posted on May, 30 2010 @ 08:17 PM
Years ago my nephew was sitting in front of his computer and got really excited about this brand new game. It was a little like Dungeons and Dragons,
like I played a bit when I was a kid, and it looked pretty cool. It was the first month this game came out and he was convinced it would be a big hit!
It is called Runescape.
Runescape now has about 10 million players (accounts) and has around 180 servers worldwide, in 10 or so countries. It's a MMORPG or Mass Multi-Player
Online Role Playing Game in which you start with a low level guy and build up stats like armor making (smithing) and various fighting stats (magic,
melee, ranged) among other stats like herblore for making potions, theiving, etc.
A few years back Runescape was getting big but the designers openly said they couldn't afford the backbone computer systems to advance in certain
Then... a lot of changes happened
1) New management - the original designer and founder Andrew Gower stepped down and gave the main decisions to an outsider.
2) They got LOTS of new computer hardware and software to allow cutting edge industry-changing gaming.
3) They required your email, home address, and name...
This month they have now teamed up with Disney and Hyperion.
I've been smelling connection with the powers that be since all those changes and personal information required to play.
This so far is my personal experience - does anyone know just where all that MONEY FOR INFORMATION comes from?? Has this been tracked?
Have World of Warcraft players noticed anything similar?