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RuneScape and Mobile?


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RuneScape will be available for iOS and Android devices in 2018 and Winter 2017 respectively. We were teased about it quite a lot! 


Do you think this can be a promising start? Also can the App Store be defined as a serious gaming platform?

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It'll be good for doing smaller, afkable stuff. If you thought misclicks were too frequent in RS already (who thought having holes within an NPC's click area would be a good thing???) imagine on mobile where you lose some degree of precision from using touch screen over mouse. That being said there are mice and keyboards designed to connect to phones which can be used if you got a good enough surface to lay everything on nearby or something. For osrs especially I could see holding my phone in one hand and a mouse in the other, since you can do everything with just a mouse and no keyboard (can still use on-screen keyboard for searching G.E. and answering challenge scroll for clues,e etc.)


I'd probably only do low-intensity safe combat where I -know- I can't die, or skilling.


It's good for people who have a decent phone but no decent computer (or no working computer at all, even. My GPU died the other day, and I was able to replace it, but if I couldn't have replaced it then theoretically, if rs mobile was out, I'd have been able to continue logging in on mobile.)


Can the app store be defined as a serious gaming platform? Why not?

It's currently littered with pay to win freemium bullcrap that doesn't actually offer any engaging nor rewarding gameplay but there's no reason why actual games can't be on there. There's already been a fair amoubt of mobile ports of console/handheld games that are basically just as good as the original thing (except you gotta use a touch screen for everything, but still.)

Though I guess right now there is no incentive for big name developers to focus too much on mobile, but I mean phones and tablets are capable enough and there are more and more actual games coming out on there.

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I agree... I think it will be great for afk training, but there is no way I would do any quests or PvP on my phone lol...

"To do all that one is able to do, is to be a man; to do all that one would like to do, is to be a god." - Napoleon I

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It's only use will be to facilitate AFK skilling. I don't imagine it rejuvenating the RS3 playerbase or bringing in another influx of players as Miniclips did many years ago.


Frankly, it is doubtful that anything will ever bring another influx of players as Miniclips did over a decade ago. Sadly, the medium of MORPG's has been dying slowly but surely. I, for one, would love to see a much needed influx of "new" players to the game, as I feel that it has become way too top-heavy now. Unfortunately, the likelihood of that occurring again is long gone, I am afraid.


Nonetheless, a mobile app may bring a lot of former players, who haven't the time to dedicate portions of their busy daily lives, back to the game -- if anything -- just for the pure novelty of it, and maybe to allow themselves to afk those grinding skills, such as fishing, mining or woodcutting. If so, it might even lure them back to the regular game ...


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