The recent story of a possible new RuneScape classic server
has caught my attention. Not because I have any particular attachment to RuneScape
, but because I love the idea of studios offering older versions of the game (such as EverQuest Mac
) for those who have a fondness for an earlier era. But what's even more interesting to me is how Jagex
said that, depending on the number of players who support a 2007-era server, the studio may charge additionally for the privilege of playing on it.
That takes the conversation to a new level. It's one thing to support, in theory or in practice, a classic server, but it's another thing entirely to back up that support with cold, hard cash. Then again, classic servers are basically entirely different versions of the game that need their own maintenance and support, so some fundraising is expected.
This brings us to our question of the day. Would you not only play on a classic server of your favorite MMO -- but would you pay additionally to do it?
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