Introduction to RuneScape
Learn how to register a new account on Runescape.
This is my first submission to Triond, so bare with me as this guide to Runescape is for beginners only.
RuneScape is a fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) released in 2001 by Jagex Ltd. Runescape is played by hundreds of thousands of people. You can register for free, or pay to be a member and unlock tons of cooler stuff than you get in the free version of Runescape.
First, lets go over the basics of Runescape…
You can register to Runescape to begin playing immediately! To do this, simply visit there website (www.runescape.com). If you’re just visiting the Runescape website for the very first time, than you will see a welcome screen, at the top simply click ‘Don’t display this anymore’, and you will then be redirected to there main page.
Now, that you’re at there main page you’ll see at the very top of the page it says ‘Account’. Scroll over that tab and a drop down menu will automatically show up and it will say ‘Create New Account’. Select that.
Okay, now you should see a page that you have to enter your account details. Please remember creating an account is simple and free, and you will have access to the free worlds on Runescape for as long as you like.
Now, pick a username you would like for your character. This name will show up in game when other people see you. Also, you will need this for when logging into a world. Usernames can be a maximum of 12 characters long and may contain letters, numbers, spaces and underscores. When you go to select your account username, you’ll notice the box turn green with a check mark if the name hasn’t already been chosen by someone else. If it turns red, the username has already been taken, but you’ll see that on the right it gives you alternative usernames to choose from that are related to what you typed in.
Now, you need to pick a password for your account – and again you’ll need this to log into the game. Passwords must be between 5 and 20 characters long and may contain letters and numbers.
You will then have to enter your date of birth, your date of birth is required for account creation, but they will not share it with any third parties.
Finally, you have to pick the country you currently reside in. Your country of residence is required for the purposes of identifying your account in case your account is stolen or hijacked, this way you can recover.
When you’re done filling out all of that information, select ‘Submit’. You’ll then be sent to the second step of your account creation. You don’t have to do this step it is optional, but for security reasons on recovering your account if it is stolen or hi-jacked it’s always good to add your email address. Again, they will NOT share it with any third parties as it’s used for password recovery only. You can also select to not receive there news letters.
Be sure to read over these or skim over them as there is some information you’ll need to know.
Now you can select ‘Create Account’, and you’re ready to play Runescape! From the third step, you can select ‘Play Runescape’. If you click out of the site and don’t know how to get to play from there main page, you can see at the top of there main page a button that says ‘Play Now’. Scroll over that button and you’ll see a drop down menu, select ‘Existing Users’ as you’ve already registered
When you select that button, you’ll be directed to another page that loads Runescape. If this is your first time, it will take long to load the first time but every time after that it will load much faster; unless there is a update.
Remember, you’ll need Java to play Runescape.
If you’ve gotten this far, you’ll see three columns named ‘Instant Demo’, ‘Free Game’, and ‘Members Games’. Since you just registered your account, you’ll go to the ‘Free Game’ column. Select ‘Log In’ from the column.
Now you’re done! Just pick what you want your character to wear as other people will see you in these clothes, hair cut, color, and so forth. When you’re done doing all that, you will then be in the tutorial part of Runescape. I can’t guide you through the tutorial as you should figure this part out on your own.
Good luck in the world of Runescape!