Earlier this year, Jagex introduced the Well of Goodwill, an outlet for RuneScape players to donate their in-game currency. In turn, the developer will make charitable contributions per every 10 million gold pieces put into the well by the player base. My first foray into the world of Runescape was a less than successful one. I was a wee bit lost, chopping wood and not really knowing what to do with it, when I asked a friendly looking chap for a bit of advice. He promptly made a disparaging remark about my mother, killed me, and stole my wood. Every now and then I’d go back, check it out for a couple of weeks, and then something else would grab my attention and I’d forget all about it. Still, it’s a compelling game to many, and its systems and lore have gripped countless people for more than a few years.
Tutorial Island is non-optional for new accounts – every player must follow the training trail. You’ll be taught to chop down trees, prepare a fire from the logs, fish for shrimp, cook the shrimp, make dough from flour, and bread from dough. You’ll mine tin and copper, and smelt them into bronze. You’ll stab a giant rat to death, then pepper his mate with arrows. You’ll pray, and be introduced to the friend and ban menus. I tried to befriend someone called “worldeater12″. Not because I’d met him – more because anyone called World Eater 12 sounds like the kind of bloke you’d want to have on your side.
Minigames was also an area of slight disappointment for me. Many of you asked us to help make minigames popular again and this became a secondary goal for us. Unfortunately, it hasn’t worked out as we’d hoped. Whilst most of the individual updates were good – such as the Barbarian Assault rework, big improvements we made to Dominion Tower and Pest Control, and the new minigames like Heist and Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza that were added, along with a grouping system to help find team mates for multiplayer minigames – collectively they didn’t achieve our aim of getting many more players back into minigames. We’ve not given up though, and have new ideas to try next year, but what we need now is your input – what do you think would make minigames more relevant and popular? Or would you rather we directed our attention elsewhere?
During combat and throughout your medieval life, death is always looming over your shadow. Runescape treats dying as more than a mere inconvenience. If you die, your character drops all, but the three most expensive, items in your inventory and equip window. You can reclaim your items from the spot where you died, if you’re fast enough. Or you can have your friends grab it for you if you’re in a party. If left untouched, the dropped items despawn. I admit that I was intrigued when contacted by Titan Books offering me a copy of the latest RuneScape book – written by T.S. Church – to review. I don’t play RuneScape, nor have I read the books predecessor, but as a gamer and avid fantasy reader I could hardly say no.
However, it all works out for the best, as the author and Titan Books are curious to know if the book is accessible to those that don’t play RuneScape, or haven’t read the first book, such as my self. The answer? Sort of, but it’s good fun all the same. Runescape 3 Gold is the current version of Runescape (RS) This game gets updated with new things all the time and always has a ton of stuff to do on it. Once you make a character and get started on your adventure you will start running into other players and awesome cool things. Other players are your best bet to learn the game, if you can get a friend or two who have been playing for a while you can use this to your advantage to learn how to play and what you possibly should be working on.
You can do anything from skilling, questing, slaying monsters, and PVP and so much more. Every time you log on a new adventure will be waiting for you. From fighting dragons to maybe even just planting a tree. I personally think when it comes to actually skilling in Runescape 3 (RS3) I think it is a bit easier to get to level 99 in certain skills then it use to be. But on RS3 they have added a few more skills for players to work on and improve. Overall Runescape 3 (RS3 Gold) is a really fun game and does take quite some time to actually get good stats and items.