Thoughts on Bringing Back Fear, Old School Runescape Skill

Fear

Jagex really is trying hard to keep the “old school” feel of, well, Old School Runescape. That is why the game is still up today anyways, because of the old players in the early days of the game. They (the players) really loved the game for what it was and how the game was way back 2007. They still support the game to their full extent. In response, Jagex again, is trying hard to bring back that feel but there are changes needed. These changes sometimes make a big impact to that old school feel but so far, nothing that much that changed the game. Kudos to Jagex because of that. Here take my Old School Runescape Gold!

Bringing Back

So with regards to the intro, there is a question that popped in my mind. The question was “is there anything that players want to bring back in the game that can or might strengthen that old school feel?” In search of some answers, I found someone suggesting in Reddit to bring back the skill Fear. “What is this Fear?” A fairly new player might ask.

Fear was an evil magic spell available before the evil and good magic skills were merged into one spellbook. It required three body runes and one mind rune.

Fear

There are different effects when this skill is used:

NPC in combat

When Fear was cast on an NPC engaged in combat with the casting player, the NPC would retreat from combat, and stop being aggressive toward the casting player. This was often used as a move of desperation for players overwhelmed by the target NPC.

NPC not in combat

When Fear was cast on NPCs not engaged in combat, the spell would make the NPC “disappear.” Essentially, the NPC would appear to log off, just as a player would. No bones would be left behind, and minutes later, the NPC would respawn as normal. While it is unknown whether this effect was a bug or not, many players used the spell as a joke on other players who were trying to train combat, casting fear on others’ training targets. Other players used it to steal kills, much to the annoyance of others.

Definition is from Runescape Wiki

In favor of bringing back this skill? Will bringing this skill make RS 2007 gold again? Let us see what people say next time!

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