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Zaften

Runescape is no more

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I just wanted to come to a more exclusive place to vent my feelings. RuneScape as it was, with the creation of feelings of nostalgia, is no more. The Grand Exchange ruined community relations, and it's still in the game. The end-game is still there, yet everyone has turned to an efficiency mindset, which, while not bad in and of itself, has turned it into a chore-based game. I am strongly considering dropping the game again. There is no real fun path in the game for advancement. Basically, the game has turned into a chore, people have left the game in droves, and there isn't much left to experience in the game of RuneScape. I hope you understand what I mean. There will never be another Zezima or Zarfot. The game is dead.

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What version do you play?  I agree with you on the Grand Exchange but we are in the far minority there.

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I haven't even seen anyone offering to trim my armor recently. RuneScape has truly gone down the shizzleter.

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Sometimes we lose what we once valued, but we shouldn't always be tempted to return. Revisiting nostalgia is nice temporarily, but as with anything, without progression, the thing we identified as enjoying can become stale.

Whilst, in this case, the game has moved forward, your ideals and enjoyment have not. Sadly, you cannot find new sources of joy from the game, and perhaps it is time for you to move forwards and find something that you can enjoy.

At my peak enjoyment of Runescape, I had my close friends and family playing with me. I also enjoyed questing and the inner competition between us all for being the best.

Sometimes I revisit the game purely to experience the change but what often stops me from playing is a mixture of life commitment and a lack of enjoyment that consists of a realisation that I'm not enjoying questing. I'm doing it for a cape and grinding skills for a 99 or 120.

I stop because my goals aren't correct, and I'm not enjoying the process. The goal isn't necessary. No cape or max stat will keep me playing, and getting those achievements isn't fun because I'm not setting a goal of enjoying myself.

To enjoy the game, I would have to look at who I am and decide what brings me joy. I like socialising, I like competition, and I like being a part of something greater. As you may see, those basic needs aren't being met by my playstyle. My playstyle was built from what I enjoyed with other people, and those people are gone.

In short, if you want to enjoy the game, play it in the way that makes you the happiest and if you can't achieve that, don't play it.

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I logged in a few months back after a prompt from a friend who was playing too

and I had zero interaction, walked aroudn falador and runescape and noone ever talked to me, or talked at all really

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On 12/14/2021 at 1:37 PM, Egghebrecht said:

I logged in a few months back after a prompt from a friend who was playing too

and I had zero interaction, walked aroudn falador and runescape and noone ever talked to me, or talked at all really

Oops

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I think you can still make it whatever you want it to be.  I agree the community is not as good as it once was.  However consider the possibility that you don't like it as much because you are older now and look at the world differently now.

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On 12/24/2021 at 3:13 PM, Shooter585 said:

I think you can still make it whatever you want it to be.  I agree the community is not as good as it once was.  However consider the possibility that you don't like it as much because you are older now and look at the world differently now.

This goes with everything, be it RuneScape, or anything else in life. Sure, it is easy to look at old video games and think "Wow, it is not the same as it used to be", and true enough, the experience is different because both you and the game changed. The worst thing anyone can ever do is chase nostalgia, because you cannot ever recapture the experiences of old. However, if you go in with few expectations, and enjoy things for what they are, you usually fare better. :tongue: 

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