Now that the dust has settled from breaking the bots, we’ve taken the opportunity to re-organise the RuneScape game worlds to ensure a better spread of the playing population.
Breaking the bots caused an expected drop in free-playing activity due to millions of gold farmers no longer being in the game, so we have removed a number of free game worlds. While we were at it, we also made a smaller amount of changes to the member worlds, which will make grouping for popular in–game activities as easy as possible. Additionally, those of you in Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Spain, Norway, Poland and Sweden may notice that free-to-play worlds previously specific to your countries have been consolidated in to new, ‘European’ worlds. Those of you previously making your homes on those worlds will still have a place to play, as well as the chance to interact more easily with other communities from across Europe.
Rest assured that we’ve carefully considered the number and location of the servers which are no longer being used, so you shouldn’t notice any increased server-side lag or difficulties logging in at peak times.There’s plenty of room for everyone to log on, with space to spare for new players too.
If you have any questions about this, please visit our general support forums.
The RuneScape Team