RuneScape: How Has It Changed?

How much has Runescape changed over the past years? This topic delves into that issue as well as other issues old users such as me trying to get back into the game have with it. The facts and info in the document may scare you.

How much has Runescape changed over the past 3 years, from RIGHT NOW, (as of writing time, June 2, 2009). It may make some users think back to a time back then, when trading wasn’t limited, scamming was rampant, gold auto miners were wild, Pking was a must, and the graphics stunk. (Kind of like the comparison of today to back then, in the 80s :P .) There are a lot of words in the article, and if you read the whole thing and open your mind to my point I will be very grateful towards any comment you have to make towards the article.

Let me start out by listing the updates and changes as well as events and their dates that have taken place over this period of time:

Additions to the game/website (some of my favorites are bolded):

3 New Skills

21 New Player Submitted Galleries of Art

31 New Postbags from the Hedge

Achievement Diaries

Development Diaries

Addition of the G.E. and the G.E. database

Layout of the Website Design Changed


Graphical Update

2 New Payment Options

Teleportation Portals (in the wilderness)

Pest Control Changes

Stronghold of Security

Skill Tutors

New Prayers

Capes of Achievement

Capes of Achievement- To start, why don’t I include probably the most desired and lusted for thing in the game: The Achievement Capes. For those of you that don’t know the Achievement capes are capes that can be bought from the skill master for 99k to increase the level of your skill from 99 to 100, maxing out your capabilities and showing off to anyone who sees it, and how could I forget the awesome emote that comes along with it? My friend (I know him in real life) had wanted one of these ever since they came out, so he said “I’m going to get at least one of these sooner than later”. So he worked for them. The first one he got was a fletching cape, and I was like “wow! How on earth did you do that!” and he was like “Cause I’m Bob”.

Months later I got a phone call from him, and he goes “Guess what?” So I go along with it, and say “What?” He says “I just got 99 fletching.” My jaw dropped. “How on earth are you that much of a loser?” were my thoughts. Now, I never told him this over the phone, but I was thinking out loud, and somehow I knew he knew. I’m just playing, I’m just playing, and I never said that to him, I was like “Wow! Congratulations!” and we went on discussing his plans on getting the skill cape for it, and the emote, and all of that.

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  1. Posted September 4, 2009 at 8:39 am

    Hello all, I want to thank you for reading and paying attention to my article… I hope you liked it please post comments and show your friends this :) .

  2. Posted September 5, 2009 at 2:06 am

    Woah thats the biggest article ever!Really good if you want to publish more you could split this up into parts.

  3. Posted September 5, 2009 at 8:20 am

    True, but that’d be tough to keep everything together.. I think I’ll get pictures of my friend who got the cape and post them on here.

  4. Posted September 5, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Another thing I wanted to post was that I just released another article, and here’s the link to it :D :

  5. Posted September 6, 2009 at 9:16 am

    It looks like the link to your other article is broken.

  6. Posted September 7, 2009 at 11:33 am

    You’re right, and the reason is because the article was “similar to other published content on Triond”… Whatever that means… but really, it was a great article and I wish it was still up :( .

    Anyway thanks for clicking on it… Too bad I can’t edit it out.

  7. Posted September 13, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    The unhelpful heritage vanishes.

  8. Posted September 21, 2009 at 5:58 am

    Good article, you pretty much covered all the changes of RuneScape. :P

  9. Posted September 22, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Thank you my man and let me tell you it WAS NOT AN EASY TASK!! It took me a lot of spare time in my summer and I’m glad that you read it and enjoyed it (it must have taken a while).

    But I must say that I left a few events out just because the game itself changes so much you just can’t keep up with it! Another reason was for article length and I just wanted to get the DARN THING OUT!!

  10. Posted September 30, 2009 at 5:37 am

    Nice one dude, umm..Have you started playing this game at 2005-2006? Well that’s awesome if you did, anyways good article keep up the good work bro.


  11. Posted October 10, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Good guess! Believe it or not I started playing Runescape back in ‘05 and had no idea what I was doing but a week after I started playing the Halloween update came out back then and honestly I don’t even remember what it was back then but I think it was something about untradeable candy. Now Halloween’s coming up :D .

    Just goes to show you how much RS has changed.


  12. Posted October 12, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Remember the glitch where u clicked on an emote u couldn\’t use and turned on prayer and it lasted forever?

  13. Posted October 17, 2009 at 10:53 am

    I don’t remember using it or experiencing it first-hand, but I can remember my friend drewdagamer1 who plays the game 24/7 showed me it one time and I thought it was really funny… Glad they fixed it…

  14. Coolred
    Posted August 4, 2011 at 4:33 am

    I was just randomly thinking why has runescape changed so much?So i typed into google and found this post.Dude,I have to say runescape has sucked and lost it’s greatness in the past 3-4 years.Its quite terrible.With the whole skill capes thing,people are just getting bots and not legitly even getting the capes.It’s really quite sad to see how many people want stuff to show off to friends or random people on runescape that they didnt even earn legitly.If you earn skillcapes legit im fine with that,but dont go showing it off.It really makes me want to say,”Why do you not have a life” or “Please stop showing me something I couldnt care about at all”Well thanks for posting this.I used to play back in the 05′-08′ time period.That was when RS was fun and not full of bull crap people don’t derserve and bot for.

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