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$$$ This user is now a member but feeds on Bonds.
Constitution This user has a combat level of 135
[8] This guy has only 1 active Account now.
Due to reasons he abandoned others.
Quest map icon.png This user is a quest maniac but intentionally leaves out Broken Home.
Rubber chicken.png This user has a rubber chicken.
Cabbage.png This boy once ate 300 cabbages a day.
FEMIN This user has a girl char coz he likes.
Assist icon.png This user occasionally gives Newbies free items.
Runecrafting This user started playing Runescape
before Easter 2005.
Globe.png This user no longer lurks in World 57 coz it is destroyed by Jagex.
Current jobs on wikia-wise stes
Semi active editor on This wiki (Runescape wiki)
System operator on Traditional Chinese Uncyclopedia

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Intro[edit | edit source]

I forgot when I started to play Runescape. But I see that it has been changing a lot during the days.
P.S. I looked up the record of my oldest account, I actually joined RS in January 15, 2005.
The largest changes of Runescape for F2P players in my opinion:
  1. The Grand Exchange, which grants a large market on rune trading and easy equipment obtaining. And the price of everything went off a remake as well.
  2. Explorer ring 3. The ring has infinite teleports to cabbage patch, not only making life much easier, it also made wilderness easier to explore. Ring 4 adds some functions...... while I later realize Jagex has later made lots of updates rendering the ring 4 useless. Shame.
  3. The disestablishment of PK system. The life in Wilderness became more difficult, and players lost the enjoyment of being hunted and hunting others beings. The PvP world is somehow too dangerous either, and yield too little rewards. Now it seems the old PvP is back but real player have decreased in population... Oh well we have PvP worlds.
  4. Stronghold of security. It was also featured for the bury bone random event glitch. (now fixed) Shame that Ejection of Combat is forcing into place. We cannot farm on Flesh crawlers anymore!
  5. Previously, Fist of Guthix. Powerful equipments and runecrafting gloves but this game was deserted when the experience gain mechanism is reworked with EoC.
  6. Runespan. Effectively outruns traditional runecrafting. No more rune running!
The things I think are not important at all in F2P:
  1. Cockroach soldiers. Initially they were very difficult to fight and didn't give good reward. They are then nerfed but their drops still are not very good.
  2. The triangle formations of mining rocks. Once you get to mine coal, it's not important at all.
  3. Runecrafting staves. Don't seem to lose weight if you are wielding these. And costly.
  4. Skull spectre. Fighting an hour for 5 teleports?
  5. The remake of armors. Jagex tried hard but failed finally.
  6. Tasking the achievements. If someone is deemed a beggar, you cannot make him work. 100k or even 1M isn't enough.

Membership days[edit | edit source]

After I returned to Runescape in 2017 with a brand new account and busted into membership by buying bonds (that said I accumulated enough coins to get one from Grand Exchange) I actually succeed to struggle being a member.

Firstly it took considerable effort to get 70 Smithing, and I worked on smelting on portable forges until I get a pile of coins. After I gained membership I completed as many quests as possible while buying runes and feathers to maintain minimum cash for sustaining membership. It took some careful planning but was well worth it.

Now I am looking forward for training some specified stats to find some more efficient way to gain coins.

Squeal of Fortune and Solomon's Store and Loyalty[edit | edit source]

What Jagex claims: These matters are separate. Solomon's store is in no way associated with competitive advantage.

What fact lies: Jagex ignored the fact the concepts of SoF and Store are identical: Item mall features, easily found in most MMORPGs. Simply said, you can buy competitive advantage indirectly, although Jagex refuses the idea. Also it is possible to inject bonus like special weapons, albeit not directly bought as it goes through some random process. This is like buying boxes which contain randoms, but each box costs fixed amount of real cash.