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Runescape Classic servers shutting down after 17 years

CAMBRIDGE, U.K. (Heartland Newsfeed) — Since 2001, Runescape, a proto-MMORPG game, has become a cornerstone in gaming movements. However, in a sad fashion, Runescape Classic, which has existed since its launch, will end in August as British game developer Jagex are taking the servers which host the classic version offline.

Jagex noted in a press release on the website on May 23 that the classic version hasn’t been fully supported by the team, which has resulted in the game being overrun by bugs, bots, cheaters and griefers. They noted that these issues have gone too far, which is why they need to shut down the classic game later this summer.

Due to the unsupported nature of the bugs and bots, Jagex noted that the issues wouldn’t be able to fixed, which is also a contributor to the closure of Runescape Classic.

Members will be able to utilize full usage of any outstanding membership time in Runescape Classic until 2:00 AM CDT on August 6, then following shutdown, remaining membership time will transfer and remain valid for Old School Runescape and the current version of Runescape.

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Runescape Classic servers shutting down after 17 years