RuneScape is still going strong, having begun the Power to the Players initiative at the beginning of the year, building up the community in the last six months and shaping the in-game world through over 50 polls. Today marks the launch of the long-awaited Legacy Mode, with the return of the 138 combat formula.

Legacy Mode is optional, allowing players to enter the world of RuneScape within the modern game, while using the older style of combat and traditional interface. When turning the mode on, you enable older mini-map icons, animations and stances, scaled down life points and damage, pre-RuneScape 3 interfaces, and turn off abilities, with scaled up auto-attack damage.

Evolution of Combat has been tweaked as well, with the 138 combat formula having been reinstated to have equal contribution from melee, ranged, and magic. Special attacks have returned, strength bonuses have replaced critical hit change, and the Loadout interface has been altered as well. There are additional bonuses and balancing alterations that have been implemented as well, which will continue to be tuned for both EoC and Legacy in response to player feedback.

For the long term, RuneScape players can expect more PvP minigames and the Wilderness, reworked equipment, and options to use Legacy Combat with the New Interface System. Are you hanging out in RuneScape? What do you think of the changes?

By Brittany Vincent

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  1. User on July 15, 2014

    They gave us Legacy Mode but the game is permanently
    damaged regardless.

    • Brandnewdaddy on July 17, 2014

      This game was damaged from the beginning, it was a UO clone and really sucked bwahahaha go play a real mmo not this shit

      • Xaenex on July 19, 2014

        Sir, where is UO today and where is Runescape?

  2. Phanda on July 15, 2014

    Bring back old runescaoe not this sh*t

    • caiozet on July 15, 2014

      That’s exactly what they did with this update, shit.

      • Sniperman248 on July 15, 2014

        Fyi its not shit, its good for what they had to do to even have a chance at bringing it back most game companies wouldn’t even take a chance at doing such an update like that, and your comments only prove that there are those that just cannot adapt to change no matter what is thrown at them.

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    • Skyless on July 15, 2014

      I will mount your soul and then ride till the soles of your feet emaciate in Seoul in which I would be the sole successor of Gangnam style. I’d appreciate it no one ever said “mounted” again.