Is Old School Runescape worth playing today?

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Join me as I explore Gielinor again after a brief 15 year hiatus. Or at least like 3-4 regions of it.
Thanks to Jagex for sponsoring this video, it was super cool to work with a game dev on such a renowned game.

If you have any interest in trying out OSRS for yourself, you can go here: No worries if not!

All drawings are done by my personal art goblin, the talented Leonie:
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Quite a few by OSRSBeatz (, in no particular order:
Sea Shanty 2 (Trap Remix)-
Dark (Trap Remix)-
Book of Spells (Trap Remix)-
Inferno (Trap Remix)-
Start (Trap Remix)-
Still Night (Synthwave/Trap Remix)
Old School 'Scape by Arkhand-
The Sound of Guthix (Lo-Fi) by boat-
Newbie Melody (Lo-Fi) by boat-
Medieval (Lo-Fi) by boat-
Home Sweet Home (Lo-Fi) by boat-
Buyin Gf by Beats by Tickle-
Chillin in Fali by Beats by Tickle-
Fragments of Guthix- Lo-fi Hip Hop Mix by Nate-
Yhorm the Giant from the Dark Souls 3 OST
Gang-Plank Galleon from the Smash Ultimate OST
Funky's the Main Monkey from the Donkey Kong Country 2 OST
Gwynevere, Princess of Sunlight from the Dark Souls OST
Chill image at the 8-9 minute mark is by Jagex/Cookie.
00:00- Intro
01:58- Vanilla F2P game coverage
08:54- Skills discussion
12:30- F2P questing
14:48- Members questing
19:20- Vanilla game wrap-up
20:57- Leagues II Trailblazer coverage
30:47- Final thoughts
33:18- Wrap-up
This video was brought to you by... well Jagex, really.
Thanks for watching!

  • Those berserk panels caught me off guard

    We-haul RacingWe-haul Racing7 tuntia sitten
  • The problem is with WoW Classic is that it's always pushing towards the same cycle which are the next following expansions, not something entirely new like Jagex is doing. Therefore there is no reason to invest time into WoW Classic as Blizzard doesn't support the idea of expanding their old games with new locations/quests/raids etc.

    M4GNIF 1CENTM4GNIF 1CENT14 tuntia sitten
  • I can't imagine how blind you'd have to be in order not to realize that Runescape, and similar games, are 100% time-sink games, where the amount of time you spend grinding stats and repeating the same, simple tasks, such as clicking the same couple spots, over and over, is all that's required to "be the best"... What's the difference between someone who has never played before and the best player of all time? Tens of thousands of hours of clicking.... How do you mine ore? Click on it. How do you cut trees? Click on them. How do you fish? Click on the water. How do you fight? Click on the enemy... It doesn't get any more thrilling than that - the absolute pinnacle of game-play!

    aiRCoftaiRCoft18 tuntia sitten
  • Yes, dead ass didnt even watch the whole vid

    Mexsaiyan VegetaMexsaiyan Vegeta19 tuntia sitten
  • After waterfall I laugh at the thought of you doing the one small favor quest or legends quest

    simon perfectsimon perfectPäivä sitten
  • I quit because skill is all useless which you can't make money. The only way to you make money is combat skill. Also bot everywhere. If they make high level non-combat skill able to make good money per hour then I will play again but no because you can't make any money on this game other than combat.

    JJ NJJ NPäivä sitten
  • Short answer - Yes with an "if". Long answer - No with a "but".

    Evil ChameleonEvil Chameleon2 päivää sitten
  • Fuck runescape Ain't stopping me from wasting my life on it though

    TNTspazTNTspaz3 päivää sitten
  • I feel so attacked at the side comment of catching up on Critical Role while grinding in this game.

    l3ah_buggl3ah_bugg3 päivää sitten
  • Do you still play

    Robin GiffordRobin Gifford3 päivää sitten
  • pyramid plunder is fun. thats how i got 99 thieving.

    bibby carbibby car4 päivää sitten
  • OSRS is one of the few games were you can play for 7,000 hours and still be a noob,

    Spencer | Sweis12Spencer | Sweis126 päivää sitten
  • im almost maxed i can finally quit!!!

