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Oldschool RS opens up its first F2P trials for May 27th through June 10th


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Poll: Oldschool RS opens up its first F2P trials for May 27th through June 10th (26 member(s) have cast votes)

Did you play OSRS before the free trial?

  1. Yes (20 votes [76.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 76.92%

  2. No (6 votes [23.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.08%

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#1
Kimberly
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Try Old School RuneScape for Free mod_mat_k May 27 2014
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So many of you have been asking for this and we are ecstatic to be able to say that the Old School RuneScape free to play journey has started. All newly made RuneScape accounts will now be able to access a free to play version of Old School RuneScape for two weeks.

This means you can now get your friends, clan mates, people in the street and anyone who will listen to play Old School RuneScape for free. Make yourself a new pure account and try some F2P PKing with friends from times past or get your clan together and beat the living daylights out of anyone who dares to enter the F2P Wilderness.

Whether you are a brand new player or a seasoned veteran the F2P trial will open up a whole new opportunity to find new friends, rediscover old friendships and make the Old School community the best it can be.

To take advantage of this opportunity, simply click on the new user button on our website, create a new account and click play now. You will then be able to play on the Old School RuneScape free to play servers for free for two weeks from the date you created your new account.

For more information about the free to play trial, look at the FAQ below or read the F2P developer blog here.

Celebrate the release of F2P with us on our Twitch TV channel at 9pm BST on Wednesday as we mass for some F2P PvP action.

Join us on our forums to discuss this update.

FAQ

Will the trial become permanent?
If the trial is successful we are open to making it a permanent addition. In order to become a permanent addition we will poll it to the community so they can make the final decision. Make sure you read the developer blog for more information on F2P.

Will my trial account be deleted after the trial?
Nope, you can make your trial account a member at any time during and after the trial and the account will be exactly the same way as you left it.

Will members be able to access the F2P worlds?
Yes, players with existing membership will be able to access the F2P worlds.

I’ve never played on Old School RuneScape before, why can’t I use the free to play worlds?
The Free trial for Old School RuneScape only applies to accounts that are freshly created – you won’t be able to use already existing accounts for this. To use the free trial, head to www.oldschool.runescape.com, and create a new account. With that account, you can then log into and enjoy the free worlds!

Why can’t we cut Yew Trees in the free to play worlds?
Yew Trees are the prime target for gold farmers and macroers on Old School RuneScape. To help keep the integrity of the game, on free to play worlds these will be disabled to stop gold farmers from flooding those worlds with bots just on those trees. We may also disable further aspects of the free to play game to minimise macro activities in future.

What are you doing to advertise the trial?
We have banner adverts, Facebook adverts and email blasts going out to support the trial, however our biggest resource is the community so make sure you are asking all your friends to join you on Old School.

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The Old School RuneScape Team

 

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Kimberly
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I personally stopped playing casually about a month or so after OSRS was released to invest time in my alt account Dorelei. But even though OSRS has stayed somewhat steady in players it's still nowhere near what it was when it started out. I'm really hoping the free to play trial will attract enough interest (following their work in better botwatch for OSRS) to help change that somewhat. Yeah I know legacy is coming out for the live game but the OSRS still has a lot of charm to it beyond simple nostalgia. 

 

Has anyone here even tried the trial yet?


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I've been playing OSRS none stop since it came out, and I made a F2P account in the trial to join in with the F2P hype :D

 

I'd love for more players to come into OSRS, it's been really awesome meeting people that have NEVER played any version of runescape before in their lives but were somehow directed to old school and they actually prefer it not only over RS3, but all the other modern F2P mmo's out there now days.

 

For those unaware, OSRS isn't simply a perfect copy of the game from 2007, they've actually added tons of brand NEW content that never existed pre-eoc and doesn't even exist in RS3. It's really it's own game and it's amazing how much work the small jmod team put into it. (We have new weapons, bosses, minigames... There is talk of a new skill coming soon, even a new land mass 50% the size of all of the current map to be added into the game. Really major stuff.)


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Created an account. Sad I couldn't use my main's name as my alias, but oh well.

 

Went through the tutorial and contemplated what I should do... The thing I liked about pre-eoc was player killing, but even if it takes off and stays free beyond the 2 weeks I don't know if I want to grind to decent stats. Too much time is invested in my RS3 account.


