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How to Quit Runescape

Updated on December 24, 2010

The intro

Runescape is an mmorpg designed to have many long term goals for players to strive for. It feeds on hooking it's players with an object of attraction. You want to get an ags, or get 99 str, or finish all of the quests etc... Furthermore not only is it designed so that it's players get hopelessly hooked into as many of these attractions as possible it is also fiendishly developed so that each such addiction follows the other. That's right, to get that ags you will first need to get yourself alot of money, you find fishing makes alot of money so you will try fishing, in trying fishing you find that you like it, you want to get the fishing skill cape! ... you get my point:

Point: JAGEX is EVIL and has made RUNESCAPE hopelessly addicting.

The guide

So what can we do about our 'hopeless' addiction that destroys our lives and that of our family, and that of our pets? Well if i knew how to answer this question perfectly I would be selling it somewhere on the Internet, instead I am here to offer you my few and somewhat helpful hint. Personally these tips have helped me quit Runescape 3 times!

The list:

  1. Get involved with another activity, like a sports team or a club.
  2. Start playing another mmorpg (may not be a wise decision)
  3. Associate Runescape with negative emotions, stub your foot before and after you end up playing
  4. Drop all of your Runescape possessions.
  5. Change your Runescape password to some unmemorable gibberish (try smashing the keyboard aimlessly when changing the password).

I find that each of those above steps can be therapeutic, but without the last two steps being followed quiting is never a true guarantee (one of the two might be enough).

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The conclusion

Runescape is a very fun mmorpg for alot of people, but like any great thing it has it's drawbacks. There is not direct science on how to quit one's addiction to what can be the awesomeness of Runescape, if one is in the need to quit then he/she should consider some of the above mentioned suggestions. If anyone has a suggestion to improve the guide please post bellow!


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    • JBastow profile image


      6 years ago from Gateshead United Kingdom

      Hi, nice guide but you've missed option 6 and that is giving the account to me ;)

    • mbyL profile image

      Slaven Cvijetic 

      6 years ago from Switzerland, Zurich

      I used to be playing runescape all day.. and night.. But at some point when I was doing slayer, I simply lost the sence in it. I thought I'd be better off reading or drawing or doing something for school. So I never touched rs again. I also gave my best friend all my millions I had. Good Hub!

    • simeonvisser profile image


      8 years ago

      MMORPGs can indeed be very addicting. Many of them are deliberately thinking how they can keep you playing the game longer so that you will hopefully also spend more money on it.


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