    Leroy TDFLeroy TDF6 päivää sitten
  • Pretty sure it’s not just your equipped items that make your stamina drain faster it’s your whole inventory weight as well

    Corey SmithCorey Smith6 päivää sitten
  • Yes I’ve been looking for an analysis on this

    Commen CatCommen Cat7 päivää sitten
  • I'm realizing that I quit trailblazer early because I went after what everyone said where the best relics.. I should have just chose the ones I wanted xD

    nick martinnick martin7 päivää sitten
  • Yes!

    WiseOfRunesWiseOfRunes7 päivää sitten
  • This is so endearing, this embodied my entire 07 Runeacape experience as a little 4th grade noob. God if I could mainline that nostalgia feeling everyday I wouldn't feel like such a burnt out "adult" 🤣 this video sent me right back into "You never QUIT you just go AFK for a long time"

    09crf250dreamz09crf250dreamz7 päivää sitten
  • You can get money from wintertodt.. it's training firemaking.

    JesseJesse8 päivää sitten
  • This video popped up on my explore page so i just sopped in to say yes....its always worth playing

    fuserman3457fuserman34578 päivää sitten
  • Well considering that as of February 24 of 2021 the game is officially available to play through Steam, I would say yes

    Wildgamer326Wildgamer3269 päivää sitten
  • I feel like the answer should pretty much be "NO" for anyone other than maybe people with nostalgia for the game. I just can't imagine how anyone, unless playing on a computer built in from the windows XP age, would decide to play this over literally any other option. If we're talking strictly from a F2P perspective, in 2021, there's so many other games that would provide far more content. If we're talking about the full "paid subscription" experience, why would you ever consider it worth it? Paying 10$ dollars a month to play a game that was made 15+ years ago and plays like it. The majority of the content is the most busiest work possible to anything grindy. There is no visual appeal (other than the initial appreciation of the classic artstyle). there's no voice acting of any sorts to establish character. The OST although very nostalgic for someone who has played this as a kid; is nothing special. There is no "combat" you mouse click on a target and wait for it to die. sometimes changing passive buffs or a weapon during the fight or opting to click somewhere else on the map to run away. The bits of content that you could consider enjoyable are locked behind a long journey of trial and error and grind. I doubt anyone plays this for plot/story. So there's no graphical appeal. No sound appeal. No combat appeal. No story or characters to be attached to. You have to pay money MONTHLY ( or grind even more to pay) for more content. The gameplay loop IS the grind. I don't see how any person who just wants a new game to play would look at this ancient creation and think this would be something worthy of his time. It may sound hypocritical as a gamer myself to use the words "waste of time" as any gaming is technically a huge waste of our time, but playing this literally feels like wasting your life away.

    DaniTheHeroDaniTheHero11 päivää sitten
  • Jagex is a terrible company. They made the game straight pay to win

    Mike McmullenMike Mcmullen12 päivää sitten
  • "Brim-HAVEN"

    Jake LegionJake Legion12 päivää sitten
  • i hate doing quests so much in this game... been playing on and off since i was 14 i'm 31 now and only had one 99 because i'd get distracted so much with doing other skills to get to another skill to get to an area etc etc lol but i keep coming back for the nostalgia.

    Hannah RHannah R13 päivää sitten
  • Runescape 3 is the best, just try it

    kad161kad16114 päivää sitten
  • 3-6 hours to get to 60 mining :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD dude by the time you get to 55, getting to 60 will seem like it will ta ke you 300000000-60000000 hours :D somehow got to 2k total in 2years

    Dainius DamaseviciusDainius Damasevicius14 päivää sitten
  • Pay for a membership.... wasn't it free? I remember all the kids who couldn't get their parents to pay for other MMOs played this game.

    Pheeb HelloPheeb Hello14 päivää sitten
  • You should make a RS3 versions. I love your thoughts.

    Tom PendragonTom Pendragon15 päivää sitten
  • i’m taking my account to the grave

    Tyler ManwarrenTyler Manwarren16 päivää sitten
  • I like the newer runescape personally I played both but I think old school runescape is ragged and harder to get into with everything being so outdated.

