RuneScape Classic Officially Shutting Down
Brace yourselves: RuneScape Classic is officially shutting down after 17 long, nostalgia-filled years online. Developer Jagex made the announcement today via a blog post on its website, wherein it was revealed that RuneScape Classic will be shutting down over the course of the next 3 months. “For many years we’ve left all of the content from the original game available to play,” the developer said. “Whilst it’s seemingly been happily plodding along since then, it is with great sadness that we have taken the difficult decision to say goodbye to RuneScape Classic, which we wild be winding down over the next 3 months.”
While from the outside looking in it seemed that all was right in the world of the original version of RuneScape, the developer has revealed that compatibility issues have forced a parting of ways from the other two existing versions of the game. “With advancements in technology helping to further support both RuneScape and Old School RuneScape, our tools are no longer compatible with Classic. This is particularly a problem with our community safety and macro detection tools. The game is now easily abused with the use of 3rd party macro tools, and botting has become an increasing issue.”
— RuneScape (@RuneScape) May 23, 2018
While many RuneScape Classic vets have since left to play newer games, the pangs felt upon hearing that the classic version of RuneScape is shutting down are still very much discernible. Thankfully Jagex decided to give players a three month warning, for those looking to have one last hurrah before the servers shut down. “The number of bugs is getting worse, and we’re gradually seeing the game breaking. It’s important to highlight that these are bugs which we can’t fix due to the unsupported nature of the game,” the developer said. “As such, rather than have the game break indefinitely without any warning, we wanted to give everyone the opportunity to have their last goodbyes.”
The RuneScape Classic servers will be shut down at 8:00am BST on August 6th, 2018.
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