Hello everyone! And welcome back to another Runescape video. As you can guess by the title, I will be discussing 5 features that Jagex has removed from Runescape. This list is a combination of old school Runescape and RS3 (Runescape 3). This means if it still exists in Old School Runescape, it won’t be featured here, so don’t expect to see anything like random events or Tutorial Island. Anyway, let’s get on with the video. Number 5: “Last Logged In” This one does have a pretty solid reason as to why it was removed, but I do occasionally miss this feature. Previously, when logging into Runescape you would be able to see what time and what IP address was used to log in to your character last time. This was a nice feature as for determining if your account was hacked and sometimes who did it. To be honest though, it wasn’t too helpful. Most of the time we would just rush past this page without even looking at it. Not to mention if you got hacked, you should be able to find out fairly quickly when half of your bank is missing… Anyway, as to why this feature was removed, Jagex decided to remove this feature due to the fact that Runescape livestreamers would oftentimes accidentally leak their IP while streaming. This caused a whole mess of issues with streamers getting DDOS’d and booted offline, and in the middle of their streams. Most of the time it wasn’t even the streamer’s fault as well, sometimes they would lose connection to the game servers and would be booted back to the lobby while trying to reconnect. It’s probably for the best that this feature was removed. Number 4: “Beastiary” The Beastiary was one of my favourite parts of the Runescape website until it was removed in November of 2015. The Beastiary was a part of the website written in HTML that allowed you to view many of Runescape’s monsters and characters. You could see these 3D models in multiple different poses such as walking, attacking, and others. Although it didn’t serve too much of a purpose, it was cool to look at. When the Beastiary was first released, a few unreleased monsters were available to view. Some examples of these are the Holy Defender, and a level 0 warrior. It also leaked a monster that was later added into the game. This monster is known as the Stone Clone and is one of Vorago’s minions. Anyway, the Beastiary was eventually removed along with the HTML5 client. I think it was more sad to see the HTML5 client go as I filmed many of my early intros using it. The client itself was almost impossible to actually play with but it was great for still pictures and videos. Number 3: “RuneLabs” Although I never personally used this feature, it was still really cool and nice to have back when it was around. For those of you who don’t know what RuneLabs is, it was a section on the Runescape website where players could suggest ideas as well as vote on others’ ideas. Every month, Jagex would switch what they wanted players to suggest. RuneLabs first released way back in early 2015, and existed until May of 2016. Quite a few updates actually came to the game as a result of this program. A few notable ones are the adamant and rune dragons, waterfall fishing and even The Arc. Things were going well, it seemed but each month less and less players participated. As a result, Jagex decided to close RuneLabs but has decided they may reopen it for certain occasions. It’s a real shame that this one had to be removed as the concept is really cool. So many people have come out with great ideas that would fit really well into Runescape so its sad we’ll never see most of them come to life. Number 2: “Instant Demo” Most of you probably don’t remember this ever existed, but it’s a really interesting part of Runescape’s history. Back in March of 2010, Jagex decided to introduce the Instant Demo game mode. Basically what it allowed you to do, was get a taste of Runescape without having to sign up for an actual account. Players had access to 10 quests, a limited chunk of the Free-to-Play world and roughly 10 hours of content. Players with Demo accounts were unable to chat and played on World 901. What I find really interesting is, according to the Wiki, your player’s progress was saved to your computer. This means that instead of your account being saved on Jagex’s servers, it was saved locally on your computer. Anyway, a few other restrictions were that players couldn’t take part in holiday events, the Grand Exchange was disabled, there was a wealth cap of 200,000, and they only had 34 bank slots available. Luckily, players were able to upgrade to a Free-to-Play account at any time. I can understand why Jagex removed this feature, but it also sounds pretty cool. It sounds nice to not have to fully commit to a game and just have a fun little demo before actually trying the whole thing. I could imagine demo mode was very useful back in the day when Miniclip was popular. Runescape was featured there and it was how many players discovered the game. Number 1: “Gnomecopter Tours” These are one of my favourite features that Jagex has removed from Runescape. Gnomecopter tours released in March of 2008 and were used to show off many member’s only areas of the world to Free-to-Play users. You could see areas such as Castle Wars, Pest Control, the Burthorpe Games room and a few other places. When you toured these areas you were not actually in a member’s world, nor were there actual places, they were just simulations. Inside the simulations, Jagex also programmed dozens of NPCs (Non-Player Characters) to look just like players. They could do things such as run, fight and even say things in chat. Anyway, while you were in the air, most menus and interfaces were disabled. Although, you did have the option to talk to other players nearby as well as speed up your Gnomecopter by using the run button. Very quickly after the release of these tours, players found quite a few bugs to exploit. One of the major ones was while in PVP worlds, you could fight other players in Gnomecopters. Another one was that you could get the Saradomin and Zamorak cloaks from Castle Wars as well as bandages and using the Free-to-Play worlds. A side effect of this glitch also allowed players to fly without using a Gnomecopter. Anyway, a combination of all these glitches as well as quite a few others eventually caused Jagex to just close the tours altogether.