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Why Do You Play RS Over Other MMOs?


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^ That's just bad UI placement.. you can get the same stuff with less clutter:

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I play Runescape because there are no specific classes. Anyone can play any role. There is also a large variety of things to do.
  

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1st. i dont want to spend the next 5 years learning another mmo (atleast not until TOR comes out, kotor I and II were the BEST rpg games i have EVER played, epic story + d&d rules YYYYYYYEEEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHH!)
2nd. gay wtf crap mmos like wow and guild wars ect cost too much and require you to spend ur whole damn [bleep]ing life learning how to spam click 1000000+'s of spells and combos to survive, I mean wtf do you need a mouse with 25 buttons for or a key board with 100 different extra programmable keys/combos?????

FLAME ON!!!



I play Runescape because there are no specific classes. Anyone can play any role. There is also a large variety of things to do.

yes, i like that too, no sitting at the character create screnn thinking" OMFG, wtf shamaan or BarBarian i cant deciiiiiiiiiide, OHHHH my Brain hurts!!!"
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WoW is too expensive.
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'Cuz its more fun?

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'Cuz its more fun?

Everyone besides stonewall needs to GTFO runescape if this isn't your reason to play it.

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I don't really know why I chose it over any other MMO... I tried WOW once, but I don't think the whole dungeon raiding thing was my thing at all. I prefer to play solo most of the time, and Runescape fits that just nicely. :D Also it's browser based, and cheap. :thumbsup:
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1st. i dont want to spend the next 5 years learning another mmo (atleast not until TOR comes out, kotor I and II were the BEST rpg games i have EVER played, epic story + d&d rules YYYYYYYEEEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHH!)
2nd. gay wtf crap mmos like wow and guild wars ect cost too much and require you to spend ur whole damn [bleep]ing life learning how to spam click 1000000+'s of spells and combos to survive, I mean wtf do you need a mouse with 25 buttons for or a key board with 100 different extra programmable keys/combos?????


I'm not even going to try to explain what's wrong with your assertions about WoW and Guild Wars, but you do realize that TOR is not going to be based on the D&D system right? The combat is pretty much gonna be your standard WoW/LOTRO/EQ2 style MMO combat.

The selling point of TOR is it's depth of story and fully voice-acted dialogue. (Which most RS kids don't care about).
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'Cuz its more fun?

Everyone besides stonewall needs to GTFO runescape if this isn't your reason to play it.


I tried to get into WoW, but I didn't want to re-learn a whole game. Unlike RS, where learning and exploring was fun when I first started, it was no longer fun. I didn't know where things were, and it was just too much of a pain in the ass to relearn where I could get all the info, and make friends, etc.

Sure, I play MW2 and halo and crap, but those are fun in and of themselves, they aren't as designed to be goal oriented as RS is.

I like RS because of goals, without a goal, the game gets boring FAST.

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I'm so far into it and know it so well I just keep playing. It's cheap. I like the skills and can solo almost everything. Browser based and doesn't take much of a computer to run it. It's mindless but a more fun mindless than say minesweeper. If I ever find something better I'd start doing that instead though.. But I just haven't found anything I liked better.
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Oh thats right, its Runescape. We dont play skills to have fun. We do it to sit in a bank and grind away, seeing who can do it the longest.


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I like RS for the depth, there are plenty of non combat skills for when I get bored or am having a bad day in pvp.

Ive been meaning to try out EVE Online once my income picks up because it seems to combine just about all the good stuff I like with epic graphics.

And as an afterthought, why is Shady even here? shouldnt he be either 1) playing WoW or 2) on a WoW fansite?
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Runescape=Goals

Every goal you set gives you a false sense that you will feel more fulfilled when you reach it. But one goal only leads to another.

If there was no such thing as levels or xp in runescape, then I would not play it.
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Does anyone else get as annoyed as I do with how much he uses this word? :unsure:

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2nd. gay wtf crap mmos like wow and guild wars ect cost too much and require you to spend ur whole damn [bleep]ing life learning how to spam click 1000000+'s of spells and combos to survive, I mean wtf do you need a mouse with 25 buttons for or a key board with 100 different extra programmable keys/combos?????

Not necessarily, and that's actually what I like about other MMOs. I hate combat in RuneScape because it's so mindlessly easy. In other MMOs there are a wide variety of skills which presents so many more opportunities for strategy. There's a lot more thinking and planning that goes into each fight. Memorizing the spells/attacks isn't difficult because they're not all presented to you at once. You get a small handful and then slowly get more as you level up. But having more attack options adds variety and strategy to the game, which makes it more interesting and fun than RS in my opinion.
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2nd. gay wtf crap mmos like wow and guild wars ect cost too much and require you to spend ur whole damn [bleep]ing life learning how to spam click 1000000+'s of spells and combos to survive, I mean wtf do you need a mouse with 25 buttons for or a key board with 100 different extra programmable keys/combos?????

Not necessarily, and that's actually what I like about other MMOs. I hate combat in RuneScape because it's so mindlessly easy. In other MMOs there are a wide variety of skills which presents so many more opportunities for strategy. There's a lot more thinking and planning that goes into each fight. Memorizing the spells/attacks isn't difficult because they're not all presented to you at once. You get a small handful and then slowly get more as you level up. But having more attack options adds variety and strategy to the game, which makes it more interesting and fun than RS in my opinion.

