A fansite (also spelled as fan site) is a RuneScape-related website that offers hints, guides, and often, forums for players. Most fansites offer the ability to have an account on the site, primarily for chatting with other users and use of their forums.
During April 2010 Jagex relaunched their Fansite Support Programme with a level system introduced which has 4 groups: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. This programme was changed on 22 November 2013, and then again on 11 August 2014 to a two tier system.
Tiers[edit | edit source]
Criteria and support[edit | edit source]
List of sites[edit | edit source]
Jagex keeps a list of officially approved sites on the Official Forums. At this time, the list consists of the following categories.
Approved[edit | edit source]
- Sal's Realm
- RuneScape Wiki
Recognised[edit | edit source]
Foreign language[edit | edit source]
- Czecho-Slovak Forces
- Pogromcy Ciemnosci
- Rune Tephix
- Runescape Revolution
- Fun Dippers
Controversy[edit | edit source]
Fansites have been a source of controversy. While Jagex claims to "encourage" fansites, some also see Jagex trying to stop fansites, such as making rules against naming them.
Jagex used to contain links to fansites, but they were removed on 14 November 2001. Jagex later stated that "given the number of RuneScape fansites in existence it would be impossible for us to list them all and therefore in the interests of remaining fair and unbiased we will not list any."
With the relaunch of the Fansite Support Programme, a list of recognised fansites was released back onto the forums.
Fake fansites[edit | edit source]
|“||Watch out for fake websites!
There are websites which look very similar to runescape.com but STEAL your password. Don't trust a site just because it looks official.
|— Security Information|
References[edit | edit source]
- ^ Jagex. "Code of Conduct, Advertising Websites." RuneScape Customer Support.
- ^ Jagex. "Fansites, 4. Can I get a link to my fansite on RuneScape.com?." RuneScape Customer Support.
- ^ Mod Infinity. "Fansite Support - Information." 11 November 2013. (Archived from the original on 17 June 2020.) Community Home Forums.