An online adventure game that turns normal aspiring human beings into brainwashed robots.

I myself know from experience; i played this game for over 4 years starting in 2002. Let me tell you, in my 19 years of life, those 4 years were the darkest, most desolate years ever. I quit soccer two years ago to make more time to play. I ditched guitar. At this time two years ago, (1:37AM), my "rune night" would have begun and continued well into the afternoon of the next day.

The feeling while playing this game is ironically satisfactory. While playing, you think of nothing but the game. Personal and worldy affairs don't mean a thing. In fact, the most important thing on your mind is when and how you're going to get that next combat level. A news report about a bridge collapsing in Minnesota and plunging 50 cars hundereds of feet into the Mississippi river won't phase you. If you're away from runescape, i.e. in school, you find yourself thinking and fantasizing about the game, as if you're going to have sex with an incredibly gorgeous woman when you get home. Oddly enough, after playing, you feel a a feeling of resentment, from yourself and the declining number of people you know, regardless if those people you know play Runescape or not.

The addictive quailities in this game are stifling, as simple movements of the finger are ONLY required to play this game. Yet the game is a drug. The fact that goals in runescape are extremely infatuating to achieve and are much more convinient to achieve than real life goals are what make this game addicting.

Luckily, the players are in Runescape are starting to decline in terms of maturity and decency, which is helping to draw some players away. But this is not enough. If you want to quit playing, it has to hit you. I sat on my rooftop on a cold Decemeber night at 3AM after playing for hours and reflected on what Runescape does for me. The answer is it doesn't mean a god damn thing, even though those skill goals are drawing you back to the game. The thought of wasting hours to fuel a ridiculous addiction plagued me, and finally i said fuck it. I wanted to go back inside and play the game so badly, and I did. This time i took EVERY item and owned and dropped it. Made a bogus and lengthy password and recovery questions by typing in the answers while closing my eyes and my addiction was cured.

That was four months ago. I have not been back, and never will be back. My account is locked by my own doing and will forever be lost. This game came close to ruining my life, had i not taken action. Bottom line: if you are addicted and know you have to quit, do it now while the thought is fresh and before you are thrusted back into the lies of Runescape. Act now, destroy your account, and you will be cured.
Studies show that runescape has increased suicide rates by 20% since the release of RS2
by pajaime December 5, 2007
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this game reminds me of people playing snkae on cell phones. once youve played it and you get bored later, its the first thing you think of doing. you know its a waste of time but you cant stop. i advise you to NEVER play this unless you want it to consume your soul... i wish i hadnt gotten into it...
runescape has a better chance of taking over the world than hitler had...
by some guy February 4, 2005
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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
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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
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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
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The single most addictive thing that exists or ever will exist.

Somehow, despite being so incompetent that they have a worse support team than EA (which goes against the laws of physics). JaGex have managed to make a game in which swinging an ugly-ass axe at an ugly-ass tree releases enough dopamine into the human brain to turn a healthy, happy human being with friends into a mindless zombie that only wants to play Runescape. The effect is even more devastating on young children. Chuck Norris himself, if exposed to runescape would struggle to resist it's mind destroying, soul crushing addictiveness.

It requires at least 562 Nonillion times more willpower to quit runescape than it does to quit cigarretes, and at least 789 Quattuortrigintillion times as much as that to quit it forever. Someone who can quit runescape and not play it ever again could go through an eternity of the most brutal torture, and upon it ending they would go home and carry on as normal.

The only way someone can stop playing runescape (aside from having an inconceivable amount of willpower) is if their computer breaks down for an extended period, or anything else that will completely prevent them from playing runescape, like a coma, or death.

If someone who plays runescape passes into a coma they will never wake up, as they will just dream of playing runescape, drowing out any attempt to revive them with the monotonous sound of a rune pickaxe striking a rock.

In short, don't play runescape.
Person 1: Hey wanna play Runescape?
Person 2: Wait, you play Runescape?
Person 1: Yeah, so what?
Person 2: Umm.... wanna go play outside instead?
Person 1: What is outside?
by Phingulwup February 25, 2013
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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
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