Toxicity in Old School Runescape Community
Nowadays, toxicity in a gaming community or population is pretty normal. Yeah, it is! In the early days of MMORPG, everyone was so friendly and the comradery was strong. Now, everyone is so hostile to each other. Even if you have just met in a party dungeon, expect that there will aim an unexplainable rage towards you. They are worse than those parents who want you to get straight A’s in your studies. This is quite evident in OSRS, sadly. Old School Runescape Accounts are owned by a lot of toxic players.
It is quite rare for two different games under one name run at the same time. Normally the other one would be running on a private server. Runescape is one of the rare games that is so. Old School Runescape and Runescape 3 are both active now. When I didn’t know of anything Runescape back then, I thought this was silly. “Why would you still run Old School Runescape while there is the latest version in Runescape 3?”, I asked myself when I first heard of it.
This is good because players have something to choose from on which Runescape to play. Will they stick to the old school or the newer version? The bad thing I see on this is that this will and is causing a lot of friction between the two. Normally you would compare a game to another game of different titles or from different gaming company. Here, it is under the name Runescape and from the same company and still, there is aggression between them. Now they are stuck being compared to each other.
Going back to the topic of toxicity in relation to being compared to each other, now they are being compared which game is more toxic. Yes the good thing is that when OSRS players feel great toxicity in their game, they can easily switch to Runescape and vice versa. But that’s not assured though. They can completely abandon Runescape and play another game. The comparison actually is happening now and I have found some answers on which game is more toxic and the reasons why. I will share them to you next time. Stay tune Runescape 2007 Accounts owners!