this game has affected my life since i was 14 and still haunts me to this day. this game takes you over inside i tryed to get ride of it in many ways but it keeps coming back. never start playing this game. never. it consums you and makes you crave to get more money its so so sad that this can happen to humans by a video game. this game is very similar to cigs, drinking, and crack. when you try runescape its nearly immpossible to get it out of your life it still haunts me till this day and i have been runescape free for a year
My friend (when i first moved to a new area): lets go on runescape
Me: ok
My friend 1 year later: What level are you?
Me: OMG dude i cant stop playing i threw my life out the window and i cant stop i have no friends because i moved to a new area and cant stop thinking about runescape fuck you!
My friend: Me too! im so sorry for ruining our lives!
by fyou February 1, 2009
An online game that is highly addictive, i started around the end of 2004 start of 2005 and played on and off till mid 2009 (mainly on), whilst playing the game you feel you are benefiting, but honestly and i feel it now i deeply regret playing it, i having nothing to show for how long i played, and it kills me to even imagine how long i wasted on it, yes i can reminisce about it but at the end of the day you really dont benefit from it, if you can manage your time well and are self disciplined i do recommend it..but this game will take over large chunks of your life.
it kind of hit home how it kind of made me fall behind when we had family friends over once, they were saying how their sons and daughters (who were my age), were going on to great things and that they are high achievers, at that moment i realised deep down with a horrible gut feeling runescape was the reason i had gone downhill and hadnt lived life to the full, at that time i was 16-17 when this hit home, i am now 18 hoping to go to uni, with a long way to go yet to catch these people up i can say i am on route and that it is never too late to stop playing, i feel with me and other people it takes its natural course to boar you to stop playing it, but lastly it also makes you totally lose touch with reality and i found my self thinking about it at school alot
family friend: so what have you done this summer then?
me: i completed monkey madness in one day on runescape!!!!
by jameson23 April 23, 2011
I have read several of these comments posted on here and I found the site by searching "runescape ruins your life" in a search engine. Why? Because it has ruined my life and I wanted to know why.

I was introduced to it by my now "Ex-Girlfriend's" little brother. Why is she now my ex? A large proportion is to due to this game and the amount of time I spent playing it even when I didn't want to.

I am 23 yrs old, I had been playing it for 13 months, first it was little flutters, couple of hours here and there, and then it got serious. For example I would go out for a drink on a Saturday or Sunday night, get in at 3am, my girlfriend would go bed then I'd turn my computer on, select a busy world, relentlessly type "Buying Unids" through to 9am, get less than two hours sleep, then get up, do a couple of hours visiting people (whilst thinking about the game) then get home and log back on. That had turned into my normal routine (not necessarily the drinking).

The arguments that this caused between my girlfriend at the time were terrible and my attitude towards her was even worse, all because I wanted to creep up the high scores list..... Which is going to get me where? In this position, left ignoring my life gradually falling apart around me and having to deal the side affects it has on you and your relationships with the others around you.

I feel ashamed that it got this serious, and even more ashamed that I used to defend it to my family members. I didn't even admit I played it to my friends, because I knew that it was a pointless non-rewarding "activity" that I had difficulty in controlling.

There is no answer for my obsession with this game. Others have commented on this site about "Subliminal Messaging". My inclination is that Jagex is owned and managed by yet another individual who has mastered the art brainwashing/product selling. It has a way of taking over your own thoughts, making you think about runescape on a daily basis, and urges you to log in whenever it is possible. I don't have a PHD or know enough about Brain Washing to fully understand the concepts that it involves, but I do know that day by day my thinking patterns, my routine, my eating and sleeping habits were all affected by playing this game. It is not to say that I have a weak character and I am in no way implying that you/your child or friend does if you/they play.

Jagex are masterminds. They have to be to have over 1m paying members, and around 10m free members (the last time I heard). How can a simple game control so many individuals from so many backgrounds?

I'm not a fat recluse aged 7-12, I'm not living in my mums basement, I am self employed and work hard in a competitive environment, and I have a strong social circle, It got me... And it certainly got my relationship. I usually proud myself in being a strong minded individual but on this occasion I have been beaten.

