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 Post subject: Getting back into the game?
PostPosted: February 21st, 2015, 11:09 pm 
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So yeah, permanent free-to-play oldschool is finally out and I decided to give it a shot. I remember when it first came out but I was not ready to invest any more money into ANY variation of runescape at that point so I held off but finally it became F2P.

I got off to a rather bad start. The Runescape site was acting up, taking forever to respond. I found out on my oldest account my display name was freed up as it was inactive and someone took it, how disappointing. The other thing was that I got stuck with the default bot look on my main because I promptly logged out after logging in to investigate what was the deal with my oldest account not having a display name. Petty inconveniences aside, it was relaxing just logging in and hearing the crap wonderful music. Didn't even complete tutorial island on my first session (19th) and then quickly finished it off to join everyone in the Hide and Seek Event (21st) just to have some fun. Will I stick around? Who knows, seems like a decent way to kill time, which I seem to have both loads and none of. Seems like more of a cool down and relaxing thing to do just to sit around and enjoy the grind fest but otherwise I think I'll continue to mainly stick in the realm of Team Fortress 2, Counter-Strike etc as it is a bit more engaging for me.

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PostPosted: February 21st, 2015, 11:09 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Getting back into the game?
PostPosted: February 22nd, 2015, 10:19 am 
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There have been some issues with the servers lately, but it's had its good days (the day of our event being one of the good ones). One thing worth noting is that Old School has a fair few updates that the Runescape 3 doesn't have; it has that old school feel with new updates. The early bit is really nostalgic, but as you get to the higher levels, you realize that it's a different beast. In my opinion, that's not a bad thing. It's new content to explore, and it's a way to revive an old version of a great game.

I highly recommend at least sticking with it for a while to see if you like any of the new content. The main thing is to just have fun with it!

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 Post subject: Re: Getting back into the game?
PostPosted: February 23rd, 2015, 2:31 am 
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It's F2P now? I don't think I'll check it out anytime soon, but I'll definitely keep it in the back of my mind if I ever have a spare moment to check it out.

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 Post subject: Re: Getting back into the game?
PostPosted: February 23rd, 2015, 7:57 am 
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Yes, Old School has the F2P experience of 2007. It's definitely worth trying out, at least. You get to see Tutorial Island again!

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 Post subject: Re: Getting back into the game?
PostPosted: February 23rd, 2015, 8:32 am 
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MageGuy08 wrote:
Yes, Old School has the F2P experience of 2007. It's definitely worth trying out, at least. You get to see Tutorial Island again!

My only qualm with it is that it has a really, really, really low resolution, but apparently they're working on a client that'll support a bigger resolution :)

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 Post subject: Re: Getting back into the game?
PostPosted: February 23rd, 2015, 9:37 am 
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Yes, Jagex is working on making an official resizable client (since right now, the only client that can resize is RSBuddy, and it only zooms in). No ETA on it, from what I remember though.

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 Post subject: Re: Getting back into the game?
PostPosted: February 26th, 2015, 8:39 am 
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I wonder if they'll go back on their word about not making it HD...

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 Post subject: Re: Getting back into the game?
PostPosted: February 26th, 2015, 1:03 pm 
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Arceus wrote:
I wonder if they'll go back on their word about not making it HD...

Making a client window bigger than like 800x600 != making it HD though?

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 Post subject: Re: Getting back into the game?
PostPosted: February 26th, 2015, 2:39 pm 
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I don't remember them saying HD, the only thing I remember them saying is "resizable".

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 Post subject: Re: Getting back into the game?
PostPosted: February 27th, 2015, 6:21 pm 
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MageGuy08 wrote:
I don't remember them saying HD, the only thing I remember them saying is "resizable".

Yes of course, but as we all know, one step leads to another and... :P

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