The Old School RuneScape version was released in 2013 and was created by a 2007 RuneScape backup version. For years, fans have been looking for a way to play the old RuneScape game, and Jagex keeps the entire contents of the old game. Since then, the old school team has been developing and extending this release to become its own separate RuneScape branch - essentially creating an alternative timeline, engine upgrades, life-quality changes, and even entirely new content to witness the game's transformation.
This guide takes you through the details of how to create an Old School RuneScape account, and we'll also introduce some tips on where to go and what to do when Gielinor's adventure begins.
The first step is to create your own account. Go to the old school RuneScape website and click "new user". This will result in a login page where you only need a valid email address, your date of birth, and a display name. Fill it out as required so your account can be created.
Second, check that your computer is running the latest version of Java. Make sure you download the latest version. Next, you need to download the old school RuneScape client. Before logging into old school RuneScape, make sure you're in the world of free games. You can open the world select screen by clicking on the button in the lower left corner. Nearby worlds with a silver star are free, while those with a gold star are open only to paying members. After selecting the world, click "existing user" and enter your email address and password. That's it. You're in the club now.
Step three, go into the game and create the game characters, and then your next destination will be tutorial island. Here you can not only learn about the game, but also learn quite well.
Various local mentors will take you through basic gameplay, including combat systems and some skills, as well as various interface features, such as friend lists. Throughout the tutorial, you will also accumulate a basic set of combat and survival equipment. Once you graduate from cram island, you'll be teleported to blue bridge, the new player's pastoral home. If you still have questions about combat and skills, having a mentor in the field can help.
One thing you should do before doing anything else is set your bank password. This will protect your storage items if your account ever compromised. Head to the bank on the top floor of castle blue bridge and select the "PIN Settings" option when talking to the bank teller. Now, gieleanor's world is at your feet.
Step four, improved skills. Non-member Old School RuneScape players can use 15 skills, from woodcut to magic. Hovering over a skill tells you how much experience you need to get to the next level, and clicking on it opens a guide that details the items and skills each level opens.
Your first dungeon venture is from varoxy to the barbarian village, where you will find the secure fortress. The four horsemen of the apocalypse are divided into four levels, with five levels of orcs and 159 levels of shadow monsters. Whatever your level of combat, make sure there's always a challenging fight. Be ready to test your knowledge account security as well! Hidden on each floor is a rewards room, where you will unlock a new emoji and receive a one-time cash bonus for a total of 10,000 Runescape gold. If you find the fourth and final award room, you can also choose a pair of gorgeous boots or battle boots.
If you're more interested in fighting, head east, across the loch to find a goblin haunt. Here, you can easily practice melee, ranged, and magical combat without fear of being overwhelmed - unless you own your own brilliance.
Step five, mission is a good way to explore the world and gain experience. Lumbridge has a variety of primary tasks, including a sheep shearer, which is an introduction to fabrication techniques. You can start by talking to farmer Fred at his farm northwest of blue bridge castle.
Rune secretarial is a key task to unlock rune drift. Once you get it, you will be able to create runes to execute spells. You can talk to duke Horatio on the second floor of the castle of blue bridge.
If you are stuck on a task, open its log by clicking on the task name in the task log. This will tell you everything you've done so far in your quest and give you a clue as to what to do next. The logs also list specific level requirements for each task and may prompt you for any advanced monsters you may encounter. Alternatively, you can go to the old school RuneScape Wikia for more information.
Finally, make friends. So you've done some tasks and improved some skills, but now you're starting to feel a bit lonely. It's time to make some friends. The easiest way is to go to a hot area and start talking to other players. Lumbridge is always full of newcomers, and Varrock is a social hub for trading and tasks.
However, the best way to make friends is to join a tribe. You can go to BBS on the Old School tribe. Here, you'll find active people everywhere.
If you want to take a more positive approach, you may need to look at the "tribe directory," which lists short descriptions of tribes and the activities they participate in. For example, some tribes are purely social, while others focus on PvP or balancing skills. Take the time to find a tribe that suits your interests and you'll soon make new friends.
If you encounter tasks you won't do, the Old School RuneScape Wiki will provide all the information you may need. Also consider upgrading to membership (you can test with the RuneScape Twitch Prime package) so you can get all the skills and tasks.
If you can do all the above steps, I believe you will have a good start. Now go, brave adventurer.