As players journey through the world of RuneScape, they will often find quests, items, monsters, events, or other things that they want to discuss with other players.
Often, they will want to talk about ways to
accomplish specific tasks, how to make money or increase
skills quickly, or where to go to find specific items. While
gamers can talk about all of this and more in the game,
often the best way to get specific help is to ask a question
on the RuneScape forum.
The main RuneScape forum is located at the official RuneScape website, www.runescape.com. The forums are only accessible when players log in, protecting them from spam and unwanted messages from non-RuneScape players. These forums exist solely for players to discuss the world of RuneScape in all its aspects, and RuneScape staff and administrators often read these boards to get an idea of what players like, dislike, and want to see in the game.
The runescape.com forums are divided into six areas: official news, game, support, marketplace, community, and RuneScape Classic. Each is then divided further into subcategories. Players should always be sure to start discussions in the appropriate section and folder of the game.
The official news board is for official RuneScape messages only. This is where players can find the latest additions, changes, or announcements about the game. The next board, game, is divided into different categories pertaining to playing RuneScape. This is where players can ask questions about quests, discuss items, talk about monsters, and get help with skills. Most of the posts on the board are in the game category.
The support boards exist for players to give feedback about RuneScape and to get technical help. For players who experience crashes or other odd in-game behavior, this is the place to discuss it. The next section, the marketplace, is for players who are looking to trade or sell items in the game. These boards often turn into an auction house, with items being sold on a first-come basis.
The last two areas of the forums are community and RuneScape classic. Community is a place for players to discuss things non-RuneScape related and also hosts event, clan, and dueling boards. RuneScape Classic boards are for players to discuss RuneScape classic, the original version of the game.
In addition to the official forums at RuneScape.com, players can also find forums on most RuneScape websites and clan sites. Many of the same players post on several different forums, so gamers will probably find a few familiar names on each site. Visiting several of these forums will give players a good idea of what RuneScape is all about and will provide answers to just about any question they may have.