Runescape is an online multiplayer game that has grown in size and quality due to the number of people that have been playing it over the years. Essentially, the game is focused upon building your character's skills in various areas (such as smithing, mining, magic, etc.) and employing those skills to complete numerous quests and provide your services to other players, receiving rewards in return, enabling you to progress within the game and achieve a higher overall level.
The game is set in a timeless place, though it has many parallels to the medieval, with players sporting various types of armour and weapons to defend themselves against the autonomous characters featured throughout the virtual world, or to duel with other players. The features found within the game derive from many of the things that would have been found during medieval times, including physical manifestations of myths, legends and folklore such as demons, goblins and dragons, all of which can be fought to achieve personal growth.
The main aim of the game is to develop your character through exploring the world and learning from other players, exploiting its many features to gain new skills and make your character become one of the best players in the online community. Registering is very simple, and you can choose between playing for free or subscribing to become a member, which enables more extensive features to become available to you when playing.
As a previous player of Runescape for a number of years, I can tell you from personal experience that although it may seem worthless or daunting to begin with due to the vast number of things to do, upon exploring it is all too easy to become addicted - revelling in the ingeniously and beautifully crafted world that is presented to you, providing means of making your character become the best out of the thousands of players that are online. A thoroughly enjoyable, absorbing game.