I played RS when I was 13 and I quit when I was 15. Some propaganda has "forced" me to play WoW instead of RS. I created a Human Mage (I better had to pick Horde undead cause Horde dominate Battlegrounds like Isle of Conquest) and Orc Warrior. It was since the release of Wrath Of The Lich King. All you have to do in World Of Warcraft is 90% combat and 10% skills. You have to choose 2 primaire skills like Tailoring and Enchanting (of course there are more) and the rest are secondary skills (like cooking). In World of Warcraft, you quest till you get uncommon gear or rather "green gear". Then you go dungeons till you get rare gear "blue-gear". And at last, be sure you get capped in Hit-rating and got enough crit-chance for your Mage Fire Spec for example and you go RAID. There you get epic-gear "the purple-gear" and maybe you will get LEGENDARY weapon "the-orange weapon". That's all what you have to do in WoW. And if you got into the ...more

I am an avid player of runescape.

While I agree with most, that the graphics are poor, I believe they are ignoring that they are highly sophisticated for their requirements (64 Mb RAM 300MHz).

Beyond that, macro problems have become the main thing that turns people off of Runescape, taking profit away from honest players; however Jagex continues to improve their anti-bot software, and the reports have banned a vast majority of botters (which make the only bot market in the 3rd world).

The game, with 23 skills, adds something that I think is missing from many other MMORPGs; a non-warrior class. You can successfully become a miner and smither; you can mix powerful potions that give great benefits; you can cut down the wood needed for your bows, and build a home that rivals castles (with dungeons that can hoast dozens of creatures! ).

The economy is vastly diverse, and is easily a microcasim of real world economics today. (which I am greatly familiar with ...more

RuneScape has been very popular since 2001. Starting with classic (which was not 3-D) and then re-making the game into a 3-D game RuneScape in my opinion is the best. The graphics may not be as good but considering you dont even have to download the game and it runs on Java graphics are great. The gameplay is amazing and 23 different skills. You also dont have to stick to one type of combat, and the interaction with other players in this game is so much different then World of Warcraft or other games. The game has its own economy. The only problem with RuneScape is autoers/macroers.

Okay, this is my opinion. World of Warcraft is way too repetitive quest's, and dungeons. It's always "Kill a # of this and that" or "Kill and collect a # of this". RuneScape's quest's are so diverse, and actually have a story instead of mindless killing. Dungeon's are the same exact thing.  Also, World of Warcraft is $15 dollars a MONTH! Overkill. I know it has more content, but its repetitive content. Also, graphics doesn't matter. I like RuneScape better. Little nerds don. Another thing is graphics doesn't matter! Do I need to say that RuneScape didn't start it's game as a multi-millionaire company like World of Warcraft, so RuneScapes engine isn't the best because they don't have all that money.

I started playing runescape almost when it was launched. I played for a long time after which I have paused as I could not find any time. I personally prefer first person shooter games, but this is the only game in a completely different genre that is on the top preference for me. I still steal time and play runescape, because I find extreme joy playing runescape, it feels like almost a different life, in which you can live, communicate, develop yourself, face adversarial and thrilling environments, work on the level stats. Going to fight with players in the Wilderness is one of the most thrilling one, where people make teams, make strategy and overpower player opponents. I will never forget the last wilderness pking trip with 45 players group. I will thank Jagex to make such a wonderful game, which never gets boring.

Runescape offers a variety of skills to level up, it has an unlimited free trial, it runs in a browser, you can meet people in game, it is an overall fun game. If you choose to pay, it's cheap. Easy if you are on a budget. I recommend it to anyone. It may not have the graphics of the other games, but it has the gameplay and variety of things to do, and there are multiple ways to level your combat, unlike many games where you only can level it one way, and you don't have to choose a class to stick to. it is very open and fun.

Who likes Runescape? Of course me, my friends in Runescape, oh I forgot the people who I ignore in Runescape, Look if you are that guy who dislikes Runescape then surely you are that guy who got killed in Runescape more than anyone. I play this game everyday 5-7 hours increase my attack and defense level with my magic and range level there's so much to do in Runescape when you are a Non-Member if you are member you can get more double the fun than a non-member. I love Runescape I play it in midnights too...

Runescape is an amazing FREE MMORPG on the net! sure graphics could be better, but the skills and games are amazing. I've been playing for almost 5 years (not like every day) and I still haven't mastered all the skills. You can master, magic, range, combat or melee, fishing, firemaking, woodcutting and many more skills. Also fight with other players to level up in combat and work to become a master of the game. Go out and play this free yet awesome game! did I mention it's free?

This is obviously the worlds greatest mmorpg I mean what other mmorpg has such good story line, amazing quests that actually require skill, and lets you level up in over 20 skills? This game has thousands of players online everyday! I really recommend this game to everyone this game involves much more than just combat and if you are new... The tutorial is really fun and simple trust me the game is so cool many people play for years, others play for 5 years, and some people even play for 10 years. Trust me you WILL love this game

is a great! game best game I ever played and that graphics are great now if you play it is same of the real world so beatufull BEST GAME EVER! more than 28 skill and more than 100 Quest great econmomie building your onw house and hunt jou thing try to make your owm pets en the BEST thing the new skill dungerneering (its for free player to) unlock the floors and get a great reward all people go PLAY THAT GAME NOW!