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Best part about the trial: F2P pking scene is back.  It was impossibly to find fights post level 80 in the F2P style worlds before the update, now 381 is a hub for pvping at all levels.  I hope it stays this way.


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I won't be playing until they give me the stats I had back in 2007 back. Plain and simple. Way too much grind to access the only content I'm interested in(High level pvp clanning) I simply don't have that time and I don't plan to quit rs3 to free some.



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I won't be playing until they give me the stats I had back in 2007 back. Plain and simple. Way too much grind to access the only content I'm interested in(High level pvp clanning) I simply don't have that time and I don't plan to quit rs3 to free some.

Starting over was alot of fun for me, you should try it ;)


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I won't be playing until they give me the stats I had back in 2007 back. Plain and simple. Way too much grind to access the only content I'm interested in(High level pvp clanning) I simply don't have that time and I don't plan to quit rs3 to free some.

 
I was originally in the same boat. I jumped right in when osrs was released. Quickly got dismayed by how long it'd take to get my stats up. It was compounded by the fact that it was 100% brand new; prices for supplies were expensive relative to amount of gp in game, etc. However, I stuck with it and I am now 120 combat with 99 mage/range and 87 slayer. It's even faster now with things like nightmare zone being basically free and 100% afk. You just have to get over the hump and it goes fast.
 

For those unaware, OSRS isn't simply a perfect copy of the game from 2007, they've actually added tons of brand NEW content that never existed pre-eoc and doesn't even exist in RS3. It's really it's own game and it's amazing how much work the small jmod team put into it. (We have new weapons, bosses, minigames... There is talk of a new skill coming soon, even a new land mass 50% the size of all of the current map to be added into the game. Really major stuff.)


This is absolutely the largest reason I love osrs. I, along with many others I'm sure, thought all I wanted was a replica of 2007-2008 game. But what the mods in charge have done is taken that replica and made it into what 2007-2010 should have been. They've implemented some awesome updates and changes. It's still the same osrs, just a million times better. It's more user friendly, zero bots, smoother game play. And it's only getting better. Things like the coming "trading post" for example. I was hesitant on having a G.E. style tool on osrs, but it's going to be a perfect mix of G.E. and old style trading.

The best part about osrs is the Jmods are not afraid to admit failures. They are not afraid to ask for help. They are not afraid to say "sorry, that didn't work, let's remove it and go back to the drawing board". This makes me feel so much better about these updates, as I can trust that the will always be good for the game.

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It's been great how active the jmods have been in getting player feedback and really checking that the players WANT an update before just throwing it at players.

 

There was even a bit of contravery quite recently when the mods changed the name of one of the Falador drakes to "duckie" or something, after a famour streamer. A lot of players (kind of overreactionary) went into an outrage over this as it was not polled and they didn't like it for whatever reason, sure enough, the mods apologised and removed it from the game. JMODS APOLOGISED. AND UNDID SOMETHING. JAGEX EMPLOYEES!

 

(old school) Runescape is finally a game that cares about it's players and more importantly, can own up to mistakes and do something about them.


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Oh god, I'm probably going to play. Just for a little while. I probably won't even like it anymore, right? I mean, it's been almost 5 years.


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Oh god, I'm probably going to play. Just for a little while. I probably won't even like it anymore, right? I mean, it's been almost 5 years.

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Welp, it took me all of 4 days for the trial to convince me to pay up a bond and get everything the game has to offer from subbing. Definitely has a lot of the same charm from back in the day and I am greatly looking forward to achieving on oldschool whilst grinding skills in RS3. Definitely give the free trial a go if you have any interest at all.  :D


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I suspect they will do more "free trials" throughout the year, possibly 2 more before the year has finished.



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Eh, if this trial was successful enough, OSRS will get a permanent F2P version.

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Any word on Jagex's view on how successful f2p was?



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They haven't really given any solid information, but they're keeping a 2 week trial indefinitely.  So if you make a new account now, you can play for 2 weeks before it's locked up.  However, you can make a new account after that, and so on an so on.  I'm getting the feeling this is what Jagex's idea of permanent F2P will be....


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