    MemeableMemeable17 päivää sitten
  • Does anyone honestly think the graphics in this game are good? I mean, I get nostalgia and all that but they look like they were very poorly modelled after some doodles the dev team's collective kid brothers drew in MS paint. Even by 2001 standards the game looks like complete ass. Meridian 59 looks significantly better and that released in 1996. Not saying that the game is bad because of its art assets, but come on people.

    ExpomancerExpomancer18 päivää sitten
  • Answer to the title; YES IT IS

    Hafsaoui AymenHafsaoui Aymen18 päivää sitten
  • I so badly want to go back to Runescape. But I know it will never feel the same. On top of them forgetting my account, killing my namesake for every account I've made since.

    44theshadow44theshadow19 päivää sitten
  • yes

    Gian C.Gian C.19 päivää sitten
  • 2:27 Like you, I also only got a taste of what Runescape was back in the day... and seeing those shrimpy bois in your inventory gives me a nostalgic feeling of pure satisfaction and I don't know why. A part of me wants to play it again, but I know I shouldn't, so I won't.

    ALJJ Ink.ALJJ Ink.19 päivää sitten
  • Never seen your content or heard of you before but I have to say your entertaining. With that being said I did enjoy the beginning where your like I don't want to be disingenuous if I can help it. Which implies your willing to lie if they want you to. Should probably edit that part out in future videos if you want people to believe your authentic.

    Michael RobinsonMichael Robinson20 päivää sitten
  • That membership stuff is the reason I hate this game

    LR Blue SlowBroLR Blue SlowBro20 päivää sitten
  • good video.

    Tanner SmithTanner Smith21 päivä sitten
  • One of the BEST GAMES EVER MADE!

    Alex RommAlex Romm22 päivää sitten
  • Very charming video. Im sure I speak for alot of veterans when I say this because we were all in your shoes at one point. Struggling to get around, not knowing how best to increase certain skills and so forth. It's a blast of nostalgia.

    Gator4155Gator415522 päivää sitten
  • I know how economics works because of RuneScape and animal crossing 💀

    CrystalCrystal23 päivää sitten
  • I go back and play for a year every year

    Mick's MusicMick's Music23 päivää sitten
  • Runescape is the epitome of drudgery. Number crunching, grindy crap that yields no real enjoyment. That said, I always thought the writing and the world building were okay. Ironic, because zero people played it for either. Beyond that, it has a surprising depth of systems. A large variety of activities aaaaaand I'm addicted again.

    The Pancake MannThe Pancake Mann24 päivää sitten
  • Yes if you played yesterday.

    Jerry CrowJerry Crow24 päivää sitten
  • Honestly the combat in this game is just too boring for me,that's why I've never managed to play this for more than 2 hours before quitting. I've tried to get into the game about 5 times over the course of almost 20 years but this is simply not for me. Albion online on the other hand really works for me and that game has me hooked for few months whenever I return to it.

    Barokai ReinBarokai Rein26 päivää sitten
  • Feel like jagex should have provide review account thats high level for people to review the game. You got stuck in lv 3 which is literally nothing being unlocked which limits the amount of things you can review. That and the high end-game content is more fun compared to the low level stuff

    SidSid26 päivää sitten
  • Have to shoutout this guy but if you want to grind quests but don't want to spend hours falling into depression slayermusiq is the man here on FIstream

    Wish DeusWish Deus26 päivää sitten
  • Nice berserk manga panels. also nice video. nice.

    Bringin ThelemonBringin Thelemon27 päivää sitten
  • Skull night would be cool in RuneScape

    Insert UsernameInsert Username27 päivää sitten
  • *I spent 2 hours doing the Waterfall quest*. Rookie numbers, my sister and I did Monkey madness together and it literally took all day and broke down my sister to tears when she died at the Jungle demon. I may not be into it anymore, especially old school, but I have made so many friends & fun memories playing this game.

    DanMiniGuNDanMiniGuN27 päivää sitten
  • word havent played since 2007 when they took wildy away

    deafdonutdeafdonut27 päivää sitten
  • i haven't played in about 10 years or so and i really searched for this video. it was a good one! thanks!

