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This is pretty irrelevant, and I'm not sure if this belongs in this forum, but approximately how many square miles does Gielinor take up? And how many if you use what people write in stories, such as Lumbridge and Varrock being a few days' travel apart?

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Well, realistically the distance between the two cities would probably be like 3-5 days. However, seeing as the actual trip takes some 5-10 minutes...

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Well, realistically the distance between the two cities would probably be like 3-5 days. However, seeing as the actual trip takes some 5-10 minutes...

 

3-5 days on foot would be about 20 miles a day. So Varrock and Falador would be 60-100 miles away from each other.

 

If on the same scale i wonder how big draynor manor would be

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Well, realistically the distance between the two cities would probably be like 3-5 days. However, seeing as the actual trip takes some 5-10 minutes...

You dont know how fast the time goes as there is no in game clock, nor there is day and night.

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Cities3-5 days walking from each other?

 

IN the medieval time there were lots of smaller and bigger "grow points". Cities like paris, berlin & amsterdam were -during the middle ages- actually multiple smaller towns next to each other. I would say that between "major" cities there used to be around a 40 km distance.

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I would think by just walking you can go about 4 miles per hour and since nothing takes that long to walk to, all of runescape sits on a 2 by 2 square miles of land and water. I guess you can pretend its bigger but if you put yourself into the game with a off road truck you very quickly roam around and see everything there is to see in a day.

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If you used a realistic walking speed as your base (Lets say 4 mph, which would make the running speed 8 mph) you could easily find what the "actual" in-game distance between Lumbridge and Varrock. It takes almost exactly 60 seconds to run from the entrance of Lumbridge castle to the entrance of Varrock. That would make them about .13 miles apart, or 215 meters, which is obviously totally unrealistic. If the two cities were a more realistic distance apart, say 20 miles, then you're character would have to be moving at about 1200 mph (Not to mention he would be a giant).

 

I guess for the sake of trying to get a more realistic number we could see how far apart the two cities if our character could run as fast as Usain Bolt, even over a distance. The running speed would then be about 23.5 miles per hour and the distance between the two cities would be .39 miles or about 630 meters. Still unrealistically close, even if our character could travel at the sprinting speed of the world's fastest man.

 

The in-game distance and speed will never be something realistically equivalent to the real world, unless you bring in a scale theory like above. However, it's probably easiest to just accept that it's a game and isn't held to the same standards of reality.

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Remember the space compression, we certainly aren't seeing housing for tens of thousands of people in each of those cities. We just get shown the interesting stuff. Twenty miles over the fairway is considered a good walking distance for a day it seems, but we probably aren't even seeing these small towns.

 

Draynor village is a large town, Draynor maner looming over it and lands the count would preside over.

Port Sarim probably also has shipyards, dry docks, inns, housing all over the place.

Taverley is wedged between a wall and a mountain, surely there's at least some space on either side for it.

Rimmington... well, it was a small town, it looked like, but then it goes and gets a customs office? So we aren't sure any way how that goes.

 

Things like that abound, and I'd suspect that on the way from Seers' Village to Ardrouge, you'd be staying at an Inn at Hemenster, maybe spending a night in the woods and laying over at a farmhouse as well.

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If you used a realistic walking speed as your base (Lets say 4 mph, which would make the running speed 8 mph) you could easily find what the "actual" in-game distance between Lumbridge and Varrock. It takes almost exactly 60 seconds to run from the entrance of Lumbridge castle to the entrance of Varrock. That would make them about .13 miles apart, or 215 meters, which is obviously totally unrealistic. If the two cities were a more realistic distance apart, say 20 miles, then you're character would have to be moving at about 1200 mph (Not to mention he would be a giant).

 

I guess for the sake of trying to get a more realistic number we could see how far apart the two cities if our character could run as fast as Usain Bolt, even over a distance. The running speed would then be about 23.5 miles per hour and the distance between the two cities would be .39 miles or about 630 meters. Still unrealistically close, even if our character could travel at the sprinting speed of the world's fastest man.

 

The in-game distance and speed will never be something realistically equivalent to the real world, unless you bring in a scale theory like above. However, it's probably easiest to just accept that it's a game and isn't held to the same standards of reality.

 

If Jagex released a 3d map, you would see that Fally castle is the size of the tallest mountain.

 

So if mountain are natural landmass and cities and people arent. We ARE giants.

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Average human male is closer to 5'9" but yeah, close enough. And maybe our characters actually are giants. Weirder things have happened in Runescape :lol:

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MMORPG's can't have realistic distances...

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When it comes to IRL-time and rs-time, ive always just imagined that we as players see everything in rs on fast-forward. It normally takes hours to do a lot of the activities we do in rs, such as smithing a sword or fletching a bow. But, if we assume that all of it is just sped up for the sake of our enjoyment, it makes perfect sense that NPCs who live in the world and experience it at its normal speed, spend 3-5 days going from lumbridge to varrock.

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MMORPG's can't have realistic distances...

Tribal-wars used to have almost realistic distances :)

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Maybe JaGEx could make a massive overhaul for the game engines? :thumbsup: Maybe then we'd have our precious horses (lv 43 summoning, perhaps?)

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Maybe JaGEx could make a massive overhaul for the game engines? :thumbsup: Maybe then we'd have our precious horses (lv 43 summoning, perhaps?)

 

They already have, and recently too. Let me look up the news post. EDIT: Can't be bothered to look for it after searching through 20 pages. XD It was upgraded to something like RuneTek5.

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Maybe JaGEx could make a massive overhaul for the game engines? :thumbsup: Maybe then we'd have our precious horses (lv 43 summoning, perhaps?)

 

They already have, and recently too. Let me look up the news post. EDIT: Can't be bothered to look for it after searching through 20 pages. XD It was upgraded to something like RuneTek5.

 

No, no, no, I meant ANOTHER overhaul, making Gielinor as big as it should be, instead of 5 sq. miles.

And still with the horses.

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sort of a side topic, if rs had a distance meshurement, what would it be?

 

100 squeres = 1 rs mile/km?

use the clue cordenits thingy?

 

anyway, most npc's talk about a long few days travel if thay talk about it (i think i remember an npc in south lumbrige that says he walked from faldor) clameing to of taken weeks even!

 

but to do some npc reletive testing, you gota test with level 1 ajility, an most of said npc's are not adventures and thus would not of trained there skills much.

also, its safe to say thay would be carrying much of there stuff with them (do non-adventures have banks?), if nuthing else a hatchet and tinder box to keep warm over the next few nights.

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I think they should just make it 100x bigger and leave it at that. Goes from measley 5sq miles to wham 500 square miles.

It'd make teleports a lot more useful, too. And since people would be using teles instead of walking, they could make it so every spell uses 10x the runes. Bwahahahaha! My evil brain at work!

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