that I go on for updates only, and thats it.



So basically, Ive hidden my RuneScape life from the real world. All because people my age care a lot about what their peers think and say about them, and its pretty annoying.




It's because most 13 year olds (not saying you or any of your friends are) are very sensitive to peer approval and wanna make themselves feel good or they're insecure.
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I don't know if this thing only happens in the USA or not because I live in Australia and no one cared or cares that I play Runescape. And I'm 23. Everyone around me just sees it as another game and as my choice to play it or not. One thing I have noticed is that it’s mainly WoW players that have a go at Runescape players for still playing. In reply to them I just say, what? You call me a geek for playing a cheap $5 a month MMORPG while you sit at home playing an MMORPG that you spend $15 a month on!? You call me a geek yet you pay $15 a month for just a game?

That normally shuts them up lol :thumbsup:




lol great point! :thumbsup:

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Without saying what everyone said already (immature kids are sensitive to what their peers think about them) I guess there is some truth to the stereotypical 'mmorpg' player, no matter if it's RS or WOW or some other fantasy game.



The few random WoW players I met in real life age 16-25 were without exception socially awkward (everything they said and did just distanced them from other people), significantly overweight, reads masses of sci-fi and even Halo books while not on a computer, and lived at their parents either playing the game full-time or only studying & playing.



The few RS players I've met during my life were mostly pretty normal people, who spent maybe 1-2 hours a day playing the game, some days not playing at all.



It would be a lie to say RS players are more "normal" than WoW players, because all kinds of people play both games. But if you pay $15 a month, you're sort of committing yourself to spending hours & hours on a game which can affect a person & his health negatively. I haven't paid for RS or even played it actively since 2002/3, but it's always available for free at no commitment if you want to log in just for fun, to check if any old friends play etc.

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I quit runescape last week, seriously world of warcraft is better. :)
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I hide my runescape life from the other kids my age too lol....im 17 lmao...i think more people play runescape than let on...they say things like "Ewww, you play Runescape?" just to hide the fact that they do and put everyone elses attention on the other person. seriously though, i have friends that are 17+ that play runescape...and ill probably still play in college
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This thread reminds me that anyone who says "I don't care what other people think" is full of crap.



The few random WoW players I met in real life age 16-25 were without exception socially awkward (everything they said and did just distanced them from other people), significantly overweight, reads masses of sci-fi and even Halo books while not on a computer, and lived at their parents either playing the game full-time or only studying & playing.




So true, and especially hilarious because if you replace 'Wow' with 'runescape', 'socially awkward' with 'complete extrovert', 'reads masses of sci-fi and even Halo books' with 'rarely reads anything' and 'lived at their parents' with 'lives across the ocean from their parents' then I fit the stereotype perfectly :<img src=:' />



In all seriousness it's pretty much true. Even if a lot of the WoW plays I know surprisingly tell me about their girlfriends (who do exist, unless these guys are freaks who make frames of random girls and photoshop their pictures into their couch) they are all, without exception, insecure nerdy male virgins.
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(seriously, he actually skipped school once just to play =\)




Try: 1 week for Mechscape when it releases. :thumbsup:

About 3 weeks total for CoD4, 4-6 weeks for Halo3/Runescape and 1 month for old Xbox.

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Think you guys would tease the [bleep] outta me :|


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I'm 15, last year runescape was one of the long list of pathetic things i was continuously picked on in school for by people who: had either never played themselves, had not done so in years, or were unable to do so because of a serious lack of IQ points.

I seem to recall the new ceo saying he didn't think runescape was percieved as a childish game (I may be wrong). If i'm right the the new ceo is WRONG, the most common insult I would get was probably:"Why the hell would you play that [cabbage]ty kids game?'

Like you, I have "friends" and people I know who used to have accounts when we were like ten and their memories are probably limited to rsc graphics and grinding grain for cooks assistant, though now most have stopped. I think it's probably that group of ex players which has lead to the bad reputation the game has in my school.

Once they've done insulting me and the game, some of them will ask me my skills, and have you got any 99s?This is where the whole no-life, geek, nerd etc. thing really kicks off. If it wasn't so irritating I would laugh at this. My favourite retort is how is playing rs any worse than spending your nights/weekends watching movies alone in your bedroom, having no control over what happens in the film and having no decisions to make other than which chip packet to open next. the response is generally something along the lines of: "Movies are better."

Also, I live in Australia so this "issue" is not limited to the US. -.-
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