I recall people when I was in middle school at the early 2000s playing it then it just faded away. Then I saw Reddit going crazy over it a few years back.
That is actually fascinating. Folks don’t half-ass RuneScape. If someone plays RuneScape, they are usually obsessed with RuneScape relative to how much different people play most other videogames, on account of this grind/time investment necessary to maintain advancing (years of drama if someone wants to make it to the end game).
I operate in the ambulance doing 911 and inter-facility transporting. We have tablets (notebooks that turn to pills ) within our ambulances and should the place the individual is moving is a couple of hours away I will play OSRS on the pill (in case the individual is non-critical and asleep). A countless number of times I have had patients awaken and ask me when I was playing RS and a few have played it before, or play it, and we are going to have RS discussions all the way into the receiving centre. We also have a conference room at the station and four other men and myself bring our PCs in and play OSRS round the table between being toned out.
I thought there were only like 7-8 children in each grade (my college had like 100 kids each grade) that played RuneScape, needless to say those several kids were part of my friendship group I would hang out with everyday at school and talk about runies, this was back in 2006 when (IMO) it had been during its peak before WoW became too widespread/kids got better computers. As a 25 yo grownup even at work in the bituminous road building industry I hear a few of our labourers speaking about Recipe for Disaster and while awaiting the trucks they’re playing it on their phones.
Is how simple it is to talk about. You meet someone who plays the same game as you, you are instant best friends and can discuss it till the cows come home. The crew do not like us engineers by default but I get along with these boys effortlessly now, and today we’re cracking RuneScape jokes across the UHF from time to time. I don’t know what RuneScape is I am just here since those memes make no sense so must be some higher form of intelligence.
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