Who says you can’t teach an old MMO new tricks? Not Jagex, who’s just gone live with DarkScape, which the company describes as
an experimental sandbox MMO where open-world PvP and ruthless trade wars are the name of the day
DarkScape features always-on PvP with full corpse-looting, where the most valuable items are found in the most far-flung parts of the map. The DarkScape world is divided into low, medium, and high-risk areas, each with its own economy, banking, and teleportation rules. Best of all, the “game within a game” is totally free-to-play, with RuneScape members earning 50% more XP, having additional bank space, and keeping one extra item upon death.
It’s an interesting twist, and a new way to breathe life into an old MMORPG. And it’s a survival-style game that doesn’t feature zombies, so that’s something. Does DarkScape sound like something you’d be interested in?