I love runescape it is actually really cool because you can own noobs and make money it is the best game. You can also do quests like Dragon Slayer, Goblin Diplomacy and the Blood Pact. In runescape the higher your skills are the better your equipment can be. The highest level is 138. All skills end at 99 unless you go to the champions Guild and train attack and strength to 130. I hope I persuaded you to play but if I did you are lucky.

The best MMORPG ever invented. The first guy explained it all. Runescape has worse graphics than WoW, but better gameplay. WoW has better graphics and worse gameplay. It all depends on the opinion of the gamer... Graphics or Gameplay? I would preferably choose an awesome game with worse graphics over an 'okay' game with good graphics. Seriously.. think about it, people. - mattarous

when I first played runescape, it is not very interesting but now there are more updates that makes this game satisfying. you can enjoy it by being a member. it is like playing a game like sims but with more realistic approach and harder time to level up. there are also lists of hi scores and you can see your ranking there in a minimum of 2million, 1 million when I first played it. - ronluna

Sorry but Runescape is the number 1 best free mmorpg of the world... I don't know why you think world of warcraft is first but it can't be the first... It sucks, the graphics in world of warcraft are abused it sucks and it cost over 200$ to start playing then 20$ months.
FBI are investigating Blizard since many years tryin' to find something to make them stop their scams... so they can't be number one.

Ugh judging a game by its graphics is a rookie mistake. Most MMORPGS are all about combat well runescape has SO much more things than just combat. 26 different and unique skills for you to train and master. The quests are nicely detailed and actually require skill. Runescape gets much more fun when you play it with friends. Honestly it's hard to describe how amazing this game is you will have to check it out for yourself. This should be #1, people need to realize that there is so much more to a game than graphics, so honestly don't judge the game by its graphics...

As many claimed the graphics on RuneScape were nowhere near Maplestory or many other MMORPGs, Jagex (the producers of RuneScape) are working very hard to make it worth comparing! The Jagex team works hard every other day to make new updates, which include monsters, quests, mini-games, and website features! As a two and a half year old player of RuneScape, I would recommend this game for you any day.

Runescape has always been a memorable part of my childhood and I still play it to this day. The community, the combat, and the adrenaline you get are parallel to that of any other game I've played. I might be biased, but Runescape will always be a favored classic.

This game is so amazing, it's the only MMORPG I play! Or have ever played, in fact. In all reality, I probably shouldn't be voting on this list, but RuneScape's history and lores are just so awesome, I had to. I don't love the game for playing it, honestly, mostly just for talking to people on it and writing fanfictions about it. But I have to compliment its ease of use, its creativity, and its sense of humor. Yep, yep, yep. - WolfsQuill

I have played Runescape for 2 years, it gets old after you know everything. When you're a low level it is great, because there's so many things you can do and a ton of people you can meet. There is a lot of immature people lurking the Runescape world nowadays. If you stick by your friends and fight the monsters of Runescape, you will have great fun and will be sitting at your computer for hours.

this is the best game ever its so fun graphics are bad but that ok theres so much stuff to do like if ure killing you might get bored of it so go to the water and fish or mine and smith what ever and the best thing its medeval so theres not all this high tech cofusing stuff if ure reading my comment give runescape a google you wont miss it have fun!

Ruescape is a great game because, not like many games, you change your environment with each place you go to. The best part, though is PK. Maybe other games have this but not like Runescape, you can use STR, Mage and Range in any combination and people think it takes no skill to PK, Bah! I love Runescape because it is challenging and fun!

although graphically wise its not the greatest mmorpg , it is prob the most addicting game out of this entire list (not to mention one of the oldest). With constant updates and free run'in out of the browser runescape dosent get old and we will most likely see this game as a leading competetor against other mmorpgs like wow ,l2 and eve

This is the best game ever I started it 5 years ago when my friend told me the starting of the game was great experience I was too much amazed, the quests in it really matter unlike other games even WoW do not compete Runescape quests. And death as well how sad the feeling is when you loose your very hard earned equipments etc. I can play Rs ever.

I'm playing runescape for 9 years. it's the best Medieval age mmorpg game out there. I can smith my own swords and armors to kill the big beasts and monsters :P and fish my own fishes and cook my own foods to heal me in battle and lots more skills to do. it's a great game to play. also I can sell my stuffs to other players to make some nice money in game.

Runescape= Greatest Free MMORPG of all time.
Why? Because, how many free games let you do 23 skills, that require a lot of time(basically your life), and it has quests, fun games like, Clan Wars, Soul Wars, Stealing Creation, and many more. If you can't afford W.O.W, don't stress, play Runescape. - Evony