Now there are popular version Runescap 3 and Old School which still appeals lots of runescap folks to play the old giant MMO. Both version have their different features: RuneScape 3 had a large collection of new features, released on 22 July 2013, including a reworked orchestrated soundtrack, a new customizable user interface, and new camera controls. Old School RuneScape (sometimes referred to as 2007scape) is Jagex’s official term for a previous version of the RuneScape game that was introduced from a backup of the RuneScape source code as it had been on 10 August 2007. For runescape 3 and old school, which one is more worthwhile for you to spend your runescape gold? Let’s see what some professional players say.
“In my opinoin, RS3 is much better than OSRS. I’ve played RS since 2001, so I’ve played Classic, RS2, RS3, and then went back played OSRS as well for a bit, but nostalga doesn’t make the grind any more enjoyable when I know there are better things out there in RS3.
What makes RS3 better to me? I’d say there are two major factors. Quality of Life and PvM.
First are the quality of life changes to RS available in RS3. For example, the skilling action interface automatically crafting every item in your inventory rather than having to click a needle, click a leather, select what to craft... repeat... click an herb, click a vial... over and over again, it’s just unnecessary repetition that is not fun. Bank presets are amazing. Soul Split, Blood necklaces, legendary pets, summoning pets and many other things that allow you to extend trips to bosses or slayer training for so much longer allowing you to do more of what you enjoy, less not fun stuff like running to the bank to restock.
Second, the PvM (PvE), with ability based combat you can have much more interesting and engaging boss encounters. Combat is just so much more fun for me this way. Combat takes skill and planning to know what abilities to use when. Bosses have abilities which you learn to counter / respond to. It’s not just use a prayer that makes you invulnerable to an attack style and switch prayers, but use abilities to stun the boss to stop an attack, or use an ability to save yourself from an instant-kill hit.
Now as far as other games go... There are no other games like RuneScape. You can find other games that have a similar camera angle, or click to move, but that’s not what makes RuneScape what it is. RS is very unique in a genre of its own. It’s a sandbox that has it’s fair share of grind, with a huge variety of ways to train each skill (not all being efficient). It has quests that range from short shorties to huge adventures that take you all around the entire game world. It has a large variety of content that is accessible and fun at many level ranges, you don’t have to be maxed out to get into bossing now a days, you can do God Wars 1 with 70s in your combat skills. And much more that I just haven't found another game out there that is similar to RuneScape. And to be honest, I really don’t think that another game can be made like RS and be successful.”- jb_hazed
“OSRS has some drama happening ATM due to the OSRS staff now starting to force politics into the game and divided the community quite a bit. I’d wait a few weeks before getting into it.
RS3 is great for people who only have 2-3 hours a day to play and make decent progress while also offering much better afking/multitasking ways to train skills.
OSRS on the otherhand isn’t meant for casuals as the time you get a single max level in RS3 (99 for most skills) it’d take probably 3 times longer to get in OSRS. However OSRS is great if you love grinding/old mmorpgs where it actually took months to get “end game” stuff.
PvP however is basically whoever rolls the highest of the random number generator.”- SOTO
“For me OSRS for the full nostalgia experience and more of a ‘core Runescape’ experience.
If you want a lot of quality of life/convenient things like teleports, more minigames, updated mechanics, etc. then you could try out RS3. IMO the games feel distinctly different in a lot of ways, but RS3 still feels familiar. Not a fan of the combat system in RS3, I feel like the game engine revolving around the 0.6 tick makes combat really jagged. You can always switch to Legacy combat though :)”- boredhabbo
All in all, RS3 is great for people who only have 2-3 hours a day to play and make decent progress while also offering much better afking/multitasking ways to train skills. OSRS on the other hand isn’t meant for casuals as the time you get a single max level in RS3 (99 for most skills) it’d take probably 3 times longer to get in OSRS. However OSRS is great if you love grinding/old mmorpgs where it actually took months to get “end game” stuff.