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#1 Murdoc

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:15 AM

The title says it all, folks. The August 10th 2007 version of RuneScape is now live and open to all who vote!

You - the community - have shown your commitment and have voted for your game. You smashed through the minimum viable threshold of 50,000 votes in just a matter of hours, so we have delivered on our promise to reinstate the service. Anyone who is a member and has voted can play now.

Not only that, but we have now also passed the 250,000 vote support mark. That means we will provide a small team for on-going development, provide a basic level of maintenance, and look to provide our latest anti-bot & anti-gold farming upgrades, all for a small additional membership fee of $5.

At the 500,000+ level of support, we'll be able to provide the service for free to members. We will also be able to bolster the development team, run weekly maintenance and implement our full anti-botting and anti-gold farming technologies. Not only that, but we'll carry out regular membership polls to decide new content. We are hoping to hit this option at the very least.

At 750,000+ votes you have all this at no extra charge…and the service will be open to free players, too!

As I mentioned yesterday in our live Q&A, we have pulled out all the stops to do this quickly for you, so the service will be rough around the edges for a little while. Please do bear with us as we improve the service for you.

Remember: it’s the community that makes a game fun, memorable and truly great. There will be no rollbacks or resets, so gather your friends and prepare to dust off your old-school skills. Join the Old School RuneScape party now!

For a breakdown of the answers we provided on Wednesday night in the Q&A, go here.

Any questions? Take a look at our FAQ here.

Remember: anyone who registers their vote will get their first month of Old School RuneScape for free, regardless of the eventual poll outcome. Keep on voting!

See you on Tutorial Island soon!

Thanks,

Mark Gerhard

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#2 spoonheb

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:17 AM

Most action tutorial island's ever seen.
Keep voting for dat 500k guys!

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#3 Mike Wazowski

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:18 AM

Oh cool. Should be on soon, looking forward to trying it out.

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#4 Lat.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:19 AM

I have to go to school. :cry:
Hopefully it'll fly by so I can get grinding IRS.

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#5 Youngster Joey

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:20 AM

Already 2 Woodcutting. GOML.
Signature in construction. In the meantime, here's a big empty space to stare at.

#6 al13

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:23 AM

it very laggy for anyone else?

#7 Lat.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:29 AM

View Postal13, on 22 February 2013 - 10:23 AM, said:

it very laggy for anyone else?

You were expecting it NOT to be laggy on the first day?

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#8 Murdoc

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:29 AM

View Postal13, on 22 February 2013 - 10:23 AM, said:

it very laggy for anyone else?
Join the least populated world, that's what I did and it works fine now.

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#9 Neo Phoenix2

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:32 AM

good luck getting through the combat section on tutorial island...

#10 Blurple

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:34 AM

View PostNeo Phoenix2, on 22 February 2013 - 10:32 AM, said:

good luck getting through the combat section on tutorial island...
L2skiptutorial. Skippy by the door in the first building you're in lol.

#11 Dannnyy

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:39 AM

Catherby is...rather quiet.

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16 Woodcutting :innocent:

Maple seed from bird's nest.
Selling maple seed 100k!
19 Woodcutting now.

Edited by Dannnyy, 22 February 2013 - 10:43 AM.

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#12 Ironman7891

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:44 AM

Won't be able to play til tonight but hopefully that works in my favor. Less people on tutorial island etc
Current Stats / Short Term Goals
79 / 80 Attack
80 / 80 Strength
80 / 80 Defense
88 / 95 Hitpoints
91 / 99 Range
84 / 94 Magic
70 / 70 Prayer
102 / 104 Combat

Currently in the game I'm : training magic to 85-94

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#13 Jens14

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:58 AM


http://runetrack.com...php?user=Jens14

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#14 Sefket

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:00 AM

THIS IS AWESOME. GOOD JOB JAGEX!

#15 Velits

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:00 AM

Too awesome :XD: I'm happy!

#16 Dannnyy

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:01 AM

Anybody know where you access the hiscores?
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#17 Norman X1

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:09 AM

View PostDannnyy, on 22 February 2013 - 11:01 AM, said:

Anybody know where you access the hiscores?

http://services.rune...?table=0&page=1
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#18 Dannnyy

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:09 AM

Oh wow...
Well that is my claim to fame on Runescape I thought I would never get.
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#19 Matchu

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:11 AM

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Since it's empty, I wonder if it's first people to enter OSR. Or first to vote. Or something. Interesting though.

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#20 guy19900

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:12 AM

There is one HELL of a rocket in the number of votes on the RS07 page. No surprise where that's coming from.

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