Proposal: RuneScape Q&A

It is possible you're thinking RuneScape Q&A should be kept in the Gaming StackExchange site. Well, here are a couple reasons it probably shouldn't:

  • RuneScape is deep regarding the game's elements:
    • Quests have a well-developed storyline, they're not the every-day "go slay a couple monsters for me, dude"
    • There is a great variety of skills, and each requires very specific tasks to be developed. Such tasks vary a lot too: there are endless ways to train a skill and take advantage of it.
    • Quests function alongisde skills: Sometimes you need certain skill levels for certain Quest tasks. These mechanics are complex, and are quite unique.
  • RuneScape is free and quite popular with a decently big community, supported by many fan sites too.
  • RuneScape is old: Over 11 years or something. Most people know about it since forever.
  • I reiterate about RuneScape's skill system again: It is deep and complex, a skill is connected to many others, like mining to smithing, from combat to hunting, from crafting to rune-crafting, from magic to construction, etc etc. The combinations and usage are too deep.

I myself am not a big fan of this, but I know it is worth giving it a go.

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    It shouldn't. Voted for close it. – Maniero Feb 6 '11 at 10:32
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    Agree with @bigown. You're saying that a game deserves its own site because it's complex? No, not buyin' it. Lots of games are complex. Should paranoia get its own site, separate from tabletop RPG? – Aaronaught Feb 7 '11 at 0:40
  • If you're looking for "complex storylines", go play AdventureQuest and its "derivatives": DragonFable, MechQuest, AQWorlds, and one more I can't remember, but I'm sure there's no integrals in the game :(. – Mateen Ulhaq Feb 8 '11 at 0:06

Well if you look at this proposal for WoW, it's been closed for the possibility of draining audience from another SE site. While I don't play Runescape nowadays and have never played WoW, I think it would be safe to say that the level of complexity WoW has is at least on par with, if not greater than Runescape's, especially considering the resources Activison Blizzard have behind them.

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  • And it would be a big fail for WoW, based on your argument, if they didn't. :) – Mateen Ulhaq Feb 8 '11 at 0:07
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    Having played both WoW and RS for years, they both are significantly complex, if in different ways. They're quite difficult to compare, at least beyond "they're both complex." I wouldn't expect the reasons for closing the WoW proposal to not apply to RS. – corsiKa Apr 9 '11 at 21:28

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