A player of the MMORPG Old School RuneScape received 8 bottles of schnapps on a flight because he asked a flight attendant about an MMORPG he was playing on his smartphone. For MMORPG fans, this is a sign of the special bond that “Old School RuneScape” creates between players.
What kind of MMORPG is this?
- Old School RuneScape was released for PC in 2013 and for mobile devices in 2018. Most people play through the Jagex launcher, but there is also a version on Steam.
- The game corresponds to the MMORPG RuneScape as it was approximately in 2007 – similar to WoW Classic, it is the retro version of an old but still successful MMORPG that makes many yearn for the “golden days” of their childhood.
- Old School RuneScape is so exciting because it’s now more popular with some than retail Runescape: it’s Germany’s ninth-largest MMORPG, according to Google. Regular RuneScape doesn’t make the top 10.
He saw the butler playing an MMORPG on his cell phone
This is what the player says: A gamer reports on Reddit that he says he was leaving the bathroom on the plane and noticed that one of the flight attendants was playing old school RuneScape on his smartphone. He spoke to him shortly after and praised the MMORPG before returning to his seat.
The commissioner was very busy, but took a moment to talk to the player later about the MMORPG: what skills you have in 99, how you searched for the “Hell Cape”, and why you always found your way back to the game.
The player thought: “That’s a cool conversation you wouldn’t expect,” but otherwise didn’t care about the chat. But at the final pass, the flight attendant gave him a paper bag marked “trash” and said, “Have fun with this.”
The player was surprised and didn’t know what to think about it. But when he opened the bag, he saw inside it 6 bottles of whiskey and 2 bottles of bourbon. He said it felt like Christmas.
How is this discussed? The RuneScape community is known for being a pretty cynical bunch: on Reddit, people immediately suspect that the admin is actually planning a RuneScape scam and probably just wants to calm the player to safety with the gift so they can trick them later.
But in a quiet moment, a player also says: It feels great. You know how it is when you say you played MMORPGs as a kid and then get ignored. But meeting someone who also plays RuneScape is a great feeling.
MMORPG is something very special and, for many people, an important part of childhood.
The player also said in an interview: Even if it seems cheesy. It’s pure nostalgia and very calming to walk around Varrock and simply cut down a tree to gain EXP.
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