The history of Runescape Classic-
"RuneScape is a massively multiplayer online role-playing
game by British developer JagexLimited, programmed in Java. With nearly nine million active free players and 800,000
members.RuneScape is one of the top online games in the world.
RuneScape and released to the public as a
beta version on 4 January 2001. This version is still online today and is currently titled RuneScape Classic.
On 12 January 2006, play was restricted to paying members who had logged in at least once between that date and 5 August 2005.
This meant that no other accounts that did not meet this expectation would ever be allowed the use of RuneScape Classic.
As technological advances kept coming over the years, Jagex began to make massive changes
to RuneScape. Although this revision was originally planned to be a graphical update, Jagex instead worked to completely
rewrite the game engine. They introduced a version that consisted entirely of three-dimensional graphics, with other significant
improvements. While in development, this version was named RuneScape 2. The name was later changed to RuneScape,
but the name RuneScape 2 is still used to differentiate between it and RuneScape Classic. An incomplete beta
of this version was made available to paying members on 1 December 2003, and the finished version was launched on 29 March