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The RuneScape site currently lists the online player count at 160k. 126k, of which, are playing OSRS. If you are going to use OSRS numbers to inflate the RS3 numbers, then we should at the very least get a proper panel in the trio below the image slider.

I get that combining the player numbers is in Jagex's best interest. But OSRS is the VAST majority of the playerbase at this point. Show it off and make it visible. World of Warcraft make no attempt to hide classic on the main site. In fact, they show off what's upcoming and that it's alive and kicking.

Also, the OSRS link isn't even visible on mobile, as it's hidden in the hamburger menu.

Does any of this matter? Maybe not, just all seems kinda backwards when you think about the state of both games.

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about 1 year ago - /u/JagexSween - Direct link

Originally posted by Ukkooh

I just googled runescape and the first link was play.runescape.com. It's a site with link to RS3 on left side and OSRS on the right side. I don't understand what the issue here is. Picture

Edit: The first result is actually www.runescape.com but it redirects to play.runescape.com.

Yep, the split landing page will allow players to choose RS3 or OSRS. Much better than taking up space on RS3's homepage imo. Yes, it's for first time visitors (or those without cookies), but that's who it's for. Beyond that, it isn't really needed again!

EDIT: Coming back to this! I wouldn't be opposed to see more OSRS visibility on the RS homepage, but I don't think it's the most crucial thing. We have a pretty good idea of traffic coming in, where we think they want to go, and whether they made it. However, I'd love to see - braces for impact - changes made to the OSRS homepage to bring it a bit more in line with what you'd expect today. Keep the themeatics, they're key. Don't flood it with banners and ads and whatnot. But I'm sure there's more we can do to make it work better for us, you, and new players.

about 1 year ago - /u/JagexSween - Direct link

Originally posted by Ceres73

I think to keep with the thematics of the true 2007 experience, we should have a banner ad, featuring a game in which the player is prompted to swat a loud, buzzing mosquito. If ignored, the mosquito perpetually loudly buzzes. Upon swatting the mosquito, the player is redirected to a website to download a virus.

I like it! Maybe AIM and MSN built in too so you can NUDGE! your pals when they’re offline?

It’s funny how everybody has their preferred version of the sites. I have fond memories of 2004’s appearance, simple buttons in the middle of the page that then descend into a labyrinth of other pages. I remember discovering the forums and having my mind blown that it was there for months without me knowing.

about 1 year ago - /u/JagexSween - Direct link

Originally posted by ATCQ_

Sween I thought you left Jagex? I took a break from the game but are you back?

Yea! In August I started consulting for them, along with a couple of other studios. I enjoyed it so much, and I’m so confident in what the game is going to achieve, that I accepted their offer to rejoin. My first ‘real’ day back was last Monday!