With 15 million users, RuneScape is by far the most popular free MMORPG (massively multi-multiplayer online role playing game) on the planet. Created and operated by Jagex, this online game was released in 2001 whose free-to-play option has catapulted it to the status it currently enjoys. But, apart from the adrenalin rush, everything finally boils down to the RuneScape economy. Here. "items" rule and can be traded for real money. Items are sometimes raw materials that can be collected from actions such as, say, fishing. Then there are higher skills such as cooking which can also earn a player items. But the most popular way of collecting items is by killing monsters who then drop an item which a player can grab. When real-money trading threatened to spin out of control, Jagex released a series of updates to the game and introduced the Grand Exchange, to moderate buying, selling, re-selling and trading of items. Though the restrictions on real-money trading stabilised the RuneScape economy, players were understandably chuffed. RuneScape has thus evolved over time and is still changing as Jagex introduces more and more changes. Take servers, for instance. Jagex has 160 servers across the world. Each one is referred to as a "world" by players. These servers are located in various countries and they are located in a way that provides the most effective connectivity. Official Servers Servers are divided according to different criteria. One, each one allows up to 2,000 players to hook up simultaneously. Therefore, a maximum 32,000 players can play at the same time.
Servers are also divided on the basis of functionality. For instance, group participation is allowed only on some servers. Apart from this, Jagex has two members-only servers for RuneScape Classic, each allowing only 1,250 players to connect with each other at any given time. This allows a total 2,500 players to connect simultaneously. But all's fair in war and RuneScape, right? RuneScape private servers offer a range of possibilities and activities that are not available on Jagex's official servers. No wonder they are immensely popular. But it took several years of research for these private servers to make an appearance. This is the case with many MMORPGs. The most popular private server for RuneScape players is moparscape, which offers a lot of flexibility. For instance, players can set their own levels and obtain items that are almost impossible to acquire on the official Runescape servers. Another popular reason players prefer RuneScape private servers is you can play as a member without paying the monthly subscription which is a must to access the full RuneScape version. Private Gateways Private servers are a blessing for players who want to get around the rules and are used by those who cannot access Jagex's official servers or whose accounts or IP addresses are banned. They are illegal and when detected are banned by Jagex as they violate Runescape's intellectual property rights. But that hasn't helped much. Hackers are able to work around the system with ease and new servers keep cropping up under different names and aliases. So just where do you find these RuneScape private servers and how do you access them? Either surf the Internet for moparscape or check out RuneScape cheat sites such as sythe, fagex, or eliteneo to learn more.