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Everyone knows that Runescape is dying. For those who are looking for their next adventure in a new game let me try to sell you Albion Online.

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Albion Online is the next upcoming massive FULL LOOT sandbox F2P MMORPG game. It is also the first cross-platform MMO so you can play it on your Android or IOS tablets. It has many similar features to runescape like character classless customization but it is very unique in it's own way. The game focuses on Player Interaction with Player vs Player being a big part in the game. The game also features their unique territory Guild vs Guild warfare system and much more.

 

 

Here are the Multiple game trailers that goes more in depth.

 

 

 

 

The game is currently in its Alpha Stages and it is planned to be released early next year. Again the game is planned to be FREE TO PLAY at release. However, you can take part of the many huge alpha tests if you support the devs and buy a founders pack . A winter alpha is planned for next month, and these tests usually last 3-6 weeks and is a blast to be in.

 

There is more info on this game on their official website and the Develepors are really active on their forums , facebook, and steam greenlight page. (Yes the game will be released on steam as well.)

 

Runescape is a dying game. There have been no signs of player population increasing for months and the only hope for it to happen was to release f2p but jagex was too greedy to do so. Now is the time to expand your options and look to move on to the future and this is the perfect game for transitioning Runescape players. With RS membership prices increasing I know many of you are quitting the game and I believe this game will satisfy all of your desires for an MMORPG.

 

For those of you who don't believe Runescape is dying you gotta look a the facts. When was the last time OSRS broke 30k players? All jagex has to do to increase player base is make it f2p but they refuse to because they claim "insufficient funding". Well how about you guys look at the comments of this post about jagex's new game failing yet again after millions in investment.http://www.reddit.co..._at_the_end_of/

 

Here is what it says

"I really wish that I could say I'm surprised, but this is simply just history repeating itself yet again. It further reinforces my belief that Jagex needs to focus solely on the game it has, and stop investing millions into games that fail time and time again.

Let's take a quick look at Jagex's game list, besides RS:

  • FunOrb (2008) - Development on FunOrb was silently shut down in 2010. Not a single word was said about it. There was a single game released, out of nowhere, this year, which was a developers pet project off and on since the start of FunOrb (not a revival).
  • 8Realms (2011) - Jagex's attempt to jump on the social game wave in the wake of games like Farmville. After just over a year, and millions of dollars in costs, was closed because it was not successful.
  • Mechscape - Completed, but scrapped, as the finished project "didn't meet the quality standards of the original design" (how does that even happen?).
  • Stellar Dawn - Announced with huge fanfare as a reboot of MechScape, an announcement trailer was released in 2010, which had a target release for 2011. After being delayed to 2012, Jagex announced that it would be "paused" (read: cancelled), in favor of Transformers Universe.
  • Ace of Spades (2012) [publisher] - AoS was a widely played indie game, that Jagex silently bought to help fund in 2011 or early 2012. In 2012, they announced that they would be publishing it as a full featured game on Steam. Unfortunately, Jagex decided to put their "creative spin" on the game, which changed the game severely. This game has widely been received as a failure and an insult, but there are a few players still.
  • Mobile Games - Games released on Mobile platforms include Bouncedown, StarCannon, Miner Disturbance, and Undercroft. All but Undercroft were re-releases of existing FunOrb games. I can't imagine many people still play these.
  • War of Legends (2010) [publisher] - An MMORTS, I haven't heard a single thing about this game since release. I have no idea how active it is today. This was also Jagex's first game to use Microtransactions.

After looking at all those games, we can see a pretty obvious pattern. Games developed by Jagex fail. Games published by Jagex do poorly, but most are still around. I'm not sure if we can contribute failure to games solely published by Jagex, except Ace of Spades, which was changed extremely by Jagex.

So please, Jagex, I'm begging of you. You have a horrible track record for your games development history. Stick with what you know and do best: RuneScape. Stop investing millions upon millions in all these games that, as history has shown, do not lead anywhere.

Start investing the money gained from RS back into RS. Spend the money to revitalize the game, bring old content up to date, rebalance/rework the skills (You know, the CORE of the game). Invest more in advertising. Invest more in a proper customer support team. Invest more in proper fansite support, that isn't run by an extremely biased leader of RuneZone.

Please, Jagex. Listen for once."

 

 

 

Jagex increases membership prices because they have to make up for their failures, and guess what none of that money is going to OSRS. Oldschool runescape will die within 3 years. It's time to invest your time elsewhere.

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Jagex increases membership prices because they have to make up for their failures, and guess what none of that money is going to OSRS. Oldschool runescape will die within 3 years. It's time to invest your time elsewhere.

Yeah like RS3 for example, the one version of the game that gets frequent updates.

Of course Old School is dying, it was never meant to last. It's like the RuneScape classic version, slightly different only because thanks to the old PvP system it has a stable PvP memberbase and as such it receives a couple updates to keep said memberbase interested.

Edited by Micael Fatia

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Not sure what to think about this. Is this more of a Runescape rant, game suggestion, or blatant advertising?

 

Moving to the other games section.

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OSRS isn't really dying anyway. I mean, sure, I'm dying too, but OSRS isn't any more dead than it was at this time last year (I think it's more active actually).

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OSRS isn't really dying anyway. I mean, sure, I'm dying too, but OSRS isn't any more dead than it was at this time last year (I think it's more active actually).

You are dying

Runescape is dying

Albion is dying

I am dying

 

EXISTENTIAL CRISIS

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Everything dies after a while, people have been saying RS is dying for several years.

 

I don't trust early-access games anymore... Too many of them turn into pay-to-win cash grabs.

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It's time to invest your time elsewhere.

RuneScape aside, I don't think that any MMORPG is a good place to invest one's time. -.-

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It's time to invest your time elsewhere.

RuneScape aside, I don't think that any MMORPG is a good place to invest one's time. -.-

Hey, someday my 99 woodcutting will pay off in a real life job situation.

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It's time to invest your time elsewhere.

RuneScape aside, I don't think that any MMORPG is a good place to invest one's time. -.-

Hey, someday my 99 woodcutting will pay off in a real life job situation.

 

Being willing to do anything over and over again for the promise of an eventual payoff is always a useful trait.

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frankly I think MMO's in general are dying

quite a few 'died' recently while still in beta phase

 

the MMO hype is over, it's now the age of MOAB's like league of legends and other online PVP matches games

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Everything dies after a while, people have been saying RS is dying for several years.

 

I don't trust early-access games anymore... Too many of them turn into pay-to-win cash grabs.

 

Sad but true :/

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I have no intention of playing another mmorpg any time soon, so I'll stay with Runescape until it dies.

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You know what else is going to be dead? You reepi if you miss the Christmas party. :mad:

Let's be honest, he'll be dead pretty quick if he goes too.

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