Game of the Week: Runescape 3

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By | April 17th, 2014 | Categories: RuneScape

Runescape 3 is well and truly one of the elder statesman of the MMORPG genre. Released way back in January 2001, the franchise has become something of a fixture in the industry with over 175 million registered accounts Runescape is one of the most popular games on the PA Marketplace.

Interesting facts about Runescape 3 on the PA Marketplace

  • Runescape 3 has been on the PlayerAuctions marketplace since April 20, 2013
  • Product market share breakdown: Accounts 70% & Currency 30%.
  • Average Order Price: $83.98
  • Cheapest Order Price: 20M Runescape 3  Gold worth $5.48.
  • Largest Order Price: 1,000M Runescape  3 Gold worth $417.37.

Click here to visit the Runescape PA marketplace.

The game was developed and published by Jagex Games and has enjoyed three Studio releases since it was launched.

  • 4 January 2001: RuneScape Classic (beta)
  • April 2004: RuneScape 2
  • 22 July 2013: RuneScape 3

In 2008, it was named Guinness Book of World Records in 2008, as the world’s most popular free MMORPG!

The game is browser based meaning anyone can pick it up before they can pronounce Gielinor. Gill-inor!! You laugh…but there is a pronunciation guide!

Over 175 million downloads.

Set in the ever expanding world of Gielinor, players make their own rules and set their own goals.  Gielinor is a vast landscape of Cities and towns, Dungeons and points of interest. Friendly and hospitable cities neighbour broken cities home to bloodthirsty monsters. Different areas require different skills. You must master a total of 26 skills in order to reach level 99 except dungeoneering which goes up to 120. Only by improving your skills can you truly be considered a powerful warrior, and tackle the larger challenges that lie ahead.

Challenges

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  • Agility
  • Attack
  • Cooking
  • Constitution
  • Construction
  • Crafting
  • Defence
  • Divination
  • Dungeoneering

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  • Farming
  • Fishing
  • Firemaking
  • Fletching
  • Herblore
  • Hunter
  • Prayer
  • Magic
  • Mining

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  • Ranged
  • Runecrafting
  • Slayer
  • Smithing
  • Strength
  • Summoning
  • Thieving
  • WoodCutting

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Some skills compliment each others, some are individual. Some skills are needed to complete a specific quest, some are needed to extend the game above and beyond the free to play option. Multiple challenges and more importantly points are available as you complete more challenging tasks.

Players make their own rules and set their own goals.

Quests

There are 23 free to play quests, while members have more than 190 quests. From being a cooks assistant to being a demon slayer the range of quests, different degrees of interaction with other characters is broad and really

Quests vary in both length (short, medium, long and very long) and difficulty ( novice, intermediate, long, very long)

For a more detailed look at some of the Quests in Runescape, then please check the link for more details.

Guilds.

Build your guilds. One thing you quickly realize in Runescape is not just that your one of many, but that many people have similar skills others don’t.

  • Skill Related Guilds (Including Mining, Wizards, Warriors and Crafting Guild)
  • The Champions’ Guild.
  • The Heroes’ Guild.
  • The Legends’ Guild.
  • The Thieves’ Guild.

Runescape has vast free to play platform. With paid membership, however, vast becomes enormous. Here are just a few of the features.

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Free

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Membership

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Quest

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23

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190+

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Skills

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16

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26

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Minigames

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4

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41+

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Access to Old School Runescape

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No

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Yes

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Armour and Weapons

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Limited

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Full

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Character Customisation

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Limited

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Full

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Game World Access

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Limited

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Full

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Full Screen Graphics

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No

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Yes

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