It is really disheartening to see what’s going on in Old School Runescape recently. Majority of the recent posts in the OSRS or 2007scape Sub-Reddit are about OSRS accounts getting hacked. Well, they are assumed compromised because the owners don’t really know what happened to their accounts. Changes were made to their username or password, OSRS Gold missing, banned from the game are some of the things complained to Jagex. Sadly, Jagex cannot deal with them all at once because again, these types of unfortunate events are becoming all too common. It is really sad.
OSRS Gold: Recent Example
I usually spend time in the OSRS Sub-Reddit to see how the community is and I happened to see this post by tyguy955:
So I logged onto osrs after work and within 20 seconds got a disconnect. After many attempts to log back in (saying wrong username and password) I decided to try changing my password. I was still having trouble logging in then my friend asked if I changed my name and sent me this:
For some reason my username had been changed. Also, I noticed the recovery emails didn’t even have my username, they said “hello character name unavailable” (picture) :
I then tried logging into the runescape website to see if maybe I had been reported for an inappropriate username and had to change it (username was wtf955) and I was greeted by this after attempting to login:
I am also no longer on the high score list. I am positive my account has not been banned, or else it would say so when I attempt to log in, and I would still be able to log into the website (plus I’ve broken no rules) it is as if my account was deleted immedietly after I was disconnected
I’ve submitted tickets and twitter to a jmod but haven’t heard back yet. If anyone can help me out or knows what’s going in I’d very much appreciate your assistance. Thank you
Sure, it looks like he didn’t do some of the account security provided by Jagex but thinking of all the time and hard work spent in his account, it is really frustrating. Yes, anyone can claim that said account was compromised, even the hacker himself but what if he tyguy955 is the real account owner? What if all the Old School Runescape Gold in that account was farmed by him? This kind of news doesn’t really generate anything but bad ones. Hopefully, Jagex has made a solution to at least lessen these problems soon or the downfall of the game will be sooner than we think.