In playing this game my child has crashed three computers. I think the danger is coming from exchanging items in the game because my son is not downloading anything but the computer gets a virus and crashes all the same.
This game is quite addicting, i enjoyed this and play it everyday. Its a safe game, there are also rules of conduct for safety, if they break it, report them, they'll get banned. I played this game for 1.5 year and been a member for 1.2 years. i am going 2 play this for the rest of my life. =-). w00t, gratz.
In my own opinion, and im 14.
And Im pretty chocked to see all these really bad comments about Runescape.
Are you out of your mind? Every site on the internet wich involved talking to other people include Adult Content. And this is a 13+ Game afterall, and how much your trying to protect your kids from this a 13+ person have seen worse then words wich is typed in Cencors. 'Jagex Ltd' wich have created Runescape have even made the game bad in alot of peoples opinions.
They have cencored silly words just to please you adult people.
Give me a break, and stop rant about it.
The word URS was Cencored becouse a parent didnt like that the kids (13 + GAME -.-) Said urs instead of ''Yours'' when typing on the computer.
Lets see... ''Learn how to get drunk''.
In almost all MMORPGS wich is 13+ Normally (I think World of warcraft is 12+) do have some kind of Alcohol in it.
In Runescape, you actually dont even get drunk, you just drink it with no effect, exept reduced stats, wich is a negative effect.
In other games there is effects, you dont see the screen as much, and the in game character cant speak correct nor walk.
Though, I do agree its not the best Support, since most of the emails you send get automatic answers, though its chocking they read the emails at all! Most of you who have kids who play MMOs know, if you need help, they answer with a automatic message, when they havent read the email it self.
Runescape is a very good source of information for young teens.
You can learn what you need to cook, and sometime learn it.
Fishing, Woodcutting, and over 20 more skills can actually be learned from, since alot of these sort of things needed to TRAIN these skills take time and patiance, and also things you may need to know in real life.
You can learn how to get protected from scammers and hackers and much more.
You can learn how to earn and save money, hopefully not waste it all on items, since then you have nothing left.
Goodluck in reviewing websites, but dont come with false comments.
this game is children safe if som one writes a bad word it will come like ***** this im a meber of it we have player monetors that ban players that are offensiv ther is no blood in it no spam you shud go to the side and reed the guid of it
This MMO Java based game is is highly addictive, often spending many long hours just to reach the higher levels. To start with, you can chose between free (with an ingame option to view members content) or full (small - moderate download required) The characters are somewhat unique, but can be dressed up in similar outfits of armor, robes & weapons etc, but there are so many varied combination's, it's rare to see 2 players that are identical (unless they planned it) Yes i would have to say it's a ton of fun, but as with most games comes the cost for the better content, this game however has been reasonably priced for as long as i can remember,
giving you a nice Big Bang for Your Buck. Subscribing to full content for around $8 US via credit card or direct deposit or by phone for around $12 US or $14 AUD/Month.
However .... there is a significant risk as with any games online, of people sharing personal details, if not in game ... usually via an Instant Messenger ... which can leave younger children (under 15) exposed to the very real dangers of online content, especially where there are multiple people involved ...Above all i feel, if you are aware of this, you can really get a lot out of this game.
violent? this is probably the least violent game (apart from pong) u can find.
im not saying the game is great...its mildly captivating...but the site is safe (just follow the rules and u shud be sweet)
I've Played RuneScape for nearly Six years now, it is a really good game. If your child is going to get involved, MAKE SURE THEY READ THE RULES so they can report any freaks out there [yes, just like anywhere else, there is some on here too, but not many. : )
By the way, I NEVER gotten a virus from this game.
Very safe game as it is heavily moderated, they will have a great time ; )