A Pay To Play MMORPG that offers a very limited free service to new players. The game is plagued by players who can p00n j00 pl0x. The game is also plagued by Asian goldfarmers who macro in the game and sell the money to give other players an unfair advantage. The company Jagex tried to stop the autoers, but if you go to yew trees today, you will still see level 3s with asian names macroing. Runescape is heavily plagued by scammers as well.
WARNING. This game is severely addicting and will suck you in if you start playing. The game is addicting because once you get extremely good in one skill, you will want to start becoming the best in another skill, and it never ends because the company keeps on adding new skills.
Their forum system is extremely strict and controlled, and your posts will be locked, or usually *hidden* if your comment portrays any truth about the game. For example, I was permanently banned from the game because I posted that the player mods are just stupid ban happy 12 year olds that will ban you simply because they are jealous of your stats. If you have a negative thought about the game, do not post it on the forums because it will be hidden and locked within 20 seconds.
The highly addicted players have around 300,000,000 exp in the game, which at a rate of 50k exp per hour, gives them a grand total of about 6,000 playing hours. This is the equivalent of about a years paycheck of around 40,000-80,0000 dollars for the average person not enrolled in college.
Stay away from Runescape, save your time, your social life, and get a job!
Person 1: Hey Paul wanna go to the party tonight?
Paul: No thanks, I have to hit 85 mining to night so I can mine rune ores! Then I am going pking with all my Runescape friends.
Person 1: Wow. Loser.