lol... you guys are all noobs...
the new update is going to ruien it..
it ruiens pking and around half the players like pking and it is just ruiening combat all together there is going to be no special bar to complicated....
Just like you Cyberhoud, I started from the beginning as well probably slightly late 2001 or early 2002 when the game was still very new, rune was godlike and you had little to no guidance and were left to adventure this huge world which was free, full of quests and things to do.
None of the things that got me interested in RS have really changed such as adventure, merchanting, questing and collecting!
It's a 50/50 free/pay game, requires no download, has no real game of similarity, very easy to jump in and out of whenever you feel, there really is such a variety to do in it and you can just focus on one aspect that you enjoy.
Also one thing i always liked about Runescape was, like the elder scrolls games you are not class fixed, you can freely be the type of fighter you want to be, changing back and fourth between combat styles
I've not played Runescape for around 2 years now and before that i hadn't played for about a year i seem to visit the game every other year, but with this update, i'm holding high hopes for the once lacking combative system which could prove to make the game slightly that much more interesting for people who do focus on combat.
Wtf happened to Runescape? Last time I seen anything or played it was around 2001 when it looked like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzN5KyguX1Y
@Swan old combat = pokemon battle.