I completely agree with Ashely. I play RS because It's a game I've been around for a long time, regardless of what my "Status" may say to left, I will never be 'retired.' I play it because I enjoy it. I've played WoW, reached end-game content and enjoyed every minute of it. I currently play another game that I enjoy just as much but there is something RS has that they don't and in my eyes it's a better community. The older players that have been around a while like I have usually stick together and keep in touch, and I like that about the game. WoW doesn't have that.

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Inspired by this thread I did something very stupid yesterday. I played WoW.

Erm, it's rather good in many ways. The problem is I like RS WAY more (despite the graphical wonderfest that is WoW, sorry but it is pretty) for all the reasons I mentioned earlier. What will keep me in RS is the storyline and how the quests work to expand it. Other people's mileage may vary.

WoW quests so far seem to be remarkably like the Slayer skill in RS (kill X of this). I have to say that I like the apparently faster levelling of WoW (that might be because of my noobishness) because (raids and whatnot aside, something I have yet to get to) it appears to me at least that I can max a character quickly in WoW. I once calculated I'd be 63 before I managed to max my RS character...and I am >30 years away from that!

So for someone with limited time to invest in gaming (until yesterday RS was the only game I've played since a very long time ago) it seems like WoW has a quicker return on time invested. Now I'll qualify that by saying that is my initial impression, I'm not trying to start some infantile flamewar on WoW vs RS, but I'd genuinely appreciate the input of people with more experience of WoW. Are my initial impressions valid? I.e. is it true that levelling to maxed characters is quicker and easier than in RS?

For the purposes of my question ignore the issues of gameplay mechanics (clicks and buttons), graphics (of course there are differences, but I LIKE RS's graphics), and cost (I'm lucky enough that the difference between ~£5 a month and ~£10 a month doesn't bother me, a possible advantage of being an adult I suppose).

So far my impressions seem to be that RS is a more serious RPG fan's choice (more sandbox, less shiny bells and whistles, but more substance and more difficult in terms of levelling) and WoW is the more traditional gamer's choice (quicker levelling, more role based/limited play, very shiny with lots of bells and whistles, less substance in terms of levelling, i.e. it's not the focus, but a much bigger game world). I'm happy to be corrected on that of course. What do people think?


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Inspired by this thread I did something very stupid yesterday. I played WoW.

Erm, it's rather good in many ways. The problem is I like RS WAY more (despite the graphical wonderfest that is WoW, sorry but it is pretty) for all the reasons I mentioned earlier. What will keep me in RS is the storyline and how the quests work to expand it. Other people's mileage may vary.

WoW quests so far seem to be remarkably like the Slayer skill in RS (kill X of this). I have to say that I like the apparently faster levelling of WoW (that might be because of my noobishness) because (raids and whatnot aside, something I have yet to get to) it appears to me at least that I can max a character quickly in WoW. I once calculated I'd be 63 before I managed to max my RS character...and I am >30 years away from that!

So for someone with limited time to invest in gaming (until yesterday RS was the only game I've played since a very long time ago) it seems like WoW has a quicker return on time invested. Now I'll qualify that by saying that is my initial impression, I'm not trying to start some infantile flamewar on WoW vs RS, but I'd genuinely appreciate the input of people with more experience of WoW. Are my initial impressions valid? I.e. is it true that levelling to maxed characters is quicker and easier than in RS?

For the purposes of my question ignore the issues of gameplay mechanics (clicks and buttons), graphics (of course there are differences, but I LIKE RS's graphics), and cost (I'm lucky enough that the difference between ~£5 a month and ~£10 a month doesn't bother me, a possible advantage of being an adult I suppose).

So far my impressions seem to be that RS is a more serious RPG fan's choice (more sandbox, less shiny bells and whistles, but more substance and more difficult in terms of levelling) and WoW is the more traditional gamer's choice (quicker levelling, more role based/limited play, very shiny with lots of bells and whistles, less substance in terms of levelling, i.e. it's not the focus, but a much bigger game world). I'm happy to be corrected on that of course. What do people think?

My impression from when I tried it: WoW is much more focused on combat than Runescape. Their combat system is leagues ahead of RS--better PvP, better PvM, better clan support. Everything else is the same or worse, especially the quests, which are super-lame. Secondary skills are one-dimensional and shallow. Travel is slower. Faster training is mostly canceled out by the need to have multiple characters. And it costs more money to subscribe.

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WoW sure has "great" graphics :rolleyes:
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I probably play RS over any others because it was the first MMO I played, it's free, and it has an interesting sort of charm that others don't. I can't really explain it, but there's something strangely enjoyable about gathering RuneScape pixels.

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Does anyone else get as annoyed as I do with how much he uses this word? :unsure:


Kids usually don't like being called kids. ;)

WoW sure has "great" graphics


Way to deliberately find a bad screenshot of WoW. I don't understand why morons try to prove that Runescape has better graphics than WoW. It doesn't. And graphics don't even matter, just admit that Runescape has bad graphics and move on.

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