    Analyssa EcleviaAnalyssa Eclevia28 päivää sitten
  • I started this game during classic... I'm just going to go cry in a corner...

    TheGeneralTheGeneralUukausi sitten
  • 👍

    Dutch Van Der LindeDutch Van Der LindeUukausi sitten
  • I would love to have trailblazer year round and just reset every few months. It was the most fun I've had on Old School.

    AstroviteAstroviteUukausi sitten
  • God you made me feel old. I was a freshman grinding in the coal field when there was no paid membership and only 4 servers but god those were good times

    Brisketbbq BobBrisketbbq BobUukausi sitten
  • 19:20 - As someone with 5k+ hours, OSRS is extremely unforgiving for new players, don't worry haha

    Sir RoundedSir RoundedUukausi sitten
  • I remember playing this for like 2 hours back in middle school, quickly deciding "nope," then never touching anything runescape related ever again. Even back in the day the graphics looked dated and the gameplay felt boring.

    A NameA NameUukausi sitten
  • One of the areas is names Morytania. As a Geography nerd not paying much mind, I had to do a double take because of Mauritania, the west African country. Idk if that's what it was named for but still.

    Sans BrosSans BrosUukausi sitten
  • No. Game is toxic, dominated by hackers botters and abusive clans There is no room for a new player as they will just be scammed out of ever wanting to play again Your community will kill its own game as soon as they wake up from the Stockholm syndrome

    TylerTylerUukausi sitten
    • You sound triggered lmao, you honestly deserved to scammed if your that stupid to fall for such obvious tricks

      downnicedownniceUukausi sitten
  • I used to hate the walking speed, but now I’m kind of used to it. I don’t even trian agility since I’m F2P

    KelloggsKelloggsUukausi sitten
  • is this mote plox ?

    DoubleBrownDoubleBrownUukausi sitten
  • You're supposed to cook shrimps on a stovetop or range when your cooking level is low to prevent burning the shrimp.

    Clear FactClear FactUukausi sitten
  • This isn't rs1

    Clear FactClear FactUukausi sitten
  • For early agility you needa do some quests

    Robin GiffordRobin GiffordUukausi sitten

    James HarrisJames HarrisUukausi sitten
  • 0:18 "convince my mom to buy me a membership" The hardest part of runescape was not the grind, it was this.

    ImobliviousImobliviousUukausi sitten
  • 17:10 ... game in a nutshell

    boomshine7boomshine7Uukausi sitten
  • It will always be worth it and I will always come back. The nostalgia is too big for me

    Omg I am so triggered butOmg I am so triggered butUukausi sitten
  • Lol $132 a year lol ok boomer

    Santa ClauseSanta ClauseUukausi sitten
  • Love, the skill I have yet to master in real life.

    Call Me CritterCall Me CritterUukausi sitten
  • RuneScape is a somewhat more exiting form of real life. One grind to another . At least RuneScape makes me feel like I’m getting more experienced and richer

    BreezeBreezeUukausi sitten
  • that DKC song is a banger

    Cameron VolzkeCameron VolzkeUukausi sitten
  • I enjoy the grind, but Jagex game design is awful when it comes to some skills. Fletching, thieving, and construction are very click intensive. For example pickpocketing you have to spam left click and get carpal tunnel or use mouse keys and not fuck up your hands. There are a lot of activities that give some xp/h rate when you just click once and let your character do it automatically, but you get a lot more xp if you spam click the activity (making bolts for example). This is just bad game design and is not good for the health of the players.

    MKMKUukausi sitten
  • Funnily enough different coloured fires do exist in the game, and portable smelter and such do exist in the modern runescape lol

    SorezSorezUukausi sitten
  • We osrs players play for the pain

    Jack RyJack RyUukausi sitten
  • Osrs is like the downsydrome brother of Rs3. If you think osrs is hard then Rs3 will melt your brain lol.

    xPlantpoTxxPlantpoTxUukausi sitten
  • when i was a kid me and my friends made dragon weapons out of cardboard and went around the school pretending we had 99 agility.... we kinda knew it was stupid af but we had fun making fools of ourselves. screaming about stupid shit and disreguarding everyone else in the school trying to quietly endure their existence. when runescape was still fresh it was magical, we didnt care that the graphics looked like shite it took a lazy kid like me and made me want to do tedious shit that i normally never would. in a way taught me wayyyyy to much patience and a lot about turning a dollar and simple economics because at this point in time there was no action house everything was word of mouth or self discovered so when you saw a really acomplished player it meant something, it was like running into a damn unicorn.

