RuneScape is a massively-multiplayer online game (MMOG), set in a fantasy world of warring races, ravaged landscapes and sinister powers. Having chosen an adventurer, players are free to find their role within it: to live by the sword and face hundreds of enemies, to further the storyline in RuneScape’s quests, or to train in any of a number of skills.RuneScape allows its players to decide what is important to them. Many players enjoy fighting in the heat of close combat, hunting out ever more powerful beasts. Others prefer to destroy their enemies from a distance with magic or missile weapons. But the game is not limited to combat: you might prefer to make the weapons of war, rather then wield them, and labour over a furnace and an anvil, or whittle arrows from wood — all civilisations need their craftsmen, after all. Other players enjoy simply wandering across RuneScape meeting other players and characters, looking at the scenery, or completing quests.
The game is hugely popular and has a vast number of players you can meet, trade with and play alongside if you choose. RuneScape has a strong community who like to work together on quests and minigames. Like everything else in RuneScape, you can choose to interact with people as much or as little as you like by setting up a list of your friends and shutting out the noise of public conversation.
The skills that you can develop in RuneScape are as varied as the life you might lead: from the combat skills of Strength and Magic, the domestic Cooking and Woodcutting skills, right through to Crafting, Fletching and Runecrafting, and many more. Many players choose to specialise in one skill, and it is not uncommon to find them cluster together in the very best places for practising their chosen skill.