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Runescape One you started, you won't stop
I have been playing runescape for around 1 year now and I have really enjoyed it. I first noticed this game when my friend was playing it .it really intrigued me and I knew when I got home that I was going to play this myself. I have been playing for a year and now I am level 93 and I have worked really hard for this. It takes a lot of time and effort to be a successful player on runescape. Many of my friends have got a runescape account, it is getting more and more well known by the day. Once I had my account I found myself playing this for hours on end. This game is well known for being addictive as you will feel the sense of being as good as you can on this game. You will also be trying to be better then your friends and can get really competitive. Many think that runescape is the best game they have ever played. Not for the graphics or game play but the superior durability and the features.
Runescape is a game on the internet which anyone can play as it is free although you can pay around £2.50-£3.00 a month to be a member, it is better to be a member for many reasons. This game is definitely the best game you can get on the internet. The actual game is set in the medieval middle ages and you can choose to play as a… Warrior-melee Ranged-archery Or magic-mage These all do different things and wear different things so you can choose what you want to be and you can change at any point anyway. All you do to change your type of character you change there armour. The highest levels you can get up to is 99 and combat level is up to 126. These are all the levels you can do… __________________________________________________________________ Overall-total level goes up to 2178 Attack goes up to 99 Defence goes up to 99 Strength goes up to 99 Hit points goes up to 99 Ranged goes up to 99 Prayer goes up to 99 Magic goes up to 99 Cooking goes up to 99 Wood cutting goes up to 99 Fletching goes up to 99 Fishing goes up to 99 Fire making goes up to 99 Crafting goes up to 99 Smithing goes up to 99 Mining goes up to 99 Herblore goes up to 99 Agility goes up to 99 Thieving goes up to 99 Slayer goes up to 99 Farming goes up to 99 Rune craft goes up to 99 Constuchtion goes up to 99
They are 22 different levels, ________________________________________________________ These are some of the main ones and the methods on how to get them up:
Attack, Strength, Defence and Hitpoints - To increase these levels you must fight different monsters to gain more XP (experience) in these skills. There are various types of weaponry on the game with different costs. The better the weapon the faster you gain experience. Also as your attack level goes up you will able to hit more in battles.
Ranged - This skill consists of using either bows, crossbows, throwing knifes or darts. This is a great skill to go up if you want to attack enemies from a particular distance.
Prayer - This is the skill when high enough can protect yourself is different ways such as
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protecting yourself from magic attacks in battle. You gain XP in this skill by burying bones.
Magic- Magic is an amazing skill if in battle as you can attack from distance and hit massively. Although this skill has it's downfall it's expensive!
Fishing and Cooking- fishing and cooking are helpful skills as you can make cook different foods inc-pizzas, pies, fish and even jacket potatoes!.Fishing allows you to fish over 20 different fish and if you're a higher level you can fish a lot faster. Food is critical in this game as it heals your hitpoints in battle.
Wood Cutting and Fletching- These skills are great money earners, how much money you get depends on your level. To Woodcut you must have an axe that you can wield (the higher your level the better axe you can use) and find a tree of your choice to receive logs from it, there are also 20 different trees to cut. Once you have your logs you can make bows and arrow shafts from them by fletching them this is an easy skill to get up and has its benefits.
Herblore- Herblore allows you to make potions from herbs the potions are great for restoring some of your skills like prayer and energy. Also you gain levels for a short amount of time like attack and strength.
Smithing and Mining- By mining rocks to obtain ores and smelting the different ores in a furnace you make a bar of metal (the metal type depends on what ores you get). With the bars you can make items such as armour by smithing them on an anvil with a hammer. This is also a good money making skill. ___________________________________________________________________
The whole point of runescape is to have fun and become as best as you can. There are around 150 quests to complete and 22 levels to get up. I think this is amazing game. You will be picking up and using a lot of items and money through your career and at any point you can go to the bank and put your money and items in and it will save for you. Most people go to the bank when they are just about to log out so all there stuff is saved. I normally go on runescape for about 1-2 hours each day. The more you play on it the more your levels go up obviously so that is why I play on it so much. But many people play this a lot longer than me. Some people just can't get off it. Like the best player on the game, zezima (you can see him in the high scores) has got the best possible levels and has done all the quests. He is well known for being good on runescape. Every time the game is updated and there's is more things to do he still completes it in next to no time. People would pay around £5,000 just to have his account.
At all times through the game there are two chat systems one is for everyone who is playing at the time can chat to everyone, so they can talk about, do some deals and sell stuff. The other chat system is a where you just talk to your friends. You add your friends names of their account and you can click on their name and then send them an instant message and it will appear on their screen. It is almost impossible to play this game and never chat. You will find that you will want to ask someone for help or something along those lines. In a way it's like having your favourite game and msn messenger all-in-one. Because you can do just about everything you can do in msn on runescape.
This game can be extremely difficult if you don't know what you are doing. You need to know the basics before you make an account. But this shouldn't take a long time to get use to. At the most to fully understand everything on the game it will take around a week. The more you play it the better you will get at it and things will seem more familiar and you will be going through things faster. I would suggest you will have to be at least eight to play this as it requires a lot of using your brain and for anyone under that age they probably wont even understand the whole concept.
I don't know any game online which is even a percentage of this game. This game is the ultimate game. It's the kind of game you see in shops which you can play online like 'world of warcraft' but without the graphics and it is completely free off the internet. This is definitely without doubt the best game off the internet. Jagex (the makers of runescape) were making it and it took them about ten years and they are still adding things to it. Shows you the quality of the game. I couldn't imagine any other game on the internet been put so much work in to like this one. Weird really you can play these little arcade game on the web and out of the blue comes a game like this unbelievable
The controls are basic to move the angle you move the arrow keys you get on a standard keyboard. With these keys you can also zoom in and out. To move your character all you do is click your mouse where you want your character to walk to and it will automatically walk, although you can make your character run. They are the controls, they are very easy to use and you do not have to remember much. They have chose the controls well as the moving angles and zooming in and out is really effective with the arrow keys, they handle really easy and overall the controls are really good. Doubt they could have made them better.
