Runescape’s Future – The Evolution of Combat

An article discussing the future of RuneScape.

The Evolution of Combat is basically a full rework of how RuneScape combat works. Along with the Evolution of Combat will come many different things, for example the ‘refurbished’ magic tab known as the ‘ability book’. The ‘ability book’ replaces the Magic tab on the toolbar in game. It contains abilities for Attack, Strength, Defence, Constitution, Ranged and Magic. Basically all magic spells will be turned into new ones. Same thing goes for prayer, all (if not most) prayers will be different, having different abilities. This is one of the reasons why people have differing opinions. Some like the idea of new spells/prayers while others dislike it. The ones who like it feel like the game is somewhat new and there is a sense of new things happening in the game. The ones that dislike it feel like they’ve wasted their time, money and effort and it has all gone to waste. For example the removal of Turmoil. Many players spend over 100M coins and a LOT of time training their Prayer level to 95 to get this strong curse/prayer; now after the Evolution of Combat update, that will literally all go to waste.

There is also controversy that Jagex (the creators of RuneScape) are implying the same use of content from other games such as World of Warcraft, an example of this is the action bar. Jagex STRONGLY copy the idea of having an action bar in RuneScape, thus causing some controversy between World of Warcraft players and RuneScape players, however players should be angry at Jagex and not World of Warcraft players because they are the ones implying this update.

There is also rumours that thousands upon thousands of players will quit playing RuneScape once the Evolution of Combat update happens (around September). Personally I will probably still play the game and TRY to enjoy it, however I find that highly unlikely as I personally feel like Jagex are copying World of Warcraft and aren’t original with their updates.

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  1. Posted September 14, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Put it this way. runescape no longer cares about the past this game does not compare to other MMORPGS as is. and the ones that are coming out or in the short future are 100x times better then runescape as it is, and they are aware of this. they know they will piss alot of the players off that have been playing it their whole life. im one of them, but you know what. if they dont make a major change soon it will die, i mean completely die. and thats something that the jagex is not willing to let happen. if any one had common sense they would realize this.

  2. Heroldt
    Posted October 4, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Hey man they aren’t copying WoW as it was not the first to have an action bar but the update helps keep the combat triangle alive right now melee dominates runescape and that needs to change.

  3. Posted December 23, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    The Runescape staff don’t care.

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