I did the whole "I'm quitting" thing the other day that everyone seems to think on here is sad, it's not. It's actually a very liberating experience, I kept it low key and I just told one person on my friend list. I gave them every tradable item I could, everything. What did they say to me? "Omg!Ty! u dnt knw how much dis means 2me! u rlly dnt!!!".


I am now as bad as Jagex. I have fed this young lad's addiction (My Ex's brothers friend). I have given him enough resources to potentially waste about 8 months of his life, and provide Jagex with £25.60 GBP, I know because I worked it out. Guilt is not the word.

If you play runescape, your child plays runescape or your friends do and you have read the definitions on this site then open your eyes and understand what everyone is trying to communicate to you. Runescape is a serious health hazard. If you don't play it then don't start. If you do, then stop. If you can see it affecting somebody you know direct them to this site.

Do not just take my advice, read other definitions left here by other people. People just don't write these things to pass time, like me they have become trapped in a world that does you no favours at all, and they feel they need to tell others to get out it while they can, as I am doing.

I alone can't advise you, I'm not special, and I can't "tele" you to "cammy", but what I can do is advise you to keep reading the advice left on this site, get a grip back on your life and stop sellin "Duel Rings" for 5k a piece..... It will get you no where, and will only cause you problems.

Who knows, people may be able to limit there playing time to a few hours a week or just when they are bored, if they can then they are fortunate.

Take a good look at this site and re-gain control.

The ridiculous amounts of time people (and I have done it) spend on a PC/Laptop could be much better spent. There is more to life than obsessivly pointing and clicking a contraption formerly reffered to as a "Mouse" to reach illusional goals that will not change a thing in your life.

Start living again you noob.
The example is under every Defination of "Runescape" on this site. Stop playing. If you are a parent, stop your child from playing. Now.
by Cotton Flava (RS username) August 3, 2007
An extremely addictictive game that actually will harm you.

I was introduced to runescape fall 2008, and from then on I was hooked. I played for hours and hours daily for 11 months until I noticed somthing was wrong. After a bit of investigating, I found that my iq had dropped by 20 points(I have been putting myself threw a sort of iq therapy that I literally pray will work), My grades, previously straight A's, had dropped to c's and b's, My behavior became uncontrolled and I developed bipolar disorder(no joke I have been diagnosed), my previously abundant ability to read, write and create has dropped(once again I am trying to put myself through a sort of therapy to solve this), and finally, I became a social butt.

This is NO JOKE. This game is dangerous to people minds and bodies. If you decide to play this game(which I advise not to), BE CAREFUL!
Before Runescape
Me: Hey guess what I got an A in Latin
Friend: Me too!

After starting Runescape

Friend: I got another A, how about you
Me:...I got a c, but managed to get a whip

After quitting runescape and therapy

Me: Oh yeah!! look at my A!!
Me: Oh thats right, everyone hates me now
by heine zero October 11, 2009
Playing an online game. Often with the connotation of playing excessively and habitually.
John: Would you stop Runescaping, Chris?!
Chris: *click, click*
by wenhuiisgod December 15, 2009
that game you play when nobody is on xbox live and you're waiting for them to get home. Usually this game is fun for a few weeks, then you get bored of it for a while. After some time though, you come back to play it. You always come back. Then you'll play for an hour and realize it is not fun and go play xbox again.

Though you may think you are finished with runescape, you will come back. No matter how hard you try, you will come back.
"Hmm. Nobody is on Halo, guess ill play runescape until somebody gets home."
by wambulance May 18, 2009
The game with the capability of consuming your soul into to a never-ending torture of being called a noob, getting owned in Wildy, and failing History class because when your homework asked you "Who assassinated Abraham Lincoln?" you answered "Zezima with an abby whip and a rune defender".

Runescape has socially killed more people than Hitler, Saddam Hussein, and Genghis Khan combined.
Brian: Hey, I'm going PK'ing tonight on Runescape. Want to join?

Stan: No way, ever since I stopped playing homework, I've actually been able to leave my room and inhale fresh air.
You hear that Brian?? FRESH AIR!!
by Shaeghda October 27, 2007