Come back to Runescape following a decade apart
In spite of all the updates,RS gold slipping back to the same old regime of milling resources and sprinting to the nearest bank to market them is seamless.
My expertise of Runescape at 2006 was mainly this: mill for hours, buy some shiny new equipment, smash keyboard upon realising my combat level was not high enough to equip it, grind battle degrees, equip gear, get killed in the Wilderness, lose shiny new gear, repeat. Every few months I'd decide it was time to initiate a new accounts, inspired by a few specialist build I had seen or an inexplicable urge to live an easy life and become some kind of fabled hermit. Frankly, 12-year-old me believed that would be an enjoyable thing to do.
Logging into Runescape is like coming home to detect your parents have turned into a new dog without telling you, and they absolutely refuse to state what happened to your beloved Brassica Prime. Initially you could sulk and long for the puppy that once was, but soon enough you start to notice that the new dog is stunning when compared with its haggard predecessor. It does all kinds of new tricks, it's charm and character, heaps of endgame content and doesn't need to be fed or walked as often.
Where Runescape used to involve offering up one's hands to hours, or even days, of grinding to get piecemeal progress, today it hands out level raises with a regularity buy OSRS gold that is hard to stomach if you can remember sinking 20 hours of constant play into acquiring only half of the XP you want to level up.
Pleased with my advancement, I place an extra eight hours into boosting my skills. At this point my overall belief is that Runescape has only gotten wider and easier, which would not be enough to drag me back to its F2P clutches.