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RuneScape 3 will launch this summer, Jagex officially announced today. The free-to-play, browser-based game will feature a number of updates thanks to its new HTML5 engine.


Jagex promises improved graphics, longer draw distances, new audio, new design features, and a "world-changing content update" for RuneScape 3.
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Awesome! i used to play the game but don't anymore, the fact that it's HTML5 means they are catering to all devices (phone/tablet etc)
    
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Pretty bad article with nothing linked with what Jagex said. Currently about half the population is now playing on the old school servers (recently brought out which is pretty much a capture of how it was in 2007). So hopefully they mean that they're going to take out all the junk that they put in there recently.

I mean, when half the RS population is playing an earlier version of the game you know you did something wrong.
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I mean, when half the RS population is playing an earlier version of the game you know you did something wrong.

This x1000000
I used to play RS a lot when I was younger, all the micro-transitions and help in the game has made it mere shadow of the game it used to be.
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This x1000000
I used to play RS a lot when I was younger, all the micro-transitions and help in the game has made it mere shadow of the game it used to be.

Been awhile since I played, By micro-transactions do you mean the membership or is it something new?
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Been awhile since I played, By micro-transactions do you mean the membership or is it something new?

Not membership, something new, there's an in game thing called the 'Squeal of Fortune' which is just a wheel that you spin and you win items, most of the time you win like some coal or something, but there's a small chance you can win high level gear etc, anyway, the micro-transitions are that you can buy spins on the wheel, as you only get 1 spin per day as F2P or 2 spins per day as a member
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Been awhile since I played, By micro-transactions do you mean the membership or is it something new?

Weapon/armor skins and effects, Squeal of Fortune, etc.
    
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Not membership, something new, there's an in game thing called the 'Squeal of Fortune' which is just a wheel that you spin and you win items, most of the time you win like some coal or something, but there's a small chance you can win high level gear etc, anyway, the micro-transitions are that you can buy spins on the wheel, as you only get 1 spin per day as F2P or 2 spins per day as a member

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Weapon/armor skins and effects, Squeal of Fortune, etc.

That must have been put in when I stopped playing. Sounds pretty gay
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Pretty bad article with nothing linked with what Jagex said. Currently about half the population is now playing on the old school servers (recently brought out which is pretty much a capture of how it was in 2007). So hopefully they mean that they're going to take out all the junk that they put in there recently.

I mean, when half the RS population is playing an earlier version of the game you know you did something wrong.

Don't old school servers cost money? and can my current account that had since 2007 probably earlier be migrated over? I kid worked hard to get the stats i have now.
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Don't old school servers cost money? and can my current account that had since 2007 probably earlier be migrated over? I kid worked hard to get the stats i have now.
at the moment the old school servers cost nothing extra, but unfortunately you have to start a fresh at level 3, there wasn't a way they could work out to be able to migrate the characters
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Looks good, for RS anyway. Let's hope they'll go back to basics. A wildy that was actually scary and a membership area that was worth paying for.
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