[Side Quest] A Return to Gielinor

RuneScape 10th Anniversary Drop Party

It had been almost three full years since I last logged into RuneScape. Put off by the Evolution of Combat, I had returned for a little while when Legacy combat was reintroduced into the main game thanks to the Power of the Players poll.

Now Gielinor is host to RuneScape 3 and I am at a bit of a loss as to the reason for some of the design changes. Namely why the Batwing armor that I left with was scrapped of its Magic bonus. Which was precisely the reason I had purchased it, in addition to the fact that it was the only low cut female top at the time, and very well might still be. Extraodinarily helpful for seducing free gold out of thirsty passers by.

I am happy to report that Legacy combat is still available though saddened that I did not train my Ranged further before leaving the last time as my safe spot for sniping Lesser Demons on Crandor was negated by their now having a magic attack as well.

Bots are still alive and well (why my mining level is only 59 at the time of writing this). But I am happy. I don't expect I will invest my time heavily into this world again. Though it does serve as a great distraction while laddering in Hearthstone against a player who loves to rope every turn or just is a tryhard LifeCoach clone. Having played my main account since release but moving to a pure Ranged/Mage hybrid approximately 5 years ago in favor of the different playstyle.

It's good to be home to the first MMO I ever played. Much has changed but much has stayed the same. Happy 15th birthday RuneScape! Here's a look at how far you've come.

RuneScape Classic Wilderness

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some Fishing and Cooking to level up.


What was the first MMO you played? What's your favorite? Let us know in the doobly doo below. If you play RuneScape you are welcome to add me to chat. In-game name is Mer1en. Feel free to also use the comments to group up. If enough are interested, might even start up a new Clan just for the blog since my previous Grand Exchange item flipping group was disbanded.


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