Runescape Vs World of Warcraft
The pros and cons between two of the most famous and played games online.
I’ll take an unbiased stance and say that they’re pretty even. Runescape has its advantages and disadvantages, as does World of Warcraft. There are simple things that makes one game better than another in one way, but worse in another.
The only reason I’m writing this is to calm all of the gamers down who constantly argue about which game is better. I want to try my best (however effective or uneffective it may be) to cease the flames and personal attacks that come with playing a certain game.
Runescape is a game most played by teenagers from ages 13-15, but is also played by 9-12 year olds. This age difference might cause a corruption somewhere in the community, which is a downfall. However, World of Warcraft’s complexity makes it harder for immature players to play, usually because their impatience.
World of Warcraft is complex and hard to understand at first, and only allows certain classes per character. In Runescape, it’s easier to follow along and see what’s happening and what to do, and all “classes” can be accessed by a single character.
Runescape only allows 1 character per account. World of Warcraft allows enough too fill most of the classes in a single realm.
World of Warcraft is $15 a month. Runescape is only $5 a month.
Runescape can seem childish and can become repetitive once in awhile. World of Warcraft does become repetitive, but very rarely so.
World of Warcraft is full screen and requires more resources from the computer to play. Runescape is a browser game, made in the resource-hog Java, but doesn’t require near as much as World of Warcraft.
Now you see, they’re pretty even. Now I’ll tread even further into the 2 most important factors in each game.
Runescape’s graphics may be the best Java can do, but they’re still lacking. World of Warcraft has better graphics (although not near as good as it can potentially be).
World of Warcraft REQUIRES teams and levels for certain things. Runescape doesn’t require a team for anything (although the option is still there), all you need is a few extra levels, and I’ve even done slightly difficult quests (Desert Treasure, Monkey Madness) at near bare minimums, around 35 combat.
Now you see, the games are basically equal. I choose Runescape over World of Warcraft because it’s an easy-to-follow game that doesn’t need immediate attention (which can also lower the fun a bit), because I have to program once in awhile.
Thanks for reading!