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Weekly Time Waster - ‘Old School Runescape’

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In the year 2001, before the days of “World Of Warcraft”, there existed an MMO game that took the internet by storm. It was extremely popular, prompting thousands of users to spend hours online using glacial dial-up. This game was called “Runescape”. Strictly a computer game for years, it has grown and evolved over time. The original “Runescape” was ditched for a newer, sleeker one, but the one everyone knew and loved would be resurrected by the company into a mobile game: “Old School Runescape.”

“OSR” is a free to play MMORPG. In “Runescape”, you are one of many players in a world called Gielinor, a medieval fantasy realm divided into different kingdoms, regions and cities. You create your character, go through a tutorial and then are thrown into the world to become whoever you want.

With many different skills and quests to do, there is endless fun within “Runescape”. You can take on a combat role as a mage, archer or swordsman; I play as an archer who excels in blacksmithing and fletching their own arrows. You can mine for metals and be a blacksmith, making armor and weapons to sell to other players, or sell in the in-game general stores. You can craft runes, the stones which give mages their power and make your money that way. You can be a true adventurer and go on quests, saving damsels in distress, or slaying a legendary dragon.

The choice is yours, and that freedom is what makes “Runescape” a classic time-waster. No matter what role you play, when you get bored of it, you can pursue a different avenue.

“Old School Runescape” is free to download on the Android and IOS stores.


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