rs3 gold was the only game of its own scale and size I had access to - it required was a dial-up internet connection and a browser window. As an added bonus, that meant I could play it both in your home and in school. Ten years on, despite cataclysmic changes and additions, its own distinctive brand of overall accessibility is still going strong in a world where free MMOs are commonplace, and also you don't have to wait for your parents to get off the phone to log into.
Connected: speaking of free MMOs, here are a few to check out in case your Steam wallet is empty. I recently tried to log into to a very old email accounts, which I could only do by hunting down an even elderly login for Runescape. A username may bring back a lot of memories as it happens, especially one like g0ds1ayer94. This saga got me thinking: what's ol' Runie like these days? Fuelled by nostalgia, I created a new account and started exploring the fantasy world of Gielinor once again.
In the ten years I have been off, Runescape has gone out of a fantasy-themed chatroom to a fully fledged MMO, complete with its own annual festival, a card game twist off and sufficient content to produce 12-year-old me weak at the knees. If you can believe old school runescape accounts, you need to really download the latest version of the game.
It is a game that's maintained many of it's players through continuous updates and unrivalled audience interaction; log off for a month and you may have missed something the community will be referencing for the next few decades.