Runescape – Game Review for Parents

As a parent, you should really know what your kids are playing. In an effort to help you know which online games may be suitable for your kids, I will be reviewing several of the most popular. The first online game I’ll be reviewing is Runescape.

First, this game is popular with the elementary and middle school set. I have seen some high schoolers play, but typically it is popular with the younger set.

I think that Runescape is great! have played with my kids and it can be quite complicated but is easy to get started on right away. First you can customize your person. At start up the tutorials will show you how to play the game, you select hair color, clothing, and physical attributes for your person.

Once in the game, it is a virtual world. You work, earn money, barter and sell items, store things in a bank, get attacked by robbers, and can even die and lose your stuff. If you die, you lose the things you were wearing or carrying, but do come back to life to start out again. If you had stored items in your bank, you can get them and be back in business quickly.

Runescape does teach kids that you have to work to earn things, now that is a real world lesson. The group that hangs out on Runescape is friendly. Others will chat, share tips and how to catch fish for example, let you know where to find the best food and other helpful tips.

I have never seen or heard foul language, sexual conversations, or for that matter any other things that would raise my concern to keep my kids off of Runescape. One thing that my kids really like is at Easter, Christmas, and other holidays, Runescape will offer special events. If you complete a mission, you will get a ring that allows you to turn into a bunny, for example, with a ring, on demand. These special items are coveted, not able to be traded, and once lost can never be regained. My kids also love the rainbow socks and special hats and clothes you can buy.

For a special treat, you may want to consider giving your kids a million Runescape dollars for about $7 real dollars on PayPal you can hook up with a person on Runescape and get a million or two dollars and let the kids knock themselves out buying cool stuff.

Should you become a member? I have not allowed my kids to do this, but if you are a member, you can do more and buy more. One of my kids recently told me that many of the things that used to be available only to members are now becoming available to non-member – oh the glory of competition between online games.

I would definitely recommend Runescape to you. If you see McMom there, you’ll know that it is me being lead around by my pack of kids.

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6 thoughts on “Runescape – Game Review for Parents”

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  3. I think this game is one of the best pc games I have tried so far. It is because of the nice graphics. But unfortunaly no pc game is better than Call of duty Modern warfare 2 on playstation, so I am returning to the now ^^ In some days my brother will borrow me this game once more, so maybe I will return to my pc then 🙂

  4. I demand this article to be removed as it encourages Real World Trading, which is illegal, both in the game and in real life, and a source of problems like credit card fraud, identity theft,etc.

    («For a special treat, you may want to consider giving your kids a million Runescape dollars for about $7 real dollars on PayPal you can hook up with a person on Runescape and get a million or two dollars and let the kids knock themselves out buying cool stuff.») ILLEGAL!

  5. What a Joke Runescape is when you try to block your child. Here is what you have to do:
    Thank you for your email regarding your child’s account.

    In order to disable the account as per your request, we need to receive an affidavit from you stating the following:

    • That you are the custodial parent/guardian

    • Your e-mail address

    • Confirmation that your child is under the age of 18.

    • The correct spelling of the RuneScape username(s)

    • A statement that you require your child’s RuneScape account to be disabled, as you have not given permission for your child to create a RuneScape account.

    The address this needs to be sent to is as follows:

    ICU

    St Andrews House

    90 St Andrews Road

    Cambridge

    UK

    CB4 1DL

    This affidavit has to be signed by and in the presence of a “notary public”. This is someone who is qualified to, and has the legal authority to, administer oaths.

    Upon receipt of the affidavit we will action the account as necessary, providing the information contained within provides us with sufficient information so that we can be sure that you are the parents of the original owner of the account in question. If we are not provided with sufficient information, I’m sorry to say we will be unable to action the account as per your request.

    Please also be aware that we cannot be held responsible for the non-delivery of affidavits, as such we would advise you to ensure that when posting this item you do so via a form of recorded delivery.

    In the meantime should you continue to have concerns regarding your son spending time in-game, we would suggest that you take every precaution to ensure that your PC is set up in such a way that you are able to fully monitor their online behaviour.

    Please be aware that due to the nature of our business, we need to make sure that every care is taken to ensure that any requests we receive are from the parents or guardian of the player in question and not another 3rd party.

    Should you have any further queries regarding our policy, please take some time to go to our homepage at http://www.runescape.com and read the section entitled ‘Terms+Conditions’.

    Yours sincerely

    Mod Rosh

    Community Safety Team

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