Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Runescape  



RuneScape now has more than 200 million player accounts


11:30 AM on 07.19.2012
RuneScape now has more than 200 million player accounts photo



Whoa! I knew people liked RuneScape, but 200 million registered accounts? That's obscene, even for a free-to-play MMO. To celebrate, Jagex has put together an infographic that has such tidbits as "players catch more than 8 billion fish every year." These are the things I like to know about.

"When the game was first released, nobody could ever have expected it would reach such high levels of popularity largely by community word of mouth," said Jagex CEO Mark Gerhard. "It has been an incredible journey to get to where we are today, and by continuing our tradition of constantly innovating, evolving and lovingly crafting RuneScape we are certain to continue to break records by creating an online adventure like no other."

It seems they've also added a demon with 200 million hit points to the game, because sure, why not? Be on the lookout for a unique item that can be used to slay the beast. Looking over the comparison screenshots in the gallery below, it's abundantly clear that it has been many, many years since I've played RuneScape.

RuneScape now has more than 200 million player accounts photo
RuneScape now has more than 200 million player accounts photo
RuneScape now has more than 200 million player accounts photo







Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






timeline following:
Runescape



1:00 PM on 10.31.2013
Runescape players can donate in-game gold to charity

Players of RuneScape can now donate their in-game gold into the "Well of Goodwill," which the game's developer Jaxex will then turn into real-world money to donate to charity. Jagex will donate $1 for every ten million g...more



7:30 PM on 02.16.2013
Vote to restore old school Runescape server

Runescape has come a long way since it was launched way back in 2001. This massively-multiplayer online game has had most of its core mechanics and graphics redone since then, and while the changes make the game better for so...more



9:30 PM on 09.15.2011
Nostalgia: Runscape Classic opens for one last time

RuneScape was always a game that I heard loads about, but never actually got into myself. The early 2000s were a time before I truly got to discover the wondrous medium that was PC gaming. Also being poor and not ac...more




Role-Playing Games

5:00 PM on 04.17.2015
Dark Souls II weapon durability fix on the way

In Dark Souls II, the speed with which weapons degrade is tied to the frame rate. That system wasn't an issue for those of us who played the sequel on last-generation consoles, but it has been an annoyance for PC, PS4, and Xb...more



5:30 PM on 04.16.2015
Should GungHo bring back Grandia and Lunar?

GungHo Online Entertainment America wants to know which Game Arts titles it should port to PC. Grandia. Lunar. Uhh, Thexder. The list goes on. Problem is, there's only enough room in this survey for one choice, so you've got ...more



5:00 PM on 04.16.2015
Dark Souls II re-release tops Japanese charts (but it's not as impressive as it sounds)

Dark Souls II's current-gen re-release Scholar of the First Sin found an opening in the Japanese sales charts and struck at an opportune moment. Most weeks, it would barely make a dent, but on this particular week, it wa...more



View all Role-Playing Games






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more