DarkScape – Where No Area Is Safe
Everyone has heard of RuneScape before – the perfect world for fun and adventure. But Jagex is back with a new free game that is in an alternate universe to RuneScape. A world where no one and no area is truly safe: DarkScape.
Full-fledged combat in an open world PvP environment, the world of DarkScape is in utter chaos.
What is DarkScape?
DarkScape is an experiment by the same developers that brought you RuneScape. The game is a sandbox MMO where there will be trade wars, open world battles and the chance to conquer a massive world. A world where you make your own fortune by running trade routes that are very profitable – if you can survive.
The stories of players bring the game to life, and it’s free to play.
Player-versus-player combat is always on as the world is in chaos. Your only time to catch your breath before another player tries to take your head off is in populated areas where the guards attempt to protect you against unwanted foes.
Venturing out of these territories means that you’re fair game for whoever, or whatever, wants to cut your throat.
There are several differences between RuneScape and DarkScape. The most noticeable differences include:
- Open-world PvP: On guard at all times, you’ll be able to be attacked by players whenever they’re thirsty for blood.
- Economy: There are three world economies that fall into low, medium and high risk areas. Each of these regions will have limited space and a Grand Exchange and Bank where goods can be sold and purchased. The higher the risk, the greater chance of gathering valuable resources and engaging in lucrative content.
- Travel: The way players travel is difficult and dangerous. All teleports take time to cast, so you can be attacked mid-teleport. You also can’t teleport while carrying items, and world hopping can be interrupted.
- Level Field: Everyone will start at level 1, and all content will be accessible to all players.
Sparse details of the scope of the game and how it will eventually play out are given. The developers state that they will shape the world based on the player’s actions. What does this mean? This means everything you do as a player will have some impact on the game’s direction.
Runescape Member Benefits
You’ve played RuneScape, so there must be some cool benefits for you. Right? Absolutely. You’ve been on along 14-year adventure playing RuneScape, and the developers want to honor you in a fair and just way.
All RuneScape members will have the following added benefits:
- Log into your account with the same account credentials.
- Earn 50% more XP during your gameplay.
- Enjoy double the bank space.
- Keep one extra item safe when you die.
While some major benefits, you will be on the same playing field as other players in terms of power and the ability to kill players in an instant. Being a RuneScape player just means that you’ll be able to progress faster in DarkScape.
And, if you’re a gold or service seller, this means making profit faster.
For hardcore players, this means getting to the highest level, and being able to cut down your foes faster and more effectively.
Is DarkScape Pay-to-Win?
If you’ve played games like Game of War, you know that the pay-to-win environment is simply terrible. Not only does it lack skill, but you’re forced to pay a lot of money to compete with big spenders on a routine basis.
It’s a horrible way to have fun and miss out on paying your bills at the same time.
While RuneScape members do get benefits, the benefits aren’t so powerful that they make it impossible for other players to compete. In fact, all of the game’s content is available for free, and the gear’s effectiveness starts to lessen after level 75.
You won’t experience the massive power difference you did while playing RuneScape.
All players will be able to be competitive in DarkScape, and there is no need to buy expensive packs or items from in-game stores. You can choose to buy items, leveling services or gold from third-party players to get an advantage over other players, but it’s not a necessity to be able to compete against other players.
What’s great is that RuneScape players will definitely try this game.
Even on the game’s Facebook page, you’ll see that there are over a million fans of the game. So, RuneScape players will be more likely to play the game, resulting in a fun environment with active servers instead of dead, boring environments.
Having an existing player base allows DarkScape to have initial success and a much better chance of long-term success thanks to the initial audience available to the developers.
The game will be a success.
If you’ve played RuneScape before, you’ll find a very similar player-driven economy in DarkScape. Since the game is free, you should give it a try and find ways to monetize the game for yourself.
Players will be able to monetize the economy, but it takes a smart seller to find the right way to profit.
Leveling services and even protection services are just two of the fun ways that you’ll be able to monetize the game. This goes beyond grinding for currency and allows you to offer a service while having fun in the process.
Of course, you’ll be able to sell in-game items and find various other ways to monetize DarkScape as well.
You’ll murder, cheat and steal your way to the top in DarkScape. Tired of reading and want to actually try the game out for yourself? You can start playing for free by downloading the client right on the developer’s website.
If you still have questions or want to see how other players are fairing in DarkScape, the forums are hopping with players. Whether you were a fan of RuneScape or not, there is some true potential in DarkScape. You’ll find that the world is in chaos, and nothing stays the same for long. The way players interact with the world will have a direct impact on the environment for the long-term. It’s an ever-changing landscape that promises limitless fun and adventure.
If you still have questions or want to see how other players are fairing in DarkScape, the forums are hopping with players.
Whether you were a fan of RuneScape or not, there is some true potential in DarkScape. You’ll find that the world is in chaos, and nothing stays the same for long. The way players interact with the world will have a direct impact on the environment for the long-term.
It’s an ever-changing landscape that promises limitless fun and adventure.