Runescape was a major chunk out of my life(4 months), the only reason I kept playing was because my friends started playing. The game was a lame semi-addicting game, well atleast to me it was. Im sure there are alot of pushover gamers that have no idea what "real" games are on runescape and alot of the other MMORPGS you see these days. If you want a decent MMORPG try Shattered Galaxy (SG), great game, and you are aloud to get addicted to it without become a total jerk. ^_^
Friend: Hey wanna play runescape???
Me: Nah..that game was nothing more than a one night stand.