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Is Runescape fun?

So many times we, as players, see the moniker of 'fun' being thrown around. This usually has the purpose of defending a certain tactic that other players may not like. It can also be to defend one's beliefs about how to play the game. But in every case, the reason of it 'being fun' is the only evidence offered.

It seems that 'fun' has become a blanket statement that, though surely situational, seems to cover all facets of gameplay. To every player fun means something different. It's definition has been made to suit the playstyles of the individual playing. To me however, there is not much that Runscape has to offer that is 'fun'.

Note: The 'fun' that I have in Runescape is not defined by me smiling and having a good time. That does happen though it is rare. Instead if I were to give fun a definition that explains why I play the game, it would be to say that I enjoy accomplishment. Following this idea, I want to point out that I have every quest complete, have mastered every position in Barbarian Assault (and never bought a piece of armor), a cape in a skill that I have liked since classic, and a couple more just to trim it. I own a fire cape, I have killed Bork, the skeletal horror, and have a pheonix pet. Heck I spent this last weekend power leveling herblaw simply to complete the Seer's Diary. This is how I have 'fun' though nothing about it is fun in the sense of enjoyment. The finished product however is what I like.


In light of that statement I am sure there are many of you who disagree. I am sure that many of you do have fun. So my question is "how do you have fun in Runescape?".

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What i do to have "fun" is come up with little tasks to accomplish and then set about to finish them. My current little task is to make 15,000 poison+ adam arrows(from scratch). So far i have mined 1k adam ore and mined 6k coal. Now im smelting the ore into bars. about 700 ore left(i only smelt a few hundred each time i play.) When i finish ill try out the arrows and if i like them ill keep them, if not ill try to sell them. I dont know why but comming up with little tasks then doing them is enjoyable.

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I like seeing numbers grow... levels, XP, money, items...Whatever action I do in RS has an effect on a number growing. This is where I get my fun.


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I would say that runescape is an achievement based game. The actual grinding of skills isn't fun in the least, but the sense of accomplishment is what keeps players playing.
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fun? what's fun? this is runescape!
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I really have FUN when I'm dungeoneering or bossing with the group of people in a ventrillo server I go on.

Most other things it's usually the sense of achieving something that's more fun.

I did very much enjoy training slayer though

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No. Fun isn't efficient and I hate runescape so I think i'm going to go grind the last 200 levels I need then ragequit at the sight of nothing to do.

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No. Fun isn't efficient and I hate runescape so I think i'm going to go grind the last 200 levels I need then ragequit at the sight of nothing to do.

thanks for that :D

for those who can't figure it out lowc was being sarcastic

obviously it is fun or else we wouldn't play it

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My clan keeps my interest in the game. I don't really play other than that. I might set up a few goals though and see...

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Friends, goals, things like that. I love going to GWD or TDs with friends, it's pro.
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Simply by playing it. If you start to treat it as a vocation it won't be fun anymore.

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Yes I play for fun.

Apparently others have less and less fun in RS, 1700 in w2 when I hopped a few hours ago... :ohnoes:

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pking is fun , otherwise why would people do it nowadays.
Check it out, huge amount of effort has gone into this massive mod!
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Honestly runescape was "fun" back in 2006-2007.

all i do now is dungeoneering. its a scary world outside of daemonheim

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Honestly runescape was "fun" back in 2006-2007.

all i do now is dungeoneering. its a scary world outside of daemonheim

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Slayer, bosses, raiding with good people, skilling while talking to friends. The only parts of the game I do that I don't find fun are grinding so I can have fun.


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Im going to call myself odd because I like grinding. :P
If I didn't, I wouldn't be here now.

But I like what Jagex do 90% of the time so they don't ruin my fun even though I know they do for some.

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The game didn't change as much as you did :)

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Minigames & dungeoneering mostly. I train my skills to be better at those 2 things.

Also spending extra money designing my POH, but I'm running low on gp atm :sad:

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I find taking long walks on the catherby beaches fun....mostly listening to low level fishers yell at eachother for being noobs.

I find being goofy in the G.E. and level 70's getting upset at me for not lending my whip, fun.

Cracking Graa'dor's skull open with my BGS is very fun.

And my new favorite thing, dungeoneering, is really fun in groups.




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