The game face is it good and set out very well I will tell you where everything is Map- Top Right Corner Chat system- Bottom, more towards the left Friend Chat System- Just above chat system Levels- On the right Options-On the right All this is made to be very easy to remember.
The graphics and sound are good. If you were thinking the graphics would be as good as the video games you can buy for your PC you were wrong. But when you consider that it is a game on the web, the graphics are great. They are fairly detailed. The sound is some classical music to give you that medieval feel and that is a good choice from Jagex. The game would be of putting if it had some up-beat recent pop song on or something like that. The music is good, but they could have a bit more variation and the sound isn't always on for some reason it decides it self when to start and stop.
One of the best things about this game is the ability to trade. You can trade your money and items around to other players on Runescape. A lot of people advertise what they are selling around the bank area by writing in the chat log what they are selling then if someone else wants that they can start a deal with you. If you need money fast this can come in very handy indeed. The reason you might wan to come to a deal with something is because you can get it a lot cheaper off someone than you would from a shop.
How many people play Runescape? Well overall the amounts of players who have signed up to it are around the number of 5 million! That's amazing I know especially for an online game. The most amounts of people who can play at one time is 20,000 at a time because it does get full.
On the game there are different worlds. There are around 50 worlds to choose from. These worlds are all the same areas of map but the difference is they have different people in them. So if you wanted to be in the same world as your friend and he was in world '41' you would choose that one if you would want to follow him around. The reason they do this is because each world gets full once in a while so people will have to start going in different ones. But remember the only difference between them are who are in them.
The original runescape (runescape classic) was made in 1996 and it was groundbreaking at the time. The new one was made around 5 years after in the year of 2001. This one is a lot better, bigger, more quest, more skills and better graphics so they improved it rapidly. Now a lot more people play the new one now it is out. There is quite a lot of advertising of it to gain players all over the internet.
This game is massive and will take a ridiculous time to finish. On average it would take around 7 years to complete. That's to get all your levels up do all the quests and make lot of money. In that time you will definitely get addicted to it. For some people it will be less than 7 as some people play this day and night funnily enough.
To start a new character you will need to sign up on the Runescape website and choose your user name and password. Once you have done that you will have to enter your username and password, and then you need to customise your characters appearance. After that you will go on a tutorial island and learn how to do everything and after that you are on your way and you can play the game properly.
For this game you can get a membership for a month and then you can renew the membership. The membership costs around £3. What's the point in getting a membership? I hear you say. Well. You can do all the skills in the game unlike if you're not a member you can not do everything. One thing you can do which you can not if you are not a member is Thieving.
The quests are very hard to complete. They can normally take you around on average 1 hour. Although some quests like 'monkey madness' could take you weeks. Most of the quests involved defeating high level monsters to obtain items such as keys, diamonds and weapons. I have been playing it for around 2 years and I have probably done around a quarter of the quests. So you can see there very hard and will take some time
If you want an idea what Runescape actually look like you can go on www.youtube.com and then search for 'Runescape' it will have videos which runescape players have put on it. It will be themselves playing it using a special recording software. These videos can be quite interesting and they give you good ideas.
At the bottom of this review there are pictures from my runescape account. I have just used the 'print screen' button and saved it so I can put it on this. You will be able to the graphics the kind of character the chat system and the levels which you will have to get up. So overall these images I hope will give you a good idea of Runescape.
Unfortunately there are requirements to play this game. I think you will find nearly all of you will be able to play it but there will be a few exceptions. First of all you will need the latest JAVA installed on your computer as the game runs on JAVA. If you play on the high density which has better graphics the minimum specs are of 128Mb = 500 MHz. If you chose to go for the low density which is slightly worse graphics it requires a minimum of 64Mb and 300Mhz. You should find the majority can play this. I think its laptops which is the worry. But as long as your computer is above 64Mb and 300 MHz you will be alright.
If you ever need help on this there is a website which is extremely helpful. It tells you how to do all the quests, how to get your levels up quicker and all sorts. Unless you are brilliant on this game at some stage everyone uses this. Even if it's just for a little thing. Most people who play Runescape go on this so don't think you're a cheat for going on it. This is set out well and is incredible helpful if you have a problem. All problems will be solved through this. The website for this is http://runehq.com/
The website to play this and make your new account is http://www.runescape.com/ you just simply click on the 'create a free account (new account)' button and you are on your way.
So if this sounds like your kind of game play it. If not it is always worth a try. This is the best game on the web so why waste time looking for a good game when you have got this. This is addictive. The graphics and sound are sublime for a game of this internet and the best thing about it. The durability. This will take you so long to finish it's not even worth thinking about. Many, many people already play it so why don't you give it a go.
Great review. The only reason why I am giving it a Useful rating is because a lot of the facts are now out dated and I wouldn't find it very useful with in acurate facts.
To justify what I just said, A new skill has been released, total level has increased, total combat level has increased, the graphics have improved, etc. I also docked a few points because you added a picture which isn't from Runescape itself, the bank picture is from a private server, an illegal copy of Runescape - (Max cash is 2.34 something Bil - Picture has 9.4 Bill)
bobbetta 12.06.2009 10:09
Louise90 19.09.2006 00:22
Oh my god, this game is just sooooo addictive! Now you know why I haven't been on Ciao!! Great review! Louise. x