If you've been experiencing disconnections or prolonged lag while trying to play RuneScape
lately, it's probably not just you. Service disruptions have been ongoing for "over a year now," according to a post on the game's official website
and its browser-based fantasy title have been "the target of numerous DDoS attacks," CEO Mark Gerhard
writes. The motives "tie closely with removal of bots and gold farming," Gerhard says, before explaining that Jagex has just "made a multi-million pound investment" in IT infrastructure upgrades and is also working with global law enforcement "to bring the people responsible for these attacks to justice."