A lot of things have changed since 2007, namely for the RuneScape community. Nowadays, Old School RuneScape has become an entirely separate game to RuneScape 3 due to insistent public demand from players yearn for the same game they came to know and love back in 2007. With the player base being divided as it is, however, it’s hard to determine which RuneScape game you should play. Both games are equally good, but in which aspects does one have the upper hand over the other? Fear not, because we’ll help you decide which game is the better choice for you; we’ll take a closer look at the strengths and weaknesses of each and focus on key differences in terms of farming RS3 or OSRS gold.
RuneScape 3 wins this by a landslide. The game is just absolutely gorgeous to the point that you won’t believe how good everything looks at first. This especially holds true when you max your settings and turn the game into fullscreen on your monitor; you’re going to constantly look at everything because the world of RuneScape 3 is just pure eye candy! It really looks like a modern game. The level of detail put into it gives the game so much personality. With Jagex ditching java and going instead with a native C/C++ client, everything runs as smooth as whipped butter. If you’re transitioning from OSRS to RuneScape 3, your graphics experience will be great. Compared to the outdated and oftentimes downright terrible look of OSRS, RS3’s graphics are a sight to behold!
RuneScape has always been known to be an overly grindy game, so acquiring a few ways to get your skills up isn’t that bad at all. That being said, RuneScape 3’s skilling feels faster compared to OSRS. While the experience table hasn’t changed a lot, the methods that the game implements to gain EXP is much better. Gaining EXP faster and having more choices to grind instead of doing the usual boring methods of leveling skills is a definite plus in our book.
OSRS has a much more active community compared to RuneScape 3. In OSRS, you have people starting their journey and you rarely see high-level players roaming about. In fact, most people are around mid-level and there are tons of beginners! Although the bot presence is higher in OSRS than in RuneScape 3, you can very much feel that the game is alive. In RuneScape 3 however, you won’t bump into that many people. And if you do, they’re already at a max level/max stats most of the time. This is due to the end game of RuneScape 3 that compels maxed level players to go to places that are fairly remote and can only be accessed after attaining a certain level. As a result, there are little to no new players that are populating beginner areas, and no one to ask for help from when you’re in a bind.
OSRS takes the cake for having more content than RuneScape 3. An example would be the Ironman Mode that you can pick. The sense of discovery hits an all-time high as you try to figure out where certain items drop, how they work, with the Grand Exchange being the ultimate go-to place to buy everything. Despite being called “old school”, OSRS is a game that continuously gives. It’s a game that forces you to go through so much content that you didn’t think you’d do, and with the developers constantly updating it, you won’t run out of activities.
If you’re into PvE and having great graphics is mandatory, then RuneScape 3 is easily the perfect MMO for you. However, if PvP, an active community and, exploration whilst farming for OSRS gold is important to you, we think that OSRS is a much more viable option. Both of these games have good and bad aspects, but they’re generally great MMOs. It’s just a matter of choosing what fits your style. So which RuneScape game is the one for you? Let us know what you think!