"RuneScape does enormous amounts of very good things and has charm and humor, but is a battle to play," explained John Walker in our initial Runescape review back in PC Gamer UK 192, before committing it a verdict of"Free and humorous but also frustrating" plus a 72% score. Here, as part of a week of re-reviews, Austin examines Old School Runescape as it stands in 2018.

Most MMOs lead you on Osrs gold a campaign that introduces the main characters, activities and areas, and only then do they take the leash off and tell you to do anything you want. That last piece is where Old School Runescape starts. It is a sandbox MMORPG that is deliberately grindy and intimidatingly hands-off. You go through a five-minute tutorial that teaches you the absolute bare minimum and you're unceremoniously dropped into the hometown of Lumbridge. It is the kind of game in which you have to bookmark the wiki before you can get anywhere. But if you're willing to push through the brutal learning curve, and should you discover Runescape's freewheeling sense of adventure liberating instead of overwhelming, you may well find your eternally game.

Part of this reason Old School Runescape is so bad at explaining itself comes down to its own heritage. There was only Runescape. But following a significant update completely overhauled Runescape and turned it into what is now colloquially called Runescape 3, Jagex ran a survey to determine if players wanted independent servers in which they might play Runescape as it had been back in the afternoon. Nearly 500,000 people said yes, and Old School Runescape was born. So, the threadbare tutorial is much more than sufficient for Buy Runescape gold those who've played Runescape earlier (such as myself). That said, Old School could stand to guide new players a bit better, since it is totally unlike other MMOs.