So, you’ve finally mustered the courage to enter a world full of danger and excitement? Are you prepared to slay the beasts that are tormenting the local populace or solve puzzles to uncover forgotten treasures? If you answered “yes” to both, we salute you, but at the same time, we all have to learn how to crawl, before we walk and how to walk, before we run.
The very first thing you do before anything else is download the game client. You must have the latest Java version to do so. You can check that at the Java webpage. Once you download the client, register on the game site. Make sure to use as complicated password as you can and different from the one you use for your email you’re registering your account on. It is recommended to have a passphrase, rather than a password. A long, memorable passphrase with a couple of digits to spice things up will protect your account from anything, unless you yourself expose it to some malevolent soul.
Next you want finally enter the game and create your avatar. You can choose whatever look or gender you like, no combination will restrict your character progress in any way. Feel free to express your creativity to its fullest!
One thing you should keep in mind is that in case you logout or get disconnected from the game during character creation process, you will be stuck with playing a bot-looking bald male with brownish shirt. Surely, that’s none too original, but unless you wanted your character look like that, more power to you!
Familiarizing with the Game
After you’ve created your character, you must complete a tutorial. Pay attention to what the ever helpful NPC’s have to tell you, that information will help you a lot in the long run. On the tutorial island you will be introduced to basic skills and combat styles. Nearing the end of the tutorial you will see some NPC’s in strange looking armor. Those are Ironmen. Via talking to them you can become one of the fabled ironmen yourself, however this game mode is not recommended for new players. After you finish your last task in the tutorial island, you will be teleported to Lumbridge. There are a lot of tutors around – ask them about the game mechanics, they’ll be glad to provide you answers. Don’t forget to open the world map. You will see a lot of icons on it. Make sure to check their meanings in the legend so that you orient yourself in Gielinor better.
Exploring the Vastness of Gielinor
RuneScape secured its place as a classic MMORPG and continues to thrive for many reasons, one of them being that it still retains a non-linear approach to the RPG genre. As this is the case, you might be overwhelmed by the amount of things you can do and places to go. There are three main playstyles, however, none of them can be ignored: skilling, questing and fighting. All of them are organically connected: you need items made from skilling, in order to be able to fight monsters and you need to be able to fight monsters in order to complete some quests. Skilling is also essential for making money. If you find yourself strapped for gold, we know where to buy RuneScape gold fast. Besides awarding quest points, quests unlock various areas and items and even entire features which otherwise you wouldn‘t be able to access. It‘s often wise to start with simple quests that have no requirements, such as Cook‘s Assistant or Sheep Shearer. These do not only award you experience, but also show you how basic game mechanics work. After you‘ve done some fighting and skilling and questing, you‘ll start getting the hang of the game and while there will still be a lot more to learn about the game, you‘ll now know which path to greatness you wish to tread.
Last, but not least, you should be enjoying the game. Tired of cutting trees? Go questing. No quests available? Go fight some monsters. Try out the arena, where you can duel players without risking anything but what you stake. Gielinor is huge and worth exploring!