    Andrew EvettAndrew EvettUukausi sitten
  • You tried to use the bank at the crafting guild.

    daniel jacksondaniel jacksonUukausi sitten
  • This is that NERD Shit, that True NERD Shit.

    Skywarp056Skywarp056Uukausi sitten
  • i bought cyberpunk on release date and havent touched it for a week after bc i was making my 4000 hours in runescape go further up

    Mert DoganMert DoganUukausi sitten
  • What am I doing here, I havnt played runescape in 10 yrs

    SleptSleptUukausi sitten
  • This and Old School Wow where the only real mmos. When you had to grind you had to GRIND. When you where broke you where BROKE.

    Mundus ProductionsMundus ProductionsUukausi sitten
  • "Yeah, back to killing cows"..the most RS statement I've have ever heard.

    Chewy BaccaChewy BaccaUukausi sitten

    Caleb SmithCaleb SmithUukausi sitten
  • 6:00 we didn't have all that crazy shit starting the game back in the og days. #osrsmaxaccgang

    Ian EvistonIan EvistonUukausi sitten
  • Probably one of the most brutal things about the game is, when you reach level 92 in a skill, you are half way to 99.

    Stefan NilssonStefan NilssonUukausi sitten
    • @Dirk De jong imagine having a life lawl

      dakota fritzdakota fritz7 päivää sitten
    • @Dirk De jong I have 8 99s one of which is runecraftin 🤷‍♂️ no regrets

      Gin & DrainoGin & Draino9 päivää sitten
    • @Lo drmex is fletching profitable tho

      Mountain rockMountain rock10 päivää sitten
    • I almost have 4 99s... well I almost have 5 99s technically.

      Sad DadSad Dad14 päivää sitten
    • @Dirk De jong i have 4 99s and 77 days of gameplay in 7 years. I was not active that much. Its a slow grind. U can get 1 to 99 fletching in 2 hours lol. Some of the skills are easy and some take serious time

      Lo drmexLo drmex26 päivää sitten
  • the dophamine kick you would get out of it is gone...mainly because of youtube which made the game easy mode. heck even getting a 99 doesn't feel rewarding in the slightest. the days where dchain body was millionaire status is gone. but i still play it with long breaks that is, no one quits runescape and that is our curse ;}

    Johnny SilverhandJohnny SilverhandUukausi sitten
  • This game is shit

    Hugo CardenasHugo CardenasUukausi sitten
  • It would be cool if you have rs3 a shot

    Joshua SchofieldJoshua SchofieldUukausi sitten
  • I like RS3.

    Ben GomezBen GomezUukausi sitten

    Ollie MillsOllie MillsUukausi sitten
  • Buy GF?

    kingkobrakingkobraUukausi sitten
  • Not a bad video, but I think you completely neglected the social aspect which is a big reason the game is still alive. Don't forget peeps that this is an MMO.

    CORKALOTCORKALOTUukausi sitten
  • Anyone else used to get challenged to a fight by higher level players and walk all the way to the wilderness with them, only to stand at the safe side of the trench and give them loads of shit while they get frustrated?

    Dom CarterDom CarterUukausi sitten
  • Good im not the only one leveling skills to lvl 3 in tutorial island :D

    J_HarmedJ_HarmedUukausi sitten
  • One thing for sure is that if you play RS solo is seems far more hollow. Modern times have removed a lot of the social aspects of the game. For instance, back in the day, RS was my messenger. I was meeting up with friends and chatting with people on RS before I had a cell phone, and far before texting became the go-to means of communication.

    DBARDBARUukausi sitten
  • I actually tried to login to my old account but it dont let me play old school with my old account. Definitely disappointing.

    SomeDonkusSomeDonkusUukausi sitten
  • YES

    lil dagonhailil dagonhaiUukausi sitten