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Grozak
Sep Member 2021

Grozak

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I played this game quite a bit long (more than a decade) ago. I don't think got 99 in any skill, but was trying to level up all skills balanced and had 60 - 70 in most skills and had the quest cape before they added some harder quests. At some point, I got a keylogger on my system. I had my identity stolen IRL. Around the same time, apparently my account was hijacked and banned for macroing. I didn't know because I had stopped playing.

When nostalgia hit a few years back and I tried to return, I found I was banned and I couldn't figure out how to navigate the appeal process. I gave up, but nostalgia just struck again, and this time I was able to make an appeal and got my account restored.

I expected to log in to an advanced character that I had taken years of paid membership to build, but instead I'm on tutorial making a new one. The whole reason I didn't make a new account is because I didn't want to start over. Was there some kind of server wide character wipe in the past, or is this a result of the ban appeal? Why am I starting over?

26-Sep-2021 22:09:25

MagicNerkwnz

MagicNerkwnz

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Runescape 2 was converted on Runescape 3, and all the accounts was moved to it. Years later, a group of nostalgic dudes recovered a backup of Runescape2 and OldSchool Runescape reborn. All the people had to make a new acc. thats the reason.
Welcome back.

26-Sep-2021 22:55:24

Grozak
Sep Member 2021

Grozak

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Thanks for the update MagicNerkwnz. It feels a little better to know everyone else started over too. I found my character here in the new game like you said: https://apps.runescape.com/runemetrics/app/overview/player/grozak

gonna think about whether I want to start over. Probably will. I was impressed when I saw a video about the community convincing execs to reverse a decision on the HD plugin.

26-Sep-2021 23:04:38

Dilbert2001
Jun Member 2006

Dilbert2001

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Even if you want to start completely over from Tutorial Island in OSRS, your years of paid membership aren't going to be wasted at all. As you noticed your RS3 character is still there with all the stats intact.

Not only can you still play in RS3 with a character of decent levels, you also have the ability to earn RS3 gp and buy bonds for membership which covers both RS3 and OSRS where your new OSRS character probably can't for quite a long time. Your may also win something from Treasure Hunter for free everyday and get more membership too.

27-Sep-2021 03:00:44 - Last edited on 27-Sep-2021 04:20:53 by Dilbert2001

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