Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Expansion For Runescape

Ever heard of Runescape?

Gamers probably would have. First released in 2001, Runescape is a free-to-play MMO browser game with terrible graphics but huge content. The Guinness World Records even list it as the world's largest and most-updated free MMORPG.

Honestly, I never got the game. I’m okay with the bad graphics but never could come to grips with the game design. Runescape is a cross between a sandbox and a theme-park and I just don’t get it.

However I must give developer and publisher Jagex Games Studio credit. 13 years after releasing the game, Jagex is now going to release the first ever expansion pack, Lost City of the Elves, for Runescape. Yes, it’s a terrible name but an expansion for a 13 year old game?

That’s something to applaud and I wish other publishers (looking at you Funcom!) would take a page out of their playbook. Congratulations to all players of Runescape. You have a publisher in Jagex that fully appreciate you.

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